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ZRE Podcast #3- Godzilla Trailers, Non-Stop, Son of God, and a New Matrix?

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 03/01/2014 by McCutcheon

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Between all these things I just don’t know how we’re going to cover it! Hopefully we can do it all in the short amount of time we have! Will our heroes be able to okay I’ll stop. This week we go over the things above plus a little more recent movie news with Bryce and his oh-so soothing radio voice.

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The Problem with Christian Movies (From a Christian)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 02/28/2014 by McCutcheon

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It was bound to happen. As soon as I saw the poster for the recently released Son of God movie, I knew exactly where this was going to go. Church groups would buy advanced tickets, it would be talked about by anybody that even heard a movie about Jesus was coming out.

It’s already much closer to being under the radar than Passion of the Christ was but then again, this wasn’t directed by Mel Gibson and acted in a completely different language.

And it doesn’t need to be Passion. I don’t hold that as the standard for biblical movies as much as I do the standard for movies featuring Jesus but even still, it’s difficult subject matter. But why couldn’t it have been better?

And for that matter, why can’t so-called Christian movies just be better? Continue reading

Movie Review: Son of God

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 02/28/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Diogo Morgado, Joe Wreddon, Darwin Shaw, Roma Downey, Amber Rose Reven,

Rated PG-13 intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence , Running time 138 minutes, Drama

Compare to: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Jesus Film (1979)

When it comes to adaptions, I’m not sure if any book is more difficult to take on than stories in the Bible. Whether the viewer is a believer or not can have a major impact on how you appreciate the movie itself. In comparison, The Hunger Games movies may still be enjoyed by people who aren’t fans of the books.

How you felt about this movie from the trailer or even the poster, will determine exactly how you feel about this movie. Did it seem idiotic? Then that’s how you’ll feel about it. Did it look captivating or enthralling? Then that’s how you’ll feel when watching it. Did it seem like it had a powerful message wrapped in corniness? You get the idea. Continue reading