The History Channel recently released the compelling documentary The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After on DVD. The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After documents one of our nation’s greatest tragedies from an entirely new perspective. To celebrate the new release, FilmFetish is giving away two copies of the DVD to readers. PLEASE NOTE: To be considered … More
Soul music legend Bill Withers will be appearing in person tonight and tomorrow at the 6:55pm and 8:50pm screenings of Still Bill, the documentary that profiles his life and career. Still Bill is the story of a 33-year-old Navy vet from Slab Fork, WV, who became, almost overnight, a ’70s soul legend, Still Bill is … More
The Blind Side is based off the true story of Baltimore Ravens football player Michael Oher, who was taken in by a White, wealthy family when his tumultuous family life left him lost and homeless, and helps him become a star football lineman. It follows the typical storyline of the White family taking in the … More
Van Diemen’s Land is the true story of Australia’s most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce, and his infamous journey into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen’s Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. In 1822, eight … More
Robert Redford is developing and will direct a film titled The Conspirator, a historical crime drama about Mary Suratt, according to THR. Suratt was one of the conspirators convicted of plotting President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. James Solomon (The Bronx is Burning) wrote the script. According to official history, widow and boarding house owner Mary Suratt … More
Entourage executive producer Rob Weiss, along with producers Mitch Davis, Ryan Drexler and Andrew Left, have nabbed feature film rights to Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck’s autobiography Pimp: The Story of My Life, according to THR. Beck, who was born into poverty, had an I.Q. of 175 and studied at The Tuskegee Institute, before leaving school … More
The Soloist follows the story of Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a musically gifted schizophrenic homeless man, and Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.), a Los Angeles Times writer who attempted to restore Ayers’ inner-talents and lead him back to a path of personal and musical success. The film transcends its own emotionally draining story-line, with a … More
Jacques Mesrine, last of the great French gangsters, was declared France’s Public Enemy Number One during his lifetime. He regularly finished on top among the list of newsmakers in opinion polls. His spectacular death, shot full of holes by police at close range at the center of Paris in 1979, put the crowning touch on … More
Sony Pictures is closing in on a deal to release a feature film on Michael Jackson, working primarily from the 80 hours of rehearsal footage shot for the concerts Jackson was preparing to perform in London, according to Variety. The film will feature at least three videos, including an alternative version of Jackson’s Thriller, which … More
On August 25th, the History Channel will release the fascinating documentary How Bruce Lee Changed the World on DVD, which offers new insight into the life of legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee. I am especially pleased to be able to offer readers the opportunity to win one of two copies of this DVD release.
Universal has attached Pierre Morel, who directed Liam Neeson’s surprise action hit Taken, to helm the film Pursuit, based on the early career of conflict photographer Jason Howe, according to Variety. While Howe’s recent work has been in Iraq, a large part of his early career was spent in South American countries, including Chile, Nicaragua, … More
Five Minutes of Heaven tells the story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen’s older brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two men.
Hilary Swank stars as the title character of Amelia, a look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, while attempting to make a flight around the world. Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Eccleston and Mia Wasikowska also star in the … More
Columbia Pictures is in talks with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher to helm The Social Network from a script by Aaron Sorkin, which revolves around the formation of Facebook, according to Variety. The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation in the dorms of Harvard by … More