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Arrested Development Documentary Trailer

Maybe it’s coincidence that I wore my Arrested Development t-shirt today, maybe not.  This documentary, about one of my favorite TV shows of all time, is being put together by two superfans- Neil and Jeff. “The overall goal of the documentary is to provide awareness of this brilliant, witty and original comedy. We have already completed [...]

BBC film crew arrested at Area 51

The crew were filming a documentary for the BBC called ‘UFO: Conspiracy Road Trip’ when they were caught. The 12-member crew which included UFO conspi…

You Betcha: A “Fargo” Documentary, Yah

“It’s Siberia with family restaurants,” -the Coen brothers explain Minneapolis in this half-hour documentary about their film Fargo. The film, entitled “Minnesota Nice,” explores that eponymous ultra-polite culture of Minnesotans, and how that politeness can be repressive, even leading to violence. Also notable is a discussion of whether the film is entirely fictional [...]

William Shatner’s Get a Life Trailer

(YouTube link) William Shatner’s Get a Life is a documentary about Star Trek fans. The movie will premiere, appropriately enough, at Comic Con in San Diego on July 14th. -via Laughing Squid

Ken Burns on Storytelling and Truth

Ken Burns, creator of innumerable documentaries including The Civil War and Baseball, is the subject of a new short film about the nature of stories and storytelling. It’s compelling, smart, and complex — largely because Burns, one of America’s most famous and revered documentarians, discusses the reality of what documentary films are: that [...]

Voice Actors Take Center Stage In New Documentary

(YouTube Link)  I Know That Voice is not only the name of this documentary, which focuses on some of the most popular voice actors working today, it’s also what you’ll be saying the entire time you watch the trailer! Finally, those who give our favorite animated characters a voice will get their day in the sun, and [...]

Mayan "alien proof" film in the works

A new documentary will allegedly provide evidence of alien contact with the ancient Mayan civilization. The claim has been made by both the film’s pro…

Making “The Shining”

Now here’s something special: a 35-minute documentary by Vivian Kubrick (who was then 17 years old) about the making of The Shining. Vivian was Stanley’s daughter, and this documentary shows tons of behind-the-scenes material, as she follows actors through sets, performs interviews, and generally gives us a look at the creative process. Early on, we [...]

Kickstart This: A Documentary About Some Very Speedy Ex-Cons

Sick Mick and the Boys is a feature-length documentary that’s been in the works for a few years now, directed and shot by some buddies of mine from film school. And what they’ve got so far looks great. It’s got everything I look for in documentaries: the desert, crazy people wrestling with their demons, and [...]

The Late Movies: Free, Full-Length Classic Movies on YouTube

As part of YouTube’s entry into the online movie-streaming business, it has created something called OpenFlix — a collection currently boasting 670 free, full-length movies. As far as I can tell, they’re all public domain films — but some are classics, and worth a look. They all have ads at the beginning and periodically throughout [...]