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Watch an exclusive clip from ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken’ from Morgan Spurlock

To coincide with its release on digital later this month we’re pleased to share an exclusive clip from Morgan Spurlock’s upcoming documentary Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken.

Samuel Goldwyn Films

In the 15 years since Super Size Me, the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that’s “healthy,” “organic,” and “natural.” Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores this new reality with an approach even more immersive and subversive than that used for his first film: he sets out to open his own chicken franchise. We follow him every step of the way, from raising poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Spurlock brings his disarming humor to uncover the truths and lies behind this multibillion-dollar industry.

The film is released on demand from Monday 9th December. We’ve seen it and it is a totally worthy sequel to the ground-breaking first movie in the series.
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Sushi Size Me Trailer: Watch Full Short at the Culver City Film Festival This Weekend

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Sushi Size Me Trailer: Watch Full Short at the Culver City Film Festival This Weekend
Most of us remember what happened to Morgan Spurlock when he decided to go on an all-McDonald's diet back in the 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Things turned out pretty horribly for his health and body, though it did ignite Spurlock's filmmaking career. So what if someone did the same thing with an all-sushi diet? Would they be able to lose weight as opposed to gain it? That's what one Los Angeles teacher sets out to do in the new documentary short Sushi Size Me.

Meet Leo Sanders. Like many men quickly approaching middle age, he's put on a few pounds and would love to slim down. But his busy work schedule has kept him from devoting the needed time and energy to getting back in shape. So he has concocted a get skinny quick scheme that sees him munching on seaweed and rice for 30 days straight. Will that do the trick?
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Review

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Twelve years after Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock’s first self-experimental delve into the fast food industry, the junk grub shunting documentarian returns with a not too hotly anticipated follow-up, but one that’s as surprisingly fun and enlightening as its predecessor. Instead of blitzing his body with McDonald’s for a month, Spurlock sets out to open his first fast food/ “fried” chicken restaurant; a shrewd marketing move considering the sequel and outlet will promote each other, but as a central concept, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! lacks the lightbulb moment/ car-crash sales point compared to the original’s “what would happen if someone were to eat nothing but McDonald’s for a month?”. Yet Spurlock’s frontman charisma, film craft savvy and doc content make SSM2 as entertaining, edifying and educative as the original.

Spurlock relays his objective, aspirations and inspiration during the set-up then conducts market research by conversing with the public,
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How Roadside Attractions Fights to Give Indies a Theatrical Path to Success

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In January, work and life partners Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff went to war.

Their 15-year-old film distribution and production company, Roadside Attractions, engaged in heated rounds of bidding for four titles playing at the Sundance Film Festival — the Cinderella story “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” the Mindy Kaling comedy “Late Night,” the political documentary “Knock Down the House” and the Ted Bundy biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

They lost. They were outbid by what Cohen and d’Arbeloff estimate was as much as six times what they offered sales agents for the chance to roll out the movies to American audiences. Amazon Studios snapped up “Brittany” and “Late Night” for a combined $27 million. Netflix acquired “Extremely Wicked” and “Knock Down the House” for nearly $20 million.

“All four of those movies went to streamers, and arguably all four might have been better served by us,” says Cohen, reflecting
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Morgan Spurlock Explores “Big Chicken” Business With ‘Super Size Me 2’

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explored the unhealthy aspects of solely eating McDonald’s for one month in Super Size Me, and with Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken he continues his exploration of the fast food industry.

This time out Spurlock takes on the seemingly impenetrable business of “Big Chicken.” In the documentary we witness Spurlock attempt to [...]

