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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3015 on: January 07, 2017, 01:39:02 AM »
I was going to watch Saw II and Kingdom of Heaven, but at this rate that's not going to happen.

Don't waste your time with Kingdom of Heaven.

That's ominous. Explain why I shouldn't waste three hours of my lifespan on Kingdom of Heaven?

It's not historically accurate (surprise!). Still an absolutely beautiful piece of cinema, though, with one of the best soundtracks ever composed.

Are you kidding?  Yes, the historical inaccuracies (and that's putting it nicely; it's really historical revisionism) are bad and not really necessary for telling a good story, but the characters are 2 dimensional, the soundtrack is meh and the portrayal of Christians as nothing more than hypocrites and intolerant while the portrayal of their Muslim counterparts is sympathetic makes this more of a propaganda film than a pseudo-historical epic.
I haven't watched the movie, but I will say this:
While I believe that modern scholars' sympathy for Saladin and demonization of King Richard are a bit biased and unfair, the distinction between the way Richard treated his hostages and the way Saladin did cannot be ignored.

There are times when Muslims are better Christians than we are... and those were it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3016 on: January 07, 2017, 01:45:56 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3017 on: January 07, 2017, 09:42:54 AM »
I was going to watch Saw II and Kingdom of Heaven, but at this rate that's not going to happen.

Don't waste your time with Kingdom of Heaven.

That's ominous. Explain why I shouldn't waste three hours of my lifespan on Kingdom of Heaven?

It's not historically accurate (surprise!). Still an absolutely beautiful piece of cinema, though, with one of the best soundtracks ever composed.

Are you kidding?  Yes, the historical inaccuracies (and that's putting it nicely; it's really historical revisionism) are bad and not really necessary for telling a good story, but the characters are 2 dimensional, the soundtrack is meh and the portrayal of Christians as nothing more than hypocrites and intolerant while the portrayal of their Muslim counterparts is sympathetic makes this more of a propaganda film than a pseudo-historical epic.
I haven't watched the movie, but I will say this:
While I believe that modern scholars' sympathy for Saladin and demonization of King Richard are a bit biased and unfair, the distinction between the way Richard treated his hostages and the way Saladin did cannot be ignored.

There are times when Muslims are better Christians than we are... and those were it.

Yeah, Saladin only treated christians with compassion when he was paid to do so.  That's so much better.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3018 on: January 07, 2017, 11:31:18 AM »
The Book Thief :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3019 on: January 07, 2017, 12:22:01 PM »
Yeah, Saladin only treated christians with compassion when he was paid to do so.  That's so much better.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3021 on: January 07, 2017, 12:58:57 PM »
The Book Thief :)
Good movie.

Heartbreaking, in places. I also highly recommend the book.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3022 on: February 05, 2017, 07:01:34 PM »
Le passé. I was rather chuffed at the amount of French I can still understand.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3023 on: February 05, 2017, 08:53:48 PM »
Just the short film previews in the main commercials.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3024 on: February 15, 2017, 05:20:14 AM »
Angel's Isle- (English subs) Предел Ангела Bolshevik assassin turned monk on Valaam.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3025 on: February 21, 2017, 06:55:18 PM »
I like both movies quite a bit: but am I he only one who thinks American in Paris is better than Singing in The Rain?  I guess Singing in the Rain has a better plot, but that really isn't the most important thing for the genre.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3026 on: February 21, 2017, 07:06:00 PM »
Rumor is a new Bill and Ted flick is in the works. Make of that what you will.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3027 on: February 21, 2017, 07:38:11 PM »
Rumor is a new Bill and Ted flick is in the works. Make of that what you will.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3028 on: February 21, 2017, 07:58:07 PM »
I did go see Lego Batman with the kids...so many jokes they couldn't possibly get! Not too bad of a lesson either.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3029 on: February 21, 2017, 10:33:44 PM »
Rumor is a new Bill and Ted flick is in the works. Make of that what you will.

