would any monies made with such ventures be considered false 'profits'?
Hollywood wants to reap profits from successful religious movies, and then banks on a film that floats a fantasy about Jesus being married and fathering children. What a crock.
When they start doing pro-life films like my 'Evil Interrupted', then I'll believe they've gotten the message. At present it appears they are just trolling at the fringes still governed by their secular humanist, pro-homosexual- pro-'any-religion-will-do' so long as the sheeple buy tickets mindset.
The problem with Hollywood is that their lump all things with "religion-themes" into movies and hope for another Passion or Narnia. As long as it has Jesus, or an angel, or a missionary, it is enough for them to call a movie 'religious movie'. Nevermind that their movies are actually offending religious people. Their tendency to 're-interpret' everything and make 'old stories new' surely is not helping either.
As usual Hollywood shows how stupid they think we are. They mistakenly believe more of "the common people" will financially support a movie if its presented as "religious" from a bunch that is mostly anti religion. Not counting of course scientology or islam. Im spending more money on buying up old classic movies on tape and DVD than I have in a theater in years.
Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code) is one of my favorite French actresses. She was excellent in "Amelie." But you have to like weird french flicks.
I like religious movies like "Ben Hur" and "The Ten Commandments." Movies with biblical battles and romances. I don't go to the movies anyway. I wait and get the DVD, if I want to see something.
From what we've seen and heard from "religious leaders," lately, this could ensure that there is not going to be any Biblical truth in these films.
Could you imagine the apostate William Sloan Coffin (RIP) actually espousing a truly Christian message?
Where there's a will there's a way ...
Which is blatant heresy and fiction. What a joke.
Hollywood is so "religious" to follow up two Christian movies that do well it releases a movie claiming Jesus is a liar and a fraud. Oh yeah, that's faith all right.
Much as they clearly haven't "gotten it" yet, this could be a start to something better. I'm actually encouraged. It'll take years, but you have to start somewhere.
Hollywood, in a desperate attempt to fit in with the religious crowd and make money off of them, is shouting "Oh, GOD! GOD!!" with all the sincerity of Woody Allen at a Klan rally.
Next: "Vegan films": Supersize Burger and Meet the Beefeaters.
"Jewish films": Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and Hamas Heroes.
"Black films": Birth of a Nation, and David Duke, Man of Destiny
The Passion of the Christ (which presented an orthodox Christian message straight out of the Gospels) succeeds, so they decide they need "religious" films. And they come up with:
Yeah, that's the same thing.
Ah yeah, religious people with feet of clay, there's a new theme for Hollyweird. Not.
I can see the meeting now. "Like the exorcist, but the priest is like a girl, see... and there are bugs and frogs and stuff...pass the bong."
Except, see, in this version she's like a single mother, and all the three kings are hitting on her.
Translation: you losers in Jesusland going to church are the same thing as Zarkawi and his head-sawing lost souls.
"[S]tudios are... paying pastors and rabbis as consultants."
Translation: "Of course we can bribe those guys."
"Some films nevertheless challenge the evangelical tide."
My, how courageous of them, to stand up against religious orthodoxy, as expressed by The Da Vinci Code.
What are these films like?
Yep. Business as usual for Hollywood. "Heretical" gets the green light, but the guy that took heresy out -- he'll never have lunch in this town again. That Communion wafer's gonna have to hold him all week.
"They wanted to call it Original Sin." Gee, where do these people get all this creativity and imagination? I suppose it's the drugs.
If you're waiting for Original Anything, looks like the wait continues.
Criminal Number 18F
no thanks to 1st century gnostic myths pushed by a Bible-hating press. I'll stick to the Word of God anytime!