Waco dramatizes a colossal and deadly series of real-life mistakes

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There’s a certain morbid satisfaction—uncomfortable to admit, but that’s probably the right word for it—in watching the events of a tragic fuckup play out more or less exactly as you expect. Like watching a car crash in slow motion, there’s nothing to be done save for rubbernecking as the grim reality unfolds, replete…

Michael Keaton teaches a kid to kill in this trailer for American Assassin

Not everyone who suffers a series of great tragedies in their life becomes Batman, as evidenced by this trailer for Michael Cuesta’s American Assassin. When this kid’s parents died and his girlfriend was killed in a terrorist attack, he didn’t become Batman, he joined up with a CIA black ops team so he could learn how…

Spike TV picks up Waco event series starring Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon

Back in August, we reported that Friday Night Lights heartthrob Taylor Kitsch had signed on to play Branch Davidian leader and self-proclaimed messiah David Koresh in a limited series about the FBI’s 1993 standoff at Koresh’s headquarters in Waco, Texas. Koresh and his followers were facing allegations of polygamy and…

Taylor Kitsch goes from True Detective to cult leader in Waco TV series

Combining the current popular fascinations with true crime and the 1990s in a way that hasn’t been since since—well, quite recently, actually—Taylor Kitsch has made a deal to star in an upcoming limited series dramatizing the 51-day standoff that led to the deaths of 76 people on April 19, 1993, in Waco, Texas. That…

Confused by this season of True Detective? Here’s a helpful flow chart

If you’re like us, and frankly, like the rest of the television watching public, you’re probably having trouble keeping track of all the threads in the increasingly tangled web of corruption that is Vinci, CA. A Twitter user named @jackoapostrophe has made a helpful flow chart to help viewers keep everything straight…

True Detective season two titles remixed in the style of Starsky & Hutch

The reaction to the second season of HBO’s True Detective has been less than stellar. It’s still an entertaining exploration of the darkness that eats at the souls of men, but certainly has lost something from the propulsive first season that seemingly churned out classic episode after classic episode. Perhaps instead…

The second True Detective teaser has moody dialogue to go with its moody glares

The hotly anticipated second season of HBO’s True Detective doesn’t premiere until June 21, but the race to become the next “Time is a flat circle” has officially begun with the release of a new teaser featuring tiny bits of dialogue. The first trailer of season two, released last month, was all smoldering glances set…

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