There should be a statute of limitations so that sequels can only be made within 7 years of the original.  Is the entire original case (sans George Carlin, of course) set to come back?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3030 on: February 21, 2017, 11:03:50 PM »
Keanu definitely, he's the one that let the news out, and the other guy I think is also back, not sure about anyone else (like the girlfriends). Apparently the plot is that they're middle aged and married and have kids, and their life isn't that great, and they've been procrastinating writing a song that must be written to save the universe. I guess the script is written or being written, and the right people are on board, but it's not 100% certain because not all the legal stuff (rights, permissions) is done yet.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3031 on: February 21, 2017, 11:04:46 PM »
I think the world is finally ready for Spice World 2.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3032 on: February 24, 2017, 02:52:34 PM »
I saw The Book of Eli yesterday.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that the name of Jesus Christ wasn't mentioned once. Pretty strange for a movie about the Bible.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3033 on: February 24, 2017, 09:24:14 PM »
Bridge of Spies was pretty good.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3034 on: February 24, 2017, 10:21:52 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3036 on: February 25, 2017, 12:53:58 AM »
I saw The Book of Eli yesterday.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that the name of Jesus Christ wasn't mentioned once. Pretty strange for a movie about the Bible.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3037 on: February 25, 2017, 12:57:35 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3039 on: February 25, 2017, 01:57:45 AM »
"Othello" with Ian McKellen.  Older, but a really good production.

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« Reply #3040 on: February 25, 2017, 02:05:41 AM »
I saw The Book of Eli yesterday.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that the name of Jesus Christ wasn't mentioned once. Pretty strange for a movie about the Bible.

It's not really about the Bible.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3041 on: February 25, 2017, 11:06:32 AM »
I saw The Book of Eli yesterday.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that the name of Jesus Christ wasn't mentioned once. Pretty strange for a movie about the Bible.

It's not really about the Bible.
Not specifically - you are quite right. SPOILER ALERT! In fact, it's not until the end that the book is identified. So I don't find it strange that there is nothing overtly Christian about the movie. But of course, at the end when it all comes together, the story makes sense as an allegory, and one that I found quite compelling.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3042 on: February 25, 2017, 05:19:08 PM »
I saw The Book of Eli yesterday.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that the name of Jesus Christ wasn't mentioned once. Pretty strange for a movie about the Bible.

It's not really about the Bible.
Not specifically - you are quite right. SPOILER ALERT! In fact, it's not until the end that the book is identified. So I don't find it strange that there is nothing overtly Christian about the movie. But of course, at the end when it all comes together, the story makes sense as an allegory, and one that I found quite compelling.

What do you mean it wasn't identified until the end? It was a book with a cross on it. Surely no body for a second thought it was some patristic book

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3043 on: February 25, 2017, 06:46:32 PM »
Going to see 'Rock Dog' tonight. :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3044 on: March 03, 2017, 10:47:32 AM »
Finally watched Five Elements Ninjas. That was... insane. And wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation, Antonious Nikolaos.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3045 on: March 12, 2017, 11:14:22 AM »
I've just watched Kong:Skull Island. It's a really good movie and actually has positive Christian morals about caring for the environment. That movie also has a great plot.

But the this upcoming Friday, as some of you guys know, Disney's new Beauty and the Beast movie is coming out and many Christians, like Franklin Graham, have token a stand against this movie because of a gay character and a homosexual relationship being portrayed in the movie. In Russia, Orthodox Christian government officials have asked the Russian government to ban the movie. Back in the States, there was even a Christian run drive in movie theater in Alabama that boldly said that they will not show the movie. Disney has been remaking classics to promote new progressive agenda. So, I am not going to see the Beauty and the Beast.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3046 on: March 12, 2017, 11:42:24 AM »
Moonlight

Well now. I was expecting more drugs and violence and not cheesy gay drama but it was pretty good. It was nice to see all-Black cast. I don't think I've even seen any movies like that before.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3047 on: March 12, 2017, 12:08:33 PM »
But the this upcoming Friday, as some of you guys know, Disney's new Beauty and the Beast movie is coming out and many Christians, like Franklin Graham, have token a stand against this movie because of a gay character and a homosexual relationship being portrayed in the movie. In Russia, Orthodox Christian government officials have asked the Russian government to ban the movie. Back in the States, there was even a Christian run drive in movie theater in Alabama that boldly said that they will not show the movie. Disney has been remaking classics to promote new progressive agenda. So, I am not going to see the Beauty and the Beast.

I love people getting their noses out of joint over a hint towards a homosexual relationship in a story that is all about interspecies romance. Bless.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3048 on: March 12, 2017, 05:18:43 PM »
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« Reply #3049 on: April 02, 2017, 08:59:28 AM »
But the this upcoming Friday, as some of you guys know, Disney's new Beauty and the Beast movie is coming out and many Christians, like Franklin Graham, have token a stand against this movie because of a gay character and a homosexual relationship being portrayed in the movie. In Russia, Orthodox Christian government officials have asked the Russian government to ban the movie. Back in the States, there was even a Christian run drive in movie theater in Alabama that boldly said that they will not show the movie. Disney has been remaking classics to promote new progressive agenda. So, I am not going to see the Beauty and the Beast.

