You might have heard about the documentary about the final years of The Beatles that was being done by Peter Jackson, and if you haven’t we’ve just solved that little problem for you on a brisk Monday afternoon haven’t we. Earlier, director Jackson offered up a sneak peek into the massive undertaking and its something you are really going to want to sit back and enjoy.
About The Film: “The Beatles: Get Back” is an upcoming documentary film directed by Peter Jackson that covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album “Let It Be”, which had the working title of “Get Back”. The film draws from material originally captured for director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary of the album. “The Beatles: Get Back” endeavours to recut Lindsay-Hogg’s film to show the friendly camaraderie that still existed between the Beatles, as well as to challenge longtime assertions that the project was entirely marked by ill-feeling. (c/o Wikipedia)
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t recall ever having seen the original “Let It Be” film and think that like most people out there only saw the few clips from up on the rooftops. This really looks like a must see film and I cannot wait to sit down and enjoy it in full and then eventually own a copy for my video library. What do you readers think about what you saw in the trailer, I mean “sneak peek” clip? Chime in down below in the comments and always remember that during this crazy pandemic time “All You Need Is Love”….see you next time.
Before I get into this next one, I simply have to say how much I enjoy having made a heavy emphasis into our Pop Culture side of the fence because discussing movie trailers and television programs that interconnect to my musical forays is something I have always loved to talk about. We’ve got a lot more of this coming in the brand new year we have recently arrived in and now comes this new documentary from Chip Baker Films about the late Brian Jones, who was an original member of the Rolling Stones. Let’s check this one out down below.
Having grown up on the adventures of the X-Men, I found this next bit of news to be some exciting stuff. According to what I’ve read there are some big things coming in the title and let’s not forget that Disney now has the rights back to the license so we are eventually going to get some films that bring this all together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By now you probably are aware of the final 20th Century Fox X-Men feature with “Dark Phoenix” that opens up in a couple of weeks. Click the highlighted text if you’d like to check out our Final Trailer post for that one. Now let’s get onto this cool Marvel news.
The Press Release:
With only two months until the highly-anticipated series HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X usher in a new era for the X-Men, fans can learn more about the seminal moments that shaped X-Men history with a brand-new documentary short series, X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS, available on Marvel.com and Marvel social channels.
Starting today through the end of May, Marvel will release the four-episode series online to celebrate the X-Men series that changed the Marvel Universe forever: Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse, and New X-Men. Sponsored by this summer’s blockbuster HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series, these new retrospectives will take both longtime and new X-Men fans back to some of the greatest moments in the Marvel Universe, setting the scene for the most important story in the history of mutantkind. Continue reading Marvel Launches “X-Men: The Seminal Moments” Documentary Short Series→
Music biopics are things that are riding high at the moment if you can count the success of the recent “Bohemian Rhapsody” film and the unnerving revelations of “Lords Of Chaos” as a part of the puzzle but as far as documentaries about the music that stick with people for long afterward and become constant topics of conversation, the number is limited for sure. The documentary “Murder In The Front Row” takes its name from the part of the song by Bay Area Thrashers Exodus from the song “Bonded By Blood” and will bring the audience back to the days were on any night of the week a live music craving Metalhead would be able to see the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Possessed and even New York’s Anthrax in small clubs as a new music scene was building. The trailer for the documentary was just recently revealed so let’s watch it right now. I recommend holding back on any circle pit activity and stage diving until you have completed for your own safety and for that of your preferred devices.
About The Film: “Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story”. In the early 1980’s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash! From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. “Murder In The Front Row” is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn. (c/o Official YouTube Channel). Continue reading Start The Pit, “Murder In The Front Row” Official Trailer Is Here→
While I am sure that you know is name from his being the creator of “The Walking Dead”, it seems as though Robert Kirkman is a bit of a comic book historian as well and thanks to the folks at AMC, is delivering a mini-series called “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics”. It airs tonight at 11PM EST (which means its post “The Walking Dead”, “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men”) but check your local listings unless you are programming it. Take a look at the premise and poster and then I’ll return with some closing editorial.
About The Show: “The Walking Dead” comic book creator Robert Kirkman stars in this documentary series that takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books. It also features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez, and Todd McFarlane, among many others.
1. The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel
2. The Truth About Wonder Woman
3. The Trials Of Superman
4. City Of Heroes
5. The Color Of Comics
6. Image Comics: Declaration Of Independents
PiercingMetal Thoughts: We long been showcasing our appreciation of the comic book medium here on the website, so any documentary series that gives us a look into a few assorted topics is right up on my radar of things to watch. There are only six episodes in full so you should be able to easily program your DVR or VCR (if such things still even exist) and watch at your leisure. I am also going to venture to guess that the AMC website will permit you to watch episodes online and then there is that On Demand stuff that is the talk of the town. As the episodes air, I will list their names up above for easier reference. I find it better to watch such a feature in sequential order just like a comic book series. The trailers for this in terms of the commercials and stuff I’ve read online make this look really interesting. What do you think? Will you be giving it a chance? Six hours isn’t a lot of time to devote nowadays. You can even binge it 🙂 Let me know what you think down in the comments section below.