Here are the films Daniel recommended on his show today.
Shut Up & Sing – Daniel called it a really good documentary.
Directed by Barbara Kopple (of Harlan County, U.S.A. fame), this documentary centers on country music’s The Dixie Chicks and their nationwide vilification over critical statements they made about President Bush in 2003. Over a three-year period, the singers went from darlings of the industry to political targets, receiving constant death threats and being demonized by the national media and denounced by their fans. Cecilia Peck co-directs.
Flyboys – Daniel called it terrific.
Directed by Oscar winner Tony Bill, this epic drama tells the true story of the Lafayette Escadrille, a group of Americans who volunteered for the French military before the United States entered World War I. Farm boy Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) joins up and soon finds himself on an adventure more exciting than he ever imagined as he and his fellow soldiers become the world’s first fighter pilots. Jean Reno stars as their battle-weary leader.
Daniel also mentioned that Tampa’s Antonio Tarver was boxing tonight on Showtime at 10pm ET.