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Rihanna Reunites With Battleship Director

In: Donovan, Movies, Music

Fear not, a sequel for Battleship has not been greenlit. Can you imagine a studio exec crazy enough to finance another film based on the classic board game? One was more than enough. Though beautifully shot, that sci-fi action film was one hot mess.

Rihanna and Peter Berg, who directed her in Battleship, are once again teaming up. This time, the 27-year-old singer will be the focus of the project. Berg will produce a theatrical feature documentary that will give an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.”

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Malcolm Ingram, best known for his award-winning work in Small Town Gay Bar, is back with another documentary. The Canadian indie director, this time, puts the spotlight on the wide world of sports.

The documentary, Out To Win, features a collection of high-profile LGBT athletes- some who have come out during their career and others after. It’ll also chronicle the history of LGBT individuals in professional sports and showcase aspiring LGBT athletes from around the world.

Based on the trailer, Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, Brittney Griner, Billie Jean King and Billy Bean are some of the athletes taking part in the project. Out To Win premieres at the SXSW Festival next month in Austin. Check out the recently-released teaser trailer below.

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The legendary Stevie Nicks has a documentary coming out in April called Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams and the trailer for the film just came out. It’s described as an intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring and legendary artists and an up-close portrayal of Nicks recording her critically acclaimed In Your Dreams CD in collaboration with Dave Stewart. Stewart directed the documentary and it is scheduled to screen in over 50 theaters across North America on April 2.

The documentary captures Nicks as she and Stewart join forces on a musical journey to write and record the record. Nicks called this “the greatest year of my life” and felt compelled to share the experience that she describes as “the day the circus came to town” with her fans.

Also in the documentary is never-before-seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks’ childhood and family life, as well as some candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years. Check out the trailer below. Any Stevie Nicks fans out there!?

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One of the most popular horror movies that comes to mind when listing scary movies is The Amityville Horror, which as you know was based on a true story. The story goes that back in December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and Kathy’s three children moved into 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had shot and killed six members of his family at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.

In this documentary, for the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz (one of the children) recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. The family’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films and this documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting. While Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable.

Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date. This movie looks incredibly fascinating. Check out the trailer below!

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Back in February of 2010, I wrote an article about the tragic death of a Sea World trainer after she was killed by a killer whale named Tilikum. The same whale was also responsible for the death of two other people prior to this incident.

The documentary, shown at the Sundance Film Festival, shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. In the trailer, we see the visuals of this whale attack and we also hear the 911 call made from Sea World after the incident. It’s very eerie and intense. The documentary was filmed over two years and features never-before-seen footage and interviews.

The documentary has received rave reviews and will be released in the near future. Sea World isn’t too happy about it, having released a statement saying, “Based on our very preliminary review … Blackfish appears to repeat the same unfounded allegations made many times over the last several years by animal rights activists. Importantly, the film fails to make the most important point about SeaWorld: the company is dedicated in every respect to the safety of our staff and the welfare of animals.” Watch the trailer below.

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The first trailer for One Direction‘s upcoming documentary called 1D3D has just come out and it looks like it’ll be a hit. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock and stars the five band members: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

As you know, the band was discovered by Simon Cowell on the U.K.’s The X Factor in 2010 and the band quickly gained a following to become one of the competition’s all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut album, Up All Night, made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group’s debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band has sold over 13 million records worldwide. In the trailer, one of the boys says, “I don’t think you can have more of a dramatic life change.”

Today, One Direction released their sophomore album, Take Me Home, which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young.” The movie is produced by Morgan Spurlock, Ben Winston, Simon Cowell, and Adam Milano. 1D3D hits theaters on August 30, 2013. Check out the trailer below!

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The first official trailer from an upcoming documentary film called The Jeffrey Dahmer Files has come out and this terrifying true story is just as creepy as you probably remember. I recall being totally beside myself as a kid hearing about the stories of Jeffrey Dahmer and seeing his arrest on the news. Here’s the official synopsis of the documentary.:

“What drives a seemingly mundane man to commit a series of acts so heinous that it captured the attention of a horrified nation? In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files explores this Midwestern city by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.”

The film comes out for a limited theatrical release this coming February 15. Check out the trailer below.

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Ke$ha has had a pretty incredible ride in her career thus far and certainly has made her mark and stood out from the rest in her own way. Like other pop stars, who she is as an artist extends beyond her music and is part of who she is and how she lives her life. Now, Ke$ha is giving fans a glimse into that life with a new MTV reality docu-series titled, Ke$ha: My Crazy, Beautiful Life.

“You might have heard my voice on the radio, seen me onstage or in a music video, but that’s only part of the story,” Ke$ha says. “With this documentary series I’m revealing a more complete picture of what my life is really like. It’s not all glamorous but it’s all real. I want you to come on a whirlwind journey with an all-access pass to My Crazy Beautiful Life.”

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