Acclaimed new film looks like a must-watch for David Bowie fans 2 months ago

Acclaimed new film looks like a must-watch for David Bowie fans

It currently has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

One of the major new trailers to hit the web this week was for Moonage Daydream, a film all about the life and career of David Bowie.

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Already boasting a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, it is described as a "genre-defying cinematic experience" that features never-before-seen concert footage of the music icon.

"Moonage Daydream is an immersive cinematic experience; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie but also serves as a guide to living a fulfilling and meaningful life in the 21st century," its synopsis reads.

"Moonage Daydream is not a documentary. It is a genre-defying cinematic experience based on one of the most iconic and global rock stars of all time, destined to be one of the defining cultural moments of the year."

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, who previously helmed the acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, Moonage Daydream was made with the full support of Bowie's estate and is said to feature many of the singer's greatest tracks.

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The film will be available to watch in IMAX from 16 September and in cinemas from 23 September.

You can check out its trailer below.

Clip via David Bowie

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Earlier in the week, JOE covered the trailers for new Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters and Christopher Nolan's upcoming blockbuster Oppenheimer in separate articles.

Meanwhile, here are some of the other big teasers that were released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV.

Blonde

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Starting off with movies, Ana de Armas (Knives Out) transforms into Marilyn Monroe for this Netflix adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' bestselling biographical fiction novel which lands on the streamer on 28 September.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

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Clip via Netflix

Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro's new, animated take on the classic children's tale is set for a cinema release in November before coming to Netflix the following month.

Me Time

Clip via Netflix

Two old friends (Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg) reunite for a wild weekend in this Netflix comedy which is out on 26 August.

Pearl

Clip via A24

Following her villainous turn as Pearl in this year's acclaimed slasher X, Mia Goth returns for this prequel which will shed light on the character's backstory.

Pearl does not have an Irish release date yet but will be out in the US on 16 September.

Samaritan

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Sylvester Stallone plays a retired superhero in this movie heading to Amazon Prime Video on 26 August.

Tár

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

Cate Blanchett stars as a renowned classical music orchestra conductor in this Oscar hopeful set to be released on 20 January 2023.

Till

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Set for a 13 January 2023 release date, Till tells the real-life story of Mamie Till-Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler) who pursued justice after the lynching of her teenage son Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall) in 1955.

A League of Their Own

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Moving onto TV, this series reboot of the hit '90s sports comedy-drama movie of the same name premieres on Amazon Prime Video on 12 August.

Interview with the Vampire

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Having previously been made into a '90s movie with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, Anne Rice's novel Interview with the Vampire is getting a series adaptation.

The show has not got an Irish release date yet but it will premiere on 2 October in the States.

Let the Right One In

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Speaking of bloodsuckers, Swedish vampire novel Let the Right One In - previously made into a terrific 2008 film - is also receiving an update for TV.

Again, there is no Irish release date at the moment but the show will debut in the US on 7 October.

The Sandman

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Last but not least, Neil Gaiman's classic comic book is finally coming to screens courtesy of a Netflix TV adaptation which is out on 5 August.