New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'
(Neon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, “Clemency” was well-reviewed but got unjustly overshadowed by some of the higher profile awards contenders when it was released in December. “Doctor Sleep: The Director’s Cut”: This Danny Torrance-focused sequel to “The Shining” was a little divisive upon release, which wasn’t all that surprising. — Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICGrey Daze: Fans of the late Grammy-winning screeching rock singer Chester Bennington will get a chance to hear him one more time. HAIM: It’s been three years since sister trio HAIM have released a new album.
'Doctor Sleep's Director on How He Got Stephen King's Blessing to Incorporate '
Getting Doctor Sleep adapted for the big screen took convincing Stephen King to revisit an infamous past grievance. Flanagan explained that, in convincing King to sign off on his adaptation, he argued that they had to incorporate the world that Kubrick created in his film. He, his young son Danny (Danny Lloyd) and wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall), all move into the massive hotel, which they soon discover is haunted. In Doctor Sleep, viewers find Danny (Ewan McGregor) years later. "And now, I've got to now look through it as his son, as Danny, and try not to let it bother me."
Stephen King: 'Doctor Sleep' film redeems Stanley Kubrick's 'Shining' adaptation
It's no secret that "The Shining" author Stephen King was not a fan of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of his novel nearly 40 years ago. And King was very vocal about his discontent for Kubrick's film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. So, when writer-director Mike Flanagan set out to adapt "Doctor Sleep," King's sequel novel to "The Shining," he had to tread carefully. The hotel remained destroyed in the "Doctor Sleep" novel. "Doctor Sleep" takes place decades after the events of "The Shining," with Danny Torrance now grown.cnbc.com