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The Unbelievers

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 12, 2013. 2 Replies

The Ledge (2011)

Started by Micah Johnson. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies

What do you consider to be the best films ever made?

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Craigart14 Mar 21, 2013. 119 Replies

Prometheus?

Started by Marc Draco. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 6 Replies

Ten Favorite Atheist Films

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 39 Replies

Cloud Atlas

Started by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 29, 2012. 3 Replies

The Sadist (1963), directed by James Landis

Started by A Former Member May 27, 2012. 0 Replies

Moneyball

Started by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Real Steel

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 2 Replies

How an Iranian film unites us all (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by TNT666 Feb 21, 2012. 3 Replies

Antichrist (2009), directed by Lars von Trier

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 7, 2011. 8 Replies

agora best atheist movie?

Started by vondutch. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 24, 2011. 13 Replies

The Rape of Europa (2007)

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Sep 12, 2011. 3 Replies

Thanatopsis (1963), an experimental film by Ed Emshwiller

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Pandorum (2009), directed by Christian Alvart

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Comment by TNT666 on September 16, 2011 at 6:02pm

Actually, cutesy Brad self rated himself the opposite ratio :) But said NO NO NO to gods and spirituality, pretty clear, no matter how he chooses to add'em up :)

There are a few 'spiritual atheists' who've commented positively about the TToL on IMDB, but they are few and far apart. The film overwhelmingly reeks of Christian symbolism, mixed in with a little metaphor of outerspace as innerspace BS. I think it ties in nicely with recent discussions on various atheist forums regarding "spiritual atheists".

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2011 at 5:57pm
Maybe for the money. How much did he get paid for that role?
Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2011 at 5:44pm
Thanks for the link Rakesh and the recommendations - will have to check those out.
Comment by rakesh kanuri on September 16, 2011 at 5:43pm
brad pitt said he was 80% atheist and 20% agnostic,i wonder why he was in this movie(The Tree of Life).
Comment by rakesh kanuri on September 16, 2011 at 5:32pm
i have recently watched  Paul (2011) and Whatever Works (2009),both movies are cool.i recommend them.
Comment by rakesh kanuri on September 16, 2011 at 5:23pm

http://atheistmovies.blogspot.com/.

find Audiobooks,Documentaries,e-Books,Movies,Videos.

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2011 at 5:20pm
TNT666 - I'll make sure not to watch that movie.  Doesn't sound good at all.
Comment by TNT666 on September 16, 2011 at 4:59pm

I just watched what I declare to be my worst movie ever. I was volunteering at our small town arts centre which was playing Brad Pitt's latest award prize winner: The Tree of Life. I went in blindly, knowing nothing about the film's making and awards. I like Pitt enough as a human, I'm not too fond of his acting, to me he's just extremely talented at being a pretty boy, though he was perfectly cast in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, he manages to generally have decent tastes in project choice.

The first memorable words spoken are by a whispy redhead with pouty lips, WHY? why? why? why? and this goes on and on, throughout most of the movie. I started to squirm on my seat within the first couple of minutes, and was still squirming on my seat 131 minutes later. At two points within this horror I felt like a semblance of 'something' would come about on screen. There were a couple of really nice outerspace sequences, and there was a half hour of story development about a troubled teen.

END SPOILER

"I offer you my son" are the last final words.

Throughout this tripe we hear over and over again, in words and visuals, the metaphysical question of WHY would gawd dare take away the human offspring of a godfearing family? Interspersed with innumerable slow motion shots of swirling liquids and gases, slow motion nature, slow motion foot washings, slow motion abuse between siblings. This stuff goes on and on. Near the end, there's a crowd of people walking on water and mother bends over to caress the sandy feet of a robed Jesus like human. I thought I was going to vomit!!!

So we spend 130 minutes pondering how dare gawd take away our offspring, and in the final minute, we're at peace with death. Something to do with finding grace, VOMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Upon exiting the theatre, I mentioned to my buddy the manager how this tripe had dethroned my worst ever previous movie: The New World; he giggled and said yep, that was Terrance Malick also, I nearly peed myself laughing. He has to be the biggest cinematic fraud in existence. What a load of BS. Hollywood's segue from Blockbuster violence movies... Blockbuster "spirituality"?

 

Comment by Marc Draco on September 10, 2011 at 3:38pm

Not sure on the Gateway - as it's a laptop, it's possible the sound is going via HDMI. According to this on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI) the v1.0 spec didn't support DVD audio and there are varying standards for PC audio.

Without seeing the issue, it's very difficult to diagnose but it could be that the TV is having issues over the link. It must be decoding the stream correctly or you would not get sound at all.

Optical audio is the next best bet, if available on your system; next would be PCM, followed by good ol' analogue down-mix which should be available on most TVs. Let us know how you get on.

Comment by Craigart14 on September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm
A Gateway laptop.  Do I need a separate audio connection?  PC has usb, ethernet, and HDMI.
 

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