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War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

Nov. 10, 2019 2:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box office is...

Review: 'Doctor Sleep' is just a shadow of 'The Shining'

Nov. 5, 2019 2:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Here, again, is Johnny. Our glimpses of Jack Torrance are fleeting in Michael Flanagan's "The Shining" sequel, "Doctor Sleep," but Stanley Kubrick's colossal 1980 horror film is seldom out of mind, or out of frame. Even that axe is back. Adapted from Stephen King's 2013 book, "Doctor Sleep"...

In 'Doctor Sleep,' a filmmaker reconciles 'The Shining' rift

Nov. 5, 2019 10:52 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Mike Flanagan knew his vision to fuse Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" with Stephen King's 2013 sequel "Doctor Sleep" would be a hard sell with the author. King's disdain for the 1980 adaptation is well-known and has not abated with time. "No, no," Flanagan said, shaking his...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 11: Fiction: 1. Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark by Stephanie K. Smith, narrated by Karla Crome (Audible Original) 2. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, narrated by Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, David Horovitch, James Wilby, Susan Wooldridge, Hannah...

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

Oct. 14, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said that he...

You're gonna need a bigger boat? UMaine has printer for that

Oct. 10, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy. The university unveiled the 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat that was printed at the university's Advanced Structures & Composite Center. It's one example of how the...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 8, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending October 6, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Bloody Genius by John Sandford - 9780525536628 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 8, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 4th: Fiction: 1. Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark by Stephanie K. Smith, narrated by Karla Crome (Audible Original) 2. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, narrated by Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, David Horovitch, James Wilby, Susan Wooldridge, Hannah...

Stephen, Tabitha King plan changes to iconic Maine home

Oct. 3, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

Stephen and Tabitha King are ready for the next chapter for their Victorian mansion that stands behind a wrought iron gate festooned with winged creatures and spiderwebs. The authors want to transform the home where they raised their children in Bangor, Maine, into the location for Stephen King’s personal...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending September 29, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 2. The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club) by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 9780399590603 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3....