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« on: May 13, 2004, 04:07:52 PM »

This is actually coming to Richmond, to the one semi-arty movie house in town.  Think I'm gonna try and catch it.  

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004, 04:14:34 PM »

I heard about him doing this awhile ago
It seems pretty interesting
I don't know why people would stop eating McDonald's because of it though.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004, 04:26:06 PM »

I want to see this too, but I haven't heard if it's coming to the Neon. Read an article on it somewhere and it looks really good.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004, 04:59:18 PM »

I have mixed feelings about this movie.  I want to see it, in the same way I want to see a train wreck.  But, his methods and plan represent irresponsible docu-journalism.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004, 05:31:26 PM »

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His methods and plan represent irresponsible docu-journalism.


Yeah, it reminds me of a Michael Moore style doc in the sense that the filmmaker is always appears to be right in the way it's presented.  That being said, like any Michael Moore movie, I want to see it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 05:38:41 PM »

I seemed kind of interested in it, until I read the posts from the people on IMDB talking about the movie.  If the film maker is some guy who thinks like his followers seem to, I have no interest in it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2004, 09:18:43 PM »

I'll give it a go.  I'll watch it like I would any other documentary...with a grain of salt.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2004, 09:21:07 PM »

Yeah, it's definitely Michael Moore-esque.  But at least the guy really did it and it seems to focus on his thoughts rather than Moore's cut-together somewhat staged approach.  Or I could be wrong.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2004, 11:26:19 AM »

Does he go to McDonald's HQ and ask them to remove the beef from his colon?
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2004, 04:50:23 PM »

It's less than MIchael Moore quality.

While the concept is interesting, the actual follow-through is deceptive, manipulative, and tacky as a stereotypical teen drama.  

You'll have more fun at the teen drama, trust me.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2004, 04:54:10 PM »

There is another writer who took the McD's challenge but ate "responsibly" off the menu.  He actually lost weight, but his cholesterol went nuts.  It's a good contrast if I can find the link.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2004, 05:00:57 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2004, 09:09:56 AM »

According to http://supersizeme.com/home.aspx?page=theaters, it's opening at the Neon on 5/28
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2004, 09:48:15 AM »

J, you wanna go?
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2004, 06:19:15 PM »

this is playing a few towns away, I'm hoping to catch it soon.
I read an interview with Morgan Spurlock, and its really interesting how people take his film totally out of context and bash the hell out of it. of course this isn't a accurate representation of how this society eats, but it gives you an idea of how unhealthy this crap really is.
plus, I just finished reading the McDonaldization of Society, which has a lot of ties to this film, and has gotten me very interested in how well companies pull the wool over the publics eyes.
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