'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 »
The TV Guide
The night before Thanksgiving is commonly known as the Biggest Bar Night of the Year … so naturally, I spent my Thanksgiving Even laying on the couch watching TV. Yesterday was one of my trademark No Shower DaysTM where I lounged around in my comfies, only venturing out in public to forage for food, before I settled in to do absolutely nothing at all. I managed to catch a showing of the HBO documentary Banksy Does New York which chronicles the street artist’s month-long residency in NYC in October of 2013 and I finally started watching the Twin Peaks TV series all over again. Honestly, ’twas a very nice night, indeed. More »
'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'
HBO has announced that it will air a new documentary on Kurt Cobain in 2015, which is fairly interesting news … but the really exciting part of this announcement is the revelation that Kurt‘s daughter Frances Bean Cobain will executive produce the project (making this new doc the first ever to include cooperation from Cobain‘s family). Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a documentary project that director Brett Morgen has been working on since 2007. With Frances‘s involvement in the project, it would appear that HBO finally saw fit to procure the rights for this documentary … which is a brilliant move on their part, I must say. Read on to learn more. More »
MUST SEE TV
Last weekend, Lifetime aired their much-ballyhooed made-for-TV biopic movie about Aaliyah which Timbaland hated, Twitter hated, everyone hated. This weekend, VH1 comes to our rescue because they are re-airing Behind the Music: Aaliyah tomorrow night as a brilliant (yet SHADY) way of making up for the horrid Lifetime movie. Behind the Music is a documentary series that tells the stories of some of our favorite artists using interview footage of the artists themselves, as well as people who worked with the artists, family and friends. If you want to see the real deal when it comes to Aaliyah‘s life story, you’re gonna wanna tune in and watch Behind the Music: Aaliyah tomorrow night. More »
'The Death of Superman Lives'
Remember way back in January of 2013 when we saw previously unreleased photos of Nicolas Cage in costume as Superman on the set of a failed movie that never got made titled Superman Lives? If so, you should also recall that we learned at the time that a documentary was being made about that failed Nic Cage Superman movie. Today we get to see the first trailer for the doc and LORDE HAVE MERCY, does it look great! The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? doesn’t have a release date yet but it has been fully funded by fans and should be out soon. While I think that Nic Cage as Superman was probably the worst idea that ever ALMOST became a reality, I am really freaking anxious to see a documentary about how such a terrible idea for a movie almost came to be (I’m most interested in hearing from director Tim Burton and screenwriter Kevin Smith). Click the embed above to watch the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives and you tell me that it doesn’t look like the must-see doc of the year (hint: you can’t).
REPEAT: This Is A Documentary. As In, A TRUE STORY.
Watching this horrifying trailer, I was reminded of my interview with Natasha Lyonne. I got to chat with her at an Orange Is The New Black press day, and I brought up her 1999 movie But I’m A Cheerleader. One thing she said was that it’s absolutely insane that she made that movie so long ago and we’re still, basically, having the same discussion about homosexuality. She went on a great rant, and I was thinking of it while watching this. So, there’s a Christian behavioral modification program called Escuela Carib that sends unknowing kids to the Dominican Republic to… what? Kidnap the gay out of them? This is a true story. ‘N Sync‘s Lance Bass, and The Real World star Mike C. Manning executive produced Kidnapped For Christ, and you won’t believe what you see. Also great to know this is a billion dollar industry. Jesus, Yeezus, somebody take the wheel.
The documentary won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Slamdance Film Festival this year. It premieres on Showtime July 10th.
And this: “We’re in the business of trying to save prodigals.” Dude, this is sooo not what that scripture means. Literally, “prodigal son” means someone who willingly comes home… Grrr…. step up your Bible game before you come at me!
25 years ago today, the Tim Burton-directed movie Batman opened in theaters, setting the stage for the massive success of superhero movies in theaters (and I distinctly remember seeing Batman at Star Theaters at the stroke of midnight 25 years ago today). In honor of the 25th anniversary of the film, we get to check out today a rare making of video that was made back in 1988 that was meant to calm the worries of the film’s investors. Distributors and investors were afraid that Batman would turn out to be a silly, campy farce like the 1969 TV series of the same name. Warner Bros. commissioned this making of video to show the non-believers that they were serious about making a serious Batman film. Today, superhero movies are so commonplace that many of us have forgotten that there once was a time where no one believed that superheroes could be taken seriously at the movies. Burton‘s Batman remains one of my fave movies and this making of video is just too interesting not to share. Happy 25th Batman!
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