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Disneynature Enlists Natalie Portman for Disney+ Doc Dolphin Reef

Disneynature enlists Natalie Portman for Disney+ doc Dolphin Reef Natalie Portman has been tapped by Disneynature to narrate its next documentary feature Dolphin Reef. The film will follow previous Disneynature shows and follow a single animal, in this case Echo, “a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities.” PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
Tags: Movies, TV, Canada, Disney, Disneynature, Documentary, Dolphin Reef, Film, Natalie Portman

HBO to Air ‘McMillions’, a Documentary Series About the McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud

When The Daily Beast published an article last summer titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions,” it captured Hollywood’s attention in a big way. We later learned that was by design: the article, which details extreme (and wildly entertaining) levels of fraud surrounding the nationwide Monopoly game that McDonald’s previously participated in, was written with the express purpose of being adapted into a movie. A film adaptation is still on the table, but now a docu...
Tags: Documentary, HBO, Television, True Story, Mark-Wahlberg, McDonald's, McDonald's Monopoly Movie, McMillions

‘Knock Down the House’ Trailer: Go Inside Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Run For Office

29-year-old New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a pop culture superstar for her progressive ideals, no-nonsense approach to politics, and active social media presence. Now a new Netflix documentary will provide an inside look at how she became the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Knock Down the House follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other women – Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they ran for office last year. Check out the trailer below. K...
Tags: Documentary, Movie Trailers, Netflix, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Knock Down the House, Rachel Lears

The Artists

Each episode has a title “game box,” like this one. If you’re at all interested in gaming culture, I can’t recommend enough The Artists: The Pioneers Behind the Pixels, a series of short (about 10-minutes each) documentaries released last year that take a look at various aspects of gaming history, produced by the CBC. There are 10 episodes in all, and you can stream them through the CBC Gem app or web access (a name I really quite dislike and don’t understand). Big thanks to my Ubi collea...
Tags: Travel, Games, TV, Documentary, Web, Streaming, Cbc, Fred, Electronic Arts, Cbc Gem, Masters Of Doom, The Artists

‘The Karate Kid’ Gets the ’30 for 30′ Documentary Treatment by ESPN

The Karate Kid is one of the most beloved sports movies of all time, and like many properties from the 1980s, it made a modern comeback in the form of a new television series. Cobra Kai follows the exploits of a grown-up Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who still have some bitterness between each other after their famed karate tournament match-up in the 1984 film. But for those of you who may not be as familiar with the drama and tension of this rivalry, ESPN ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Youtube, Sports, Sequels, Espn, Sxsw, Daniel, Johnny, The Karate Kid, Video Of The Day, Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio, Chris Cotter, Xolo Maridueña, Johnny Lawrence

“Hail Satan?” Review: A Blasphemous Ball of a Documentary

Future opposition researchers will have a field day with anyone who writes about Penny Lane’s documentary Hail Satan?. So I might as well lean into it and say –  here goes nothing – I was shocked to learn how much I agreed with the Satanic Temple. Not as a religion, to clarify, but as a political movement. Like probably far too many people, I reflexively scoffed and laughed off the antics of the Satanic Temple when seeing their name mentioned in a headline. But as an organization devoted to hol...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Documentary, Russia, America, Features, Movie Reviews, United States, Satanic Temple, Hail Satan, Temple, Lane, Penny Lane, Rick Scott, Nietzsche, Featured Stories Sidebar

‘Apollo 11’ Director on Editing 11,000 Hours of Footage Into a Coherent Movie [Interview]

During the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, I sat down with Apollo 11 director Todd Douglas Miller and space historian Robert Pearlman. This is a film that I fell in love with from the moment that I saw it during the world premiere at the Ray during Sundance.  While I regret that I was unable to see the film on an IMAX screen, Apollo 11 is one of those films that you must experience on the biggest screen you can find.  It’s not often that a documentary crosses over into the editing category dur...
Tags: New York, Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Nasa, Features, Austin, Moon, Upper West Side, National Archives, Apollo, Miller, Ray, Robert, Apollo 11, Todd

Now Stream This: ‘Destroyer’, ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Lizzie’, ‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’, ‘The Fly’, ‘Between Worlds’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) It’s that time again! Time for more great movies you can stream right now. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a Nicole Kidman cop drama, Kristen Stewart deconstructing the story of Lizzie Borden, a quiet horror film, Nicolas Cage going full Cage, some disturbing body horror, a hilarious documentary, and more! These are the best movies ...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Geena Davis, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Sports, Jerusalem, Nicole Kidman, David Cronenberg, Davis, Manhattan

