Amanda Knox trailers

Today, Netflix released the two trailers and the key art for their anticipated Netflix original documentary, Amanda Knox. The documentary should excite the same audience who enjoyed movies like The Imposter, Netflix’s series Making A Murderer or HBO’s recent fictionalized show The Night Of. The film takes a look at Amanda Knox who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of brutally murdering her roommate. But did she do it? Is she a cold-blooded psychopath or, as Netflix puts it, ” or a naive study abroad student trapped in an endless nightmare?”

Watch the first two Amanda Knox trailers embedded after the jump. Each trailer is cleverly edited to take an opposing viewpoint.

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Saving Banksy Trailer

One of my favorite documentaries is Banksy‘s Exit Through The Gift Shop, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. That film, which was directed (or at very least edited) by Banksy himself, takes a look at the ride of street artist Mr. Brainwash using his story as a cautionary tale for the industry built around this artistic medium. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

Films like HBO Documentary Films’ Banksy Does New York have come out, but none of them have been on the same level as Exit Through The Gift Shop. A trailer for a new documentary feature film titled Saving Banksy has shown up online, promising to tell “the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a Banksy from destruction and the auction block.” In the same way that Exit using the rise of a new street artist to explore deeper points, Saving Banksy also seems to use the main narrative to explore a broader issue of the value of street art in today’s society. Watch the Saving Banksy trailer now embedded after the jump.

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White Rabbit Project

The long-running Discovery Channel science experiment show Mythbusters came to an end with its final season earlier this year. However, for the last run of the show, the series went back to its roots by bringing back only Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as hosts, leaving the trio of Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara to move on to other things. Now we get to see what those three were up to while Savage and Hyneman wrapped up Mythbusters.

White Rabbit Project is a new unscripted series that brings back Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara to the world of science, this time on Netflix. For those who were disappointed to see these three get left out of all the fun in the final season of Mythbusters, it sounds like this new show will share some similarities with their former TV gig. Find out what we know about White Rabbit Project after the jump. Read More »

Bill Nye saves the world

Netflix has announced that it will launch a new talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World, starring the famed scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor Bill Nye. The show plans to explore science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture. Each episode of the series, which will launch in spring 2017, will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, “dispelling myths and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.” More details on this new series after the jump.

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movies coming to netflix

It’s that time again. The full list of movies coming to Netflix next month has been released, which means it’s time for us to sift through the titles and pick out everything that you should prioritize. This batch includes a few bonafide masterpieces, some binge-worthy television, and a few tremendous bad movies that demand to be seen.

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Voyage of Time Trailer - Terrence Malick

The first trailer for Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, a new documentary from filmmaker Terrence Malick, debuted back in June ahead of a special 45-minute IMAX release of the film coming this fall. Brad Pitt narrates that version, and it’s the only one confirmed for a US release so far. However, there’s a feature-length, 90-minute cut of the film that is narrated by Cate Blanchett, and a new trailer has just debuted teasing that version of the movie.

Watch the new Voyage of Time trailer after the jump. Read More »

doomed documentary

In 1994, legendary B-movie maestro Roger Corman produced a low-budget film adaptation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four comic book. It was never officially released in theaters or on home video. The story of this production and its sad, strange aftermath is the subject of a new documentary called Doomed, which has just received an official release date for later this year.

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The Giant's Dream Teaser Trailer

At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of The Giant’s Dream, a documentary about the making of Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant. The documentary will be released on the new Signature Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant in September, but it’s not your typical fluffy studio-produced featurette. This documentary is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process; a real must see. You can get your first look at the new documentary in a new teaser trailer released by the filmmaker.

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The Eagle Huntress trailer

One young heroine tells the story of another in The Eagle HuntressOtto Bell‘s well-received Sundance documentary about Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl who overturns 2,000 years of tradition to become the first female eagle hunter. Helping to chronicle Aisholpan’s uplifting tale is Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, who serves as narrator and executive producer. Watch the Eagle Huntress trailer below.  Read More »

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Movie Title Designs

Most of the time, movie titles come and go without much pomp and circumstance. After all, audiences already know what movie they’re sitting down to see, so why bother being flashy about it? Well, some of the best movie title designs immediately immerse you in the world in which you’re about to spend a couple hours, which is why some of the most iconic ones really stand out.

Movie title designer Dan Perri, who has worked on films such as Star Wars, Gangs of New York, The Exorcist and more, is profiled in the latest installment of Academy Originals ongoing series “Credited As.” The documentary short dives into the craft of movie title design, shining a light on the craft that you’ve probably never spent more than a minute thinking about in your head. Read More »