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Discovery Launching New Streaming Service with Shows from HGTV, Food Network, A&E, History, TLC, Travel Channel & More

Just when you thought the last of the streaming services had launched, Discovery has announced the launch of yet another in January 2021. The new streaming service is called discovery+, and it will come with the largest-ever content library for a new streaming service at launch. The library will feature over 55,000 episodes from over 2,500 shows from across Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, and Animal Planet, not to mention programs from A&E, History Channel and Lifet...
Tags: Verizon, Asia, Chuck, Hollywood, Cook, London, Television, Movies, Documentary, California, Martha Stewart, New York City, America, Bbc, Chicago, Discovery


Baby God: how DNA testing uncovered a shocking web of fertility fraud

Quincy Fortier was once Nevada’s physician of the year. As unspooled in a new documentary, he had a dark secret: dozens of children fraudulently fathered through his fertility clinicAt 22, Cathy Holm was newly married, settling into a new home in Las Vegas, Nevada, and struggling to start a family. It was the early 1960s, and infertility was a largely taboo topic; devoid of options, she looked up a doctor listed as a “fertility specialist” in the phonebook. Dr Quincy Fortier, a respected obstetr...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Film, Documentary, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, US television, Nevada, Sin City, Las Vegas Nevada, Holm, Quincy Fortier, Cathy Holm


‘The Art of Political Murder’ Trailer: George Clooney Executive Produced This HBO Doc About a Murdered Bishop

HBO’s collection of new crime-centric documentaries continues next month with The Art of Political Murder, which recounts the 1998 murder of Juan Gerardi, a Guatemalan bishop and human rights activist who was killed for blaming the country’s military for some of the atrocities in its brutal, multi-decade civil war. George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov executive produced this documentary, and a new trailer has been released which you can watch below. The Art of Political Mur...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Alabama, Oscar, George-Clooney, Movie Trailers, Guatemala, Grant, True Story, Cooper, Clooney, Paul Taylor, Francisco Goldman, Gerardi, Grant-Heslov


‘Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults’ Trailer: HBO Max Docuseries Examines the Infamous UFO Cult

People love cults. There are numerous reasons why, but it can’t be denied that it’s very easy for some individuals to get swept up in that cult mentality – be it Jim Jones, Scientology, the Rajneeshpuram community, the Branch Davidians, or Trumpism. And sadly, more often than not, cults can end in disaster and death. Such was the case with Heaven’s Gate, a group founded in the 1970s by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. The members of Heaven’s Gate believed they were destined to leave Eart...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Documentary, Oregon, US, Earth, Jim Jones, Clay Tweel, Rajneeshpuram, TV Trailer, Marshall Applewhite, Bonnie Nettles, HBO Max, HBO Max Docuseries, Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults


‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ Documentary Series Returning for Season 2

Along with the excitement of the first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian arriving last year, fans were treated to a bonus with a full-fledged making-of documentary series called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. It sounds like Disney will continue the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks as a second season of the documentary appears to be slated to debut after the second season finale, giving fans a nice little Christmas present. What’s On Disney Plus (via Fantha Tracks) discovered that a ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Timothy Olyphant, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Carl Weathers, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni, Katee Sackhoff, Ahsoka Tano


Belushi Review: A Remarkable Journey Into the Mind of a Mad Genius

Rating: 8/10 Cast: Chevy Chase … Self Carrie Fisher … Self (archive footage) Dan Aykroyd … Self Jim Belushi … Self Harold Ramis … Self (archive footage) Candice Bergen … Self Bruce McGill … Self John Belushi … Self (archive footage) John Landis … Self PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag....
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Carrie Fisher, Movie Reviews, Showtime, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, Second City, Steven Spielberg, Continental, Lorne Michaels, Blues Brothers, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi


‘Insert Coin’ Video Game Documentary Coming to Alamo Drafthouse VOD and More Virtual Cinemas

