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[24.09.2008] CS! meldet...
Whatever you want to say about filmmaker Michael Moore, good or bad, you can't say that he's only in it for the money, because he's decided to offer his latest movie Slacker Uprising as a free download for his fans in the United States and Canada on the movie's Official Site.
The documentary covers Moore's tour of the United States during 2004 in between the release of his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, which set all sorts of box office records, and the 2004 Presidential Election. [...]


[14.05.2008] CS! meldet...
Paramount Vantage and Overture Films will co-finance and distribute Oscar winner Michael Moore's next film, a searing and provocative follow-up to his groundbreaking 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. The announcement was made today by Moore, Nick Meyer, President of Paramount Vantage, John Lesher, President of Paramount Film Group, and CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett of Overture Films. Paramount Vantage will handle international distribution in all media and Overture will handle domestic distribution in all media. Paramount Vantage will be launching the film into the international marketplace this week in Cannes. The film is scheduled for release in 2009. [...]

[12.10.2007] Die NZ liefert eine Kritik zu "Sicko"...

[11.10.2007] Heute startet Michael Moore's "SiCKO" in den deutschen Kinos...

[11.09.2007] CS! meldet...
SiCKO, Michael Moore's highly acclaimed and entertaining expose of the American health care system, has just become the third highest grossing documentary of all time grossing $24.2 million domestically since it debuted in theaters on June 29th. SiCKO, one of the most talked about films of the year, moved into third place taking the spot of previous record holder An Inconvenient Truth and behind Moore's previous film Fahrenheit 9/11 and March of the Penguins. The announcement was made today by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company.
Harvey Weinstein stated, "It's an incredible achievement for 'SiCKO' to have become the third highest grossing film in the history of documentaries. We are going to keep the movie in theaters and plan to re-release it during the fall so that audiences continue to have a chance to experience this entertaining and profound documentary."
SiCKO has been playing in theaters nationwide for over nine weeks and had the second highest opening weekend of all time for a documentary. [...]


[01.07.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine gemischte Kritik zu "Sicko" von Moriarty...

[27.06.2007] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Michael Moore...

[26.06.2007] Bei AICN gibt es eine positive Kritik zu "Sicko"...

[20.06.2007] Bei CS! äussert Michael Moore seine überraschende Meinung zur "Sicko"-Raubkopie, die bereits vor dem Filmstart durch's Internet geistert...

[22.05.2007] Bei AICN gibt es "Sicko"-Werbematerial, inkl. "Sicko" Clips / Ausschnitte...

[09.05.2007] CS! meldet...
The Weinstein Company has set a June 29 release date for Michael Moore's Cannes-bound documentary Sicko and brought in Lionsgate to partner on releasing the documaker's first film since Fahrenheit 9/11.
Variety says Lionsgate will release the film in the U.S. while The Weinstein Company handles all marketing and publicity duties and puts up all P&A costs.
TWC is also handling international rights and is offering the doc -- a critical look at the U.S. health care system -- in Cannes after its world premiere.
The deal reteams Bob and Harvey Weinstein with Lionsgate three years after the movie-mogul brothers picked the indie studio to help roll out Fahrenheit 9/11.
"Lionsgate was very helpful the last time, and this time we're happy to have them involved again," Harvey Weinstein said. He added that he sees Sicko as a less controversial film than "Fahrenheit."
"I've seen this movie with Republicans and Democrats, and this is one time Michael has sort of unified everyone," he said. "The health care industry might not have a very good July Fourth."
"Fahrenheit" brought in $222.4 million in worldwide box office and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.


[15.09.2006] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt ProSieben Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" !!!

[11.07.2006] Michael Moore schrieb kürzlich...
[...] Back in February, I asked if people would send me letters describing their experiences with our health care system. I received over 19,000 of them. It was truly overwhelming as we literally took a month and read them all. To read about the misery people are put through on a daily basis by our profit-based system was both moving and revolting. That's all I will say right now.
We've spent the better part of this year shooting our next movie, "Sicko." As we've done with our other films, we don't discuss them while we are making them. If people ask, we tell them "Sicko" is "a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth."
But like my other movies, what we start with (General Motors, guns, 9/11) is not always what we end with. Along the way, we discover new roads to go down, roads that often surprise us and lead us to new ideas -- and challenge us to reconsider the ones we began with. That, I can say with certainty, is happening now as we shoot "Sicko." I don't think the country needs a movie that tells you that HMOs and the pharmaceutical companies suck. Everybody knows that. I'd like to show you some things you don't know. So stay tuned for where this movie has led me. I think you might enjoy it.
At this point, we've shot about 75% of "Sicko" and will soon begin putting it together. It will be released in theaters sometime in 2007. [...]