The post Morgan Spurlock Explores “Big Chicken” Business With ‘Super Size Me 2’ appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Morgan Spurlock On The Super-Size #MeToo Life Lessons Learned After His Voluntary Trip Down The Rabbit Hole

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Morgan Spurlock On The Super-Size #MeToo Life Lessons Learned After His Voluntary Trip Down The Rabbit Hole
When Super Size Me drew an Oscar nom and blew a lid off of how fast food franchises were fattening America, Morgan Spurlock became that rare celebrity documentary filmmaker, as identifiable in his first-person films as Michael Moore is in his. Spurlock got there by eating so much fast food that his skin greyed, his waistline bloated and his organs seemed on the verge of failing. For Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, Spurlock takes on the guise of a chicken grower to illustrate lies that make consumers believe they are eating healthy when they aren’t, and exposes how the major poultry food manufacturers exploit the chicken farmers who take their eggs containing birds especially bred to grow so large, so quickly that it becomes a race to get them on supermarket shelves before their hearts explode and bones break because the birds simply cannot support their own weight.
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After Harassment Admissions, Morgan Spurlock Attempts a Comeback With New Film, Restaurant Plans

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After Harassment Admissions, Morgan Spurlock Attempts a Comeback With New Film, Restaurant Plans
Nearly two years after documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock published a #MeToo mea culpa on Twitter that derailed his career and shuttered his 65-employee production company, he’s back this month with the release of his previously shelved sequel to “Super Size Me” and the launch of a pop-up chicken restaurant in New York City.

In an interview with Business Insider published on Thursday, Spurlock said he thought his Twitter confession in December 2017 showed the need for people implicated by #MeToo to “own up to their past and confidently move forward.”

In that much publicized confession, the filmmaker best known for “Super Size Me,” his seminal McDonald’s experiment, admitted to sexually harassing a female assistant of his and being unfaithful to every one of his romantic partners. He also described being accused of rape in college. “I am part of the problem,” he said.

Also Read: Morgan Spurlock Recalls Accuser
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Morgan Spurlock On Going Sober and His #MeToo Criticism: I’m ‘Making Amends to Everyone I Need To’

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Morgan Spurlock On Going Sober and His #MeToo Criticism: I’m ‘Making Amends to Everyone I Need To’
Morgan Spurlock is opening up about his #MeToo moment—and how he’s changed his life by going sober and trying to make amends to anyone he’d ever hurt.

The Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! director and star, 48, spoke to Jennifer Hutt on her SiriusXM radio show Just Jenny Monday where he said, “The past two years has been really revelatory,” after he admitted to sexual misconduct in a Twitter post on December 2017.

“It’s been a lot of me looking at the choices I’ve made over my life and it’s been a lot of bad and poor behavioral choices,
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken Sneak Peek Takes Morgan Spurlock Back to McDonald's

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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken returns to McDonald's in a new clip. Morgan Spurlock and crew decided to go investigate the chicken sandwiches to see if they have changed over the years with the outside d&#233cor. McDonald's is the infamous food of choice in the first documentary, which saw just how far one could go surviving on a diet of fast food. There were obvious health concerns and we all learned about just how powerful preservatives can be, which is pretty powerful. Now, Spurlock is back and taking on the fast food chicken market.

Has McDonald's changed up their chicken sandwiches since Morgan Spurlock was last there? According to Morgan Spurlock and crew, nothing has changed and he even admitted to getting "McPtsd" after taking a few bites. McDonald's and other fast food chains have gone out of their way to clean up their images in recent years.
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Five Things We Learned from the Super Size Me 2 Trailer

It’s hard to say that we really learned anything from the original Super Size Me, though a lot of of people might argue until they’re blue in the face about this. The deciding factor over how much a person learns is how much they really pay attention to what goes into their mouth. Morgan Spurlock makes some great points overall about the fast food industry, especially concerning the amount of literature that is and isn’t there in the actual establishments, but while his own healthy lifestyle is something that people can admit is a choice and a good one, what

Five Things We Learned from the Super Size Me 2 Trailer
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Super Size Me 2 Trailer Goes After Fast Food Chicken

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Super Size Me 2 Trailer Goes After Fast Food Chicken
The trailer for Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken has just been released and Morgan Spurlock is shaking things up again. While 2004's Super Size Me saw Spurlock eating nothing but fast food for 30 days, the sequel is providing a new twist, which has been called "a revelation." The first documentary gained a ton of attention and even earned an Academy Award nomination in the process. Since then, Spurlock has done other documentary projects, but this is bringing it all back to the fast food game.

