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TNT Greenlights Michael Moore-Fronted Nonfiction Series & Docuseries From Sarah Jessica Parker And Morgan Spurlock

TNT has greenlit Michael Moore Live From The Apocalypse, the working title of a new nonfiction series to be directed and hosted by Michael Moore, who helped pioneer the genre with TV Nation and The Awful Truth. The network also ordered Who Run The World?, a new documentary series executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Morgan Spurlock and Refinery29 that will focus on the issues women face in today’s world. Both project were unveiled today as part of Turner’s Upfronts…
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Michael Moore Is Returning To Television For the First Time Since 2000; Here’s What Brought Him Back

Michael Moore Is Returning To Television For the First Time Since 2000; Here’s What Brought Him Back
It took the apocalypse to bring Michael Moore back to television.

TNT has ordered the series “Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse” (that’s a working title), a new non-fiction series from Moore set to premiere in late fall.

“Live from the Apocalypse” is Moore’s first regular TV show since “The Awful Truth” went off the air in 2000. Before that, he earned a Primetime Emmy – the first ever for a non-fiction series – for his short-lived but fondly remembered “TV Nation.”

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“‘Live from the Apocalypse’ will be a raucous gathering place for millions of our fellow citizens in desperate need of a break from the screaming pundits and the purveyors of ‘alternative facts,'” Moore said in a statement. “Our show will be dangerous and relentless. And it will be the destination for those who want to know what
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Michael Moore to Donald Trump Voters: 'You're Legal Terrorists'

Michael Moore to Donald Trump Voters: 'You're Legal Terrorists'
In his first interview since releasing 'TrumpLand,' Michael Moore explains what's at stake and why we should treat the Gop candidate like a pedophile. Aaron Richter/Redux

Earlier this week, veteran documentarian Michael Moore delivered his own October Surprise. The Oscar-winning filmmaker and legendary muckraker suddenly unveiled the release of a previously unannounced project: Michael Moore in TrumpLand, a new film culled from two one-man shows the director performed earlier this month in the predominantly Republican town of Wilmington, Ohio. Shot, edited and released in less than two weeks,
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Where to Invade Next

America's favorite gadfly has made something worth watching -- a European tour of Great Ideas that American would do well to steal outright -- even if many of those ideas originated here. Not that anyone will listen, but Hail the Conquering Hero just the same. Where to Invade Next Blu-ray Anchor Bay 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 120 min. / Street Date May 10, 2016 / 29.99 Starring Michael Moore Cinematography Rick Rowley, Jayme Roy Film Editors Pablo Proenza, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk Produced by Carl Deal, Tia Lessin, Michael Moore Directed by Michael Moore

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Hate Michael Moore? Hate Michael Moore movies? Although Moore-o-phobes will think the title sounds like another Moore snark-fest about America's penchant for warfare, his newest picture Where to Invade Next is fundamentally unlike any of his earlier hits. It's also as (gasp) politically neutral as a sane movie can be. It's charming and uplifting, qualifiers I don't normally associate with Moore.
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Sex Kitten Turned Two-Time Oscar Nominee on TCM Tonight

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret: 'Carnal Knowledge' and 'Tommy' proved that 'sex symbol' was a remarkable actress Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten to respected actress and two-time Oscar nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, TCM is showing this evening the movies that earned Ann-Margret her Academy Award nods: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Written by Jules Feiffer, and starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel, the downbeat – some have found it misogynistic; others have praised it for presenting American men as chauvinistic pigs – Carnal Knowledge is one of the precursors of “adult Hollywood moviemaking,” a rare species that, propelled by the success of disparate arthouse fare such as Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious (Yellow) and Costa-Gavras' Z, briefly flourished from
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Crossballs: The Debate Show (2004)

Crossballs: The Debate Show

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Created by Matt Besser, Charlie Siskel

Produced by Charlie Siskel Productions

Aired on Comedy Central for 1 season (23 episodes, 1 unaired) from July 5, 2004 – August 27, 2004

Cast

Chris Tallman as Host/Moderator

Matt Besser as Various characters

Mary Birdsong as Various characters

Andrew Daly as Various characters

Jerry Minor as Various characters

Show Premise

“Out of the Crossfire, beyond Hardball, this is Crossballs!”

