Netflix’s Maniac is one of the most unusual character studies in television history. It’s lead characters – Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim – are two genuinely messed up characters who seek help via a secretive medical trial.
Series stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill join co-creators Cary Fukakaga and Patrick Somerville to talk about the whole WTF-edness of the show.
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons.
Limited series Maniac will launch on September 21, 2018.
True Story is, oddly enough, based on a true story – Christian Longo murdered his family and disappeared. When he was captured, in Mexico, he was posing as a journalist named Mike Finkel. Mike Finkel was a New York Times reporter who was fired for fabricating the subject of an important story – and became the only person Longo would talk to.
Finkel’s book, True Story, detailed those conversations and was a bestseller. The film adapted from the book is intriguing, occasionally compelling but creates a distance between itself and its audience that it almost but not quite earns back.
21 Jump Street was an unexpected delight because it mocked every possible aspect of turning an ‘80s cop show into a movie. 22 Jump Street aims to do the same thing for sequels. It’s too bad that when it isn’t being meta, it loses steam – but it’s still a better than average sequel.
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Every year, it seems like there’s at least one movie that has awful trailers but turns out to be amazing. In 2009, it was The Hangover. Last year, it was Bridesmaids. This year, it’s 21 Jump Street – a fast-paced crude comedy that pulls off its Judd Apatow-like mix of cringeworthy humor and heart with panache!
Schmidt and Jenko are friends and rookie cops who mess up their first arrest. So they are transferred to a special division that sends them back to high school to bust a drug ring. But trying to fit in as students while tracking down the drug source proves more difficult than they imagined.
Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Written by Michael Bacall.
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell and Neal H. Moritz.
Genre: Action Comedy.