The TV Guide
Last night, I finally found the time to sit down and watch the HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief which was released in theaters on March 13 and premiered on HBO this past Sunday night. For months now, I’ve been hearing great things about this doc based on the book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Over the years, I’ve heard many things about Scientology, upsetting things that were more fully explained in this doc, but seeing it all together in one sitting was a lot to take in. My range of emotions went from shock to disbelief to horror to sadness and since the doc is 2 hours long, there is a lot to feel from start to finish. The movie left me feeling a bit spent. It’s a movie that I would highly recommend but would caution viewers to be prepared to deal with a LOT in this film. More »
Audiences will meet Kurt for the first time
A couple of weeks ago, we got to see the first trailer for the upcoming documentary film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck directed by Brett Morgan but executive produced by Cobain‘s daughter Frances Bean. Today we get to see an interview with Morgan about the film. According to Brett, audiences will be introduced to Kurt Cobain for the first time in his film because there is much that the public doesn’t yet know about him. We can look to HBO for the release of Montage of Heck but the film will show in select theaters so that it can be considered for Academy Award nomination. This is a pretty interesting interview but I’m just so ready to see the actual film itself.
Coming to HBO on May 4
Yesterday we learned that a previously unreleased Kurt Cobain song will be featured in the upcoming documentary about his life, Montage of Heck, and today we get our first look at footage from the doc in this just-released video trailer. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will be released in theaters around the world on a very limited basis before it makes its debut on HBO in May. The trailer embedded below gives us our first look at the documentary which was executive produced by Cobain‘s daughter Frances Bean Cobain. As you can see, the doc looks like a scrapbook come to life … it marries animation, home video and interviews … and it looks really great. Have a look, see what I mean. More »
A new documentary, new tour dates ... a new album?
For a few weeks now, the original members of the rock band L7 have been teasing a possible reunion with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a planned live performance documentary about the band called L7: Pretend We’re Dead. Yesterday, the original members of L7 announced officially that they are reuniting to play a pair of shows this year … with the promise of a full tour to follow. All of this news is fairly new so there aren’t much details about the tour nor is there any info about a possible new album but it sounds like the members of L7 are very excited about this reunion so I’m guessing anything is possible. More »
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So happy together?
Back in November we learned that Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and still alive and kicking Courtney Love, was executive producing a new documentary film about her father titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Yesterday, at the Sundance Film Festival, Montage of Heck was world premiered … and Frances Bean was reunited at the event with her estranged mother. For the most part, it looked like everyone was all smiles for the event … in a seeming show that hatchets have been buried and all is well betwixt Frances and Courtney again. More »
"Until you are in it, you really can't wrap your brain around it"
Back in 2010, MTV aired a Nicki Minaj documentary titled My Time Is Now. Well, it is — apparently — Nicki‘s time again because on Sunday January 18, MTV will air a second Nicki Minaj documentary titled My Time Again. As you can see in the just-released trailer above, My Time Again will showcase events in Nicki‘s life over the past half year as she worked toward the release of her new album The Pinkprint. Barbz and Kenz, this doc is for you.
'A Dad's Dream'
Snoop Dogg and his son Cordell Broadus have signed on to appear in a 5-part docu-series for ESPN that will chronicle Cordell‘s journey from high school football player to NCAA college football player. The first trailer for this new docu-series, titled Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream, has been released and you can watch it in full above. From the look of this trailer, it would appear that we are going to see two sides of Snoop‘s personality … the doting dad who is proud of his son’s success and the doting dad who is also a music icon who is proud of his son’s success. I don’t really watch ESPN but this looks pretty great. The series will premiere on January 17 and I think I’ll be tuning in, will you?
"This is my first world tour ever"
Jennifer Lopez has a treat for fans this New Year’s Eve night because that is the night she will release her new documentary film about her Dance Again World Tour. J. Lo toured the world for the first time and she brought along cameras to catch all the most important parts. I’m guessing she was going for a Madonna: Truth or Dare sort of thing but my guess is that it won’t be quite that exciting. Still, I’m sure this doc will be a must see for Jennifer Lopez fans around the world. Set your DVR now because Dance Again: World Tour will premiere on HBO on 12.31.14 at 9PM.
"What do you do when you're a full grown man in a boy band?"
Earlier this month we learned that Backstreet Boys are releasing next month a documentary that will cover their 20 year history titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of in theaters and on Video On Demand. Today we get to see the official trailer for the doc and, I have to admit, it looks pretty damn good. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first heard this documentary was coming out but now that I’ve seen the trailer, yes, I am interested in checking it out. Watch the trailer above to get a good sense of what this BSB documentary is all about and determine if it’s something you’d like to see when it is released on January 30. It looks good, right?
Yes, really, a BSB movie
For the past year or so, Backstreet Boys have been quietly promoting the production of their first movie, a documentary film that has been titled Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of. Today we learn, at long last, that the film has been given an official release date! As I understand it, the doc has been screened for a select few fans in recent days ahead of the release date announcement. Show ‘Em will be released in traditional movie theaters as well as on Video On Demand and then, eventually, basic cable. Click below to learn more about this exciting BSB news! More »