Kickstarter My Heart
For the past 10 years, Detroit filmmakers James R. Petix and Sarah Biblia have been working tireless on a new music documentary about the Detroit garage rock scene titled It Came From Detroit and at long last the film is ready for release. Starting today, YOU can make a donation on the film’s Kickstarter page to help get the documentary into production. The filmmakers themselves can better explain the documentary than I ever can but in a nutshell, it’s an exciting inside look at the Detroit music scene that has given birth to bands like White Stripes, Von Bondies, The Detroit Cobras, Gore Gore Girls and many, many more. I think it’s no secret that Detroit and it’s thriving and exciting music scene is very near and dear to my heart so I’m really hoping to do all that I can to help get this film into the hands of fans. Click below to learn more about It Came From Detroit and learn how YOU can help get the film released. More »
It's Not Too Late!
Yesterday I had the chance to check out This Is Normal, a new documentary from award-winning director Derek Watson. I was absolutely blown away by the short film, which highlights the global water crisis, and presents new solutions to one of the biggest (and yet, least-publicized) problems for our neighbors in developing countries. Today, March 22, is World Water Day and I’m participating by sharing the trailer for This Is Normal with y’all. Celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and even Beyoncé are joining the movement. Peep the trailer above, and go to the Water4 website to learn more about how you can help.
I think we can all agree that something as simple as clean water should be a right, and not a privilege.
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The Follow Up To 'Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired'
Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski is one of the greatest examples of society’s need to separate art from the artist. His sex abuse scandal took Hollywood and the world by storm in 1977 (and continues to be an issue since Polanski has fled the United States), even as his films are critically-acclaimed, celebrated, and beloved (Carnage is one of my personal favorites). Back in 2008 director Marina Zenovich made the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired, which I still have yet to see. But now that she’s got a follow-up film coming out, I’m very interested in the story she’s trying to tell. Peep the video above to see the trailer for her latest documentary about one of the most controversial filmmakers of our time, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out.
And By 'Blue Ivy' I Mean 'Baby Jigga'
As we all know, last night was a big deal for Beyoncé and for Beyoncé fans. Hell, it was a big deal for non-Beyoncé fans, ’cause even if you don’t love the Queen, you kinda gotta love Blue Ivy! I’m in the middle of watching her full HBO documentary now and it is… um… pretty much what I expected. Like, not a documentary at all… unless you define ‘documentary’ as ‘one person talking about themselves for an hour and a half,’ LMAO. So yeah, it’s all about Bey in Life Is But A Dream, and some of it is just plain wack… but I’m still totally watching! And the best part is, we get more
Baby Jay-Z Blue Ivy! Yesterday we saw that awesome picture of Blue and Bey from the doc and now you can watch a whole clip chock-full of baby Blue (who continues to steal directly from her father’s gene pool with little-to-no remorse). I mean, this baby is just the cutest little version of Jay-Z; I can’t deal. Peep the clip above and go HERE to watch the full documentary!
Presented by Beyoncé
After a busy Grammy Awards weekend here in LA, Beyoncé hauled her cookies back to NYC, NY so that she could attend the worldwide premiere event for her upcoming HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream, which is set to debut on HBO this weekend. Bey glittered on the red carpet last night in a snazzy Elie Saab gown where she posed for photos with husband Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey and others. Oprah played moderator of sorts for the event last night, sitting with and speaking to Beyoncé on stage before the documentary was screened for guests. It was a pretty big deal, as most Beyoncé events tend to be. Click below to see some photos from the Life Is But A Dream premiere last night and read some deets about what went down. More »
Amber Just Watched 'The Business Of Being Born'
Ever since we saw those awesome baby shower pics, I’ve been stalking Amber Rose‘s Twitter profile, [im]patiently waiting for the ‘I’m in labor‘ tweet, or the ‘My water just broke… either that or I totally peed myself‘ tweet. And so far, nothing. But Amber did take to Twitter to thank Ricki Lake for making The Business Of Being Born, a well-known documentary that advocates for home birth, as well as major changes in the experience of childbirth for women in America. Amber and Wiz have since decided to have a home water birth, and they both seem really excited about it. Click inside to learn more!
'It was the saddest thing I've ever been through'
Yes, we are living in the time of Beyoncé, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. This month the Queen Bey‘s HBO documentary airs, and I’d be lying my arse off if I said I wasn’t interested in checking it out. One thing I think a lot of us are hoping for is for Beyoncé to maybe open up a bit and share some personal stuff; apparently she’s going to do just that. According to Us Magazine, Beyoncé has opened up about the miscarriage she suffered prior to bringing little Blue Ivy into the world. Click inside to learn more.
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"Life Is But A Dream"
A little while ago we saw the first teaser for Beyoncé‘s forthcoming HBO documentary. Although I kinda, sorta made fun of Queen Bey for writing, directing, and producing a movie about how, um, amazing she is, I still totally plan to watch Life Is But A Dream! The doc premieres on Sunday, February 16 and a full trailer was released earlier this week. In it, we get a peek at a prenatal Blue Ivy, among other things. And even though Bey… just, like… really gets on my nerves sometimes (she sounds soooo unnecessarily dramatic at certain points in the clip, lol), I’m still interested. Peep the video for more! Will you be tuning in?
Remember the Golden Age of MP3s
Before Spotify and iTunes and the ability to download music at will on your computer, your phone, your tablet — for a fee — you were able to download almost any song in existence for FREE with the help of an amazing program called Napster. Do you remember? Back in the late 90′s, Napster turned the music business upside down by making digital copies of songs freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Those of us who remember the hey day of Napster remember how good it used to be … and a new documentary titled Downloaded is about to remind us about that time, not so long ago. Click above to check out the trailer for Downloaded and remember how good life was back then … and how quickly it went away.
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But Where's The 'Cake' Video?!
Remember last month when we got to see all those teaser clips for Lady Gaga‘s Terry Richardson-directed video for her rap song Cake? And I was all like, it’s looks sooo ratchet, I just can’t wait to see it? LOL, well, still no word on the official Cake video (bummer for me), but in the meantime, Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson are teaming up again. Click inside to learn more about the Mama Monster documentary headed our way!