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(Guardian)   Rick Santorum calls Hollywood "the devil's playground," would like to remind you he's now CEO of his own film studio and will be releasing a "timeless holiday film for the whole family" on November 22nd   (theguardian.com) divider line 77
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2013-10-25 01:07:06 PM
Santorum, a devout Catholic, was speaking on the Christian-oriented Trinity Broadcasting Network about the film...

Great - a Catholic in bed with Prosperity Gospel Protestants.  And they think the gays' bedroom habits are gross.
 
2013-10-25 01:13:23 PM
Oh yay, Kirk Cameron will still get work.
 
2013-10-25 01:15:15 PM
a "timeless holiday film for the whole family" on November 22nd

Nov 22? Must be a loop of the Kennedy assassination
 
2013-10-25 01:15:47 PM
A few years back, my wife and I decided to give one of those CBN specials a whirl around Christmas.

Bad idea.  Bad writing, uninspired animation, listless plot, and it just draaaaaagged.  Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.  I'm sure SantorumWorks will be just as blah-inspiring.
 
2013-10-25 01:18:12 PM

factoryconnection: Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.


Mediocre talents have long used the "Christian" label to sell crap because they can't do it on their own. Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.
 
2013-10-25 01:18:13 PM

Confabulat: Oh yay, Kirk Cameron will still get work.


Maybe it will be such a hit that there'll be more than 3 people at his next sad-ass birthday party.
 
2013-10-25 01:26:28 PM
He's so excited, he's worked himself into a froth.
 
2013-10-25 01:27:47 PM

factoryconnection: A few years back, my wife and I decided to give one of those CBN specials a whirl around Christmas.

Bad idea.  Bad writing, uninspired animation, listless plot, and it just draaaaaagged.  Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.  I'm sure SantorumWorks will be just as blah-inspiring.


Every time I have seen one of those movies it is exatly as you describe, but you left out how they dig up some actor from the 70s or 80s to star in it. IIRC there was a good fark story last year about a movie that was about decorating a city hall, because the war on christmas forbid it and a fathers fight to honor his son that died in the war.
 
2013-10-25 01:28:12 PM

Confabulat: Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.


If they have the fish on their trucks, advertising or estimates, run, don't walk to another contractor.
 
2013-10-25 01:28:58 PM

Confabulat: factoryconnection: Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.

Mediocre talents have long used the "Christian" label to sell crap because they can't do it on their own. Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.


I have a friend that handles licensing of DLC for various things.  One thing that surprised me was that the "Christian Rock" stuff always sells well, that if those folks have five bucks in their pocket they'll spend four of them to get something of that genre out of principle.
 
2013-10-25 01:29:47 PM
And by "releasing," he means ... oh god.
 
2013-10-25 01:31:19 PM
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2013-10-25 01:33:19 PM

jake_lex: Confabulat: Oh yay, Kirk Cameron will still get work.

Maybe it will be such a hit that there'll be more than 3 people at his next sad-ass birthday party.


That picture, if not shopped, is kinda sad. I'm not defending Cameron and his banana theories anytime soon, but damn.

Watched..."Fireproof" approximately once on TBN. Sorry, but I don't think that plan would work IRL.

Then again, I'm Episcopalian.
 
2013-10-25 01:34:34 PM
Because when you think quality filming, you think "heartwarming holiday films". This is the reason I block the Hallmark Channel in December. Worse writing than the Lifetime Movie Network. Oh, you're dating an architect, recently widowed mother with bootstrappy kid with some sort of unspecified disease? How totally original! What might your dark secret be? Of, and how did Mickey Rooney get in here? Oh dear god the melodrama is so thick I threw up in my mouth! Course adding Christianity pandering to the mix tones up the senseless emotion by 200% and lowers quality by 500%. Oh, and let's not forget the traditional straight to video and VOD of the Buddies movie with those damn puppies latching onto some genre like a leech and sucking it dry. What they doing this year, Super Heroes? Talk about a film franchise that needs to be Old Yellered.

Sorry, I didn't mean to rant, but it's so hard to get jobs with a film degree nowadays.
 
2013-10-25 01:35:03 PM
Wouldn't it be great if his holiday classic was "timeless" because it featured a 25 minute fully nude lesbian sex scene with Lacey Chabert and Natalie Portman ?
 
2013-10-25 01:39:00 PM
Frothy Pictures presents an Analube production of Fisty McButt's adaptation of The Gayest Story Ever Told.
 
2013-10-25 01:40:10 PM

Confabulat: factoryconnection: Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.

Mediocre talents have long used the "Christian" label to sell crap because they can't do it on their own. Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.


www.mbird.com
 
2013-10-25 01:44:08 PM

sovietski: jake_lex: Confabulat: Oh yay, Kirk Cameron will still get work.

