Friday, April 19, 2013

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Unfortunately, work has kept me from heavy blogging this week, but I did manage to take in two movies for Aleteia over the weekend. First I saw 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic with very little actual Jackie Robinson in it (still liked it though), and then I watched To The Wonder, which is Terrence Malick at his most Malicky.

But enough of all that drama, how about something more along the lines of what’s usually found around these parts, like say a thriller. For that, look no further than Romish Graffiti where Scott W. has some things to say about The Tall Man, a movie that knows what’s better for your children than you do.

They just don’t make’em like they used to, do they? Maybe that’s why Paul D. Miller over at Schaeffer's Ghost is reminiscing about Raiders of the Lost Ark and its depiction of the all consuming fire that is God.

Of course, some people don’t want to make them like they used to, and that doesn’t sit too well with Micah Murphy. At Truth & Charity, Micah explains why he’s had about enough of revisionist fantasy novels where the bad guys from earlier works are reimagined as poor put-upon innocents, compelling him to ask the question, “Who Hijacked My Fantasy Genre?”

And finally, as you may remember, a couple of weeks back we had a pretty good debate going on here at the B-Movie Catechism about ethics and zombies. One question we never asked, though, is “why isn't Jesus a zombie?” Louis Sullivan takes some time to answer that at Busted Halo.

Anyway, that should keep you busy until I get back into the swing of things here. See you then.

7 comments:

Cari Donaldson said...

"Now Showing At A Blog Near You" posts are my hands down favorite roundups on the web. This should tide me over- for a little bit.

EegahInc said...

I always feel like these are kind of my cheat posts, so I'm Glad to hear you like them.

Xena Catolica said...

The review of "Raiders" is hilarious! Maybe he should notice that the director is Jewish, and the bit with the fire in the eyes is from the Zohar....

Thanks for all the links!

EegahInc said...

"Maybe he should notice that the director is Jewish"

That's one of the things that made Last Crusade so interesting, because he didn't write the Christ angle off as myth or play it for comedy.

Scott W. said...

That's one of the things that made Last Crusade so interesting, because he didn't write the Christ angle off as myth or play it for comedy.

True. And notice that when the central relics are not Judeo/Christian (the shankara stones in ToD, and the crystal skull of the last one), the movies suck.

EegahInc said...

I've never watched the Crystal Skull and have no plans to. Just can't do it.

Scott W. said...

I've never watched the Crystal Skull and have no plans to. Just can't do it.

Put it this way, a friend of mine got to see Bruce Campbell give a talk and he was encouraged to do a follow up to the Evil Dead series and he replied, "I'm over 50 now, did we learn nothing from the last Indiana Jones movie"?