Tuesday, April 29, 2008

controverisal "Expelled" not in Canada - yet

Ben Stein's movie "Expelled" is doing well and making waves in the U.S. since it opened on April 18th.

The NY Times movie list from last week, where it's number 11, describes it as: "One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time, 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed' is a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry."

Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) writes this tirade on Richard Dawkins.net (you'd almost think the movie had hit a nerve).

Viewing this 7-minute trailer may give you some idea why it's controversial.



Here are a few bits from a review by Matt Barber:

This is not your father's documentary. “Expelled” rocks the house both literally and figuratively. It's gripping, music-packed, comically wry and always entertaining. But its entertainment value is yet surpassed by its educational merit.

...there are those who won't like it, not one little bit...

As the movie masterfully illustrates, we live in a cultural climate where secular elitists in academia, the media and the courts chew up and spit out anyone who dares to question the gospel according to Charles Darwin. They're absolutely terrified to follow the scientific evidence wherever it may lead.

Consequently, it's no wonder “Expelled” has Darwin's disciples scurrying for the shadows. Those secular humanist one-trick-ponies in the media, throughout academia, on the blogosphere and elsewhere are in full damage control. They're doing everything possible to discredit the film before it even opens. It's even been reported that two major networks are refusing to cover the movie. (Gotta love that journalistic objectivity.)

“Expelled” is a must-see. If you're already a person of faith, prepare to have your faith strengthened. And even if you're not, you can't possibly walk away without at least admitting that the debate over who we are and how we got here is far from over.

from Matt Barber's review on Townhall.com

Lorna Dueck and Patricia Paddey did a feature on the movie in a recent "Seeking Truth" segment of Listen-Up TV (about 30 minutes).

I am looking forward to "Expelled" being released in Canada. The Theatre Locator on the movie's website says not till the summer though.

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