I Am the Night

One of the hallmarks of Peak TV – the era in which we live where there’s just so much good TV, too much for any one person to watch – is the presence of people you typically only associate with the big screen. Certainly, some of the agreed-upon best TV shows of the 21st century are able to tell longer-form stories than any film, or even series of films, could. But shows like The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and others also stand out either because they looked as impressive as films or because they featured people from the world of film on a small screen, no longer thought of as slumming it.

Of course, the downside of the migration of cinematic talent to the world of TV is that it’s no longer automatically remarkable to see an A-list movie star on a TV show, or a big-name director behind the camera of such a show. Timing, as they say, is everything, and timing is part of what makes the TNT limited series I Am the Night something of a letdown. It ought to be a big deal — the director and one of the stars of last year’s zeitgeist-y superhero film Wonder Woman have reunited for a period-piece crime drama that incorporates both fictionalized elements as well as the infamous Black Dahlia Killer to tell the story of a young woman whose past is far more sordid than even she realized. Instead, I Am the Night is a show that feels out of place in 2019.

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wonder woman 3 details

Wonder Woman took us back to World War I. Wonder Woman 1984 is set to take us on back to the ’80s. So it would seem apparent that director Patty Jenkins would set the still-unconfirmed Wonder Woman 3 in another time period in the past, right? Not so. Jenkins, who recently suggested that third Wonder Woman movie would be her last, wants to finally bring Diana to the present. But, as we learn more Wonder Woman 3 details from both Jenkins and co-star Chris Pine, Gal Gadot‘s Diana will probably be heading to the future alone.

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I am the night review

Hard-boiled dialogue. Trips to the morgue. Boozy floozies. Sharp-dressed men lurking in the shadows. Dames, death and danger. We’re knee-deep in the world of pulp and noir. This is a highway trafficked by Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. Where the women are imperiled, the men are corrupt, and not even all the stars of Hollywood can cut through the darkness. Say hello to I Am the Night.

The Wonder Woman team of director Patty Jenkins and actor Chris Pine re-team to tell this tantalizing tale, and the results should please viewers looking for something akin to True Detective meets L.A. Confidential. It’s not quite as good as either of those titles (I Am the Night very badly wants to be a James Ellroy novel come to life, but can never match Ellroy’s edge), but it does the trick.

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into the spider-verse christmas songs

One of the funniest gags in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is A Very Spidey Christmas, the Christmas album released by everyone’s favorite web-slinger. At first, the album is presented as a quick joke. But during the end credits, we get to hear one of the songs in full – as sung by Chris Pine. Sadly, the song was not included on the original soundtrack release. But now, just in time for the holiday, A Very Spidey Christmas will be released in EP form on December 21. Best of all: you can hear “Spidey-Bells”, the closing credits songs, right now.

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I Am The Night trailer

If you’re a sucker for Los Angeles-based noir stories, you’re in luck. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and actor Chris Pine are teaming up for a new limited television series called I Am The Night, which looks like it could be a hell of a way to kick off 2019. A new trailer has arrived online, and this thing is dripping with style.

Oh, and it features Chris Pine screaming the line, “Can you dig it?!” in someone’s face. What more do you need?
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new outlaw king cut

After a less-than-stellar reception at TIFF, director David Mackenzie decided to go back and cut close to 20 minutes out of his historical epic Outlaw King. Now at 137 minutes long, the film arrives on Netflix today in all its gory glory. How does this new cut hold up compared to the TIFF cut? Is an improvement at all? And does the infamous Pine peen remain?

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outlaw king trailer

David Mackenzie‘s Outlaw King may be a bit shorter when it hits Netflix next month, but it’s still just as epic. Following lukewarm reactions at TIFF, Mackenzie trimmed the Scottish war epic by 20 minutes, and now that recut version has a new trailer from Netflix. This time, Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water star Chris Pine gets to give way more inspiring speeches.

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outlaw king cut

Outlaw King is getting an overhaul. After a TIFF premiere that resulted in less-than-stellar reviews, director David Mackenzie is trimming 20 minutes off his historical epic before it premieres at the London Film Festival in October and hits Netflix in November. But don’t worry: Chris Pine‘s full-frontal nude scene remains intact. More on the new Outlaw King cut below.

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the outlaw king trailer

In 2016, the thrilling neo-Western Hell or High Water put Chris Pine on the map as more than just a pretty face. Now the Star Trek and Wonder Woman actor reunites with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie in Outlaw King for a role that will require him to once again don facial hair and a distinct accent.

Netflix has released the trailer for Outlaw King, which looks like another stellar outing for the dream team.

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Chris Pine Leaves Star Trek 4

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Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have both walked away from Star Trek 4 following failed salary negotiations. Pine was going to reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk for the fourth time. Hemsworth was going to return via time travel as Kirk’s father, who was introduced in the 2009 reboot’s memorable prologue. What happens next, especially since the rest of the cast is still on board, remains uncertain.

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