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(Deadline)   Russell Crowe's biblical nonsense Noah floods the box office, taking the #1 spot with $47 million, knocking Divergent to #2 with a modest $27 million. And audiences couldn't stand Schwarzenegger's Sabotage, which bombed, tanking to #7   (deadline.com) divider line 59
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2014-03-30 02:45:03 PM  
 
2014-03-30 03:13:28 PM  
Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th
 
2014-03-30 03:33:29 PM  
Saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's a nice movie, probably one of the better movies you'll see this year but not this really great movie some reviews are making it to be. Definitely worth seeing soon as you can. Very funny film.
 
2014-03-30 03:37:10 PM  
Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency
 
2014-03-30 03:48:34 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th


Well, it's definitely not going to be knocked out of #1 next week, with The Winter Soldier opening. It's already brought in $75 million overseas and the reviews have been great overall.
 
2014-03-30 03:52:03 PM  
Dear swartzeneeger or however you spell your name, true lies 2 or gtfo
 
2014-03-30 03:52:33 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency


It's not inconsistency, it's backlash. Christians had their chance to be Christian, and they wasted it.

/Went to Catholic grade school (6 years) + Jesuit high school
 
2014-03-30 03:54:50 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th


Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".
 
2014-03-30 03:57:49 PM  
ANYTHING is better than godforsaken God's Not Dead. Seriously, if I wasn't an atheist now, I would have been after sitting through that torture.
 
2014-03-30 03:57:50 PM  

Fonaibung: B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency

It's not inconsistency, it's backlash. Christians had their chance to be Christian, and they wasted it.

/Went to Catholic grade school (6 years) + Jesuit high school


You intrigue me with this line. Go on.
 
2014-03-30 04:00:02 PM  

lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".


So, guess I'll wait until one of the cable TV channels airs this...

/ would it be worth my time & money to see it at the budget theater? ( $1.50 matinee....)
 
2014-03-30 04:06:38 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fonaibung: B.L.Z. Bub: But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency

It's not inconsistency, it's backlash. Christians had their chance to be Christian, and they wasted it.

/Went to Catholic grade school (6 years) + Jesuit high school

You intrigue me with this line. Go on.


They're the dominant religious party of the US, and influential in public policy. When public policy pushes the death penalty, suppression of rights (not necessarily marriage) for gays, and (in the case of the GOP) goes hand-in-hand with xenophobia, it reflects badly on the religion that motivates it.

For example, I never understood exactly why it would be so bad if our President were a "secret Muslim." Because being non-Christian is, apparently, reprehensible.

I know many great Christians, but I have no respect for the religion as a whole. It is used more as an instrument of controlling others rather than bringing out the best in oneself.
 
2014-03-30 04:07:04 PM  
Ahnold's "I'm BACK!" Hollywood Tour continues to yield woeful results. He really should consider packing it in-and this comes from an ardent fan.
 
2014-03-30 04:08:31 PM  

lindalouwho: And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused.


Go on...
 
2014-03-30 04:09:59 PM  
Why is this a Christian movie? Jews and Muslims believe in Noah, as well. Maybe this is a Muslim movie.
 
2014-03-30 04:12:58 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency


You do realize that the whole "Noah" thing is not from the Christian part of the book, right?

/Riiiiiiiiight... what's a cubit?
 
2014-03-30 04:19:19 PM  

lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".


"Not the same" = Noah eaten?
 
2014-03-30 04:19:25 PM  

EmmaLou: Why is this a Christian movie? Jews and Muslims believe in Noah, as well. Maybe this is a Muslim movie.


I thought it was a comedy written by Bill Cosby.
 
2014-03-30 04:22:09 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".

So, guess I'll wait until one of the cable TV channels airs this...

/ would it be worth my time & money to see it at the budget theater? ( $1.50 matinee....)


I myself haven't/won't see it at a theater but to my way of thinking, a buck n a half is worth it just for the fun of talking about how bad it was lol my friend got great pleasure from detailing the suck.

/no, I won't "go on..." ;-)
 
2014-03-30 04:23:04 PM  

macross87: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".

"Not the same" = Noah eaten?


You saw it?
 
2014-03-30 04:25:20 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian passed off by a sizable and influential portion of the population as truth.


FTFY
 
2014-03-30 04:27:42 PM  

puckrock2000: B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency

You do realize that the whole "Noah" thing is not from the Christian part of the book, right?

/Riiiiiiiiight... what's a cubit?


