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‘The Blech Effect’ Trailer: The Fallen Former “King of Biotech” Races to Reverse His Fortunes

In the ’80s, David Blech was dubbed the “King of Biotech” by the New York Times, a pioneer investor in a rapidly growing industry whose very touch (dubbed “The Blech Effect”) seemed to promise vast fortunes and success. But 30-something years later, Blech is $11 million in debut and awaiting a possible jail sentence, the “Blech Effect” taking on a dramatically different meaning. In David Greenwald‘s The Blech Effect documentary, the disgraced tech investor looks for a way to reverse his fortune...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, Documentary, New York Times, Ornette Coleman, Spike Lee, Movie Trailers, Forbes, Jonathan Demme, Bobby, Blech, Ed Burns, David Greenwald, The Blech Effect, David Blech


Watch This Fun Documentary on Todd McFarlane's Comics Legacy

Todd McFarlane is one of the most distinctive creators working in comics. His over-the-top, stylized artistry is recognizable a mile away, and had a defining impact on the era of comics he got his start in. He’s also, honestly, a very entertaining dude: frank, direct, and deeply in love with his own creations. Which…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Documentary, Syfy, Spider Man, Todd McFarlane, Spawn


The Quarantine Stream: Netflix’s Dating Show ‘Love on the Spectrum’ Will Open Your Eyes and Touch Your Heart

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Love on the Spectrum Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Originating in Australia, Love on the Spectrum is a reality dating series following a variety of singles on the autism spectrum who are looking for love. What could have easily been a series that looks upon its subjects with pity, this documentary series instead ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Romance, Documentary, Australia, Netflix, The Quarantine Stream, Love On the Spectrum, Jodi Rogers


MI6, the coup in Iran that changed the Middle East, and the cover-up

Documentary reveals evidence confirming a British spy’s role in restoring the Shah in 1953 – and how the Observer exposed the plotThe hidden role of a British secret service officer who led the coup that permanently altered the Middle East is to be revealed for the first time since an Observer news story was suppressed in 1985.The report, headlined “How MI6 and CIA joined forces to plot Iran coup”, appeared in the 26 May edition but was swiftly quashed. It exposed the fact that an MI6 man, Norma...
Tags: Documentary, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, MI6, Cia, Shah, Shah of Iran, DARBYSHIRE, Norman Darbyshire


‘The Vow’ Trailer: HBO’s New Documentary Series Focuses on the Publicized Cult NXIVM

There’s a chance that you might have already heard about the cult NXIVM. Smallville actress Allison Mack was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy stemming from her participation in the organization’s nefarious activities. But soon you’ll get the full story about NXIVM thanks to The Vow, a new documentary series from HBO that aims to uncover exactly what this organization was all about. Watch The Vow trailer below to see for yourself. The Vow T...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, DOS, Amer, Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer, TV Trailer, Nxivm, Keith Raniere, Allison Mack, Noujaim, The Vow


‘On the Trail’ Trailer Follows Journalists as They Cover the Insanity of the 2020 Presidential Primaries

The political landscape delivers us a fresh hell from which there seems to be no escape. Thankfully, we don’t always have to engulf ourselves in the nightmare that is American government, because we can turn off the news. But there are those who don’t have that luxury because it’s their job to report on the events unfolding from within the political circus everyday, and a new documentary film coming to HBO Max will show how insane the scene truly is. On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries foll...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Cnn, United States, Movie Trailers, Political, Jasmine Wright, Sarah Aubrey, CNN Films, HBO Max, On The Trail, On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, Amy Entelis Katie Hinman Toby Oppenheimer, Courtney Sexton


‘Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story’ Trailer Looks at the History of the Wild Nickelodeon Cartoon

Ren & Stimpy was a groundbreaking cartoon from Nickelodeon that helped put the kids cable network on the map. But when you look back at the animated series created by John Kricfalusi, you’re left wondering how this was something kids were ever allowed to watch at all. Because of the show’s unique nature, the history of Ren & Stimpy is an interesting one to say the least, and soon you’ll be able to learn all about it thanks to the new documentary, Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story, and...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Animation, Movie Trailers, Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, Ren, Ren Stimpy, Ren And Stimpy, John Kricfalusi, Ren Stimpy Story, Kricfalusi, Stimpy Story, Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren and Stimpy Story, Wild Nickelodeon Cartoon, Stimpy Documentary Trailer Ren Stimpy


