3. Footage shows Bowie emerging on-stage in the Ziggy Stardust era, before Bowie recites a passage from Mr. Rice’s Secret, a film in which he starred in 1998: “It’s what you do in life that’s important, not how much time you have,” he says over rousing music.
4. Moonage Daydream, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival this month and was approved by Bowie’s estate, features unreleased 35mm and 16mm footage from David’s personal archives.
7. Last November, Variety reported that the film would be “neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, upon thousands of hours of never before seen material,” citing a source. It was also reported that Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer, served as the film’s music producer.
1. Shot on location in London & Brighton, Andrew Dominik’s new feature documentary captures Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ exceptional creative relationship as they bring to life the songs from their last two studio albums, Ghosteen (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Carnage (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis).
2. In this document of their first ever performances of these albums, filmed in spring 2021 ahead of their UK tour, we see the two, accompanied by singers and string quartet, as they nurture each song into existence.
3. The film features a special appearance by close friend and long-term collaborator, Marianne Faithfull.
5 It reaches into the deep friendship and personal relationship between Cave and Ellis, something glimpsed in the 2014 Cave pseudo-documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth.
6. The film will prove to be another significant moment in the journeys of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis ( who is a genius!), capturing the mood and spirit of the pair as they move through a new, optimistic phase following the death of Cave’s son.
7. Desperately poignant after the recent death of Cave’s second son.
1. George Michael: Freedom Uncut is described as Michael’s “final work”, and the late musician is credited as a co-director on the film along with David Austin.
2. George also provides narration.
3. Freedom Uncut chronicles the tumultuous — yet creatively fruitful — period of George’s life and career following the release of his 1987 solo debut, Faith, through the creation and release of 1990 follow-up, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1.
4. Along with documenting his creative efforts during this period, the doc will also explore his relationship with Anselmo Feleppa — who died from AIDS-related complications — as well as the death of George’s mother.
5. The film will feature an array of footage and photos from Michael’s archive, as well as never-before-seen footage from the “Freedom! ’90” video, directed by David Fincher.
6. The film also includes interviews with Michael’s peers and friends, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Ricky Gervais, Mary J. Blige, Liam Gallagher (who calls Michael a “modern day Elvis” in the trailer), and Tony Bennett.
5. The addition of three more sequels (to the first one) and the necessity to develop new technology in order to film performance capture scenes underwater, a feat never accomplished before, led to significant delays to allow the crew more time to work on the writing, preproduction, and visual effects.
7. The film’s cinema release has been subject to eight delays, with the latest occurring on July 23, 2020; it is currently planned for a release on December 16, 2022, with the following three sequels to be released, respectively, on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026 and December 22, 2028.
4. At its center is a young, charming, illiterate, kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. The story follows Jones’ often-harrowing 2017 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.
6. On the basis of a licensing agreement established in 1998, Jones and Cook went after Lydon after he refused to grant FX permission to use the band’s music in Pistol, despite the “majority rules basis” the agreement lays out.
7. John Lydon sold his rights to control the use of these songs in the 1990s in return for money, Jones and Cook said in a statement. The majority rule agreement existed as a result – so no outside party could dictate the use of the band’s music.
8. According to the two members, Lydon was offered meetings with Boyle and showrunner Craig Pearce but declined to be involved.
1. Thor: Love and Thunder is remarkable for a few reasons, and there’s plenty for fans to get excited about. Now that the delays are firmly in the past.
2. This charts new territory for the MCU, as it is the first time a character will have had four standalone movies to themselves.
3. Chris Hemsworth is Thor once more, reuniting with director Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. If you recall, Jane was not in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and her absence was explained in the awkward confirmation that she had dumped Thor. Maybe Thor: Love and Thunder will explain why?
7. Matt Damon is also reprising his role as an Asgardian thespian alongside Sam Neill and Luke Hemsworth. New to the troupe is Melissa McCarthy playing actress Hela (her real-life husband Ben Falcone is also cast in an undisclosed role, though we have to imagine he’s part of the troubadour group).
1. A glimpse into Paramount’s new mammalian Samurai film and a preview of the film’s star Samuel L. Jackson‘s skills as a feline impersonator.
2. Paws of Fury tells the story of a down-and-out dog named Hank, voiced by Michael Cera, who finds himself in a town filled with cats. In need of guidance, Hank comes across a famous but reclusive Samurai instructor, voiced by Jackson, who will teach him what it takes to be a Samurai.
3. And just in time, as the town of cats is soon threatened by a villain (voiced by Ricky Gervais), who hopes to wipe the small town off the map entirely.
4. Hank will have to sharpen his fighting skills and learn to work with his feline neighbors to fight off the impending threat. One hitch, however — cats hate dogs, Hank included.
6. Alongside them are some new faces, including Miles Teller (Whiplash, Fantastic Four) as “Rooster”, a pilot trainee and the son of Maverick’s late best friend “Goose”.
7. Jennifer Connelly is the female lead, playing a single mother who runs a local bar near the Navy base
8.Kelly McGillis is not returning as Charlotte Blackwood, aka Charlie, as producer Jerry Bruckheimer toldTotal Film, her arc was “left back in the arc”
9. After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
10. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw, call sign ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose’.
11. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.