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
8 minutes ago In writer/director Cory Finley's Thoroughbreds, Olivia Cooke's Amanda -- a girl who has come to the realization she doesn't have emotions -- reveals that there is a special method you can use to fake cry. Described as "The Technique," she discusses it with her friend Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy), and notes that the key is basically choking yourself from the inside. This may sound weird and far-fetched... and that's because it is. In fact, Taylor-Joy recently revealed the true story to me in an interview: I had the pleasure of hopping on the phone with Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke earlier this month for a chat about their work on Thoroughbreds, and I broached the subject of The Technique. I was curious about its reality, and whether or not it actually works, and this spurred Taylor-Joy to explain the backstory. Apparently this is Cory Finley's sly way of mocking some jerks he used to act with -- which is a funny little thing to know while watching the film. Speaking … [Read more...] about Anya Taylor-Joy And Olivia Cooke Share The Fantastic True Story Behind The Fake Crying In Thoroughbreds
The incredible true story of Boston Marathon bombing hero Dun Meng, played by Jimmy O. Yang in the film, is put on display in our exclusive preview for the critically-acclaimed thriller Patriots Day, which is currently available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 28. While Dun Meng isn't exactly a household name, his heroics, escaping from a carjacking attempt by the bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, directly lead to the death of one of the bombers, and the apprehension of the other. This preview features Dun Meng shedding some light on what he was thinking about while going through that traumatic ordeal. Lionsgate provided us with this exclusive preview, which begins with director Peter Berg recounting his conversations with Dun Meng, a Chinese-born MIT student whose Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV was carjacked by the brothers, who revealed during the carjacking that they planned to drive up to New York City, and bomb Times Square. That didn't … [Read more...] about Patriots Day Preview Shares One Man’s Terrifying True Story