Billie Eilish says filming of new documentary was “very invasive but very fun”

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Billie Eilish has spoken in a new interview about the three-year process of making her upcoming new documentary.

The pop star’s life and career so far is the subject of the R.J. Cutler-produced Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, which will arrive on Apple TV+ this coming Friday (February 26).

Speaking on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (February 23), Eilish described the experience of allowing a film crew to capture her life behind-the-scenes as “very invasive but very fun”.

She also shared a new clip from the documentary, which sees her receiving the news of her multiple Grammy nominations from her mother while in bed. You can check out the interview in full below.

“As human beings I think we all tend to feel pretty irrelevant all the time,” Eilish said of making the film. “And even though it was very invasive – and a lot [invasive] at some points, sometimes I was just like, ‘You gotta go” – it was fun.

First trailer for Demi Lovato’s docuseries bares it all: ‘She should be dead’

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The first trailer for Demi Lovato’s docuseries is here, and it isn’t holding back.

The powerful four-part YouTube documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil chronicles what led to the singer’s nearly fatal overdose in 2018 and the aftermath. And based on the trailer that just debuted — along with a sneak peek at her new song «Dancing With the Devil» — Lovato and her friends and family are not shying away from the most difficult and darkest moments of her struggles with addiction.

«She should be dead,» one of her best friends says in the trailer, before using the word others were afraid to: «Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?»

The docuseries aims to give fans «unprecedented access to the superstar’s personal and musical journey during the most trying time of her life as she unearths her prior traumas and discovers the importance of her physical, emotional, and mental health» featuring «an intimate portrait of addiction, and the process of healing and empowerment,» according to the official description.

«I’ve had so much to say over the past few years, wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened,» Lovato says. «I don’t even know why I’m sober anymore.» Later in the trailer, when she’s asked if she’s «entirely sober now,» she looks into the camera and doesn’t respond.

The intense trailer also reveals more information about what happened in the hospital after Lovato overdosed. «I had three strokes,» Lovato says. «I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.» Watch the video below:

Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil premieres March 23 on YouTube.

It’s official: ‘Excuse Me, I Love You’ Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ concert movie coming to Netflix

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If you missed Ariana Grande’s «Sweetener» tour — or if you’d just like to relive it — Netflix is here to help.

The pop star and streaming service confirmed Wednesday that a concert movie, called «Excuse Me, I Love You» will drop on Dec. 21.

Grande spent nine months on the road last year promoting both her 2018 album «Sweetener» and 2019 followup «Thank U, Next.» She ended the tour by dropping her first live album, which featured all Grande’s new notable hits from the past two albums, as well as a handful of fan favorites from «Dangerous Woman» (2016), «My Everything» (2014) and «Yours Truly» (2013).

At the tour’s last stop in Inglewood, California, the singer, 27, was recorded by fans bursting into tears as she gave a farewell address.

«This would not have gone the way it did without you and I love you so much,» she said. «Thank you for traveling around the world to see me. I know some of you guys flew all over the (expletive) place to see me. Like, what? Why? What? Thank you. And why? I love you. This has been amazing. Thank you so much.»

Grande also thanked her crew backstage.

«It just takes so many people to do something like this and I’m really grateful to everyone involved and everyone here,» Grande said. «You guys have become family… It’s a lot to be away from your home and your family for this long and no one ever has a bad (expletive) attitude.»

Grande has since released «Positions,» her sixth studio album. It debuted Oct. 30.

Netflix has teamed with a number of other high-profile musicians in recently for specials, including the Shawn Mendes documentary «In Wonder» and «Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.»

Shawn Mendes Documentary ‘In Wonder’ Coming to Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

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In Wonder,” a new documentary about singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, is coming to Netflix on November 23, just days ahead of his fourth studio album, “Wonder,” which arrives on Dec. 4. Mendes released the album’s title track as an advance single on Oct. 2.

The feature-length documentary, helmed by veteran music video director Grant Singer, is an intimate look at Mendes’ life and journey, filmed over the last few years. “In Wonder” will likely feature footage of Mendes from his 2019 self-titled world tour that took him across the North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It was a special event selection at the Toronto Film Festival.

Andrew Gertler, Shawn Mendes and Ben Winston serve as the documentary’s executive producers with Saul Germaine, p.g.a and James Haygood credited as producers.

Mendes, in partnership with his Shawn Mendes Foundation (SMF), also recently announced an official new annual TIFF award at the festival, given to an emerging or young filmmaker for excellence in creating a film that focuses on world issues important to the youth of today. SMF seeks to inspire Shawn’s audience to learn about those causes that they are passionate about, and help empower them to use the voice they have to bring change to the world by taking action and giving back.

The film joins Netflix’s growing slate of music-centered documentaries including Taylor Swift’s “Miss Americana,” “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” “The Black Godfather,” “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” “Quincy” and most recently, “Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.”

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Billie Eilish Documentary Announces Apple TV Plus Premiere Date

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Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry,” a new documentary about the “Bad Guy” singer and songwriter, will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV Plus in February 2021.

