Category Movies

So angry!

With Oscar fever in full swing, I decided to watch a bunch of movies that were nominated for various categories. There were some great movies, some good movies, and some movies that just make me so mad. I want to talk about the latter, a documentry. Jesus Camp. This is about a group of kids going to Jesus Camp, a camp run by a (somewhat insane) lady for conservative christians. It is worth a watch, simply to see how fanatical people can be. Not to give too much away, but at the camp they seem to do some normal camp things, go-karting etc, while also doing extreme things, like getting kids to smash cups (with hammers) with the word government on them, as well as shaking and speaking in tongues. It is quite disturbing to see the adults do to the children...

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Surprising little gems

I watch movies. I enjoy movies. I love movies. But not all movies (don’t get me started on Lord of the Rings). When I watch a movie, I expect to be entertained, as you do, but am not really expecting to get much more out of the experience. Occasionally, I am pleasently surprised. This seems to happen with older movies, rather than the new ones being churned out filled with things that had been done before. Cliché. There, I said it. Just the other day I encountered one of these startling movies. A quaint little flick from the mid 80’s… Back to the Future. I was highly impressed with it, a little dated, no doubt, but still awesome to a first time viewer over 20 years later...

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