Category Archives: Documentary

THE BEATLES – EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS: New Trailer For The Beatles Documentary

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (2016), George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (2016), George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Ron Howard is the director of the brand new The Beatles documentary, The Beatles – Eight Days A Week,  The Touring Years. The film is comprised of  found footage featuring music, interviews and stories about their 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966…

I’ve never really listened to a Beatles record on account of their seemingly slow rock style not being one of my  favourite genres. However, they were undoubtedly a phenomenon so I’m a little bit curious. I also recently re-watched and enjoyed Nowhere Boy (2009), the story of  John Lennon’s adolescence featuring a bnotable performance by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

I’m looking forward to witnessing the madness of ‘Beatle mania’ and generally being a little more enlightened.

The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years Release Dates:  September 15th, 2016 (UK, GER, FR…); 2016, (US)…

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RICHARD LINKLATER THE DREAM IS DESTINY (2016): New Trailer For Documentary On The Life & Work Of Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (2016), Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (2016), Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater

The life and work of award winning independent Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the subject of the new documentary from Louis Black and Karen Bernstein.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny promises the story of Linklater and his focus on independent film – including how and where it all began…

I love Linklater’s Before Midnight (2013) and the two films in the series that came before. Boyhood (2014) is also Impressive. However, I must admit that this trailer nearly put me to sleep. I’m going to blame the music because I actually really want to learn more about Linklater’s approach to filmmaking. I imagine and hope that the finished product will manage to keep me engaged and awake.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny Release Dates: August 5th, 2016 (US) – Internet;  August 19th (US) – Limited.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE HURT BUSINESS (2016): New Trailer For UFC Documentary Featuring Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey…

The Hurt Business (2016), Jon Jones
The Hurt Business (2016), Jon Jones

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Hurt Business (2016).


If you know about the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), then you know what Mix Martial Arts is, the increasingly popular sport that has just sold to a group of investors for $4bn, making it the largest franchise sale in sports history.

About the topic of today’s trailer, directed by Vlad Yudin, The Hurt Business looks at the rise of Mix Martial arts through the eyes of its biggest stars, including Chuck Liddell, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Kenny Florian, Tito Ortiz…

Firstly,  well done, trailer maker! Second, I’m actually not a watcher of MMA myself but I am curious about the fighters.

The Hurt Business Release Dates: 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ANTS ON A SHRIMP (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About The Relocation Of Chef René Redzepi’s NOMA Restaurant

Ants On A Shrimp (2016), René Redzepi (NOMA Co-Owner)
Ants On A Shrimp (2016), René Redzepi (NOMA Co-Owner)

If like myself, food holds great interest for you – cooking and/ or eating, plus you’re curious about what it may be like to relocate a very successful business from one continent to another, todays documentary is very much for you.

Directed by Maurice Dekkers, Ants On A Shrimp follows the journey of award winning Danish Chef, René Redzepi as he relocates his two-Michelin star NOMA restaurant and entire staff from Copenhagen, Demark to Tokyo, Japan…

Truth be told, I’m more into eating than cooking when it comes to food but along with the above I’m also quite curious about the character study of a person who is at the top of their game and seemingly not averse to risk.

I love the trailer music but unfortunately have no idea who’s behind it.

Ants On A Shrimp Release Dates: July 29th, 2016 (USA)…

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VOYAGE OF TIME (2016): New Trailer From Terrence Malick, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt…

Voyage Of Time (2016), Terrence Malick Documentary
Voyage Of Time (2016), Terrence Malick Documentary

Terence Malick’s new documentary, Voyage Of Time takes a look at how our world came to be. Featuring breathtaking images and narration by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett…

I’m in because of the visuals. Maybe by the end I’ll have a better understanding of the universe, that for me would be the bonus.

Voyage Of Time Release Dates: October 7th, 2016 (US)…

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GLEASON (2016): New Documentary About Former New Orleans Saints Defensive, Steve Gleason

Gleason (2016), Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco Gleason
Gleason (2016), Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco Gleason

Following his ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig’s disease) diagnosis, former NFL athlete Steve Gleason is the subject of Gleason, the Clay Tweel directed documentary that was popular at the Sundance Film Festival 2016…

I’m interested in this story because like many, the question of ‘how would I spend my time if I knew I only had a certain number of days left to live’ has briefly crossed my mind. I’m looking forward to learning about the Gleason’s adjustment to a future very different from what he’d hoped.

Gleason Release Dates: July 29th, 2016 (US)…

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KEVIN HART – WHAT NOW (2016): New Trailer For Kevin Hart’s Standup Concert Movie

Kevin Hart - What Now (2016)
Kevin Hart – What Now (2016)

Today is the day for the Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) trailer. A trailer for the comic’s most recent standup comedy tour.  I was always going to be happy about this release because I’m a Hart fan. But to learn that in the trailer, homage is paid to my favourite  favourite Bond movie? I feel like he did it just for me…

The movie referenced is of course, Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale (2006)Right this moment I really want o watch the trailer again because it’s so well put together. However, I’m conflicted because even though I’m sure that many more great jokes are in the finished product, I want the jokes in the trailer to still feel fresh when I finally watch the complete show.

Kevin Hart: What Now? Release Dates: October 14th, 2016 (US)…

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LIFE, ANIMATED (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About A Family’s Relationship With Autism & Disney Movies…

Life, Animated (2016), Rob Suskind, Owen Suskind
Life, Animated (2016), Rob Suskind, Owen Suskind

Life, Animated is a documentary about a family’s experience of Autism and the way Disney movies helped them through in an unexpected way…

This is one I want to see because I already agree that film and the stories within them are great equipment for living. I also love finding out about the many different ways it is just that for other people as well. Directed by Roger Ross Williams, I’m looking forward to learning about the Suskind family’s experience with autism and disney movies.

Life, Animated Release Dates: J ugly 8th, 2016 (US); December 9th, 2016 (UK)…

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