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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 3:08 AM
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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
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  • March 16, 2011 8:05 AM
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"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.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Woody Allen's 'Midnight In Paris'; Eyes Morgan Spurlock's Latest Doc

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2011 3:50 AM
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Another year, another Woody Allen film. And say what you will about his more recent output, for this writer at least, the yearly Woody Allen movie is a comfort, like an old friend returning for a visit and a pleasant entry on our film calendar.

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