Doctor Sleep

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'Doctor Sleep' Review
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'Doctor Sleep' Review

“Doctor Sleep” is based on the 2013 Stephen King sequel to his iconic novel, “The Shining”. Thankfully, I watched the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, shortly before screening “DS”, to learn the backstory and appreciate all the connections and references. If you haven’t seen “The Shining” in a long time (or ever), this is the rare case where I insist you MUST watch the original before seeing the sequel.

'Doctor Sleep' receives an R rating

'Doctor Sleep' receives an R rating

Thank god. — The MPAA has finally rated Stephen King’s ‘Shining’ sequel! On Tuesday, Director Mike Flanagan confirmed the news sharing "Doctor Sleep has officially been rated R by the MPAA for 'disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity, and drug use.' Sounds about right..."

Mike Flanagan Will Direct 'The Shining' Sequel, 'Doctor Sleep'

Mike Flanagan Will Direct 'The Shining' Sequel, 'Doctor Sleep'

Here's one solution to all of our Stephen King bad adaptation film woes: Adapt the good ones. — For every middling King adaptation such as Pet Sematary, Thinner, and The Tommyknockers, there are a handful that belong in the pantheon of greats, including Stanley Kubrick’s unforgettable theatrical adaptation of The Shining. Now, 38 years later Warner Bros. has set their sights on 2013’s sequel – Doctor Sleep.