Davis Guggenheim

Chasing Ice

To crassly understate it, the weather on the Eastern Seaboard has been a bit unpleasant. Hurricane Sandy was a disaster the likes of which public transit in New York City has never seen, and the crises of electricity and gas all over the region may continue well into November. Always ready to lighten the mood and lift our spirits, The Onion ran the following story: “Nation Suddenly Realizes This Just Going to Be a Thing That Happens from Now On.” As if responding to the challenge, a Nor’easter promptly hit on the night of November 7th. The satirical newspaper’s droll acceptance of climate change, however, isn’t yet shared by everyone. Enter Chasing Ice, the most recent in a wave of documentaries dead set on changing the national perception of the weather.

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Culture Warrior

With the release of Pixar’s Up, last year saw a great deal of conversation surrounding the ghettoization of animated movies at major awards shows. This debate resulted in something of a minor, qualified victory for animated cinema of 2009, as Up was the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture since Beauty and the Beast, but then again it sat amongst a crowded bevy of nine fellow nominations, and animated films remain unthreatening to their live action competitors because of the separate-but-unequal Best Animated Feature Category. I’d like to take this space to advocate for the big-category acceptance of yet another marginalized and underappreciated category around awards time: non-fiction films.

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Justin Bieber

Earlier this week we (mostly intentionally) missed the news that teen pop sensation and internet famous child star Justin Bieber was going to star in a biopic about his own life. The most interesting thing, at the time, was that An inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim was in line to direct the thing. Guggenheim, whose latest film Waiting for Superman is in limited release and is well worth seeing, was entranced by Bieber-power momentarily, likely seeing the dollar signs that follow this little guy around. Throngs of teens flock to him and according to the Bieb, the story of his life goes something like Eminem’s in 8 Mile. Seriously, there’s nothing pretentious or annoying about that.

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It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud is a film for the bedroom dreamers and weekend warriors, a chance to see three of guitar rock’s finest players on the same stage sharing licks, trading tips and talking about how they got to where they are.

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Today we’ve got a real treat for you, a poster for the upcoming rockumentary It Might Get Loud, signed by director Davis Guggenheim.

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