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Title: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: theorthodoxchurch on February 17, 2013, 10:39:29 PM
Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/02/tom-hanks-defend-serbs-kosovo-is-serbia/
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Byzantine2008 on February 17, 2013, 11:12:11 PM
Agreed Mr Hanks. Pity not many others share our sentiments. :-\
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Asteriktos on February 17, 2013, 11:19:20 PM
This blog entry has already been plugged elsewhere on the forum...
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: mike on February 18, 2013, 06:25:46 AM
Hyperdoxy level: Tom Hanks
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 18, 2013, 10:29:02 AM
Nice one, Tom!  I will need to start watching your movies more often!
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Αριστοκλής on February 18, 2013, 10:53:30 AM
Not bad for a 'made in Hollywood' Orthodox.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: orthonorm on February 18, 2013, 03:55:05 PM
They might want to consider disabling comments.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: mike on February 18, 2013, 03:56:20 PM
They might want to consider disabling comments.

No, disabling comments is a no-no thing.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Maria on February 18, 2013, 04:58:53 PM
Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/02/tom-hanks-defend-serbs-kosovo-is-serbia/

Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory to Him forever!
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Iconodule on February 18, 2013, 05:06:20 PM
They might want to consider disabling comments.

Probably a good idea for any news item remotely involving the Balkans. The comments are depressingly predictable.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Dominika on February 18, 2013, 05:16:16 PM
Good to read it. I've always liked Tom Hanks (especially because Forrest Gump), even when I didn't know he's an Orthodox, and now I like him even more. I think you have some courage to say something like that in the Hollywood's world.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: choy on February 18, 2013, 09:24:56 PM
When is Tom Hanks going to become the Orthodox Mel Gibson and make a movie about Jesus based on Orthodox beliefs?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Iconodule on February 18, 2013, 09:29:23 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Asteriktos on February 18, 2013, 09:31:37 PM
Yeah, but Castaway was a profound allegory about the state of the soul outside communion with God, and it's eventual redemption in finding God through suffering and perseverance.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: mike on February 18, 2013, 09:31:55 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Anathema!
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Orthodox11 on February 18, 2013, 09:42:33 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Anathema!

+1
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: orthonorm on February 18, 2013, 09:46:18 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Top Ten Most Overrated Pieces of Garbage of All Time to be sure.

Tom Hanks is terrible. From Bossom Buddies on.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Hiwot on February 18, 2013, 09:48:32 PM
Yeah, but Castaway was a profound allegory about the state of the soul outside communion with God, and it's eventual redemption in finding God through suffering and perseverance.

LOL whatever it is you've been sniffing, send some my way.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Hiwot on February 18, 2013, 09:50:32 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Anathema!

+1
+1
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: FormerReformer on February 18, 2013, 10:48:02 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Top Ten Most Overrated Pieces of Garbage of All Time to be sure.

Tom Hanks is terrible. From Bossom Buddies on.

Bachelor Party makes it all worthwhile.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Iconodule on February 19, 2013, 08:31:15 AM
How about Mazes and Monsters?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Iconodule on February 19, 2013, 08:34:44 AM
If the Insane Clown Posse had some nice things to say about Serbia, I think people would start identifying the high points of their career.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Shiny on February 19, 2013, 09:50:41 AM
Yeah, but Castaway was a profound allegory about the state of the soul outside communion with God, and it's eventual redemption in finding God through suffering and perseverance.
This owns.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Shiny on February 19, 2013, 09:50:41 AM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.
You nailed Tarrantino but care to elaborate more on this?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Shiny on February 19, 2013, 09:50:41 AM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Top Ten Most Overrated Pieces of Garbage of All Time to be sure.

Tom Hanks is terrible. From Bossom Buddies on.
Is Titanic number 1?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Balthasar on February 19, 2013, 09:59:24 AM

Lt. Dan: Gump, Have you found Jesus?
Forrest Gump: I didn’t know I was suppose to be looking for him, sir.

When you've found Jesus, you've got to stand up for justice and for the truth. I like Tom!

Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: J Michael on February 19, 2013, 12:46:16 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Opinion masquerading as "fact".
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Iconodule on February 19, 2013, 12:53:36 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Opinion masquerading as "fact".

"Fact" masquerading as your face.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Schultz on February 19, 2013, 12:57:11 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Top Ten Most Overrated Pieces of Garbage of All Time to be sure.

Tom Hanks is terrible. From Bossom Buddies on.

Bosom Buddies was awesome.  His career went downhill after Mazes and Monsters.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Hiwot on February 19, 2013, 01:03:30 PM
If the Insane Clown Posse had some nice things to say about Serbia, I think people would start identifying the high points of their career.

not me! you wont ever find me praising clowns of any variety for whatever reason under the sun, no not even for Serbia.

at least those guys know that clowns are horrific and that's where we agree. :)
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: J Michael on February 19, 2013, 01:11:36 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Opinion masquerading as "fact".