[04.01.2006] DH meldet...
This time last year the industry was abuzz that "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine" filmmaker Michael Moore had the country's top pharmaceutical companies nervous in anticipation of "Sicko," his look at the American healthcare industry.
But since then, Variety reports that the usually outspoken Moore has been mum on "Sicko's" health. Calls are unreturned and his website hasn't made an update on the film in over a year.
Reports have said that Moore is using hidden cameras in doctors' offices to expose corruption within the drug biz. And a person close to the project says the helmer was most recently in Miami shooting at a weight-loss clinic.
WeinsteinCo. is expected to roll out "Sicko" in September, and they anticipate about $40 million in domestic box-office.


[11.11.2004] CS! meldet...
Michael Moore tells Variety he met with Harvey Weinstein and they plan to start working now on Fahrenheit 9/11½. "We want to get cameras rolling now and have it ready in two-three years," Moore told columnist Army Archerd.
"We want to document and commercialize it," added Moore, "Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them. They weren't told the truth. We're communicators and it's up to us to start doing it now. The official mourning period is over today and there is a silver lining -- George W. Bush is prohibited by law from running again."
The issues (for the next film) have not changed because of the election. "They are Iraq and terrorism." Moore will also continue preparing his other film, Sicko, on the national health care industry.
Moore says he and Weinstein are going ahead on the Oscar campaign for Fahrenheit 9/11 in the Best Picture category and other categories.


[02.11.2004] Heute um 23.20 Uhr wiederholt Sat.1 Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" !!!

[01.11.2004] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt ProSieben Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" !!!

[29.07.2004] Heute startet "Fahrenheit 9/11" in den deutschen Kinos... Bei der NZ gibt es eine Kritik...

[28.07.2004] CS! meldet...
With Fahrenheit 9/11 becoming the first documentary to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, director Michael Moore expects a smooth path on raising money to make Sicko, his critique of health-maintenance organizations.
The Associated Press says Moore would not provide details but said financing of his next movie was in the works, thanks to Fahrenheit 9/11, which cost just $6 million to make.
"Clearly, if you make a movie that has this ratio of how much it costs to its gross, you're going to find an easy time making your next film," Moore said.
The idea for Sicko stems from a segment Moore did on his The Awful Truth TV show, in which he staged a mock funeral at an HMO for a patient denied an organ transplant he needed to survive. The HMO relented and paid for the transplant.


[24.06.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine "F911"-Kritik von Harry Knowles... Und Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Das von der Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vergebene R-Rating für "Fahrenheit 9/11" bleibt. [...]

[23.06.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine "Fahrenheit 9/11"-Kritik von Mr. Beaks...

[20.06.2004] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es einen exklusiven Ausschnitt aus "Fahrenheit 9/11" !!!

[11.06.2004] Bei CS! gibt es zwei neue "Fahrenheit 9/11"-Poster... Und die Falcom Media Group AG bewerkstelligt am 29. Juli 2004 den grössten Kinostart einer Dokumentation in Deutschland - mit ca. 200 Kopien !!!

[08.06.2004] Bei MovieWeb kann man einen Blick auf das "Fahrenheit 9/11"-Poster werfen... Und bei AICN gibt es Infos zu einer kritischen Doku über (!) Michael Moore...

[07.06.2004] Zwischenzeitlich hat Apple.com den "Fahrenheit 9/11" Trailer veröffentlicht...

[19.05.2004] Bei AICN gibt es Kritiken zu "911"...

[07.05.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine erste Kurzkritik zu "911"...

[06.05.2004] Bei MichaelMoore.com gibt es Screenshots aus der neuen Doku, sowie eine Stellungnahme von Moore... Derweil meldet Blickpunkt:Film...
Die Kontroverse um den US-Verleih von Michael Moores "Fahrenheit 911" geht in die nächste Runde. Ein Tag, nachdem Gerüchte in Umlauf kamen, Disney und CEO Michael Eisner hätten Miramax den Verleih des Films nur verboten, um die Steuervergünstigungen für Disney-Unternehmen in Florida nicht zu verlieren, hat sich nun der US-Senat zu Wort gemeldet. [...]