Luca Guadagnino Leads Unusual Team-Up With Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to Make a Gay Hustler Epic

In the history of unusual Hollywood combinations, this one may take the cake. Luca Guadagnino, known for arthouse movies like Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria, is teaming up with funnyman duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who gave us raunchy comedy hits like Pineapple Express, to make a narrative film based on the documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. Guadagnino is set to direct this Scotty Bowers biopic, about the legendary bisexual male hustler, while Rogen and Goldberg wil...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Gay, Adaptation, Seth-Rogen, Ryan Murphy, Pineapple Express, True Story, Rogen, Goldberg, Bowers, Scotty, Luca Guadagnino, Evan-Goldberg


‘Gamemaster’ Director Charles Mruz on Documenting the Complexities of the Board Game Industry [Interview]

I may not remember precisely when I rediscovered board games, but I do remember the moment I knew I was hooked. In January of 2016, a friend invited me to join his much-anticipated playthrough of Twilight Imperium, a super-complicated game centering around galactic exploration and conquest. The only catch? The group was meeting three states over, requiring an hours-long drive through terrible weather – and a quick turnaround if I were to be back at work on Monday morning. I made the drive an...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Los Angeles, Features, Pakistan, Kickstarter, Luke Crane, Serrato, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jason Wise, Nashra Balagamwala, Gamemaster, Charles Mruz, Mruz, Kittens Elan Lee


New Werner Herzog Documentary ‘Fireball’ to be Released on Apple TV+

Werner Herzog‘s next documentary is heading straight to Apple TV+. Apple announced that it has landed the rights to the new Herzog documentary, Fireball, which it will debut on its Apple TV+ platform. The documentary will explore how shooting stars, meteorites, and deep impacts on Earth have shaped human mythology. After a stint in a galaxy far, far away, Werner Herzog is turning his head (and his camera lens) to the stars. Perhaps inspired by his brief appearance on The Mandalorian, where t...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Documentary, Apple TV, Earth, Netflix, Fireball, University of Cambridge, Bruce Chatwin, Werner-Herzog, Oppenheimer, Herzog, Apple TV Apple, Richard Melman, Appletv, Clive Oppenheimer


‘The Weight of Gold’ Trailer: An HBO Documentary About Mental Health Challenges Facing Olympic Athletes

HBO Sports has a new doc called The Weight of Gold, and it covers a topic you don’t often see brought-up in regards to sports: mental health. Specifically, it focuses on the mental health challenges that Olympic athletes face, and includes interviews with Michael Phelps, Jeremy Bloom, Lolo Jones, Gracie Gold, Bode Miller, Shaun White, and more. Watch The Weight of Gold trailer below. The Weight of Gold Trailer  There’s a huge misconception in this country about depression, and mental he...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Michael Phelps, Movie Trailers, Rio, Peterson, Phelps, Steven Holcomb, HBO Sports, Peter Nelson, HBO Max, The Weight of Gold, HBO Documentary About Mental Health, Weight of Gold, Jeremy Bloom Lolo Jones Gracie Gold


‘The Last Narc’ Trailer: Amazon’s Docuseries Investigates the Murder of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena

Amazon has released the trailer for The Last Narc, a four-part docuseries that promises to show the story of the “real Narcos.” The tagline is in reference to the hit Netflix crime drama Narcos, whose most recent season Narcos: Mexico has more than a few crossovers with The Last Narc. The Last Narc explores the 1985 kidnapping and murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, the character who Michael Peña played in Narcos: Mexico. Camerena’s killing was the most notorious murder in the history ...
Tags: Amazon, Documentary, Television, TV Trailer, The Last Narc


Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Between the World and Me’ Headed to HBO This Fall

Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me stage show, adapted from his book of the same, is being adapted by HBO. This isn’t a filmed version of that show, but rather something that combines elements of that production with documentary footage and animation. The stage production, which played at the Apollo Theater in 2018, took the “difficult but necessary conversations around Black life and death and places them center stage.” Published in 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me w...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Baltimore, Black, Ta Nehisi Coates, Nehisi Coates Between the World, Apollo Theater, Coates, Casey Bloys, Roger Ross Williams, Ta Nehisi Coates Between the World, Ta Nehisi, Susan Kelechi Watson, Kamilah Forbes, Kamilah


‘Marvel’s 616’ Panel Sheds Light on the Unsung Heroes of the Comics, Both on the Page and Behind the Scenes [Comic-Con 2020]

With the coronavirus forcing the delays of multiple Marvel Studios movies, Marvel fans have found themselves with a bit of an empty feeling lately. But the new documentary series Marvel’s 616 is coming to Disney+ soon, and the show’s Comic-Con at Home panel, which took place this afternoon, provided a look into the creation of the show and spotlighted a handful of Marvel characters fans might not be familiar with. Check out the highlights below. Just one day after releasing multiple sneak pe...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Comic-Con, Jessica Jones, PAUL, Gillian, Congressional, CB, Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer, Comic Book/Superhero, Sarah Amos


Disney+ Releases New Sneak Peeks of ‘Marvel’s 616’ Docuseries

Marvel’s 616 promises to take hardcore Marvel fans behind the scenes and behind the history of the comic book company that dominates the pop culture landscape. The forthcoming Disney+ docuseries debuts this fall, but the streaming outlet has release two new Marvel’s 616 teasers giving us a sneak peek of the series ahead of Thursday’s virtual Comic Con at Home panel with Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer, and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman. Marvel’s 616 Teasers Before Kamala ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Marvel, Disney, Muslim, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Video Clips, PAUL, Gillian, Paul Scheer, G Willow Wilson, Kamala Khan, Comic Book/Superhero, Gerry Duggan


‘Tibet: Roof of the World’ Notches Multiple Co-Production Deals

Documentary feature “Tibet: Roof of the World” is set to premiere on leading broadcast channels in the U.S. and Europe in the coming months, following a series of co-production deals. It is also poised for a theatrical release in mainland China, where cinemas have reopened this week after being closed for nearly five months. The […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Tibet, News, Documentary, Finance, China, Global, Smithsonian Channel, LGI Media, Tibet: Roof of the World, World ' Notches Multiple Co Production Deals


‘Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t’ Trailer: Documentary About the Iconoclastic Comics Creator Heads to SYFY

It takes a certain combination of determination, hard work, and talent to become a luminary in two separate fields, but Todd McFarlane has done it. The comic book creator and toy guru was one of the most lauded comic book artists of the 1990s, wowing readers with his work on Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man and launching his own title, Spawn, under Image Comics, which he helped found. He’s experienced some highs and lows since then, and a Todd McFarlane documentary is set to chronicle it all on ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Syfy, Nbc Universal, Marvel Comics, True Story, McFarlane, TV Trailer, Todd-McFarlane, Todd Mcfarlane: Like Hell I Won't, McFarlane Toys President of Image Comics


Trailer Round-Up: ‘Cats and Dogs’, ‘Fatal Affair’, ‘Father Soldier Son’, ‘The Kissing Booth 2’, ‘I Used to Go Here’, ‘Random Acts of Violence’, and More

Hello again, friend of a friend. It’s time for a trailer round-up! This is an infrequent column where we cobble together various trailers from TV shows and movies that aren’t exactly “big,” but still deserve some attention. The indie flicks, documentaries, and other oddities that we can’t exactly give devote a single post to, but can find time to talk about. We love you, movies. Fatal Affair  Fatal Affair appears to be a modern-day update on the classic domestic thriller. You know the t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Toronto, Noah, Afghanistan, Teen, David, Netflix, Harvard, Thriller, Sequels, Showtime


‘Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn’ Trailer: HBO Documentary Examines Racially-Motivated Killing 30 Years Later