Maybe it will be such a hit that there'll be more than 3 people at his next sad-ass birthday party.

That picture, if not shopped, is kinda sad. I'm not defending Cameron and his banana theories anytime soon, but damn.

Watched..."Fireproof" approximately once on TBN. Sorry, but I don't think that plan would work IRL.

Then again, I'm Episcopalian.


The Onion's A.V. Club had an amusing review and backstory on the film.  Apparently, his character was written as an internet porn addict, but Cameron refused to do that (even to show how evil it was), so it was changed to an obsession to shopping online for boats.  The only thing they changed in the dialogue was basically swapping "porn" for "boat," so it comes across like he has a weird sexual fetish for boats.

/He also refused to kiss the actress playing his wife.  For the love scenes, his real wife wore a wig.
 
2013-10-25 01:52:01 PM
Well, he's SOL money-wise for a few reasons:

-Nov 22nd, of course, is the JFK shooting 50 anniversary. He's lost any Christians who are JFK-philes as well.
-Nov 23rd is the 50th of anniversary of Dr Who, so there go the Christian Whovians
-I can't see too many theaters picking up this little movie. Just saying.

So yeah, bad idea by a nut job. Sadly, it will do well on DVD.
 
2013-10-25 01:53:15 PM
Frothy fun for the entire family.
 
2013-10-25 01:53:57 PM
Or, Frothy the Snowman.
 
2013-10-25 01:54:55 PM
I'm wondering what the costume design will consist of. A bunch of weird checker-pattern dresses?
 
2013-10-25 01:57:25 PM
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2013-10-25 01:58:14 PM

Sgt Otter: sovietski: jake_lex: Confabulat: Oh yay, Kirk Cameron will still get work.

Maybe it will be such a hit that there'll be more than 3 people at his next sad-ass birthday party.

That picture, if not shopped, is kinda sad. I'm not defending Cameron and his banana theories anytime soon, but damn.

Watched..."Fireproof" approximately once on TBN. Sorry, but I don't think that plan would work IRL.

Then again, I'm Episcopalian.

The Onion's A.V. Club had an amusing review and backstory on the film.  Apparently, his character was written as an internet porn addict, but Cameron refused to do that (even to show how evil it was), so it was changed to an obsession to shopping online for boats.  The only thing they changed in the dialogue was basically swapping "porn" for "boat," so it comes across like he has a weird sexual fetish for boats.

/He also refused to kiss the actress playing his wife.  For the love scenes, his real wife wore a wig.


Oh Em Gee.

The whole porn angle would've been better for the point the movie was trying to make. Then again, this is the same guy who got his knickers in a twist about Playboy (teh evil).

I'm going to look up that article.
 
2013-10-25 02:01:04 PM

Confabulat: factoryconnection: Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.

Mediocre talents have long used the "Christian" label to sell crap because they can't do it on their own. Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.


Christian music (Or "worship musicians" as they call themselves now, because "Christian Rock," is a trite and outdated term to the young, Christian teen) has always had two things going for it: musicians with good chops, and great gear. Church bands always have some sweet gear. I guess if you aren't wanking to porn, you spend all that time wanking on guitar and saving up for a Gibson Les Paul.

But you're right, the music is usually very sappy pop with not a whole lot going on in it.

/And for those who say, "But, Stryper!" No, Stryper sucked.
 
2013-10-25 02:02:48 PM

Spandau: Or, Frothy the Snowman.


Jack Froth?
 
2013-10-25 02:05:00 PM

verbaltoxin: And for those who say, "But, Stryper!" No, Stryper sucked.


Hey, now, Stryper had some pretty decennope, can't do it.  I tried.
 
2013-10-25 02:05:07 PM
Oh that's so great. Poor old underdog Rick, just fighting the good fight against Evil Hollywood, it's a real David and Goliath doncha know? How is he ever going to have a successful film when The Devil is going to descend upon all those Goddless Liberal Mainstream Media Movie Reviewers, who will then start using words like "lifeless" and "uninspired" and "ponderous".

Won't you, God Fearing, Red-Blooded American, find a way to see his movie? Nevermind the fact that there will be showings at 11, 12:30, 1:30, 2:00, 2:45, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 6:45, 7:30, 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, and 10:15 every day for a month straight at every theater between New Jersey and Nevada...Corrupt Hollywood is going to do everything in their power to make sure this film does not succeed. You need to get out there and see it, 3...4 times...as many as you can. Take Grandma, take your kids, invite your co-workers. Get the word out.
 
