• Film Review: ‘Firestarter' remake fails to ignite

    6 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    For a movie about a girl with pyrokinetic powers, “ Firestarter ” is lacking a certain spark.
    This new adaptation of Stephen King's 1980 novel is not scary or thrilling, nor is it emotionally resonant or particularly moving. No, this outing is a dull slog, even with its cool, synthy John Carpenter score and the should've-been-inspired decision to cast Zac Efron as the father of the flame-throwing preteen.
    But “Firestarter” might not have had much to live up to in the first place. The 1984 film, which starred Drew Barrymore and David Keith as the daughter-father pair, was not exactly...
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