I KNEW you guys would be all over this.
Woah, this just popped up and I am really, really surprised that it is an hour long review and it's longer than the 'No good deed' review. I'm not complaining this is great!
Waiting until it's available *impatient*
Looks like Jake has to watch all the other shit to compensate that there's no that many awful kids movie. I was fearing in his top worst it would be 4 good movies or something =)
Alright, was waiting for this! :D
Brad would you consider Left Behind worst than Rampage: Capital Punishment?
The whole rapture idea seems very US, bible-belt based. It's certainly not a biblical concept. We're more than happy to take the action movies and Big Macs. But... yeah. You can keep that one.
A tradition Biblical concept, anyway. As far as I'm aware, the idea of the rapture as we know it now is relatively new (1800s). But like bacon with internet dwellers, it's become the go-to fad of evangelical types.
1880's to be precise. It happened during the second great revival in the US.
Sweet mercy, this video is over an HOUR LONG!
Let me go grab some popcorn. This'll be more entertaining than the film itself.
Okay, in a movie your cast can get away with being genera unaware, so all the shit with the anti-christ that's supposed to happen because there are no Christians left and thus no one knows what is happening can work. But if one day a billion people did disappear out of the blue, wouldn't anyone who has ever been exposed to Evangelical Christianity just say "Holy shit, my annoying aunt was right. Welp, that's enough proof for me, God. I'll be sure not to trust any really charismatic dudes that try to come to power." Not to mention all the Chick tracts and shit left laying around. Back in the 90's I even remember some preacher selling a VHS tape that you were supposed to keep around so when you got raptured your family would find it.
I agree that there's a lot of potential for good stories based on the idea and other religious themes. The problem is every piece of mainstream Christian media feels like it needs to be a conversion tool first and foremost, which cripples the story by forcing in contrived dialog and stereotypical characters. The only people who like preachy movies (whether it be religious, political or whatever) are those who already believe the message.
Is Jake not aware that he's white, too?
As a fan of a (former) slave owner , I can safely say that Jake is definitely of the negro persuasion
Nobody can watch that much 'Dolemite' and not be changed.....
Now excuse me. I suddenly feel I should grab Jake and 'get my Mandingo on'....
Maybe he's biracial and identifies more as black? I mean, just looking like one ethnicity isn't always enough to BE that ethnicity.
You know who else is White? The Ancient Egyptians who had names. Jake is going to love the new Exodus movie.
I think it's pretty obvious that he's talking about a concept rather than literally the colour of his or their skin. I suppose Americans probably have a more common term for a person who grew up with the "average privileges" (white, middle class, stable family supported by regular income, comfortable neighbourhood, etc.)
Jake is more like an uh-oh oreo, white on the outside, black on the inside
It's a humor/modern-concept of "white people problems" usually strictly referring to people of privilege unaware that far-worse problems occur around the world, or even in their own community, to people not of privilege. And, generally, "white people" tend to be those people of privilege and people who're not white tend to be the one with the "real problems."
Mostly a indictment on how people don't realize how people of color are treated in society, and people of color in the world generally live in far, far worse conditions.
It's not *strictly* about skin-color but a generalization.
Jake's probably lived a rough enough life, or is enlightened enough, to realize that in general white people live in privilege or oblivious to the horrors of the world. (And, again, mostly talking about Americans and being very, very general.) He's *obviously* aware he's white but doesn't "identify as being white", with "white" being those people who're oblivious to real problems, the ones that occur to non-white people or the privilege of being white meaning you're less likely to have problems.
How is someone called 'Buck' Williams not a gay porn star?
An hour-long review with Jake and Brad? Sweet! Best early-birthday present ever! :D
'You can't get more reliigious than being fucking raptured'. Can't argue with that
That is all.
There's something just not right about that website. Granted, volunteers have to pay $10 bucks, but there are more than enough people who will happily pay some money for a good joke. How can the creators of this website not think that their non-Christians volunteers are serious about this? If a person honestly does not believe in the Rapture, then how could they possibly take this seriously?
Correction: How can the creators of this website not think that their non-Christian volunteers are NOT serious about this?
I was there, and I gotta say, I don't get all the hate for this movie. But what do I know, I'm just a hornet.
