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I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Examines a Life Cut Too Short

I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Examines a Life Cut Too Short
Heath Ledger was one of his generation's brightest young actors. An immense and generous talent who burst upon the Hollywood scene, he quickly rose to the heights of fame before his tragic death. Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, and Spike TV present the definitive look at the life and work of this unforgettable actor and artist in I Am Heath Ledger. Spike TV has debuted the first trailer for this documentary that offers a glimpse at the beloved Heath Ledger that fans haven't seen before.

The 90-minute documentary premieres on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00pm Et/Pt, following its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. The upcoming documentary will receive a limited theatrical nationwide release on May 3 with Fathom Events. Tickets and more information are available at FathomEvents.com. I Am Heath Ledger will also have a Digital/DVD release from Virgil Films
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Bruce Lee Performing Kung Fu Moves in Real Time is Unreal

Every time I watch a kung fu movie, I always find myself asking the same question:

"That's cool, but can they really kick ass in real life?"

While with some actors I remain unconvinced, I will never doubt Bruce Lee. The movement and speed this guy has is enough to snap your neck without the camera witnessing it! The footage below is taken from his documentary I Am Bruce Lee, and features Bruce demo-ing kung fu defense on a spectator. Even in a suit this guy has superhuman speed! Truly remarkable.
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Review: Documentary 'I Am Chris Farley'

Chris Farley was a particular brand of comedian, a performer known for being big, loud, over the top and utterly fearless, willing to risk life and limb for the good of the bit. His rise to fame was meteoric: from Second City to "Saturday Night Live" to movie stardom in half the time it takes most others. In many ways, his life paralleled his career; rarely did Farley turn off his manic energy, and when he wasn’t going big on the stage, he was going big at a party, battling his addiction to food, alcohol, and several other substances. The new Spike TV documentary “I Am Chris Farley” aims to parse out the bottled lightning of Farley’s performances, but in paying tribute to his successes the film fails to recognize the man beneath the myth. Armed with interviews from a cadre of comedy legends and all the archive footage they could want,
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Review: I Am Chris Farley, A Wistful, Loving Tribute To The Late Comedian

"The fatty falls down and everyone goes home happy!" jokes Chris Farley with a hint of sincere embarrassment, on The Late Show with David Letterman. This was true. No other Saturday Night Live (SNL) alum of that era - Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider - made me roll on the floor with laughter like Chris Farley. It was his childlike innocence, manic energy and great physical abandon that made him so magical.His drug overdose in 1997 came as no surprise to many, as the rumors of his drug and sex fueled escapades were widely publicized. I Am Chris Farley, directed by Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale) and Derik Murray (I Am Bruce Lee, I Am Evel Knievel) and co-produced by Kevin Farley, Chris's...

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Signature Theatre to Host Bruce Lee Film Series Alongside Kung Fu

As part of the popular Signature Cinema series, Signature Theatre will present The Bruce Lee Film Series in conjunction with the World Premiere of David Henry Hwang's new play Kung Fu, directed by Leigh Silverman with choreography bySonya Tayeh. Signature will screen Enter the Dragon on Tuesday, February 25th and the documentary I Am Bruce Lee onMonday, March 24. Both screenings will start at 7pm and take place in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing SquareSignature Center 480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Tickets are now on sale and are 8 for Signature subscribers and 13 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased by visiting signaturetheatre.org or calling Ticket Services at 212-244-7529. Subscribers should call Ticket Services for their exclusive discount code. An additional film will be announced shortly, and will be shown on March 31.
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'Before Midnight', Bruce Lee, 'Only God Forgives', 'Conjuring' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Before Midnight I haven't watched this yet, primarily because I want to sit down and watch all three -- Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight -- right in a row and I just haven't found the time. However, the best thing about this release is that we finally get special features. Until now, the only special feature on any of the previous Before films was a trailer, now we get a commentary track with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a "Revisiting Jesse and Celine" featurette and a Q&A with the trio. Now, if you don't own the two previous films, but are preferring to wait until they too come available on Blu-ray, the best option is probably to buy the Before Sunrise / Before Sunset double feature at Amazon, which costs only $10.78. Not a lot of money to make sure you at least have both on hand whenever you need them.
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Bruce Lee documentary on his 40th death anniversary

Bruce Lee documentary on his 40th death anniversary
New Delhi, July 18: "I Am Bruce Lee", a documentary which showcases the life and times of Bruce Lee, will be showcased on TV on the late martial arts expert's 40th death anniversary Saturday.

Channel Big Rtl Thrill will air the documentary, which takes viewers on the journey that Bruce Lee endured during his life span of 32 years.

"With never-heard-before stories at the helm, 'I Am Bruce Lee' is the perfect tribute to this commendable expert whom the world continues to miss even today," read a statement from the channel.

