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Michael Moore bemoans 21st century capitalism

WASHINGTON — Michael Moore, clad in customary baseball cap, a black T-shirt, baggy trousers and white sneakers, strolled into the neo-Gothic splendor of Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall and began to preach. “We as Americans have allowed a very small group of people to be highly skilled practitioners of one of…

Moore: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ has definitely started ‘the something’

Speaking to Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore had a simple message for everyone who’s been put out by the bad economy in America today. “The majority of Americans are really upset at Wall Street,” Moore said. “Millions of Americans have lost their homes or are…

Moore: Obama should be mad at himself

Before heading down to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Michael Moore appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight and said President Barack Obama shouldn’t complain about anyone else for the country’s current political environment. “He should be mad at himself first,” the filmmaker said. “This is like a quarterback who pisses away…

Moore: Obama should be mad at himself

Before heading down to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Michael Moore appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight and said President Barack Obama shouldn’t complain about anyone else for the country’s current political environment. “He should be mad at himself first,” the filmmaker said. “This is like a quarterback who pisses away…

Michael Moore ‘thrilled that the Osama bin Laden era’ has ended

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore may have criticized the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, but that doesn’t mean he too didn’t feel some relief at his passing. “When I heard the news a week ago Sunday, I immediately felt great. I felt relief,” he wrote in an essay published…

Moore sues ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ producers, alleging profits skimming

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore has sued financiers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for allegedly skimming more than $2.7 million from the profits of the 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11″. According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, “This case is about classic Hollywood accounting tricks and financial deception…

Moore: Assange ‘has to answer questions’ about sex allegations

A seemingly contrite Michael Moore on Wednesday walked back his dismissal of the sex allegations against Julian Assange, saying the WikiLeaks founder should answer questions about the claims made against him by two women. Appearing on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, the filmmaker behind Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 said…

Filmmaker Cameron to return to Pandora with “Avatar” 2 and 3

LOS ANGELES — Canadian filmmaker James Cameron will write and direct the second and third parts of the sci-fi movie “Avatar” for release in 2014 and 2015, the entertainment magazine Variety said Wednesday. Executives at 20th Century Fox confirmed to the publication that they had reached an agreement with Cameron…

Activist filmmaker Barry Cooper charged with impersonating a private investigator

To describe the tale of former Texas drug cop Barry Cooper as “strange” is to make what observers could legitimately call, “an understatement.” Yet, thanks to actions by his former colleagues in Texas law enforcement, the wild odyssey of America’s top drug war insurgent has just become even more bizarre.…

Tehran to free jailed filmmaker Jafar Panahi

AFP – Acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi will be freed on bail, Tehran’s public prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said on Monday in a report by ISNA news agency. “It has been decided that he (Panahi) will be freed on bail,” the prosecutor was quoted as saying by ISNA, adding…

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