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(NYPost)   Anchored by a career-best performance by Irish character actor Brendan Gleeson, "Calvary" might the best film about religion yet made to appeal to both believers and nonbelievers alike   (nypost.com) divider line 51
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2014-08-20 04:11:20 AM  
Yeah, that movie is pretty farking awesome.  Gleeson should be remembered for Oscar consideration.
 
mhd
2014-08-20 05:14:11 AM  
Does Raiders count as a movie 'bout religion?
 
2014-08-20 05:43:50 AM  
Fair point about the movie; I'm sure. But between Harry Potter, In Bruges and so on, did we really need that much explanation on who Brendan Gleeson is?
 
2014-08-20 06:00:09 AM  

firesign: Fair point about the movie; I'm sure. But between Harry Potter, In Bruges and so on, did we really need that much explanation on who Brendan Gleeson is?


Honestly, it's not that we need an explanation on who he is, we just need a photo.  Gleeson is that actor who is in everything, and is great in everything he's in, but no one can ever remember his name.  Which works for him because he's not typecast as anything but a damn good actor in everything he's in.
 
2014-08-20 06:51:33 AM  
This sounds good. I like cowboys and Indians movies.
 
2014-08-20 07:15:01 AM  
The Guard is still my favorite Brendan Gleeson movie.
 
2014-08-20 07:31:45 AM  
After watching the trailer, I'm guessing that Littlefinger was in the confessional, because he's Littlefinger.
 
2014-08-20 07:31:58 AM  
I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.
 
2014-08-20 07:36:56 AM  

skinink: The Guard is still my favorite Brendan Gleeson movie.


Yeah, same director.
 
2014-08-20 07:51:26 AM  
I saw this on Sunday. It was good, but I didn't like it as much as I wanted to. I'm not asking for stupid and trite 'Touched by an Angel' dreck, I really hate that shiat, but maybe it would have been nice to have been slightly less depressing and sad.

CarnySaur: After watching the trailer, I'm guessing that Littlefinger was in the confessional, because he's Littlefinger.


Nope.
 
2014-08-20 07:56:49 AM  

Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.


You're so...................superior. We should all try to be more like you.
 
2014-08-20 08:07:39 AM  
Brendan Gleeson is pretty awesome. Is watch that guy read the news paper.
 
2014-08-20 08:09:21 AM  

SonsoftheSod: skinink: The Guard is still my favorite Brendan Gleeson movie.

Yeah, same director.


In the last 6 years we've gotten 3 amazing movies and pretty good one from John Michael McDonagh and his brother Martin (Seven Psychopaths was good, but not great). They're my second favorite brother filmmakers. I wanted to see Martin make The Lieutenant Of Innishmore into a movie, but I suspect he's already borrowed heavily from it for 7P and In Bruges.
 
2014-08-20 08:10:12 AM  

skinink: The Guard Lake Placid is still my favorite Brendan Gleeson movie.

 
2014-08-20 08:20:26 AM  

firesign: Fair point about the movie; I'm sure. But between Harry Potter, In Bruges and so on, did we really need that much explanation on who Brendan Gleeson is?


Being that i'm not like my wife when it comes to movie/tv trivia/fact stuff, it was sort of helpful to me.  I recognize the actor in the picture but I can't figure what character he played in Harry Potter.  Granted, my wife gets irritated with me over such things.

typical conversation:
wife:  do you recognize that actor?
me: i guess, sort of.
wife: he's in one of your favorite movies.
me: no still can't place him.
wife: he was in the movie we watched last night!
me: what movie did we watch last night?
wife ---> throws a couch cushion at me.

We'll see a trailer for a movie come on and she'll make a comment like "I don't know if I want to see that movie.  The producer/key grip's last two movie weren't that good" and I just can't fathom how in the world she keeps track of that stuff.

/Yes, i'll imdb this guy to find out who he played in Harry potter
// This wasn't meant to be a "Who?"  I'm so cool i don't follow pop culture comment
///I was joking about the key grip comment but it's not that far from reality.
 
2014-08-20 08:23:21 AM  

toetag: firesign: Fair point about the movie; I'm sure. But between Harry Potter, In Bruges and so on, did we really need that much explanation on who Brendan Gleeson is?

Being that i'm not like my wife when it comes to movie/tv trivia/fact stuff, it was sort of helpful to me.  I recognize the actor in the picture but I can't figure what character he played in Harry Potter.  Granted, my wife gets irritated with me over such things.

typical conversation:
wife:  do you recognize that actor?
me: i guess, sort of.
wife: he's in one of your favorite movies.
me: no still can't place him.
wife: he was in the movie we watched last night!
me: what movie did we watch last night?
wife ---> throws a couch cushion at me.

