BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch the true story come to life in the first Three Identical Strangers trailer NEON today released the first trailer and poster for Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary Three Identical Strangers, which tackles one of the arguably most amazing, remarkable true stories ever told. Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – a secret with radical repercussions for us all. Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, Three Identical Strangers is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly is stranger than fiction. Three Identical … [Read more...] about Trailer Reveals the True Story of Three Identical Strangers
Dogs that have been rescued, more often than not, return the favor, offering their human companions unconditional loyalty. In the case of the pooch at the center of “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” the titular canine doesn’t just save its owner’s life, but a whole Army regiment. Set during World War I, the animated feature is based on the true story of a mutt that wandered off the streets of New Haven, Conn., and into the care of Robert Conroy (voice of Logan Lerman), an enlisted man who was training with the 102nd Infantry Regiment. At first, Conroy’s superiors aren’t too keen on Stubby, as Conroy calls his new, short-tailed friend. But after the soldier trains the dog to salute, Stubby becomes an official mascot. When the regiment ships out to France, Stubby proves to be much more than that, sniffing out wounded soldiers in the field and warning American troops and French villagers of an impending mustard-gas attack. Filmmaker Richard Lanni, who … [Read more...] about Based on true story, animated ‘Sgt. Stubby’ will win over dog lovers
A GRIZZLY new period drama is about to burst onto British Netflix. Here's all you need to know about the hot new crime show The Alienist. What is The Alienist about? The Alienist is a murder mystery series set in 1986 New York City. It follows a Dr Laszlo Kreizler, an early criminal psychologist, as he and a rag tag team of journalists and cops try to catch a serial killer murdering rent boys in the city. The series, which is based on the book of the same name by Caleb Carr, takes its name from the term used for psychologists in the fields early days. The opening title states: "In the 19th century, persons suffering from mental illness were thought to be alienated from their own true natures. Experts who studied them were therefore known as alienists." Who stars in The Alienist Daniel Brühl as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler - A criminal psychologist, or alienist, working in New York City Luke Evans as John Moore - A journalist investigating a string of murders Brian Geraghty as Theodore … [Read more...] about Is The Alienist based on a true story and was Theodore Roosevelt New York Police Comissioner before becoming US President?
What defines a brave person? Deciding to climb the planet’s highest mountain? Making a career of guiding those optimistic high-altitude mountaineers? Staying married to people who make those wildly risky choices? In “Everest,” a 3-D re-creation of the 1996 disaster that struck climbing teams pushing toward the Nepalese summit, the implications are many. The questions are hard, and the movie doesn’t avoid them. The result is a man vs. nature epic more realistic than most. Under Baltasar Kormakur’s assured direction, “Everest” is a heart-pounding version of the old “Jack and Jill” poem that mothers often use to warn their children about heights. A crew of fine actors play the ascent teams — mostly men — making a shaky climb in pursuit of adventure. The film presents the ordeals of that dangerous sport vividly. Anyone troubled by images of vertigo, snow blindness and hypothermia should proceed with caution. Everest’s … [Read more...] about Review: True story of a tragic climb told with breathtaking drama in ‘Everest’
The inspirational sports drama “The Miracle Season” is based on the true story of Caroline Found, a 17-year-old girl who died in a moped accident in 2011. Her death left the girls volleyball team at Iowa City West High School without a captain until Found’s best friend, Kelley Fliehler, stepped up. The film describes how the girls of West overcame their grief and reached the Iowa state championship.The story of Found, Fliehler and their team — already a book and an episode of HBO’s “Real Sports” — comes with built-in emotional impact and a feel-good sports narrative. That doesn’t automatically make it a movie. “The Miracle Season,” directed by Sean McNamara from a script by David Aaron Cohen and Elissa Matsueda, hits all the right notes of grief, faith and triumph, but forgets to make us care about the people at the core of its story.Nowhere is that more evident than in Found (Danika Yarosh). She’s the … [Read more...] about ‘The Miracle Season’ review: True story long on sentiment, short on drama