The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, who previously turned his camera on the worlds of high fashion (“The September Issue”) and politics (“The War Room”). While Eilish is just 18 years old, the film has been in the works for several years: While embedded with the singer’s tour in October of 2019, a Variety reporter witnessed a film crew following the singer virtually everywhere, and was told the crew was working on an unspecified “documentary that hasn’t been announced yet”; reports of the Apple TV deal began to emerge last December. A source said the crew had been following Eilish for many months, possibly as far back as 2016.

Eilish’s debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was released in 2019, going on to become the best-performing album of the year. It also swept the Grammys, picking up awards for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Eilish will next be heard crooning the James Bond theme song “No Time To Die” in the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name.

Apple has lined up several buzzy projects since entering the streaming wars. The tech giant scored with the Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon series “The Morning Show” and had a popular hit with the Tom Hanks’ World War II drama “Greyhound.” Its upcoming releases include Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks” with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones and the Tom Holland drama “Cherry,” which it recently picked up for $40 million. In the documentary space, Apple TV Plus has released “Beastie Boys Story” and “Boys State.” The Eilish documentary is a snazzy “get” for the service as it is locked in a content arms race with Netflix and Disney Plus.

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” is produced by Apple Original Films, in association with Interscope Films, Darkroom, This Machine and Lighthouse Management & Media.

Steve McQueen to direct official Tupac Shakur documentary backed by estate

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Tupac Shakur’s estate is backing an official documentary about the late rapper’s life.

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen is set to direct the fully-authorised documentary in a collaboration between Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson, Billboard reports. The news was announced by Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment: the company set up by Shakur’s mother Afeni to release his posthumous projects.

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The iconic rapper has been the subject of multiple on-screen projects.

Music video director Benny Boom is set to release his biopic All Eyez on Me this summer via Lionsgate.Meanwhile Johnny Depp is set to take on the role of disgraced Los Angeles police detective Russell Poole, who investigated the murders of Shakur and his rival Notorious B.I.G in Labyrinth.

McQueen said in a statement: «I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the lfe and times of this legendary artist.

«I attended NYU film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way.

«Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man.»

 

This article originally appeared on Independent UK

Rolling Stones to release Latin America concert tour documentary on DVD and Blu-ray

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The Rolling Stones’ documentary of their 2016 tour in Latin America, “Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America,” which was released for a short time to theaters in Europe, will be coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26, it was announced by Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 23. The documentary shows the band playing in 10 cities and preparing to put on their first-ever concert in Havana, Cuba, which was documented in “Havana Moon,” the DVD that was released last November, and also goes behind the scenes with backstage footage of the band. That film was one of the best Stones performances in recent years with the Stones sounding energized thanks to the very enthusiastic responses of the Cuban fans.

In addition to the documentary, the “Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America” release will include some 50 minutes of bonus live tracks from that tour, with versions of “Miss You,” You Got the Silver” and “Midnight Rambler” from Lima, Peru, “Out of Control” and “Paint It Black” from Buenos Aires, Argentina and “Honky Tonk Women” and “Sympathy for the Devil” from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Besides “Havana Moon,” the title of which paid homage to the late Chuck Berry, the Stones last year also released “Blue & Lonesome,” a simply stunning album in which the Stones went back to their early days as a blues band. A deluxe edition, which you can now find at reduced prices, features an exclusive book of pictures and a set of postcards.

This article originally appeared on AXS

Sale Trailer sobre la vida de Heath Ledger.

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‘I Am Heath Ledger’ contiene mucho material inédito grabado por el propio actor, y muestra su lado más íntimo. Hace ahora casi diez años. Con su pérdida, Hollywood se quedaba sin uno de los actores más prometedores de su generación.

Este mes, coincidiendo con el Tribeca Film Festival, un documental nos mostrará la intimidad del intérprete que hizo eternos títulos como Destino de Caballero o El Caballero Oscuro, en la que diese vida al Joker.

I Am Heath Ledger, que así se llama esta película de no-ficción, contiene mucho material grabado por el propio actor —tomas en las que, antes de la popularización del selfie, el actor se retrató a sí mismo. Como se nos explica en el tráiler del documental, Ledger, cuya vocación real era la de convertirse en director, siempre llevaba una videocámara o una cámara de fotos consigo. Gracias a eso último, I Am Heath Ledger ha podido recuperar gran cantidad de material casero para la ocasión.

 I Am Heath Ledger ha sido dirigido por Derik Murray, y contiene material sobre el actor nunca visto antes, así como declaraciones de allegados y colaboradores de Ledger —el documental cuenta con la participación de Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn o Ben Harper. “Heath era el ser humano más vital que podías encontrarte”, dice Harper en el tráiler. “Si algo no se llevaba hasta las últimas consecuencias, no le interesaba lo más mínimo.

“Incluso haciendo un papel secundario, conseguía comerse la pantalla”, añade el director Ang Lee. Lee dirigió a Ledger en la multipremiada Brokeback Mountainel primer western moderno en mostrar una relación homosexual entre dos cowboys.

I Am Heath Ledger, tras su paso por el Tribeca Film Festival, podrá verse en cines seleccionados de Estados Unidos a partir del 3 de mayo

Fuente original: Playground