It's not hate, it's frustration. It's frustration that you have a movie that is pandering to Christians in such a way to continue to convince themselves that they are persecuted minority and are RIGHT. It's a continued frustration with each movie painting anyone who that isn't Christian as angry, evil, devious, or self destructive to themselves or their significant other.
If they want to make a movie, they should make a movie and then preach later. Link a website during the credits. But don't grind the movie to a halt and force the audience to sit through church. You can make a good movie with a Christian background and not make it feel like church. Why is this such a hard thing to figure out? That's what I want to know.
If you want to see a good movie about the rapture, check out The Rapture, with Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny. It's one of my favorite films. Scary as shit. Incredible ending.
Now I finally get why a lot of people said, that Noah would be the best Bible-Fuck movie this year. Thank, a non-existing, god that most of these movies don´t come to europe.
Having read Fred Clark's breakdown of the books over at Patheos, I can safely say that they are some of the worst-written novels ever published. We're talking Fifty Shades of Grey levels of awful here.
For the masochists I'll leave a link to Fred's analysis here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2011/08/07/left-behind-index-i-posts-1-50/
Also Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas? Didn't Madea already do that?
its hard listening to episodes with jake now after that episode where he shouted about killing animals... i cant stand behind someone that has done that and is bragging about it.... :(
...you mean when he admitted to hunting in the past? Then eating it instead of doing it for sport? It's not like he went out and threw a bag of kittens in the river, Jesus, relax.
Dude. We get it. WE GET IT. You hate Jake. You leave this EXACT comment on every fucking video. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?
So you don't eat meat or use animal products of any sort?
And you hate every person who does?
You must hate a lot of people then. Or else are a huge hypocrite.
You'd think Jake was an African big game hunter, gloating at sawing off an elephants tusks or posing nude in a lionskin rug. Dude, spent your indignant outrage on someone who deserves it. Like Sarah Palin, who shoots wolves from helicopters. Jake isn't a Captain Planet villain man, he doesn't need you as his nemesis.
I'm vegan. I'm against all exploitation of all animals, however, I don't think it's fair to hold someone responsible for things they no longer take part in. That is no way to live in the world. If I thought that way, I wouldn't be able to stand anyone, including all of the other vegans who were not born vegan, including myself. I can still respect and like someone while being firmly against some of the things they take part in.
Are u going to send brain and leddie to gone girl?
I also would like to see Film Brain and Leddie review a movie together.
I thought it was a new spin off show, Leddie and the Brain
Why can't talented people make movies about my book? Gosh darn it!
Didn't you see Dogma?
The antichrist isn't in this movie. Umm.... okay. Having actually read the book (all of them, as a matter of fact), I can tell you that this character plays a massive part in the book. Brad's right to remember that in the old movie it ends with the antichrist becoming the leader of the United Nations. Why would they leave what is quite possibly one of the most important characters out of the movie. That makes no sense!
And the movie ends with the plane landing? That happens, I kid you not, two or three chapters into the book. The rest of the book deals with the immediate aftermath of the rapture.
How could they mess this up so completely? The Left Behind series has so much potential for a good movie adaption. Granted, it's got a lot (A LOT) of heavy-handed preaching in it and a lot of anti-Catholic bias (which is probably why the priest in the movie wasn't raptured), but given what it is, it's not bad and does tell a pretty interesting and engaging story. Why do they keep screwing this up so horribly?!
And Jake, the point you made about the chaos that would result immediately after the rapture, that actually happens in the book. The MASSIVE disruption in everyone's life is one of the first things Nicolas Cage's character has to deal with. In fact, he has absolutely no contact with his daughter because of the chaos and his attempt to find her is one main points of tension in the beginning of the book. The chaos is also what helps the antichrist rise into global power (he's able to politically maneuver himself into a position where people trust that he'll fix everything).
Oh, and by the way, the book is set in Chicago, not New York.
If the filmmakers were smart, they would have made the anti-Christ be a black man from Chicago who becomes president. Some people would probably pay to see the movie 3 or 4 times.
Seriously? The books attack Catholics, too?
Oh, fuck them, then.
All of those Christian religions follow the same Bible, do they not? OK, so what's the fucking problem???
Yeah, let's start creating existential divisions among ourselves on nuances. SUPER smart idea, asshats.
If the books are that shitty and singleminded, then fuck them.
The source material on this movie is fundamentally fucked. It stands to reason that any adaptation would be bad.
