As someone with no desire to see this film, I feel the trailer needs to work that much harder to sway likeminded people to actually want to put forth money to watch what looks to be a concert film with an overwhelming lack of concert footage.
The concert movie trend has been a little hit or miss in recent years, with some scoring huge-- Justin Bieber's Never Say Never-- and others, like Katy Perry's Part of Me, failing to make much of an impact. But it's still a pretty good strategy to team up with a pop sensation and release a movie about them
There's been a lot of talk over the years—much of it unfounded—that masculinity is under attack. With modern men engaging in "manscaping" and increasingly involved grooming rituals there's been a shift in the paradigm of what's socially acceptable for men when it comes to fashion. But where do we draw the line? This is the hairy issue at the center of Morgan Spurlock's latest doc Mansome.
Since making his directorial debut with Super Size Me in 2004, Morgan Spurlock has not only made a name for himself as a documentarian but also as a personality. Just about all of his films feature himself in the middle of the action, whether it’s about eating nothing but McDonalds for 30 days, searching for Osama Bin Laden, or trying to finance a film using only money for corporate sponsors.
The experience of attending Comic Con in San Diego is likely different for everyone. I like to think of it to be a sort of rock concert for geeks. Not only is it a chance to celebrate the movies, TV shows, comics and costumes we love, but also an opportunity to be surrounded by people who are just as excited to be there. There’s an energy at the convention that’s not quite comparable to anything else I’ve ever experienced.
So when might that happen? The movie will be kicking off a multi-city promotional tour around the country in spring 2012, and the movie's release should be timed to correspond with that. The tour will include screenings of the movie, giveaway contests, and Q&As with the filmmakers. So, basically it's the sort of stuff you'd find on the schedule at Comic-Con itself, which is only appropriate, I suppose.
"I will never forget the first time I took a piss next to a Stormtrooper and a Klingon." Spoken by Eli Roth, that was the opening line of the teaser trailer, or clip, or something that Morgan Spurlock showed in Hall H to introduce us to Comic Con Episode 4: A Fan's Hope
Morgan Spurlock is throwing a corporate-sponsored party in Pennsylvania, and we're all invited. That's the best way I can describe how it felt to join the traveling circus of PR reps, corporate partners and a smattering of press who followed Spurlock to western Pennsylvania yesterday
Odds are you know by now that Morgan Spurlock has a documentary coming out this Friday-- the director previously behind Super Size Me has been ubiquitous in the last few weeks, following through on his promise to make POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
With his new film The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, documentarian Morgan Spurlock has managed to make a movie that throws the idea of product placement directly in the face of his advertisers as well as any other advertisers looking to get their logos in a motion picture
The new documentary from the Super Size Me director tells the story of how he got those sponsorships, and if it sounds a little complicated, it's meant to be--the documentary is a very, very meta exploration of corporate sponsorship, product placement
OK, bear with me for a second while I tell you a confusing story. Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian behind Super Size Me, decided to make a documentary about product placement
Even if it doesn't teach you that much you didn't know about product placement, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold opens your eyes a bit about the process
Say what you will about Morgan Spurlock’s abilities as a documentary filmmaker, the man knows how to pick fascinating
Documentary filmmaking is not an easy job. Those that are successful at it know the importance of choosing a subject that is both engaging and entertaining, a subject that an audience won't mind sitting