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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 31
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2013-03-17 06:57:30 PM
6 votes:
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 07:48:03 PM
4 votes:
This just in:

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

/Rome
//Tudors
///Spartacus
2013-03-17 07:10:00 PM
4 votes:

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 06:08:07 PM
4 votes:
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 07:33:16 PM
3 votes:
Says the paper owned by the Moonies.
2013-03-17 05:56:16 PM
3 votes:
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 04:56:58 PM
3 votes:
The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link
2013-03-17 07:45:59 PM
2 votes:

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 07:31:29 PM
2 votes:

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 05:54:16 PM
2 votes:
You mean a series based on the Bible appeals to a predominantly Christian population???
2013-03-17 05:53:59 PM
2 votes:
What "values"? Incest?
2013-03-17 04:59:45 PM
2 votes:
I'm not a believer and I'm watching it. I'm sure there are many others like myself.
2013-03-17 10:06:09 PM
1 votes:
sheesh, the anti-religious crowd gets all sandy vagina over everything.

/nope not christian,
//didn't watch it.
///don't think by beliefs are threatened by its success
2013-03-17 09:25:18 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

The most popular movie of all time is an anti-corporate, anti-war, pro-environmental hippie love fest.
2013-03-17 09:17:58 PM
1 votes:

albert71292: A show about the Bible on the "History Channel" is equivalent to having a show about fire-breathing dragons on "Animal Planet".


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2013-03-17 08:37:25 PM
1 votes:
Who's confused?

Not one actual quote from anyone expressing confusion.

But we know a lot of people must be because everyone in Hollywood thinks the same way and the Washington Times has them all figured out.
2013-03-17 08:33:01 PM
1 votes:

albert71292: A show about the Bible on the "History Channel" is equivalent to having a show about fire-breathing dragons on "Animal Planet".


Believe in it or not, but the Bible, and Christianity as a whole, has had a major effect on world history. I'd be all for History Channel doing similar productions based on other religions' texts. I'd go so far as to say a comparative religion course should be part of standard high school curriculum.
2013-03-17 08:32:36 PM
1 votes:

trotsky: 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.


So. You're sooooo tolerant of different ideas that you like to see religious people killed.
Christians AND Muslims AND Hindus?
Or just Christians?

You're a religious bigot.
2013-03-17 08:27:49 PM
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: Yeah... from a religious point of view. atheists believe in some whacy shiat too.


Generally speaking, any fanatic, no matter what their belief set, believes in wacky shiat.
2013-03-17 07:49:34 PM
1 votes:

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 07:47:20 PM
1 votes:
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 07:41:06 PM
1 votes:
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 07:39:00 PM
1 votes:

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 07:36:09 PM
1 votes:

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 07:32:30 PM
1 votes:
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 07:23:53 PM
1 votes:
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 06:53:56 PM
1 votes:
Comedy of the year.
2013-03-17 06:44:21 PM
1 votes:

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 06:17:24 PM
1 votes:

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 06:12:01 PM
1 votes:
It's a violent book filled with war and incest. I'd say it's right up their alley!
2013-03-17 06:00:30 PM
1 votes:
One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?
 
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