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Al Capone
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the...
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J. K. Rowling: A Year In The Life
In 2007, Harry Potter fans across the world were beside themselves with anticipation over the publication of the seventh and final book in the phenomenally successful series. This documentary reveals how author JK Rowling coped with the weight of such high expectations - and the prospect of saying goodbye to her most famous creation - by following her as she completes work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Cameras also chart the progress of the finished article as it is delivered in a locked suitcase to her...
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Eminem A.K.A.
Groundbreaking rapper Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) burst onto the scene in 1999 and left it breathless with his powerhouse rhythms, in-your-face rhymes, astounding live performances and creative music videos. Now, many consider him one of the genre's most brilliant performers, continually pushing the envelop in the name of artistic development. This hot documentary tracks the evolution of the contentious new kid on the rough-and-tough...
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Elizabeth Taylor
Renowned for her legendary beauty and startling violet eyes, actress Elizabeth Taylor has mesmerized audiences with her dramatic performances on the big screen as well as her private life, which included eight marriages and seven husbands. She was the Queen of Hollywood, with a film career spanning six decades. Discover the real woman behind the cinematic legend with this intimate look at the turbulent personal life of silverscreen queen Elizabeth Taylor. The film includes interviews with peers Natalie Wood,...
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The Real Bruce Lee
The Real Bruce Lee is a martial arts documentary made from early Bruce Lee footage which was thought to be lost but was found among Chinese archives. The legendary martial arts master mesmerized the world with his electrifying presence, awesome fighting skills and uncanny speed. The video begins with a brief biography of Bruce Lee, and shows scenes from four of his childhood films, Bad Boy, Orphan Sam, Kid Cheung, and The Carnival, each sepia-toned and dubbed to English. The Real Bruce Lee highlights the...
Elon Musk Profiled
This film profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our lifetime. And he’s only 40. Elson Musk is a lot like the kid in the comic book, whose fantasies turn into reality. But not as a magician, he did as an engineer. Musk’s fantasies and companies have transformed the way we live. He founded his first company at age 23 and...
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Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary takes viewers behind the scenes with Young Jeezy while he tours the world. The film includes interviews with Jay-Z, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, P. Diddy and other artists. But more telling are the conversations with his father, who was a Marine, and his mother a former drug addict who he found high in a crack house on one occasion. Their eventual divorce would have a heavy impact on Jeezy as as child. He recently told VIBE.com “The first time I ever sat down and...
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Rihanna: Road To Talk That Talk
Rihanna takes us back back stage as she begins the journey into her latest album ‘Talk That Talk’. The video also takes us back stage on the last day of the LOUD Tour. Whilst visiting her native country Barbados, we go behind the scenes on the Talk That Talk album photo shoot, then she talks about her fans. The footage opens with a group of individuals sat with the Bajan star as they talk about her new material. RiRi can be heard saying: ‘Talk That Talk’ is where it begins to get...
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Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story is a 2004 biographical telefilm produced for VH1. The biopic stars Flex Alexander as Michael Jackson, and follows his rise to fame and subsequent controversial events. The film takes its title from one of Jackson's songs, "Man in the Mirror". The film is a sort of spiritual sequel to The Jacksons: An American Dream, which discussed the Jackson family as children. The telefilm went on to receive generally negative reviews from both fans and critics alike as...