2013-10-25 02:05:36 PM

mafiageek1980: Well, he's SOL money-wise for a few reasons:

-Nov 22nd, of course, is the JFK shooting 50 anniversary. He's lost any Christians who are JFK-philes as well.
-Nov 23rd is the 50th of anniversary of Dr Who, so there go the Christian Whovians
-I can't see too many theaters picking up this little movie. Just saying.

So yeah, bad idea by a nut job. Sadly, it will do well on DVD.


It'll do well on DVD from churches buying multiple copies.
 
2013-10-25 02:06:17 PM

Sgt Otter: sovietski: jake_lex: Confabulat: Oh yay, Kirk Cameron will still get work.

Maybe it will be such a hit that there'll be more than 3 people at his next sad-ass birthday party.

That picture, if not shopped, is kinda sad. I'm not defending Cameron and his banana theories anytime soon, but damn.

Watched..."Fireproof" approximately once on TBN. Sorry, but I don't think that plan would work IRL.

Then again, I'm Episcopalian.

The Onion's A.V. Club had an amusing review and backstory on the film.  Apparently, his character was written as an internet porn addict, but Cameron refused to do that (even to show how evil it was), so it was changed to an obsession to shopping online for boats.  The only thing they changed in the dialogue was basically swapping "porn" for "boat," so it comes across like he has a weird sexual fetish for boats.

/He also refused to kiss the actress playing his wife.  For the love scenes, his real wife wore a wig.


I saw that movie and was all wtf? about the internet boat-porn thing.  Now that makes sense.
 
2013-10-25 02:07:59 PM
Wasn't there a particularly fundamentalist sect of Christianity that believed that acting and theatre is evil?
 
2013-10-25 02:11:57 PM

verbaltoxin: "worship musicians"


That is awesome. Why that almost sounds like something the secular kids would say.
 
2013-10-25 02:24:04 PM
Good entertainment is typically progressive.  Because conservativism is the status quo and therefore uninteresting.  Nobody goes to the movies to watch some white guy go to work every day.

There are a few funny movies/shows that skewers liberalism, but they are typically done by liberals.
 
2013-10-25 02:28:50 PM
Agrees:
www.exposay.com
 
2013-10-25 02:32:57 PM
Didn't Glenn Beck try this a few years ago, and it bombed horribly?

...Yep.
 
2013-10-25 02:40:27 PM

Whatthefark: Spandau: Or, Frothy the Snowman.

Jack Froth?


It won't be your nose he's nipping at.
 
2013-10-25 02:52:02 PM

verbaltoxin: Confabulat: factoryconnection: Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.

Mediocre talents have long used the "Christian" label to sell crap because they can't do it on their own. Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.

Christian music (Or "worship musicians" as they call themselves now, because "Christian Rock," is a trite and outdated term to the young, Christian teen) has always had two things going for it: musicians with good chops, and great gear. Church bands always have some sweet gear. I guess if you aren't wanking to porn, you spend all that time wanking on guitar and saving up for a Gibson Les Paul.

But you're right, the music is usually very sappy pop with not a whole lot going on in it.

/And for those who say, "But, Stryper!" No, Stryper sucked.


How about Sandi Patti?

/ Used to have a weird aunt who insisted on blaring that shiat at her house back in the 80s
 
2013-10-25 02:53:07 PM

mafiageek1980: Well, he's SOL money-wise for a few reasons:

-Nov 22nd, of course, is the JFK shooting 50 anniversary. He's lost any Christians who are JFK-philes as well.
-Nov 23rd is the 50th of anniversary of Dr Who, so there go the Christian Whovians
-I can't see too many theaters picking up this little movie. Just saying.

So yeah, bad idea by a nut job. Sadly, it will do well on DVD.


I checked out the imdb page.  Some Whovians may attend.  Sylvester McCoy has a part.

/For Mummy fans, John Hannah is part of the cast.
//Susan Boyle is in it, too.
 
2013-10-25 02:58:21 PM
It will be worse than those christian horror houses.
 
2013-10-25 03:05:11 PM

groppet: It will be worse than those christian horror houses.


Those hell house things?  (Is that what they call them?)
 
2013-10-25 03:05:11 PM

whither_apophis: Whatthefark: Spandau: Or, Frothy the Snowman.

Jack Froth?

It won't be your nose he's nipping at.


And that ain't a carrot on Frothy's nose either.
 
2013-10-25 03:06:40 PM
Hey subby, just an FYI here.  Despite the somewhat confusing financials, this isn't Santorum's company.  He's the CEO in order to hide ownership (and because the actual owner though Santorum would help to bring some "cred" to EchoLight).

Now here's the fun part.  The parent company is Funimation (which consolidated the company under the umbrella group, Group 1200).  They're an anime company and have a few products which are most definitely not "Christian themed".  Better yet, their target audience is most definitely not the type of folk who would be considered to be "acceptable" by Santorum's standards.  They actually have to hide some of the staff there when Santorum or the EchoLight folks come to visit... because they're "not good Christians".

