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Talking Movies episode 141: The Stephen King Experience – Dreamcatcher

Our series on Stephen King adaptations continues! This week, we take on 2003’s Dreamcatcher, and hoooo boy, do we have a lot to say about it.

For those who’ve purged the film from their memory warehouses, it’s a fairly notorious Hollywood flop, written, directed by, and starring a slew of A-list talent. The Lawrence Kasdan-directed movie takes an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to storytelling and tone, featuring everything from middle-aged male bonding to Native American mysticism, childhood nostalgia, extraterrestrial invaders, psychic powers, and, uh, butt slugs. Will Brian, Nick, or Chris take a stand for this critically divisive, wildly ambitious, frequently disgusting King-inspired flick? Does it deserve to be in a DVD box set with The Shawshank Redemption and The Shining? And, can you ever trust Tom Sizemore?

Find out all that, plus: Brian sees a living Hollywood legend in concert, Chris checks out Alien: Covenant and a key piece of Paul Schrader’s filmography, and Nick tosses in his two cents on recent releases Logan Lucky and Annabelle: Creation.

Talking Movies 141: The Stephen King Experience – Dreamcatcher

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