Calling all fans of the Beatles!!! Ron Howard has created an authorized and, most definitely, highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles called The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. It features rare and exclusive footage with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Check out the first trailer above for your first sneak peek. Hulu will also exclusively stream the film to Hulu subscribers on September 17th and the US theatrical release is set for September 16th, 2016.
“We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We’ll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we’ve also been finding the original recordings. We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you’re going to actually feel like you’re somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that’s a fantastic challenge.” -Ron Howard
You probably saw the headlines all over social media about “Batkid” back in 2013. Five-year-old cancer patient, Miles Scott wanted to be a superhero for his wish from the Make A Wish Foundation and San Francisco was turned into Gotham City. What you may not have known is that they filmed the making of the extravaganza for a documentary. Now what made this story famous was how thousands of people came together to contribute to this special day. However, there is some controversy since many feel that Batkid was merely being expoitated and that thousands of other children who are ill have never gotten this kind of treatment.
Batkid Begins focuses on why this particular story became such a phenomenon. The trailer shows how strangers can make a difference in one child’s life and maybe after watching this others will be inspired to help the thousands of other sick children in the world who need an uplifting moment in their life.
If that doesn’t convince you, Batkid Begins was made using funds raised through indie-go-go and as stated on the funding page, “The proceeds of the film will go to the Batkid Fund, which will support San Francisco charities.”
Backstreet Boys – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
Directed by: Stephen Kijak
Starring: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
The Backstreet Boys had the premiere of their documentary, Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of in Los Angeles. They offered up tickets to their fans for $40 presumably because they were going to be there and they said that there would be “lots of other surprises.” The second part of this review is going to talk about my disappointment with that statement, but first the documentary itself.
I have been a huge Backstreet Boy fan for years. As an American fan I was still getting their European releases shipped to me, so I could enjoy all the music we were not getting here in the state. I had my room wallpapered with their faces and bought every magazine I could find with them in it. I have seen them multiples times in concert and have even had the opportunity to meet them a few times. So needless to say, I was excited for this documentary.
The film started off great with introducing who each Backstreet Boy was and how the group first started out. I really enjoyed how they discussed the drama with their former manager, Lou Pearlman. It was cool to see each of their perspectives on the matter and it looked like it was almost therapeutic for them. The best part was how they each did a hometown visit and we got to see where they came from and someone who influenced them. Even after all this time there is still new things a Backstreet fan can learn. Continue Reading
Green Day took their album American Idiot to Broadway with a musical of the same name and it has garnered rave reviews since. Now the band has released a documentary based on the process of bringing their songs to the stage called Broadway Idiot. It played at SXSW Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival this year and is now available on iTunes and Video on Demand. Check your local theaters to see if it is playing near you. In the meantime, catch the trailer above!
If you are a Beatles fan, like myself, then you’re definitely going to want to check out this new documentary. Good Ol’ Freda is the story of Freda Kelly who was the secretary of The Beatles from the beginning to the end!
She dishes all about her employers and friends in this film that premiered earlier this year at SXSW. Well, maybe not all…in the trailer she “passes” when asked if she dated any of them. Interesting! Take a look above!
MxPx will release a music documentary entitled Both Ends Burning, featuring footage from the band’s 2008 world tour all the way to the band’s sold-out Seattle show in March 2011. In this brutally honest depiction of the band, MxPx finds themselves at a crossroads in their career, struggling to find the balance between full time jobs, and the life of a touring musician. Special guests included on the DVD: Ethan Luck (Relient K), Stephen Egerton (Descendants), Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember), Chris Demakes (Less Than Jake). Directed by Bryan Buchelt of Snaproll Studios, the DVD will be available digitally on December 1 through most online retail outlets and the band’s website (www.mxpx.com). The physical version, which includes over 20 minutes of deleted scenes, will be available December 8 through the band’s website. Pre-order packages are available now.