'True Detective' season 2 seemed to have its first real break last week with heavy rumors of Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch in talks for the lead roles, while additional details were promised in recent weeks. And while we haven't yet heard anything official from HBO, some tantalizing new details and descriptions of Farrell and Kitsch's characters may have made their way to light.
We're going to need to start a new 'True Detective' WookieeLeaks at the rate these season 2 rumors keep popping up, but following the announcement from HBO that we'd be learning new details over the next week, we're giving this one a bit more weight. Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are the latest rumored names to join the 'True Detective' season 2 parade, but is there any truth to the hype?
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' will take off this coming Sunday for Memorial Day, but HBO won't exactly shut down, instead airing Ryan Murphy's buzzworthy stage-adapted period drama 'The Normal Heart' in its place. The trailers have all sold us on the star-studded drama chronicling the AIDS outbreak of the '80s, but now HBO has released three brand-new clips to put things over the mark.
We've seen a few looks at 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy's forthcoming HBO tearjerker 'The Normal Heart' already, but the latest full trailer for the star-studded AIDS drama is easily the most intense, and emotionally intriguing yet, particularly for fans of its star-studded cast.
HBO continually prepares for a banner weekend this coming Sunday with the premieres of 'Game of Thrones' season 4, Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley' and 'Veep' season 3, but also promotion for its late spring and summer assets. To wit, the latest trailer for HBO's star-studded Ryan Murphy AIDS drama 'The Normal Heart' has arrived, chock full of Emmy-caliber performances we'll be hearing about in the months to come.
Just when you thought HBO had enough to focus on between the 'True Detective' finale, our first real look at 'Veep' season 3, and yet another 'Game of Thrones' trailer, the pay-cable network hits us again. Ryan Murphy's adaptation of iconic stage play 'The Normal Heart' has its own first trailer, with everyone from Julia Roberts to 'The Avengers' star Mark Ruffalo shouting about the HIV-AIDS epidemic of the '80s.
War, in case you've forgotten, is hell.
I don't mean to sound flip concerning a very serious topic, but I'm not really sure what else to glean from Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor,' a based-on-true-story tale of a Navy SEAL operation gone south. It is a brutal, unpleasant way to spend two hours. The violence is relentless and unsubtle, and when the audio/visual PTSD smoke clears, there's the realization that you've learned nothing about these characters or the wider situation in Afghanistan. Berg's sole intent is to simply show the job these men do - “gotta pay the bills,” one character IMs to his wife. While slice-of-life narrative can sometimes be rewarding, in a film with as much manipulation as this it just isn't enough. 'Lone Survivor' rattles but it doesn't stir.
How exactly do you bounce back from a critical and financial bomb as big as 'Battleship'? If you're director Peter Berg, you go make 'Lone Survivor,' a war film based on true events that's already started generating extremely positive pre-release buzz. The newest trailer for the film has arrived and we certainly hope the finished film is as intense as it looks here.