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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on How Rock Doc ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Kept Band From ‘Derailing’​

23 December 2014 9:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” was lauded in 2004 for its honest examination of one of the world’s most successful heavy metal bands teetering on the brink of implosion. But a decade later Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich and directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky revealed how the documentary also helped guide them through low points in their professional careers.

“The making of the movie was one of the most extraordinary experiences in my life,” Berlinger told TheWrap. “Precisely because it came at such a vulnerable time.”

But the movie didn’t just document Ulrich and frontman James Hetfield’s contentious relationship; it affected it. »

- Travis Reilly

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How That Awesome Metallica Documentary Literally Saved The Band From Breaking Up

5 November 2014 11:25 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The members of Metallica stood at a crossroad. The band was feuding. They.d been together for decades, and the key members . guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich . were pretty sure they didn.t want to rock anymore. at least, not with the band mates they.d been rocking alongside for all these years. At the urging of their manager, the band tried therapy, a process that was captured in the brilliant rock documentary Some Kind of Monster. Ten years later, co-director Joe Berlinger looks back at that time, and on the impact of his film, and swears it kept Metallica from breaking up. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster turns 10 this year, and if you haven.t watched it, you need to rent that through Netflix because it.s one of the best documentaries made in the past decade. Yahoo Movies called on Berlinger with the movie.s »

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Craziest music films ever made: Beware of Mr Baker, Cool as Ice, Dig!

6 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

What goes on tour stays on tour – unless it's caught on camera. With classic Beatles comedy A Hard Day's Night returning to UK cinemas on July 4, and Metallica's triumphant set at Glastonbury reminding us how far they've come from darker days, now feels like the time to look back on some of the movies that prove that maxim.

Below, we catalogue the craziest music movies ever made, helpfully divided into four distinct categories of weirdness.

Bad Behaviour

Beginning with its 70-something subject attacking the director with his walking stick, Beware Of Mr Baker (2012) introduces a man – ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker – so bellicose he's made the whole world his practice kit. Like Brick Top from Snatch with even greater anger-management issues, Baker is a bitter old codger who "communicates more through his drums than his words", according to his long-suffering daughter. He certainly doesn't mince the latter.

Mick Jagger is »

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'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Seeks Justice for Al Jazeera America in 'The System'

19 May 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since taking over Current in 2013, the channel Al Jazeera America has yet to build serious buzz for its original programming in the cable space. The problem faced is this: How does a news-focused channel compete with pre-established major players like CNN and MSNBC? Al Jazeera's solution might be this: Bring in an established, award-winning documentarian.   Sunday night at 9pm Et/6pm Pt saw the launch of "The System," an eight-part series created and hosted by director Joe Berlinger, which breaks down various ways the justice system has failed to actually execute justice. It's a show examining everything from flaws in mandatory sentencing to the treatment of minors convicted of murder.  As he told Indiewire during a recent interview, Berlinger has made a career out of "giving a voice to the voiceless," as most of his documentaries are devoted to injustices of some kind. When not hanging out with rock stars »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Seeks Justice for Al Jazeera America in 'The System'

19 May 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Since taking over Current in 2013, the channel Al Jazeera America has yet to build serious buzz for its original programming in the cable space. The problem faced is this: How does a news-focused channel compete with pre-established major players like CNN and MSNBC? Al Jazeera's solution might be this: Bring in an established, award-winning documentarian.   Sunday night at 9pm Et/6pm Pt saw the launch of "The System," an eight-part series created and hosted by director Joe Berlinger, which breaks down various ways the justice system has failed to actually execute justice. It's a show examining everything from flaws in mandatory sentencing to the treatment of minors convicted of murder.  As he told Indiewire during a recent interview, Berlinger has made a career out of "giving a voice to the voiceless," as most of his documentaries are devoted to injustices of some kind. When not hanging out with rock stars »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Cannes: Docu Helmer Joe Berlinger On ‘Facing The Wind’

7 May 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Joe Berlinger, the documentary filmmaker who co-directed the Paradise Lost trilogy about the West Memphis 3 and Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, will make the narrative pic Facing The Wind. The film has Vera Farmiga, Evan Rachel Wood and Alessandro Nivola attached and it will be sold at Cannes. An adaptation of the nonfiction book by ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Salamon, it tells the story of Bob Rowe, who spiraled from model husband to a man who commits a shocking act of violence against a loved one and then tries to redeem himself. Nivola will play Rowe, Farmiga will play his first wife, whom he murders. Wood plays his second wife, whom he marries after pleading insanity and avoiding prison. Rita Wilson and Jennifer Beals will play supporting roles. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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'Whitey Bulger' Documentary Goes to Magnolia Pictures

25 March 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired Us theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger, a documentary about notorious Irish gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger and the massive law enforcement corruption surrounding his reign of terror in South Boston. Whitey, which premiered at Sundance this year, was directed and produced by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2), and produced by RadicalMedia for CNN Films.

Magnolia will be giving the film a day and date theatrical and on demand release this June, followed by a broadcast on CNN later this year. Magnolia and CNN also partnered on Blackfish and Life Itself, the upcoming Roger Ebert documentary also being released this summer.

Infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston, »

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Joe Berlinger’s Whitey Bulger Docu Gets Magnolia Theatrical Release

25 March 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Magnolia Pictures acquired U.S. theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Whitey: The United States Of America V. James J Bulger, the Joe Berlinger-directed docu on notorious Irish gangster Whitey Bulger and the massive law enforcement corruption that allowed his reign of terror to proliferate in South Boston and enable his escape from justice. The film premiered at Sundance and Berlinger Co-directed Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster and the Paradise Lost trilogy. Pic was produced by RadicalMedia for CNN Films. Magnolia will be giving the film a day and date theatrical and on demand release this June, followed by a broadcast on CNN later this year. Berlinger takes a surprising angle. While it was long believed that Bulger ran his operation while he was an FBI informant, Berlinger investigates whether that was actually the case. He certainly operated under the noses of law enforcement. But was he a rat? »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Magnolia Pictures to Distribute Joe Berlinger's Whitey Bulger Documentary

25 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired Us theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Whitey: The United States of America v. James J Bulger , a documentary about notorious Irish gangster Whitey Bulger and the massive law enforcement corruption surrounding his reign of terror in South Boston. Whitey , which premiered at Sundance this year, was directed and produced by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (the "Paradise Lost" trilogy, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster , Brother's Keeper ), and produced by RadicalMedia for CNN Films. Magnolia will be giving the film a day and date theatrical and on demand release this June, followed by a broadcast on CNN later this year. Magnolia and CNN also »

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