‘Scary Stories’ Documentary Trailer Explores the Legacy of the Terrifying Children’s Book

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the collection of horror stories by Alvin Schwartz, is one of the most terrifying and controversial children’s book to haunt library shelves. If you need any evidence of that, just look back at the myriad of stories about school libraries trying to ban the books. That’s largely thanks to the inky illustrations by Stephen Gammell, which will be brought to life in the upcoming big screen adaptation produced by Guillermo del Toro (watch the trailer here). Alongsi...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Documentary, Horror, Guillermo Del Toro, Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Stephen Gammell, Movie Trailers, Scary Stories, Cody Meirick, Los Angeles New Orleans Columbus

‘Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé’ Trailer: Netflix Offers a Front-Row Seat to Beyoncé’s Revolutionary Coachella Performance

If you couldn’t afford one of those pricey tickets to Coachella to see Beyoncé make history, fear not: the Queen is coming home. In less than two weeks, you can get a front-row experience to Beyoncé’s ode to black excellence with Netflix’s concert documentary Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce, which follows the artist from preparation to performance of a historic show that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities. Watch the trailer below. Homecoming A Film By Beyonc...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Documentary, America, Netflix, Coachella, Movie Trailers, Musical, Black, Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Beyonce Trailer Beyoncé

‘Our Planet’ Proves That Netflix Can Make Nature Documentaries That Are as Good, and Maybe Even Better, Than Everyone Else

As Netflix continues to grow to a behemoth-like size, the presumption is that they have everything that regular TV and theatrical films can offer to audiences, if not more. They’ve got big-budget fare from A-list filmmakers, Oscar-winning foreign films, award-winning sitcoms, crime dramas, HBO-style mature thrillers, children’s programming, talk shows, and more. Over the span of just a few years, Netflix has engulfed much of scripted and unscripted programming and films, investing billions in ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Bbc, Features, Netflix, Moon, David Attenborough, South Pole, Anthony Bourdain, Attenborough, Planet Earth, BBC Natural History Unit, Frozen Planet, Featured Stories Sidebar, Our Planet, Netflix Our Planet

‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Reboot Taps Alec Baldwin and Jane Lynch as First Rotating Hosts

Last fall, we got word that James Lipton would be leaving Inside the Actors Studio, the series featuring intimate interviews with actors, filmmakers and musicians about their craft, origins in entertainment, and much more. The longtime host and dean emeritus at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in New York City was said to be replaced with a rotating chair of guest hosts filling in, and now the first two hosts and guests for the Inside the Actors Studio reboot have bee...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Abc, Documentary, New York City, Lena Dunham, Jane-Lynch, Will Ferrell, Alec Baldwin, Bill Hader, Martin Luther King Jr, David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels, Robert Redford, Baldwin

Trailer Roundup: ‘Family’, ‘Wild Nights With Emily’, ‘Relaxer’, ‘Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island?’, ‘Dead Trigger’, ‘Kevin Hart: Irresponsible’, ‘Our Planet’

Occasionally, some trailers slip through the cracks. That’s where a trailer roundup comes in handy. Below, watch as Taylor Schilling tries to bond with a juggalo, Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson, Dolph Lundgren fights zombies, and more films that may not have huge blockbuster heat, but are still worth checking out. Family In Family, Taylor Schilling is tasked with taking care of her niece – something she is ill-equipped to do. Hilarity ensues, and at one point, Schilling puts on som...
Tags: Family, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Netflix, Kevin-Hart, Movie Trailers, David Attenborough, Hailee Steinfeld, Maddie, Joe, Independent, Cynthia Nixon, Taylor Schilling

Legendary French New Wave Director Agnes Varda Has Died, Here’s Where You Can Stream Her Movies

“I live in cinema. I feel I’ve lived here forever.” As both director and subject, Agnes Varda is inseparable from the feature films and documentaries that she has made. The French New Wave pioneer became just as known for her dual-toned bowl-cut hairstyle and lively spirit as she did for her game-changing films such as La Pointe Court, Cleo from 5 to 7, and The Gleaners and I. And it’s in those films that she’ll be forever remembered following her death this Friday from breast cancer. She was 9...
Tags: Death, Movies, Documentary, Qatar, Paris, Brussels, Francois Truffaut, Nantes, Cleo, Agnes, Cherbourg, Agnes Varda, Alain Resnais, Varda, Netflix/Streaming Video, Jacques Demy

‘Screwball’ Filmmakers Explain Why They Used Child Actors in Their Hilarious True-Crime Doc [Interview]