Even though the South by Southwest film festival was canceled back in the spring when the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to tear through the United States, some of the movies intended to premiere at the festival still screened for critics. One of those movies was Insert Coin, a video game documentary looking at Midway Games and the making of historical video games like Smash TV, NARC, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and more. Now you can finally see the movie for yo...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, United States, Movie Trailers, Video Game, Sxsw, Southwest, Alamo Drafthouse, NBA Jam, Eugene Jarvis, Joshua Tsui, Insert Coin, Insert Coin: The Midway Chronicles


Watch the Trailer for an Intimate Taylor Swift Concert Special Coming to Disney+ This Week

While everyone else has been figuring out how to have Thanksgiving without their family during the pandemic, Taylor Swift has been busy. The chart-topping recording artist put together a new concert special (without a crowd) back in September, where she recorded all of the songs from her most recent album folklore in an intimate recording session that she also directed herself. And it’s coming to Disney+ in less than 24 hours. Watch the Taylor Swift folklore concert special trailer below. fo...
Tags: New York, Movies, Taylor Swift, Abc, Documentary, Disney, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Alexa, Folklore, Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, Disney This Week, Taylor Swift City, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions


Greta Thunberg spoke zero words to anyone outside her family for 3 years before becoming the face of the youth climate movement, a new film reveals

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 'Friday Strike For Climate' on March 6, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg, a teenage activist from Sweden, is the face of the youth climate movement. A new documentary reveals that Thunberg didn't speak to anyone outside her family for three years before her rise to the world stage. Since 2018, Thunberg has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, and UK Parliament, and met with countless po...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Movies, News, Sweden, Entertainment, Climate Change, Documentary, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, House Of Representatives, United Nations, European Commission


‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Trailer: How Deep Is Your Love for the Trio?

Even if you didn’t grow up during the disco era, you undoubtedly know at least one song by The Bee Gees. The trio of brothers Barry, Maurice & Robin Gibb delivered such hits as “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” from the hit film Saturday Night Fever, not to mention other classic tunes like “How Deep Is Your Love” and “You Should Be Dancing.” But there’s a lot you probably don’t know about the meteoric rise to fame enjoyed by The Bee Gees, which will be chronicled in a new documentary on HBO, an...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Documentary, Australia, George Harrison, Mark Ronson, Lulu, Frankie Valli, Indiana Jones, The Bee Gees, Miami Florida, Barry Gibb, Benjamin Button, Robin Gibb, Frank-Marshall


‘Giving Voice’ Trailer: Viola Davis, Denzel Washington Pass on August Wilson’s Legacy to Students in Netflix Documentary

“August was that one writer who saw me. And when I say ‘me,’ I do mean me, but I also mean people like me,” Viola Davis says in the trailer for Giving Voice, an upcoming documentary that honors the legacy of iconic Black playwright August Wilson, whose plays like Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom left an indelible mark on Black history. And Davis, who won an Oscar for her performance in the feature adaptation of Fences and is earning buzz for her turn in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Ma ...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Documentary, America, Netflix, United States, Stage, Broadway, Davis, John Legend, Movie Trailers, Black, Wilson, Denzel-Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey


‘MLK/FBI’ Trailer: New Documentary Examines How the FBI Tried to Stop Martin Luther King Jr.

Every child learns about the historic efforts of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. to stop systemic racism in a society that continually treated Black people as inferior. But what they don’t often learn is how the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led by J. Edgar Hoover, was ordered to provide surveillance of King in order to get enough evidence to destroy him and the movement that he was leading. The new documentary MLK/FBI uncovers rarely seen facets of the FBI’s investigation into ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Toronto, Fbi, Doc Nyc, Movie Trailers, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Hoover, Ifc Films, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Telluride, Trump, J Edgar Hoover, Pollard, Sammy Davis Jr


‘A Disturbance in the Force’ Trailer: A Documentary That Investigates the Infamous ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

