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"the Golden Compass" - a movie that I frankly know nothing about, has garnered the very BEST publicity just in the nick of time!
"The Vatican newspaper called the movie "the most anti-Christmas film possible" and said that it was "consoling" that its first weekend ticket sales were a disappointing $26 million."
Well folks, I am sure that will change. I know I am now curious about a movie that garnered so much wrath from the Vatican.
You just don't get better publicity than this!


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Christmas afternoon they have a special "Heretics" showing of "The Golden Compass" and other banned shorts at a Heather near you ! So get out your Holiday snacks and your "X-Mas" lunch box and enjoy !!  

The Golden Compass

11.12.07 | 1 week, 1 day ago

Reality is threaded throughout the most fantastic of the fantasy films,

Fantasy films? There’s truth in there too

-Los Angeles Times, Sam Adams

Given a choice between Iraq and fairyland, it’s clear where moviegoers would prefer to spend time.

Despite the glut of politically themed movies on offer this season, audiences have embraced frothier fare: “The Golden Compass,” set in a parallel universe inhabited by comely witches and talking animals; fluffy musical romance “Enchanted,” which brings classic Disneyana to modern-day New York; and the dark animated adventure “Beowulf,” rife with decaying monsters and burnished gold dragons.

“Compass,” in fact, was No. 1 at the box office over the weekend. It pushed “Enchanted” to second place by earning an estimated $26.1 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, New Line Cinema reported Sunday.

And all this comes on the heels of the huge success of the “Lord of the Rings” films, the “Harry Potter” franchise and 2005’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

A successful fantastic film artfully mixes the familiar and the fanciful. For all their extraordinary elements, the worlds of Harry Potter and Middle-Earth feel tactile and inhabitable, often more so than the airbrushed universe of the X-Men or Superman. Wedding childlike wonder to grown-up themes (with some teen-delighting combat along the way), the result, studios hope, is a demographic smart bomb whose revenue-generating powers never go out of style.

 

 

Ok couldn't find out why it was banned or even if it was banned. Sometimes publicists like to say a movie or a book is banned when they can't find a distributer.

 

Barry after you see it Christmas day post a little revue for us !!!


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Ok couldn't find out why it was banned or even if it was banned. Sometimes publicists like to say a movie or a book is banned when they can't find a distributer.

Barry after you see it Christmas day post a little revue for us !!!



Tom,
The "Banned in Boston" was an allusion to years ago when Boston banning films would lead to success and notoriety elsewhere. From what I have read about it in reviews it doesn't seem interesting enough to break my general aversion to regular theaters. The picture on my Home Theater blows away all but a really good iMax. My home theater has no unwanted conversation and great wine and munchies, not to mention no bubble gum under the chairs

I was hoping for other opinions from people who have seen the movie so I know if I should add it to my Netflix queue..

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http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

Sounds like one "Festivus Pole" of a movie.

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I get more curious about this movie every time I read something about it. My view is that religious types, into the religion rather than the spirituality, have difficulty with diverse beliefs and disbeliefs. Moslems see Satan in anything that even considers abandonment of Islam. The Catholic Church with it huge international financial empire sees anything that questions it as evil. I think that if these beleif systems, so reliant on universal acceptance, started out again from scratch, they would not make it in the modern world. Just my opinion.

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