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Special to the TribuneFour years ago, the world was grossed out by the binge-fest experiment, "Super Size Me," in which filmmaker Morgan Spurlock consumed McDonald's food for an entire month to gauge the health impact of a fast-food diet. His girlfriend at the time (who he...
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Zap2It.comFX will open the third season of its documentary series "30 Days" by sending creator Morgan Spurlock underground. In the first of two installments Spurlock will participate in, he'll return to his home state of West Virginia and work in a coal mine for a...
Sentinel Movie CriticSpurlock's film begins with a pregnancy. His partner, Alex, the one so worried about all those Big Macs he ate, is having his child. "What kind of world will this baby be born in?" he frets. What can he do about that world, something that would get him...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — Documentary filmmakers have warned us: Fast food, global warming and corporations are killing us. But credit cards? In "Maxed Out," director James Scurlock — an unrelated devotee of "Super Size Me" filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ...
Zap2It.comThe last time we partied around a show on CNBC was when our Google stock cracked the $100 mark. Too bad we only own one-third of one-half of one share. But "Big Mac: Inside the McDonald's Empire," a special report airing Sunday, Aug. 5, on the business...
Associated Pressriting an ode to a single food is a road studded with pitfalls. If you go too granular, your narrative is derailed by obscurity. If you're too generalist, you sink into a morass of cliche. Which is why, with the hamburger—and there is no more...
I figure it's time to post my first blog. I knew coming into this contest that I would have a huge challenge in front of me. What I'm finding out is the challenge is even greater than I had ever imagined! However, I'm also finding that if you want...
The world premiere of Ron Howard's shrouded-in-secrecy "The Da Vinci Code" has created something of a smokescreen effect at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, which opens here Wednesday evening. Usually in the days and hours leading up to the festival,...
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Zap2It.comMorgan Spurlock may well be the most earnest character on television, and that includes the cast of "Sesame Street." This is not a bad thing, and actually, the filmmaker with his chin-scraping mustache and startled eyes sort of has the look of a...
Zap2It.comI should confess that I'm neither a close follower of Katie Couric's career (if I have the TV on in the morning, it's probably tuned to ESPN) nor a regular viewer of network evening news. So I come into watching her first night as anchor of the "CBS...
Times Staff WriterNo matter how meaningless, scary or banal someone else's dream may seem to you, once you've seen "My Date With Drew," you will be forced to grudgingly, reluctantly admit that the single-minded pursuit and implementation of that dream is still an admirable...
Zap2It.comHe's tried to live on minimum wage and had himself thrown in jail, and now documentarian Morgan Spurlock will get a few more chances to see how the other half lives. FX has picked up a third season of Spurlock's series "30 Days," in which he and other...
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