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Dee Rees, Known For HBO’s “Bessie Smith” (Starring Queen Latifah), Directs Another Period Film For Netflix, “Mudbound” [Trailer]

World War II is over, but the battles back home continue in this big-screen adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2009 novel, “Mudbound.” Two very different families struggle to make against each other and against the forces keeping them from the American Dream… in Mississippi. Yeah, it is that kind of movie, but it is also so much more. Two soldiers from the War, bound by the horrors of a War in which each mightily fought, return home to find that their respective families are NOT that close.

Two families working the Mississippi Delta, but living worlds apart. A Netflix film, Mudbound, Premiering November 17.
– Netflix

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Watch “The Confession Tapes” Documentary On Netflix (Trailer)

Wowwww. Incredible how we might think there is no way we would confess to a crime if we did not do it; especially a crime like murder. But yeah, you would, at least, according to this investigative documentary. Watch the trailer. Understand that EVERYONE has a breaking point… that if the ‘authorities’ want a confession, it is likely they WILL get one… even if the accused is facing serious time or death!

Man. Netflix is home to some serious documentaries. Click the pic and check out the trailer for “The Confession Tapes.” Be aware and wary.

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Latest Summer Trailer Teases The Christmas Day Release Of ‘Bright’ Starring Will Smith (Trailer)

Gonna be big because Will Smith is big. Also, this “Bright” is ought to be a smash because he is bringing major box office power to the small scrappy screens of Netflix. Plus, a unique story…

Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22th.
– Netflix

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American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam (Documentary Trailer)

Documentarian Rory Kennedy gives us an in-depth look at the final days of the American presence in Saigon. It’s a story where simply following orders would play opposite to doing the right thing. And what do you think heroes do? Could those soldiers and support personnel have lived with themselves getting out safely while leaving South Vietnamese in harm’s way? Even if ordered to do so?

In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind. With no official evacuation plan in place, the clock ticking, and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible. In those last days in Vietnam, 135,000 men, women and children managed to escape.
– American Experience PBS

Orders be damned!

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM (NETFLIX)

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Ken Burns Covers ‘The War’ In This PBS Documentary (Mini-Series Trailer)

We posted a World War I era documentary days ago, got several recent Ken Burns documentary posts – one about the Civil War. But how about Burns taking us to and through World War II? Yep, got that for you. Well, Netflix does. But we have the trailer embedded above.

THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history – a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America – and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.
– PBS

KEN BURNS’ THE WAR (NETFLIX)

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Learn About A Pivotal Gallipoli Campaign Of World War I (Documentary Trailer)

Netflix is the place to experience history. Not all the way sure of what draws me to war epics and documentaries, but this trailer is making me think it is time for me to catch another. Want to learn more about Gallipoli, too? Got the Netlfix link at the end.

An epic reconstruction of the battle that changed nations forever: a film of spectacular visual sweep and great emotional power.

It all began as a demonstration of strength against the Ottoman Empire by Great Britain and her allies. It became one of the largest landing operations in history and one of the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the First World War. The campaign affected Turkey, Australia and New Zealand profoundly.

– Ronin Films

GALLIPOLI (NETFLIX)

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Marvel’s “The Defenders” Launches Globally On August 18, 2017 (Trailer)

Alright, so I am finally caught up on all my backlog of “Arrow” episodes (didn’t get into it until Season 3, shout to the homie SuperKing for recommending it). Thank you Netflix! Caught up on DC watching for now. But I have SOOOOO much Marvel binge watching – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, AND Iron Fist – to do before Marvel’s The Defenders comes out. Netflix, no chill!

Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it. The Netflix original series launches globally on August 18, 2017.
– Netflix

MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS (NETFLIX)

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The Titanic’s Final Mystery: What Really Caused The Unsinkable Ship To Sink? (Documentary Trailer)

Somewhere between that ‘not even God could sink this ship’ braggadocious blasphemy and somebody drunk or sleep on post… that’s my guess for what tore up the Titanic. I mean, come on maaaan, icebergs are big af and pretty slow, right? Cannot sell me on that it-came-outta-nowhere guff!

Get a sneak peek of the new scientific evidence that will blow apart the myths and forever change the way you look at the Titanic tragedy.
– Smithsonian Channel

Another great documentary you can find on Netflix and the Smithsonian Channel, of course.

