The new movie "The Golden Compass" is currently playing in four Santa Cruz area theaters. Some fundamental Christians as well as the Catholic League is appealing to all good Christains to boycott the film. What this does, of course, is that it creates enough additional publicity that more tickets are sold than might otherwise have been the case.
Anyway, I saw the film last week, and can't quite see what all the flap is about. Check it out for yourself.
Here's a link to an interesting article abou the issue: http://atheism.about.com/b/2007/12/11/comment-of-the-week-harry-potter-vs-golden-compass.htm