Oct 132017

When Halloween is around the corner, expecting the release of new horror and crime shows and movies comes naturally. And since we also have the second Friday the 13th this year (that is today by the way), Netflix released the perfect show on this rather spooky day. If you are fan of crime-based TV series, then you are in for a treat as the new 10-episode Netflix crime series ‘Mindhunter’ dropped on the streaming platform today.

It’s based on Mark Olshaker and John E Douglas’ 1995 non-fiction book, ‘Mindhunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’ and  if you have ever wondered why some serial killers and rapists do what they do, then this one is a must watch for you.

Netflix Released Its New Crime Drama Series 'Mindhunter'© Netflix

Set in 1979, in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt Mccallany) interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think and apply this knowledge to solving ongoing cases.

To understand how depravity works, they go and speak to the depraved directly and trust us, some of these scenes will creep the hell out of you.

Netflix Released Its New Crime Drama Series 'Mindhunter'© Netflix

For a layman, it’s hard to accept that serial killers and rapists are not always born evil but there’s so really a lot to their story.

This show might deal with a few disturbing concepts and cases and provide stark details that are challenging to deal with, but it will help you get clarity on all those dark questions that you ponder about every time you hear about a crime.

It may be set 40 years ago but is weirdly the perfect crime series that millennials need to watch because whatever takes place in the show is still relatable to what is happening around us every day.

The show is beautifully composed and tensely paced and has the celebrated auteur David Fincher as the show’s creator, and also behind the direction of the first episode. Fincher has previously served as executive producer and director of the debut episodes of House of Cards in 2013.

Netflix Released Its New Crime Drama Series 'Mindhunter'© IMDB

‘Mindhunter’ is the only other TV project he’s worked on.  Also, the notable Charlize Theron serves as executive producer. ‘Mindhunter’ is available to stream on Netflix now and we are warning you, it is darkly addictive.

Watch the trailer here:

Sep 272017

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and filmmaker Martin Scorsese are on board to work on a movie on Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.

DiCaprio will portray the former President and Scorsese will be directing the project. The duo will also serve as producers, reports deadline.com.

DiCaprio and Scorsese last worked together in 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. They have earlier teamed up in movies ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘The Departed’.

The duo are developing two more real life based films. One is called ‘The Devil in the White City’ about a serial killer who lured his victims into his elaborately constructed ‘Murder Castle’.

The other is ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ that depicts the birth of the FBI. It focuses on a series of murders of the members of the Osage tribe after oil was discovered beneath their land. The case became one of the FBI’s first major homicide investigations.

DiCaprio was last seen on the big screen in ‘The Revenant’ that earned him his first ever Oscar win after multiple nominations in the past.

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Sep 212017

Netflix has been working on ‘The Punisher’ solo series for quite some time now. Owing to the great response that the character’s appearance in the second season of ‘Daredevil’ received, the streaming giant decided to make this Marvel hero’s (or should we say anti-hero) fans happier, but details about the same were unexpectedly kept under wraps. 

Except for some cryptic hints and messages in the form of short video snippets, Netflix didn’t reveal much, not even the expected release date.

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But now, Netflix suddenly dropped the series’ first full trailer and gave us an idea as to what to expect from the series- blood, violence, explosions, a ton of guns.

We see the character of Frank Castle, played by Jon Bernthal, who was recently seen in Daredevil’s second season as a heartbroken man, with a brutal mission. The trailer shows everything that he’s been through which releases the beast inside, hinting at the comic-book character’s origin story.

Full trailer of ‘The Punisher' and it is pretty violent© Netflix

“They killed my family to get to me,” he says. “I was a part of a covert CIA operation. The man in charge wants me dead. Homeland, the FBI, everybody’s a part of this.”

Metallica’s ‘One’ plays in the background as Castle prepares to avenge his family’s murder. 

From what we can see, the series might be more dark and brutal than Netflix has teased it as being.

Even Bernthal confirmed this in an interview when he said that the show will see Frank go to an even darker place, and will take the story to somewhere it hasn’t been before:

“The show takes you on this journey of Frank becoming more and more human again and then shutting off and shutting off and going back to what works for him, and the place where he kind of belongs and I think that’s a place of solitude and of darkness and destruction. It’s going to get into as dark and as brutal places as you’ve ever seen in the Marvel world, I can promise you that.”

To get into the shoes of the character, Bernthal said he stayed fairly isolated during filming, and wanted to be authentic to the gravity of the character. 

But alas, the exact release date still hasn’t been released; however the show does appear to be coming soon, sometime in 2017 only.

Aug 032017

Seems like we can’t get enough of stories about murders and crimes, and by the looks of it, this next one might be the best one till date. ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Fight Club’ director David Fincher is coming out with a new show on Netflix called ‘Mindhunter’ and it’s all about what’s underneath when it comes to the world’s most dangerous killers.

The trailer for this much-awaited show, which is based on the book ‘Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’ written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas, just came out, and it’s like we’re in proper Fincher territory.

This New Netflix Series Will Explore The Minds Of Serial Killers© Netflix

The show references real-life cases like Charles Manson and the Son of Sam to tell a fictional tale. The two leads, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, play the role of two FBI agents who go from police station to police station to teach local law enforcement their techniques.

This New Netflix Series Will Explore The Minds Of Serial Killers© Netflix

In a wider sense, though, the show will explore the psyche of murderers during a time when the term “serial killer” was just being invented. “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” is one of McCallany’s character’s dialogues from the trailer, and it perfectly sums up the premise of the show.

This New Netflix Series Will Explore The Minds Of Serial Killers© Netflix

Even though the two agents receive a lot of backlash for ‘humanizing’ these ruthless criminals, they are still set on their philosophy that the only way to outsmart a criminal is to understand them.

This New Netflix Series Will Explore The Minds Of Serial Killers© Netflix

David Fincher and Charlize Theron are the executive producers behind the show, and both of them first pitched the project to HBO in 2009, but since that obviously didn’t work out, Netflix made the wise decision of taking it up. Mark your calendars, the series is dropping on Netflix on October 13. 

Watch the trailer here: