Stephen King à la Darabont

The Mist

May 13, 2021

Which version should you watch, color or black-and-white? Does the bleak ending ruin the film for us or make the film stand up in a pool of mediocre horror fare? And how much does everyone just hate Marcia Gay Harden’s character by the end of this thing? We talk about these points and more on the show this week. Tune in!

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The Green Mile

May 6, 2021

How does Frank Darabont’s second Stephen King feature hold up to his first? How great are all the performances across the board here, but notably Michael Clarke Duncan? And how problematic is the film with its magical negro element? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Shawshank Redemption on The Next Reel Film Podcast

The Shawshank Redemption

April 29, 2021

Tom & Tony Bancroft from The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast join us to kick off our Stephen King à la Darabont series! Why has this film stood the test of time as well as it has? How much did Darabont change from the original source material? And how awkward is it to picture any of the other actors considered for the role after seeing the brilliance of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman? It’s one of our favorites, so tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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