CS Recommends: The Alienist, Plus Video Games, Toys & More!

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CS Recommends: The Alienist, Plus Video Games, Toys & More!

CS Recommends: The Alienist, Plus Video Games, Toys & More!

Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch/read/play/listen to? ComingSoon.net has got you covered. In this week’s CS Recommends our staff gives you solid tips on the best media to consume during your downtime, including The Alienist and more! Check out our picks below!

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MAX EVRY’S RECOMMEND: My First 3D Pen Dolphin Starter Kit

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Looking for a fun and safe activity for your kids at home? This 3D pen is a good bet. It’s lots of fun and very crafty. Because all the heating of the PCL color filament happens inside the device it won’t burn anyone’s fingers. There are many colors to choose from, and lots of templates in the booklet that comes with. Recommended for ages 8+, although for younger kids should definitely be parent-led, at least on the first try until they get the hang of it.

KYLIE HEMMERT’S RECOMMEND: The Alienist Season 1

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Click here to purchase Caleb Carr’s The Alienist novel!

Following the premiere of the second season of The Alienist on TNT, I implore anyone who has yet to discover this impeccable mystery series to dive in immediately and find out what you’ve been missing! Based on the novel by Caleb Carr, the psychological thriller set in 1896 centers on the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that have gripped New York City. The Alienist features a stellar cast including Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Ted Levine along with some of the most gorgeous and detailed production designs on television. History buffs will love the mixture of fact and fiction as the show features historical figures, such as Theodore Roosevelt, that only makes the storytelling more engaging. Besides its atmospheric settings and exploration of criminal psychology, what draws me into the world of The Alienist the most is its unique (and sometimes subversive) characters and the super-talented cast that brings them to life.

GRANT HERMANNS’ RECOMMEND: Baby Driver

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We may still be stuck indoors, but summer is certainly here and now is as good a time as any to revisit one of the best films to hit summer theaters in the past few years: Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. Focused on the titular, tinnitus-afflicted getaway driver as he seeks to leave his life of crime and start anew with local diner waitress Debora, the action crime-thriller frequently breaks free of its genre and story trappings thanks to Edgar Wright’s visionary direction and killer soundtrack. Choreographing every scene to a specific tune, including a number of pulse-pounding action set pieces, Wright finds himself at arguably his most stylish with the film that makes for an easy-to-revisit title elevated even further by brilliant performances from its ensemble cast.

MAGGIE DELA PAZ’S RECOMMEND: Little Nightmares

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Developed by Tarsier Studios, Little Nightmares is a puzzle horror video game that will take you on a journey deep inside a giant vessel called The Maw where strange and terrifyingly large creatures roam in every room and corner. As you start the game, you’ll get introduced to the protagonist, a little girl in a yellow raincoat named Six, who gets trapped in The Maw’s prison along with other captive children. Now, she must cleverly and quietly find a way to make her escape while trying to hide and run away from the ship’s children-eating occupants.

This breakout game of 2017 is best known for its graphic visual style and grim atmosphere that greatly helped players to get immersed throughout the game’s unique and dark story. For those of you who haven’t checked this game out, now is definitely the perfect time to play this game through PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC or Nintendo Switch ahead of the upcoming release of Little Nightmares II which is scheduled to debut sometime this year.

JEFF AMES’ RECOMMEND: The Highwaymen

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Netflix’s The Highwaymen doesn’t break any new ground in terms of storytelling, but the crime drama about two of the men responsible for taking down the infamous Bonnie and Clyde, features tremendous performances from Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson; and offers a contemplative look at the repercussions of murder in a similar manner as Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven. Add on another sublime score from the great Thomas Newman and you have yourself a must-see motion picture that stirs the mind and the soul.

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