The Reeler

Recent Comments

FILM ON THE WEB

A Girl and a Gun
A_Film_By
Ain't It Cool News
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Anne Thompson
Art Fag City
ArtFlickChick
Better Than Fudge
Big Picture Big Sound
Bitter Cinema
Blank Screen
Blogumentary
Brian Flemming
Bright Lights
Celluloid Eyes
CHUD
Chutry Experiment, The
Cinecultist
Cinema Confidential
Cinema Eye
Cinema-Scope
Cinemarati
Cinematical
CineMe
Coming Soon
Cool Cinema Trash
Cyndi Greening
Dark Horizons
Defamer
Drew's Blog-O-Rama
Errata
Esoteric Rabbit
Film Detail
Film Experience, The
Film Journal, The
Film Journey
Film Stew
Film Rotation
Flickhead
GreenCine Daily
Greg.org
Hacking Netflix
Hammer to Nail
High Sign, The
Hollywood Elsewhere
House Next Door, The
IFC Blog, The
In the Company of Glenn
IndieScene Movie Marketing Blog
indieWIRE.com
indieWIRE Blogs
Jay's Movie Blog
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Kaiju Shakedown
Kamera
Kinoeye
Like Anna Karina's Sweater
Last Night with Riviera
Light Sleeper
Long Pauses
Looker
Masters of Cinema
Matt Zoller Seitz
Midnight Eye
Milk Plus
Mind Jack
Metaphilm
Movie Blog, The
Movie City Indie
Movie Hole, The
Movie Poop Shoot
New York Cool
NY Post Movie Blog
News of the Dead
No More Marriages!
Notes From Underdog
Out of Focus
Persistence of Vision
Pullquote
Queer Film Review
Reel Roundtable
ScreenGrab
Screen Rush
Screener (Film Journal Int.)
Screening the Past
Self-Styled Siren
Short Sheet, The
Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine Blog
Still in Motion
Stranger Song, The
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
Tisch Film Review
Twitch
Vince Keenan
World Film (at About.com)
You Know, For Film
Zoom-In

The Reeler Blog

Screening Gotham: The Ever-Expanding Church of Spurlock

Why is Morgan Spurlock smiling? Why do you think? (Photo: John Rice/Eastern Michigan University)

Welcome to the return of Screening Gotham, the late events post which will henceforth be repurposed as a daily blog entry highlighting news tidbits and notes from around New York cinema. Or maybe mostly around New York cinema, anyway; you never know when Charlie Sheen is going to go auctioning off a noteworthy Marlon Brando tone poem on "sled dog urine and dried East Indian vulva":

--Hammy stater-of-the-obvious Morgan Spurlock received another double-barreled blast of PR love last weekend: MSNBC snapped up Super Size Me for its renewed primetime doc push; and the AP notes the Earth-shattering suspicion that Spurlock's film may have influenced a shift in McDonald's menu selections. Nice to see that hating on retards has not slowed his momentum a bit.

--True item (if you believe Page Six): Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand co-produced Werner Herzog's upcoming Rescue Dawn.

--The NYT's Stuart Elliott breaks down the ad industry's commodification of A Christmas Story. My cynicism hardens -- I double the bourbon in my egg nog.

--Also in the NYT, David Carr's most impressionistic Carpetbagger video yet implies the heartbreaking reality that deep down he, too, craves a statue of his own.

--Finally, thanks to the Guardian for finding the New York angle in Lindsay Lohan's latest inelegance: "Somewhere out there in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, is the person responsible for teaching Lindsay Lohan English. They will probably have been forced into hiding over the weekend." Read why here.

Posted at November 27, 2006 10:16 AM

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.thereeler.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb-AjOOtIAl.cgi/216

Search The Reeler
Join the Mailing List

RSS Feed

Archives

Send a Tip