Video Games: The Movie: The Kotaku Review

Most Kotaku readers probably won't need to watch Video Games: The Movie. They'll already know—and likely love—the mythology being presented in the new Kickstarted documentary. The real question, then, is if the film has the ability to ignite that love in people who aren't video game enthusiasts. Sadly, it doesn't.… » 7/15/14 2:27pm 7/15/14 2:27pm

Did Blackfish Make You Rethink That Childhood Trip to SeaWorld?

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You've heard about Blackfish — the critically acclaimed documentary about SeaWorld's captive orca program and its horrific effects on both the humans and animals involved. The film has been stirring up a lot of controversy since its release, with SeaWorld criticizing it as "propaganda," and musicians like Heart … » 4/09/14 12:01pm 4/09/14 12:01pm

Watch the full documentary on how Hollywood is destroying VFX studios

When Life of Pi received the Oscar for best Visual Effects, Rhythm & Hues, the studio responsible for its eye-popping effects, had just announced that it was filing for bankruptcy. You can now watch the full documentary, Life After Pi, which explains the industry model that is financially bleeding VFX studios dry. » 2/26/14 3:20pm 2/26/14 3:20pm

The tailer for Particle Fever smashes open the Large Hadron Collider

Particle Fever follows the giant launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the massive machine with a 17-mile circumference that's home to some 10,000 scientists. This documentary follows six researchers and their journey to unravel the secrets of the universe — check out the first trailer here. » 1/22/14 7:30am 1/22/14 7:30am

Documentary trailer for Fantastic Four movie Marvel wanted to forget

In 1994, monster movie maker Roger Corman made a $2 million adaptation of The Fantastic Four, was never released in theaters for obvious reasons. But now the documentary DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four will show you the lunacy that is this creation, and all the bananas behind-the-scenes… » 1/13/14 4:40pm 1/13/14 4:40pm

Celebrate the VHS tape and the cheesy, awesome movies it gave us

Do you have a VCR? Then it's time to dust it off, because if you still own one, then chances are you're a fan of the format, as well as the weird, goofy direct-to-VHS titles of the '80s. The new documentary Rewind This! is their ultimate tribute — plus, the movie actually comes out on videotape! » 1/13/14 11:20am 1/13/14 11:20am

Luminous time-lapse celebrates death and life in a record-cold winter

Paul Klaver's simply titled film Winter mixes time-lapse and real-time footage to evoke the chill of one of the coldest recorded winters Holland has ever seen. Sit back, turn up your speakers, and meditate on the beauty of ice forming, sunlight dancing over the snow, and even the bodies of creatures who didn't… » 12/15/13 4:00pm 12/15/13 4:00pm