Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth documentary now playing

An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary starring former vice president Al Gore, opened in New York and LA on last week, and opens a wider today. It’s now playing in cities such as Austin, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas, and will continue to add theatres as the summer progresses.

The film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, and produced and distributed by Paramount Classics and Participant Productions, follows “Gore’s persuasive argument” via his “traveling global warming show.” As dreadfully boring as that may sound, reviewers are praising the film, which has a dramatic, action movie-style trailer. Most of the reviews compiled so far at MetaCritic are largely positive.

A.O. Scott called “intellectually exhilarating” and USA TODAY says is “haunting and inspiring.” Surprisingly, FOX News’ print cousin The New York Post, calls Gore “a dangerous evangelist” and says his “shamelessness is astounding.” Variety has less abrasive doubts, saying the film “may prove an awkward fit for theatrical distribution.”

Some proceeds from the film will go toward helping solve the problem it addresses. “Paramount’s Classics has committed 5% of their domestic theatrical gross … with a minimum guarantee of $500,000 to be donated to a new bipartisan climate effort, Alliance for Climate Protection,” according to a press release.

An Inconvenient Truth
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Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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