"Fact" masquerading as your face.

My face *is* a fact.  Whether you like it or not is a matter of opinion.  How old are you, again?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Hiwot on February 19, 2013, 01:18:41 PM

"My face *is* a fact.  Whether you like it or not is a matter of opinion"

deep, JM.  :)
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Cyrillic on February 19, 2013, 01:30:11 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Finally some sanity!
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: J Michael on February 19, 2013, 01:41:12 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.

Finally some sanity!

Where?
(http://blog.mysanantonio.com/americanmotherssa/files/2011/05/PriceofSanity.jpg)
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 19, 2013, 01:52:11 PM
If the Insane Clown Posse had some nice things to say about Serbia, I think people would start identifying the high points of their career.

not me! you wont ever find me praising clowns of any variety for whatever reason under the sun, no not even for Serbia.

at least those guys know that clowns are horrific and that's where we agree. :)

If ICP were to make an official announcement stating that they believe that Kosovo should be Serbian I might ignore "magnets is miracles". 
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Cyrillic on February 19, 2013, 01:59:45 PM
Could someone explain to me why Kosovo should be Serbian?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: J Michael on February 19, 2013, 02:00:54 PM
Could someone explain to me why we should care what Tom Hanks thinks?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Cyrillic on February 19, 2013, 02:01:20 PM
Could someone explain to me why we should care what Tom Hanks thinks?

Now that's a good question.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: J Michael on February 19, 2013, 02:01:57 PM
Could someone explain to me why Kosovo should be Serbian?

I smell "Politics".  :o
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Punch on February 19, 2013, 02:05:12 PM
If the Insane Clown Posse had some nice things to say about Serbia, I think people would start identifying the high points of their career.

What's wrong with ICP?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Cyrillic on February 19, 2013, 02:08:45 PM
Could someone explain to me why Kosovo should be Serbian?

I smell "Politics".  :o

Fine with me. I'm curious to why everyone here approves of Hanks message that Kosovo is Serbian.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: J Michael on February 19, 2013, 02:14:18 PM
Could someone explain to me why Kosovo should be Serbian?

I smell "Politics".  :o

Fine with me. I'm curious to why everyone here approves of Hanks message that Kosovo is Serbian.

Check out the "politics" forum.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Hiwot on February 19, 2013, 02:22:49 PM
If the Insane Clown Posse had some nice things to say about Serbia, I think people would start identifying the high points of their career.

not me! you wont ever find me praising clowns of any variety for whatever reason under the sun, no not even for Serbia.

at least those guys know that clowns are horrific and that's where we agree. :)

If ICP were to make an official announcement stating that they believe that Kosovo should be Serbian I might ignore "magnets is miracles". 

LOL now that's loyalty Vamrat, good man!
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 19, 2013, 03:33:19 PM
Could someone explain to me why Kosovo should be Serbian?

I smell "Politics".  :o

Fine with me. I'm curious to why everyone here approves of Hanks message that Kosovo is Serbian.

Because it is.  Anything more may be considered political...may also consist of me reiterating the same thing.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: BoredMeeting on February 19, 2013, 06:52:50 PM
Could someone explain to me why Kosovo should be Serbian?
Because even it's name is Serbian? Someone built all of the Orthodox Monasteries and Church that dot the landscape other than the current occupants who seem determined to desecrate every Orthodox Christian thing that they find there.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: orthoreader on February 19, 2013, 07:38:22 PM
I would rather him speak out against some of the roles he has taken that have gone against Christian teaching than tout nationalism.

Kosovo and Metohija was once part of Serbia - Serb politicians, unfortunately, gave the land away due to stubbornness and self-preservation.

If it is become part of Serbia again one day, Serbs will need to stop talking tough and start spreading the Gospels.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: mike on February 20, 2013, 12:37:45 PM
I would rather him speak out against some of the roles he has taken that have gone against Christian teaching

Such as...
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: orthoreader on February 20, 2013, 01:07:52 PM
I would rather him speak out against some of the roles he has taken that have gone against Christian teaching

Such as...

I think this topic has been discussed previously.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: orthonorm on February 20, 2013, 01:29:02 PM
I would rather him speak out against some of the roles he has taken that have gone against Christian teaching

Such as...

I think this topic has been discussed previously.

Rest assured that it be will postviously as well.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: FormerReformer on February 20, 2013, 02:03:18 PM
I would rather him speak out against some of the roles he has taken that have gone against Christian teaching

Such as...

I think this topic has been discussed previously.

