The Dark Tower

Podicus Wrecks #53 – When Good Books Go Bad

In this week’s episode, Anthony and J. R. are reviewing The Dark Tower movie, Jacob tells us about the X-Man Wallflower, and Casey gives us a minute recap of this past Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall.”

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The Dark Tower review

The Dark Tower posterThinking about this movie frustrates me.  There is no sense in tip-toeing around that fact.  Leaving the theater, I was very frustrated with the movie.  I was not frustrated by the movie not being a straight adaptation of The Gunslinger, although that will come up later on.  I was not frustrated by any of the casting, as this is a fairly well acted movie.  What frustrated me was the fact that the movie got so many of the small details correct, that it felt they lost sight of the larger picture.  I am frustrated because it seems like this is a movie made for no one.

Since watching the movie, I kept asking myself, “would I have enjoyed this movie more if I had never read The Dark Tower series?”  At first I thought, possibly, but I am not certain of that now.  Sure, had I never read the books, I would not have entered the theater with any expectations of what the story could have been.  However, I also think I may have been lost for much of the movie if I did not have any prior knowledge about who was appearing on screen and what they were doing.  (Spoilers ahead.)  (more…)

Podicus Wrecks #50 – On the Path of the Beam part 7 – The Dark Tower

In this momentous 50th episode, we have finally reached the end of journey through Stephen King’s epic tale, and have arrived at The Dark Tower.  The merry ka tet was scattered across time the last time we saw them.  Hear how, or even if, they all reunite.  Does Roland actually make it to the top of the Dark Tower?  Will anyone be beside him if he does?  Find out inside.  Also, Casey has another minute recap of this past week’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Queen’s Justice.”  Also, since this is the 50th episode, I take a moment to thank those who help make this podcast possible.

Podicus Wrecks #48 – On the Path of the Beam part 6 – Song of Susannah

In this week’s episode, Anthony and J. R. are discussing part 6 of The Dark Tower series, Song of Susannah. Find out what happens to Roland’s ka-tet after the battle in Calla Bryn Sturgis. Later on, Casey stops by to do a quick recap of the season 7 premiere episode of Game of Thrones, “Dragonstone,” and he also gives some thoughts on Spider-man: Homecoming.

Podicus Wrecks #40 – On the Path of the Beam part 4 – Wizard and Glass

In this episode, Anthony and J. R. continue their trek though Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series with part 4, Wizard and Glass.  In this story, learn how the ka-tet is able to outsmart Blaine the Mono.  See what trouble a young Roland found himself in.  After that, Jacob stops in to catch us up on what has been going on in the X-Men comics.