Well, as a Catholic myself, I wasn't too bothered by it simply because the story was so engaging. And, to the authors' credit, they REALLY tone that down in the later books. In the first one, when the rapture happens, it's stated that not many Catholics were raptured. The ones that were raptured were fairly non-traditional Catholics (meaning that they had a lot of Protestant leanings). In fact, shortly before the action of the book starts, there's a papal election and the new pope is among those who gets raptured. But, that's only because he's a very reform-minded pope who wants to institute several things Martin Luther wanted.
Now, in later books, to their immense credit, they retcon a lot of that away - the main characters often meet up and work with people who are Catholic who say they were the only member of their local church who wasn't raptured (things like that).
The main anti-Catholic stuff (which they simply couldn't retcon away, because it's a MAJOR part of the story) actually doesn't enter the picture until book three or four. There's two main things - 1.) the new pope who is elected after the old one is raptured turns out to be the Whore of Babylon and 2.) the antichrist not only transforms the United Nations into a single, global super-state, he also manages to transform all religions into a single, global super-faith (with himself and the False Prophet of Revelations - the antichrist's right-hand man) as the unquestioned leaders. This global false religion is CLEARLY modeled on Catholicism. However, since none of that is even introduced until book three or four (and doesn't really come to the forefront until at least book six), that shouldn't affect a movie adaption of the first book. And if they ever did do movies based on the later books, that stuff could easily be eliminated or significantly toned down.
Like I said, these books have their flaws, but they still manage to tell a pretty compelling story. I mean, as a Catholic myself, I was able to overlook the anti-Catholic stuff. It's certainly not as bad as the anti-Catholic drivel in Dan Brown's novels (and I was able to overlook that as well).
What I simply don't understand is why these movies have to fail so horribly when they is a lot of good source material to work with. The Kirk Cameron one was also as boring as watching paint dry. But, at least they were attempting to actually tell the story from the book and not just the first two or three chapters. Seriously, WTF on that?! And now there's this one where nobody seems to care one way or another in addition to not telling the story properly.
It drives me insane.
One point that Diamanda Hagen brought up in her reviews of the movies was how born-again Christianity seems to be the only religion fighting back. As if the radical Muslims that believe in killing those who leave the faith or the devout Buddhist monks that set themselves on fire in protests would suddenly fall in line with a new world religion without a fight. Did the books ever address that?
In fact, wouldn't the parts of the world where Christians are a minority, like Asia and the Middle East pretty much be unaffected by the rapture? Why would they need to join in on this new world order?
Yes, the books address that. In fact, there are pockets of resistance everywhere; the "born-again" Christians are just the largest pocket. In fact, later books have multiple Muslim, Jewish and secular characters resisting the antichrist. At one point, a major plotline involves the main characters working with a Muslim pocket in China.
No, you should name your feline Yusuf Islam!
Almost 70 minutes.
Are we in for a good time?
I'd rather see Nicolas Cage in a remake of "The Langoliers", playing the Bronson Pinchot role.
Excuse me for hyperbole, but that review was a saga. It started out with sad "this movie isn't very good, Nic Cage why" and then gradually progressed into Brad being angry, which then prompted Jake into getting angrier than I've seen him in quite a while. Then there's this realization that they're selling this as a bad movie, to which they repeatedly shout no, as it doesn't deserve even that. Then the trailers show the terror that is yet to come this holiday season, and it almost feels hopeless due to the pure shit that's coming. Then end with the one good trailer and the comedic stylings of the recent week, making us remember that even if the shit is terrible, we'll probably get some laughs and it's not all gonna be bad.
Seriously though, I wish your camera had a longer battery life/more storage so if you wanted to go the full hour and a half, you could. I mean if the shit is so bad, give it its time, it's not like you're dragging it out like I sometimes worried Spoony does by bringing up almost miniscule nitpicks to pad.
It was more of a saga than Twilight.
The instructions on an airplane barf bag are more of a saga than Twilight!
A band of Vikings marauding through the film, performing the Blood Eagle on Nic Cage (while he still screams about the bees for some reason) might make this an interesting spectacle. This is getting almost to the point of A Madea Christmas, where poor Dave and Brian just looked beaten and broken by their year. I'm also really surprised by the number of non-kids movies Jake's seen this year - someone was saying weeks ago that the good movies like Boxtrolls, Lego etc, would make for a boring Top Ten Worst list, but this year is just going to be padded out by the real stinkers, like As Above So Below or this fucker.
