"That's the wrong building!" Whoa. This looks intense. Oscilloscope Labs has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled Combat Obscura, described as "the very documentary the Corps does not want you to see." Made and filmed by a former Marine, Combat Obscura tells the truth about serving in the military. Miles Lagoze served in Afghanistan as a Combat Camera, shooting footage and editing videos for Marine Corps recruiting purposes. He brought home all the footage and assembled this doc, showing us everything they would normally keep secret or delete. "More than a mere compilation of violence, the edit ingeniously repurposes the original footage to reveal the intensity and paradoxes of war in an age of ubiquitous cameras, when all soldiers can record themselves with helmet-cams and cellphones." Holy hell, strap in good for this. ›››
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"I want to be able to speak the truth as loud as I had to speak the lie for so long…" HBO has unveiled the first trailer for their two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, a twist on the title Finding Neverland. This revealing documentary is about musician Michael Jackson, specifically two young boys who were befriend by him years ago. At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families. Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later. This originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received quite a bit of attention, because of the subject matter of course. Each part of this runs a full two hours, for those interested in hearing the truth straight from the people involved. ›››
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"I am sick and tired of not having fun!" Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a new rock movie titled The Dirt, telling the true story of the totally crazy rock band Mötley Crüe, made by Jackass: The Movie director Jeff Tremaine (so you can expect it will get real wild). Based on the autobiographical tell-all book written by the band, the film tells the story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history. Starring Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Colson Baker as Tommy Lee, and Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, along with Pete Davidson, Leven Rambin, Rebekah Graf, David Costabile, Christian Gehring, plus Tony Cavalero as Ozzy Osbourne. Ahahaha this looks insanely fun and epic! They're definitely not holding back, and that's rad. Seems like a good time. ›››
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"I have no idea who I'm supposed to be out there…" MGM has debuted one final official US trailer for the wrestling drama Fighting with My Family, described as a "heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family." This movie is now playing in theaters everywhere, as it already opened on Valentine's Day last week. Fighting with My Family is about a former wrestler and his family now performing at small venues around the UK, whose kids get the shot of a lifetime when they're invited to try out to join the World Wrestling Entertainment league in America. Florence Pugh stars as Saraya, with Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, plus Vince Vaughn, Stephen Merchant, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing himself. The film has been getting great reviews (after premiering at Sundance), so even if you're not a huge fan of wrestling it sounds like it might be worth a watch anyway. ›››
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"We can all be sincere, but um, what's it all for?" A24 has unveiled the first trailer for The Souvenir, hot off of its back-to-back festival appearances at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival this year. It won the Grand Jury Prize, the top award, in the World Cinema Dramatic section at Sundance, and has earned quite a bit of acclaim from critics at both fests. Honor Swinton Byrne (Tilda Swinton's daughter) stars as Julie, a young woman try to get into filmmaking. The film chronicles her life with a manipulative, emotionally abusive older man she meets and falls in love with, played by Tom Burke. The cast includes Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade, Jack McMullen, and Frankie Wilson. This will appeal to those who love high art cinema, as it's a very nuanced personal story and many critics are falling head over heels for it. ›››
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"Once again: who are you?" MiLa Media and Invisible Pictures have debuted the first trailer for a creative new horror thriller titled Every Time I Die, from director Robi Michael making his feature debut. The film is a twisted time loop thriller, about a disturbed young man with a mysterious past whose tragic death is just the beginning of his troubles. The big flip with this is that it's told from the perspective of guy who's dead trying to stop his killer from striking again. Drew Fonteiro stars, with a cast including Marc Menchaca, Lia Johnson, Michelle Macedo, and Melissa Macedo. This looks really cool, there's something strange but very compelling about it. And there's definitely a Memento vibe going on. This trailer is worth a watch. ›››
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"There is definitely something going on behind-the-scenes…" HBO has debuted their official trailer for the documentary titled The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, the latest film made by prolific doc filmmaker Alex Gibney. This just premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last month as one of the opening night films, and is getting released by HBO starting in March. Not too long of a wait for it. Another hard-to-believe, but it-all-really-did-happen story - The Inventor profiles a Silicon Valley "inventor" named Elizabeth Holmes. The film exposes her as a modern snake oil sales(wo)man, who swindled investors out of millions to create a magical black box medical device for doing multiple blood tests. Gibney interviews many former employees and various people involved in her company, known as "Theranos", and examines how she apparently achieved some kind of success before the truth got out. As it always does… This doc is a bit of a straightforward presentation of the real story of Holmes, but it's incredibly fascinating nonetheless. ›››
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"I found you an engaging and remarkable man, Brian." Oscilliscope Labs has debuted a new trailer for the restored re-release of The Hours and Times, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Christopher Munch. This played at the Toronto Film Festival in late 1991, then at the Sundance, Berlin, and Tokyo Film Festivals in 1992. The film has been restored from the original 35mm negative elements, and re-printed as fresh 4K DCP, which will be touring theatrically starting in March for those interested in catching this. The film is a fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Barcelona in 1963. Starring Ian Hart as John Lennon (of The Beatles), and David Angus as Brian Epstein (manager of The Beatles). The film won numerous indie awards back in 1992, but never really got a chance to shine. Hopefully it will find a bigger audience with this re-release. Check it out. ›››
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"A song of praise." Grasshopper Films has released an official trailer for a critically acclaimed documentary titled Black Mother, the latest film from director Khalik Allah (Popa Wu: A 5% Story, Field Niggas). This premiered at numerous film festivals last year, and is getting released theatrically in the US starting next month. From the red light districts to lush rainforests, Black Mother is a loving and lyrical ode to Jamaica and its people, a visual poem that is at once deeply felt love letter and ecstatic street-corner prayer. From the NY Times: "Gliding from color to black and white, from digital to analog, from grim realism to spiritual ecstasy, the film offers a song of praise to the island of Jamaica and a reckoning with its painful history and hard-pressed present." This poetic, experiential doc is like a museum piece, and definitely isn't for everyone. ›››
Continue Reading Official Trailer for Documentary 'Black Mother' - An Ode to Jamaica
"I'm going to get you to somewhere safe… and then you'll be free." A new official US trailer has debuted for the charming adventure Mia and the White Lion, which was first released last year in France under the title Mia et le lion blanc - since it's made by a French filmmaker, though the dialogue is mostly in English. The story is about a young girl from London who moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a white lion cub. After the lion grows up, she decides to set out on a journey across the South African savanna in search of another land where Charlie can live out his life in freedom. Daniah De Villiers stars as Mia, with a full cast including Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan, Lionel Newton, Lillian Dube, and Brandon Auret. This was shot at the Welgedacht Reserve in South Africa, and filming took place over three years to make the story feel even more authentic. Who doesn't love a big, cuddly cat? ›››
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