Rest assured that it be will postviously as well.
Obviously.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: That person on February 20, 2013, 02:39:56 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.
It wasn't horrible,  but it baffles me that it beat out Shawshank and Pulp Fiction for the best picture Oscar. They're both so obviously superior.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Asteriktos on February 20, 2013, 02:54:27 PM
Yeah, but Castaway was a profound allegory about the state of the soul outside communion with God, and it's eventual redemption in finding God through suffering and perseverance.

LOL whatever it is you've been sniffing, send some my way.

How dare you!
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 20, 2013, 03:22:31 PM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.
It wasn't horrible,  but it baffles me that it beat out Shawshank and Pulp Fiction for the best picture Oscar. They're both so obviously superior.

Really?  Ok, Shawshank hands down was better.  But Pulp Fiction?  Don't get me wrong, I loved that movie, especially Samuel Jackson's character.  But there were a good number of dumb parts.  If I am going to hear a word starting with 'M' in that movie, I don't want it to be "milkshake".  It was funny, I got some laughs.  But I think that Forrest Gump was a better movie all around.  Perhaps I shall be tarred and feathered for liking a movie that [gasp] other people like, but alas, I'd rather tell the truth than be edgy and kewl because I don't like Forrest Gump.

(But yes, Shawshank was a better film, but I don't let that detract from Forrest.)
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: That person on February 20, 2013, 03:37:45 PM
I for one really enjoy Tarantino's schtick with dialog, and Pulp Fiction gets special points for taking a fractured narrative and making it feel like one big story.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 20, 2013, 03:49:31 PM
I for one really enjoy Tarantino's schtick with dialog, and Pulp Fiction gets special points for taking a fractured narrative and making it feel like one big story.

To each their own.  I found most of his dialogue that didn't involve Samuel Jackson to be rather dull.

As for the fractured narrative, I much preferred Snatch.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: That person on February 20, 2013, 04:10:17 PM
Snatch couldn't exist if it weren't for Tarantino's early work.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 20, 2013, 04:34:57 PM
Snatch couldn't exist if it weren't for Tarantino's early work.

Without going into the veracity of your claim, the modern automobile couldn't exist without Ford's and Daimler's early work.  All the same, I'd rather drive a Taurus than a Model T (as my primary vehicle).  Whether Snatch was a rip off or not, I think it is the better of the two films.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: That person on February 20, 2013, 04:44:26 PM
I wouldn't say it's a ripoff, just pointing out that Tarantino has been very influential in the genre. Pulp Fiction should get some brownie points for breaking some new ground.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: vamrat on February 20, 2013, 04:51:53 PM
I wouldn't say it's a ripoff, just pointing out that Tarantino has been very influential in the genre. Pulp Fiction should get some brownie points for breaking some new ground.

Don't get me wrong, I think Pulp Fiction was great.  In fact, it has some of the best scenes out of any movie.  I just think that as a whole film, Forrest Gump was better (and Shawshank was better than both).

EDIT, and also, I think that Tom Hanks is a pretty good actor.  I don't think he's necessarily the best (Anthony Hopkins will usually top my lists) but I think he's pretty darn good.  And not just because he stuck up for Serbia, something most of the elitists won't do.
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: WPM on February 20, 2013, 06:20:55 PM
Why worry about whats going on in Kosovo,Serbia?...
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: WPM on February 20, 2013, 06:30:04 PM
I would rather him speak out against some of the roles he has taken that have gone against Christian teaching than tout nationalism.

Kosovo and Metohija was once part of Serbia - Serb politicians, unfortunately, gave the land away due to stubbornness and self-preservation.

If it is become part of Serbia again one day, Serbs will need to stop talking tough and start spreading the Gospels.

What does a specific country in Europe have to do with anything?...
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: mike on February 20, 2013, 06:36:01 PM
Why worry about whats going on in Kosovo,Serbia?...

Haven't you just had Serbian flag in your avatar?
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: That person on February 20, 2013, 10:41:13 PM
Could someone explain to me why we should care what Tom Hanks thinks?
"World Doesn't Even Know Who to Admire Anymore after Tom Hanks Murders 5" (http://www.theonion.com/articles/world-doesnt-even-know-who-to-admire-anymore-after,31375/)- The Onion
Title: Re: Tom Hanks Defend Serbs: Kosovo is Serbia
Post by: Shiny on February 21, 2013, 12:55:35 AM
Forrest Gump is horrible. Just thought I'd mention that indisputable fact.
It wasn't horrible,  but it baffles me that it beat out Shawshank and Pulp Fiction for the best picture Oscar. They're both so obviously superior.
Well I guess your first mistake is that whoever is running the Academy is competent.

I think there is such a thing as objectively great films, such of which the Academy snubs for whatever reason. It's like the whole Argo situation where Affleck wasn't up for a best director nod. Is it because of Gigli?

I forgot where I read it, but there's a process the judges go through on selecting the nominees, and I think it was watching a few minutes of a film and if someone flashes a light at the screen with their flaslight, they move on to the next film.