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02-09-2016, 11:13 AM
TTA Podcast 279: God Awful Movies




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03-09-2016, 03:37 AM
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Probably my favorite recent episode, love actually being able to see the GAM crew. Eli Bosnick is the fucking best thing to happen to Christian cinema since the crucifixion. Tongue

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03-09-2016, 12:55 PM
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(03-09-2016 03:37 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Probably my favorite recent episode, love actually being able to see the GAM crew. Eli Bosnick is the fucking best thing to happen to Christian cinema since the crucifixion. Tongue

I agree. He's brilliant.

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03-09-2016, 01:10 PM
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The GAM guys are the only atheist reviewers as scathing about Christian cinema as I am. Bible Reloaded? Jaclyn Glenn? Etc. All far too polite in their reviews.

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03-09-2016, 02:00 PM
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(03-09-2016 01:10 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  The GAM guys are the only atheist reviewers as scathing about Christian cinema as I am. Bible Reloaded? Jaclyn Glenn? Etc. All far too polite in their reviews.

The lack of swearing makes TBR more recommended for someone who does not like too much swearing.

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03-09-2016, 04:22 PM
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(03-09-2016 02:00 PM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 01:10 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  The GAM guys are the only atheist reviewers as scathing about Christian cinema as I am. Bible Reloaded? Jaclyn Glenn? Etc. All far too polite in their reviews.

The lack of swearing makes TBR more recommended for someone who does not like too much swearing.

Good point. It was interesting to see how "on their best behavior" both the GAM and TBR guys were when on the air with Seth's more family friendly show than their own. Though totally with you that TBR is much more polite and less likely to curse a lot in their reviews than GAM.

I think my main issue with Christian cinema is that it can be done right and tell a good story, just like secular cinema. Instead, it's like porn, we know the tropes, we know the characters, we know how it's going to end. For every Ben Hur or Prince of Egypt, there's a thousand God's Not Deads or Christian Mingle: The Movie. (And the worst part is that I don't think my hyperbole on the ratio is that far off.)

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03-09-2016, 08:35 PM
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(03-09-2016 04:22 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 02:00 PM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  The lack of swearing makes TBR more recommended for someone who does not like too much swearing.

Good point. It was interesting to see how "on their best behavior" both the GAM and TBR guys were when on the air with Seth's more family friendly show than their own. Though totally with you that TBR is much more polite and less likely to curse a lot in their reviews than GAM.

I think my main issue with Christian cinema is that it can be done right and tell a good story, just like secular cinema. Instead, it's like porn, we know the tropes, we know the characters, we know how it's going to end. For every Ben Hur or Prince of Egypt, there's a thousand God's Not Deads or Christian Mingle: The Movie. (And the worst part is that I don't think my hyperbole on the ratio is that far off.)


"The biggest problem with porn isn't that it makes you confuse lust for love, the biggest problem is that it makes you think pizza delivery guys get laid!" - Noah, GAMcast

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04-09-2016, 02:26 AM
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(03-09-2016 04:22 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  I think my main issue with Christian cinema is that it can be done right and tell a good story, just like secular cinema. Instead, it's like porn, we know the tropes, we know the characters, we know how it's going to end. For every Ben Hur or Prince of Egypt, there's a thousand God's Not Deads or Christian Mingle: The Movie. (And the worst part is that I don't think my hyperbole on the ratio is that far off.)

I agree. The story can be OK as long as they ignore the bible, a la Risen.

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04-09-2016, 08:00 AM
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Lifetime channel did an interesting pseudo-Biblical two part mini-series that I really enjoyed, called The Red Tent (based on the novel of the same name by Anita Diamant), about some of the events in the life of Jacob and his family, as told mainly from the perspective of his daughter, Dinah. It's interesting not only because it tells the story from the women's point of view but because it adds back in some of the archaeological finds that tell us about the early polytheism of the people who would become the Israelites, including the worship of Asherah.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Of course, I may have been swayed by the fact that one of the main characters was played by Morena Baccarin, who was Inarra on Firefly. Big Grin




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04-09-2016, 04:40 PM
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(03-09-2016 08:35 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 04:22 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Good point. It was interesting to see how "on their best behavior" both the GAM and TBR guys were when on the air with Seth's more family friendly show than their own. Though totally with you that TBR is much more polite and less likely to curse a lot in their reviews than GAM.

I think my main issue with Christian cinema is that it can be done right and tell a good story, just like secular cinema. Instead, it's like porn, we know the tropes, we know the characters, we know how it's going to end. For every Ben Hur or Prince of Egypt, there's a thousand God's Not Deads or Christian Mingle: The Movie. (And the worst part is that I don't think my hyperbole on the ratio is that far off.)


"The biggest problem with porn isn't that it makes you confuse lust for love, the biggest problem is that it makes you think pizza delivery guys get laid!" - Noah, GAMcast
Oh Noah. LOL. Does that mean he doesn't deliver the sausage after all?

(04-09-2016 02:26 AM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 04:22 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  I think my main issue with Christian cinema is that it can be done right and tell a good story, just like secular cinema. Instead, it's like porn, we know the tropes, we know the characters, we know how it's going to end. For every Ben Hur or Prince of Egypt, there's a thousand God's Not Deads or Christian Mingle: The Movie. (And the worst part is that I don't think my hyperbole on the ratio is that far off.)

I agree. The story can be OK as long as they ignore the bible, a la Risen.

Risen, as much as I enjoyed it, should get the award for most awkward Jesus scene, and most intentionally awkward Jesus scene, both for the scene with the Tribune and the risen Christ. "Uh...I was there when you died." "I know." "I helped..." "I know." I half expected, "So does that mean we're cool Lord?" Also, randomly, as cheesy as the end of Pilate and Draco Malfoy's (no I don't know the actor's name and I'm being lazy...) part of the story was, I laughed at, "We'll probably never hear from them again."

(04-09-2016 08:00 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Lifetime channel did an interesting pseudo-Biblical two part mini-series that I really enjoyed, called The Red Tent (based on the novel of the same name by Anita Diamant), about some of the events in the life of Jacob and his family, as told mainly from the perspective of his daughter, Dinah. It's interesting not only because it tells the story from the women's point of view but because it adds back in some of the archaeological finds that tell us about the early polytheism of the people who would become the Israelites, including the worship of Asherah.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Of course, I may have been swayed by the fact that one of the main characters was played by Morena Baccarin, who was Inarra on Firefly. Big Grin




...Morena Baccarin you say? Hallowed are the Ori and their Orici. The Visitors are of peace, always. Best courtesan ever. *marks for watch later*

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