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The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary was haunting. The newly-released full trailer is downright heartbreaking. ‘A star is reborn,’ states one of the early reviews used in the clip.

Using home videos and archival footage, Amy gives an intimate look at the late singer’s life and tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil- her other addiction she says in the preview. The early clips of Winehouse before her signature look are so adorable. The film will reveal unreleased tracks as well.

Amy hits theatres on July 10, a day before the fourth anniversary of her death. Check out the riveting and emotional trailer below.

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“Singing has always been important to me but I never thought I would end up singing, I would be a singer,” the late singer says in the haunting teaser trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary. This summer get to know the girl behind the name in the documentary aptly titled Amy.

“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell,” producer James Gay-Rees as well as Kapadia said in a statement on the film’s official Facebook page. “But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and her precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”

Directed by Asif Kapadia, the film chronicles the early years of the “Rehab” singer’s tragic life all the way to til her untimely death and beyond. The film will show unseen footage and reveal unreleased tracks.

Amy is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK on July 3, roughly around the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death. Check out the trailer below.

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Rihanna Reunites With Battleship Director

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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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