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OV50 – Religion in Movies, Godzilla Footage, The Raid 2 and Sorkin’s Apology
For our 50th episode we took a look at religion’s role in cinema. We covered God on Trial, The Passion of the Christ, Rosemary’s Baby, Ben-Hur, The Mist and several more movies. Not to mention, we also discussed recent religious releases Noah, God’s Not Dead and Heaven is For Real.
For this week’s Potpourri section, we debated the merit in watching leaked Godzilla footage, analyzed Aaron Sorkin’s apology for The Newsroom and, finally, we discussed the failures of The Raid 2.
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Tagged Aaron Sorkin, Ben-Hur, Bruce Almighty, Danny Boyle, Dogma, God on Trial, Gods Not Dead, Godzilla, Heaven is For Real, Keeping the Faith, Life of Brian, Movies, Noah, Podcast, red State, Religion, Rosemary’s Baby, Steve Jobs, The Believer, The Mist, The Passion of the Christ, The Raid 2
One of the best things about movies is their ability to create conversation amongst an audience of strangers. Movies that specifically tackle deep philosophical issues should inspire debate and conversation. I went into God’s Not Dead with the hope that it would have at least a frame of something, anything at all thought provoking. After all, this is a movie that at its core is about one of humanity’s most polarizing debates.
Unfortunately, God’s Not Dead amounts to an over the top piece of religious propaganda that will only appeal to people sucked into its message before they bought their ticket. In the process of actively avoiding subtext while delivering its propaganda, God’s Not Dead managed to become the most offensive movie I’ve ever seen.
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Tagged AAAS, Cary Solomon, Christianity, Chuck Konzelman, Dean Cain, Don't Even Bother, Gods Not Dead, Kevin Sorbo, Movies, Propaganda, Pure Flix, Religion, reviews, Science, Secularism, Shane Harper, The Secular Perspective
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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We return to our Vault to enter 3 movies that we feel deserve a piece of absolute preservation.
There are some important announcements in this episode. First, of course, we refer to the new book site The Obsessive Book Nerd. And Tiny teases a new podcasting endeavor.
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