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'11.22.63' is a messy trip back in time to JFK's assassination

'11.22.63' is a messy trip back in time to JFK's assassination

Stephen King's 2011 time-traveling historical romance thriller "11.22.63" has been made into a miniseries by Hulu. James Franco's in it!

Franco plays Jake Epping, a 21st century high school teacher at loose ends: His wife is divorcing him, his father has died, and his students would rather look at their cellphones than watch him teach, even though he is James Franco.

One day, to put this as simply as possible, his friend Al (an excellent Chris Cooper) shows him the time tunnel he discovered in the pantry of his diner. It is a straight link to a certain day, minute and second in 1960 — the book reaches back further — and...

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