As for length, I'm much more okay with longer Midnight Screenings than Spoony's vlogs (though I still don't get the fuss about those either) because Brad has more supporting people to bounce off of, to mix the makeup of. It means you don't get quite the same rambling, you get more interplay and the digressions are usually a lot funnier - say, the Lego movie where they started talking about broken noses and bike chains, or Dolphin Tale 2 with the smellovision mackerel movie.
*"might make this an interesting spectacle"
By which I meant the movie, not the review. The review is more than a spectacle :P
Braddy Bunch, how disinterested are you guys in the Dracula "origin" story with it being a PG13 film? Isn't that basically like filming E-rated porn?
Or Baywatch as it's otherwise known.
The heavenly glow behind Brad and Jake during this review is fitting.
Excess my ignorance but whats wrong with Kirk Cameron? Seriously, I've heard that he sucks but I don't know why. Someone please educate me.
Because he's become a stereotypical religious nut, using a banana as an example of Intelligent Design and the Crock-o-duck or whatever it is as an example of why evolution doesn't exist. Although, in the interviews and debates I have seen him in, he seems be very calm and passive in his beliefs. He's not slamming a bible against a table top or anything like that. I personally don't have a problem with him even if I don't agree with any of his beliefs and some of his arguments come across as pretty absurd. He doesn't seem like the wacko people make him out to be.
Then it turned out there really WAS a crocoduck: the spinosaurus.
Cameron stands on street corners and yells at passersby that they're going to Hell.
His arguments rely on straw men, and he manufactures incidents of Christian prosecution in order to drum up frenzy among the religious set (as some of those folks tend to do).
Do a little searching, and you'll see in Kirk Cameron a guy who lives in a constant insane delusion and is enabled by a community that will grasp at, and mindlessly admire, anyone who has any possible claim to celebrity because doing so helps them to get attention. It's amazing to note how they decry celebrities as liberal heathens every chance they get, and yet, when they find out a "celebrity" has similar beliefs to their own, they'll rally around and totally support that person.
Cameron should not have a career of any kind, and yet, because he was on Growing Pains, he's become some kind of spokesperson for nuts.
This Kirk Cameron guy's a tool. He only makes people with religious beliefs look insane. He's bombastic, rude, and illogical.
"He only makes people with religious beliefs look insane."
This pretty much nails it right on the head. As a practicing Christian, I can say that I'm flat out ashamed that Kirk Cameron is concerned by so many (Christian and non-Christian alike) to be some kind of spokesman for all of Christianity.
Oh, and he can't act to save his life either. I'd rather watch a movie staring Paris Hilton and John Cena than watch him attempt to act.
What's wrong with Kirk Cameron? To quote Nicolas Cage from another, much better movie: 'My guess would be, a lot'.
Kirk Cameron, and more recently Kevin Sorbo are professional victims. Their livelihood now is going onto religious TV shows an right-wing radio shows to talk about how they can't get any work in Hollywood because they are conservative Christians. Clearly that's the problem and it has nothing to do with being shitty actors or real pains in the ass to work with.
Chairman Meow? Hey Jake? Wanna know something that'll blow your mind? "Mao" in chinese CAN ACTUALLY mean "cat".
Is Jake also a film student or has picked up his knowledge by osmosis?
Brad, i would like to apologize on behalf of the Christian religion for flooding you and poor Jake, Brian, and Dave with all of these... terrible, and even disrespectful movies at times. I had to see a few of these because my father has a shitty taste in film, and was honestly shell shocked by heavan is for Real. Please, please do not take these movies, or the mouth breathing trolls that protest and make poltical issues out of shit they have no right judging as reperesentation of all Christians. Believe me, I see how frustrating it is dealing with these people, much like how ive put up with some real scummy atheists and agnostics who insult me for being christian, yet i simply refuse to believe they make up for millions. I love your work, and purely based on your videos and how you guys interact, unless youre all secretly members of some Neo Manson cult, youll have a good shot at heavan after seeing all of this garbage.
