Michael Moore set the record for the highest-grossing documentary of all time (1989's “Roger & Me”). Then he broke his own record (2002's “Bowling for Columbine”). Then he broke it again, with what remains the highest-grossing doc in US history, 2004's “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Along the way he won an Oscar and predicted Donald Trump's presidential victory when no one else saw it coming. That was then. These days Moore's IRS-reported income is (according to legal papers filed by his ex-wife, Kathleen Glynn) negative-$350,862 (in 2014) and negative-$221,025 (in 2016). He's still making movies, but America is yawning. Already there have been two Trump-bashing ones, and each failed spectacularly. “Michael
EXCLUSIVE: Briarcliff Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to El Chicano, a Latino superhero film with an all-Hispanic cast that just had its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It’s the second film for Briarcliff, the upstart distribution venture launched by Open Road founder Tom Ortenberg, after just opening Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9. El Chicano will be released theatrically on March 22, 2019, and sources said the target is 600-800 screens. El Chicano…
Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro have brought starvation and economic ruin to Venezuela. Venezuela did have 60% poverty when Chavez started but starvation and crime rates become far bigger problems under Chavez. Sean Penn in a recent interview on the Daily Show still indicates that he thinks Hugo Chavez was not to blame for Venezuela's problems. Kidnapping and murder rates vastly increased under Chavez. During the presidency of Chávez, Venezuela faced occasional shortages owing to high inflation and government financial inefficiencies. In 2005, Chávez announced the initiation of Venezuela's own “great leap forward”, following the example of Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward. An increase in
A historian says the Carolina Panthers home stadium is the site of an early 20th Century lynching. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the lynching occurred in 1913 where the Bank of America Stadium now stands in Charlotte, North Carolina. A 19-year-old black laborer named Joe McNeely was dragged from Good Samaritan Hospital and shot to death by a white mob. A lynching does not have to be a hanging. It's defined as killing someone without a legal trial. Historian Michael Moore said the shooting occurred near the stadium's 20-yard line. It was Mecklenburg County's first documented lynching. McNeely reportedly had been in a gunfight with a police officer before being taken to the hospital.
“Fahrenheit 11/9” director Michael Moore will be honored at this year’s Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, it was announced Friday. The director will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. Bill Nye will host.
Cate Blanchett, Martin Scorsese, Sigourney Weaver and Michael Moore will all be attending this month's Rome Film Fest, Italy's 'other' cinema gathering after Venice. "We are not a festival and those who want a festival will always be disappointed here," the Fest's director Antonio Monda told journalists on Friday ahead of the October 18-28 event which does not include a competition. "What distinguishes us is that artists, directors, actors, actresses and producers choose Rome even if they don't have a film, book or CD to sell," Monda said.
Kathy Griffin had some sharp words for Michael Moore on Thursday, after “Fahrenheit 11/9” filmmaker implored the left to “Stop hoping & start acting!” In a tweet published Thursday, Moore made an apparent reference to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who became the subject of an FBI investigation due to a sexual misconduct accusation leveled against him by Christine Blasey Ford.
In a tweet published Thursday, Moore made an apparent reference to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who became the subject of an FBI investigation due to a sexual misconduct accusation leveled against him by Christine Blasey Ford.
Moments after President Trump sent out his test “presidential alert” notification to nearly all U.S. cellphones on Wednesday, he was met with a swift thanks but no thanks from thousands of Twitter critics. The alert was followed by a brief text: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. The test is meant to be similar to a national Amber Alert in case of a catastrophe — with plans for the test going as far back as the George W. Bush White House when the president called for a national warning system after the U.S. government was criticized for its response to Hurricane Katrina.
In today’s roundup, Ann-Margret joins “Happy!” and teasers for “Bill Maher Anniversary Special” and Hulu’s “Marvel’s Runaways” have been released. FIRST LOOKS A promo has been released for HBO’s “Bill Maher Anniversary Special.” The 15th anniversary show will take a look back at “Real Time With Bill Maher” through the years with commentary from former President […]
OAKLAND (BCN) The marquee at Oakland's Grand Lake Theatre has long been a posting place for the political musings of its longtime operator, Allen Michaan. It started with a rant against the Supreme Court in November 2000: "This is America. Every vote should be counted," the marquee read. "It's really nothing new for me; I've been speaking my mind on the billboard for a long time," Michaan said today. Literally hundreds of marquee messages later, the old-fashioned movie marquee had a somewhat different message this weekend: "We will not enforce the 'R' rating on 'Farenheit 11/9!' Political discourse must not be stifled" "To me, an R rating on a film that's political in nature in uncalled for,"
Troubled man tasered by police A troubled man was Tasered by police while holding a knife after drinking a litre of vodka. Michael Moore, 25, called police himself after he heard “voices in his head”, Teesside Crown Court heard. Officers came to his partner's home in Norton and found Moore, who had mental health difficulties, with a large kitchen knife at about 11.10pm on May 29. Prosecutor Penny Bottomley said Moore moved the knife up and down in a stabbing motion in the living room. The officers told him to put it down, but he mumbled and moved towards them, still carrying the blade. The Taser was fired and he fell dropping the knife. He did not brandish it or threaten anyone. He later confessed