Netflix acquires documentary about Hulk Hogan’s fight with Gawker

Netflix is continuing its splurge on new movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, acquiring the worldwide rights for legal documentary Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press. The movie, helmed by award-winning documentary director Brian Knappenberger, looks at last year’s court case between Hulk Hogan and Gawker — a battle(…)


Apple Music will stream 808 drum machine documentary first

Apple has negotiated a deal with the creators of 808 — a documentary about the seminal Roland TR-808 drum machine — for exclusive streaming rights through Apple Music. The documentary will appear on Apple’s music service first, on December 9th, the company announced this week on its official Beats 1 YouTube channel, before it becomes(…)


This short documentary shows how astronomers hope to find the next habitable planets

Just a couple of decades ago, the very idea that there were other planets orbiting stars throughout the universe was something that belonged to science fiction. However, recent research has shown not only are there other planets out there, but that they’re extremely common. The short documentary The Search for Earth Proxima outlines the breakthroughs(…)


Upcoming documentary Kart Kids Der Film tracks Germany’s future racers

Chris Kippenberger has a way with a video camera around cars, motorcycles, and other fast-moving objects, producing one of the best-looking mini-docs on the Isle of Man TT that I’ve ever seen. He also made a short film called Kart Kids that followed the lives of German kids trying to make a name for themselves in(…)


The Tribeca Film Festival is screening an anti-vaccine documentary

Robert DeNiro, the actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, defended the festival’s controversial decision to screen an anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, DeNiro explained why: “[My wife] Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues(…)

Vice is making a documentary series exclusively for Apple Music

Apple has signed up over 11 million subscribers for its music streaming service thus far, and its increasingly giving those customers access to more than just songs. From music videos by Drake to documentaries on Taylor Swift to a weekly show with DJ Khaled, the service has been bolstering its offering with video content focused on(…)


Documentary aims to give struggling Olympians a fighting chance

AUSTIN, Texas — Olympic athletes adorn Wheaties boxes, star in commercials and get endorsement deals. At least some of them do, those with other-worldly talent and, most often, from countries with instantly recognizable names They are the lucky ones. In the run-up to the Rio Summer Olympics in August, thousands of athletes will train in(…)