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RUSH Documentary Premieres Tomorrow (Trailer)

Posted in Rush with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2010 by tangentman

“Beyond the Lighted Stage” will make it’s debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City tomorrow. The documentary chronicles the life and times of Rush, the Canadian power trio that began its trek through the world of Rock and Roll some 40 years ago, and contains interviews with musicians (Billy Corgan, Gene Simmons, Sebastian Bach and Jack Black, to name a few) and fans.

The film will premiere in Canada on April 29th at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and will also air on VH1 and VH1 Classic on June 26th – mere days before the band embarks on their 45 date ‘Time Machine Tour’.

The official trailer is posted on the MSN.com website.

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Broad Street Bullies Documentary

Posted in NHL, Philadelphia Flyers with tags , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2010 by tangentman

HBO will premiere their Philadelphia Flyers documentary, “Broad Street Bullies”, on May 4th at 10 PM.

Growing up a Flyers fan, the back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in ’74 and ’75 are some of my earliest memories of the team. Although they were despised by many fans around the NHL for their intimidating style of play, the team was adored by fans in the Philadelphia area. While the Bullies took a lot of heat for kicking ass and taking names, their rough and tumble approach to the game was initially engineered to mimic that of the Big Bad Bruins, the Flyers’ rowdy rivals from Boston.

Led by Head Coach Fred ‘The Fog’ Shero, the Flyers also took on the Soviet Central Red Army team on January 11, 1976, in an exhibition game which saw the Soviets leave the ice during the first period in protest of an Ed Van Impe elbow to the head of Red Army forward Valeri Kharlamov that wasn’t deemed a penalty by referee Lloyd Gilmour.

Love ’em or hate ’em, the Bullies documentary looks entertaining. Check out the trailer or read more on the Flyers’ website.