Posts tagged "documentaries"

No Impact Woman

Last night, I saw a preview screening of “No Impact Man,” the documentary about Colin Beavan. Chances are you know him as the guy who gave up everything from toilet paper to electricity for a year, on a quest to make himself and his family have absolutely no negative effects on the environment. After a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 12, 2009

“The Day Before” Gets Us Excited For Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week officially begins this Thursday. Right now designers are probably scurrying around, creating last-minute dresses, hiring models to walk the runway, and making final hair, makeup, and music selections for their shows. Sure, they’ve been working for months on their collections, but a lot is done right down to the…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 8, 2009

“Good Hair” Documentary Looks Promising

We were really intrigued by “Good Hair,” Chris Rock’s documentary that explores the idea of “good hair” in black culture, when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Now that the trailer has been released we’re even more excited, because it delves into an aspect of black culture that isn’t ofte…

By: Annika Harris / August 4, 2009

Britney Spears Saved My Life!

Did you ever think that Britney Spears could save anybody’s life? Not so much, unless we’re talking about deflecting a bullet with a swinging umbrella or walking barefoot in the bathroom and soaking up all the germs so that they don’t invade another’s body. But according to a new BBC documentary called “Britney…

By: Justine Fields / July 23, 2009

Life Is, Like, SO Hard For Beautiful People

There’s a 2-minute documentary worth checking out on the Sundance Channel’s website called “Not Pretty, Really.” The short film is part of a series called “The Art of Seduction” and explores some of the trials and tribulations of beautiful people. That’s right, you guys — it’s super hard being good looking!! Sure, there…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 17, 2009

Coming To Theaters This Summer: Food

Don’t want to go the whole blow-‘em-up blockbuster movie route this summer? That makes two of us. Well, word on the street is that there’s a bumper crop of new documentaries hitting the big screen, the festival circuit and DVD aisle examining America’s food system this summer. If you’re looking for this August’s version of…

By: Nina Carbone / June 12, 2009

Will A Documentary Save Amy Winehouse’s Career?

Amy Winehouse is trying to save her career, and she’s not resorting to posing nude for a magazine, having a baby, or starting a clothing line. According to People, celebrity interviewer Daphne Barak is making a documentary about Amy to be released later this year. A message on Amy’s official MySpace blog says “Saving Amy”…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 21, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Porn On TV, Pregnancy, And Dr. Drew

One of Sweden’s state-run TV channels will be airing a trio of porn-tastic documentaries next week: “Inside Deep Throat,” “Ron Jeremy, Porn Star,” and “PopWhore.” A very educational evening, indeed. [Variety]
Women who are obese tend to miscarry more than normal weight women. [Medical News Today]
Speaking of pregnancy, 20 percent of first time mother…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 23, 2008

Monday Quickies!

Mike Myers is gay? Also, who will go see The Love Guru with Amelia? [Gawker]
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the documentary Girls Rock. [Cool Hunting]
Are lesbians more likely to commit? [Boinkology]
Lily Allen put up a snippet of a new song called “Guess Who Batman” on her MySpace page. It’…

By: The Frisky / June 23, 2008

Panda Mating In BBC Documentary

The BBC and Chinese state television collaborated on a documentary showing giant pandas’ courtship in the wild, and it just might be the first time such images will appear on TV. Very exciting. The producer of the documentary Wild China says the mating calls sound like “Chewbaccas in a pub brawl.” But the guy panda…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Geriatric Sex, Bromances, And Small Brains

Sex Over Sixty, a new four-and-a-half-hour documentary, delves into topics like how type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of sexual dysfunction in men and what loss of estrogen does to women’s sex drives. Only 900 copies remain, so order yours today! (Watch some clips here. These people are adorable.) [Daily Record, NJ and Sex

By: Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Sex In Movies

If you’re planning on staying home this weekend to lounge around in your pajamas and watch a DVD, track down a copy of Power and Passion: The Technology of Orgasm, a doc about sex toys and their history. (The electromechanical vibrator was invented in 1883, the same year as the toaster!) [Variety via Jezebel]
Why…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 7, 2008
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