Zappa Blu-ray Giveaway

Last year, Alex Winter returned alongside Keanu Reeves in the long-anticipated Bill and Ted Face the Music. But he also got musical in another way last year by directing Zappa, a documentary about famed musician Frank Zappa, who released a whopping 62 albums across his lifetime, dabbling in rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral arrangements and musique concrète.

With unprecedented access to the musician’s estate, Zappa is a chronicle of the musician’s life and career, from his humble beginnings sleeping inside the recording studio to selling out stadiums around the world. If you missed the movie when it was released last fall, you can catch it on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD starting tomorrow, March 2. In fact, we’re giving away a Blu-ray copy of Zappa signed by Alex Winter himself. Read More »

musician biopic

Musician biopics are nothing new, but we seem to be experiencing an explosion of them lately – primarily because they tend to be Oscar bait. The Academy just can’t resist going gaga over watching an actor slap on a wig and pretend to be a famous rock star. So it goes! There are a few different musician biopics and documentaries headed our way, and with them comes the following updates.

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This Week in Trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we’re off to see a different side of Chicago, wonder if Shane MacGowan’s insurance ever offered dental care, try to solve a murder mystery, get to know Frank Zappa a little better, and stop being polite while starting to get real.
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