Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Box Office: 'One Direction' Number One; Audience Got Away From 'Get Away' & Latched To 'Instructions Not Included'

  • By Diana Drumm
  • |
  • September 1, 2013 3:14 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
If last weekend was a whimper, this one is a sigh and a groan, and then a brief shimmering light of hope. Considering the normal lackluster of Labor Day box office, we didn't have high expectations. When we read that the top contender was a One Direction documentary (helmed by Morgan Spurlock) we grimaced, but weren't that surprised given that it's up against a box office of holdovers and considering the successes of the Justin Bieber and 'Hannah Montana' (pre-twerking Miley Cyrus) concert movies. We're more disappointed in the fact that Labor Day weekend is usually a great opportunity for a horror or thriller film to shine through ("The Possession," "Contagion," Rob Zombie's "Halloween," and more) that would have been neglected other weekends (e.g. last weekend's "You're Next").

Morgan Spurlock Finds A Project More Punishing Than A Month Of McDonalds: Directing The 'One Direction' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 14, 2012 9:19 AM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
If you needed any further evidence that Morgan Spurlock has slid from somebody who perhaps had an interesting viewpoint on modern contemporary life to a man who is churning out doc shlock, here it is: he'll be directing the One Direction 3D concert movie.

Morgan Spurlock Is The 'Inside Man' At CNN

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • August 27, 2012 10:21 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Since his debut with 2004’s “Super Size Me,” Morgan Spurlock has become a fixture in the documentary scene. Despite having a busy year -- “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” officially saw release this past spring and “Mansome” premiered at Tribeca -- Spurlock is already at work on his next effort, and is set to return to the small screen with a “non-fiction original series” for the cable news network CNN.

Tribeca Review: Morgan Spurlock's Crowd-Pleasing 'Mansome' Is Cute, But Unilluminating

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • April 30, 2012 6:41 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
What makes a man shave his chest? Sport a hirsute, ridiculously long and absurd-looking beard? Bleach his anus, thread his eyebrows or play around with his facial hair in any number of manscaping ways? These are some of the questions posed in Morgan Spurlock's latest cheery and congenial documentary, "Mansome."

Morgan Spurlock To Shoot First Non-Documentary, Narrative Feature This Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 9, 2012 9:20 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Making his name on concept heavy, quasi-reality show style documentaries, Morgan Spurlock has been eyeing making a narrative feature for a few years now. It's something he's brought up in numerous interviews as something he'd like to do, and it looks like the puzzle pieces are falling into place.

Watch: 3 Clips From Morgan Spurlock's Grooming Documentary 'Mansome' With Jason Bateman & Will Arnett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 4, 2012 6:41 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Morgan Spurlock doesn't sleep it seems. With his Comic Con doc heading into theaters, the busy documentarian has a new show premiring on Sky Atlantic titled "New Brittania" about the differences between Brits and Americans, and later this month, he's unveiling yet another documentary, "Mansome." And while we had little idea that this was getting made, not only is it done, it's set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Review: Morgan Spurlock's 'A Fan’s Hope' Comic-Con Documentary, Is An Amiable & Harmless Look At Geek Culture

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • April 3, 2012 1:57 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Celebrating its 40th anniversary later this year, Comic-Con, while originally a convention for comic books and science fiction/fantasy enthusiasts has expanded into an annual pop-culture juggernaut that as Kevin Smith says, Comic-Con has gone mainstream; in his view on par with Cannes, Sundance and even the Olympics. Even your mom has heard about it.

Excelsior! Wrekin Hill & NECA Pick Up Rights to Morgan Spurlock's 'Comic-Con Episode IV - A Fan's Hope'

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • December 6, 2011 5:34 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
To an outsider, one who exercises regularly and enjoys a healthy sex life, Comic-Con is a baffling and terrifying phenomenon -- the giant, money-soaked extrapolation of the inside of a perpetual 13-year-old-boy's head. But that mystique may wear off when "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock's "Comic-Con Episode IV - A Fan's Hope" (even the title has us rolling our eyes) comes out next year. It was announced today that LA-based production and distribution company Wrekin Hill and NECA, a movie merchandising company that puts out "Gremlins" action figures, have teamed to release the film in the spring of 2012.

Morgan Spurlock Secretly Screens Trailer For His Comic-Con Doc, Says It'll Be In Theaters This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 22, 2011 3:08 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Here's the thing about Comic-Con. You can't be everywhere at once and no matter how much planning you put into it, there is always something you're going to miss or in this case, a surprise you didn't see coming. So for those who were at Animation Showcase in Hall H early yesterday afternoon, they got a treat as director Morgan Spurlock showed up and showed a teaser trailer for his forthcoming documentary "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope." Say what?

SXSW Review: We Aren't Buying Morgan Spurlock's 'Greatest Movie Ever Sold'

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • March 16, 2011 8:05 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
"POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" (yeah, that's actually the full title), Morgan Spurlock's new takedown of product placement in television shows and movies, starts out cleverly enough, with a sharp analysis of all the ways in which major corporations, in their limitless, greedy quest for the almighty dollar, wedge advertising into other aspects of entertainment. Hilarious clips from major motion pictures and television series are shown, including a snapshot of "90210," in which characters earnestly bicker while discussing (and prominently displaying) a can of Dr. Pepper.

Email Updates

Recent Comments