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The controversy surrounding Darren Aronofsky's Noah has led some to write off the Biblical epic, but on this week's Cinema Royale we're going to look at whether the film can be enjoyed by all audiences. Noah stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connolly, and Anthony Hopkins.
Plus, Arnold Schwarzenegger gears up for Sabotage, the cop thriller from the director of End of Watch!
All this plus DVDs, news on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Star Wars, and more!
NOTE: This is audio taken from the original video interview. To view the video interview, visit http://youtu.be/MGxMuIc1lX0
With the recent release of Noah by Darren Aronofsky, many Christians have been asking themselves how to handle it. Should we see it, boycott it, ignore it, attack it, or just go and enjoy it? Is the movie Biblically accurate? What is the true story behind this interesting individual in antiquity named Noah?
In this, the first-ever video interview on The Sharpening, award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker Brian Godawa joins us to answer these questions and more. Brian has been a professional filmmaker, writer, and designer for over 20 years. His first feature film was To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland. Brian is also an author and international speaker on art, movies, worldviews, and faith. His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment, is used as a textbook in schools around the country. He is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book series, Chronicles of the Nephilim.
For more episodes of The Sharpening or to find the written works of Josh Peck, visit http://www.ministudyministry.com
The Movie Geeks chat with director Robert Saitzyk, whose new film The Last Beat is inspired by the final days of rock legend Jim Morrison.
Plus, reports from this year's Atlanta Film Festival, a review of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and discussions on the role of the film critic, sexism in the movies, and the upcoming Scarface remake.
Hollywood isn't generally known for popping out religious films, but in recent months (and periodically throughout the decades), they've become big box office and big business.
In this lighthearted show, we look at religious films from the past century, from Cecil B. Demile fare to the recent "Son of God" and various non-Hollywood movies that have "blessed" theater screens with tales of divinity, tragedy and (almost inevitably) large amounts of cheese.
If you've seen "The Ten Commandments," "The Passion of the Christ," or the recent (and some would say sacreligious) Aronofsky interpreation of the "Noah" story, bring your reviews and join us for an entertaining podcast.
VIDEO: Nicolas Cage (mentioned in this show) - http://youtu.be/kOCF0BLf-BM
Marc Hershon, the host of Succotash, is a member of the Illuminati?!
That’s just one of the many interesting tidbits you’ll learn, along with the source for the term “limelight”, a conspiracy to blow up the Los Angeles Times in the early 20th Century, and the real, behind-the-scenes origin of the name “Rosebud” in Citizen Kane.
There’s also movie talk aplenty (The Lego Movie, Anchorman 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Noah) AND the second half of Dean’s conversation with the great Rick Overton!
The much-anticipated film starring Russell Crowe as "Noah" is now in theatres. The story, of course, is based on the account of the Great Flood which is recorded in the book of Genesis in the Bible. A popular song titled “It’s Gonna Rain” captured the story as well.
Many years after God created the earth, humanity had become extremely wicked. The Bible says the "whole earth was filled with violence." Men and women were fighting each other, killing each other, robbing each other, having illicit sexual relationships, and ruining the beautiful world that God had made.
God was grieved by how His creation was acting. He decided that He would not tolerate their evil ways anymore and that He would wipe out the earth's population and start all over with the only man who was living righteously. That man was Noah.
God came to Noah one day and told him that, for the first time in history, it was going to rain. The water pouring down from the sky, and the release of the water under the earth's surface, would cause a great flood that would destroy the earth and every living thing on the earth. God also gave Noah instructions to build a huge vessel -- an ark -- in order to save his family and save the animals.
Noah and his family got busy building the ark, and for many years, Noah warned the people of earth that destruction was coming because of their sins. Unfortunately, the people didn't listen to Noah. They didn't believe that rain was going to come because nobody had seen rain before. So they continued to live as they pleased, ignoring Noah's warning.
However, just as God promised, the rain came causing all of the earth's surface to be covered in water. Only Noah, his family, and the animals with them in the ark were saved. All of those outside the ark perished in the flood.
MUSICAL SELECTION: "It's Gonna Rain" by the Sensational Nightingales
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review four new films. First we'll discuss the new biblical film Noah. Then we review Arnold Schwarzenegger's new movie Sabotage. That's followed Cesar Chavez and Breathe In.
Dr. Brian Mattson joins us to discuss the movie Noah and the message that Aronofsky was trying to put forward.
Pam Stenzel who's a pro-life activist conceived from rape when her mother was 15 joins me to discuss Life issues and the growing Personhood Movement.
Daniel Horowitz stops by to talk about the latest betrayal in the US Senate.
D.A. King from the Dustin Inman Society gives us an update on the latest Amnesty push in Georgia.
8pm Hour: Mark Prasek from PatriotJournalist.com joins me to discuss his website and influence on twitter.
On this week's Cinema Royale, the "Cinema Siren" Leslie Combemale joins us in-studio to review historical disaster film, Pompeii, starring Kit Harington! Kevin Costner and Amber Heard have 3 Days to Kill in their upcoming action flick, and we also take a look at The Wind Rises, the Oscar-nominated "final" film from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.
Plus we'll look at the controversy over the recent Fantastic Four casting, the reaction to Darren Aronofsky's Noahi, and more!
Born and raised in the UK, Ranjeet comes from a family of creatives. Ranjeet's grandfather is a world famous musician, his uncle was the reason asian music took off in the UK on a big level and his father was also in many famous bands, however Ranjeet took a different path and pursued art. Honing his skill as an artist, Ranjeet took on many other art forms including playing guitar and designing video games. At an early age Ranjeet was exposed to film and many years later would use all of his experiences and memories as a child in his later films. Ranjeet has not once but twice gained a contract with world renowned horror author Stephen King to adapt 2 of his books into films. Ranjeet is drawn to violence and religion, both can be seen in his work, he says that the 2 go hand in hand. Ranjeet recently won 2 awards for his film which was shot earlier this year. As a personal quote Ranjeet has said - " I am not afraid to do anything, sometimes to create one must first destroy ", Ranjeet has taken on many different genres but one he says he will never touch is romance, no reason has been specified. Ranjeet's influences are Darren Aronofsky, Nicolas Winding Refn, Akira Kuroswa, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Martin Scorsese.
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