I've actually seen a movie better than the book... not an SK of course! Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The original film was imho better than the book at least in terms of the ending. In terms of the King, I've seen some of the films that I thought were 'up there' with the books but never better. I thought The Mist was a good example of this. I really liked the ending - just as I really liked the ending of the book which was different.
Been busy. So far have managed to read Christine, Carrie, The Mist, Pet Semetary, The Green Mile, The Shining, Night Shift, On Writing, 11.22.67 and have a bunch more now that I will soon be starting.