Tag: documentary

Beyoncé, Queen of Benevolence, Is Re-Releasing Lemonade Across All Streaming Platforms

Image: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) Beyoncé knows that 2019 has been a shit show, so not only did she bless us with a Beychella documentary on Netflix, she’s also re-releasing the audio from her album Lemonade. A benevolent queen. Per the lovely people over at Variety, your thirst will be quenched on Tuesday, April 23. […]

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Reefer and Records: Grass Is Greener Explores Marijuana’s Relationship With Music in New Trailer

Snoop Dogg in “Grass Is Greener”Screenshot: Netflix (via YouTube) It’s high time for yet another celebration of cannabis culture — that’s right, April 20 (or 4/20) is coming up once again. In the spirit of puffing and passing, it may be a good idea to pay homage to the historical significance of that good ganja […]

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Amazing Grace Is a Cinematic Blessing and a Transcendental Spiritual Experience

Screenshot: Amazing Grace Film, LLC Aretha Franklin was a national treasure. A gift. An icon. When Aretha Franklin passed, the world unequivocally lost one of the best voices of all time. With 18 Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—why wouldn’t we genuflect when one […]

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“Serengeti”: Lupita Nyong’o and John Boyega to Narrate New Series on African Wildlife

Nyong’o will narrate the U.S. version while Boyega is set to narrate the British version of the wildlife documentary . The six-part series will follow several African wildlife species and document their existence over the course of a year. With drone technology, and other advanced camera techniques, Serengeti will bring us up close and personal […]

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Exclusive: Leaving Neverland Accused of Key Discrepancy, Michael Jackson Estate Issues Statement

Leaving Neverland Screenshot: HBO (YouTube) The premiere for Leaving Neverland has come and gone, but the saga surrounding it continues. And for those of us who have seen the documentary, so has the impact of James Safechuck’s and Wade Robson’s graphic claims. In the film, there was one particular account shared by Safechuck regarding an […]

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Leaving Neverland Accused of Key Discrepancy, Michael Jackson Estate Issues Statement [Updated]

Leaving Neverland Screenshot: HBO (YouTube) The premiere for Leaving Neverland has come and gone, but the saga surrounding it continues. And for those of us who have seen the documentary, so has the impact of James Safechuck’s and Wade Robson’s graphic claims. In the film, there was one particular account shared by Safechuck regarding an […]

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Exclusive: Diana Ross Speaks on the ‘Magic’ of Her Children and Her Most Famous Concert in Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy

Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy The date was March 26, 1944 when a true diva strutted into the world. Seventy-five years later and Ms. Diana Ross is not only a diva—she’s now a diamond diva. Celebrating her diamond anniversary, Ms. Ross and Fathom Events are presenting a special two-night screening of Diana Ross: […]

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Diana Ross Speaks from Her Heart on Michael Jackson, Says He Was an ‘Incredible Force’ to Her and Others

Diana Ross performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) HBO’s Leaving Neverland provided space to two of Michael Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, to fully share their stories documenting the alleged abuse they suffered at the hands of the […]

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Barbra Streisand Blames Parents While Discussing “Leaving Neverland” Documentary 

Barbra Streisand has always been loud. This week, she was loud and wrong. Streisand told The Times in Britain that “Leaving Neverland” subjects Wade Robson and James Safechuck “were thrilled to be there,” adding that their experiences with Michael Jackson “didn’t kill them.” While she believes Safechuck and Robson, Streisand placed the blame on their […]

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‘The Inventor’ Doesn’t Bring Anything New to Elizabeth Holmes’s Story

News of Theranos has become ubiquitous—the medical technology startup that was meant to disrupt the healthcare system by diagnosing a “menu” of more than 200 different diseases via lab tests performed from just a drop of blood. The technology to accomplish this didn’t exist—it never existed—and it all ended up being a massive scam. But […]

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The New Lil Peep Doc Is the Defining Document of the SoundCloud Rap Generation

Lil Peep backstage at Day N Night Music Festival in Los Angeles in 2017. Photo by the author When Lil Peep ingested a lethal amount of fentanyl and Xanax on the back of his tour bus last year, the music world lost one of the most innovative and exciting young artists to emerge from the […]

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‘Real Life For a Black Kid in America’: Free Meek Docuseries to Premiere Summer 2019 on Amazon Prime 

Meek Mill attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images for TIDAL) Meek Mill has had his share of Dreams and Nightmares, but now he’s documenting what has been his reality for more than a decade since he was arrested for illegally owning […]

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Simpsons Producers to Pull Episode Featuring Michael Jackson’s Voice Following Leaving Neverland

Homer Simpson and Leon Kompowsky, who was voiced by Michael Jackson.Photo: The Simpsons (20th Century Fox) Less than a year after Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirmed one of the most persistent fan theories surrounding his most famous work—now in its 30th season—fans will hear Lisa’s birthday song far less often. Amid the fallout from the […]

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The Simpsons Producers to Pull Episode Featuring Michael Jackson’s Voice Following Leaving Neverland

Homer Simpson and Leon Kompowsky, who was voiced by Michael Jackson.Photo: The Simpsons (20th Century Fox) Less than a year after The Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirmed one of the most persistent fan theories surrounding his most famous work—now in its 30th season—fans will hear Lisa’s birthday song far less often. Amid the fallout from the […]

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Black Mother is a personal, radical, expansive portrait of Jamaica and its people

Photo: Grasshopper Film Movie Review B Director Khalik Allah Runtime 77 minutes Rating Not Rated Language English Cast Documentary Availability Select theaters March 8 Black Mother, Khalik Allah’s latest documentary feature, may be considered something of a homecoming project for its photographer-turned-director. Filmed in Jamaica over a period of two years (during which time he […]

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Leaving Neverland: Reconciling With the ‘Man in the Mirror’

Michael Jackson performs during the Halftime show in Super Bowl XXVII on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California. Photo: George Rose (Getty Images) Trigger Warning: Please be advised, the documentary described in this article contains extremely graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse. I had never seen anyone dance the way he did. My two younger […]

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The Green Book: Guide to Freedom Documentary Provides a Guide to the Truth We Deserve 

Courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel When Green Book premiered in theaters, one of the biggest complaints of the film was a simple and egregious oversight: Despite the title of the film, not one black person is seen actually touching the book which inspired the film’s title. On Sunday night, February 24, Green Book took home […]

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Exclusive: TIDAL Celebrates Black History Month, Streaming Documentaries and Playlists Highlighting Black Luminaries

Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America, The 44th President: In His Own Words, and 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Freedom SummerPhoto: Courtesy of TIDAL Black History Month is something we can celebrate with all of our senses, and Tidal is here to activate your sight and hearing. The subscription-based streaming service offering music, […]

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