Naw, Brad still might be going to hell no matter how many shitty movies like this (maybe if he adds some more Tyler Perry into the mix, which might actually make it not worth it) he keeps going to because like he said in one of the DVD-R Hell episodes, he brought ET: the porno to everyone's attention. I'll hope that gets reconsidered though after this rant because I want the Bros to keep going forever
I think someone already said it in these comments, but I'm going to repeat it because it NEEDS to be repeated - religious movies now-a-days suck because they have conversion as their first, second, third and fourth goals.
Religious movies of the past weren't like that. Look at movies like "Ben-Hur" and "The Ten Commandments" with Charlton Heston. They were all about telling a good story first and foremost. If someone was converted as a result, then fine. However, that wasn't what they were going for. They simply wanted to entertain people with a biblically-based or otherwise religious story.
Entertainment, Christian movie-makers! You had it before. Look it up!
Took the words right out of my mouth. Possibly literally, since I think it was me you were thinking of. c:
Somebody else further down raised the point that Christian movies these days also seem to be predominantly funded and made by Evangelicals. At least the Catholics and Jews knew how to make good movies with intriguing ideas behind them.
"At least the Catholics and Jews knew how to make good movies with intriguing ideas behind them."
Exactly. The last religious movie I can think of that I enjoyed was "The Passion of the Christ," which was made by a Catholic.
Yeah! Can't they start making movies out of the GOOD Christian books? How is it we have a "Left Behind" movie, but still no big budget adaptations of Dante's Divine Comedy, or "Paradise Lost"?
That Kirk Cameron movie looks like he had an awkward argument with someone who's an Atheist but has a Jesus beard. So instead of getting it all out of system in the argument he wrote an entire movie script.
I want to watch it, but I also want it to get the fuck off the planet.
Did anyone notice how much older Kirk Cameron looks in the trailer? He's only 43, but looks well into his fifties in that trailer. Too much Banana Schnapps, I reckon.
Brad had Jake when he was 4?
That explains Jake's hatred of that Sandler movie
I love Nick Cage, but the fact is he will appear in anything that pays. It's how it goes for wandering thespians who have fans but no box office clout. Look at Malcolm McDowell. A much better actor. He'd pretty much turn up at your kids Birthday Party if the check was big enough.
Maybe Christian backers pay really well.
Ah, so that explains why McDowell agreed to be in Star Trek: Generations.
Or "Tank Girl".
Oh, the Kirk Cameron ripping made me so happy :)
Eurch, Jake is exhausting to listen to.
About the crappy films: Yeah, sorry to hear that, 'murca. :/ Things are getting crazier over there, eh?
Perhaps, but on the plus side, tomorrow promises to have good weather for an airstrike.
For that "War on X-mas" rant Brad and Jake, THANK YOU.
I know. War on Christmas? More like the War of Christmas Aggression.
I was seeing Christmas stuff up in some stores in SEPTEMBER. That holiday keeps trying to annex more and more of the year.
I fucking love how you despise Kirk "Crocaduck-fucker" Cameron as much as I do. That asshole can lick a banana. Can we be friends?
Sarah teased us with a possible review by she and Brad of a local Mikado play. We never got that review.
WE BETTER DAMNED WELL GET TO SEE JAKE GETTING A BIKE AND BRAD TEACHING HIM TO RIDE IT!
and playing catch with said bike
Oh god got to find that santa paws shirt to send to jake now.
The bible belt!!. You need No wonder you see so many films that suck. Them christchuns has given up on politics and is sinking theirs money into the movies, You need to move.
sorry bout that my puter does weird shit,
Not really surprised this movies sucks. The reason most religious movies suck nowadays is that they are made by religious organizations, not film companies. That's why they are propaganda pieces first and films second.
Why would you have Nicholas Cage in a Left Behind movie and not have him play the Anti-Christ?! Holy shit, he would chew the scenery so much in that role, he would be a blast to watch!
Make it a Ghost Rider sequel!
sounds like this movie could of been better with some rat soup eatin insecure honky motherfuckers
Hehe. I see what you did there.
You know, with the names like Ray Steele and 'Buck Williams', Mike Nelson might have had a hand in the writing. That'd be probably the worst thing ever to find that it was him that inserted those names in there since the guy is an evangelical christian lunatic who apparently follows Kirk Cameron's school of apologetics.
I'm dying to hear your thoughts on Gone Girl, Brad. I saw tonight and holy shit! Easily one of the best movies I saw this year so far.