Fair point. Of course, since when was it not fair game to take the grandfathered-in Jewish parts of the Bible and call it Christianity? When was it not fair game to bring up every horrible thing in the Old Testament and use it against Christianity? I'm just saying, either Leviticus is part of Christianity or it isn't, and the same goes with everything in the Old Testament.
 
2014-03-30 04:28:35 PM  
 
2014-03-30 04:29:07 PM  

puckrock2000: You do realize that the whole "Noah" thing is not from the Christian part of the book, right?


heahea.org
 
2014-03-30 04:32:12 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Of course, since when was it not fair game to take the grandfathered-in Jewish parts of the Bible and call it Christianity?


Think further back.

The flood story and genesis both come from the much earlier Sumerian.
 
2014-03-30 04:34:14 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th


Pretty sure the only Christians going to see Noah are going so they can complain about how it is  un-Biblical and another sign of how American Christians are so persecuted, Christians are going to see the film God is Not Dead which was in sixth place.
 
2014-03-30 04:36:04 PM  
Oh my God
It's a mirage
Nobody's watching
Sabotage!
 
2014-03-30 04:38:56 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency


problem with your argument is that Christian stories like Noah aren't presented as fantasy, but as fact. It happened because a thousands-of-years-old book says it happened.
 
2014-03-30 04:52:33 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency

problem with your argument is that Christian stories like Noah aren't presented as fantasy, but as fact. It happened because a thousands-of-years-old book says it happened.


The church I grew up attending used to present these stories as fables of morality and perseverance, not as something to be taken literally.  It saddens me that these fine people who who preached love thy neighbor and do unto others would be outcasts in most churches a little over 30 years later.

/Not sure if the current New England Congregational Church has gone full on derp or not.
 
2014-03-30 04:54:28 PM  
I saw it yesterday. Big fat "meh". Decent special effects but that's about it.
 
2014-03-30 04:55:06 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th


If this movie gets the Christian's seal of approval it will be box office gold all the way through to May. That is the Christian movie season. If i were a film maker I would only concentrate on making Christian based epics that will be released at the end of March.
 
2014-03-30 04:58:15 PM  

macross87: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".

"Not the same" = Noah eaten?


he sacrifices himself to save the ark

by priming a grenade just as the first wave of invaders makes it to his broken body outside the waterlock
 
2014-03-30 05:03:36 PM  

sprawl15: macross87: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".

"Not the same" = Noah eaten?

he sacrifices himself to save the ark

by priming a grenade just as the first wave of invaders makes it to his broken body outside the waterlock


Funny. The version I saw had him carry out suppressing fire with a SAW
 
2014-03-30 05:10:56 PM  
I am not opposed to the concept of the film Noah. I am merely disturbed that many citizens in the United States if America believe that the underlying myth on which the story of the movie is based is a real historical event and that their beliefs should be used as a basis for public policy.

I would be similarly disturbed to learn that many viewers of Clash of the Titans believed the story to be based on actual events.
 
2014-03-30 05:16:22 PM  

Dimensio: I am not opposed to the concept of the film Noah. I am merely disturbed that many citizens in the United States if America believe that the underlying myth on which the story of the movie is based is a real historical event and that their beliefs should be used as a basis for public policy.

I would be similarly disturbed to learn that many viewers of Clash of the Titans believed the story to be based on actual events.


You need to get over yourself.
 
2014-03-30 05:18:51 PM  

EmmaLou: Why is this a Christian movie? Jews and Muslims believe in Noah, as well. Maybe this is a Muslim movie.


It's a Muslim movie only if Aronofsky wants death threats.  Like real death
 threats, not internet death threats.
 
2014-03-30 05:22:06 PM  

macross87: sprawl15: macross87: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: Next week's headline:

With churches no longer flooding theaters, Noah sinks to 8th

Word of mouth where I live is pretty bad. My go-to friend for all things film said "I can sum it up in one word. Joyless. Not one iota of joy in that movie. And Emma Watson is not only wasted in it, she's downright abused." He had more to say, but spoilers. Yes, spoilers, because it's not the same as the "book".

"Not the same" = Noah eaten?

he sacrifices himself to save the ark

by priming a grenade just as the first wave of invaders makes it to his broken body outside the waterlock

Funny. The version I saw had him carry out suppressing fire with a SAW


maybe they are doing regional endings like clue

guess we'll have to buy the director's cut to find out
 
2014-03-30 05:24:00 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency

problem with your argument is that Christian stories like Noah aren't presented as fantasy, but as fact. It happened because a thousands-of-years-old book says it happened.