We'll see a trailer for a movie come on and she'll make a comment like "I don't know if I want to see that movie.  The producer/key grip's last two movie weren't that good" and I just can't fathom how in the world she keeps track of that stuff.

/Yes, i'll imdb this guy to find out who he played in Harry potter
// This wasn't meant to be a "Who?"  I'm so cool i don't follow pop culture comment
///I was joking about the key grip comment but it's not that far from reality.


Mad Eye Moody.

These days I'm guided more by who directed a movie than I am by who's in it.
 
2014-08-20 08:24:56 AM  
A summer movie for adults.  No superheroes.  No wonder it appears to be in limited release.
 
2014-08-20 08:30:03 AM  
This balance, together with the film's moral seriousness and refusal to take cheap shots, is why I'd recommend it with equal enthusiasm to two groups I know well - Catholics and atheists.

I'm not going to watch a movie you recommend to me because I'm atheist anymore than I'd watch a political thriller you recommend to me because of how I vote...

Fortunately, the rest of the descriptive makes it sound like a good movie, and I like Brendan Gleeson, so hopefully I'll remember the name when it hits Netflix.
 
2014-08-20 08:50:33 AM  
I'm confused. Why does the article and everyone in the thread keep referring to Donal Logue as Bendan Gleeson?

/they all look the same to me
 
2014-08-20 08:57:57 AM  

Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.


What's wrong with fantasy movies?
 
2014-08-20 08:59:15 AM  
Looks pretty intense.

/sits and waits for it on Netflix
 
2014-08-20 09:13:05 AM  
static.planetminecraft.com

Looks pretty exciting.
 
2014-08-20 09:23:01 AM  
brendan gleeson was awesome in the guard and in bruges. i can't wait to see this.
 
2014-08-20 09:47:50 AM  

Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.


Apparently your grammar school received similar treatment.

Also....

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-20 09:52:45 AM  
Leave it, fatty.

Gleeson will never be better than In Bruges.

Except for maybe The General.
 
2014-08-20 09:53:43 AM  
I just wish he would hurry up and do a Benny Hill biopic.
 
2014-08-20 10:06:11 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Leave it, fatty.

Gleeson will never be better than In Bruges.

Except for maybe The General.


Do yourself a favot, see The Guard.

"Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, these men are armed and dangerous, and you being an FBI agent you're more used to shooting at unarmed women and children... "

"Killin' little protestants, ,that's funny"
 
2014-08-20 10:09:56 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Leave it, fatty.

Gleeson will never be better than In Bruges.

Except for maybe The General.

Do yourself a favot, see The Guard.

"Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, these men are armed and dangerous, and you being an FBI agent you're more used to shooting at unarmed women and children... "

"Killin' little protestants, ,that's funny"


Thanks for the recommendation.
 
2014-08-20 10:12:28 AM  

dittybopper: [static.planetminecraft.com image 850x427]

Looks pretty exciting.


uh, dude - calvary, not cavalry.
 
2014-08-20 10:37:29 AM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: firesign: Fair point about the movie; I'm sure. But between Harry Potter, In Bruges and so on, did we really need that much explanation on who Brendan Gleeson is?

Honestly, it's not that we need an explanation on who he is, we just need a photo.  Gleeson is that actor who is in everything, and is great in everything he's in, but no one can ever remember his name.  Which works for him because he's not typecast as anything but a damn good actor in everything he's in.


It happened to me when I was watching "The Secret of the Kells".
 
2014-08-20 11:03:20 AM  

FlashHarry: dittybopper: [static.planetminecraft.com image 850x427]

Looks pretty exciting.

uh, dude - calvary, not cavalry.


img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-20 11:16:38 AM  
"It begins with a churchgoer we can't see explaining in a confessional booth that he was raped for years by a priest, now dead. As payback, the victim says, he will kill the priest to whom he is talking, a week from Sunday. That this intended victim is entirely innocent is the whole point. "

This sounds stupid.
 
2014-08-20 11:33:55 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: "It begins with a churchgoer we can't see explaining in a confessional booth that he was raped for years by a priest, now dead. As payback, the victim says, he will kill the priest to whom he is talking, a week from Sunday. That this intended victim is entirely innocent is the whole point. "

This sounds stupid.


thanks for checking in
 
2014-08-20 11:34:55 AM  
Has it been condemned by the Vatican? That's usually a sign of a good book or movie.

/index librorum prohibitorum
//Latin FTW
 
2014-08-20 11:36:43 AM  
They have not-American accents.

