Tag Archives: Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con: Episode IV” coming to a city near you

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Morgan Spurlock rarely follows the rules of traditional marketing and distribution. So it should come as no surprise that the documentarian is taking to the road in support of his latest film, a celebration of geek culture titled “Comic-Con: Episode IV- A Fan’s Hope.” Chris Ball, President[...]

Fantastic Fest adds Comic-Con doc, “Human Centipede” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Only the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin would try and use the words “Fantastic” and “Human Centipede” in the same sentence. Yet it’s that unique taste in spectacular genre cinema that keeps thousands flocking to Fantastic Fest in Austin each fall, and this year’s slate[...]

Hulu launches original programming with Morgan Spurlock

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Hulu announced today that its first long-form original show “A Day In the Life” debuts Wednesday, Aug. 17. The documentary series contains six, half-hour episodes directed by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “Greatest Movie Ever Sold”) that follows complete day in the lives of fascinating people[...]

PUMA.Creative Impact Award to honor the documentary film creating the most significant impact in the world

HollywoodNews.com: PUMA.Creative and Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation announced the launch of the PUMA.Creative Impact Award, a major new annual award to honour the documentary film creating the most significant impact in the world, this 50,000 Euro award acknowledges the film’s makers and will help the continuation of the film’s campaign[...]

Could “Hemingway” cost Javier Bardem an Oscar nomination?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is Roadside Attractions biting off more than it can chew when it comes to this year’s Oscar race? The growing film distributor hasn’t yet had a major taste of Oscar pie, having nibbled around the edges with Morgan Spurlock’s nominated doc “Super Size Me” back in 2004.[...]

Exclusive clips from “‘Superman,'” “Freakonomics” find their way online

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some high-powered documentaries are about to enter the marketplace after drumming up support on the festival circuit … and now we have exclusive clips from each feature. The push for a more effective public education system is getting a ton of attention thanks toi recent contributions by Oprah[...]

Hulu hosts free ‘Freakonomics’ clip

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I’m currently reading Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s “Freakonomics,” and loving the duo’s insights. A recent chapter compared school teachers to sumo wrestler to explain why cheating is prevalent in society. Another chapter linked the Ku Klux Klan to real estate agents … and it made[...]

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[...]

Adam Sandler invited to join The Academy

HollywoodNews.com: Adam Sandler is gearing up for the release of his new film, “Grown Ups,” and has just been announced as one of 135 artists selected to join the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who[...]

Renee Zellweger, Amanda Seyfried tapped for Tribeca gala premieres

The Tribeca Film Festival today announced that “Freakonomics” will serve as the closing gala of the Festival on April 30. A suitable film for these trying economic times, “Freakonomics” adapts the bestselling book “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Exposes the Hidden Side of Everything” by Steven Levitt and Stephen J.[...]