This. I have the same problem with TV shows about ghosts and psychics etc. They're presented as fact, or historical fact, which makes them frauds rather than fantasy.
 
2014-03-30 06:41:26 PM  
Noah was mindblowingly good...and this comes from a guy who has no faith at all in anything.

Sabotage was also a hoot, but not perfect by any stretch.

I also saw Bad Words this weekend. Reminded me a lot of Bad Santa. It's not as good, but still OK. Decent enough....
 
2014-03-30 06:54:14 PM  

taxandspend: Saw Noah. It has to be the least religious religious-film since the Last Temptation of the Christ. God is a dick, Noah's a dick, mankind is a dick.


The story of Noah is based around God flooding the world, killing all but a few of the people in it. You can't really do that and expect to be portrayed as a nice guy.

As for Last Temptation, all I can say is it was far more spiritual than the Jesus Chainsaw Massacre.
 
2014-03-30 07:04:09 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Fantasy in movies is perfectly fine, as long as it's not Christian. Then it's just "nonsense". Well of course it's nonsense, numbnuts, and so is the Hobbit and Superman and Batman and all the retarded stuff in the movies. But because it's Christian we have to demonize it. Because Christians = bad people.

/Yeah, yeah, somebody post the "help, they're being oppressed" pie chart
//Not trying to white knight Christianity, just pointing out the obvious inconsistency


In order for your fantasy analogy to make sense, followers of Tolkien or Bruce Wayne would have to believe that the events in those two works of fiction actually took place. Is that what you are implying? Or are you just trying to make a very obtuse point?
 
2014-03-30 07:06:56 PM  

AlgertMan: Dimensio: I am not opposed to the concept of the film Noah. I am merely disturbed that many citizens in the United States if America believe that the underlying myth on which the story of the movie is based is a real historical event and that their beliefs should be used as a basis for public policy.

I would be similarly disturbed to learn that many viewers of Clash of the Titans believed the story to be based on actual events.

You need to get over yourself.


This is either a hilarious reply or one of the least self-aware replies I have seen in awhile.
 
2014-03-30 08:46:59 PM  

Dimensio: I am not opposed to the concept of the film Noah. I am merely disturbed that many citizens in the United States if America believe that the underlying myth on which the story of the movie is based is a real historical event and that their beliefs should be used as a basis for public policy.

I would be similarly disturbed to learn that many viewers of Clash of the Titans believed the story to be based on actual events.


I bet the plebeian "mob" in ancient Rome was every bit as clueless as the collective citizenry of the United States....

/ some things never change
 
2014-03-30 09:07:04 PM  
Commando 2 needs to happen Arnold.
 
2014-03-30 09:22:21 PM  

mcmnky: shanrick: Noah.

Noah.


Ahem...

(Pro Wrestling)NOAH.  Are you not entertained?

/Now it's in the entertainment thread.  Are we farking happy?
 
2014-03-30 11:06:57 PM  
Just saw Noah. That movie was batshiat insane - I've wavering between "wow that was an atrocity" and "interesting failure with some very good stuff".

I mean, first of all, it is a moral atrocity. There's just no real way around that.

But its just...weird. They made this movie in the same way they made Clash of the Titans, treating this biblical myth the same way we treat Olympian myths. And I cant tell if I like that.

Also, it was distracting how much Emma Watson actually looks like Jennifer Connolly's daughter.

Too...many...thoughts...
 
2014-03-30 11:37:20 PM  

DamnYankees: But its just...weird. They made this movie in the same way they made Clash of the Titans, treating this biblical myth the same way we treat Olympian myths. And I cant tell if I like that.


Do you believe that Olympian myths deserve better respect?
 
2014-03-30 11:51:29 PM  
I just wanna watch the CGI when he gets eaten by the whale, I think Disney did it well in cartoon but I really wanna see it in real life.
 
2014-03-30 11:52:48 PM  
Only movie I saw was Divergent.   Was meh..   clearly the success of Hunger Games played a role in bringing this to the big screen, but it doesn't pull you in the way Hunger Games does.  The Titanic chick was terrible as the villain.  If you haven't seen it yet, save your money.

As I haven't heard anything good about Noah, I think I'll wait until its on Netflix.
 
2014-03-31 12:46:09 AM  

Dimensio: DamnYankees: But its just...weird. They made this movie in the same way they made Clash of the Titans, treating this biblical myth the same way we treat Olympian myths. And I cant tell if I like that.

Do you believe that Olympian myths deserve better respect?


It's not a matter of respect, its a matter of style. I just didn't expect this style. It's unique for a biblical film.
 
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