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The Greatest Night in Pop, Beach Boys, More Docs in 2024 Race



The Seashore Boys (Disney+)

This documentary follows the group’s household beginnings as their songs epitomizing the California dream drive their rising fame. It options never-before-seen footage and interviews with resident Seashore Boys erratic genius Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and Bruce Johnston and consists of enter from Janelle Monáe, Lindsey Buckingham, Ryan Tedder and Don Was. The Seashore Boys was directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny and written by Mark Monroe.

The Best Night time in Pop (Netflix)

On Jan. 25, 1985, a gaggle of music icons acquired collectively to create the famend pop track “We Are the World.” This movie, directed by Bao Nguyen, options new interviews with lots of the artists concerned within the making of the track, together with Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Dionne Warwick and Cyndi Lauper. The anthem was written by Richie and Michael Jackson for African famine reduction and in addition options Kenny Rogers, Paul Simon, Ray Charles and Tina Turner.

In Stressed Desires: The Music of Paul Simon (Prime Video)

On this 31/2-hour documentary sequence directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney (Going Clear, Citizen Ok), the singer, songwriter, musician and 16-time Grammy winner recounts his upbringing in Queens, the rise of the Nineteen Sixties massively profitable people duo Simon & Garfunkel and his solo profession, all whereas making his newest album Seven Psalms, which was launched in Could 2023. The documentary holds a rating of 95 p.c on Rotten Tomatoes.

James Brown: Say It Loud (A&E)

This four-part doc takes a have a look at Brown’s life and legacy with the assistance of interviews from the likes of Mick Jagger, Questlove, LL Cool J, Al Sharpton and Terry Lewis (minus Jimmy Jam) in addition to archival and never-before-seen footage. Say It Loud was directed by Deborah Riley Draper (The Legacy of Black Wall Road and Olympic Satisfaction, American Prejudice) and options iconic songs like “I Feel Good” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” from the musician often called the Hardest-Working Man in Present Enterprise.

Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story (Peacock)

This three-part docuseries tells the story of the influential hip-hop legends: Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. Directed by Kirk Fraser (With out Bias), it delves into the origins of the group, its rise with hits together with “It’s Tricky” and “Walk This Way” and the lack of Jam Grasp Jay, who was killed in his recording studio in 2002 (the homicide remained unsolved till 2020).

Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story (Hulu)

This four-part docuseries takes an inside have a look at the “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” rockers and their charismatic frontman, New Jersey’s personal Jon Bon Jovi. The undertaking, which started filming in 2022, follows the band because it contemplates its future and legacy. Directed and govt produced by Emmy winner Gotham Chopra (Kobe Bryant’s Muse), it options 40 years of non-public movies, unreleased demos and never-before-seen photographs.

This story first appeared in a Could standalone concern of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.

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