Even if you’ve never seen the Star Wars Holiday Special, you likely know what it is. It’s an infamous 1978 TV special featuring the cast of Star Wars coked-up out of their minds, celebrating “Life Day,” which is the Star Wars equivalent of Christmas. It was such a disaster that George Lucas, who didn’t have much to do with the special to begin with, wanted it blinked out of existence. And while there are bootleg copies floating around, there’s never been an official release. Now, the documentar...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Disney, Movie Trailers, George Lucas, Force, Peter Mayhew, Kozak, Coon, The Star Wars Holiday Special, A Disturbance In The Force, Jeremy Coon, Steve Koza, Leonard Ripps


Jonah Hill’s Second Feature Film Will Be a Therapy Documentary for Netflix

Writer/producer/actor/director Jonah Hill‘s feature directorial debut, the skateboarder coming of age story Mid90s, didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered back in 2018 (although our review was very positive). But his next film is tackling a subject that has too often been considered taboo in the United States: therapy. Hill is already in production on his second movie, an untitled documentary which is intended to provide a helpful and non-cheesy look at therapy as framed by Hill’s own t...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, United States, Jonah-Hill, Joaquin Phoenix, True Story, Don, Hill, Phil, Collider, Phil Stutz, Bandersnatch, Emma Stone Everyone


‘The Orange Years’ Review: An Enlightening and Nostalgic Look Back at How Nickelodeon Changed TV

Launched as the first ever cable network for kids, Nickelodeon is known as a powerhouse for children’s entertainment. But the channel characterized by an orange splat had a long journey full of experimentation, big risks, and innovation from female television executives who knew exactly how to reach kids without pandering to them in an insulting way. The Orange Years:  The Nickelodeon Story dives into the origins of Nickelodeon and how television executive Geraldine Laybourne turned a niche ch...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Documentary, Features, Nickelodeon, Television, The Orange Years, The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story


'They were not born evil': inside a troubling film on why people kill

In Alex Gibney’s documentary Crazy, Not Insane, the career of clinical psychiatrist Dr Dorothy Otnow Lewis is explored, from her work with Ted Bundy to Arthur ShawcrossDr Dorothy Otnow Lewis knows her way around a dicey interview. Lewis, a clinical psychiatrist, has interviewed, by her count, over a hundred murderers, death row inmates and some of America’s most notorious serial killers, including Arthur Shawcross and Ted Bundy. She has testified at numerous death sentence hearings for inveterat...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Film, Documentary, America, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Factual TV, Alex Gibney, Lewis, Ted Bundy, Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Arthur ShawcrossDr Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Arthur Shawcross, Alex Gibney Totally Under Control Agents of Chaos


See How The Star Wars Holiday Special Came to Be in a Brand New Documentary

The Star Wars Holiday Special is one of the most mysterious and intriguing pieces in all of Star Wars history. Released after A New Hope, but before The Empire Strikes Back, the bizarre variety show was unlike anything fans had ever seen or would ever see again. After its release, George Lucas famously tried to erase…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Holidays, Documentary, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Nostalgia, Star Wars Holiday Special, Kyle Newman, Adam F Goldberg, A Disturbance In The Force, Jeremy Coon, Steve Kozak


The Nickelodeon Documentary Was a Journey for Best Friends

Two friends who grew up watching Nickelodeon together have made what might be the definitive documentary on the legendary channel’s creation. The movie is called The Orange Years, those friends are directors are Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney, and the film is being released November 17. It documents the creation of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Documentary, Streaming, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Nostalgia, Nickelodeon, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Joan Hart, Geraldine Laybourne, Scott Barber, Marc Summers, Larisa Oleynik, Ren And Stimpy, John Kricfalusi, Clarissa Explains It All


‘The Orange Years’ Clip: Nickelodeon Doc Looks Back at the Weirdness of Artie, The Strongest Man in the World

