...because they are only playing it on one screen!
michaelskis said:I hear that it has a great fictional story line
I don't know if you're saying Michael Moore is a Democrat, but if you're not saying it, a lot of people are. It's not true. He rarely refers to any political party in his film, except to identify members of Congress. He doesn't openly support Kerry. I think it's the with-us-or-against-us mentality that gets him lumped with Democrats, poor guy. Also, this film does not talk about how bad Republicans are in general. Just the current administration, and a little of Bush Sr.'s.Seabishop said:I wonder if all presidential elections from now on will have 2 feature films about how bad the opposing party is.
Gedunker said:I am bothered by a so-called documentary that omits key facts (not opinions, but facts) in order to make its point.
jordanb said:The most powerful sequence (SPOILER WARNING) was when he was showing all of the dead and mamed iraqis, especially the girl with her arm torn apart and the toddler who was moaning as they operated on the hole in his head, then the mamed American soldiers, like the one missing both his hands, then a cut to never-served-a-day-in-his-life Bush sitting there in a suit and white shirt talking about how he "knows it's tough" but we're "not going to give up" because that's "not what America is about" or something like that. ****ing hypocrite.
Los Angeles Times"Moore has made an overwhelming film. It is propaganda, no doubt about it, but propaganda is most effective when it has elements of truth, and too much here is taken from the record not to have a devastating effect on viewers..."
New York Times "['Fahrenheit 9/11,'] is many things: a partisan rallying cry, an angry polemic, a muckraking inquisition into the use and abuse of power. But one thing it is not is a fair and nuanced picture of the president and his policies. What did you expect? Mr. Moore is often impolite, rarely subtle and occasionally unwise. He can be obnoxious, tendentious and maddeningly self-contradictory. He can drive even his most ardent admirers crazy. He is a credit to the republic." - A.O. Scott
SlaveToTheGrind said:Sounds like you are a Democrat. Where did Bill Clinton serve in the military? Dubya was a least enlisted in the Guard. Did more than Bill ever did.
I can guarantee Bill made the same type of comments on any military operation he ordered. Is the President not supposed to voice support? Remember the success in Somalia? Go watch Black Down.
jresta said:The fact that NOT ONE democratic senator signed any of the petitions brought forth by any member of the congressional black caucus (to order an investigation of the election results) is shameful and has to make you wonder if they care more about each other than they do for their constituents.
Gedunker said:Wanigas? -- here's a link to a story in the Chicago Sun Times:
"Fahrenheit 9/11" is a compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to present Bush as a strong leader. He comes across as a shallow, inarticulate man, simplistic in speech and inauthentic in manner. If the film is not quite as electrifying as Moore's "Bowling for Columbine," that may be because Moore has toned down his usual exuberance and was sobered by attacks on the factual accuracy of elements of "Columbine"; playing with larger stakes, he is more cautious here, and we get an op-ed piece, not a stand-up routine. But he remains one of the most valuable figures on the political landscape, a populist rabble-rouser, humorous and effective; the outrage and incredulity in his film are an exhilarating response to Bush's determined repetition of the same stubborn sound bites.
Achernar said:It's playing on two screens in Harvard Square and two screens in Boston, plus one in Brookline and one in Fenway. It's still kind of hard to get tickets. I got my opening day ticket two days in advance, though. :-D
I guess that probably doesn't make you feel any better. Sorry.
SGB said:I'm actually hoping that you'll go see it, EG. I've enjoyed your past critiques of the liberal media. Really.
el Guapo said:I've seen most of his prior work, and I even enjoyed "Roger and Me." But the chances of me spending more than a 49 cent rental fee are long indeed. So look for my review in 2008. That is unless one of you generous liberals thinks that it is your duty to drive to St. Joe, MO and take me to the movie. I will pay for my own snacks, as well as share my popcorn. Afterwards I'll let you rip off 100 rounds of 7.62x39 (no, not in the theater)
SGB said:I'm waiting for some objective (is there such a thing anymore?) and factual rebuttal of some of the facts Moore lays out in the film about the conflicts of interest the Bush family have with the Saudis and the Bin Laden family. I may have a long wait...