It gets even better... for a while, their graphic arts group at EchoLight... heavy % of LGBT folks there (NTTAWWT).  Again, not the sort which Santorum or those who support these films are fans of.

And just to add icing on the cake.  The other live-action branch of the company is Giant Ape (another part of Group 1200).  They're know for a lot of live action Japanese films in the US, some of which definitely cross the ecchi boundaries.

The irony, and in many cases, hypocrisy surrounding this company is absolutely hillarious.
 
2013-10-25 03:14:32 PM

ten foiled hats: groppet: It will be worse than those christian horror houses.

Those hell house things?  (Is that what they call them?)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU8f6zcNrug
 
2013-10-25 03:34:46 PM

Spandau: Or, Frothy the Snowman.


Ooooooohhhhh,
Frothy the snowman,
Was as flaming right wing soul,
With a tricorn hat,
And a Romney 2012 nose,
And two eyes made of coal (the 100% clean energy source).
Frothy the Snowman,
Is a fairytale they say,
He was made of Santorum,
But the kids adore him,
Because he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that lubricant they found,
Because when they placed it on his crotch, he began to jump around.
Frothy the Snowman, had a mad gleam in his eye.
He looked about and started to pout because liberals he did spy.

Frothy the Snowman, hated liberals a ton, so he and the children made it their mission to go to Washington!
They marched through the town, angry as angry could be, with their homemade signs they said they stood for public morality.
Frothy the Snowman, went to the rest stop. He had a wide stance and if he had glanced, would have seen a cop!
Frothy the Snowman, was convicted of indecency. And all the while, throughout the trial, he claimed he just needed to pee.
 
2013-10-25 03:36:11 PM

verbaltoxin: Church bands always have some sweet gear.


Seacoast, the local megachurch, has the most kick-ass PA and musical equipment from top to bottom.  Really high-end, Musicians-Friend-shopping-spree setup.

meathome: Hey subby, just an FYI here.


No freakin' way!  That is as rich and delectable as a dark chocolate mousse.
 
2013-10-25 03:50:33 PM

meathome: Hey subby, just an FYI here.  Despite the somewhat confusing financials, this isn't Santorum's company.  He's the CEO in order to hide ownership (and because the actual owner though Santorum would help to bring some "cred" to EchoLight).

Now here's the fun part.  The parent company is Funimation (which consolidated the company under the umbrella group, Group 1200).  They're an anime company and have a few products which are most definitely not "Christian themed".  Better yet, their target audience is most definitely not the type of folk who would be considered to be "acceptable" by Santorum's standards.  They actually have to hide some of the staff there when Santorum or the EchoLight folks come to visit... because they're "not good Christians".

It gets even better... for a while, their graphic arts group at EchoLight... heavy % of LGBT folks there (NTTAWWT).  Again, not the sort which Santorum or those who support these films are fans of.

And just to add icing on the cake.  The other live-action branch of the company is Giant Ape (another part of Group 1200).  They're know for a lot of live action Japanese films in the US, some of which definitely cross the ecchi boundaries.

The irony, and in many cases, hypocrisy surrounding this company is absolutely hillarious.


Hypocrisy or willful ignorance, I wonder.
 
2013-10-25 03:50:41 PM

verbaltoxin: Confabulat: factoryconnection: Like Christian Contemporary Music, they seem to have substituted prayer meetings for editorial and QC work.

Mediocre talents have long used the "Christian" label to sell crap because they can't do it on their own. Much like how blatantly "Christian" construction companies almost always are the ones that will rip you off.

Christian music (Or "worship musicians" as they call themselves now, because "Christian Rock," is a trite and outdated term to the young, Christian teen) has always had two things going for it: musicians with good chops, and great gear. Church bands always have some sweet gear. I guess if you aren't wanking to porn, you spend all that time wanking on guitar and saving up for a Gibson Les Paul.

But you're right, the music is usually very sappy pop with not a whole lot going on in it.

/And for those who say, "But, Stryper!" No, Stryper sucked.


Believer are the exception that proves the rule.
 
2013-10-25 03:54:03 PM

BunkoSquad: a "timeless holiday film for the whole family" on November 22nd

Nov 22? Must be a loop of the Kennedy assassination


Ground was broken for the Pentagon on 9/11. I forget what year but it should still be on wikipedia.
 
2013-10-25 03:55:33 PM
Rick Santorum is Catholic like David Koresh was Jesus.
 
2013-10-25 04:29:24 PM
Looks like someone wants to become the next Kirk Cameron!

Just follow the trail of poop-covered bananas and Subway sandwiches...
 
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