Author Steve Alten’s harrowing journey taking ‘THE MEG’ from the book to the big screen

Courtney Howard // Film Critic If there’s ever been a more harrowing tale releasing a project that had been languishing in development hell, it probably would still fail to compare with what author Steve Alten went through seeing his novel, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, brought to the big screen. The affable author, and a fleet of fans nicknamed “Megheads,” have waited over two decades to see his creation about a man (played by Jason Statham) saving ...

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Director Jon Turteltaub shapes a clever creature feature with ‘THE MEG’

August 7th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic If you’ve ever wanted to see Jason Statham battle a 70-foot shark, well then, director Jon Turteltaub (NATIONAL TREASURE, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING) has just the film for you. THE MEG had been trapped in development hell for more than two decades before it was finally brought to its current cinematic glory. And thank goodness it's arrived! Based on author Steve Alten’s best-selling novel, this is the story of one man’s ...

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Movie Review: ‘BLINDSPOTTING’ an impressive hip-hop-inflected tour of Oakland, with powerful themes

Preston Barta // Features Editor BLINDSPOTTING Rated R, 95 minutes. Director: Carlos López Estrada Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Wayne Knight Some issues are too difficult to narrow down, despite our media’s best efforts. But there are matters that shouldn’t get the short end of the stick. They deserve a story — a real story, one that allows ...

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