So, you know it is important stuff.
 
2014-08-20 11:53:03 AM  
I'll attempt to put my Chris O'Dowd allergy aside so I can view this. Chris is right up there with Sam Worthington and Taylor Kitsch for actors I intensely dislike seeing in a film.
 
2014-08-20 12:06:24 PM  

dittybopper: FlashHarry: dittybopper: [static.planetminecraft.com image 850x427]

Looks pretty exciting.

uh, dude - calvary, not cavalry.

[img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 452x339]


eh. i figured. but i hear it confused so often i wasn't sure if you were funnin' or not.
 
2014-08-20 12:20:09 PM  

wildcardjack: Has it been condemned by the Vatican? That's usually a sign of a good book or movie.

/index librorum prohibitorum
//Latin FTW


The current pontiff appears to be more of a "no1curr" kinda guy.
 
2014-08-20 12:27:36 PM  

skinink: The Guard is still my favorite Brendan Gleeson movie.


bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2014-08-20 12:37:50 PM  

wildcardjack: Has it been condemned by the Vatican? That's usually a sign of a good book or movie.

/index librorum prohibitorum
//Latin FTW


wordsforpress.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-20 12:49:43 PM  
Mr. farkerofDOOM and I want to see this, but we'd have to go into Boston and brave Kenmore Square, Coolidge Corner or the Commons theater.  Nope.  I'll wait for Netflix or On Demand!

Also, In Bruges is one of my top ten movies.  And I still need to see The Guard. That's the one with Don Cheadle, right?
 
2014-08-20 01:33:07 PM  
While they were filming, apparently the unofficial project title was Father Dead.

Come on, Ted. Sure it's no more peculiar than all that stuff we learned in the seminary, you know, Heaven and Hell and everlasting life and all that type of thing. You're not meant to take it seriously, Ted!
 
2014-08-20 01:45:03 PM  
Him and Kurt Russel are awesome in Dark Blue, about the only thing that make that movie watchable.

He's good in In Bruges and The Gaurd as well.
 
2014-08-20 01:55:17 PM  

CarnySaur: After watching the trailer, I'm guessing that Littlefinger was in the confessional, because he's Littlefinger.



Littlefinger is the Doctor mentioned in the article.

that's not to say if he is or isn't the one in the confessional, but he is a jaded atheist surgeon & I"m even more confused about his on again/off again accent in GOT after seeing Calvary.
 
2014-08-20 01:56:43 PM  

Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.


as a casual atheist myself, that's some of the dumbest, self absorbed shiat I've ever read in my life.
 
2014-08-20 02:32:21 PM  

Ed's Wood: Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.

as a casual atheist myself, that's some of the dumbest, self absorbed shiat I've ever read in my life.


You got trolled.
 
2014-08-20 04:37:09 PM  

Nurglitch: Ed's Wood: Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.

as a casual atheist myself, that's some of the dumbest, self absorbed shiat I've ever read in my life.

You got trolled.


Poe's Law.  You cannot create a parody of an ignorant narcissistic immature fedora'd Reddit-refugee that someone won't mistake for the genuine article.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-20 06:45:55 PM  

skinink: The Guard is still my favorite Brendan Gleeson movie.


this. he's awesome
 
2014-08-20 08:37:47 PM  

Lego_Addict: Him and Kurt Russel are awesome in Dark Blue, about the only thing that make that movie watchable.


I liked Dark Blue but don't remember him in it. Must watch again.
 
2014-08-21 12:24:41 AM  

Son of Thunder: Nurglitch: Ed's Wood: Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.

as a casual atheist myself, that's some of the dumbest, self absorbed shiat I've ever read in my life.

You got trolled.

Poe's Law.  You cannot create a parody of an ignorant narcissistic immature fedora'd Reddit-refugee that someone won't mistake for the genuine article.

[img.fark.net image 500x628]


Son of Thunder: Nurglitch: Ed's Wood: Pharque-it: I always turn off a movie and give it only one star if anything religious occur. I just do not want to hear or see that shiat.

as a casual atheist myself, that's some of the dumbest, self absorbed shiat I've ever read in my life.

You got trolled.

Poe's Law.  You cannot create a parody of an ignorant narcissistic immature fedora'd Reddit-refugee that someone won't mistake for the genuine article.

[img.fark.net image 500x628]


If that dude isn't a parody or a troll, is it normal for a member of one of those groups (MRA/Brony/overly smug Atheist) to be a member of all of them, or did this dude just lose the life lottery by taking an intense and personality defining interest into every subculture that most people hate?
 
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