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King is a Snacker

07.28.2008

Mr. Stephen King has quite the pedigree. Best-selling novelist in the world? Check. Most financially successful horror writer of all time? Check. Appeared as himself on an episode of The Simpsons? Check. Made me pee my pants when I was fifteen? Err, check. But to discover that Mr. King is also blessed with the ability to create the perfect “heavy bag”? Man oh man. Some dudes have all the luck.

As part of his duties as a columnist for Entertainment Weekly, this week King playfully deconstructs what he believes to be one of the most essential and underrated aspects of the cinematic experience—the concession stand. Even when discussing the pleasures of stuffing one’s own face with tooth-rotters, King’s literary panache is at the forefront. Marvel as he waxes poetic on his favorite movie snack, the junior mint:

My candy of choice is Junior Mints. And while I don't bring bootleg food into the movies, I do bring bootleg toothpicks. Then, as I relax in my seat, I take a toothpick and poke five or six Junior Mints onto it. It ends the dreaded Chocolate Hand, and it's also kind of fun to eat candy off a stick. I call them Mint-Kebabs.

I’ve always admired this brand youthful exuberance that seems inherent in the man. He wrote "Carrie" and "IT" and "The Stand "and he also likes poking holes in his candy. And as for that “heavy bag?” Well you’re just gonna have to find out what the hell that is for yourself by clicking HERE. Trust me it’s worth it.
Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Steven King based film? I'm going to have to say THE SHINING, with MISERY a close second.
Source: EW.com

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12:21PM on 07/29/2008

All Hail the KIng!

cheese and olive nuggets are my new fav.

My fav King Movie has got to be IT. I know it was made for TV but it would have done just as well in theatres. Close second is The Mist!
cheese and olive nuggets are my new fav.

My fav King Movie has got to be IT. I know it was made for TV but it would have done just as well in theatres. Close second is The Mist!
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12:03PM on 07/29/2008

Mmm. Minty!

Hi-larious.

Fave flicks - tho probably for different reasons as most of you - are these:

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE. Yes. Emilio. Why? Because King stepped up and directed the shit out of that bitch. Even if it's not precisely a cinematic masterpiece, it captures all of King's wicked sense of humor.

The second is THE STAND mini-series from like 15 years ago or so. Yes, a lot of the acting talent is cornball - but it has Gary Sinese fresh off his Gump success. Also, the long format enables more
Hi-larious.

Fave flicks - tho probably for different reasons as most of you - are these:

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE. Yes. Emilio. Why? Because King stepped up and directed the shit out of that bitch. Even if it's not precisely a cinematic masterpiece, it captures all of King's wicked sense of humor.

The second is THE STAND mini-series from like 15 years ago or so. Yes, a lot of the acting talent is cornball - but it has Gary Sinese fresh off his Gump success. Also, the long format enables more story.
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11:01AM on 07/29/2008
Ha. Picturing him eating his Junior Mints (they're very refreshing!) like that cracks me up.

Favorite King film: Stand By Me or The Shining, but that has to do with Kubrick, not King, so no fair.
Ha. Picturing him eating his Junior Mints (they're very refreshing!) like that cracks me up.

Favorite King film: Stand By Me or The Shining, but that has to do with Kubrick, not King, so no fair.
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8:18AM on 07/29/2008

King Is Da Man!

King knows his food yo! That's how I roll too!

Fav King Flick...The Green Mile, Creepshow, Cujo, or Stand By Me.
King knows his food yo! That's how I roll too!

Fav King Flick...The Green Mile, Creepshow, Cujo, or Stand By Me.
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8:22PM on 07/28/2008
Good read, thanks for the heads up. I'm gonna start checking up on King's articles, the last one on recent horror movies was good as well.

As for fav King film I would have to say The Mist, especially if you watch it in black and white on the DVD.
Good read, thanks for the heads up. I'm gonna start checking up on King's articles, the last one on recent horror movies was good as well.

As for fav King film I would have to say The Mist, especially if you watch it in black and white on the DVD.
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5:15PM on 07/28/2008

Holy crap!

Forget retirement, Stephen King is rushing his way into a massive heart attack.

The good ol' "Give me everything on the menu... oh, and a diet coke please!" always made me laugh.
Forget retirement, Stephen King is rushing his way into a massive heart attack.

The good ol' "Give me everything on the menu... oh, and a diet coke please!" always made me laugh.
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5:08PM on 07/28/2008
King, has, is, and always will be a good writer and movie script maker. Although I dont always enjoy some of his work he will always be a legend in my eyes. As for movies, here is the usual top 5.
1. The Stand
2. Needful Things
3. It
4. The Shining
5. The Mist
King, has, is, and always will be a good writer and movie script maker. Although I dont always enjoy some of his work he will always be a legend in my eyes. As for movies, here is the usual top 5.
1. The Stand
2. Needful Things
3. It
4. The Shining
5. The Mist
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4:07PM on 07/28/2008
Nice little read.

As for favorite King film, I'd probably have to say "The Shining" (although I do love me some "Running Man").
Nice little read.

As for favorite King film, I'd probably have to say "The Shining" (although I do love me some "Running Man").
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3:37PM on 07/28/2008
I'd go for Carrie, The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist. Though this isn't on the list, but IT scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
I'd go for Carrie, The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist. Though this isn't on the list, but IT scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
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3:05PM on 07/28/2008

COOL!

I would have to say that my favorite King films are as follows:

1. The Shining
2. Salem's Lot
3. The Shawshank Redemption
I would have to say that my favorite King films are as follows:

1. The Shining
2. Salem's Lot
3. The Shawshank Redemption
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3:03PM on 07/28/2008
It's close. I'm gonna have to say Shawshank Redemption with The Shining an extremely close second, Kubrick's vision gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. Oh yeah, and then there was The Stand...and IT...but those were TV.
It's close. I'm gonna have to say Shawshank Redemption with The Shining an extremely close second, Kubrick's vision gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. Oh yeah, and then there was The Stand...and IT...but those were TV.
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2:54PM on 07/28/2008
Wow. Does anyone give a shit? Why are stories like these worthy of an article?
Wow. Does anyone give a shit? Why are stories like these worthy of an article?
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1:55PM on 07/28/2008
cant wait for the next article..King is a Shitter


As for movies..

Non Horror: Shawshank Redemption
Horror: The Mist
cant wait for the next article..King is a Shitter


As for movies..

Non Horror: Shawshank Redemption
Horror: The Mist
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1:51PM on 07/28/2008

His novellas are great

Consider "Stand by Me" and "The Shawshank Redemption", both based on King novellas. As for horror I'd have to go with "The Shining" followed by "Pet Sematary" (talking about the film adaptations). Oh "Dead Zone" is pretty fucking awesome as well, great direction by Cronenberg and superbly acted by Chris Walken.
Consider "Stand by Me" and "The Shawshank Redemption", both based on King novellas. As for horror I'd have to go with "The Shining" followed by "Pet Sematary" (talking about the film adaptations). Oh "Dead Zone" is pretty fucking awesome as well, great direction by Cronenberg and superbly acted by Chris Walken.
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