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(Washington Times)   Hollywood is totally confused over the success of "The Bible" miniseries, wondering how the rest of country could be so out of touch with Hollywood's vain, shallow lack of values   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 185
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2013-03-17 04:56:58 PM
The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link
 
2013-03-17 04:59:45 PM
I'm not a believer and I'm watching it. I'm sure there are many others like myself.
 
2013-03-17 05:00:58 PM

Bob_Laublaw: The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link


Black Samson and black & Asian angels were nice touches.
 
2013-03-17 05:53:59 PM
What "values"? Incest?
 
2013-03-17 05:54:16 PM
You mean a series based on the Bible appeals to a predominantly Christian population???
 
2013-03-17 05:56:16 PM
I should probably point out that all of the "Hollywood is confused" stuff this article keeps going on about is 100% sarcastic assumptions.

Also, the Washington Times is a rag.
 
2013-03-17 06:00:30 PM
One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?
 
2013-03-17 06:06:28 PM

Bob_Laublaw: The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link


He's Portugese.

/take THAT, blue-eyed Messiahs who look like Ted Nugent!
 
2013-03-17 06:08:07 PM
The only time I'd reach for the Washington Times is if I just dropped a massive, Taco Bell fueled dump and I looked over and saw that the toilet paper roll was empty.
 
2013-03-17 06:12:01 PM
It's a violent book filled with war and incest. I'd say it's right up their alley!
 
2013-03-17 06:13:03 PM

NewportBarGuy: It's a violent book filled with war and incest. I'd say it's right up their alley!


Maybe Ted Nugent is right for the part after all.
 
2013-03-17 06:17:24 PM

Krymson Tyde: One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?


If I had my way, actors portraying people from the ancient near east, Greece and Rome would speak with Brooklyn accents.

I'm not joking.
 
2013-03-17 06:28:25 PM

eraser8: Krymson Tyde: One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?

If I had my way, actors portraying people from the ancient near east, Greece and Rome would speak with Brooklyn accents.

I'm not joking.


cdn2.blogs.babble.com

"Yondah lies da castle of my faddah."
 
2013-03-17 06:44:21 PM

Bob_Laublaw: The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link


Stop promoting liberal lies as the truth, you historical revisionist you. Jesus was whiter than the pale lilies on your lawn.

i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-17 06:45:30 PM

Sgt Otter: eraser8: Krymson Tyde: One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?

If I had my way, actors portraying people from the ancient near east, Greece and Rome would speak with Brooklyn accents.

I'm not joking.



"Yondah lies da castle of my faddah."


I know it's not Brooklyn, but
i658.photobucket.com
Yo, let my people go. Ya know?
 
2013-03-17 06:51:59 PM

Krymson Tyde: Bob_Laublaw: The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link

Black Samson and black & Asian angels were nice touches.


Okay, best place to ask this as any: Who the fark played Samson? I'm sure I've seen him, think he played a thug in  The World Is Not Enough but I can't even find him there....
 
2013-03-17 06:53:40 PM

eraser8: Krymson Tyde: One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?

If I had my way, actors portraying people from the ancient near east, Greece and Rome would speak with Brooklyn accents.

I'm not joking.


"I told him, Julie, don't go..."
 
2013-03-17 06:53:56 PM
Comedy of the year.
 
2013-03-17 06:57:30 PM
Almost every movie with low moral standards fails at the box office but is praised by Hollywood elite, while so called wholesome movies succeed. But the movers and shakers in Hollywood consider any movie denouncing God or religion to be avant-garde  and praise the writers producers and such. Used to be when the Jews owed Hollywood they liked sand and sandals movies because they were sure money in the bank. I know times change but people don't, most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.
 
2013-03-17 07:10:00 PM

maxalt: Almost every movie with low moral standards fails at the box office but is praised by Hollywood elite, while so called wholesome movies succeed. But the movers and shakers in Hollywood consider any movie denouncing God or religion to be avant-garde  and praise the writers producers and such. Used to be when the Jews owed Hollywood they liked sand and sandals movies because they were sure money in the bank. I know times change but people don't, most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.


