Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Cove... or rather, when hippies attack

This is probably old news for some of you more staunch documentary followers, but the trailer for The Cove has now recently found its way into theaters and wow does it look good. Yes, The Cove sounds like another b-movie horror fest, and though it's technically a documentary, I must admit, I got the same thrills and chills from this trailer as I did while watching Jaws as a child.

If you can't make it to your local theater, I suggest heading over to Apple to watch this preview. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, the film follows a group of dolphin activists trying to uncover the secrets of a hidden cove in Japan. And no, they don't go in Michael Moore style with lips flapping. We're talking covert ops and spy technology that would make Jason Bourne and James Bond blush. If the film is even remotely close to the quality of this trailer, expect this to be one of the few documentaries to hit the main stream market in a major way.

Again, catch the trailer over at

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Heavy metal and vineyards

So I'm browsing MTV's website to see if I can find any pop culture references to make me sound cooler than I am when I uncovered a gem of documentary news. It seems there's a trailer for a soon to be released movie on Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's Arizona wine business. Now for those who may not know, there are two things that make no sense in that one sentence. The first, Arizona is a desert... how does wine grow in the desert?!?! The second, Maynard is the lead singer for Tool, a band known for scaring people with their dark music and lyrics... how does a guy like that get into the wine business?!?!

Brain aneurysms aside (and believe me, you think too long about those questions and you'll get one), the trailer for this documentary looks really polished. Now granted, Blood Into Wine: The Arizona Stronghold may be nothing more than Maynard drinking wine and looking sadistically calm, but I highly doubt it. Besides, I have to admit, even at his darkest, the guy is a genius.

Don't believe me? Head over to to check out the trailer for Blood Into Wine... and if you know where a non-Arizonian can buy his wine, let me know.