This past weekend, the BBC aired Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, a part-drama, part-documentary tribute to mark the death of one of fantasy’s most beloved authors. Typically, these sorts of specials about dead celebrities include “talking head” insight from fellow celebrities, but rarely cover the indelible mark left…
The only thing attracting more attention than the US election right now is that harrowing Planet Earth II video showing a recently hatched iguana as it fends off an army of snakes. For those who can’t get enough of this clip, BBC Earth has released some new footage of the encounter as it was being filmed.
The hate for the Star Wars prequels is vociferous and seemingly unending, but a new documentary wants to go back to the movies and re-examine if they were ever worth the anger... and maybe get you to reconsider your opinion on them.
If you’re half-Vulcan, half-human, go ahead and grab a box of tissues before you hit play. Because honestly, if you still miss the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy, this will tug at your heartstrings like they were a Vulcan lute.
“We will release 2,000 films by the year 2000.” It was an ambitious statement spoken by Empire Pictures president Charles Band in 1986—perhaps even a doomed one. A new documentary sets out to reveal what contributed to this B-movie studio’s downfall, as well as celebrate its gloriously cheesy triumphs.
We haven’t heard much from Elstree 1976, the fascinating documentary about the many, many actors who had the luck of appearing in one of the most popular movies of all time... but without ever showing their face on-screen. Now, there’s finally a new trailer and a release date.
It’s been just over a year since the icon that is Leonard Nimoy passed away, and we still can’t help but get a little teary-eyed about it. A new trailer for a documentary remembering him, directed by his own son, isn’t helping alleviate those teary eyes either.
It is damn near impossible to explain the joy that comes from watching Who’s Out There, a documentary on aliens made by NASA in 1975 starring real scientists, regular people, and then Orson Welles, pontificating into the camera. I cannot emphasize this enough: Spend half an hour watching this.
Only 12 humans in history have set foot on the Moon so far, and Eugene “Gene” Cernan was the last one to do so. A new documentary spends 90 minutes examining every last detail of his experience in space—from the feeling of leaving worried family members behind to the crazy experience of writing his daughter’s initials…
For anyone who has seen a Werner Herzog film, his voice isn’t something you’ll soon forget. Now the director is bringing that authoritative voice, and storytelling prowess, to brand new subject: technology.
Lego has built its empire just like the interlocking bricks themselves, by connecting kids and adults, using pop-culture and mass appeal. On July 31st, A Lego Brickumentary will premiere. It’s the very first full-length documentary chronicling the powerful toy brand.
Tech mogul and legit crazy person John McAfee is the subject of an upcoming six-part documentary by Spike TV, and I cannot wait.
Was The Dark Knight Rises a little too long for you? Do you find yourself consulting that peebreak app before going to see one of these three-hour Hollywood blockbusters. Pffft. That’s nothing. Here are some of the actual longest movies ever made, with videos you can watch right now.
Yoshida Brewery in northern Japan is a 144 year old family brewery that makes sake the old fashioned way. That is, they make sake in a way that preserves a 2000 year old tradition. Erik Shirai made a beautiful short of the people at Yoshida and the process of making sake in his film The Birth of Sake and it looks…
When we stepped inside the facility, you could almost smell the circuitboard. All around us conveyor belts were transporting staggering heaps of electronics to and from shredders and sorters—from hard drives to old TVs, to medical devices, Macbooks, and printers. So many printers.
It took less than four hours for jurors to agree that Ross Ulbricht was the man behind the persona of Silk Road kingpin Dread Pirate Roberts, responsible for running an infamous online drug empire. It takes Deep Web, a new documentary about the Silk Road trial, less than two hours to poke apart the narrative…
Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar, is finally getting his moment in the limelight with the documentary I Am Big Bird. The film is set to hit theaters on May 6th and what the fuck? What is happening to my face? Water. Water emerging from my eyes in an unstoppable waterfall of…
The Moken people in Southeast Asia are known as "Sea Gypsies" because they're a nomadic group of people whose life revolves completely around the ocean. This documentary gives you a glimpse of their life, like how a man can't propose to a woman unless he can make a boat or how love is found in the middle of the sea.