I got you tagged as "right wing derp."

nailed it
 
2013-03-17 07:14:43 PM
*reads article*
*nobody confounded*
 
2013-03-17 07:17:35 PM

Mentat: You mean a series based on the Bible appeals to a predominantly Christian population???


Hmm, it's a wacky idea, but it just might work.
 
2013-03-17 07:23:53 PM
My son's been watching it.  We aren't religious and every time is try and explain what Christians believe he thought I was messing with him.  I understand why, when you've not been raised with it.  You should have seen his face when Moses parted the Red Sea.   I kind of wish every religion made a movie, so as to better understand them.
 
2013-03-17 07:31:29 PM

sleeps in trees: My son's been watching it.  We aren't religious and every time is try and explain what Christians believe he thought I was messing with him.  I understand why, when you've not been raised with it.  You should have seen his face when Moses parted the Red Sea.   I kind of wish every religion made a movie, so as to better understand them.


Yeah ... from an outside point of view, religious people believe in some whacky shiat.
 
2013-03-17 07:31:49 PM

eraser8: If I had my way, actors portraying people from the ancient near east, Greece and Rome would speak with Brooklyn accents.
I'm not joking.


I think portraying the Roman Empire like NY Italian mafia thugs would be the most accurate portrayal of ancient history ever devised.
 
2013-03-17 07:32:30 PM
Whoa subby. Are you telling us that people are are absolutely stuck in their own little fantasy world are attracted to bible movie/shows like flies to your ass as it spews shiat out in to the forest?

/Religion: one of the biggest metal healthcare issues known to humankind.
 
2013-03-17 07:33:16 PM
Says the paper owned by the Moonies.
 
2013-03-17 07:36:09 PM

maxalt: Almost every movie with low moral standards fails at the box office but is praised by Hollywood elite, while so called wholesome movies succeed. But the movers and shakers in Hollywood consider any movie denouncing God or religion to be avant-garde  and praise the writers producers and such. Used to be when the Jews owed Hollywood they liked sand and sandals movies because they were sure money in the bank. I know times change but people don't, most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.


'God fearing folk' like the ones in flyover America that bought up the majority of tickets to 'Magic Mike'? That's some wholesome entertainment alright. Fun for the whole family.
 
2013-03-17 07:39:00 PM

maxalt: most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.


In other news, porn is now apparently considered wholesome entertainment.
 
2013-03-17 07:41:06 PM
This should not be a big surprise, period movies based on ancient epic stories have done well even in recent times, The 300 broke box office records, Gladiator was one of the highest grossing films of 2000.  The stories from the Bible, especially in the Old Testament are interesting stories.  Some people look at them from the religious stand point, others look at them the same way they look at Homer's Odyssey or Aesop's Fables.

The reason Hollywood doesn't make more of these movies is because they are too expensive, people expect a better product on the big screen than basic cable.
 
2013-03-17 07:44:22 PM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: 'God fearing folk' like the ones in flyover America that bought up the majority of tickets to 'Magic Mike'? That's some wholesome entertainment alright. Fun for the whole family.


Well, watching Joe Mangiello dancing shirtless on a giant screen is a religious experience.
 
2013-03-17 07:45:02 PM

NewportBarGuy: It's a violent book filled with war and incest. I'd say it's right up their alley!


That's it. Even for non-religious people, it's something violent and grandiose to put out before Game of Thrones comes back.
 
2013-03-17 07:45:59 PM

Tom_Slick: This should not be a big surprise, period movies based on ancient epic stories have done well even in recent times, The 300 broke box office records, Gladiator was one of the highest grossing films of 2000.  The stories from the Bible, especially in the Old Testament are interesting stories.  Some people look at them from the religious stand point, others look at them the same way they look at Homer's Odyssey or Aesop's Fables.

The reason Hollywood doesn't make more of these movies is because they are too expensive, people expect a better product on the big screen than basic cable.


What always surprised me was the lack of any movies about when the Mongols nearly wiped out the Islamic Caliphate, given the rather intense anti-Muslim bias in America. Then again, it was brown on brown violence, and the Mongols were nowhere near the homoerotic conservative fapfest that the Spartans were.
 
