The documentary World Cup Soccer in Africa: Who Really Wins?, new on iTunes, exposes the impact of the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament on South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, construction workers, FIFA’s Communications Director, street traders, politicians, and sports celebs discuss both national pride and corruption, as this massive event affects ordinary South Africans.
This week’s action & adventure release brings to your iPad the WWI fighter pilot known as The Red Baron. During the Great War, military strategists developed their aerial advantage in reconnaissance missions, and in 1916, the aristocratic Manfred von Richthofen became a legend for his Top Gun talent. He would tally 80 air combat victories during his piloting career, earning himself the nickname – the Red Baron.
Celebrating the life and legacy of Dennis Hopper, we remember how it all began with the premiere of Easy Rider at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969. The groundbreaking road movie earned a Palme d’Or nom, and handed Hopper the Best First Work award as director, co-writer and co-star. This Daily TwitPic from that day on MTV Movies Blog shows the cast in southern France over 40 years ago. Hopper was honored this past March with the 2,403rd star on the Hollwood Walk of Fame surrounded by family and friends Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, and David Lynch. Watch Dennis Hopper in films on iTunes, including Mad Dog Morgan and The Keeper, and appropriately, in moments of footage in the comedy Con Man (aka Cannes Man).
More Movies This Week on iTunes:
The Power of Forgiveness (Documentary) – Explores the concept of how forgiveness can transform your life. Featuring Elie Wiesel (Nobel Laureate, Holocaust survivor and Oprah Book Club author); Marianne Williamson (spiritual activist and author of ‘Healing the Soul of America’) Thich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist teacher, author and peace activist); and Thomas Moore (author of the bestselling ‘Care of the Soul’).
Chain Link (Drama) – Newly released from prison, Anthony does his best to rebuild his life, getting a job and reconnecting with his ex-girlfriend Jade and their young son. But when Anthony finds himself in a bind, he’s forced to consider a return to the criminal life.
Mustang Sally’s Horror House (Horror) – A Madam, Mustang Sally, introduces six college friends to the girls of their dreams. But some dreams are really nightmares as, one by one, each of the guys is lured into a trap that has been unexpectedly prepared for them.
One Bright Shining Moment (Documentary) – Retraces George McGovern’s bold presidential campaign of 1972 – a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. Featuring interviews with the candidate himself, supporters and activists like Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, Warren Beatty, Howard Zinn, and music from Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Donovan, and Elvis Costello.
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story (Documentary) – Explores the unique relationship between people and their beloved pets through candid interviews with notable dog lovers including Glenn Close, Richard Gere and Carey Lowell, Edie Falco, Christopher Meloni, Isaac Mizrahi, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Albee, Greg Louganis, Richard Belzer and Cindy Adams.
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (Documentary) – Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, a celebration of the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.
Afghan Knights (Action & Adventure) – Haunted by the fact that he left a man behind in Afghanistan, an ex-Navy SEAL puts together a special task force to endure one last mission to save his comrade.
Defamation (Documentary) – Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum and traveling to places like Auschwitz and Brooklyn, Yoav Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today.
C.H. Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher (Documentary) – Captures the spirit and message of a man considered to be the greatest preacher in the history of the church whose eventful – and sometimes controversial – life is highly relevant to the twenty-first century.
Fury (Horror) – A wannabe teenage band plan their first concert in an abandoned city building which is scheduled for demolition. But on the night of the concert, the local drug lord shows up and the body count rises on both sides.
Inside (2006) (Drama) – After the loss of their son, a grieving couple traps a young boy in a horrifying existence of desperation, despair and insanity.
Jedi Junkies (Documentary) – Star Wars isn’t just a series of films. It’s an indelible part of the last thirty years of American culture, going far beyond mere entertainment. For some, it’s become a way of life.
Machine (2007) (Action & Adventure) – Vic, an ex-mercenary turned hardened criminal, and his partner Frank survive in L.A.’s underground spending each day immersed in a cesspool of ruthless crime lords, dirty cops and desperate drug dealers.
On the Yard (Drama) – A convicted killer makes a bad impression on his fellow inmates after he causes trouble with the self-proclaimed leader of the prisoners.
Protecting the King (Drama) – David’s story as the youngest bodyguard in the history of rock-n-roll. It is the true account of his ascent into manhood and the struggles of life on the road during the last years of Elvis’s life.