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This week: "The Lorax," the latest Dr. Seuss animated adaptation, features the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito as the titular character whose crusty disposition masks a real love for the environment.
Also new this week is the documentary "Marley" about reggae legend Bob Marley, plus anniversary Blu-ray editions of "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, Stanley Kubrick's harrowing war drama "Full Metal Jacket" and Mel Brooks' silly "Star Wars" spoof "Spaceballs." Get More »
Step into a college dorm room, and it's likely you'll find at least one Bob Marley poster adorning the walls (and probably some other Rastafarian paraphernalia), not to mention Marley's timeless tunes still amping up many a frat party.
So how does a musician who passed away more than 30 years ago still find his way into the iTunes of college co-eds everywhere? The documentary "Marley," available on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 7, will fill you in on why he's kind of a big deal. And we're giving away two prize packs, including said Blu-ray, just to fill you in. Get More »
If you're a Bob Marley fan -- or a music lover, or a pop culture junkie, or even if you just like hanging out with Mary Jane -- then you're in luck. "Marley," the new documentary about the man's life, music and legacy from Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland"), is the definitive biopic of reggae's most transcendental and iconic figure to date.
Macdonald's film seamlessly compiles and edits public archival material of Marley & the Wailers live in concert, plus enhanced interviews with Marley himself. New interviews with the other side of his family -- the white Jamaican side -- add a heretofore untold dimension that helps clarify the path Marley's private life took, which ultimately affected his music. Get More »
It's been more than 30 years since the legendary Bob Marley's untimely death at 36. Now, the man, his music, and his journey from slums of Jamaica to the heights of international stardom are being vividly brought to life in the first-ever documentary sanctioned by his family. It opens April 20 in theaters and on VOD and features intimate interviews with family members and those who knew him best.
"Marley" includes rare footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers' thrilling live performances as they rose to worldwide acclaim in the early 1970s. But "Marley" encompasses much more than music. Directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland"), it's a revelatory examination of Marley's entire life, from the rejection he suffered for being mixed-race to the assassination attempt that injured him and his wife -- as well as the reasons he is still, decades after his death, idolized by people around the world.
Ziggy Marley, the oldest of Bob's 11 children, is the one who most resembles him physically and has followed in his father's musical footsteps. He shares executive producer credit on the film with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and he spoke with NextMovie about his memories of his father and whether he would ever approve a Bob Marley biopic. Get More »
Do you like reggae? Then you definitely like Bob Marley.
Robert Nesta Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter best known for being the rhythm guitarist, lead singer and charismatic frontman of Bob Marley & the Wailers, a band that played ska, rocksteady and reggae music from 1963 until Marley's death in 1981. Get More »
How will "The Eagle" director Kevin Macdonald follow up the soon to be released beefcake chest fest? With a documentary about Bob Marley, brah!
Macdonald cut his teeth on documentary films in the mid-'90s, directing "Chaplin's Goliath," "One Day in September," and "Touching the Void" before launching his narrative film career with the Oscar nominated "The Last King of Scotland."
Now, riding some mainstream successes, with presumably a budget larger than that for any of his previous documentaries, Macdonald will attempt to humanize a man who's become a hollow icon for frat boys and head shops. It is a worthy and ambitious undertaking. Get More »