It’s been a while since a magic-based TV series has gotten my attention, but Justin Willman‘s new Netflix show Magic For Humans has done the trick. (Get it? “Done the trick?” I’ll see myself out.)
Before we continue, try to find a deck of cards. Shuffle them until you’re content, fan them all out face down, and pick out the fourth one from the left. Don’t look at it yet! We’ll return to this in a second, but for now, take a look at the first trailer below, and while you’re at it, check out a few clips from the show. Read More »
Provocative documentarian Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko) is back with Fahrenheit 11/9, a look at America under the ludicrous presidency of Donald Trump. The title refers to the date when Trump became president-elect of the United States, and following the news that this movie will play at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived.
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The Toronto International Film Festival is still a month away, but we’re already excited for the film line-up set to play in our neighbor to the North. We already know A Star Is Born, First Man, Beautiful Boy, Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk will be premiering at the festival among many others, but now the Midnight Madness line-up promises big premieres to spice things up.
David Gordon Green‘s slate-cleaning Halloween sequel will hold its world premiere at the film festival, and Shane Black‘s The Predator will also be debuting up in Canada, too.
On top of that, there are some high profile documentaries coming to the fest, including Michael Moore‘s Donald Trump-centric doc Fahrenheit 11/9, Rashida Jones‘ film about her music icon father Quincy Jones, and Werner Herzog‘s Meeting Gorbachev.
Find out about all the latest TIFF additions below. Read More »
Remember Blockbuster Video? If you’re younger than I am, there’s a good chance you don’t! But at one point in history, brick and motor stores dotted the land, offering customers an opportunity to rent video tapes (and later, DVDs and Blu-rays). Blockbuster Video was the reigning champion of franchised video stores, but the birth of streaming video all but killed the company off. Now, only one Blockbuster Video remains, and a Kickstarter aims to create a documentary about the final location: The Last Blockbuster.
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Sometimes, trailers slip through the cracks. That’s when a good, old-fashioned trailer roundup comes in handy. Below you’ll find an assortment of trailers for smaller, less-prominent films that you might have missed. There’s something for everyone here, especially if you’re a fan of Neil Breen.
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The third episode of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s headline-making comedy documentary series Who Is America? aired last night, and right on schedule, we have the clip that will easily be the most talked about from the latest installment of the Showtime series.
Remember Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore? He’s the Republican who lost a special election in December of 2017 for an Alabama senate seat when allegations surfaced that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year old girl when the politician himself was 32 years old. Several other women also came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct and even assault when they were teens.
So in an interview segment with Roy Moore on Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen’s anti-terrorist expert character Colonel Erran Morad introduced a new piece of technology that is, uh, scientifically able to detect whether someone is a pedophile. You can imagine how it plays out during the interview with the disgraced but somehow shameless politician, but you can also watch for yourself. Read More »
The people behind documentaries like I Am Chris Farley and I Am Heath Ledger have turned their attention to Paul Walker. I Am Paul Walker follows a similar trajectory as the aforementioned docs, chronicling Walker’s tragically short life with home video footage, and through interviews with friends and family. Watch the I Am Paul Walker trailer below.
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. And when that’s the case, you know that Hollywood will make a movie out of it.
Three Identical Strangers, the shocking documentary that made waves at Sundance, is getting a feature film adaptation. And now the hard-to-believe story of identical triplets separated at birth only to learn of their siblings’ existence 20 years later will now be turned into a feature film.
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You know what they say: one man’s obscenity is another man’s art. In the case of cartoonist Mike Diana, it’s both. If you’ve never heard of him, than a new documentary is hoping to change that.
In director Frank Henenlotter‘s Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana, Diana’s historic 1994 trial is given as much attention as the history of comic book censorship. Mike Diana is the first artist in America to have been convicted on obscenity charges. His underground comics, depicting comically gargantuan penises, beastiality, and child rape, are provocative to say the least. But they were never meant for wide distribution. Diana makes it clear that his comics were a reaction against his conservative suburban town of Largo, Florida. But when an undercover cop bought a copy of his zine, shit hit the fan. He was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, a $3,000 fine, and was forbidden from drawing comics entirely, with the threat of random police searches hanging over him.
The court case described in the documentary is almost ludicrous when viewed now, in a post-internet era in which hourly encounters with hate speech have supplanted any fear of prurient artwork. I mean, can you imagine the filmmakers of Superbad going to trial for their hilarious and skillful dick drawings in the credit sequence?
I sat down with Diana and Henenlotter at the Fantasia Film Festival yesterday to talk about their documentary. Read our Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana interview below. Read More »
Fans of American music icon Bruce Springsteen will soon be able to Spring-stream his one-man show on Netflix. Read more about when you’ll be able to catch The Boss’s Springsteen on Broadway on the streaming service.
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