The full title of the sequel is Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken and it obviously has to do with the most consumed animal on the planet. Instead of living off of fast food for 30 days and getting sick, Morgan Spurlock is attempting to start his own fast food chain, specializing in fried chicken. The trailer shows Spurlock as he goes to find a
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Official Trailer for Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!'

"Go forth and find your chickens!" Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted an official trailer for Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, the latest documentary by acclaimed documentarian Morgan Spurlock. This first premiered in 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival, but hasn't been released yet - arriving in theaters & on VOD in September this year. Spurlock's big directorial debut was the very successful doc Super Size Me, which originally premiered in 2004. He returns with a sequel, reigniting his battle with the food industry – this time from behind the register – as he opens his own fast food restaurant. We follow him every step of the way, from raising the poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Giving us another unique, fascinating Spurlock inside look at an industry that isn't as special as it pretends to be. I've always enjoyed seeing Spurlock dive into his own ideas, experimenting with
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‘Super Size Me 2’ Trailer: Morgan Spurlock Aims To Create A 100% Honest Food Experience

‘Super Size Me 2’ Trailer: Morgan Spurlock Aims To Create A 100% Honest Food Experience
If you think that fast food restaurants have any sort of “healthy” options, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is here to tell you the hard truth — that’s a bunch of bullshit. 13 years after making waves with his documentary “Super Size Me,” the director returns to take on the fast food corporations one more time in the upcoming sequel ‘Holy Chicken!’

As seen in the new trailer for ‘Super Size Me 2,’ Spurlock isn’t going back to his old ways and going on an all-fast food diet.

Continue reading ‘Super Size Me 2’ Trailer: Morgan Spurlock Aims To Create A 100% Honest Food Experience at The Playlist.
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Watch: Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock Uncovers Horrors of Chicken Industry in Trailer to Sequel

Watch: Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock Uncovers Horrors of Chicken Industry in Trailer to Sequel
He’s baaack.

13 years after his documentary Super Size Me brought about a horrified conversation surrounding the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock is ready to take it all on again in Super Size Me 2. This time, Spurlock is going behind-the-scenes of the chicken industry to try and mount his own fast food restaurant, uncovering the unsavory details that go into a successful one.

In the People exclusive trailer, Spurlock, 48, goes after restaurants that tout food as “healthy” and “organic” while still using some of the same practices as ever. From getting his own chicken ranch to finding the right space,
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Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac drama 'Big Gold Brick' on maiden Mpx sales slate (exclusive)

Roster includes screen addiction documentary Screened Out, thriller Woodland.

James Andrew Felts has unveiled his inaugural sales slate since leaving Concourse Media to set up Los Angeles-based Motion Picture Exchange (Mpx), and arrives in Cannes with a features roster led by Big Gold Brick starring Andy Garcia and Oscar Isaac.

Emory Cohen, Megan Fox and Lucy Hale round out the key cast on the in-production drama about an aspiring writer hired to pen the the biography of an enigmatic father of two. Brian Petsos makes his feature directorial debut.

Petsos and Greg Lauritano are producing under Petsos’ A Saboteur label,
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Ifp names Jeffrey Sharp new executive director

Ifp names Jeffrey Sharp new executive director
Producer won Independent Spirit Award in 2001 for best first feature for You Can Count On Me.

The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) has appointed producer and independent stalwart Jeffrey Sharp as the new executive director following the departure last year of Joana Vicente.

The award-winning international film and TV producer and publishing entrepreneur brings decades of experience to Ifp, including his work as a producer on Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count On Me, Evening, and The Yellow Birds.