On August 23, 1989, Yusuf Hawkins, a 16-year-old Black teenager from East New York, Brooklyn, was shot to death by a group of white youths from the predominantly Italian-American working-class neighborhood of Bensonhurst. The killing sparked outrage throughout the Black communities in New York City, culminating in a series of protest marches through the neighborhood led by the Reverend Al Sharpton. More than 30 years later, HBO is set to release a documentary called Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Br...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, New York City, Brooklyn, Spike Lee, Al Sharpton, Movie Trailers, Muhammad, Hawkins, Yusuf, East New York Brooklyn, David Dinkins, Bensonhurst, Yusuf Hawkins, Lenora Fulani


‘Feels Good Man’ Trailer: Pepe the Frog Creator Tries to Wrestle His Creation Back from White Supremacists

Pepe the Frog wasn’t always a symbol of white supremacy. It started out as an innocent cartoon character created by artist Matt Furie for an underground comic called Boy’s Club, but he improbably became a meme and was eventually co-opted by the alt-right into a symbol of hatred that was wielded like a weapon in various online forums. Feels Good Man is a documentary about the creation of Pepe, the character’s unlikely journey into a dark corner of the internet, and Furie’s attempt to reclaim and...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, San Francisco, Movie Trailers, True Story, Rogers, Pepe, White Supremacists, Vod, Arthur Jones, Feels Good Man, Furie, Matt Furie, Club Matt


‘Surviving Joe Exotic’ Documentary at Animal Planet Keeps the ‘Tiger King’ Mania Going

Nearly four months after Tiger King took the Netflix-viewing world by storm, Joe Exotic is still a curiosity for viewers. The exotic animal zookeeper’s big personality and troubling practices have dominated headlines for much of 2020, often overshadowing the actual animals and creatures that the Netflix docuseries initially set out to cover. Now an Animal Planet documentary is seeking to give the spotlight to the animals held at his Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, though even they can’t r...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Oregon, Indiana, Netflix, Animal Planet, Kariba, Kate McKinnon, Sarah Russell, Baskin, Joe Exotic, Chobe, Tiger King, Carol Baskin, Keith Hoffman


‘Howard’ Trailer: Meet the Lyricist Behind the Classic Songs of ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ & More

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know the songs from Disney’s animated classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. However, you may have a harder time finding is someone who knows the name of the man who wrote those songs. Howard Ashman is the lyricist behind such memorable tunes as “Under the Sea,” “Friend Like Me,” and “Be Our Guest,” and unfortunately, his musical genius was cut short after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Watch the first Howard trail...
Tags: New York, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Animation, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, Movie Trailers, Musical, Baltimore, Belle, Howard, Paige, Alan Menken, Aladdin


‘Unfit’ Trailer: A New Documentary Asks Whether Donald Trump is Fit to Hold the Office of President

President Donald Trump makes headlines every day simply by posting on Twitter. But his excessive tweeting is just a small part of what makes this man a menace, not just to the United States, but the world at large. Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump is a new documentary focusing on the behavior, psyche, condition and stability of the President of the United States of America. Is a man who lashes out irrationally at press questioning his decisions as the leader of the free world fit to be pre...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Cnn, United States, Espn, Movie Trailers, TNT, Donald Trump, Political, Trump, United States of America, Charles Barkley, Unfit, Doll House, Art Horan, Dan Partland


‘An Accidental Studio’ Giveaway: Find Out How Former Beatle George Harrison’s Production Company Left Its Mark on Film History

What does the irreverent comedy Monty Python’s Life of Brian have in common with the deadly serious Bob Hoskins thriller The Long Good Friday? Both movies were produced by HandMade Films, the production company of former Beatles superstar George Harrison. A new documentary called An Accidental Studio details the company’s early days, how it took chances few other companies were taking in the 1970s and ’80s, and more, all through unreleased archived interviews with Harrison and people like Hoski...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, George Harrison, Brian, Contests, Beatles, Bob Hoskins, Blu, Harrison, Bill Jones, Ray Cooper, Featured Stories Sidebar, RLJE Films, Sanjeev Bhaskar, HandMade Films, An Accidental Studio