Tomorrow brings the release of The Orange Years, a documentary looking at the influential and strange history of Nickelodeon, dubbed “the cable network for kids.” During the 1990s, some of the weirdest and wildest content arrived on Nickelodeon, and not only would it shape the minds of generations of creators to come, but it changed the landscape of what entertainment for children could be. We’ve got an exclusive clip from The Orange Years that hones in one of the more odd offerings: The Advent...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Nickelodeon, Video Clips, Pete, Geraldine Laybourne, Huss, Artie, King Of The Hill, Toby Huss, Danny Tamberelli, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Featured Stories Sidebar, Pete Pete, Nickelodeon Network, Orange Years


Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

British volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer speaks with Professor Simon Schaffer about the Ensisheim meteorite in "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Courtesy of Apple TV+ "Fireball," a new documentary about meteors directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, premiered Friday on Apple TV+.  The documentary explores the role that space rocks have played in shaping the world's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7, 1492, a fiery space rock whistled ...
Tags: Apple, Space, Science, Movies, News, Entertainment, Documentary, Mexico, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Vatican, Mecca


'They created a false image': how the Reagans fooled America

A new docuseries studies the damaging reign of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and the insidious myth-making that still surrounds their legacyEver since Richard Nixon’s sweaty upper lip during a debate with John F Kennedy cost him the election in 1960, television has been the most crucial proving ground for any presidential hopeful. Granting the gift of sight to the general public changed the game, as campaigners and office-holders have been forced to school themselves in careful image management and co...
Tags: Television, Documentary, America, Culture, Ronald Reagan, Television & radio, Un, John F Kennedy, Factual TV, Ronald, Richard Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Reagans


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Too Funny to Fail’ Charts the Promising Rise and Frustrating Fall of ‘The Dana Carvey Show’

(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 Movie: Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: Fresh off a successful run on Saturday Night Live, comedian Dana Carvey was hired by ABC to create a new sketch show. Armed with a writers room that included a Murderer’s Row of up-and-coming talent such as Steve Carell, Stephe...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Documentary, Features, Bill Clinton, Tim Eric, The Walt Disney Company, Robert-Smigel, Steve-Carell, Dana Carvey, Stephen-Colbert, Featured Stories Sidebar, Louis C.K, Dana Carvey Show


‘The Mystery of D.B. Cooper’ Trailer: HBO Documentary Tries to Identify the Notorious Air Pirate

In 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a 727 airplane, stole $200,000, and parachuted out of the sky. Where he landed, no one knows: he was never seen or heard from again. But he certainly landed in the annals of folkloric history as a man who envisioned an audacious robbery and actually got away with it. He was seen by many as an aspirational figure, and he actually inspired a spate of similar hijackings soon afterward. Cooper is a major figure in American folklore, inspiring songs...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Washington, Fbi, United States, Portland, Movie Trailers, Manila, Cooper, John Dower, My Scientology Movie, Dan Cooper, The Mystery of D.B. Cooper, John Dower Thrilla


‘Inside Pixar’ Trailer: New Disney+ Documentary Series Focuses on a Different Theme Each Week

Intellectually, we all know that many hours of work go into making our favorite movies and TV shows. But having a vague sense of that work in the back of your mind is much different than actually seeing the work being done by the artists and creatives who do it. For those who are looking for a bit more insight into how Pixar movies are made, a new documentary series called Inside Pixar is coming to pull back the curtain. The show is premiering on Disney+ this week, and the streamer just release...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Kemp, Disney/Pixar, TV Trailer, Erica Milsom, Inside Pixar, Tony Kaplan, Milsom, Pixar Animation Studios Inside Pixar


‘Inside Pixar’ Trailer: New Disney+ Documentary Series Focuses on a Different Theme Each Episode

