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Review/Rant: God’s Not Dead – The Most Offensive Movie I’ve Ever Seen

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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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OV Turns One Year Old with a Special Announcement!

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Today is February 12th, 2014.

Exactly one year ago today I let my obsession with movies/TV spill out of my mind and onto the internet for anyone and everyone to read. I want to take this time to say thank you to everyone reading this. Whether you found it via an alert by WordPress or on one of the social networking sites I promote the site, I am grateful to have you as a reader of my site.

So, having said that, I have a special announcement wrapped in an apology. I apologize I haven’t been as diligent with my posts lately. But I have been busy with the podcast as well as a special project. Continue reading

Fruitvale Station: A Tragedy Told with Brevity and Strong Characterization

fruitvale_station_xlgIn the early hours of New Year’s Day 2009, 22 year old Oscar Grant was detained with a group of friends by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officers in Oakland, California. In view of a crowd of onlookers with cell phones and digital cameras in hand, an officer detaining him shot Oscar in the back.

Fruitvale Station recounts the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life in a well-paced script with a powerful performance from one of acting’s best up and coming actors. Continue reading

Man of Steel Review: Not So “Super”

Superman-Man-of-Steel-LogoYou can hear more of my thoughts on the movie in this week’s episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

I waited for Man of Steel to come to my local IMAX theater because I wanted to see it properly. After almost 2 months it was finally showing at the only 70mm IMAX theater in my state and I jumped at the chance to see it. I saw it in 3D solely because I had no other choice. I won’t comment further on the 3D since I’ve already said my peace on the matter elsewhere. But, needless to say, 3D added absolutely nothing to this theater experience. Continue reading