2013-03-17 07:46:11 PM
I have to say, I enjoy the nordic porn that comes on after it better.
 
2013-03-17 07:46:57 PM
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2013-03-17 07:47:20 PM
Maybe people are watching it because they hope that the better ratings are for this type of show, less airtime will be devoted to dreck like Pwned Stars and axe-holes.
 
2013-03-17 07:47:32 PM
Thought about trying it, but it didn't appear to be available to on Hulu. Luckily Vikings is, the one I was really interested in. Thor is way more awesomer than Jesus. Get a haircut, hippy.

Though I will say the fire god in Game of Thrones seem like he might have his shiat together. He's got pretty decent taste in priestesses, and he spawns shadowy assassins instead of sacrificial lambs.
 
2013-03-17 07:48:03 PM
This just in:

People love history so long as its full of sex and violence.

/Rome
//Tudors
///Spartacus
 
2013-03-17 07:48:07 PM
Meh.  It's obvious they left the ending open as a teaser for the sequel.
 
2013-03-17 07:48:49 PM

Sgt Otter: eraser8: Krymson Tyde: One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?

If I had my way, actors portraying people from the ancient near east, Greece and Rome would speak with Brooklyn accents.

I'm not joking.

[cdn2.blogs.babble.com image 320x240]

"Yondah lies da castle of my faddah."


Edward G Robinson in The Ten Commandments is awesome

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-17 07:49:34 PM

LectertheChef: Then again, it was brown on brown violence, and the Mongols were nowhere near the homoerotic conservative fapfest that the Spartans were.


That's the reason no way to include muscled up white dudes.
 
2013-03-17 07:51:29 PM

Ishkur: People love history so long as its full of sex and violence.

 
Well, lucky for them history is full of that sort of thing.


\heard the book was better.
 
2013-03-17 07:51:49 PM

maxalt: Almost every movie with low moral standards fails at the box office but is praised by Hollywood elite, while so called wholesome movies succeed. But the movers and shakers in Hollywood consider any movie denouncing God or religion to be avant-garde  and praise the writers producers and such. Used to be when the Jews owed Hollywood they liked sand and sandals movies because they were sure money in the bank. I know times change but people don't, most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.


Look at this post everyone. Look and point and laugh.

By the way, good job back-dating this alt account, max.
 
2013-03-17 07:51:51 PM
Eh. Vikings is better, and became pretty awesome when they went and slaughtered the entire monastery last week. Made me love those sea-going scamps even more.
 
2013-03-17 08:01:12 PM
I would love for someone who isn't a fervent believer to film stories from the bible. It has good stories that would be even better with critical thought applied.
 
2013-03-17 08:04:31 PM

bborchar: I would love for someone who isn't a fervent believer to film stories from the bible. It has good stories that would be even better with critical thought applied.


It's not a movie, but here you go:
The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
 
2013-03-17 08:06:36 PM

LectertheChef: maxalt: most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.

In other news, porn is now apparently considered wholesome entertainment.


Or at least both real and ironic.  Like "Scripture" can be, come to think of it.

Ishkur: This just in:

People love history so long as its full of sex and violence.

/Rome
//Tudors
///Spartacus


////French Revolution
//Nazi Germany
//the Antebellum South - yes, true
//lots of 20th C. 3rd World dictatorships
 
2013-03-17 08:07:13 PM

bborchar: I would love for someone who isn't a fervent believer to film stories from the bible. It has good stories that would be even better with critical thought applied.


Get ready for Noah, the new Aranofsky movie.
 
2013-03-17 08:10:00 PM

Krymson Tyde: Bob_Laublaw: The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link

Black Samson and black & Asian angels were nice touches.


And of course the Asian one was basically a ninja.
 
2013-03-17 08:11:26 PM

kingoomieiii: I should probably point out that all of the "Hollywood is confused" stuff this article keeps going on about is 100% sarcastic assumptions.

Also, the Washington Times is a rag.


This. I heard Mike Huckabee saying the same thing on the radio earlier this week. I haven't heard/seen/read anyone from Hollywood expressing their dumbfounded amazement.

/Huckabee rags a lot, too
 
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