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  • Stacey Jackson pleads guilty, delivers another black eye to Ray Nagin's administration

    07/02/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    NOLA.com (Times-Picayune) ^ | July 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM, updated July 02, 2014 at 10:46 AM | Richard Rainey
    With a few nods and a clear-voiced "yes, ma'am," Stacey Jackson on Wednesday ended her year-long resistance against accusations that she orchestrated an elaborate kickback scheme to rob a federally financed anti-blight program during now-disgraced Mayor Ray Nagin's tenure in City Hall. She struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon that she was guilty of one count of conspiracy to receive kickbacks involving federal money. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and three years probation, although such a harsh sentence would be rare for first-time federal offenders....
  • Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’

    05/03/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 2, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE:Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’ Seen in the Bible Is mankind evolving into a more peaceful and prosperous people – or are we on a path toward ever-increasing moral depravity, social chaos and destruction? Answering that dichotomy depends on one’s worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling TheBlaze that he sees human beings continuously and perilously cutting God out of society. “I look around my world and I think, ‘Wow, we’ve written God out of our own story here,’” Kinley recently said in an interview. “We’re...
  • Transcendence and Noah: Bogus Bytes -- Hollywood plays God and loses big time.

    04/19/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2014 | By Armond White
    Transcendence is to the sci-fi genre what Noah is to the Bible. Both are poorly conceived reboots of a literary form into pseudo-visionary garbage. Each film also exemplifies the current trend of agnostic filmmakers playing God. In Transcendence, Johnny Depp, as the obviously named Will Caster, unleashes his berserk world-dominating ambitions after he dies and is resurrected as an artificially intelligent computer program with the power to “overcome the limits of biology.” In Noah, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky reconceives the Biblical story of the Flood and God’s covenant with man through His servant (played by Russell Crowe) as a smart-ass...
  • Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible

    04/14/2014 8:43:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-11-14 | Brian Thomas
    Students Surprised to Find Noah's Ark Feasible by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Advanced physics students at Leicester University were tasked with determining if the Biblical dimensions of Noah's ark—assuming it was properly constructed—could have supported the mass of 70,000 animals. Student Kayie Raymer told UK's The Telegraph that after other "more serious" assignments, this one was "something different."1 What did they find? The students used 48.2cm (almost 19 inches) as the length of a cubit to estimate the total dimensions of the ark. Using the density of water and Archimedes' principle of buoyancy, they calculated the total mass the ark...
  • ‘Noah’ Now Closely Tied With ‘God’s Not Dead’ at Box Office

    04/14/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah, the fanatical environmentalist anti-religious big budget movie, has crashed to 6th place, where it’s closely tied with the low budget God’s Not Dead, a Christian film. Noah had a budget of $125 million and is struggling to make that back. God’s Not Dead has a budget of $2 million and has made it back many times over. Noah is playing in over 3,282 theaters, while G0d’s Not Dead is playing in 1,860 theaters. While the final box office figures for the weekend aren’t in yet, current estimates place Noah in 6th place with $7 million for the weekend and...
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofsky’s Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the film’s straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images “provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law,” read a fatwa issued by Cairo’s al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. “It is important to respect these religions and not show the film,” lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • 'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah'

    04/06/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/06/2014
    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah." The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure, was second with $17 million in ticket...
  • Noah’s Ark could have floated with the weight of 70,000 animals inside, researchers calculate

    04/04/2014 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    National Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph
    Noah’s Ark could have floated even with two of every land animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated. Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge vessel, they are confident it would have handled the weight of 70,000 animals without sinking. A group of master’s students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester University studied the exact dimensions of the Ark, set out in Genesis 6:13-22. According to The Bible, God instructed Noah to build a boat that was 300 cubits long 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high —...
  • 'Noah' Movie Sparks Massive Spike in Global Reading of the Bible's Book of Genesis

    04/04/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Morgan Lee
    "In the days after Noah hit theaters, people opening the Noah story in Genesis 6 increased about 300% in US & 245% globally on @YouVersion," reported YouVersion on Twitter on Tuesday."Visits to the #Noah story in Genesis 6-9 at Bible Gateway saw a 223% increase over the previous weekend," tweeted Bible Gateway on Thursday.In addition to YouVersion, an app of the Scriptures which hit 100 million downloads last summer, and the website, BibleGateway, Google trends also showed spike in substantial increase in search queries for the Old Testament text. Commenting on the spike in Genesis traffic, Patton Dodd, the editor-in-chief of the...
  • Noah’s Ark would have floated…even with 70,000 animals

    04/03/2014 7:23:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:00AM BST 03 Apr 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Noah’s Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated. Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge boat, they are confident it would have handled the weight of 70,000 creatures without sinking. A group of master’s students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester University studied the exact dimensions of the Ark, set out in Genesis 6:13-22. According to The Bible, God instructed Noah to build a boat which was 300 cubits long 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high—recommending gopher wood...
  • Univ. of Leicester students: Noah’s Ark would've floated w/ two each of 35,000 species of animal

