Watch Trailer for New Tina Turner Documentary ‘TINA’

A new documentary will chronicle the life and career of singer Tina Turner.

The film, simply titled TINA, is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 27.

“I’m a girl from a cotton field that pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes,” Turner explains in the new trailer for the documentary. “And I’m here for you.” You can watch the trailer below.

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Turner began her singing career as a teen, performing in nightclubs in the late ‘50s. Her star would take off in the ‘60s and early ’70s with hits like “A Fool in Love,” “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “Proud Mary” and “River Deep – Mountain High,” all released as part of her duo alongside husband Ike Turner. She’d experience a lull in the late ’70s, only to return with a vengeance on the strength of her massively successful 1984 solo LP Private Dancer.

Often referred to as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Turner’s life endured plenty of highs and lows. In addition to her acclaimed music, the singer gabbed many headlines over the years due to her violently abusive relationship with Ike (they divorced in 1978). A biopic about her life, What’s Love Got to Do With It, starring actress Angela Bassett was released in 1993.

Bassett is one of the many notable stars to pop up in TINA, providing interviews about the legendary singer’s life. Oprah Winfrey, former MTV News host Kurt Loder, playwright Katori Hall and Turner’s current husband Erwin Bach also appear. The film boasts never-before-seen archival footage, rare audio and personal photos, along with interviews with Turner.

TINA is just the latest addition to a busy 2021 for the singer. Tuner was recently announced a nominee for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which opened on Broadway in 2019 before being put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is tentatively slated to return in the fall.

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Rated R Trailer Is F–king Brutal

Remember those terribly cheesy (and frickin awesome) Mortal Kombat movies from the ‘90s? The new Mortal Kombat movie is much, much different, and the fatalities are infinitely more brutal.

Mortal Kombat (2021) has received an R rating and a new red band trailer reveals why. Blood icicles, fire dragons, hacking and slashing, and vicious fight scenes fill the teaser, with your favorite characters all getting their moments in the spotlight as highly trained killers.

“The Mortal Kombat movie reboot from director Simon McQuoid features the defenders of Earthrealm Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs and more entering the Mortal Kombat tournament to save the world from Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero, Mileena and other supernatural kombatants,” an official description reads. “This red band Mortal Kombat (2021) trailer shows off why it’s rated R.”

“In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down,” Warner Bros adds. “Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark.”

“Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?”

Mortal Kombat (2021) – Official Red Band Trailer

Watch the brutal trailer above and watch out for Mortal Kombat once it hits theaters and HBO Max on April 16.

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New Tom Petty Documentary to Premiere at SXSW Online

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free, a new documentary about the late musician, will premiere as a “centerpiece film” during SXSW Online in March.

The festival’s site describes Mary Wharton’s Somewhere You Feel Free as “an intimate view of a musical icon,” drawing from a “newly discovered archive of 16mm film” showing the singer-songwriter at work on 1994’s Wildflowers.

SXSW Online, the 28th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, will take place March 16-20 across web, mobile and premium TV viewing platforms.

Seven films will launch every two hours (from 11AM to 9PM ET), with most released between March 16 and 18, opening with those featuring global access and no audience-capacity limits. The festival will include 75 features, with 57 as world premieres. Full details are available online.

“A film will remain available on-demand until it hits its audience capacity or the event ends,” reads a note on the SXSW site. “Those without a capacity limit will be available for the duration of the event. While SXSW is a global event, certain films will be restricted to access in the United States due to rights and/or filmmaker or distributor discretion.”

“It’s been a year unlike any we’ve experienced, first marked by the cancellation of SXSW 2020,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film, in a statement. “We feel privileged to have been able to pivot to SXSW Online and present a fantastic treasure trove of programming, including a pared down and wonderful selection of films that we know will delight, entertain and move our attendees. SXSW Online will bring attendees a multifaceted event that speaks to so many areas of creativity in one five-day experience that everyone can access on their laptops, phones and TVs. While we won’t have the wonderful in-person SXSW that we know and love, we can gather together to be inspired by the work.”

SXSW’s other 2021 “headliners” are documentaries focusing on pop stars: Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil and Alone Together (about Charli XCX).

Petty’s estate released an expanded box-set edition of Wildflowers in October.

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Dani Filth to Play Cult Philosopher in New Horror Film ‘Baphomet’

Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth has explored the dark side onstage. Now he’ll get a chance to do so on the big screen portraying cult philosopher Lon Carlson in the new horror film Baphomet.

Filth has been cast in a key role in the film from Matthan Harris that centers on a Northern California family who are approached by a cult member with a large sum of cash wishing to purchase their land. Displeased by the rejection, the cult inflict devastating curses on the family attempting to force them from the land until the family discovers the true nature of their property and why it must be protected at all costs.

“I really liked the idea of it and the script was good. It seemed genuinely interesting, esoteric and the premise is great,” stated Filth in a video interview provided by Cleopatra Entertainment about why he agreed to act in the movie. You can catch Filth in the trailer for the movie below.

Baphomet is expected to arrive on June 8 on VOD platforms as well as DVD and Blu-Ray.

Baphomet Trailer

Dani Filth Interview on Baphomet

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