Long days and pleasant nights, constant streamers. It’s finally here, our seemingly unending path of the Beam to the release of The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. On this very special episode of High Five: The Podcast, we’ve gathered our Ka-Tet for a viewing party of this anticipated epic and will let you listen in on our unfiltered thoughts of Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus series. For this in-depth review, we’ve gathered three different viewpoints: a Dark Tower book series über-fan, a casual reader of some of the books, and a total Mid-World noobie, to dive into topics like “Does this work as a film if you haven’t read the books?”, “How will this movie play for King’s constant readers?”, and “Why aren’t there more talking raccoons in The Dark Tower?” Whether you know nothing about the movie or books and just have a crush on Idris Elba (guilty!), or whether you’ve been tracking this film for the past 10 years of production missteps, this episode has just what you’re searching for.

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