TITANIC’S FINAL MYSTERY (NETFLIX)

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Documentary Filmmaker John Borowski Brings Us The Full Story Of “America’s First Serial Killer” (Trailer)

TORTURE CHAMBERS? VATS OF ACID? SECRET PASSAGEWAYS?? This muthaf*cker here! It’s worth watching this documentary to see how (or if) they caught his twisted azz!

At the height of his criminal career, the infamous Dr. H.H. Holmes designed his castle of horrors in Chicago, where he rented rooms to unsuspecting victims visiting the 1893 World’s Fair. Further benefiting from his victims, Holmes sold their skeletons to local medical schools.

The first ever feature-length film depicting the entire life of Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes.

– John Borowski

Check out the trailer. Chilling music included for effect. Catch the full documentary on Netflix.

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Acclaimed Documentarian Ken Burns Presents “The Civil War” (Trailer)

Ken Burns is a gift to the world, always putting out great documentary films we can see on PBS for free! But you do have to catch them. Well, if you have Netflix, catching the Burns documentary, “The Civil War,” just got a lot easier.

KEN BURNS: THE CIVIL WAR (NETFLIX)

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A Mix Of Pride And Shame: Ken Burns The History Of “The West” To Life (Video)

The legendary documentary film producer Ken Burns brings us the real story of “The West” in eight parts for PBS America. Might be able to get to see this on-demand from your local cable provider. You can definitely see it on Netflix.

The series explores the region from the times of the earliest Native Americans to the 20th century. Monday’s episode, The People (to 1806), looks back to the emergence of a new world with the arrival of the first Europeans. On Tuesday, Empire upon the Trails (1806- 1848) tells the story of the Americans who headed west, following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas or seeking a better life along the Oregon Trail. In Speck of the Future (1848-56) on Wednesday, the landscape changes dramatically with the discovery of gold in California. The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West as prospectors scramble for a share, littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West’s first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently displaced. Conflict comes to the West in Thursday’s episode, Death Runs Riot (1856-68). In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy while along the Rio Grande oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, leaving behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains.
– PBS America

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Comedy: Marlon Wayans ‘Exposes’ More Of His Netflix Movie’s Plotline (Trailer)

Full trailer is out for Marlon Wayan’s movie on Netflix – “Naked.” Even crazier than the teaser we posted earlier let on. Still not enough nudity from Regina Hall. But oh well…

Imagine living the same day over and over again. Now imagine living the same day over and over again without clothes. Naked comes to Netflix August 11.
– Netflix

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Centuries Ago, A “Witch Hunt” Was Not A Metaphor. It Was State-Sanctioned Murder (Documentary Trailer)

For all the things we can say about living in society today… at LEAST “witchcraft” is no longer a crime (and look above to see why the quote marks were necessary; lots of room for interpretation in those ‘laws’ that can get someone f*ck*d UP)! Of course, there is still enough frivolous prosecution and unfair persecution today to go around twice.

Historian Suzannah Lipscomb investigates the witch hunts that plagued Britain in the 17th century, examining common myths about their origin.
– Netflix

A Channel 5 two-part documentary that you can catch on Netflix (no chill).

WITCH HUNT: A CENTURY OF MURDER (NETFLIX)

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Were There Really “Samurai Headhunters?” (Researchers Say Yes) [Documentary Trailer]

Knights of the Far East, we see the Samurai as honorable protectors of their traditions, their ordained rulers, and the people of Japan. But… that’s how we SEE them. Now let’s look at the whole TRUTH; at least an alternative powerfully put forth by this documentary – “Samurai Headhunters.”

Noble swordsman? Ruthless head collector? The Samurai were both. The drama documentary charting the unknown, dark side of these ancient Japanese warriors by recreating the life of a young farmer forced into their army. Since their first appearance in the 8th century, Japan’s famous elite warriors are celebrated for their courage, formidable fighting techniques and above all, their code of honour. But do these Far Eastern knights really measure up to their heroic image? Now, for the first time, we reveal the unknown dark side of the Samurai – a fascinating tale of forbidden love, extreme cruelty, and treachery.
– Urban Canyons

WATCH: SAMURAI HEADHUNTERS (NETFLIX)

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The Smithsonian Channel Opens Its “Mystery Files” On Italian Innovator And Icon Leonardo da Vinci (Trailer)

More often than not, when someone makes reference to someone being a “renaissance man” they are talking about (or giving a nod to) Leonardo da Vinci. That is, someone who is and/or does ‘everything’ and is ideal to have for most every occasion. The leader of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo, painted iconic works like the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper,” sketched designs for early versions of the bicycle, helicopter, and other flying machines… sculptor, architect, military engineer and more. And his work and reputation have survived throughout the centuries. Dude was all that. BUUUUT, there’s a documentary available from The Smithsonian Channel (and on Netflix) that sheds more light on the man that may well dim the lights on his myth and legend. Wow. File this under ‘keep it real.’

