true detective season 3 review

“Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle,'” Detective Rustin Cohle famously said in the first season of True Detective. “Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.” Series creator Nic Pizzolatto didn’t know it at the time, but when he wrote those words for Matthew McConaughey to deliver, he was predicting the future of his own TV series. As True Detective season 3 unfolds, it becomes clear that Pizzolatto has decided to do everything he did in season 1 over and over and over again, to the point where the new season – which debuts on HBO this weekend – starts to feel like a remake of season 1.

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true detective season 3

The latest trailer for True Detective season 3 takes star Mahershala Ali back through his past, and takes us back to the mood and tone of the acclaimed first season of the HBO anthology show. The newest season of True Detective follows Ali’s Detective Wayne Hays, who investigates the disappearance of two children in the heart of the Ozarks, and continues to be dogged by the grisly case for decades.

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true detective season 3 premiere date

True Detective season 3 will hopefully redeem the season as a whole in January 2019. The new season, which stars which stars Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff, tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks. The official True Detective season 3 premiere date can be seen below, along with new images from the show.

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true detective season 3 trailer

The long-awaited trailer for True Detective season 3 is here. And it looks like it’s set to bring back the signature weirdness that catapulted the HBO crime drama into the pop culture stratosphere in the first season. Now with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading the latest season of detective anthology series, it seems that True Detective could redeem itself from its polarizing secondseason.

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Jeremy Saulnier Leaving True Detective

True Detective fans have been anticipating a redeeming third season for the crime thriller series after a rushed, disappointing second season couldn’t live up to the greatness of the first season, made great by the writing of Nic Pizzolatto and the direction of Cary Fukunaga. The hiring of Green Room and Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier gave us hope that True Detective would return to form, but it appears there may have been some trouble on set, resulting in the director leaving before finishing all his episodes. Read More »

true detective season 3

True Detective season 3 is shaping up to be quite an impressive entry into the HBO crime anthology series. First the casting of Mahershala Ali brought back much of the goodwill that the prestige series lost during the sluggish second season, and now Ali has finally received his partner: Stephen Dorff.

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Michael Shannon is second to none when it comes to channeling intensity, but as the lead of Ariel Vromen‘s The Iceman he could be more frightening than ever. Shannon stars as real-life mob hitman Richard Kuklinski, whose touching devotion to his family masks a knack for cold-blooded killing. (Though he maintains a soft spot for women and children in both lives.) The brutally effective Kuklinski is believed to have murdered over a hundred people before his four-decade career ended in 1986.

There was a little back-and-forth on the film last year, when it looked for a while like it might fall apart altogether after James Franco dropped out of a major role. But they’ve managed to make it work, with Chris Evans taking over for Franco and Franco returning a smaller part. Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, and Stephen Dorff are also among the supporting cast. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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‘Brake’ Trailer: If You Liked ‘Buried’…

Sure, we all enjoyed Rodrigo CortésBuried when it came out in 2010 — but did you like it so much that you’re dying to see it done all over again? Directed by Gabe Torres, Brake revolves around another man trapped in a tiny, confined space who must figure out a way to get the hell out of there before time runs out. In this case, the star is Stephen Dorff, and he’s stuck in the trunk of a car rather than a coffin. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor are in talks to join Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in James Wan‘s upcoming thriller, formerly called The Conjuring. The film, which is now going by the working title Untitled Warren Files Project, centers around a husband and wife paranormal investigation team (Wilson and Farmiga) dealing with spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse. Livingston and Taylor would play a couple that moves into the farmhouse with their children, and are terrorized by the supernatural beings who reside there. The story is inspired by the real-life tale of the Perron family and paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren in the 1970s.

Livingston will next appear in HBO Films’ Game Change, which premieres March 10, and this summer’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Taylor co-stars in Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn, which opens March 2. The Conjuring is scheduled to enter production in North Carolina in March. [THR]

After the jump, Stephen Dorff goes down in ’80s Beirut, while Mark Webber and Chloë Sevigny get hitched.

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The long Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us, and between that and the Venice and Telluride film festivals, it seems like a lot of Hollywood has shut down in anticipation of the last relaxing days of summer. But we’ve got a few new casting bits to throw your way regardless. After the break,

  • Ed Helms will remake a French pimp comedy,
  • Paul Dano is among the cast additions to Kelly Reichardt’s new film Night Moves,
  • The unlikely duo of Stephen Dorff and Steve Coogan are in an adaptation of the novel The Catastrophist,
  • and found footage film Evidence gets new players.

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