A parody of political debate shows, Crossballs has comedians pose as experts in their field to discuss the issue of the day and pits them against real life experts who are not aware of the farce debate they are participating in. The comedians argue both sides of an issue, be it ridiculous or not, and mine comedy from taking the issue to absurd lengths and goading reactions from the real experts.

Each episode is moderated by Chris Tallman (as a Chris Matthews type), who introduces
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Michael Moore Files for Divorce From Producer-Wife Kathleen Glynn After 21 Years

Michael Moore Files for Divorce From Producer-Wife Kathleen Glynn After 21 Years
The awful truth about Michael Moore's marriage is that it's not working. The firebrand filmmaker has filed a petition to divorce from his producer-wife Kathleen Glynn seeking to end their 21-year union. According to Michigan's Mlive.com, which obtained a copy of the June 17 complaint filed in Antrim County, Mich., the 59-year-old Moore said "there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved" after a "breakdown" in the relationship. The famed documentarian revealed that the couple separated sometime prior to the filing and have no children. He's asking a court for a restraining order barring his estranged missus from selling any of their joint...
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Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #44: Known For Blurring Lines of the Comedic & Serious, David Zieff Brings Us 'McConkey'

David Zieff has over three decade of experience under his belt. He worked on the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" and been the supervising editor for "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." He was also senior editor of Michael Moore’s Emmy-winning series "The Awful Truth" and TV Nation as well as numerous Comedy Central shows. In his latest work, "McConkey," he's worked with a group of co-directors who each chronologically entered the project at varying times which he credits as enhancing the layers of the story. What it's about: McConkey is about a free-skiing, base-jumping genius named Shane McConkey-- a guy who mainstream audiences likely never heard of but who is legendary to those who have, and who is completely worth getting to know. What you might think the film is about turns out to be a much deeper reflection on how you choose to live your life. What else should audiences know?
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Morning Meme: James Franco's New "Homo-Sex Art Film," Christopher Nolan Won't Do "Justice League" and Outfest Celebrates 30 Years

First up, please schedule your lunch breaks around snicks' liveblog of Days of Our Lives today and tomorrow.

I don't know about you, but I had a really, really terrible Monday. One thing that improved it was these pictures of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively having a backyard party with a dunk tank. Frankly, I'm amazed at the voodoo that keeps Ryan's trunks from falling down as low as they ride.

I didn't really think anything of it when I watched True Blood, but so soon after the controversy with George W. Bush's severed head on Game of Thrones, was it wise to put vigilantes in Obama masks?

Leave it to a group of physicists to take the fun out of Batman. They calculated that his flight with his cape is not only impossible, but if Wayne Enterprises geeks had figured out a way to make him glide, he
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Victim – review

Alex Pillai's urban melodrama has energy, despite the EastEnders-ish moments

Alex Pillai's urban melodrama Victim has a bizarre and overwrought ending and a few EastEnders-ish moments. But there's some energy there. Ashley Madekwe plays innocent Tia, who comes to London to study, staying with her tough cousin; this is Charmaine (Shanika Warren-Markland) who seems to be living the high life, partying and hanging out with male friends including Tyson (Ashley Chin). The awful truth is that Charmaine and her mates are running a honey-trap scam: they seduce drunken City types in clubs, go back with them to their expensive flats, then Tyson and his crew move in, beat them up and steal everything. Inevitably, a romance develops between Tia and Tyson. It doesn't quite come together, yet there's some rough'n'ready force.

Rating: 3/5

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Adam McKay Helps Produce Public School Drop Out Documentary

After making us laugh in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Adam McKay took on current events and directed the Ponzi schemed The Other Guys, which shed a new light on the issues that are affecting audiences. Now Adam McKay is ready to do it all over again, but this time its for the kids.

Deadline reports that McKay will produce a new feature documentary from Jason Pollock about the dropout epidemic in American public schools. Pollack directed the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival doc, The Youngest Candidate, which was released under David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants banner. The documentary is expected to be shot throughout the current school year and is scheduled for a release next fall.

This documentary part of the screening tour that would lead up to election day.

“I want to help put the education system front and center in this upcoming presidential election,
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Toronto Mini: 'Capitalism: A Love Story' a mild return to form for Moore

I've had my issues with the last handful of Michael Moore movies.  For me, his best work was "TV Nation" and "The Awful Truth," advocacy and entertainment that worked perfectly as both.  There are moments from those shows that I haven't seen since they first aired that I remember perfectly even now.  Michael Moore unabashedly deals in agitprop, and at his best, he knows how to infuriate you for the right reasons. Over his last few films, though, starting for me with "Bowling For Columbine," Michael Moore has become the focus of the films, and that's been a huge turn-off.  I...
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Producer lands two TV comedies

Producer Charlie Siskel has landed two high-profile cable comedy-series gigs.

