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Network: TNT. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: January 22, 2018 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Matt Lintz, Robert Ray Wisdom, and Q'orianka Kilcher. TV show description: Based on the Caleb Carr novel, The Alienist TV show is a period mystery drama, set in New City during the Gilded Age. The series centers on Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl), an alienist, i.e. a criminal psychologist. In 1896, a ritualistic serial killer is targeting boys. When a young, male prostitute is found slain on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) hires his old Harvard chums Kreizler and John Moore (Evans),
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The Alienist Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The Boy on the Bridge

Well, that was some good, creepy fun.

Caleb Carr's 1994 novel sprung to atmospheric life on The Alienist Season 1 Episode 1.

The Alienist is perfect for those who find Criminal Minds too light-hearted.

This limited series starts with a disemboweled young male prostitute abandoned on Williamsburg Bridge. That really sets the tone for the rest of the pilot.

It also establishes the feel for the series, exploring the gloomy underside of 1896 New York City. The sets and the costumes are fabulous, allowing the viewer to be transported into the hopelessness of many indigent people's lives.

There were young boys turned cross-dressing prostitutes to make money for their immigrant families. Others took their lives in their hands just trying to walk the streets through which horse-drawn carriages careened.

On the other side were the well-off, enjoying privileged lives and sating their vices in the underside of the city.

The rich also provided
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Film Review: ‘Please Stand By’

Film Review: ‘Please Stand By’
“Do you know how hard it is to write something? All the thinking and planning and rewriting … because the story you want to tell means so much to you.” If we were to accuse Ben Lewin’s “Please Stand By” of a cunning it doesn’t otherwise display, we might think this impassioned speech, uttered by the film’s intrepid autistic heroine, might be a kind of sly safeguard against harsher critical judgments. After all, there’s no denying the strenuously decent motivations behind this kitten-soft story of obstacles surmounted, limitations exceeded and quirks winsomely mined.

In fact intentions this good, and executions this solidly indie, used to pave the way to Sundance, as they did with Lewin’s far superior last film, the award-winning “The Sessions.” So it’s perhaps its own kind of critique, and a reflection of the changing times with which “Please Stand By” feels curiously out of step, that this Lewin
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Brooklynn Prince Had the Best Time at the 2018 SAG Awards--and She Didn't Even Go

Brooklynn Prince Had the Best Time at the 2018 SAG Awards--and She Didn't Even Go
Brooklynn Prince didn't attend the 2018 SAG Awards, but that didn't stop her from enjoying the big night. The 7-year-old Florida Project star celebrated vicariously by editing her face into stars' red carpet photos. It all started when the young actress saw a photo of Millie Bobby Brown posing with Dakota Fanning and began to experience a bit of Fomo. "'Whyyyyyy am I not in this picture???' – Brooklynn," she tweeted on Sunday, followed by a supportive "Yes Queens." To solve the problem, she just edited her face in between the actresses' stance. "Much better," she wrote alongside the new picture, showing her giving...
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Review: The Alienist Is a Sure-Footed, Richly Sinister Drama

Adapted from Caleb Carr’s 1994 best seller, The Alienistplops us down in 1896 Manhattan, a town as gloomy, foul and filthy as the Victorian London of Penny Dreadful. Here, though, the monsters aren’t supernatural. Which makes them potentially scarier.

A boy prostitute has been murdered. This, and the fact that he was dressed as a girl, would be of no interest to anyone outside the city’s grimy underworld, except for the killer’s unusually brutal desecration of the corpse. The case is taken up by Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, who played Zemo in Captain America: Civil War). He
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New trailer for The Alienist released as Netflix announce launch date

Author: Zehra Phelan

Netflix has today announced that the Luke Evans and Daniel Brühl series The Alienist will be available on the service from April 19th everywhere excluding the Us and France, with all ten episodes available at once.

Luke Evans plays newspaper illustrator John Moore and Dakota Fanning plays Sara Howard, an ambitious secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. The series also stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) as police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane) and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) as Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery; Matt Lintz (Pixels) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; Robert Ray Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) as Mary,
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First Look at New Netflix Series ‘The Alienist’

Today, Netflix, the world’s leading Internet entertainment service, announced that the highly anticipated series The Alienist, starring Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans, will launch on April 19th exclusively on Netflix everywhere excluding the U.S. and France. All ten episodes will be available at once for members around the world.

