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    Box Office: 'One Direction' Number One; Audience Got Away From 'Get Away' & Latched To 'Instructions Not Included'

    If last weekend was a whimper, this one is a sigh and a groan, and then a brief shimmering light of hope. Considering the normal lackluster of Labor Day box office, we didn't have high expectations. When we read that the top contender was a One Direction documentary (helmed by Morgan Spurlock) we gr...

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    Sony Concert Doc 'One Direction' Boosts Labor Day Weekend Box Office, 'Closed Circuit' Flops

    Forget the September doldrums. Sony's Brit boy band 3-D concert film "One Direction" was a solid number one. And major support came from four strong holdovers: "The Butler," "We're the Millers," "Planes" and "Elysium." All told, the three days will come in with about $84 million for the top 10, up $...

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    This Weekend: Eclectic Bag with Docs 'Our Nixon' and Spurlock's 'One Direction: This Is Us,' Drafthouse's 'I Declare War'

    As the fall festival circuit gets underway, an eclectic mix of films hit theaters this weekend. The critical winner is Penny Lane's documentary "Our Nixon," which pieces together Super 8 footage taken by Richard Nixon's White House aides during his presidency.

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    Watch: Trailer for One Direction Film that Sent Fans Into a Tizzy

    Last night's UK screening of the Channel 4 documentary "Crazy about One Direction," caused quite a stir in the British boy band's home country. The film focuses on the "weirder" elements of 1D fandom, including the fans that follow the group so closely they might be called stalkers, those that hope...

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    Watch: Morgan Spurlock's Latest Documentary Focuses on Unknown Boy Band 'One Direction' in New Trailer

    Morgan Spurlock has covered many important stories through his impacting documentaries in the last nine years. From national obesity issues to the search for Osama Bin Laden, the Academy Award-nominated director has never shied away from tackling whatever issue he sees being of national importance. ...

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    LAFF: 'Short Term 12,' 'Crash Reel,' Indiewire Influencers Rock the Regal

    I'm getting used to schlepping downtown on Olympic to LAFF and laying down my 8 bucks for parking at LA Live. The theaters at Regal Cinemas were packed for two fest hits, Destin Cretton's SXSW prize-winner "Short Term 12" and Lucy Walker's Sundance entry "Crash Reel," which brought a standing ovatio...

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    Michael Moore, Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock Convene for Groundbreaking of New Documentary-Only Theater in NYC

    Acclaimed documentary filmmakers Michael Moore, Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock joined together on Tuesday morning with top New York City officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Downtown Community Television Center's brand new documentary-only theater. The 73 seat, digital cinema will be t...

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    Watch: Morgan Spurlock Gets Intimate With One Direction in '1D3D' Trailer

    Why Academy Award-nominee Morgan Spurlock directed the One Direction 3D movie, "1D3D," we don't know. Maybe it's because the "Super Size Me" helmer is one of the few doc filmmakers the UK boy band's fan base is aware of (ask any thirteen year old girl to name another doc director and you probably wo...

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    Morgan Spurlock Finds A Project More Punishing Than A Month Of McDonalds: Directing The 'One Direction' Movie

    If you needed any further evidence that Morgan Spurlock has slid from somebody who perhaps had an interesting viewpoint on modern contemporary life to a man who is churning out doc shlock, here it is: he'll be directing the One Direction 3D concert movie.

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    Sundance Institute Teams with Todd Oldham for Exclusive Line of Products; John Waters, Susan Sarandon and Parker Posey to Contribute Designs

    Sundance Institute announced today that they will be teaming up with artist and designer Todd Oldham to produce a custom line of limited-edition recycled bags and wallets, as well as accessories and apparel, exclusively for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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