What Did Jack Do? - David Lynch Netflix Short Film

It’s been some time since director David Lynch brought Twin Peaks: The Return to Showtime. The filmmaker has kept relatively quiet since then, but today is his birthday, and he actually has a present to give us in the form of a short film on Netflix.

Overnight, Netflix released What Did Jack Do?, a 17-minute black and white short film where David Lynch plays a detective interrogating a monkey who is being questioned about possibly committing a murder. Before you ask: no, this isn’t just David Lynch asking questions to a monkey that sits in silence and looks adorable in response to the questions. The monkey talks, and as you’ve already guessed, it’s pretty freakin’ weird. Read More »

briarpatch trailer

Briarpatch is the kind of sleek, stylish neo-noir series that could catch your eye in the age of Peak TV. Coupled with a severe performance by Rosario Dawson, and this USA mystery-thriller anthology series may be the next big thing. Watch the Briarpatch trailer below.

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Sin City tv show

The idea for a Sin City TV show has been kicking around Hollywood since 2013, but it looks like it’s finally going to happen. Frank Miller, who created the graphic novels on which the two hyper-stylized noir films were based, has signed a deal with Legendary Television to adapt the franchise into a TV show, and Robert Rodriguez – who co-directed the two Sin City movies alongside Miller – is in negotiations to come on board. And from the sound of it, this may not be the only Sin City series that’s in our future. Read More »

earthquake bird trailer

Alicia Vikander has been a bit MIA since her starring role in 2018’s Tomb Raider, but she’s back with a vengeance in Wash Westmoreland‘s upcoming noir thriller Earthquake Bird. Perhaps too much of a vengeance: Vikander stars as a young expat who comes under investigation for her best friend’s disappearance — and suspected murder — after a tumultuous love triangle takes a turn for the paranoid. Watch the Earthquake Bird trailer below.

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‘New Jack City’ Reboot in the Works at Warner Bros.

new jack city reboot

There’s going to be a new New Jack City. Warner Bros. is developing a New Jack City reboot based on the 1991 neo-noir gangster film directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Ice-T and Judd Nelson as two police officers trying to bring down a drug lord played by Wesley Snipes in the midst of the 1980s crack epidemic. Warner Bros. has tapped Snowfall actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays to pen the reboot.

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Veronica Mars trailer

Spring break in Neptune is more explosive than ever in Hulu’s revival of Veronica Mars. The fictional coastal California hometown of the eponymous private investigator is being plagued by a series of bombings, and Veronica (Kristen Bell) may be the only one who can find out who’s setting them off…and why. Check out the latest Veronica Mars trailer below. Read More »

nightmare alley remake

Guillermo del Toro is ready to return to directing after winning an Oscar for The Shape of Water. The filmmaker will helm a remake of the 1940s noir Nightmare Alley, and he’s already attracting some serious star power. Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in del Toro’s movie, which will follow a con-man who teams up with a psychic, and then later a psychiatrist, to scam people. Since del Toro’s involved, I’m assuming some sort of sexy monster will show up at some point. But maybe not.

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Lindsay Lohan werewolf

When Lindsay Lohan burst onto the scene with Disney’s The Parent Trap remake back in 1998, who could have foreseen a future in which, more than twenty years later, we’d be seeing a Lindsay Lohan werewolf noir film? That day has finally arrived.

Here’s the trailer for Among the Shadows, in which Lohan plays a woman who hires a werewolf private investigator to find out who’s trying to kill her politician husband. You’ve gotta see this to believe it.
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bad times at the el royale clip

Bad Times at the El Royale opened in theaters this fall to muted reception. The film had everything going for it: a star-studded cast including Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, and Cynthia Erivo, a rising director following up his acclaimed debut feature, a seedy neo-noir thriller premise. But audiences didn’t check in for Drew Goddard‘s Bad Times at the El Royale.

Now, before we could finish unpacking why this movie fizzled, Bad Times at the El Royale is making its way to home video. With a digital release already out, 20th Century Fox advertises the upcoming Blu-ray release with an extended Bad Times at the El Royale clip.

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state like sleep trailer

Katherine Waterston stars in the noir thriller State Like Sleep as a widow who is haunted by the mysterious death of her celebrity husband (Michiel Huisman). The first State Like Sleep trailer released by The Orchard follows her as she soon discovers a web of secrets that sends her deep into the seedy underbelly of Brussels, where she meets enigmatic characters played by Michael Shannon and Luke Evans.

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