Be it his stint in movies with ground-breaking action films like "The Big Boss", "Fists of Fury", "Way.
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[Home Invasion] Blu-Ray & DVD Releases for January 15, 2013

Home Invasion is a weekly post every Tuesday which shows you what is being released on Blu-Ray & DVD today! We scoured through Amazon to bring you everything you might be interested in. Our Picks of the Week are releases that we are looking forward to checking out, have reviewed and/or were are Picks of the Week on the Dtb Podcast. All descriptions are courtesy of Amazon.com.

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I Am Bruce Lee is the amazing story of one of the greatest icons ever to enter the public consciousness, the first film to truly tell Bruce Lee’s story in his own words and actions, as well as through the eyes of the international stars from the worlds of film, television, music and sports.

Featuring original interviews with Ufc President Dana White, NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao,
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Celebrate the Legend of Bruce Lee Anecdotally

Pete McCormack’s documentary I Am Bruce Lee chronicles martial arts legend Bruce Lee life from a troubled youth spent street fighting in Hong Kong to his departure to the United States where he got his first taste of fame that grew in the years that followed. Through it all he devoted himself to martial arts as a form of self-expression, and in so doing he crossed the paths of many fighting legends like Chuck Norris and Gene LeBell and influenced countless others including Gina Carano, Manny Pacquiao, and more. As a documentary, I Am Bruce Lee benefits from numerous family, friends, and acquaintances with anecdotes to share, and frankly, it would have been a wholly enjoyable 94 minutes had it stuck to that. Unfortunately it also gives people like Dana White opportunities to say some really stupid things and features questionable editing and interview footage of people with very little to say.
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Documentary Producer Claims Spike TV Stole Film Footage for 'I Am Bruce Lee'

Did one fight film appropriate scenes from another? Chris Tavlarides, the producer of a TV documentary entitled The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini has filed an unusual lawsuit against Spike Cable Networks over its film, I Am Bruce Lee. According to a complaint filed this week in California federal court, he made a deal in 2010 with Network Entertainment Inc. to film a documentary based on a book by Mark Kriegel about the career of a boxing legend. The following summer, after the conclusion of principal photography, nearly all of the film's production personnel was pulled

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What are the best sports films?

Tell us about the best films involving running, knocking a ball around, racing a bobsled, perfecting a crane kick, and all that other sporting business

With large tranches of the population currently gripped by Olympic-fever, what better time to celebrate the best sports films?

When one goes to see a film about sporting achievements, it's not hard to guess how the plot's going to pan out. There will usually be a plucky underdog, and various adversities for them to overcome before triumphing against the odds in the final reel.

That's not to say any old idiot could knock together a sports movie – some are good, a few are truly excellent, and very, very many of them are terrible. But which, for you, are the best, and why? Let us know in the thread below.

We're also keen to hear about new films you've been watching. Here's what some @guardianfilm followers
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Bruce Lee's Daughter Shannon On Living With The Loss Of A Legend

Bruce Lee's Daughter Shannon On Living With The Loss Of A Legend
When Bruce Lee died suddenly in 1973, he left his fans across the world wanting more – both of his ridiculously athletic exploits on screen, and of his far calmer, more reflective thoughts and philosophies.

Bruce Lee brought his martial arts skills to the big screen

Shannon Lee, Bruce’s daughter who was only four when he died, is used to sharing her father’s legacy with his thousands of fans – “I feel very generous about it - it’s amazing how many people he touched, inspired to go after things.”

Now she has joined with her mother, Bruce’s widow Linda, to help make what they hope is the definitive documentary exploring the appeal of the world’s first and, arguably, to this day only, Asian superstar.

I Am Bruce Lee offers interviews with friends, family and also intimate footage of Bruce training with his friend James Coburn, competing at a Long Beach Karate tournament,
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Competition: Win ‘I am Bruce Lee’ goodies

Witness one of the most well-known and respected martial arts legends in all his glory, this July, in the visually thrilling documentary I am Bruce Lee (Fremantle Media). Featuring a host of rare footage and photographs, this compelling documentary examines the fascinating life, continuing influence and lasting legacy of one of the most iconic actors and martial artists of all time.

To celebrate the theatrical release of I am Bruce Lee (Fremantle Media) at selected UK cinemas on 20th July and release on DVD and Blu-Ray on 23rd July, we have a host of goodies to give away!

One winner will receive a poster, T-shirt and DVD and the runner up will win a T-shirt and DVD. All you have to do to win is answer the following simple question:

What is the name of Bruce Lee’s daughter? Is it:

a) Sarah Lee

b) Dee C. Lee

c) Shannon Lee
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Competition - Win 'I am Bruce Lee' film goodies

Witness one of the most well-known and respected martial arts legends in all his glory this July in the visually thrilling documentary I am Bruce Lee (Fremantle Media). Featuring a host of rare footage and photographs, this compelling documentary examines the fascinating life, continuing influence and lasting legacy of one of the most iconic actors and martial artists of all time. To celebrate the theatrical release of I am Bruce Lee (Fremantle Media) at selected UK cinemas on 20th July and release on DVD and Blu-Ray on 23rd July, we have a host of goodies to give away!

