Friday, June 25, 2004

E! Online News - "Fahrenheit" Fires Up

E! Online News - "Fahrenheit" Fires Up: "Not sure if you've heard, but there's a little film opening wide today, something called Fahrenheit 9/11.
Yes, Michael Moore's latest film project, a screed about President Bush's malaprops and foreign-policy mishaps, is finally in theaters amid a firestorm of hype, protests and even death threats.

Fahrenheit 9/11 unspools in 868 theaters nationwide Friday--an unprecedented opening for a documentary--and has garnered almost universal raves.

Movie-review round-up site reports that Fahrenheit has earned an 81 percent 'Fresh' rating on its Critics Tomatometer.

Gitesh Pandya of agrees. "I think it's gonna do incredibly well and have a scorching per-screen average," he says. The film "could have breakout potential because of all the media hype which makes it appeal to people who would otherwise not be interested in the film."

(Those who want to avoid the lines at the multiplex this weekend will have to wait until September. That's when Moore is planning to release the DVD, complete with extra footage and director's commentary. Moore says he wants the film out on home video in time to thwart President Bush's reelection bid.)

Liberal groups are organizing voter-registration table and informational-leaflet distributions outside screenings of the film."

by Josh Grossberg


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