Tag Archives: Michael Moore

Michael Moore drops a surprise new film with “Michael Moore in TrumpLand”

There’s something really cool about a filmmaker dropping their new work as a surprise, out of the blue like something a musician might do with a new album. Right in the middle of last week, I got to see the new Michael Moore movie, which had literally just been completed[...]

“Where to Invade Next” represents one of Michael Moore’s best documentaries yet

I know I’m not alone in saying that the coming of a new Michael Moore documentary is a bit of a cinematic event. Even though Where to Invade Next had an Oscar qualifying run last year, one that sadly didn’t result in an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature,[...]

Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next”: Looking at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders

Ahoy there folks! For my final installment of the annual category/contender rundown, I’m finishing up by again moving on from the big eight categories and taking a look now at one of the in betweens, or as I call them “mini-majors”. This time, that happens to be the rarely boring[...]

Michael Moore attacks “American Sniper”

Documentarian Michael Moore last week attacked Clint Eastwood’s movie, “American Sniper” by making statements like: “My dad always said, Snipers are cowards. They don’t believe in a fair fight. Like someone coming up from behind you and coldcocking you. Just isn’t right. It’s cowardly to shoot a person in the[...]

Bowling for Columbine: The Top 25 (Best Documentary Feature)

Continuing the weekly series I’m doing here on the site, we’re talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about all of the Academy Award categories out there for us to discuss. Aside from the short form categories and likely something much harder to rank like Best Sound Editing or[...]

Obama’s America $6.2 million doesn’t mean anything

HollywoodNews.com: Oh my, another film explicitly targeting an undeserved niche did exceptional business almost exclusively with that niche. In a sane industry that would be called smart business, but the studios tend to treat it as a *shock* and write it off as a fluke. It was no[...]

The Hunger Games opened this weekend with a scorching $155 million

By Scott Mendelson Besting any number of opening weekend records, The Hunger Games (review HERE) opened this weekend with a scorching $155 million. That’s the third-biggest opening weekend of all-time, behind The Dark Knight ($158 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($169 million). Obviously by[...]

Sarah Palin’s “The Undefeated” box office failure doesn’t mean a thing

HollywoodNews.com: However immature it may be, it can be fun to crow when your enemy fails. Thus we’ve had two weeks of various liberal bloggers jumping for joy at the financial under-performance of the Sarah Palin halo-agraphy The Undefeated. The film opened with $65,132 on ten screens for[...]

Michael Moore “should be ashamed” for “Fahrenheit 9/11” lawsuit

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It was a controversial documentary when it was released back in 2004. Nearly seven years later, “Fahrenheit 9/11” has filmmaker Michael Moore back in the news for negative reasons. The Oscar winner is suing Harvey and Bob Weinstein, claiming that the brothers used “Hollywood accounting tricks” to cheat[...]

Harvey Weinstein up in arms as ‘The Tillman Story’ gets an R-rating

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Distributor Harvey Weinstein, director Amir Bav Lev, and producer John Battsek is up in arms today because their upcoming documentary, “The Tillman Story,” has been slapped with an R-rating for ‘excessive language’. Apparently, the critically-acclaimed look into the death of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and subsequent cover-up[...]
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