Despite his tragic and sudden death on 20th July 1973 at the age of 32, Bruce Lee’s enormous influence on martial arts, entertainment and popular culture lives on to this day. Utilizing rare archive footage, photos, movie clips and brand new interviews with members of his close family, as well as with numerous
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This week's new films

The Dark Knight Rises (12A)

(Christopher Nolan, 2012, Us/UK) Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine. 164 mins

As big and dark and serious as The Avengers was big and light and fun, the climax to Nolan's Batman trilogy ticks most of the boxes it was demanded to – which is quite an achievement. There's an Occupy-style theme to baddy Bane's Gotham City lockdown, which forces Bruce Wayne to consider his 1% financial status and Batman to revive his punching and growling skills (prompted by Hathaway's slinky cat burglar). Some cheesy cliches (and questionable politics) are needed to tie it all together, but it's still the solid, epic finale you'd hoped for.

Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap (15)

(Ice-t, Andy Baybutt, 2012, UK/Us) 111 mins

The well-connected director calls on the biggest names in rap (Eminem, Q-Tip, Melle Mel, Snoop Dogg, etc), asks them a
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Guardian of the Bruce Lee legacy

Shannon Lee, daughter of the martial arts master, shares memories of her inspirational father

Shannon Lee grins and apologises for the mess. We're at the Los Angeles offices of Bruce Lee Enterprises. They've just moved in and an archipelago of merchandise is strewn across the floor. The company logo depicts a silhouette of the martial arts master in mid-flight, an inverted E of kinetic majesty. A poster shows Lee crouching, nunchucks stowed beneath his armpits. Devotees would feel at home here.

As company CEO, his 43-year-old daughter is the official keeper of the legacy. She assumed the mantle several years ago from her mother, Bruce Lee's widow Linda Lee Cadwell, who had met the young martial artist while he studied philosophy at university in Washington state in the 1960s. Both Lee and her mother are contributors to I Am Bruce Lee, a new documentary by Peter McCormack.

Lee settles
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Film Review: 'I Am Bruce Lee'

★★★☆☆ "My obsession is to make, pardon the expression, the fuckingest action movie ever." With the recent release of Gareth Evans action film The Raid (2011), which many have described in similar terms to those above, it seems only appropriate that the world takes a look back at the man who influenced all martial arts movies in the new documentary I Am Bruce Lee (2011).

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I Am Bruce Lee set for UK theatrical release

Surely a must for Bruce Lee fans!? Pete McCormack’s compelling and visually thrilling documentary I Am Bruce Lee examines the fascinating life, continuing influence and lasting legacy of one of the most iconic actors and martial artists of all time, and its coming to UK Cinemas for a very limited time from 20th July 2012! Synopsis: Despite his tragic and sudden death on 20th July 1973 at the age of 32, Bruce Lee’s enormous influence on martial arts, entertainment and popular culture lives on to this day. Utilizing rare archive footage, photos, movie clips and brand new interviews with members of his close family, as well as with numerous stars from the worlds of sport, music and acting who have been inspired by Lee’s legacy, I Am Bruce Lee goes more deeply into the true story behind the legend t
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TV Picks: Wednesday, March 7th – ‘Face Off,’ ‘I Am Bruce Lee’ & more…

For everyone not looking to celebrate the 400th episode of American Idol, the first part of the night may be empty for television viewing. Fortunately, things kick into gear as the night goes on.

Celebrating the life of Bruce Lee, Spike TV presents the extremely compelling I Am Bruce Lee documentary from Facing Ali director Pete McCormack. To bring a little laughter in your life, Psych is coming on strong, with William Shatner returning as Julia’s father. And for all the sci-fi (and Syfy) fans, Face Off’s penultimate episode forces the remaining contestants take on a prehistoric look.

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I Am Bruce Lee (Spike)

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Happy Endings – “The Kerkovich Way” (ABC)

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Face Off – “Dinoplasty” (Syfy)

Psych – “Heeeeere’s Lassie!” (USA)

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Bruce Lee’s 10 Most Memorable On-Screen Moments

With the new documentary I Am Bruce Lee about to hit theaters, WhatCulture felt it was as good a time as any to recall Bruce Lee’s 10 Most Memorable On-Screen Moments:

10. Bruce vs James Garner’s Office (Marlowe)

One of Bruce’s celebrity students was screenwriter Sterling Silliphant. Silliphant, who won an Oscar for In the Heat of the Night, became good friends with Bruce and wrote a part for him in the 1969 film Marlowe.

Bruce plays a heavy sent to warn private investigator Phillip Marlowe (James Garner) off a case. Bruce does this by demolishing the guy’s office with a flurry of kicks and chops, and a flying kick that takes out an overhead light. This scene was Bruce’s first appearance in a feature-length Hollywood picture.

9. One on One Against The Boy Wonder (Batman)

Yes, this one makes the list — but purely for the novelty factor. The
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