I also can't imagine any of the so-called "horror movies" that are coming out later this month to be as scary as it. I mean, jesus fucking christ on a pogo stick, some of the shit that went down in it is fucking spine chilling as all hell.
Simpsons did it!
Nobody cares. "The Simpsosns" suck.
If someone wants a manger scene, they can use their own lawn. If a company wants one, they can use their private property. No one's going to be able to sue them for that, nor would they want to.
Exodus, you want that old time religion huh?
You will watch Kirk Cameron though. You will see this movie, because I want you to recreate Scanners in your car!
"What's your cat's name?"
"Why would you call your cat... Stevens... oh, fuck off."
If I ever get a cat, I'm either going to use....
Mila Meowsavitch or Katy Purry
I'm going with Jake Nermal
Angry Jake is hilarious. Makes for my favourite reviews.
I'm very disappointed in myself.
I bought a ticket for Walk Among the Tombstones so I could sneak into Left Behind.
I coulda just saw Walk Among the Tombstones twice. =(
Brian,leddie and the brain coming to the site next year
With anger bird jack Directed the pilot
I loved hearing Jake and Brad rip Kirk Cameron apart! That made me respect them even more!
Well, that longest Midnight Screening record was short-lived. Fun stuff though.
I have never understood the big deal about saying "Happy Holidays".
I mean not only does it acknowledge non Christian holidays, but you can use it from Thanksgiving through New Year if you want to... hell probably before and after too. I'm sure there are holidays that are important to people that I don't know about.
Anyway, love the longer videos and this one was a blast!
2.18 billion Christians in the world....wtf are you talking about? =/
True, but the majority of Christians do not believe in the rapture.
Exactly. As a Catholic, I can tell you that we don't believe in it (and Catholics make up almost half of the world's Christians).
There's not going to be a sequel to this piece of shit!
Well brad as a Christian myself, I don't it is with real crap movies with a religious message this year. god's not dead sounds from what I have heard about it really fictional if that happened in real life the fucking professor would be sacked before you day kevin sorbo stop taking these roles. However if youw ant a religious movie you can do it and make it entertaining to people who don't agree with our beleifs. Namely filmks like jesus Christ superstar does the story ina really effective waya nd had really great songs. tsa wonderfull life hasa Christian message but tis sucha good movie you don't care. So far we have had dnone from what I have heard that are at least half good.
It's a Wonderful Life is great film, but it's Christian in a mythological sense rather than in an evangelical way. It's playing with Catholic ideas of Angels and fate. It isn't reliant on rallying the faithful. The Exorcist is a Christian movie as is William Peter Blatty's The 9th Configuration. I think the current crop are from that holy roller and politicised wing of Christianity.
That's a good point. Some of the best movies that deal with spiritual elements are movies that don't usually try to rally the faithful. Even as a conservative christian (and yet I love watching the cinema snob I know that's odd), I have hated the recent batch of bible themed movies. They are just dead. They really don't give anyone anything to think about. I even have some of the same problems with some awards worthy movies from Hollywood (as in they try to stir discussion on issues but they just tell you how to think and what to feel. I find that just as insulting) Try watching the works of Andrei Tarkovsky or even some Robert Bresson films like Au Hasard Balthazar.
I know those recommendations above feel a little snobbish since Tarkovsky and Bresson are considered art house favorites but I feel those work because those films deal with spiritual themes but in a indirect way and in ways that one could relate to in life and not come off as condescending and stupid as this left behind movie. (again that's the way I see it). By the way, I don't really care for Kirk Cameron either but I'm not the kind to call him names or anything like that. To me he is just really bland.
And Brad, please keep up the Terence Malick jokes. Even though I like a few of Malick's movies (namely Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The New World) your jokes about him in your snob reviews really make me laugh. Brad, Jake, and others working the site Keep up the good work and thanks for the laughs.
I agree about Hollywood movies. A lot of the stuff that gets praised is from the tradition of highlighting an issue and telling you what to think about it.
I've seen most of Tarkovsky's stuff and a few Robert Bresson movies. That kind of artsy thing and people who read serious novels and watch serious films was part of my childhood. So I don't see it as pretentious. To me that's what adults were interested in.
In fact I discovered Cinema Snob by accident when I typed cinema snobbery and horror into Google, coz I was looking for an actual cinema snob who was into the kind of horror and genre cinema I love and always seemed to end up arguing with people about.
