Over at Aleteia this last week, I got to spend some more quality time with The Rock, this time as he suits up to take on the evil forces of Cobra in G.I. Joe Retaliation. Sure, it sounds bad, but I was the lucky one. While I got to watch the weekend’s box office winner, Jennilee Miller over at Schaeffer’s Ghost chose the opposite route and sat through the unmitigated bomb that was The Host. Strangely, amidst the near universal hatred of the movie (an incredible 11% at Rotten Tomatoes, that’s career ruining numbers folks), Ms. Miller still managed to find in the story an oddly compelling argument for upholding pro-life beliefs.
Speaking of strange, for those who watched the History Channel’s epic miniseries, The Bible, Entertainment Weekly notes that some weird things happened on set during the filming. And as long as we’re on the subject of television, why not stop by Romish Graffiti where Scott W. continues his trek through the wilds of Netflix streaming with a look at the short lived series The Chicago Code, then head on over to Acts of the Apostasy where LarryD laments how same sex marriage is ruining his beloved Doctor Who.
In other somewhat television related news, over at The American Catholic Donald R. McClarey continues his survey of onscreen portrayals of Pontius Pilate with one we just had to mention, famed TV star Telly Savalas. You know, I admit the man may have played a cool cop on Kojac, but in the movies he was just plain vicious. Not only did he order the death of Christ (The Greatest Story Ever Told) and kill the wife of James Bond (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), but he finally just up and appeared as Satan himself (Lisa and the Devil). Who loves you, baby? Not Telly if he was in a movie.
But enough of all that silliness, how about some porn? Well, sort of. Okay, truth be told, none at all. Really, it’s just Patrick Archbold spending some time at Creative Minority Report wondering if the existence of porn actually causes Hollywood to produce cleaner mainstream movies.
And finally, there’s no religious content involved, but there’s no way I could not mention that MANOS: The Hands of Fate video game app is finally available for Android devices. I’ve just side loaded it to my Kindle Fire, so if you don’t hear from me for awhile, you’ll know why.