Will wait until I'm stoned and bored and have 45 minutes to kill.
Pretty much agreed on all your comments on "It" except I didn't even like Curry in the original, which I always thought was completely worthless (been ages since I've seen it though). But yeah, tone is all over the place and Skarsgard is ok but obviously not given much to work with and the film basically exposes the main flaw of the original story: if It was so easy to defeat all along, why should we be scared. And yeah, I liked the girl who played Beverly too.
The humor in "The Disaster Artist" is a major part of the appeal but it *is* an interesting story as well and I think Franco did a damn good job as Tommy, the best performance of his career IMO (not saying much but still). Yes, there's only 1 Tommy but that's what makes it impressive- as an actor, how do you play a person who barely seems human? I haven't read the book either (though I plan to eventually) but Trung did and said the movie is considerably easier on Tommy so I'm sure he's fine w/ how he's portrayed (he seems to enjoy *any* form of attention).
Like I said in a recent thread, "Minstrel" has always been my 2nd favorite Tull album after "Aqualung". Have never really understood the complaints- I think the material is consistently high quality and the band sounds great (maybe even better than they do on "Aqualung").