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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled their list of 15 films that will vie for the Best Documentary Academy Award Nomination. And while the list includes well-known titles such as Food, Inc. and The Cove, it is more surprising to look at some of the high profile docs that have not been included on the list, such as: Michael Moore‘s Capitalism: A Love Story and James Toback‘s Mike Tyson biodoc Tyson. The Academy obviously doesn’t like Rock music, as both Anvil! The Story of Anvil and Davis Guggenheim’s It Might Get Loud were also slighted from the short list

The full listing of the 15 documentaries up for consideration can be found after the jump. And because you haven’t seen most of the selections, I’ve also included the trailers for all of the films for your viewing pleasure.
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Bill Murray recently offered the following skepticism at a press junket, “I saw a guy talking about the end of the world a couple of years ago, and I haven’t seen that either.” Many notable critics feel that the new documentary entitled Collapse, from the well-regarded director behind American Movie and The Yes Men, more or less informs the world, Murray included, that the end in the form of total economic collapse is once again near. “No, this time it is. Really.” Based on surface impressions, Collapse‘s message sounds not unlike Michael Moore’s recent Capitalism: A Love Story, which is a turn off, considering that it’s rather obvious things are currently effed in America (the job market, health care, pundit-hungry media, two aimless “wars,” startling deficit, for starters). One need not prescribe to “doomist” theorizing in order to wave a frightened fist online, though multi-thousands do on a daily basis. But what separates Collapse from Capitalism is the man professing the nation’s and world’s anxiety-addled, certain doom: Michael Ruppert.

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The Toronto Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, and I’m currently in Austin Texas awaiting Fantastic Fest. That said, we still have a bunch of TIFF coverage left to post. I thought I’d begin with this video blog recorded a few days ago with Alex from FirstShowing and myself, reviewing the superhero dramedy Defendor (starring Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings) and the anticipated new Michael Moore documentary Capitalism: A Love Story. Watch the video blog after the jump.

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Michael Moore‘s latest film Capitalism: A Love Story screened at the Venice Film Festival yesterday, and the reviews and reports have begun to come in. So far the response has been very positive, a bunch of four out of five star reviews. Here is a look at the buzz from Italy:

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Overture Films has premiered the movie poster for Michael Moore‘s next film, Capitalism: A Love Story, on Fandango. Also, Overture has annoucned that the film will have a special limited engagement in New York and Los Angeles. Details after the jump.

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Overture Films has finally released the first real movie trailer for documentary filmmaker Michael Moore‘s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story. It shows you actual footage from the movie, unlike the previously released “Save The CEOs” teaser trailer Moore released in June. Check out the new trailer, embedded after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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This year might be the last time you see a Michael Moore documentary on the big screen. This according to the filmmaker, who tells The Detroit News that while making his upcoming doc, titled Capitalism: A Love Story, “I’ve been thinking that maybe this will be my last documentary… Or maybe for a while.” Moore says that he would like to transition into the world of narrative fictional feature films. He’s even been working on a couple screenplays.

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Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has finally announced the title of his new film, Capitalism: A Love Story. I have to admit, I like it a lot more than the previously proposed “Save The CEOs”, which came from the clever and nontraditional teaser trailer Moore released in June. Others had speculated that the doc would be titled “Bailout,” which I also liked. But Capitalism: A Love Story hits the perfect note. In the announcement, Moore calls the film “the perfect date movie.” Moore recently joked that people could call the film “A Michael Moore Comedy About the End of the World as We Know It.”

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