He nearly super-sized himself after eating nothing but McDonald's for 30 days a few years back, but now Morgan Spurlock's got bigger fish to fry (that was not intended as a McDonald's joke) with his very amusing new documentary, "Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?" (out in theaters April 18th.)
We got a chance to check this flick at Sundance and we're very pleased now to show you the first nearly five minutes of the film here. Truth be told, they might be my favorite moments of the film. Check out Morgan taking on Osama in HD right here. Or, if you're not a stickler for that sort of thing, just click below.
On the Line: Ever since it was announced that "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?" would premiere at Sundance, this documentary from Morgan Spurlock, the muckraking documentary filmmaker, has been at the top of my (and many fellow true believers') must-see list. Yes, the man who may or may not have pressured McDonald's to abandon the "Super Size" option (a moment of silence please for French fries portions the size of my head) has decided to set his sights on none other than the most wanted man in the universe, Osama bin Laden.
Did he find him? How does it all end? Well if there was any doubt that this one was garnering huge interest, the insanely long line for the press screening I attended laid any hesitation to rest. The curiosity was there. Would Spurlock deliver? (Check out our interview with Spurlock here.) Read More...
Indiana Jones is back and ... wait a minute, that's not Harrison Ford!
Every year at the Sundance Film Festival, competing movies plaster Main Street with their posters, stapling advertisements over their competitors, and often having their own obscured within the hour. But the one poster that always sticks out is Morgan Spurlock's "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?," an Indy-loving image advertising one of Sundance's most talked-about films. Read More...
A sunny Thursday arrives with news on Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Biel, Kevin Smith, and more. Dig in below.
- "They Came From Upstairs." She came from "High School Musical." Ashley Tisdale joins cast of alien invasion teen flick for feature film debut. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Jessica Biel joins romantic comedy "Easy Virtue," based on a Noel Coward play. (Hollywood Reporter)
- From Ben to Matt. "Gone Baby Gone" actress (and likely best supporting actress winner) Amy Ryan joins Paul Greengrass's "Imperial Life in Emerald City" alongside Mr. Damon. (Variety)
- Kevin Smith blogs from the set of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." (Silent Bob Speaks)
- Did Morgan Spurlock actually find Osama Bin Laden for new documentary? (/film)
The cover of my copy of the "What Would Jesus Buy" press notes, a new movie produced by "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock, shows Mickey Mouse, arms outstretched, crucified on the front of an American Express Card.
For an American of the 21st century, it's about the least shocking thing found in its pages.
MTV recently caught up with Spurlock to discuss the movie, it's exuberant centerpiece, the Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, and why both advocate spending nothing on gifts this year for Christmas.
MTV News: Reverend Billy advocates the "Stop Shopping" movement. Are you the Grinch that's going to steal my Christmas presents?
Morgan Spurlock: [Laughs] There is this amazing disconnect that kind of happened during the holiday where the gifts you give equate love. By giving you this, I love you this much. The more expensive it is and the better it is, then wow you must really love me because this was really expensive and hard to get and hard to find. Well, at the end of "The Grinch" even his heart grew three times that day, so maybe that’s what we're hoping -- that after seeing this film everybody will start to realize it's not all about stuff, and things, and crap under a tree. Read More...