"Capitalism: A Love Story" 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 described as "the biggest robbery in the history of this country" - the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
But as the political winds shifted in the months before the election -- and gusted after it - Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film's focus now is more on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.
"Capitalism: A Love Story" will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Susie Essman of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosted the East Coast show, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin, who was also the head writer. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) hosted the West Coast show, which was executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.
The Writers Guild of America, East presented special honors to: Alan Zweibel - Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award; Gary David Goldberg - Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; Edward Albee - Evelyn F. Burkey Award for contributions bringing honor and dignity to writers everywhere; David Steven Cohen - Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild, and Philippa Leverman - John Merriman Award for Study of Broadcast Journalism at American University. In addition, the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation presented the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting to Antal Zambo of Wayne State University.Read More
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the past year. Winners will be honored at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore; Warner Bros.Read More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have narrowed the field for the Best Documentary Oscar this year, and two notable titles were left off the list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy has revealed the list of its 15 documentaries that will compete for the Best Documentary Oscar, down from 89 that were originally submitted.
Two of the most prominent documentaries of the year were left off the list, though. Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story and James Toback's Tyson were not included among the 15 films selected. Take a look at the full list below.Read More
It took Woody Harrelson and his zombie-killing abilities to hold off a forecast of raining meatballs this weekend. Zombieland took the top spot at the box office this weekend, making a killing with an estimated $25 million. The film had the widest release of the weekend (3,036 theaters) and scared up an impressive $8,235 per-screen average. The film already is a profitable one, recouping its $23.6 million production budget back in the first weekend, so we'll have to see how far this zombie comedy can go in its run. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which took the box office crown for the past two weekends, dipped to second place with an estimated $16.7 million gross.
While there were two other new releases out in semi-wide release, they were both overshadowed by two animated classics in 3D. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D came in third place this weekend with an estimated $12.5 million box office take. The 3-D double-feature was released in 1,745 theaters and held a strong $7,163 per-screen average.Read More
Michael Moore's new documentary Capitalism: A Love Story will be expanding nationwide tomorrow, October 2, and Moore is doing something special for his widest-released documentary ever. Moore is screening the films in some of the nation's most economically-challenged cities and is presenting the film free of charge. We have all the details below, outlined in a letter written by Michael Moore himself.Friends,
We're just one day away from the widest opening I've ever had for any of my movies. Tomorrow, Friday, October 2nd, Capitalism: A Love Story opens on over a thousand screens across the United States, a record for an independent documentary.Read More
In his 20-year career as a documentarian, Michael Moore has shown us things that many of us hadn't seen before... which are things that the higher-ups of America hadn't wanted us to see before. 20 years ago Moore made his debut with the hit documentary Roger & Me, but he shot to worldwide acclaim (and infamy, really) with the poignant documentaries Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and his most recent film Sicko, although I'm still partial to his least-visible film, his Roger & Me follow-up, Big One .
Moore has returned with a brand new documentary Capitalism: A Love Story, which will be released in New York City and Los Angeles on September 23, and will expand nationwide on October 2. I was invited to an advanced screening of the film (CLICK HERE to read my full review of the film), and not only did we get to see the film early, but we were joined by the director himself, Michael Moore, who introduced the film and then stuck around for an hour afterwards and answered questions from those in attendance. During his opening remarks, he made an interesting remark that, despite the whirlwind of flak he constantly receives, he has asked his detractors to put their money where their mouth is... or rather, he'll put his money where their mouths are.Read More