An unflinching psychological thriller set amidst the underbelly of New York City’s “Gilded Age,” The Alienist follows Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds, Rush, Captain America: Civil War), a brilliant and obsessive “Alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies, who holds the key to hunting down a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys. Based on the award-winning, fan-favorite novel by Caleb Carr, with standout performances from Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), The Alienist is a gripping, turn-of-the-century murder mystery like none other: the story of the
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Daniel Brühl on the Darkness of ‘The Alienist,’ and Navigating the Secrecy of ‘Cloverfield 3’

Set during New York City’s Gilded Age, the TNT psychological thriller series The Alienist follows Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), a brilliant and obsessive man in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies who, along with the help of newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), an ambitious secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective, decides to hunt down a ritualistic killer gruesomely murdering young boys. Inspired by the novel by Caleb Carr, it is a fascinating story of the emergence of the world’s most powerful city, with enough …
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Luke Evans: Everything You Need to Know About the Hunky Star of The Alienist

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Luke Evans: Everything You Need to Know About the Hunky Star of The Alienist
Last year, Luke Evans stole the show as Beauty and the Beast‘s buff baddie, villain Gaston — and now, he’s smoking up the small screen.

The Welsh-born actor stars in TNT’s lush new period drama, The Alienist, a 10-episode miniseries premiering Monday. Based on Caleb Carr’s best-selling 1994 novel and set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, the series chronicles Evans and his costars Daniel Brühl and Dakota Fanning as their characters join forces to form a sort of extrajudicial Justice League, attempting to solve a string of gruesome child murders by employing criminal psychology.

Here’s everything you need to know about Evans,
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The Alienist review – a 19th-century psychological thriller that's short on thrills

Despite lush production values and a disturbing plotline, the television adaptation of a 1994 literary sensation fails to excite

Twenty-four years after its initial publication, Caleb Carr’s novel The Alienist has finally made it to the small screen. It did not get there easily. In June 1993, before the novel was published, Paramount Pictures and producer Scott Rudin purchased the film rights for $500,000. Various screenwriters toiled away at various scripts, locations were scouted, and production was slated to start by the summer of 1995. But the book and its grisly contents were hard to adapt to the screen – at nearly 500 pages, truncating the story to an acceptable Hollywood running time proved impossible – and the adaptation never surfaced.

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Why Dakota Fanning Loves Her Feminist Role on The Alienist

Why Dakota Fanning Loves Her Feminist Role on The Alienist
Dakota Fanning is coming to television.

The 23-year-old actress stars as Sara Howard in TNT’s The Alienist, a dark thriller set in 1896 New York City. Howard works at the police station and helps investigate the case of a serial killer targeting young boys alongside Daniel Bruhl’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and Luke Evans’s John Moore, a cartoonist.

Even though it’s a dark story, Fanning was excited to join the show thanks to her feminist character.

“I think what drew me to it is the character that I play, she’s the first female to work for the
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Pretty Much Everyone Wanted a Photo With Millie Bobby Brown at the SAG Awards

Pretty Much Everyone Wanted a Photo With Millie Bobby Brown at the SAG Awards
Millie Bobby Brown had the best time at the SAG Awards, and we have proof. After fangirling over Dakota Fanning on the red carpet, the Stranger Things actress once again proved that she's way cooler than us by mingling with celebrities like Robert De Niro and Gina Rodriguez, adding to the long list of famous faces who are already smitten with the 13-year-old star. Read on to see who else was lucky enough to meet Millie, then have a look at the best pictures from the night. RelatedHere Are This Year's SAG Awards Winners!
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‘The Alienist’ Review: TNT’s Semi-True Detective Story Ain’t for the Squeamish — Or Many Others

‘The Alienist’ Review: TNT’s Semi-True Detective Story Ain’t for the Squeamish — Or Many Others
Just when you thought peak TV had an option for every flight of fancy — from ’90s nostalgists to J.K. Simmons super-fans to the one sage shopper with a “Save the Transgender Fish, Save the World” t-shirt — enter “The Alienist,” an adaptation of Caleb Carr’s historical-fiction novel from 1994, that plays on TV like a “Sherlock Holmes” / “True Detective” crossover episode. Did the world need a gritty reboot of 221 B. Baker St. where Holmes is a doctor studying mental illness in wayward youths and Watson is a drunken, philandering illustrator who gets his kicks from kinky sex? No, but “need” isn’t a word that often accompanies modern TV programming. People wanted it (apparently), and after the first two episodes, viewers might still want more.

But they should think twice before continuing. “The Alienist” has its simple appeals, most notably in its sterling production design and salacious nighttime excursions, but they
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Millie Bobby Brown Fangirling Over Dakota Fanning Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

Millie Bobby Brown Fangirling Over Dakota Fanning Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day
Imagine walking the red carpet, minding your own business, and suddenly spotting one of your favorite celebrities. You then have two options: either keep your cool and pretend you haven't seen them (while immediately texting your Bff to tell them what's just happened), or just own it and go introduce yourself. Looks like Millie Bobby Brown chose to do the latter when she crossed paths with Dakota Fanning during the SAG Awards. While the Stranger Things star - who looked like Baby Spice with her space buns, pink sparkly dress, and Converse sneakers - is no stranger to celebrities being totally smitten with her, it was her turn to fangirl when she met the Twilight actress. Read on to see the most adorable pictures of Millie and Dakota, then have a look at the best photos of the night.
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Dakota Fanning Reveals Secret to Full Brows at the SAG Awards