I love people getting their noses out of joint over a hint towards a homosexual relationship in a story that is all about interspecies romance. Bless.

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« Reply #3050 on: April 03, 2017, 01:58:08 PM »
An Orthodox reviewer of the movie had this to say:
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Our culture today is obsessed with subversion of gender roles, and this theme is prominent in the new Beauty and the Beast. Gaston and LeFou have an overtly homoerotic relationship. But I would congratulate the writers for not making them anachronistically ‘gay’ in the contemporary sense. Rather, they are both also interested in marriage to women, in addition to cavorting with war widows, groupies, and whoever else amuses them. They are shameless misogynists, interested in women only for conquest and self-pleasure. And Gaston is vain and sadistic to the core. They are the type of men whom Victorians referred to, quite literally, as ‘wicked buggers’. And their relationship with one another is utterly destructive – mismatched as a couple not just in gender, but in every other way too. (How anyone can see these characters as a triumph for the Gay agenda is utterly beyond me. Do people now see the mere existence of something as moral affirmation, regardless of whether it appears good or bad?)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3051 on: April 03, 2017, 02:01:09 PM »
I finally saw Silence.  I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it yet, but man, was it depressing.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3052 on: April 03, 2017, 06:29:15 PM »
I finally saw Silence.  I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it yet, but man, was it depressing.

Is it worth watching?

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« Reply #3053 on: April 03, 2017, 06:39:31 PM »
I saw Ghost in the Shell. A bit confusing, but I liked it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3054 on: April 03, 2017, 06:52:09 PM »
I finally saw Silence.  I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it yet, but man, was it depressing.

Is it worth watching?

Yes, definitely.  Scorcese does a great job directing and Issey Ogata is phenomenal.  Every scene he's in he steals the show.  The rest of cast is solid too, especially Adam Driver.  The story is based upon a semi-historical novel by Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo, and it at once speaks to the depth of the Christian faith while simultaneously taking the mickey out of the would-be missionaries for their hubris and failure to truly understand (and wash the feet of) the people they were serving.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3055 on: April 03, 2017, 10:17:54 PM »
I finally saw Silence.  I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it yet, but man, was it depressing.

Is it worth watching?

Yes, definitely.  Scorcese does a great job directing and Issey Ogata is phenomenal.  Every scene he's in he steals the show.  The rest of cast is solid too, especially Adam Driver.  The story is based upon a semi-historical novel by Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo, and it at once speaks to the depth of the Christian faith while simultaneously taking the mickey out of the would-be missionaries for their hubris and failure to truly understand (and wash the feet of) the people they were serving.

I've really been wanting to see this. I don't think it even came to the theaters here in Mississippi.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3056 on: April 04, 2017, 12:51:05 PM »
I finally saw Silence.  I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it yet, but man, was it depressing.

Is it worth watching?

Yes, definitely.  Scorcese does a great job directing and Issey Ogata is phenomenal.  Every scene he's in he steals the show.  The rest of cast is solid too, especially Adam Driver.  The story is based upon a semi-historical novel by Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo, and it at once speaks to the depth of the Christian faith while simultaneously taking the mickey out of the would-be missionaries for their hubris and failure to truly understand (and wash the feet of) the people they were serving.

I've really been wanting to see this. I don't think it even came to the theaters here in Mississippi.

Selam

It's available for rental through most outlets now.  Do a quick search, and let me know when you want to compare notes.  :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3057 on: April 04, 2017, 04:36:48 PM »
I finally saw Silence.  I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen it yet, but man, was it depressing.

Is it worth watching?

Yes, definitely.  Scorcese does a great job directing and Issey Ogata is phenomenal.  Every scene he's in he steals the show.  The rest of cast is solid too, especially Adam Driver.  The story is based upon a semi-historical novel by Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo, and it at once speaks to the depth of the Christian faith while simultaneously taking the mickey out of the would-be missionaries for their hubris and failure to truly understand (and wash the feet of) the people they were serving.

I've really been wanting to see this. I don't think it even came to the theaters here in Mississippi.

Selam

It's available for rental through most outlets now.  Do a quick search, and let me know when you want to compare notes.  :)


Will do.  Thanks!

Selam
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3058 on: April 05, 2017, 12:41:02 AM »
Logan.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3059 on: April 05, 2017, 10:23:30 AM »
Logan.

Was it worth the $9 plus concession fees?
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