They prefer to be called Sinful Dwarves Jake. for fucks sakes we need to be PC on the internet.
Oh my god! The Bros need to do cameos in Brad's stuff more often. I need more Broseph and Broski!!!!!
Aww man sorry for ripping on you Jake for thinking that you are not whiter than milk. i did't realize you have the Michael Jackson disease that turns soul brothers as white as Powder.
Jake has vitiligo, like Michael Jackson? Well, that explains a lot.
As it turns out, Brad: the little person actor is Martin Klebba, born in Troy, Michigan.
So you could indeed say he is a "Troy-er". :P
I endorse Brads thoughts on Kirk Cameron
My favorite editing screw up is where, in the finale, you can see an additional person in a stewardess uniform that is not the person who's one of the leads, even though the one who is one of the leads is definitely the only stewardess left.
Huge props to Brad for bringing out the banana . . . that Cameron is known for, but let's be clear. It's his Aussie "hetero life mate" Ray Comfort that is the true banana man. Like Scotsman, but soberer and higher in pot=ass=ium.
I dunno man, stuffing a pot up my ass sounds pretty good right about now. It can join the coors light and turkey leg from last Thursday.
Man I can't believe this a movie that can get made. Brad what would you think if Nic Cage played the Anti-Christ in a left behind movie?
Don't worry Brad, there's already a plan in place for the pets of raptured individuals: http://www.aftertherapturepetcare.com/
I would consider myself a an agnostic christian with a very liberal view of the bible.And my parents dont go to church except mabey on holidays and we dont consider ourselves part of a demonetization.Simply agnostic Christians. (we sorta believe in God but really cant know for sure until we die or demons start taking over since you cant prove God exists or doesnt and that most of the stuff in the bible is written by humans and only a small portion is possibly divinely inspired)
In the bible when they talk about the person next to you being gone I always took that to mean they died from a plague.Not that they were magically teleported.The only way to get to heaven if it even exists is to die.
I may need to brush up on my theology, but I think part of the point of the Rapture is that the faithful are brought up to heaven while still living. Then everybody else stays on earth to suffer through the Apocalypse where the rest of humanity dies off from plague, famine, and war over the course of 100 years. Then the people who were Raptured come back down and create Heaven on Earth where everybody lives in sinless peace and harmony for all eternity.
Except that the being brought up to heaven while still living part is a modern invention based on a verse that I believe is taken out of context which is referring to people dying in a plague or some disease.It never says theyll be still alive in heaven only that theyll be gone.Gone usually means your dead.
Heaven itself is not a biblical concept. The very idea of the Resurrection is that there IS no heaven, that when you're dead you're just dead, and that at the end you will return to life if you're a good Christian when Jesus comes. Your soul doesn't go anywhere when you die. If it did, what would be the point of a Resurrection?
And I hate to be the guy who brings up scripture to quote but in
Corinthians 5:6 it says
"Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord"
Basically that means if you are alive you cant be in heaven with God.
I was wondering why the name Kirk Cameron sounded familiar, and couldn't remember until you said "crocoduck". I try to keep as little of my brain-space possible dedicated to remembering idiots and their idiotic views. Fuck that guy. And fuck all these Christian-propaganda movies. And fuck the "War on Christmas". I celebrate Christmas, and I don't give half a damn about Christ, I just enjoy the spirit of kindness and giving you stupid motherfucker. Eat all of the dicks. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
I love that Jake kept calling the journalist Buckshot Jones.
I don't care if the movie's bad but I'm still praying that it will get a sequel just to hopefully see Cage square off against the anti-Christ.
How much Squinting did Chad Michael Murry do in this movie? Squinting and cocking his head to the side is like 66% if Chad Michael Murry's acting style. BTW, what's the name of the teenaged girl that tried to bite Jake's dick off?
I gotta ask this, and maybe it's just me. But was ANYONE reminded of that Simpsons episode, where Homer watches a movie and it's all about the Rapture, it can't be just me. Right?
Also, that Christmas movie sounds REALLY anger inducing. I mean, wow....That sounds like seven levels of "Fuck you"
I'm not gonna go over "not all Christians" again because ground is more than covered above but...