Intellectually, we all know that many hours of work go into making our favorite movies and TV shows. But having a vague sense of that work in the back of your mind is much different than actually seeing the work being done by the artists and creatives who do it. For those who are looking for a bit more insight into how Pixar movies are made, a new documentary series called Inside Pixar is coming to pull back the curtain. The show is premiering on Disney+ this week, and the streamer just release...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Kemp, Disney/Pixar, TV Trailer, Erica Milsom, Inside Pixar, Tony Kaplan, Milsom, Pixar Animation Studios Inside Pixar


‘Inside Pixar’ Trailer: New Disney+ Documentary Series Debuts This Week

Intellectually, we all know that many hours of work go into making our favorite movies and TV shows. But having a vague sense of that work in the back of your mind is much different than actually seeing the work being done by the artists and creatives who do it. For those who are looking for a bit more insight into how Pixar movies are made, a new documentary series called Inside Pixar is coming to pull back the curtain. The show is premiering on Disney+ this week, and the streamer just release...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Kemp, Disney/Pixar, TV Trailer, Erica Milsom, Inside Pixar, Tony Kaplan, Milsom, Pixar Animation Studios Inside Pixar


Trial 4: how a teen spent 22 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Sean Ellis was 19 years old when he was arrested for killing a police officer in Boston. Decades later, he prepares for his fourth trial in Netflix’s Trial 4Sean Ellis was 19 when he was arrested by Boston police over the killing of an officer in October 1993. Head down and nearly collapsing, barely keeping pace with police, Ellis wore his best suit as officers dragged him into custody – he had just attended the funeral of Celine Kirk and Tracy Brown, his cousins, who had been murdered by Celine...
Tags: Television, Documentary, Boston, Walgreens, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Factual TV, Celine, Ellis, Sean Ellis, Tracy Brown, Celine Kirk, Dorchester Ellis


Designer seeks BBC apology over role in Diana interview

Matt Wiessler says agreeing to mock-up a bank statement for Martin Bashir ended his career with broadcasterThe graphic designer who said he mocked-up fake bank statements at the request of Martin Bashir in order to obtain an interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, has claimed that his career in the media was derailed when top BBC managers secretly banned him from working for the corporation.Matt Wiessler has said he was made to be the “fall guy” for the actions of Bashir, after it was claimed t...
Tags: Television, Media, Documentary, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Monarchy, Diana, Princess of Wales, Factual TV, Bashir, Diana Princess of Wales, Earl Spencer, Martin Bashir, Matt Wiessler


Explosive interview with Diana leaves one big question: how was it secured?

Story of BBC journalist Martin Bashir’s dealings with Princess of Wales is of searing public interestIt was just six days before transmission that Buckingham Palace learned that the BBC’s Panorama programme was to broadcast Martin Bashir’s compelling, explosive – and now highly controversial – interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.In the palace press office, there was dismay and resignation. “Then everybody looked at each other and said: ‘Martin who?’” recalled Dickie Arbiter, then an assistan...
Tags: Media, Wales, Documentary, UK News, Bbc, Television industry, Monarchy, Diana, Princess of Wales, Buckingham Palace, Factual TV, Martin, Diana Princess, Martin Bashir, Dickie Arbiter


Musician Biopic Blitz! Timothée Chalamet Bob Dylan Movie Seems to Be On Hold; Wendell Pierce is Playing B.B. King; Alex Winter’s ‘Zappa’; Bee Gees Documentary

Musician biopics are nothing new, but we seem to be experiencing an explosion of them lately – primarily because they tend to be Oscar bait. The Academy just can’t resist going gaga over watching an actor slap on a wig and pretend to be a famous rock star. So it goes! There are a few different musician biopics and documentaries headed our way, and with them comes the following updates. Timothée Chalamet Bob Dylan Biopic On Hold?  James Mangold is set to direct a Bob Dylan biopic starring ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Bob Dylan, Musical, Lucasfilm, Frank Zappa, King, True Story, Gail Zappa, Kenan Thompson, Frank, Wendell Pierce, Dylan, Zappa, Pierce



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