Screwball is a true-crime story documentary about the Biogenesis scandal that shook Major League Baseball to its core. But there’s one unique twist: child actors are used in all of the re-enactments, transforming the whole story into a deranged comedy. Miami-based filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman are Florida-centric in their filmography, so it would not surprise me in the slightest if they do a documentary on the Marlins Park at some point in the future. I sat down with  director...
Tags: Florida, Comedy, New York, Movies, Congress, Documentary, Interviews, Toronto, Los Angeles, Features, Chicago, Julia Roberts, United States, Hugh Jackman, Mlb, Miami

Now Stream This: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘Inherent Vice’, ‘Q – The Winged Serpent’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to watch on one of the many streaming services out there? Then you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have the latest masterpiece from Barry Jenkins; a Stephen King adaptation to watch before a new remake; one of the best from the late, great Larry Cohen; and much, much more. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Comedy, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Maine, Portugal, Adaptation, Madeleine McCann

‘Game of Thrones: The Last Watch’ Documentary About the Show’s Final Season to Air on HBO

The biggest show on television is coming to an end, and the series finale of Game of Thrones is going to leave a gaping hole in the hearts of fans across the world – especially since most of our favorite characters are probably going to die horrible deaths. And while it’ll be a long time until we get to return to Westeros again with HBO’s prequel show, the good news is that we only have to wait one week until we can dive back into the show in a new documentary. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch i...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Northern Ireland, Game Of Thrones, Westeros, Finlay, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Jeanie Finlay

‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’ Trailer: Netflix Documentary Hunts for Buried Treasure

The Great Recession laid financial waste to a huge number of American families. After being totally cleared out, one man decided to take things into his own hands by seeking out buried treasure to get his life back on track: not gold from El Dorado or a pirate’s fortune, but a huge supply of cocaine. Yes, of course he was from Florida. That’s the premise behind The Legend of Cocaine Island, a “Southern fairy tale” in the form of a new Netflix documentary that tells the true story of Rodney Hyde...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Theo Love, Caribbean, True Story, Rodney, El Dorado, Netflix/Streaming Video, The Legend of Cocaine Island, Rodney Hyden, Legend of Cocaine Island

Now Stream This: ‘Free Solo’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘Christopher Robin’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted fa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Ben Affleck, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Egypt, Animation, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese

‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ Trailer: Another Netflix True Crime Series to Obsess Over

Netflix thrives on making true crime documentaries and docu-series, and you know what? They’re very good at it. Almost all of their true crime shows have been absorbing and fascinating, to the point where you can’t help but become obsessed with them. Their latest, The Disappearance of Madeline McCann, looks like it’s going to have the same effect. The series tracks the vanishing of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann while on holiday with her family in Portugal. Watch The Disappearance of Madeline McCa...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Scotland, Netflix, Portugal, Madeleine McCann, True Story, Chris Smith, Madeleine, McCann, PRAIA DA LUZ, TV Trailer, Greatest Party, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Madeline McCann, Praia de Luz

‘I Am Richard Pryor’ Documentary Coming to TV a Few Days After South By Southwest Premiere

The South by Southwest Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and we’ll have all sorts of coverage from the films premiering down in Austin, Texas. While you’ll be stuck waiting for most of them to make it to a theater near you (with the exception of Jordan Peele’s Us arriving later this month), at least one of the documentaries playing the festival will be available for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home very shortly after it premieres. I Am Richard Pryor is a new documentary from Netwo...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Documentary, Comedy Central, John F Kennedy, Bruce Lee, Austin Texas, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor, Pryor, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Paramount Network, Jimmie Walker, Jennifer Pryor, Network Entertainment

‘Framing John DeLorean’ Trailer: Alec Baldwin Stars in a Blend of Documentary and Drama

When most people think “DeLorean”, they likely think of the famous time-traveling car from the Back to the Future series. But there’s a lot more to the story of that car, and the person behind it. The new documentary/drama Framing John DeLorean employs an interesting blend of archival footage and dramatic reenactments, with Alec Baldwin playing John DeLorean, who rose through the ranks of General Motors, only to one day be busted for trafficking cocaine. Watch the Framing John DeLorean trailer ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, General Motors, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Alec Baldwin, True Story, Peter Sarsgaard, Delorean, Errol Morris, Sean Cullen, Tribeca Film Festival, John DeLorean, Don Argott

Michael Jackson songs pulled from radio stations in New Zealand and Canada

Backlash comes after documentary Leaving Neverland details abuse allegations of two men against the singerDozens of radio stations around the world have removed Michael Jackson’s music from their playlists after allegations that the late singer abused children aired on Sunday in the documentary Leaving Neverland.In New Zealand, the public broadcaster and its major commercial rivals – whose listener base covers more than half the population – united in opting not to play Jackson’s hits. Continue ...
Tags: Music, Documentary, Americas, World news, Radio, Culture, Canada, Television & radio, New Zealand, Jackson, Michael Jackson