Click on the pic above or the link below to check out the trailer (and full documentary, if you desire) for “Mystery Files: Leonardo da Vinci.”

MYSTERY FILES: LEONARDO DA VINCI (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

That Spike Lee Joint, She’s Gotta Have It, Is Now A Netflix Series (Trailer)

Wow! All the way down to the “Please, Baby Baby, Please!” This is ‘sho nuff’ gone be the good stuff, ‘ya dig?’

Nola Darling is back. See her struggle to define herself and divide her time among friends, job, and three lovers in this new take on Spike Lee’s classic film. Coming to Netflix this Thanksgiving.
– Netflix

And like in the namesake movie decades ago, they made the Nola character extra sexy, free-spirited and irresistible (yes). Sure “She’s Gotta Have It” but so do WE! Can’t wait ’til November.

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Learn About Humanity’s Journey Out Of Africa And Into The Wider World In The “Great Human Odyssey” (Trailer)

Humanity started in Africa. We’re on the same page with that, right. Science!

But let’s go deeper in depth with NOVA’s and PBS’ help. How did ancient humans make their ways to all corners of the Earth; not only surviving Africa but leaving it and coming to thrive as distant disparate populations in the various regions in which they finally settled? HUGE question. And there are more that will be addressed in the “Great Human Odyssey” documentary (available on PBS, and now on Netflix).

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Keegan-Michael Key And Cobie Smulders Are “Friends From College” Trying to Get Each Other Through Mid-Life (Trailer)

Bwaaaahahaaa! It’s like you turn Key & Peele loose, off the censored Comedy Central airwaves and onto the big screen… and they LOSE THEIR MINDS in the best ways. The stuff Keegan-Michael Key says and does brings forth a hilarity that borders on the edge of insanity (like what Keegan would give to get the drug store dude to open back up at the end of the trailer above). Check out the teaser for this Netflix series above.

Friends From College is a new Netflix Original Series from Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The husband and wife team serve as executive producers and writers on the series and Stoller directs all eight episodes. The eight-episode series features an all star cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park.

The show centers on a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.
– Netflix

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Marvel’s The Defenders (Series Trailer)

The full official trailer for “The Defenders” is here, and it is teasing a Netflix team-up series that is more badazz than any of the hero’s that comprise the team! Is that possible? Watch the trailer all the way down to that hallway fight where Luke, Jessica, Fist and Daredevil are kicking much azz and giving no damns about their names… Then YOU decide for yourself!

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The Netflix original series will launch globally on August 18, 2017.
– Netflix

Not saying I don’t care what you think, but if you don’t think Marvel’s “The Defenders” is gonna be worthy, WE DON’T CARE! So.. haters can go binge ‘Scandal’ reruns or something.

#GetYourSh!tTogether #TheDefendersAreComing

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Bill Nye Speaks On His Mission To ‘Save The World’ And On How Political Science Has Become (Video)

The hero we have been waiting for to return… It’s Bill Nye The Science Guy! He’s here to “Save The World” with not only the spread of scientific interest & knowledge, but apparently promoting a point of view. Science is political. You actually know that. Think about great socio-political battles we have fought. They have been over questions that put politics smack dab in the middle of what should be apolitical pursuits: When does life begin (e.g. pro life vs. pro choice)? Are slaves really people or something ‘less than’ that should be owned or controlled (e.g. pre- through post civil war, the battle for civil rights in courtrooms and on congressional floors)? And there is a ‘less uncomfortable’ (but no less important) battle that Bill mentions here… Is Climate Change (e.g. Global Warming) a man-made phenomena that we can/must stop?

As Flavor Flav would say, “We got some nonbelievers out there!” So the fight is on. Save us Science Guy… with KNOWLEDGE… not politics!

The Science Guy sits down with Bridget Carey to talk about his new Netflix show and the three biggest problems the world is facing.
– CNET

Great interview! Take away two things: (1) Most important, Bill is back, now on Netflix, AND (2) Bridget Carey is hella cute…had to be said.

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