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Expelled in Calgary

06/21/08

  12:36:41 am, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Politics, Religion

Expelled in Calgary

I thought we might escape the Canadian premiere of this poor documentary, having seen nothing of the sort in upcoming movie listings, but I am informed on the theatre locator page of the Expelled! movie site that there are two locations where it will be playing here: Eau Claire and Country Hills. Sad.

The synopsis on the Tribute web site is bang on and somewhat amusing:

This movie follows Ben Stein as he seeks to determine whether religious based Intelligent Design / Creationism is a pseudo-science trying to undermine evolutionary biology or whether it is legitimate science being suppressed by a scientific establishment that is hostile to any deviation from the status quo. Along the way, Stein is told that evolutionary biology is responsible for the Holocaust, Stalinism, and the Second World War, and that only religion based alternatives such as Intelligent Design / Creationism and the intervention of a god can adequately explain the existence of life.

That's about as "in a nutshell" as you can make it. Thanks, anonymous Tribute writer :)

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Comment from: Nimble [Member]  
Nimble

Thank you, fellow Canadians:

Top 20 Movies of June 27, 2008:

(let’s skip down a few)

Rank  	Last  	Title  					Company  	Take  		So Far  	Weeks
(let's skip down a few)
17  	15  	Forgetting Sarah Marshall  		Universal  	$34,941  	$6.21M  	11
18 	12 	Young People F***ing 			Seville 	$28,516 	$373,076 	2
19 	- 	Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic 		Yash Raj 	$24,519 	$24,519 	1
20 	- 	Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 	Premise Media 	$24,374 	$24,374 	1

That last number there is the take on opening weekend in 27 theaters across the country.

You all attended it in the droves that it deserved.

Happy Canada Day, everyone! :)

07/01/08 @ 03:46