[24.04.2004] MichaelMoore.com meldet...
[...] "Fahrenheit 911," has been selected by the Cannes Film Festival to premiere there in competition next month!
This is only the second time in the last 48 years that a documentary has been chosen to be in the main competition (the first being "Bowling for Columbine" in 2002). [...]
"Fahrenheit 911" will be in theaters across the U.S. (and the rest of the world) this summer. [...]


[05.02.2004] Wie die NZ meldete, hat sich Oscar-Gewinner Michael Moore für 2004 zwei Dinge vorgenommen: Seinen neuen Film "Fahrenheit 9-11" fertig zu stellen und die Wiederwahl von George W. Bush zu verhindern....

[13.11.2003] DH meldet...
Earlier this year Michael Moore announced his intention to do a documentary about George W. Bush and his family's link to the bin Laden family. Now in a recent talk with the United Press International, he spoke out more about what his aims with the project are:
"The senior Bush kept his ties with the bin Laden family up until two months after Sept. 11...It (the new project) certainly does deal with the Bush and bin Laden ties, it asks a number of questions that I don't have the answers to yet, but which I intend to find out".
A portion of the doco will deal with the business relationship between former president George Bush and the late Saudi construction magnate Mohammed bin Laden (Osama's father). However overall the main thrust of the film will be examining what has happened to the United States since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.
The film's french distributors Wild Bunch (outputing through Miramax in the US) are trying to target a world premiere at Cannes but in regards to it's official release, its date will probably be November, 2004... election day!


[28.10.2003] AICN meldet...
I went and saw Michael Moore speak in downtown Santa Barbara tonight. He spoke on subjects ranging from the war in Iraq to the coming presidential election in 2004. Filled with intelligent politcal opinions, Moore is also a celebrity of the people (He's visiting 39 cities in 23 days). He loves to listen to other people's thoughts and think critically about the important issues politicians need to address (foreign policy, environment, taxes). While he was hesitant to talk of his upcoming film "Farenheit 9/11", he did mention his project following that film. Entitled "Sicko", Moore will comment on Mental Health within the framework of Health Care insurance. Sounds likes another film worth looking out for. [...]

[07.09.2003] Heute um 23.45 Uhr läuft "The Big One - Der große Macher" bei NDR... Einschalten !!! Arte zeigt den sehenswerten Dokumentarfilm am 8. September 2003 um 22.20 Uhr, sowie am 12. September 2003 um 17.25 Uhr !!!

[20.05.2003] AICN hat mehr Details über den Inhalt von "Fahrenheit 9-11" aus erster Hand... ;-)
[...] Its about the Bush family, their extensive connection with the Bin Laden family and the environment within the USA post Sept 11. He has footage of the Bush family dining with the Bin Laden family. It elaborates on the business relationship between the families that has existed for many years. It explores how a Saudi charter plane travelled the US immediately after Sept 11 and how the FBI were pissed that they couldn't interrogate its Bin Laden passengers as they were ferried to Paris. It looks at the way in which the government used the events of Sept 11 to push their own agendas.
Moore explained that since COLUMBINE and its appearance at the Oscars he receives 6,000 pieces of fan mail a day and gets given pieces of footage that he can't talk about now but will make this perhaps the most incendiary documentary of all time. In his words 'If I don't make this, I may as well stick my head in the sand like everybody else."
During question time one audience member questioned his ability to finish the film, to which his answer was "Any attempt to stop it will just create more interest." He also said he would explore the reasons as to why Blair put his arse on the line to support Bush and make a film that is funnier and more shocking than COLUMBINE.
Thus began the distributor buying frenzy. FARENHEIT 9-11: THE TEMPERATURE AT WHICH TRUTH BURNS will be ready for Cannes next year and release Sept in North America (prior to the elections I'm told). Prior to the briefing all were screened and told not to release to media. [...]


[14.05.2003] Wie Blickpunkt:Film meldet, wird Mel Gibsons Icon Productions Moores nun doch nicht produzieren....

[16.04.2003] Wie Blickpunkt:Film meldet, ist das Weiße Haus "offenbar alles andere als begeistert von der Nachricht, dass Mel Gibsons Icon Productions den neuen Film von Amerikas Enfant terrible, Michael Moore, produzieren will"...

[28.03.2003] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über "Fahrenheit 911"...


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