Amazing Mash Up

April 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

Star Wars + Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures = Amazing Mash Up!

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This is amazing!

This is amazing!

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This is no Reel Parable. I tend to focus on movies that act as “parables” instead of movies that are more “literal.”

That said I do need to address Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Specifically, I want to encourage you to see it or at least thoroughly read up on it.

Why?

Because we need to talk about Darren Aronofsky’s Noah the way Paul talked about Athens’ alter to an unknown god and local poets. (Acts 17:16-34)

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is not your father’s Noah. It’s more like your hippie-uncle-who-took-way-too-many-hallucinogens-when-he-was-younger’s Noah.

Yea, you're gonna have a bad time.

Yea, you’re gonna have a bad time.

I really enjoyed the Fountain and the way Darren Aronofsky asked questions about life and death, love and suffering, eternity and what it means to be human, loved and known.

The biblical story of Noah is big, brooding and deep. I hoped Darren Aronofsky’s Noah would ask big, brooding , deep questions.

But it did not.

It did get a few “big ideas” right. Continue Reading…

The Greatest Love

March 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

There is no greater love than this…

***Spoilers Warning***

I don’t *think* that I give too much away, but you have been warned just in case.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty hides no secrets and knows exactly what type of movie it wants to be.

It is an inspiring movie. They know it. We know it. Critics know it. And it is inspiring!

Just look at this poster! Stop Dreaming. Start living. Awesome! Wise – and inspiring – words indeed.

Stop Dreaming. Start Living.

Stop Dreaming. Start Living.

Yes, this movie wants you to stop dreaming about living life and instead to go out and actually live life.

But what sets Walter Mitty apart from all the other “feel good” movies that also try to be inspire us? Continue Reading…