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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1035 on: March 30, 2014, 03:38:32 PM »
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.

That movie was actually a gateway to me exploring Christianity and taking it seriously on my own terms. It was when I was a freshman in high school or so. I remember walking all the way to the movie theater and back. I'm sure I could nitpick it to hell if I were to watch it again, but I was quite moved by it the first time around.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1036 on: March 30, 2014, 06:06:01 PM »
Divergent and American Hustle.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1037 on: March 30, 2014, 08:02:45 PM »
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.

That movie was actually a gateway to me exploring Christianity and taking it seriously on my own terms. It was when I was a freshman in high school or so. I remember walking all the way to the movie theater and back. I'm sure I could nitpick it to hell if I were to watch it again, but I was quite moved by it the first time around.

I could see it having that effect on someone. The healing of the blind man, Our Lord's clashes with the scribes, the resurrection appearances, were all very well done. The actor who portrayed Christ was good.  I was just expecting a better artistic experience, as I remember many comparing it favorably to more accomplished cinematic versions of Our Lord's life when it was released.
I watched Pasolini's The Gospel According to Matthew this afternoon. A beautiful movie, but definitely not for all tastes.

ETA: Two things that I really appreciated in The Gospel According to John were the wedding feast at Cana(Our Lady was portrayed very well), and the "I am the Bread of Life" discourse. I don't know how anyone could watch that scene and not understand that Our Lord is truly present in the Eucharist. The movie will probably grow on me in subsequent viewings. Whenever my mind builds up an expectation for a book or film, I'm usually disappointed on my initial viewing. I learn to appreciate it later.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1038 on: March 30, 2014, 08:31:57 PM »
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1039 on: March 30, 2014, 08:48:12 PM »
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.
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I bought the DVD from Amazon. I don't know if Netflix carries it or not.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1040 on: March 31, 2014, 04:59:21 AM »
I Spit On Your Grave. absolute shite. why did i even bother...?


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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1041 on: March 31, 2014, 08:54:20 AM »
I Spit On Your Grave. absolute shite. why did i even bother...?

One of the most disturbing movies ever made. I always thought that Roger Ebert's review was very apt.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1042 on: March 31, 2014, 05:42:34 PM »
oh nah i watched the 2012 remake of it, not the original one.


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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1043 on: March 31, 2014, 06:23:56 PM »
oh nah i watched the 2012 remake of it, not the original one.

I never knew there was a remake. That's what happens when you get old.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1044 on: March 31, 2014, 09:37:56 PM »
i think there was a sequel last year too...

still it could be worse. i was given a copy of the plot to read of a film which was being protested a while ago called "A Serbian Film". i don't know how anybody could possibly find that entertaining.


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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1045 on: April 04, 2014, 01:09:45 AM »
Captain America 2.

It was good and enjoyable. 
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1046 on: April 04, 2014, 01:15:21 AM »
"And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Providence is a present mystery by which our hope is confirmed and our faith solidified, if we give not into despair or disbelief.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1047 on: April 04, 2014, 11:49:03 AM »
:lol:

It was really good.  Everyone should see it.  The marvel cinematic universe is amazing.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1048 on: April 05, 2014, 06:36:24 PM »
I just saw Captain America 2 as well. It was great.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #1049 on: April 06, 2014, 12:57:39 AM »
Kelly's Heroes. It's a classic.