‘The Hottest August’ Review: A Documentary About Just How Doomed We Really Are

Life during late stage capitalism is fraught with anxiety and hypocrisy. No one quite knows what the future holds for us, but if the present is any indication, it doesn’t seem promising – unless things start to change very quickly. Global warming, gentrification and a vanishing middle class, among other woes, all lead up to a sense that we’re headed toward a kind of post-apocalyptic Dickensian society. This is the worldview that powers documentarian Brett Story’s The Hottest August , her fo...
Tags: New York, Movies, Documentary, Story, Features, Movie Reviews, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Brett Story, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Hottest August

Canada: radio stations ban Michael Jackson music over abuse allegations

The documentary Leaving Neverland details the abuse allegations of two men who had previously denied Jackson molested themThree major Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs after allegations that the late musician abused children aired Sunday in an HBO documentary. Related: 'Too big to cancel': can we still listen to Michael Jackson? Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Documentary, Americas, World news, Radio, Culture, Canada, Television & radio, Jackson, Michael Jackson

‘Mike Wallace is Here’ Review: A Complicated Portrait of a Public Figure

One of the emerging trends in the films at this year’s True/False documentary film festival in Columbia, Missouri has been curated footage. Several of the films at this year’s festival, like Apollo 11, Amazing Grace and now director Avi Belkin’s film Mike Wallace is Here , are made up entirely of archival content, either presented in a linear way, or edited together in such a way that it creates a complete picture all on its own. In the case of Mike Wallace is Here , Belkin has assem...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Iran, Features, Bette Davis, Movie Reviews, Fox News, Larry King, Belkin, Rod Serling, Peter, Wallace, Columbia Missouri, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mike Wallace, O'Reilly

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ Review: A Political Mystery Uncovers a Horrifying Conspiracy in This True Crime Doc

In 1961, UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash on his way to broker a peace deal in the Congo. The official stated cause of the crash was pilot error. However, considering Hammarskjöld was an outspoken proponent of African countries retaining autonomy over their resources, and that the rebel leader he was meeting with was a puppet of a Belgian mining company, rumors circulated for years that foul play was afoot. Danish journalist Mads Brügger’s documentary, Cold Case H...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Africa, Features, Movie Reviews, Un, Congo, Hunter S Thompson, Dag Hammarskjöld, Michael Moore, Jones, Jon Ronson, Hammarskjold, Featured Stories Sidebar, Brugger, Alexander Jones

‘Apollo 11’ Review: It Takes a Village to Get to Space in This Tense Documentary

It feels appropriate that Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary Apollo 11 would come out on the heels of First Man , Damien Chazelle’s drama about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing. Chazelle’s film highlighted the stakes felt by otherwise ordinary people as they worked toward an extraordinary goal. Miller’s documentary, made up entirely of NASA archival footage and broadcast news clips, works as a perfect companion, using historical footage to create a fittingly tense account of the mission...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Nasa, Features, Movie Reviews, Collins, Neil Armstrong, Miller, Cape Canaveral, Apollo 11, Damien Chazelle, Mike Collins, Armstrong, Aldrin, Chazelle, Featured Stories Sidebar

Screen queens: the funny, fearless women who revolutionised TV

Phoebe Waller-Bridge exploded into our living rooms with Fleabag, her vicious comedy about an angry, awkward woman. As it returns, Guardian writers pick their TV heroinesWho gets to be the bitch? Continue reading...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Shonda Rhimes, Media, Celebrity, Drama, Documentary, Women, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Julia Davis, Tina Fey, Factual TV, The news on TV

‘Will Smith’s Bucket List’ Trailer: The Movie Star Does All the Things You Wish You Could

As if Will Smith wasn’t already living the kind of life that you only dreamed of, now he’s going to rub your face in it with a new documentary series coming to Facebook Watch. Will Smith’s Bucket List fins the international superstar traversing the globe to overcome obstacles, face fears and partake in activities that he surprisingly hasn’t done in all the years he’s been a major celebrity. Not only does Will Smith go skydiving, but apparently he learns how to dance, which he’s apparently not g...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Movies, Documentary, Suicide Squad, Jaden Smith, Will-Smith, Cuba, Smith, Dave Chappelle, Jada Pinkett Smith, TV Trailer, Will Smith's Bucket List, Facebook Watch Will Smith, Instagram Will Smith

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