I WAS SKIMMING THE IMDB TODAY AND…

I WAS SKIMMING THE IMDB TODAY AND…

I saw this bit of trivia from the entry on Beowulf:

Angelina Jolie admitted in an interview that when she saw how her character looked, she was shocked to see how nude she really was, to the point that she said she was reluctant to allow Brad Pitt and her children to see the movie.

Uh… I can understand her not wanting the kids to see her (although that’s a bit prudish imo, it’s no worse than seeing mummy in a bikini after all.) but not letting BRAD see the movie because of that? I mean… isn’t he… kind of… you know… allowed to see her naked and junk?

Brad???? Tell us it ain’t so Bro!!!

Then in the news section I saw this:

Daniel Craig Says ‘Compass’ Not Anti-Religious

Casino Royale star Daniel Craig has come to the defense of The Golden Compass after the book on which it is based was ordered removed from school libraries in the Canadian province of Ontario. Catholic lay leaders in Canada and the U.S. have denounced the book as anti-Catholic in particular and antireligious in general. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, the largest Catholic lay group in the U.S., has called Compass “atheism for kids.” Kurt Bruner, author of Shedding Light on His Dark Materials, told CNSNews.com, a unit of the conservative Media Research Center, that the book and movie reflect “a story which is all about Satan overthrowing the authority of God.” But in an interview with the Toronto Globe & Mail, Craig, who has a featured role in Compass, said, “These books are not anti-religious. I think that mainly they’re anti-misuse of power — whether it’s religious or political.” Toronto bookseller Ben McNally noted that he found the actions of the school authorities curious given the fact that the books have been available in Ontario schools for more than a decade and are just now attracting controversy as the date for the movie’s premiere approaches. (It is due to open on Dec. 7.) “I mean, where have these people been?” McNally asked. And in an interview with the Christian Post, Golden Compass director Chris Weitz remarked, “I think it’s a shame that people are reacting to a movie they haven’t seen by attacking a book they haven’t understood.”

You know what bugs me the most about Religious wackos attacking movies or books by saying that they’re “trying to brainwash the children into following/being blah-blah-blah…”? It’s that they’re basically admitting that any movies, books or music that they make/approve of are, in fact, brainwashing too. Because why else would they be so uptight about hidden messages unless they thought that it could actually work? Which means that their own pro-religious films are meant to do nothing more than make little worshippers out of kids, right?

I’m so happy that I don’t live in the world that these people live in. One where religion is the only thing worth living for and my way of life is constantly threatened by sinister evil forces planning a secular takeover. A world where I’d have to rationalize using underhanded methods because the “enemy” is obviously using it. Shit people, I live in a nice happy world where everyone has the freedom to do whatever they want, even things I don’t personally like. I have no business and no interest meddling in other people’s affairs. But then again, I don’t need for everyone to think like me to know that I’m right. Maybe that’s got something to do with it.




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5 Comments on "I WAS SKIMMING THE IMDB TODAY AND…"

  1. Mark Bell on Tue, 27th Nov 2007 1:19 pm 

    How does Jolie explain “Gia” to the family, then? Or her flash in “Hackers”? Or “Pushing Tin”? Jolie nude is nothing new to the world…


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  2. Felix Vasquez Jr. on Tue, 27th Nov 2007 3:11 pm 

    Bwahaha, Brad Pitt is pussy whipped.

    Angelina: If you see me in Beowulf, you’re not seeing me tonight.
    Brad: But Angie.
    Angelina: Make a choice.
    Brad pouts
    Brad: Okay.


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  3. Felix Vasquez Jr. on Tue, 27th Nov 2007 3:12 pm 

    “You know what bugs me the most about Religious wackos attacking movies or books by saying that they’re “trying to brainwash the children into following/being blah-blah-blah…”? It’s that they’re basically admitting that any movies, books or music that they make/approve of are, in fact, brainwashing too.”

    And my man Jeremy in for one mind fuck of a comment! Dayum dude! You’re right on about that. The fanatical religious are so contradictory.


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  4. Tricia on Wed, 28th Nov 2007 1:06 pm 

    If I were Angie, I’d be more concerned about letting Brad hear that ridiculous accent.


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  5. Nathaniel on Thu, 29th Nov 2007 10:13 am 

    History is repeating itself. The attack launched at “The Golden Compass” is the same attack that was launched at both “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Dogma”. I believe it was Roger Ebert who called people such as Bill Donohue who want to ban films and books the consider dangerous “morality police”(although I’m sure he didn’t coin the term). I think the moniker fits.


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