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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

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Sep 10, 2011. 4 Replies

Pandorum (2009), directed by Christian Alvart

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by George Jun 26, 2011. 15 Replies

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Comment by Marc Draco on September 8, 2011 at 11:26am
What sort of PC is it? Most don't send audio over HDMI.
Comment by Craigart14 on September 8, 2011 at 11:25am
A little tech help?  I connected my laptop to my TV last night via HDMI to stream a movie from Netflix.  Picture was good, but sound volume was too low, and no amount of tinkering with TV or computer would fix it.  Any quick and cheap ways to fix this?
Comment by TNT666 on August 12, 2011 at 1:41am
I just saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I had not seen any of the previous instalments. I did watch PotA assiduously as a child and loved the series. This movie aptly describes how the alternate future could come about. The CGI is not all it could be, but it's not bad... Knowing this, you can enter the theatre forewarned, and then put it aside and enjoy the development. It's as good entertainment as vulgar Summer blockbusters can get! It's not too moralising, and we of course know the ending beforehand, which often makes for better directorial focus of story development. Botched endings are the worst... just as well to skip them for known endings :)
Comment by A Former Member on June 28, 2011 at 9:27am

Joseph Demme @ Cinexcellence has painstakingly compiled a 12-minute supercut featuring nearly every cinematic occurrence of the infamous stock sound effect in-joke known as the Wilhelm Scream — from its very first onscreen appearance in the 1951 Florida Western Distant Drums, through its revival at the hands of Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt, to its subsequent overuse in modern-day cinema.

Comment by A Former Member on May 15, 2011 at 7:10pm




Mummified Playboy Playmate died of heart failure

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former Playboy Playmate whose mummified body was found in her dilapidated Beverly Hills home last month, died of heart failure, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

Yvette Vickers, a B-movie actress who was named Playboy's Miss July in 1959, was found dead at her home on April 27 after evidently being undiscovered for up to a year.

Joyce Kato, an investigator with the Los Angeles county coroner's department, told the Times she died of natural causes "due to arterial sclerotic cardiovascular disease," or heart disease caused by a hardening of the arteries.

Several calls made to the coroner's office to confirm the report went unanswered on Saturday.

A neighbor found Vickers' body after her suspicions were aroused by old letters and cobwebs in the mailbox. The house was packed with boxes, and at least one window was broken. A space heater was running in the upstairs room where the body was lying on the floor.

Vickers, born Yvette Vedder in Kansas City, Missouri, would have been 82 when her body was found. She was briefly married twice during the 1950s.

Her film credits include 1958's "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and 1959's "Attack of the Giant Leeches." Her last feature role was in a 1990 horror called "Evil Spirits."

 

Comment by William Forbeck on May 1, 2011 at 11:46pm
Um, wow I don't know exactly what started the current I'll call it debate. But I watched "The book of Eli" and I think you are all right. It seemed from my point of view it was a bit preachy after all the point of the movie seems to be that a blind man eventually succeeds in his goal(seems to be delivering the bible, and yes a specific translation and they say it a couple of times)the whole seems to be literal "blind faith". However the "bad" guy in the movie calls it a weapon, because he is all about controlling people. Early in the movie it is said the government burned all the copies they could find except the one he has of course. I don't remember them talking about any other "holy" books. A distinct impression I did get is that without certain "rules" people are blood thirsty animals, but at the end of the movie A large organized group of people are amassing all the books they can find and don't seem to be religious so I guess moot point there.
I guess what I'm trying to get at here is that at some points it's clearly preachy and then they reverse themselves at others, so it seems to me that either they didn't really care about a point or were constantly back peddling or maybe it just a typical post-apocalyptic action movie. I only gave it 3 stars in netflix because it was a decent action movie. I just rolled my eyes at parts I thought were well dumb.
I am a hardcore skeptic so I saw it both ways and neither, just sayin.
Comment by TNT666 on April 28, 2011 at 6:39pm
You're giving me a distinct impression of having come here strictly to pick a fight with atheists. Your ways speak louder than your words.
Comment by Marc Draco on April 28, 2011 at 6:04pm

Nailed it, TNT thank you...

Egan, young man, I'm  not being ageist - I'm pointing out (as others have tried to with more patience than I can be bothered to muster) that you're an arrogant little know-it-all who has managed to miss the point completely and can't see beyond your own opinion.

Like many others here, I have a world of experience to call on that you simply haven't had the time to amass. Now, pull your head from outa your ass and smell the daisies.

This is an atheist site - people here are often deeply distrustful of any covert religious message and BoE didn't try very hard to disguise its true nature; despite the directors' attempts to water it down.

A wise man learns to listen, before he speaks... and it'll be a long time before you attain wisdom. Mark Twain once observed how his own parents had learned so much in a short time; I'll leave you to discover the quotation and figure out how it applies to you.

Comment by TNT666 on April 28, 2011 at 5:21pm
Indeed, we read that typical Christian line of defense all the time: "You're too close minded" "You're too dogmatic". Wow Egan, great way of not noticing. What else is the guy going to say! That is SO typical. Throughout the interview they state how they tried to "tone down" the Christian stuff and camouflage it as "spirituality" in order that all faiths can like the movie and not be turned off by the Christianity shite. It's all about the money and you bought into their manipulativeness hook, line and sinker.
Comment by Marc Draco on April 28, 2011 at 4:34pm

And you might also want to consider this interview with the directors - which proves it fairly easily. These guys don't seem to consider that God does NOT exist...

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qyMWnrtemG8J:i...

 

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