Michael Moore, we've missed you. There's been so much insanity going on in politics over the last year, from Sarah Palin hunting wolves from helicopters to the auto industry CEOs taking private jets to Washington to, uh, Joe Biden. And Moore has been absent ever since 2007's Sicko, taking the time to work on his next, as-yet-untitled documentary.

Lucky for those of us who have missed his input, that film is now set to be released on October 2 as a co-release from Overture Films and Paramount Vantage. And, true to form, Moore will be taking on some topical subjects-- the worldwide financial crisis and the corporate misdemeanors that led to it. According to the press release announcing the film's release, Moore has called the whole mess "the biggest robbery in the history of this country."

Here's the only thing that worries me about this movie. Whereas in times before Moore has examined under-discussed aspects of hot topics, like the Bush family's relationships with the oil industry or the intricate mayhem of the healthcare industry, the financial crisis has been poked at and prodded and made fun of for months now. Jon Stewart has been talking about credit default swaps. NPR has an entire show dedicated to explaining this stuff in common language. Will Moore be able to swoop in and add anything new to the conversation?

I'm betting yes, mostly because he hasn't failed to surprise us yet. By this October, we'll probably be in such a big mess that only Michael Moore can possibly make it feel any better.

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