‘Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia’ Trailer: Netflix Docuseries Details the Mob’s Stranglehold on the Big Apple

To put it mildly, New York City went through a rough stretch in the 1970s. Without getting too far into the complex whirlwind of factors that contributed to the city’s decline – police corruption, a financial crisis, etc. – New York was becoming a playground for organized crime, and five mafia families ruled the boroughs. This era has been dramatized extensively in movies and TV shows in the ensuing decades, and now Netflix is jumping on the bandwagon with its own three-episode docuseries calle...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, Documentary, New York City, Netflix, Mafia, Donald Trump, True Story, Rudy Giuliani, Big Apple, Cocaine Cowboys, TV Trailer, American Animals, Brillstein


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ Offers a Hammy But Delightful Escape from Home

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Somebody Feed Phil Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Phil Rosenthal is best known for creating the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, but thanks to this series, he’s become known for traveling the globe, sampling some of the best food that the world has to offer with a big smile on is face and some hokey jokes in his...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Features, Netflix, Lego, New Orleans, Anthony Bourdain, Phil, Raymond, Andrew Zimmern, New York Chicago, Rosenthal, Phil Rosenthal, Featured Stories Sidebar, Somebody Feed Phil


'No one is pure evil': the documentary bringing a human face to the Iraq war

Once Upon a Time in Iraq offers an in-depth look at lives devastated by conflict, as director James Bluemel and Waleed Nesyif – who was 18 when the US invaded – tell Remona AlyUm Qusay, dressed in a black, sequined abaya and hijab, takes a slow drag on her cigarette as she recalls the execution of Iraqi men in her village who tried to assassinate their president. A Rambo-esque former US marine readies himself with a swig of tequila before sharing his violent tale.Once Upon a Time in Iraq, a new ...
Tags: Television, Documentary, Iraq, US, World news, Bbc, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Television & radio, Factual TV, James Bluemel, Waleed Nesyif, Remona AlyUm Qusay


‘Pretending I’m a Superman’ Trailer: How ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ Reinvigorated Skateboarding

Back in the early 2000s, sports video games suddenly had a new best-selling title that shook up the annual arrival of the same football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey games. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater became a huge when it launched in 1999, and it not only changed the video game scene for extreme sports, but it had a huge impact on the popularity of skateboarding overall. Now the legacy of the video game franchise will be explored in Pretending I’m Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Stor...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Disney, Tony Hawk, Movie Trailers, Video Game, Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Shaun Palmer, Shaun Murray, Mat Hoffman, Ludvig Gür, Pretending I'm a Superman


'Sensational' Egypt find offers clues in hunt for Cleopatra’s tomb

Exclusive: discovery of two ancient mummies filmed for Channel 5 documentaryShe was the fabled queen of ancient Egypt, immortalised over thousands of years as a beautiful seductress. But, despite her fame, Cleopatra’s tomb is one of the great unsolved mysteries.Some believe she was buried in Alexandria, where she was born and ruled from her royal palace, a city decimated by the tsunami of 365AD. Others suggest her final resting place could be about 30 miles away, in the ancient temple of Taposir...
Tags: Media, Documentary, Africa, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Archaeology, Factual TV, Channel 5, Cleopatra, Alexandria, Taposiris Magna, Nile Delta Continue


The 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets Are Getting a Multi-Part ’30 for 30′ Documentary at ESPN

Sports fans can’t get enough of ESPN’s 30 for 30 sports documentaries. While the series was already popular before, there’s been a surge in interest recently due to the lack of new sports due to the coronavirus pandemic. The success of the 10-part documentary series The Last Dance about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls certainly helped boost the network’s sports documentary profile, and ESPN Films is planning another multi-part sports documentary, this time looking to the 1986 New York Mets...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy-Kimmel, Documentary, New York City, Sports, Michael Jordan, Baseball, Espn, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bulls, Major League Baseball, Red Sox, New York Mets, Strawberry, Mets, Kimmel



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