when satire meets reality, there’s no need to exaggerate, and so we get this story of a creepy guy who spends his nights filming scenes of human calamity and selling them to TV news.
The movie star alchemy — that special combination of exactly the right weight and exactly the right haircut to produce exactly the right effect — has been thrown out of balance.
Driving on the freeway one night, he stumbles onto an accident scene and watches as a freelance camera crew records the drama — cops pulling a woman from a burning car.
No, there are actual people out there looking for this stuff, listening to their police radios and rushing to every scene that just might have enough blood to make the news.
When he blunders into a crime scene ahead of the police, we hope he’ll make it out before they arrive and that no one will confiscate his camera.
Gilroy also shows us the allure of a TV news station, the adrenaline, the allure of artifice, the jacked-up personalities, the excitement of knowing that something is going out live at that precise moment.
There are moments that are too macabre and outlandish, but Gilroy steers the movie just this side of farce, just this side of Chayefsky, and keeps it all within a realistic framework.
Earlier this week, Marvel Studios announced that the third Captain America movie will adapt the 2006 crossover limited series, "Civil War" by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven. In "Civil War," Captain America and Iron Man infamously found themselves on opposite sides of the Superhuman Registration Act as the superhero community rallied behind both men and events pit them and their respective followers against each other.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC has successfully outbid other networks to partner with the BBC on "The Night Manager," which will either be a six- or eight-part miniseries based on the 1993 John le Carre novel starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston
It's been a busy week for Marvel news with Tuesday bringing us the official announcement of Marvel Studios' massive "Phase Three" slate, including Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel and both Avengers: Infinity War - Part I and Part II! What does it mean for the future of the MCU and for comic book movies in general?