The Boy Scout (2002)
Created by former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont and packing an impressive cast list (Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Neil McDonough), this cigarette-smoke laced gangster series has been on our radar since it first went into development under the name La Noir.
Based in 1940s Los Angeles, where a battle is raging between the gangs and the police, the story centres on Bernthal's detective Joe Teague. Occupying a hazy middle ground between the police and the criminals, the white caps and the grey caps, he's a fairly standard rugged TV anti-hero.
Bernthal fits the bill as the mysterious lead
Noir drama Mob City dresses the part but does it deliver? Here's Michael's review...
This article contains spoilers.
Over half a century since its heyday film noir endures as a source of both earnest tribute and knowing parody. Perhaps the most convincing reason for this is its striking visual signature; the shadows, the menacing urban environment and the suit-hat-gun combination of its male principals. The strength of these images means that It’s very easy to produce an ‘idea’ of noir, a general impression of it that encompasses all of these elements while missing the central ingredient of moral uncertainty and outright cynical worldview that made it work as a narrative artform.
Unfortunately, Mob City, which has been given a rushed release in the pre-Christmas doldrums, offers quite a lot of the former but very little of the latter. It’s a beautiful looking
Of course, “The mob show by the guy who brought you that zombie show,” probably makes it clear that we’ve switched gears, and I suppose the latest hot thing is more marketable than one of the best films ever… if you know what demographic you’re after.
Mob City lets us off the hook immediately, at least if we weren’t sure where exactly it might have been going.
That opens the door for an impossibly powerful Batman from the comics, an ordinary man that has taken down the most powerful being on Earth on more than one occasion. Man of Steel also stressed the fact that Earth is not alone in their new universe, making the chances of intergalactic villain all that more likely.
Man Of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe. The boy scout comes to theaters June 14th, 2013.
Basically, the clan starts over in a new town after 10-year-old Eddie learns that his relatives are all monsters. Of course, that he himself is a werepup remains a secret… for now!
Then again, we could also just be all a-tingle because, with Bryan Fuller writing the pilot and Bryan Singer directing, it almost has to be good. On second thought, that’s not it, either.
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