Monday, February 25, 2013

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There’s plenty of movie & religion talk going on right now, must be because of the Academy Awards. To begin with, my latest review for Aleteia is up. This time around I take a look at Snitch and try my best to explain why, though it will doubtless never be nominated for best picture, I actually kind of liked this movie starring The Rock.

Speaking of the Academy Awards, while you’re over at Aleteia, why not stick around and check out Daniel McInerny’s thoughts on the dirty hands at the Oscars.

But enough of that, right? What about the kind of movies we’re used to seeing around these parts? Well, for that, how about Warm Bodies, the zombie rom-com which Sr. Helena Burns surprisingly enjoyed.

Or there’s John Morehead from TheoFantastique looking for signs of religious fundamentalism in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

And finally, for those who want both bad movies and art together, then head on over to The Trousered Ape where the titular blogger has composed a ballad to Donovan’s Brain.

Happy reading, see you next time.

6 comments:

Cari said...

I hadn't heard of "Warm Bodies", until my mom told me that she and my brother both really liked it. That sort of recommendation is normally enough for me to write off a movie, so I was intrigued when I read Sr. Burns' review. Now if we could just convince someone that they'd love to babysit our kids, and we could go see it.

I'm not holding my breath.

EegahInc said...

Yeah, I'm not sure what to make of a zombie movie loved by nuns and mothers alike. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Bob the Ape said...

Thanks for the link!

I figured out a while ago that there are four degrees of separation between me and Donovan's brain:

I have:

1. A daughter, who was kissed by:

2. Former President George H. W. Bush, who was Vice-President under:

3. Ronald Reagan, who was married to:

4. Nancy Davis, who starred in:

Donovan's Brain.

(Bad movie?!)

EegahInc said...

Well, not bad to me of course, but it usually gets lumped in with all the other brain in a jar movies, not a genre that gets a lot of respect.

Bob the Ape said...

A flick with a brain in a jar,
One would think, would be bound to go far;
But the "cultured" declare
That it's
declassee fare -
Oh, it's tragic how blinkered they are!

EegahInc said...

You should turn that into a filk song, then I could make it my theme :)