The Shining Parody: Bryan Cranston, Tracee Ellis Ross Star in Mountain Dew Super Bowl Commercial — WATCH

RELATED STORIES Bryan Cranston takes a shine to one of Jack Nicholson’s most iconic roles in a new Super Bowl commercial for Mountain Dew. In the above ad, the six-time Emmy winner teams up with Tracee Ellis Ross to recreate the “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” moment from the classic film The Shining. Cranston’s Jack Torrance takes an […]

‘Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Casts Kyliegh Curran as Danny Torrance’s Niece

The Doctor Sleep cast has locked down a pivotal role. Young actress Kyliegh Curran will play Abra Stone in the Shining sequel from director Mike Flanagan. Abra is the long-lost granddaughter of Shining character Jack Torrance. Like Jack’s son Danny, she also possess the “shining” psychic abilities. Curran joins a cast that includes Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. Deadline broke the news […]

‘Gerald’s Game’ Director to Adapt ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

When It made $ 700 million worldwide last year, one thing was immediately clear: we are going to start seeing a lot more Stephen King adaptations in the years ahead. And we were already seeing quite a few, as 2017 also saw the release of The Dark Tower (bad!), 1922 (good!), and Gerald’s Game (very, very […]

‘Gerald’s Game’ Director Wants To Make ‘The Shining’ Sequel

Mike Flanagan, who recently helmed the excellent Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game for Netflix, has another King project he’d like to tackle: Doctor Sleep. Released in 2013, Doctor Sleep is a quasi-sequel to The Shining, which introduces audiences to an adult Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel. Would Flanagan be the right filmmaker to tackle The […]

The Unpopular Opinion: ‘The Shining’ TV Miniseries Is a Worthy Companion Piece to Kubrick’s Film

(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: an argument that the 1997 television adaptation of The Shining is a worthy companion to the iconic Stanley Kubrick film.) Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film […]

Theme Park Bits: ‘The Shining’ Haunted House, Universal’s New VR Patent, and the Hall of Presidents Controversy

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The controversy over Donald Trump and Disney’s The Hall of Presidents continues to heat up. Universal has filed an intriguing VR/AR ride patent. Watch Universal and Nintendo’s wacky Super Nintendo Land groundbreaking. More Marvel superheroes are heading to Hong Kong Disneyland. The latest Disney construction photos show off Star […]

‘It Comes at Night’ Director Trey Edward Shults on How ‘The Shining’ Inspired His New Cinematic Nightmare [Interview]

It Comes at Night opens this week and it brings a blast of unsettling, arthouse horror into the stifling summer movie season. Well, “blast” may not be the right word – this is a patient, uneasy, and downright creepy movie that deliberately avoids offering instant satisfaction or clear answers. This approach only makes the film more […]

Wall needed but won’t run ‘from sea to shining sea,’ DHS chief tells Senate

President Donald Trump’s border wall is unlikely to stretch from one coast to the other, but it needs to be built to ensure the already significant drop in illegal border crossings becomes permanent, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told senators. “We’ve seen an absolutely amazing drop” in the number of people attempting to cross the […]