Jim Carrey reveals his impressive art talents in new mini-documentary

Jim Carrey reveals his impressive art talents in new mini-documentary

Source:  People

Jim Carrey is a man of many talents.  While most fans know the actor for his comedic work on screen, a new documentary short, “I Needed Color” is introducing the world to Carrey, the painter.

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Pour Some Sugar On Me! Stream part one of Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” 30th anniversary documentary

Pour Some Sugar On Me! Stream part one of Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” 30th anniversary documentary

Source:  Ultimate Classic Rock

As part of the celebration surrounding the 30th anniversary of their blockbuster “Hysteria” LP, the members of Def Leppard participated in a new “mini-documentary” looking back on the making of the album and its subsequent impact.

Part one of that film, titled “Step Inside: Hysteria at 30,” is now available online.

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AMC turning “The Rap Yearbook” into a documentary series

AMC turning “The Rap Yearbook” into a documentary series

Source:  The FADER

“The Rap Year Book,” writer Shea Serrano’s analysis of rap’s most important songs since the genre’s earliest days, is being made into a documentary series by AMC.

The book selects one song from the years 1979-2015 that best represents that period and time for hip-hop.

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Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat

Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat

Source:  CNBC

Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat.

“Artist Pass” is Snapchat’s first original music programming, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at artists as they prepare for performances.

The episodes, which are sponsored by Honda and are four to five minutes in length, will air biweekly starting today and be available on Discover for 48 hours.

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New Simpsons documentary explores “The Problem With Apu”

New Simpsons documentary explores “The Problem With Apu”

Source:  Nerdist

For nearly 30 years, The Simpsons has chronicled the lives and misadventures of the title characters and their fellow residents of Springfield, USA.  The Kwik-E-Mart owner, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, has been among the show’s most popular supporting characters during its run.

But that doesn’t necessarily change some of the problematic aspects of Apu’s portrayal, which persist to this day.

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Dance and Dreams Bolster Exhilarating High School Doc “Step”

Dance and Dreams Bolster Exhilarating High School Doc “Step”

Source:  The Wrap

“Step” looks like a dance film, but it’s really a rollercoaster ride about expectations, drive, and achievement.

The weight in each rhythmic stomp produced by the young women featured in this movie isn’t just to produce a sound in glorious sync, but to signal a togetherness in an often-brutal world.

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