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Orson Welles to get a documentary about his final years

Orson Welles is a fascinating and polarizing figure. While undeniably a genius, his brutish and demanding nature often alienated collaborators, and at one point led to an exile from Hollywood. A great prodigy - writing, starring, and directing CITIZEN KANE at only age 24 - his later years were beset by debt, projects falling through, and demeaning paycheck work (his last role was as a...
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05.16.2017
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Oliver Stone interviews Putin in the aptly titled The Putin Interviews

There are few directors as divisive as Oliver Stone . While he's well-regarded as a great craftsmen and storyteller, his politics oftentimes overshadow his otherwise great filmmaking abilities. Even if you're not the biggest fan of his, he has an impressive oeuvre, including the Oscar-winning PLATOON and BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. Though, as divisive as Stone is, he...
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05.01.2017
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Al Gore takes action in trailer for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

In 2006, former United States Vice President Al Gore released AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, a documentary film which sought to educate citizens about global warming. The film became a critical and box-office success and has been credited for raising public awareness of climate change. Now, over a decade later, Al Gore is back with a timely follow-up in which he " continues his tireless...
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03.28.2017
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Semi-Pro wrestlers fight for their rights in the Bodyslam trailer

Ronald McFondle, Eddie Van Glam, and other social outcasts made up the Seattle Semi-Pro (SSP) Wrestlers, an off-kilter family of cabaret fighters that spoofed the pros. When newcomer Paul, the Banana, fell on the wrong end of the joke, he ran to the government to disband the SSP. The following trailer captures the wrestlers' fight to keep the theatrics alive. While I...
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03.21.2017
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Five legendary directors gather for Netflix's Five Came Back trailer

If there's one thing I haven't taken advantage of during the several years in which I've owned a Netflix subscription, it's the premium streaming network's respectable library of documentary films. Now, after watching the trailer for FIVE CAME BACK, I'm thinking that a break in my habitual watching of Netflix original series and anime might be in order....
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02.28.2017
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HBO to bring David Bowie: The Last Five Years documentary to fans

I still remember exactly where I was the moment I heard that David Bowie had passed away. I was in Vancouver, sipping a bourbon old fashioned in a hotel lobby, and waiting for transport to the set of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. After hearing the unfortunate news, my whole morning had turned upside down. I immediately reconfigured my ipod to host a series of...
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02.16.2017
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Exclusive: Find out what comes next in the trailer for After Porn Ends 2

AFTER PORN ENDS 2 picks up where it’s predecessor left off and not only turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film’s history, but goes in depth with some of its most current retirees, delving deeper into society’s ongoing stigmas of race, misogyny, and the reality of decreasing opportunities for these former VHS box cover stars. For some, their...
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01.20.2017
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Al Gore's follow-up docu-film An Inconvenient Sequel gets a release date

I would appreciate you reading the following line to yourself while doing your best Homer SImpson impression. Are ou ready? Okay, here we go, “Mmmmm … kismet.” Heh. Thanks. With the topic of global warming being such a topic of much debate these days, I can’t help but feel like a release date for the follow-up to former United States Vice President Al...
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01.19.2017
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New Danny Trejo documentary titled Inmate #1 in the works

Danny Trejo seems like a cool dude. In an interview with the bad movie podcast How Did This Get Made (after making fun of his movie BAD ASS) he revealed that he'll sometimes work on student films if asked, and will even do it pro bono, just so people can have his name in their project. He's also been known to help at-risk youth in his spare time. But Trejo wasn't...
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01.13.2017
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HBO drops a trailer for the Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds doc Bright Lights

Telling the story of a family's complicated love, this hilarious and heart-rending film is an intimate portrayal of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds ' relationship and the eccentricity of Hollywood royalty. You can see the trailer for the HBO documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS below. "Unfortunate" is really under-selling the circumstances in which both Carrie...
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01.04.2017
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HBO releases Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds doc Bright Lights early

I don't like subscribing to the "F*ck 2016" bandwagon. Not that this hasn't been a rough year, just that this isn't 1939 in Poland or something. Then again, Trump winning the presidential election and the simultaneous deaths of Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds within a day of each other definitely makes it feel that way, possibly even worse....
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12.30.2016
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Michael Moore in TrumpLand filmed in secret and given last-minute release

Whoa, so Michael Moore has apparently just made an entire film in secret . Now he's scrambling to finish the editing and mixing to premiere it  tonight at the New York IFC Center, and reportedly has just hired a publicist  today  to book press screenings this weekend in venues around Los Angeles and New York. I mean, I've done some...
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10.18.2016
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