The "Rapture/Tribulation" idea is part and parcel of an evangelical doctrine known as dispensationalism, The idea, historically is brand spanking new (started picking up steam in the late 1800's) and full of logical and hermenuetical failings. To get the understanding of the Bible Dispensationalism espouses one has to combine and interpret several different texts from different authors/times/genres in a very particular way pretty much ignoring the context and history of the documents in favor of this particular way of reading (into) the Scriptures.
These ideas have no real root in ancient, medieval, or enlightenment Christianity, and the vast majority of Christians globally (mostly Catholics and Eastern Orthodox) have nothing to do with dispensationalism and several great books have been written which pretty sharply tear down the doctrine from a Biblical and Interpretive Standpoint.
The two books cited the most by dispensationalists, Daniel and Revelation, were both written when the religious community in question (Jews for Daniel, Early Christians for Revelation) were facing severe Persecution (actual persecution, executions and torture, not Kmart) and speak very heavily to the concept of the Way of God Triumphing through the longsuffering patience and service of His People. The Books both use very heavy symbolic imagery and make assumptions about the cultural knowledge of the people reading the text, that casual 21st century readers mostly lack.
(TL;DR The Rapture is a popular idea because of Evangelical Christianity's interest in the use of popular culture to spread its message and ideas, but is neither historical Christian doctrine or in the eyes of the majority of Christian Clergy and laypeople good Biblical Interpretation)
Lastly Greet me however you want during the Holidays, as long as you're nice.
Pfft I'm looking foreward to Unbroken because I'm always up for a WWII movie... plus my middle school obsession is playing that main Japanese douche bag you see in the trailer.
As far as not accepting peoples help. It's kind of tricky.
For example think of the following situation: You go to a selfcheckout line at a store and you have a cane, so a woman decides "hey he has a cane, he must want help" so she comes over and does the whole fucking job of ringing up for you. This is very enraging. I can understand if I was visibly struggling, but I wasn't. In this case I don't think that I'm stubborn for not wanting this kind of assistance. I really wanted to refuse it, but I just accepted it to be polite.
I mean I understand why Jake feels that way, he doesn't really have to worry about a feeling of his independence being taken away and people being excessively against people helping them is annoying.
For me it comes down to the difference between someone helping you do something versus someone doing something for you without asking.
Sorry if this was a bit rambly.
I think we can all agree the best movie about the rapture is "This is the End"
I always considered "Happy Holidays" to be a short way of saying "Merry Christmas and happy New Year". Fucking Kirk Cameron getting offended over something that isn't even a problem!
Catholics know that the bestselling "Left Behind" books and movies have grossly perverted Catholicism's biblical "rapture" doctrine - the only "rapture" view before 1830.
The 2000-year-old Catholic "rapture" (the "caught up" in I Thess. 4:17) occurs AFTER the final "tribulation" (post-tribulation) while the 185-year-old evangelical Protestant "rapture" supposedly occurs BEFORE it (pre-tribulation) and is said to be "imminent."
All Catholics should read journalist Dave MacPherson's "The Rapture Plot" (available by calling 800.643.4645) - the most accurate documentation on the history of the pretrib rapture which began in British cultic circles in 1830. By twisting Scripture, this new doctrine gave folks the (false) hope of being evacuated from earth before the chaos found in the book of Revelation.
"The Rapture Plot" reveals, for the first time, how a Plymouth Brethren historian, after John Darby's death, secretly and dishonestly changed the earliest "rapture" writings of the Irvingites (the first group publicly teaching a pretrib rapture) so that he could wrongfully credit P.B. leader Darby with "dispensationalism" as well as with that rapture view! (Some still view Darby as the "father of dispensationalism" even though MacPherson's book amply proves that Darby wasn't first or original with any crucial aspect of that system but subtly plagiarized others!)
The leading pretrib rapture merchandisers (Scofield, Lindsey, LaHaye etc.) are openly anti-Catholic and believe that the Antichrist during the coming tribulation will be headquartered in Rome (and you can guess where!).
For more shocks Google "Catholics Did NOT Invent the Rapture," "The Real Manuel Lacunza," "Pseudo-Ephraem Taught Pretrib - NOT!," "John Darby Did NOT Invent the Rapture," "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart" (she originated the pretrib rapture!), "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "Famous Rapture Watchers," "Evangelicals Use Occult Deception," "Pretrib Hypocrisy," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty."