You won’t have to fight for your right to see a documentary about the hip-hop group Beastie Boys from Oscar-winning Her and Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze, but you will have to pay for a movie ticket or Apple TV+ subscription.
A new documentary called Beastie Boys Story has been picked up by Apple for release in select IMAX theaters this spring, and afterwards it will be exclusively available to stream on Apple TV+. Read More »
Remember the McDonald’s Monopoly game? It was everywhere in the 1990s, and you probably recall excitedly peeling a stamp off a box of French fries and checking to see if you won a huge prize, only to inevitably be disappointed. Turns out the game was being rigged by a former police officer who was stealing the big money prizes and passing them off to his friends, collecting a percentage of the “winnings” every time.
In 2018, The Daily Beast published a wildly entertaining article detailing exactly how all this went down, and Hollywood took notice. A feature film version is still in development, but first, HBO is releasing a documentary series called McMillions which recounts the stranger-than-fiction story through interviews with the people involved. Check out the newest trailer for the six-part doc below. Read More »
“No one has allegedly murdered two people and then played an entire season as a professional athlete.” So says a voice at the start of a new trailer for Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. The latest Netflix true crime doc series chronicles the story of Aaron Hernandez, a football player who spent three seasons with the New England Patriots before being arrested and convicted of murder.
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ESPN is debuting The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series on the Chicago Bulls during their legendary 1997-98 season, Michael Jordan’s final season as a Chicago Bull and the team’s last championship run of their dynasty. The Bulls granted a camera crew unprecedented access for the entire season, as the team went for its second three-peat. Watch The Last Dance trailer below.
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Netflix has released the trailer for its newest true-crime docuseries Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Directed by Geno McDermott, Killer Inside chronicles the fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez, who in 2015 was convicted of murder, two years before he was found dead in his cell by suicide. It’s a dark and tragic story that comes from the studio behind Netflix’s Making a Murderer and Evil Genius. Watch the Killer Inside The Mind of Aaron Hernandez trailer below.
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Remember when Kevin Hart was supposed to host the Oscars and then completely messed it up by being stubborn? That’s where the trailer for the new Netflix documentary series, Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, begins. And it looks like we’ll get to see plenty that didn’t unfold in the public eye as Kevin Hart plays damage control, tries to tell his side of the story, and faces some of the most personal and detrimental moments of his career, including all the publicity about cheating on his pregnant wife. Yeah, this looks surprisingly intimate and revealing. Read More »
This year saw two different pieces of Ted Bundy-related entertainment. One was docu-series The Ted Bundy Tapes, while the other was the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer. And it looks like the obsession with Bundy will continue on into 2020, when amazon releases their docu-series Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer. Like Extremely Wicked, Falling for a Killer tells the Bundy story through the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, who was unaware of Bundy’s true nature.
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It turns out you don’t have to do much to make one of the funniest documentaries out there. Just point a camera at Mel Brooks and say action. The comedy legend is getting an HBO documentary about his life and career, and already the trailer is funnier than half of today’s comedy movies. Mel Brooks: Unwrapped is a documentary long in the making, starting with footage from British filmmaker Alan Yentob originally shot for BBC in 1981. Watch the Mel Brooks Unwrapped trailer below.
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Last year, The Daily Beast ran an immensely entertaining true crime story that seemed destined to be adapted to the screen. While there’s still talk about a potential feature adaptation, HBO got there first with a new docuseries: McMillions. The six-part documentary series tracks the story of Jerome Jacobson, an ex-cop turned security auditor who found a way to rig McDonald’s popular Monopoly game, racking up millions in the process. Watch the McMillions trailer below.
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It’s been over a year since Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee left this world for that great multiverse in the sky. Even though we won’t see him popping up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore, Marvel Studios isn’t done celebrating the man responsible for creating and co-creating some of the most popular characters in the ever-expanding roster of comic book movies.
Disney has announced a new television special called Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee coming later this month that will pay tribute to the life and career of Stan Lee. Featuring archival interviews and rare, never-before-seen footage of Stan Lee over the years, as well as stars of Marvel Studios movies and TV shows sharing their memories of the man himself, the special will take fans on “an action-packed journey throughout the life of Lee and across the Marvel Universe.” Find out more below. Read More »