If you love the plethora of comedy material available on Netflix, and you love the fashion advice of Queer Eye co-host Tan France, then you’re going to live Netflix’s latest web series.
Dressing Funny features Tan France doing what he does best with some of the funniest people with projects on Netflix. John Muleny, Ali Wong, Nick Kroll, Pete Davidson, Tina Fey, and more all partake in some fashion fun with the Queer Eye guru, and you might be surprised how sexy things get. Watch the Dressing Funny trailer for more. Read More »
If you thought Rodney Dangerfield didn’t get any respect before, just wait until you hear how MGM is using one of the comedian’s classic movies for a television series.
Back to School is a 1986 comedy following the comedian as a millionaire who enrolls in college with his son in order to keep him from dropping out. Of course, wild antics and hilarity ensues on the college campus. Since Hollywood is remaking everything else these days, you would think that the movie would be ripe for a big screen remake. But instead, MGM Television is turning Back to School into an unscripted documentary series that will follow parents who have decided to go back to school at the same university as their kids. Read More »
Queer Eye has enjoyed quite the comeback since Netflix revived the documentary makeover series last year. The Fab Five have become a pop culture sensation with three seasons under their belt, and now Netflix has announced the fourth season will arrive with new Queer Eye episodes next month. But that’s not all… Read More »
The Amazing Jonathan Documentary (formerly known as The Untitled Amazing Jonathan Documentary) hits the road with the legendary gonzo magician as part of what could be his final tour following a fatal diagnosis. Facing a deadly heart condition, the Amazing Jonathan has his potentially final days documented by filmmaker Ben Berman – but nothing goes according to plan. And the truth is always in doubt. Watch The Amazing Jonathan Documentary trailer below.
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Decades in the making, the release of Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue is cause for celebration. This long anticipated look at Bob Dylan’s 1975 tour is being released in select theatres and on Netflix, documenting the tour of the East Coast where the venerable entertainer played smaller venues and created a kind of Gypsy-themed, grass-roots concert jaunt, has long been considered legendary by Dylanologists of all stripes.
For casual fans or neophytes, however, this is a highly confusing place to start out. Rolling Thunder was a kind of anti-tour, a direct reaction to the stadium shows that Bob performed with the Band the year before. In these massive shows he refocused many of his songs for the rock stadium crowd, embodying the spirit of that age when the shows began to overwhelm the performers. These were his first live performances since 1966, where during that period with the members of the Band (then known as The Hawks) Dylan stormed the U.S., Canada and Europe, with sets that began with acoustic familiarity and then slammed with electrified presence, prompting one patron to famously shout “Judas!”at the blasphemic sounds emitting from a once deified “protest singer”.
In other words, Rolling Thunder was a show that was a reaction to another show that was a reaction to another series of events that saw Dylan rise from the coffee houses of Greenwich Village to become the spokesperson for a generation. Even his musical arrangements during Rolling Thunder were radical departures from what came before that only lived during this era, making them almost unrecognizable from their origins. In the same way that appreciating a cover song is often heightened by knowing what it was based upon, so do does much of the Rolling Thunder experience flourish the more one apprehends just what Dylan and his posse are riffing on.
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Jim Henson is the mastermind behind the beloved characters known as The Muppets, and he also had a hand in making the iconic series Sesame Street. But before getting deep into puppet entertainment, Henson also wrote, directed, produced, and even starred in several experimental short films between 1964 and 1969. One of those films even earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Now, thanks to ShortsTV, you can get a look at Jim Henson’s earliest works in Jim Henson: The Early Works, a collection of the filmmaker’s shorts made before The Muppets became a big deal. Then, you can follow it up with a vintage deep dive into all the work he did with The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and more thanks to the 45-minute documentary Henson’s Place: The Man Behind the Muppets. Read More »
Three years ago, we were shocked to learn about the sudden and tragic death of Anton Yelchin, star of such films as Star Trek, Fright Night, Like Crazy, Green Room, Charlie Bartlett and more. At 27 years old, the actor was the victim of a freak accident that caused him to be found pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a brick pillar outside his house in Studio City, California.
Now fans can learn more about Anton Yelchin than they ever did before thanks to the new documentary Love Antosha, which tells the actor’s life story by way of archival footage, behind the scenes photos, and intimate details provided courtesy of the actor’s parents, Irina and Viktor Yelchin. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
NEON invites you take a trip to Honeyland, the documentary darling that swept the Sundance awards ceremony with a whopping three awards — making this little Macedonian documentary about the ancient art of beekeeping the most-awarded documentary at the lauded film festival. Watch the Honeyland trailer below.
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Martin Scorsese already delivered an impressive documentary about folk singer Bob Dylan with No Direction Home. That film is a three and a half hour chronicle of Dylan’s life between his arrival in New York in January 1961 and his “retirement” from touring following his motorcycle accident in July 1966. Now the director has dug back into Bob Dylan’s life with a new documentary focusing on the 1975 tour known as Rolling Thunder Revue, and the first trailer has arrived from Netflix. Read More »
Imagine living in a country that handles a crippling overpopulation problem by limiting families to having only one child. No, it’s not a dystopian future setting for a new sci-fi movie. That’s what actually happened in China in 1979, and the policy was only recently completely eliminated in 2015. Now, a new documentary called One Child Nation will explore the legacy of this controversial law that sparked tragedy among families, violated human rights, and resulted in countless abandoned newborns, forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Watch the One Child Nation trailer below to learn more. Read More »