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Spurlock To Direct, Whedon To Produce Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’S Hope

Way back in February we told you about a Comic-Con documentary being put together by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Joss Whedon (Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) which was described as being “about Comic-Con that will be centered on a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans”.

Now, we have a title Comic-con Episode Four: A Fan’S Hope! and many more details in the press release below, check it out.

Morgan Spurlock, Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles And Thomas Tull Bring Comic-con Culture To Life With Groundbreaking New Feature Documentary: ‘Comic-con Episode Four: A Fan’S Hope’

Burbank, CA – May 20, 2010 – Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, producers Thomas Tull and Jeremy Chilnick along with comics icon Stan Lee, writer/producer Joss Whedon and online film guru Harry Knowles have joined together to bring audiences the feature length documentary Comic-con Espisode Four: A Fan’S Hope. The concept for the
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Haitian Earthquake Relief

The devastation continues. But there are still simple ways to pitch in. Scott Harrison of Charity Water is asking that all current donations be made straight to two affiliated partner charities. Wyclef Jean suggests texting "Yele" to 501501 to automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. It will be charged to your cell phone bill. If you prefer donating your money to someone who is actually in Haiti, send Ms. Alison Thompson -- filmmaker and relief effort worker who helped rebuild an entire village in Sri Lanka, documented in her award-winning documentary The Third Wave -- a PayPal payment through her new website with Sean Penn entitled J/P Hro. And check out my friends at One.org for practical relief efforts. peace, Dusty

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Precious Music: Q&A with Composer Mario Grigorov

The son of a concert pianist and trumpeter, Bulgarian-born, Austrian-trained composer Mario Grigorov has been creating film music for two decades, having become particularly busy in the last ten years or so. Among his movie credits are Leonardo Ricagni’s 29 Palms (1999) and El chevrolé (2002), Alison Thompson’s documentary The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story (2007), additional music for Alex Gibney’s Oscar-winning Iraq War documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, and a number of short films. Grigorov’s other music credits include the albums "Rhymes with Orange" and "Aria on Café del Mar," musical scores for numerous commercial outlets, and even playing in the Shah’s Symphony Orchestra in Iran, where Grigorov lived for six years. "Both on disc and onstage," [...]
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Live from Cannes: Ioncinema's 2008 Coverage: Day 3

  • I had this nagging problem that only got worse twenty minutes before I landed from my plane ride. Left ear popped and I've been walking around for the past three days with what felt like sea water stuck in there. The best time to take care of something like this is earlier than later, and the best time to do so is on a crappy weather day filling the streets with poke your eye out umbrellas. A quick trip to the drugstore and then a quick trip upstairs to the doctor and I have a remedy in hand - it only drives home Michael MooreMichael Moore
[/link]'s Sicko message.  The photo above - is the ocean front which now looks like a filled parking space compared to what we had (count them on one hand) a couple of days. I imagine that the private yacht parties have started - and
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Complete 2008 Cannes Line Up: Main Comp, Ucr, Director's Fortnight & Critic's Week

  • Here is the complete 2008 Cannes Line Up. Main Competition: Nuri Bilge CeylanNuri Bilge Ceylan
[/link] - Three Monkeys (Turkey-France-Italy) Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne - Le Silence De Lorna (France-Belgium)Arnaud Desplechin - A Christmas Story (France) Clint Eastwood - Changeling (Us)Atom Egoyan - Adoration (Canada) Ari Folman - Waltz With Bashir (Israel) Philippe Garrel - La Frontiere De L'Aube (France) Matteo Garrone - Gomorra (Italy)Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, New York (Us) Eric Khoo - My Magic (Singapore) Lucretia Martel - La Mujer Sin Cabeza (Argentina-Spain) Brillante Mendoza - Serbis (The Philippines) Kornel Mondruczo - Delta (Hungary-Germany) Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas - Linha de Passe (Brazil) Paolo Sorrentino - Il Divo (Italy) Pablo Trapero - Lion's Den (Argentina-South Korea) Wim Wenders - The Palermo Shooting (Germany) Jia Zhangke - 24 City (China)Steven Soderbergh - Che (Us-Spain-France) -- one four-hour competion title comprised of The Argentine and Guerrilla Out of competitionSteven Spielberg -
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2008 Cannes Selections Announced: Soderbergh to show four hour Che film

  • Surprise, surprise! Last week’s misleading speculations of titles pulling out and the odd closer for the 61st edition of the Cannes film festival were indeed debunked. Soderbergh's pair of Che films (The Argentine and Guerrilla) come as a possible four-hour epic (hopefully with at least one pee break), Woody AllenWoody Allen
[/link] takes another out of comp slot with Vicky Cristina Barcelona and so far, there are no opening or closing titles announced. Unlike last year’s edition, this is a loaded with world preems year with the exception being Marina Zenovich's Roman Polanski docu. Films that were to be expected were confirmed, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s comes with a differently titled film that will take some getting used to from the former "Daydreams" to Three Monkeys, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York was a shoe-in since it was first introduced at last year’s Cannes, native Arnaud Desplechin
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