Newsday'Fahrenheit 9/11' stirs emotions on LI:: "A sure-footed Republican and self-described 'ardent Bush-Cheney supporter,' Alan Wilenski found none of his other right-leaning friends and family willing to go along with his Sunday afternoon plans.
"But the Alan Wilenski who stepped out of the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas yesterday afternoon, after the 12:40 showing of 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' was a different man. Hands in pockets, his expression contemplative, he left with more than a new perspective. He left with three more tickets to a later showing of Michael Moore's politically combustible documentary criticizing the Bush administration and the war in Iraq."
It was pretty amazing to see this story right inside the cover of today's Newsday. Long Island is a Republican stronghold. I didn't see any radical looking people on line to see the movie on Saturday either. Everyone looks like a Republican on Long Island.
"F911" also was the number 1 movie in America this weekend. I was checking out statistics, because I am a nerd, and I noticed that "White Chicks" (which looks pretty funny) was number 2.
I also noticed that "F911" only opened in 868 theaters while "White Chicks" opened in 2,726 theaters. "Dodgeball" the third place movie opened in 3,020 theaters.
Now that is an accomplishment. Most people don't even rush to see a movie the weekend it comes out because they figure there will be crowds. I am anxious to see how the movie does in coming weeks.
I'm sure we'll be hearing about all the lies in the movie too. Newsday has an article written by some guy who thinks the whole thing is a lie. He probably didn't even see it. heh. The most ardent critics of the movie that I have met, didn't even see it and don't want to. That's just plain dumb. It shows you the kind of people who support Bush.