Laddie trailer

George Lucas will forever be the father of Star Wars, but you might have never heard of the guy who actually gave Lucas the freedom to actually execute his wild vision and ultimately change the world. That man’s name is Alan Ladd, Jr. – better known as “Laddie” to his friends – and now a new documentary dives into Ladd’s storied career as an agent, producer, executive, and studio head, where he worked on movies ranging from Blade Runner to Young Frankenstein. Check out the Laddie trailer below.
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Wormwood Review

With Wormwood, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris creates his boldest, most thought provoking film yet. A delirious, haunting blend of talking-head documentary and narrative reenactment; a true crime saga that doubles as a government conspiracy polemic. A saga wrought with mystery, grief, scandal, and puzzlement. There’s never really been anything quite like this.

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memento

Every year, the Library of Congress adds 25 “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” to the National Film Registry, a move to protect and preserve American film history. Every year finds a fascinating mixture of films inducted – early silent movies, documentaries, blockbusters, and cult classics are among the 725 films in the registry. It’s a cool thing and an important thing, especially since arts funding in the United States is currently hanging over a precipice.

This year’s inductees include a Christopher Nolan classic, a great superhero movie, a beloved ’80s adventure, a more-relevant-than-ever satire, a Disney classic, one of the best action movies ever made, one of the most popular and lauded epics in Hollywood history, and so much more.

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Best Documentary Oscar shortlist

It’s Awards Season™! Time for filmmakers, performers and more across the land to clear some room in their trophy cases, or perhaps go home empty handed. As 2017 winds down and blossoms into 2018, get ready for an avalanche of awards. The Oscars are the granddaddy of them all, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just narrowed down their shortlist for Documentary Feature Oscar nominations. Five of these fifteen films will land a nomination, but only one will go home a winner. The full Best Documentary Oscar shortlist is below.

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Wormwood trailer

Sooner or later, Netflix gets everyone. Renowned documentary filmmaker Errol Morris is bringing his unmatched talents to the streaming platform with Wormwood, a genre-blending mix of documentary and narrative drama. Wormwood examines the can’t-believe-it’s-true story of one man’s search to discover what caused his father’s death. Was it suicide, or did a more nefarious conspiracy involving the CIA play a part? The Wormwood trailer teases the shocking saga ahead of its release this month.

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Fahrenheit 9:11 Sequel

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was all set to make a sequel to his hit documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, and then The Weinstein Company came crashing down. TWC’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein had originally committed $6 million to Moore’s film Fahrenheit 11/9, but in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and his ouster from the company, Moore no longer wants his Fahrenheit 9/11 sequel associated with TWC. Now a legal battle is brewing.

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Get Out Golden Globes

What began as an amusing piece of awards season news has blown into a much larger conversation. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, one of the best and most financially successful movies of 2017, has been categorized as a comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That means that it will qualify in the “Best Comedy or Musical” category at next year’s Golden Globes, should it earn the nomination. That’s a weird fit for a horror movie, albeit a horror movie with plenty of comic relief.

Naturally, the internet had a lot of say about this, and now Peele himself has joined the conversation.

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The Road Movie trailer

Ready for a wild road trip? Then buckle-up for The Road Movie trailer. The film is a compilation of dashboard camera footage shot across various roads in Russia, and it looks wild. This is one of those weirdo ideas that almost seems like a joke, but is apparently very real. And that’s worth getting excited about.

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New Blu-ray Releases

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

It’s time for another round-up of physical media. Are you like me – living in the past and unable to give up material possessions? If so, you prefer good old fashioned physical media like Blu-rays to just going digital. There’s something more special (at least in my broken brain) about displaying your Blu-ray collection on a shelf than just purchasing something digitally and then forgetting all about it. With the actual physical disc, it’s always there, in front of you. Or maybe I’m crazy!

This week’s Blu-ray roundup features one of the coolest action movies of the year, a somber, snowy drama, a five-film box set, and a documentary about cats. What more do you need, folks? Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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Netflix trailers

Netflix doesn’t care if you’ve been struggling to find time to binge watch Stranger Things 2: they just laugh and continue to unleash more and more content, confident you’ll spend the rest of your days trying to catch up with the never-ending stream of movies and shows rolling down from their palatial estate on the peak of Streaming Mountain. In fact, they’ve released four new trailers for upcoming projects just today, including a creepy-looking documentary, a doc examining America’s financial disparity, a concert film starring a musical legend, and a promo for a new stand-up special. Watch all of the newest Netflix trailers below.
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