He has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner on Comedy Central's breakout hit "Important Things With Demetri Martin" and has signed as an executive producer on Showtime's upcoming series starring British comedian Marc Wootton.

On "Important Things," which mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation and studio bits, Siskel will executive produce alongside Demetri Martin and Jon Stewart.

He replaces Beth McCarthy-Miller, who ran the show during its first season. The change stems from the production's move from New York to Los Angeles after the Big Apple-based Martin recently relocated to California.

An average of 2.8 million viewers tuned in Feb. 11 for the "Important Things" premiere, making it Comedy Central's most-watched debut since "Chappelle's Show" in 2003.

At Showtime, Siskel will executive produce alongside Wootton on the comedian's untitled series. The half-hour project, which has a six-episode order, will feature Wootton's character-driven
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Michael Moore’s new film about capitalism opens October 2, 2009

Here is the official news release about the next film from documentary filmmaker, and Rush Limbaugh’s best friend, Michael Moore.

Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Oscar-winner Michael Moore’s new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.

On this, the 20-year anniversary of his masterpiece Roger & Me, Moore returns to the issue that began his career: the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint,
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Michael Moore's New Documentary Gets a Release Date

Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Oscar-winner Michael Moore's new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as "the biggest robbery in the history of this country" - the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.

On this, the 20-year anniversary of his masterpiece Roger & Me, Moore returns to the issue that began his career: the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan.

Says Moore: "The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth. They wanted more -- a lot more.
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‘Childrens’ Hospital’ Premieres, Rushing Out All Episodes At Once To TheWB.com

TheWB.com is trying a new tactic in web series releasing, opting for an all-at-once premiere of their new irreverent medical parody web series Childrens' Hospital today. Instead of stringing viewers along for ten weeks, we're given one giant helping of Rob Corddry's comedic bounty all in one sitting. With buzz growing for the series since the trailer hit the scene back in October, this is a bit of a early holiday gift for intellectual comedy fans. Rob Cordrry produced the series along with friends David Wain (star and creator of the Webby Award-winning series Wainy Days) and Jonathan Stern (producer of Horrible People, and Wainy Days). And as expected of the threesome, they have assembled a powerhouse cast, headed up by Corddry (who also directed) that is essentially a who’s who of the NY comedy scene. There’s Wain along with Jason Sudeikis (SNL), Lake Bell (Boston Legal) Ken Marino (The State,
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Indie Film Focus: "Were the World Mine" Trailer and Gallery.

SPEAKProductions' has released the official trailer and we have new images in the gallery for their indie musical fantasy/adventure "Were the World Mine." Tom Gustafson ("Fairies") directs as well as writes alongside producer Cory James Krueckeberg. Also producing are Tom Gustafson and Peter Sterling. The film stars Tanner Cohen (In Bloom), Nathaniel David BeckerJudy McLane (Broadway's Mamma Mia), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Christian Stolte (Prison Break),  and Zelda Williams (House of D), daughter of Robin Williams.  Produced by SPEAKproductions in association with The Group Entertainment.   Were The World Mine opens in New York and La on November 21st, 2008.    See the images!   What's this about?   Based on the short film Fairies, a film festival smash hit, young co-writer/director Tom Gustafson has created an exuberant teen musical comedy, which  brims with memorable original music, fresh and lively performances from his young ensemble, and a light, sure-handed comedic touch.  Included in
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HBO takes aim at Moore series

HBO takes aim at Moore series
Is Michael Moore ready to bowl for HBO? Moore, Oscar-nominated for his documentary feature Bowling for Columbine, is in discussions with the premium cable outlet to develop a nonfiction series. The project is only in the early talking stages, but it would presumably include some of the satirical and socially conscious material the liberal-leaning filmmaker tackled in his earlier TV newsmagazine-style series The Awful Truth and TV Nation. Moore is riding high in Hollywood these days on the strong buzz and Oscar nom for Columbine, which pulled off a surprise win for best original screenplay Saturday at the 55th annual Writers Guild Awards. HBO declined comment on the project. Moore is repped by Endeavor.

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