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Beware of vampy pics in this post! They’re not all PG, but nothing X rated I promise. 🙂
It’s hard to believe Little Nicky came out 13 years ago. I loved the movie then – I was kind of fourteen, but I loved it. I have that kind of sense of humor… I like immature jokes and hilarious costumes.
Adam Sandler plays the good son of Satan. Read the rest of this entry
Lately, Biblical FanFiction has just been jumping out at me left, right, and center. This weekend, I watched Oz: The Great and Powerful, and was surprised not only by the color and charisma of the movie, but by a fun Biblical Fan Fiction reference that inspired this blog post.
So, because I’m a raving-crazy Joe Manganiello fan, I purchased HBO for my satellite system when the new season of True Blood started. *grin*
As a result, I have MOVIE CHANNELS!!!! *choir sings*
The Book of Eli came on last night after True Blood. I’m so glad I stayed up to watch the whole thing.
WOW. Okay, before I go any further, I want to say a few things. This movie will ONLY appeal to you if you like filthy adult humor, Biblical FanFiction/Apocalyptic tales, and celebrities making fun of themselves nonstop for an hour and forty-seven minutes. Since that’s EXACTLY my type of movie, I saw This Is The End last night and LOVED it!
So, the brief plot stuff. In a nutshell, Seth Rogen and his buddies from all his movies get together for a party at James Franco’s house (they’re really playing themselves! And dropping hilarious other-movie references throughout!) when the world ends. Rhianna falls into a sinkhole, Michael Cera gets impaled by a signpost, and as the food/water supply inside Franco’s house dwindles away, the party slows down. Eventually, all hell breaks loose.
Seriously, the horned demons start coming out and killing people. Emma Watson shows up with an ax and completely misinterprets what she overhears, freaks out, and steals some of their supplies. So the guys – with tensions mounting – have to venture outside to try and secure supplies.
On top of the demons chasing them, and an all-grown-up little wizardess taking off with their water, Danny McBride wastes a bunch of supplies, Jonah Hill gets possessed by a demon, and the bromantic disagreements put relationships to the test, and challenge the bravery of everyone in the house.
Ultimately, it’s a story of redemption. Be a good person and you’ll go to heaven. Be a douchebag, and you’ll burn in the rapture with all the demons and cannibals. And they all learn to recognize their inner douchebaggery and be better people! Except for a couple of them.
I was so pleasantly surprised by this movie. It wasn’t my first choice to see, but it was the only available movie time we could make. I honestly wanted to see the new Star Trek movie instead, but man am I glad we saw This Is The End! I was rolling with laughter throughout (again, that immature, gross-out humor, ya know), and I admired the way Biblical FanFiction was laced into such an unexpected story. I love the humorous twist on Biblical FanFiction, and I admire the creators of the movie for pushing the envelope that far. I have no doubt that this movie will offend many people. But since the actors spend 80% of the movie making fun of themselves, too, can you really get mad at them? It’s a movie about not taking yourself too seriously, and corruption in Hollywood, and putting friendship and good deeds above all else.
At least, that’s what it’s about in the end. In the beginning of This Is The End, it kinda seems like it’s just about movies and drugs.
But I loved it. It was even more believable – the scary scenes, I mean – because the actors were playing themselves. More realistic. The action was quite intense. Almost like… “Noo!!! You can’t kill Seth Rogen, you bad monster! Noooo!!”
If you’re not easily offended by body fluid jokes and satirical takes on rapture stories, this movie is for you!
This post is going to touch on a number of subjects – all that I feel passionately about, and all that have some connection to The Miracle at Haarlem by Cornelius Van Haarlem. This blog post represents my beliefs and opinions, and does not reflect the views of other bloggers on New Stories, Old Book unless otherwise expressed by each blogger. I’m gonna need one of these:
We have an attitude problem in our society, and this painting – and the controversy surrounding its title – is a perfect example of the attitude we need to change. Now, in the case of The Monk and The Nun by Cornelius Van Haarlem, the true meaning behind the picture was skewed in a way that I think was totally intentional, and meant to blast the church, while at the same time burying an even deeper meaning that has so much significance to my personal life I just had to blog about it. The painting’s name was changed: Biblical FanFiction used to smack down those who would rise against power.
***Movie Spoiler Alert!*** If you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want it to be spoiled, go watch it and come back. You won’t regret it. Awesome, awesome stuff.
People named Joe seem to be a powerful bunch of people. For once, I’m not talking about Joe Manganiello, though I really could talk about him alllll day long. This time, I’m talking about the Joes in Looper, a movie I watched about self-sacrifice.
Now, I’m disappointed I missed the beginning of the film, because from what I’ve read, it’s brutal and creepy and freaking awesome. My best friend told me about the film a while ago, too. One of the Joes is Bruce Willis, and he goes by Old Joe. The other Joe is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so let’s have three cheers for hot Joes. Read the rest of this entry
Constantine is the story of John Constantine, played by the oh-so-YUMMM-o Keanu Reeves. He’s damned to Hell for committing suicide, although he was dead for such a brief period of time that he was revived and is granted powers that he uses as a guardian in an attempt to atone for his sin. But he ends up with cancer from chain-smoking (don’t wreck your pretty teeth, Keanu!), and fighting against time to send demons back to Hell. Read the rest of this entry
Before I start this off, let me thank Amy Cavenaugh for the idea for this post! She mentioned Lord of The Rings in a comment on my last post about Samson’s hair and symbols of power. The One Ring is a FANTASTIC example of a symbol of power, especially one that both binds people together and tears them apart.
Lord of the Rings has been debated as an allegory for so many different things that I tend to just watch it for the entertainment value, and not bother trying to look for the subtleties discussed by critics and fans alike. But Amy’s comment about the One Ring being a symbol of power got me thinking of the Biblical connections in LoTR, which end up being more representations of every spirituality and walk of life. But that’s one of the beautiful things about the series: every person can find at least one thing with which to identify in the series through the variety of characters and belief systems. Read the rest of this entry
I’m always shocked to see what kind of Biblical connections we can make in fiction where there are none intended. Samson’s Hair is a symbol of power, and it comes from a looooong and bloody story with lots of death, and there’s no happily-ever-after. But one thing that sets the story apart from others is the symbol of strength – something that’s sometimes lacking in Biblical stories due to the fear of worshipping false idols.
The story goes Read the rest of this entry