The Mandate: Episode 10 – The Dark Tower

Matthew McConaughey fled through the desert and the The Mandate followed…

Greetings and salutations! Back with another episode of The Mandate and I sat down with my good friend Matt Bennett, guitarist of Baltimore based metalcore outing, Iron Price, to check out the much anticipated, The Dark Tower. Both Matt and I are card carrying members of the Church Of Stephen King and have been reading The Dark Tower books for many years. Hell, I was first introduced to Roland and his Ka-Tet back in 1991 when I was gifted The Gunslinger from my uncle. Matt and I have been talking about this series for as long as we’ve known eachother and foamed at the mouth at the announcement of the movie finally being made after spending years on the shelf. Needless to say, our expectations were high and our nerves were in near panic mode. Would our beloved Mid-World be properly represented on the big screen or would it suffer the same ill-fate as most King adaptations? Naturally our post-movie thoughts were as complex as you expected. Press play and listen to two nerds dissect a film we’re not entirely sure how we actually feel about it.

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John Wren

I am John Wren; a Delco original, and thanks to a cartoon Chihuahua (surprisingly, not the small bird), most know me only by my last name. Although people think I it’s due to self-hatred, I do actually enjoy running in ridiculous races up and down mountains and have recently ventured into the world of triathlons. I used to sing for the Jersey based metalcore band Bottomfeeder (www.facebook.com/bottomfeederhxc) but am now bandless. I’m the worst Buddhist known to man and if I’m given the opportunity, I will ramble on about anything and everything at great lengths, with lots of profanity. I’ve read every Stephen King book, my favorite band of all time is White Zombie, and I will need to take a week of bereavement the day Bruce Campbell dies.

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