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The Alienist Trailer, Release Date for Luke Evans and Daniel Bruhl Crime Drama

TNT’s television adaptation of Caleb Carr’s quasi-historical 1994 crime novel The Alienist represents an intriguing peak television offering. Showcasing its two high-profile primary stars in Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, the upcoming historically-themed crime series has released its debut trailer, showing the duo in 1896 New York, each bringing distinctive skill sets to solve a sting of murders.

The Alienist Release Date

TNT has finally announced the release date for The Alienist. The NYC-set Victorian-era crime drama is set to debut on TNT on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9 p.m.

The Alienist Trailer

With the release date announcement, TNT also releases a new trailer for The Alienist, complementing the one we got back in May. This new clip delves further into the modus operandi of Daniel Bruhl’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, whose profession of an “alienist” has him attempting to synthesize concepts of forensics and psychology into a revolutionary (for the 1896,) approach

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David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored over the course of the series: what makes heinous criminals do the things they do?

The answer is likely to be multifaceted and elusive, and if the two episodes screened for review ahead of the series launch on Friday are anything to go by, rather harrowing, too.

Based on the real-life experiences of former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, the show charts the inception of the FBI’s criminal profiling programme in the late 1970s, as detailed in his book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Many of the crimes, which are shocking and brutal, are real; as are the murderers involved – and while the Gone Girl director manages to sprinkle in some bleak humour, the darkness is almost all-consuming. For this reason, a binge-watch is almost out of

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-10-11/mindhunter-david-fincher-review/

Stephen Paddock — Crime Scene Photo Shows Killer’s Brutal End

His body lies sprawled on the carpet of the Mandalay Bay Hotel — his 32nd floor lair turned into a sniper’s nest — moments after killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others in a crazed rampage.

His disfigured face leaking blood and brains — no longer a vicious threat to anyone.

This is coward Stephen Paddock, the perpetrator of the bloody Oct. 1 massacre that rocked the world. In a blockbuster exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has obtained a graphic photo purportedly of the madman sprawled out on the distinctive carpet of the Las Vegas resort. [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

“This was not just a mass murder,” one criminal profiler told The ENQUIRER. “This was a murder/suicide by someone who didn’t think he would have the guts to shoot himself and wanted the cops to do it for me.

“’Suicide by cop’

Read more at: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/true-crime/stephen-paddock-crime-scene-suicide-photo/

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock — Crime Scene Photo Shows Killer’s Brutal End

His body lies sprawled on the carpet of the Mandalay Bay Hotel — his 32nd floor lair turned into a sniper’s nest — moments after killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others in a crazed rampage.

His disfigured face leaking blood and brains — no longer a vicious threat to anyone.

This is coward Stephen Paddock, the perpetrator of the bloody Oct. 1 massacre that rocked the world. In a blockbuster exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has obtained a graphic photo purportedly of the madman sprawled out on the distinctive carpet of the Las Vegas resort. [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

“This was not just a mass murder,” one criminal profiler told The ENQUIRER. “This was a murder/suicide by someone who didn’t think he would have the guts to shoot himself and wanted the cops to do it for me.

“’Suicide by cop’

Read more at: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/true-crime/stephen-paddock-crime-scene-suicide-photo/

Wednesday Crime Stories: Anthony Weiner gets hard time for teen sexting & Missing corpse mystery: Who took Julie …

Anthony Weiner wept after a judge ordered the disgraced politician to serve 21 months in federal prison for obscene messages sent to a teen girl. Earlier sexting scandals cost Weiner his job as a congressman and destroyed his hopes to be New York’s mayor.

Criminal profiler Pat Brown, victim advocate Mark Klaas, and Crime Stories contributing reporter Scott Kimbler join Nancy Grace in this episode to discuss Weiner’s sordid online history and what happens next.

Also read: ‘Rock bottom’: Crying Anthony Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting minor girl

Death care legal expert Wendy Russell Wiener joins Nancy and the team to look at the mystery surrounding Julie Mott, a young Texas woman who died two years ago. Mott’s remains vanished from her casket inside a funeral home hours after her funeral and before it could be transported for cremation.

Read also: Remains of gorgeous 25-year-old Texas woman vanish

Read more at: http://www.crimeonline.com/2017/09/27/wednesday-crime-stories-anthony-weiner-gets-hard-time-for-teen-sexting-missing-corpse-mystery-who-took-julie-mott/

True crime makes great TV. But must it linger on women’s corpses?

I am almost certainly going to watch Mindhunter, the latest flashy TV show from Netflix. Set in 1979, it’s an adaptation of the bestselling true crime book of the same name, subtitled Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit, in which former FBI agent John Douglas explains how he built a career in criminal profiling by interviewing serial killers. It’s guaranteed to be event TV. It will be available on Halloween, and Netflix is so sure of its success that it has already renewed it for a second season.

A full-length trailer has just been released. You can’t judge a TV show by a trailer – if you could, I wouldn’t have given Gypsy two and a half episodes before realising life was too short – but it screams quality, and reeks of the kind of misanthropic noir with which

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/07/true-crime-tv-linger-womens-corpses-disturbing

How Accurate Is ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’? Discovery’s Step Into True Crime Highlights The Groundbreaking Investigation

Discovery Channel is officially in the true crime business with its newest eight-part series, Manhunt: Unabomber. The series will focus on the crimes, subsequent FBI investigation, and eventual capture of Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber. According to The New Yorker, Kaczynski is now spending life behind bars after pleading guilty to 16 bombings over 18 years that killed three people and injured 23. The series plans to take an in-depth look at the case from multiple angles — but unlike some true crime shows, it’s not a docuseries and instead features actors playing the familiar roles. So, how accurate is Discovery’s Manhunt: Unabomber?

It seems that the series intends to be as accurate as possible in its coverage of the events that took place leading up to, during, and after Kaczynski’s capture. Of course, there is always going to be a

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-accurate-is-manhunt-unabomber-discoverys-step-into-true-crime-highlights-the-groundbreaking-investigation-73943

True Crime: Discovery Looks at the Capture of Ted Kaczynski in Manhunt: UNABOMBER

It was one of the longest searches for someone on the Most Wanted list when the FBI began hunting for the man who became know as the Unabomber, and turned out to be Ted Kaczynski.

In Manhunt: UNABOMBER, Discovery’s  eight-episode limited series, the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history, is told.

Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), the story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber.

The story opens as  fresh-faced criminal profiler Fitz becomes the newest member of the Unabom Task Force, and faces an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber – one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history – but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself

Read more at: https://parade.com/591054/paulettecohn/true-crime-discovery-looks-at-the-capture-of-ted-kaczynski-in-manhunt-unabomber/

‘Manhunt: Unabomber:’ FBI Profiler on Catching Ted Kaczynski, True Crime Stories and Meeting Donald Trump

You’ve probably seen the black and white police sketch of a man with a mustache, wearing dark aviators and a hoodie, a patch of curly hair peaking out from underneath. That ominous image tormented Americans for years, because the man behind those sunglasses was responsible for a string of terrorist attacks that killed three people and maimed dozens more from 1978 to 1995.

You’ve probably also heard about how this man—known only as the Unabomber—sent increasingly sophisticated bombs to unsuspecting victims in the science, technology and airline industries. Some sustained minor injuries and others suffered shrapnel wounds and severe burns, and their lost fingers and eyesight. A computer store owner, advertising executive and timber industry lobbyist were murdered when they opened seemingly innocuous packages sent to their offices and homes.

The search for the Unabomber was one of the longest and most expensive manhunts in FBI history, and it may never have

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/manhunt-unabomber-fbi-ted-kaczynski-james-fitzgerald-643594