    04/03/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    News Corp Australia ^ | April 4, 2014
    NOAH’S Ark would have floated — even with two of every animal on board, physicists have determined based on the weight of the beasts and the buoyancy of the boat. The students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester who came to this conclusion used the dimensions for the boat that were given in the Bible. In the book of Genesis, Noah is commanded to build an ark which is 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high to house himself, his family and two of every species of animal. For the study,...
  • Noah a la Hollywood

    04/03/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 5 replies
    Aish.Com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Rabbi Benjamin Bleich
    With the release of its new biblical blockbuster Noah, Hollywood has once again proven it knows all too well the secret of the one animal singled out for greatest contempt among all the different species identified as non-kosher. Do you know why the pig has always been the personification of the forbidden food we are most warned against consuming? The rabbis explain it’s because every other animal that is not kosher lacks the two signs, split hooves and chewing its cud, that are both necessary to identify it as permissible. A cow is an example of an animal that fulfills...
  • Nobama...The Movie! See it here Exclusively on Free Republic

    04/02/2014 10:33:38 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
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  • 'Noah’ and ‘God’s Not Dead’: Graceless and clueless

    04/01/2014 7:18:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Michael Gerson
    Part of this year’s Lenten discipline for many religious people has been to see two bad religious movies, “Noah” and “God’s Not Dead.” Both left me longing for the comparative moral simplicity and integrity of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In “Noah,” the main character is a brooding, misanthropic vegan. One hopes that Russell Crowe, a fine actor, does not end up being typecast a la Charlton Heston. There just aren’t many parts for brooding, misanthropic vegans. The movie itself consists of tedium punctuated by anachronism, sanctimony and animated rock people. It contains just enough spiritual pretention to make you...
  • The Ark: Could Noah's Tale Be True?

    04/01/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Radford
    The new film "Noah" stars Russell Crowe as the man chosen by God to collect pairs of Earth's animals on a massive ark to save them from a global flood. The film, which opened March 28, is sizing up to be a Biblical blockbuster, replete with star power and stunning special effects. But how realistic is it? While many people consider the story of Noah's Ark merely an instructive myth or parable about God's punishment for man's wickedness, others believe that the story is historically accurate. To them, Noah's tale describes events that really happened only a few thousand years...
  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL [Noah, the movie]

    04/01/2014 4:43:04 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 35 replies
    Dr. Brian Mattsom Blog ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Dr. Brian Mattson
    The world of Aronofsky’s Noah is a thoroughly Gnostic one: a graded universe of “higher” and “lower.” The “spiritual” is good, and way, way, way “up there” where the ineffable, unspeaking god dwells, and the “material” is bad, and way, way down here where our spirits are encased in material flesh. This is not only true of the fallen sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, but of fallen angels, who are explicitly depicted as being spirits trapped inside a material “body” of cooled molten lava. Admittedly, they make pretty nifty movie characters, but they’re also notorious in Gnostic speculation....
  • Theologian: Christian Leaders Fooled by Noah Film as biblical

    04/01/2014 3:17:20 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 1 April 2014 | John Nolte
    Dr. Brian Mattson, a theologian with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen who now serves as Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership, has written a scathing review of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" that takes special aim at the numerous Christian leaders who endorsed a film "direct from Kabbalist and Gnostic sources" that has zero to do with the Bible. "This was a thoroughly pagan retelling of the Noah story direct from Kabbalist and Gnostic sources," Mattson writes.
  • Theologian Blasts Christian Leaders Fooled Into Endorsing Kabbalah, Gnostic Version of 'Noah'

    04/01/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 4-1-2014 | John Nolte
    Where the numerous Christian leaders who endorsed the film really got fooled, though, was in assuming Aronofsky's "Noah" had anything to do with God of the Old Testament or the Bible. It doesn't. "Noah" is really about "The Creator," a completely different being according to Gnostics, and an evil one. If Aronosfsly's "god" seemed a little anti-human to some of us, here's why: Except that when Gnostics speak about “The Creator” they are not talking about God. Oh, here in an affluent world living off the fruits of Christendom the term “Creator” generally denotes the true and living God. But...
  • Sympathy For The Devil

    04/01/2014 10:08:06 AM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 9 replies
    Dr. Brian Mattson :The Website: ^ | March 31, 2014 | Dr. Brian Mattson
    In Darren Aronofsky’s new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up until the moment they eat the forbidden fruit. Such a notion isn’t found in the Bible, of course. This, among the multitude of Aronofsky’s other imaginative details like giant Lava Monsters, has caused many a reviewer’s head to be scratched. Conservative-minded evangelicals write off the film because of the “liberties” taken with the text of Genesis, while a more liberal-minded group stands in favor of cutting the director some slack. After all, we shouldn’t expect a professed atheist to have the same...
  • ‘Noah’: Why Christians should see it

