7 Must-See Documentaries for 2015

Some people find documentaries boring and will not even consider them as a great way to be entertained. If you are one who finds documentaries amazing, get ready for a great year. In 2015, many don’t miss movies have been released and these are the ones you will definitely not want to miss.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Scientology has been widely disputed for years. In this dramatic documentary, the religion is laid wide open by archive footage, testimonials from former believers and people who were ranked high in the church. Many famous people, including Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and John Travolta, share their thoughts about the good and bad sides of Scientology. You will be amazed at what you will learn about this often-scorned religion.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

In one of the few authorized documentaries about him, Kurt Cobain’s life is dramatically shared from his young days in Washington to the huge success he found with the band Nirvana. The movie also shares his downfall with the band and the sad end to his amazing life.


Even someone who is not interested in boxing will enjoy this amazing documentary about three boxing greats. The movie covers the lives of Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins and Evander Holyfield. Their lives in the ring are shared, but it also takes a more personal look at the private life of each amazing man.

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

Christian music is becoming more popular each week and the story of Hillsong United proves it. The Australian-based band has become so widely-known that it is estimated that 50 million people hear their songs each week. This documentary follows their amazing climb to become one of the most popular Christian bands in the world.

Kobe Bryant’s Muse

Included in this amazing look at Kobe Bryant’s life are archive footage of some of basketball’s most awesome players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. Mr. Bryant shares what inspires him and also what he considers to be his biggest challenges. This is a definite must-see movie for any sports lover or anyone who just enjoys an inspiring story.

The Gettysburg Address

Every person needs to see this inspiring movie that chronicles President Abraham Lincoln’s life from a small boy to his days as one of America’s greatest leaders. In a short 272 words, he details why the Civil War must continue, the evil of slavery and his vision of a perfect country where everyone is equal and free. This movie separates widely-accepted fiction from hard facts and shares the historical and cultural significances of the moving speech. It also shows how the speech is still affecting our country today.

Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.

This is an examination of six ancient relics that are believed to have some connection to Jesus of Nazareth. Scientists, scholars and historians share their thoughts about whether these items are truly what Christians believe them to be.

The documentaries being released this year have subjects that are so widely-varied that you are sure to find something that interests you. From religion to music to sports, the best of the year showcase inspiring people and bring history to life.

Must-Have Running Gear for 2015

People who do not run think that to start, all they need is a pair of tennis shoes and maybe a pair of shorts. As seasoned runners know, you do not need much equipment, but there are several items that are very important for the comfort and safety of anyone who runs. If you are just starting, do not worry about purchasing everything at once, but hard-core runners think the following items are ones you will want to consider as you progress with your hobby.

Gadgets to Track your Stride and Mileage

Technology has more than found its way into the running scene. People who run for training purposes love to see how their stride compares at different times in their run and many gadgets will do much more than that. These gadgets will analyze your form as you run and will measure other things such as how often and long your feet touch the ground, your heart rate and the cadence of your run. For smartphone users, many of these new items will even sync to an app on their phone for more scrutiny.


While the name may make you giggle, these are cool little rubber pieces that are used instead of shoelaces in your shoes. Each individual Hickie fits into the holes of your shoes and you can custom fit the way your shoes fit. Since you can move them around, you can loosen or tighten the places on your shoes that will offer you the most comfort as you run.

Chewing Gum

Yes, even chewing gum has gotten into the running scene. RunGum was designed by an Olympic runner and launches this year. Each piece of gum gives you a kick of caffeine, taurine and B vitamins. It is designed as a pick me up that will work better than energy drinks or coffee that could cause upset stomachs if they are consumed right before a run.


While many runners will hit the road regardless of the weather, there are days that running could be dangerous, such as snow, ice or storms. For those inclement days, every runner needs an amazing treadmill so they can still have their run each day. Many treadmills offer more than a basic run and you can choose what features you might need, such as incline runs.

Moisture Wicking Clothes

For cool mornings or cold winter days, clothes that pull moisture away from your body are even more important. Moisture in your clothes makes it hard for your body to stay at an even temperature and may cause a chill. If you become too cold, your body will not work at peak performance and you could even get hurt. Do not forget to purchase gloves and socks when you buy your shorts, pants and shirts. Running gear comes in many wild colors now so you are sure to find something funky, if that is your style.

Amphiod Vizlets

This is a funny name for small LED lights that you can easily clip onto your clothes. These lights make it easier for drivers to see you on dark nights or even during dreary day runs. Lights like these are so important to help keep you safe while you are enjoying your run.

This list may seem overwhelming if you are just beginning to run, but do not feel as if you need to get everything. You will know as you get into running more which gear is right for you and what you truly need to be safe and comfortable as you run.