Article: First Look: James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams are BFFs in ‘Hap and Leonard’

Here is our first look at James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams as Hap and Leonard! Who else is excited to see this new television series?  Read the full article here:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/first-look-michael-k-williams-and-james-purefoy-151759430.html

Article in Rolling Stone Magazine: ‘Ray Donovan’: How to Get L.A. Noir Right

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A couple of weeks ago I shared an article from Vulture.com titled The Modern Noir Has Atrophied. Though it had some good points one of the main ones was how Season 2 of True Detective has disappointed.

Today Rolling Stone has come out with an article by Rob Sheffield about how great Season 3 of Ray Donovan is and how it has done modern noir right. Here is a link to the full article:

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/ray-donovan-how-to-get-l-a-noir-right-20150827

This is interesting because I have had a few discussions with noir fans talking about how bad season 2 of True Detective is and nobody is talking about Ray Donovan and how good it is. If you haven’t watched Ray Donovan I encourage you to do so. I agree with the above article, I almost stopped watching after Season 1 but fell in love with this show during Season 2 and Season 3 is amazing so far.

I have not seen Season 2 of True Detective yet and will hold judgement until I do, but I am not surprised that it has been a let down given Season 1 was so amazing! Here is a link to my review of Season 1:

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/04/23/re-watching-the-best-of-2014-true-detective-season-1/

Here is a link to the Vulture article I mentioned before:

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/08/11/article-the-modern-noir-has-atrophied/

Article: Neo-Noiriste John Dahl

I came across this article on John Dahl, who’s first three films are all great neo-noir films. Those are Kill Me Again, Red Rock West and The Last Seduction. He made a couple more noirish greats in Rounders and Joy Ride.

This article maybe a little dated, since it was written in 2010, but for the most part very little has changed in the movie industry since then and Dahl has some good points. One thing Dahl doesn’t touch on in this article is television. Maybe television is the place where people can be a little more experimental and free to try what they want. It’s interesting that since this article Dahl has exclusively worked on television and has directed episodes of some of the great neo-noir series in the last 5 years including Breaking Bad, Dexter, Terriers, Arrow, Hannibal, Ray Donovan, Justified, Aquarius and more. Check out the full article below:

http://www.soundonsight.org/neo-noiriste-john-dahl/

Do you feel neo-noir is moved out of the theater and onto are T.V. screens?

‘To Live And Die In L.A.’ Series From William Friedkin & Bobby Moresco In Works At WGN America

To Live And Die In L.A. is coming to television! This could be very interesting. More neo noir on T.V. is always a good thing.

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EXCLUSIVE: To Live And Die In L.A., the cult 1985 MGM movie written and friedkin22006 Writers Guild Awards - Arrivalsdirected by William Friedkin, is headed to the small screen. In a competitive situation, WGN America has landed a drama series adaptation of the action thriller, with Oscar winner Friedkin directing and executive producing. Friedkin has created the TV adaptation with another Oscar winner, Bobby Moresco (Crash). Moresco will write the script and will executive produce. I hear the project, from MGM Television (Fargo) and Tribute Studios, has received a script-to-series commitment and is expected to go straight to series upon script approval.

To Live And Die In L.A. is a reimagining of Friedkin’s influential film, which helped launch the careers of its principal cast of then-unknowns, Willem Dafoe, William Petersen, John Pankow, Jane Leeves and John Turturro.

large_to_live_and_die_in_LA_blu-ray_4Like the film (you can watch a trailer below), the TV adaptation is based on the novel by former…

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Season 3 Trailer for Ray Donovan

While all the hype for neo noir television is on this Sunday’s premier of True Detective on H.B.O., Showtime quietly released the new trailer for Ray Donovan Season 3. This is a great neo noir series! I was not a big fan of season 1, but didn’t think it was to bad. I gave season 2 a chance and was not disappointed. Season 2 was amazing and I look forward to season 3. This trailer makes me even more excited about season 3. Check out the new trailer below: