In 1975, George Lucas was in the beginning stages of an ambitious project called Star Wars. Along with John Dykstra, the director assembled a team of college students, artists, and engineers for the film's Special Visual Effects department, and Industrial Light & Magic was born. The company has crated over 350 motion pictures over the last 50 years, bringing to life films like Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In this six-part docuseries, direct Jake Kasdan pays tribute to the crew of rebels that paved the way for special effects today. Light & Magic will stream on Disney+ on July 27, 2022.
David O. Russell gives star-studded a new meaning with his film Amerstam. Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington lead the movie as two soldiers and a nurse wanted for murder in the 1930s, while Chris Rock, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldaña, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Robert De Niro complete the all-star cast. The period piece is slated for release on November 4, 2022.
Single father John runs the Bendix Diner in New Jersey with the help of his three sons. John is blind, and his oldest son Tony is a cook — along with being a high school student and filling in for his father's disability. One thing all four share is a love of sneakers, comprising a collection of over 700 shoes.
On November 24, 1971, a man using the alias Dan Cooper boarded Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 with a briefcase full of explosives to hijack the plane and extorted the airline for $200,000 in ransom. After receiving his cash, the mysterious man parachuted over southwestern Washington and was never seen again. After over 50 years, the skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper remains unknown and one of the biggest mysteries in American history. This Netflix documentary explores the theories behind his identity. D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! will premiere on Netflix on July 13, 2022.