Category Archives: Documentary

I AM PATRICK SWAYZE (2019): New Trailer For Patrick Swayze DOCUMENTARY Featuring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore…

I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), Patrick Swayze
I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), Patrick Swayze

Witten / directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, I Am Patrick Swayze is a new documentary about the life and career of Patrick Swayze, the celebrated pop culture icon.

Offering a loving tribute that features untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies and family photos, I Am Patrick Swayze brings together many of those who knew Swayze best. Including friends, family and colleagues, such as Demi Moore, Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, Rob Lowe…

As the clip with the top image appeared and Demi Moore was speaking, for a moment I thought she was going to say ‘Patrick had something about him that was very… SEXY!‘ But no. Instead she said rugged, beautiful, gentle, sensuous… all of which I’m sure are also true, of course.

I’m intrigued by this one even though I never really had a Swayze Crush. I mean, I may have a tiny crush right now… I digress. I’m mostly just curious about the man / artist who starred in Ghost (1990), one of my earlier movie memories.

Lori Petty, Kelly Lynch,  C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Lisa Niemi, Don Swayze, Marshall R. Teague also make an appearance.

I Am Patrick Swayze Release Dates: August 18th, 2019 (US)…

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LINDA RONSTADT – THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (2019): New trailer For Documentary About Folk Rock Musician Linda Ronstadt…

Linda Ronstadt - The Sound of My Voice (2019), Linda Ronstadt, Greenwich Entertainment
Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice (2019), Linda Ronstadt, Greenwich Entertainment

Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the twentieth Century’s most successful musicians / recording artists.

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Linda Ronstadt tells the musician’s story through her own words and featuring commentary by her professional colleagues including Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Cameron Crowe…

As I watched this I thought, considering all her huge accomplishments, how had I never heard of Linda? Part of the reason is that Ronstadt was huge a few decades before my time. There are other reasons I’m sure; some of which I imagine will come to light in this documentary.

Overall, as young as I may be, I’m actually glad that I did recognise one of Linda’s biggest hits When will I be loved, (probably thanks to a movie I’ve seen).

David Geffen, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville, Maria Muldaur and archival footage of Ringo Starr, Glenn Frey, Johnny Cash plus Johnny Carson is also featured.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (US)…

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DIAGNOSIS – FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES COLUMN (2019): New tRAILER fOR Documentary About Mysterious Illnesses…

Diagnosis - From The New York Times Column (2019), Dr Lisa Sanders With Patient
Diagnosis – From The New York Times Column (2019), Dr Lisa Sanders With Patient

The story of various patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis, and potentially a cure for their mysterious illnesses; this is the focus of Diagnosis – From The New York Times Column. A column written by Dr. Lisa Sanders, Diagnosis brings together the power of global crowdsourcing, social media and established medical expertise…

A general curiosity about mysterious medical conditions has me interested in this one.

Fingers crossed for a happy ending where at least half, if not all the patients finally get a diagnosis. That would be great.

Diagnosis – From The New York Times Column: Release Dates: August 16th, 2019 (US / Internet)…

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (2019): New Trailer From Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, ENRICO COLANTONI…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Tom Hanks
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Tom Hanks

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is a new Marielle Heller directed drama / biography that focuses on iconic American TV host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks). Particularly his friendship with journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys)…

Personally, I can find zero reasons for not watching this. I already adore Mr. Hanks and Mr. Rogers is, according to most if not all who knew of him, a big ball of happiness.

Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Cooper, Wendy Makkena, Tammy Blanchard, Maddie Corman, Sakina Jaffrey, Kitty Crystal and Noah Harpster also star.

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood Release Dates: November 22nd, 2019 (US); December 6th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE GAME CHANGERS (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Athletes On Plant Based Diets…

The Game Changers (2018), Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Game Changers (2018), Arnold Schwarzenegger

Featuring real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph, The Game Changers is a new documentary about some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet. athletes who happen to be fans of the plant based diet after realising they’d been told several untruths and outdated myths about food and protein that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

Directed by Louie Psihoyos; James Wilks – an elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Chris Paul are among a long list of key names and athletes featured…

With a reasonable understanding of the impact of diets rich in animal protein, I’m looking forward to learning what this film has to say and the way it will say it.

Hoping for a balanced presentation truths.

The Game Changers Release Dates: September 16th, 2019 (US)…

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THE GREAT HACK (2019): New trailer For Netflix Documentary About The Cambridge Analytica Scandal…

The Great Hack (2019), Netflix
The Great Hack (2019), Netflix

Directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, The Great Hack is the new Netflix documentary about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A documentary that will examine the scandal through the roles of several affected persons.

Featured individuals include Carole Cadwalladr, David Carroll, Brittany Kaiser, Julian Wheatland…

Data is the most valuable asset on earth

I’ve probably heard someone say those precise words before but I’m not sure it really sank in. That’s likely because the words weren’t accompanied by what sounds like a soundtrack inspired by Composer Hans Zimmer’s brilliant work on Inception (2010).

I say all that to say, I’m interested to see how the documentary will be concluded. I want o know the solutions and how quickly they’re likely to become a reality. I also just want to know if I really will be shocked by the extent of the surveillance.

The Great Hack Release Dates: July 24th, 2019 (US & Internet)…

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SEA OF SHADOWS (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About The Vaquita – The World’s Smallest Whale…

Sea Of Shadows (2019), National Geographic

Sea Of Shadows is a new documentary about the world’s smallest whale, the vaquita, A species that’s near extinction due to illegal poaching by Mexican cartels and the Chinese mafia.

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio; directed by Matthew Podolsky, Richard Ladkani and Sean Bogle, Sea Of Shadows documents the fight against this illegal multi-million-dollar business by environmental activists, the Mexican navy and undercover investigators…

I’d have eventually made time for this film but knowing of DiCaprio’s involvement certainly helps, especially after Before The Flood (2016).

I hadn’t actually heard of the vaquita until now. Now that I know, I sure hope that some vaquita are at least safe in a sanctuary of sorts, as the fight continues.

Sea Of Shadows Release Dates: July 12th, 2019 (US); September 27th, 2019 (UK)…

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ONE CHILD NATION (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About China’s One Child Policy…

One Child Nation (2019), Amazon Studios
One Child Nation (2019), Amazon Studios

Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang are the directors of One Child Nation, a documentary that aims to uncover the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by it.

I don’t personally recall having ever heard any Chinese nationals referring to China’s one child rule as a positive thing, so this should be interesting.

One Child Nation Release Dates: August 9th, 2019 (US)…

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