Sharp has also digitally published authors such as William Styron, Pat Conroy and Pearl Buck as co-founder and president of Open Road Integrated Media.
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Oscar Opening Rocks Hollywood With Adam Lambert-Fronted Queen

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Oscar Opening Rocks Hollywood With Adam Lambert-Fronted Queen
The drums of “We Will Rock You” had Hollywood’s well-dressed elite on its feet from the opening beat, and “We Are The Champions” kept them smiling and head-bopping. Finally, a giant image of the late Freddie Mercury hovering over the stage got the crowd back to standing.

The Oscars steered clear of topicality, snark and in-jokes for this year’s opening, opting instead to rock out with a 42-year-old song made famous by a man who died 28 years ago. With Adam Lambert fronting what remains of the original Queen – guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor – the band performed “We Will Rock You.”

Without a host to star in a Billy Crystal-style clip montage, charm attendees like Ellen DeGeneres or insult them like Seth McFarlane, producers opted instead to present everybody’s new favorite old band. Queen, of course, is the subject of director Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody,
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Buffalo Boys Trailer: Mount Up for a Brutal Indonesian Western Thriller

In 19th century Java, two exiled brothers who grew up on the plains of the American Wild West, return to their rightful home to unravel the mystery of their past and avenge the brutal death of their parents. Today, we have the trailer and poster for Buffalo Boys, which hits the high plains of home entertainment today.

Buffalo Boys stars Yoshua Sudarso (TV's Power Rangers: Dino Chargo and Pretty Boys), Ario Bayu (Java Heat), Pevita Pearce (The Sinking of Van Der Wijck), Tio Pakusadewo (Letters from Prague), Conan Stevens (The Hobbit), and Reinout Bussemaker (Flight HS13). The film will be released in theaters and on Digital this January 11, 2019.

In 19th Century Java, a brutal massacre and the murder of Sultan Hamza by Captain Van Trach and his Dutch soldiers force Arana, Jamar and Suwo - the sultan's brother and infant sons - to flee the country. Together, they travel
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Morgan Spurlock Settles Suit Over Unproduced TNT Docuseries, Will Pay Turner Nets $1.18M

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Morgan Spurlock Settles Suit Over Unproduced TNT Docuseries, Will Pay Turner Nets $1.18M
Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentarian Morgan Spurlock has agreed to pay more than $1.17 million to Turner Entertainment Networks to settle a lawsuit over a female-focused docuseries he ended up not making. The project was shelved after he posted a confessional essay as the #MeToo movement was gaining strength.

The settlement (read it here) ends Turner’s lawsuit over the planned TNT docuseries Who Rules the World, whose logline says was to be about the most divisive and complicated issues facing women today, from the policing of their bodies and judgments of their family planning choices to the micro-aggressions they face in the media, the workplace and everyday life.

Production on the project was suspended a year ago after its producers severed ties with Spurlock. That move came days after the Super Size Me filmmaker posted a lengthy manifesto in which he admitted to being “part of the problem” as sexual harassment
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Morgan Spurlock’s Company to Pay $1 Million-Plus in Lawsuit Over Halted Project

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Morgan Spurlock’s Company to Pay $1 Million-Plus in Lawsuit Over Halted Project
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s company Warrior Poets will pay more than a million dollars in a lawsuit filed against him by Turner Entertainment Networks, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.

According to a filing in federal court in California on Tuesday, Spurlock and his company Warrior Poets will pony up nearly $1.2 million in the legal action.

“The parties, Warrior Poets (‘Defendant’) and Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. (‘Plaintiff’), have agreed to entry of this Final Judgment finally disposing of this action,” Tuesday’s filing notes.

“Judgment is entered for Plaintiff and against Defendant on all claims in the amount of $1,173,707,” the paperwork reads.

Also Read: Morgan Spurlock Sued Over Halted Project About Women's Issues

“The Parties waive any right to appeal,” the filing adds.

Spurlock was sued by Turner in March, after Spurlock’s late-2017 admission that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. Turner alleged that a project about women
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