Dakota Fanning Reveals Secret to Full Brows at the SAG Awards
Full, nicely shaped, natural looking—Dakota Fanning is clearly brow goals. Before you look in the mirror, tweezers at the ready, you'll be pleased to know that achieving Dakota-level brows takes little to no effort. "My only tip is that I don't touch my eyebrows," the Please Stand By star told E! host Nina Parker. "I don't wax them. I don't touch them at all...I get them from my grandmother, and my grandmother doesn't do anything to her eyebrows either." That's right, she does nothing. In comparison to the thin brows of the '90s, today, more is more, and according to the actress, the only way to ensure that they stay full is to do less. The...
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2018 SAG Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

2018 SAG Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery
Let’s face it: is there any better reason to watch the SAG Awards than to see who walks the red carpet (Except, of course, to see who wins)? Who among the nominees and presenters turned up for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 topped our best and worst dressed list? Tour through our photo gallery to see which celebs wore it best, and which wore it worst.

This year made history by having a host for the first time in its 23 year run. Kristen Bell (“The Good Place” and “Veronica Mars”) served as emcee, while an all-female group of presenters gave voice to the ongoing #MeToo movement. As was the case with the Golden Globes, the ceremony served as another opportunity to combat sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry. This time, however, the stars were allowed to shine in something other than all-black outfits.

Did your
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2018 SAG Awards: Best (and worst) dressed at the red carpet

2018 SAG Awards: Best (and worst) dressed at the red carpet
Let’s face it: is there any better reason to watch the SAG Awards than to see who walks the red carpet (Except, of course, to see who wins)? Who among the nominees and presenters turned up for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 topped our best and worst dressed list? Tour through our photo gallery to see which celebs wore it best, and which wore it worst.

See 2018 SAG Awards: Complete winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories [Updating Live]

This year made history by having a host for the first time in its 23-year run. Kristen Bell (“The Good Place” and “Veronica Mars”) served as emcee, while an all-female group of presenters gave voice to the ongoing #MeToo movement. As was the case with the Golden Globes, the ceremony served as another opportunity to combat sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry. This time, however, the stars
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SAG Awards 2018: Fun live streaming post-show with winners, losers, snubs, shockers! [Watch]

Immediately following Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild 2018 ceremony on TBS and TNT, watch our fun live streaming one hour post-show with analysis of winners, losers, snubs and shockers discussing film and television categories! Senior editor Matt Noble hosts the program featuring senior editors Joyce Eng and Daniel Montgomery. The program starts at approximately 7:00 p.m. Pt; 10:00 p.m. Et and will feature contributors Charles Bright, David Buchanan, Riley Chow, Rob Licuria, Tony Ruiz, and Amanda Spears. Just click the video above to start watching.

SEE2018 SAG Awards: Complete winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories

We will be debating how Kristen Bell did as the first-time host for the SAG Awards event. What did you think of Morgan Freeman accepting the life achievement award? Who gave the best and worst speeches? Who were the great and bad presenters? Make your own comments at the bottom of this article.
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Kristen Bell Calls for ‘Empathy and Diligence’ During SAG Awards Opening Monologue

Kristen Bell Calls for ‘Empathy and Diligence’ During SAG Awards Opening Monologue
As the first-ever host of the SAG Awards, Kristen Bell avoided mentioning Trump and the myriad of sexual misconduct allegations facing Hollywood by name during her opening monologue. She did, however, make an impassioned plea for “empathy and diligence.”

“It’s a true privilege to experience and share the wide scope of humanity through storytelling,” she said on stage. “Everyone’s story deserves to be told, especially now.”

“We are living in a watershed moment in time, and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race,” she continued.

Bell serving as the ceremony’s first host isn’t the only milestone for SAG: Sunday’s show also boasts an all-female presenter line-up, with the 13 acting categories announced by women. Some men, however, will introduce clips of their films, but not any
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Kristen Bell Pokes Fun at Melania Trump as 'First Lady' of SAG Awards During Opening Monologue

Kristen Bell Pokes Fun at Melania Trump as 'First Lady' of SAG Awards During Opening Monologue
Kristen Bell wasn’t forking around when she opened the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night.

The actress took the stage saying, “I never thought I’d grow up to be the first lady, but you know what? I kinda like it” about her feelings in hosting the evening’s show.

Her first step of change as “first lady?” Cyberbullying — an initiative famously backed by current First Lady Melania Trump.

“Because I have yet to see any progress made on that problem — and I’m looking at you, Tony Hale,” said Bell, 37, pointing out to the Veep actor in the audience.
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