    04/01/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/01/2014 | Matt Lewis
    * * * (Spoiler alert: I’m not sure if it’s possible to spoil the story of Noah’s ark, but be forewarned…)A great debate is taking place amongst Christians this week. The topic? Whether or not to go see the new Noah movie, starring Russell Crowe. If this sounds like a joke, it’s not. In fact, it may be a realization that pop culture matters.Sides are being chosen. HotAir’s Ed Morrssey calls it “a mess,” while Steven D. Greydanus says it’s “deeply serious.” RedState’s Erick Erickson mocked the film on Twitter (his blog post is a bit more nuanced), while cultural...
  • A Biblical Review of the Noah Movie

    04/01/2014 7:11:15 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/1/14 | Good Fight Ministries
    A you tube video review full of truth and REALITY by Good Fight Ministries.
  • I’m a Christian and I think ‘Noah’ deserves a four star review

    03/31/2014 10:53:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    themattwalshblog.com ^ | 3-29-2014 | Matt Walsh
    On Friday, my wife and I had a very rare date night. Naturally, we decided to spend it being pummeled by the blaring condescension of the most insipid, absurd, unimaginative, clumsily contrived piece of anti-Christian filmmaking to come along since, well, probably just last week. In fact, if I learned anything from Noah, it’s this: despite popular perception, you can often judge a book by its cover. Also, giant deformed rock monsters make for awkward supporting characters. We’ll meditate on that second item in a moment, but it’s the first point that should be especially emphasized. Christians: you’ll hear people...
  • Pastors Enchanted by Hollywood's Courting Lead Christians to Patronize "Noah" Propaganda Film

    03/31/2014 10:06:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 16 replies
    "Some Christian leaders and Pastors have been making some pretty big leaps to actually recommend that Christians not only embrace Darren Aronofsky’s Noah movie but pay to see it. A couple of such articles I have read include one written exclusively for ChristianPost.com by John Snowden, the Biblical Consultant to filmmakers on the 'Noah' movie And another by Phil Cooke titled Why I'm Recommending Christians See the Movie "Noah" Many tweets by supporters have echoed some of the main points in those two articles so I will focus on Mr. Cooke’s article. Before the film was released, these leaders contended...
  • "Noah the Movie" - New Free 30-Minute Noah Movie

    03/31/2014 9:29:45 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 15 replies
    http://www.noahthemovie.com/
  • How "Noah" And "God’s Not Dead" Are Making The Bible Popular Again At The Movies

    03/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 03/31/2014 | Adam B. Vary
    It may not quite approach the stature of building an ark to withstand an epochal flood, but the box office success of Noah this weekend — which opened with an estimated gross of $44 million — is still something of a remarkable feat. No other overtly Bible-themed feature film has opened anywhere close to that amount since 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, doubly remarkable considering that director Darren Aronofsky’s $125 million adaptation of the Old Testament story faced serious opposition from Christian groups that objected to perceived liberties the film takes with the biblical text. The film pulled in...
  • The Noah film is afloat with extremism

    03/31/2014 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 129 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    AMAZING. Hollywood just killed God, and almost no critic noticed how it quietly slipped a green human-hater in his place. I never thought you could make a two-hour film about Noah and his ark without mentioning “God” even once, but director Darren Aronofsky has managed it in his $142 million epic, which opened last week. His Noah, played by a muttering Russell Crowe, prays to a different deity, a much nastier one called “the creator” who seems to brood on global warming. Hey, what a coincidence! So does Aronofsky, who last year declared, “climate change as an enemy of the...
  • Noah, The Film: All Washed Up

    03/31/2014 4:56:23 AM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 37 replies
    Blog World of the Bible ^ | March 31, 2014 | World of the Bible
    The pre-release advertising promoting the movie Noah made a point of stating that while the director took artistic license in the production it was still faithful to the biblical story. Early theater previews were carefully edited to appeal to people of faith, but this is the least biblical “biblical film” of all time! However, to be charitable, the bare outline of the Flood story is present, but after that artistic license has taken the film so far afield of anything resembling the Bible that it is offensive to people of faith. To say that the biblical story was watered down...
  • Noah is the Most Unpopular Movie in Current Release (Despite Topping the Box Office)

    03/30/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah has topped the box office, but the opening weekend is about marketing dollars. At a production budget of over $125 million and poor audience responses, Paramount had to put some serious money into promotion.Reportedly that may be something in the $50 – $75 million range on marketing to get people to see Noah. That’s short of its weekend box office total which is likely to be under $50 million.But while you can get audiences to show up for the opening weekend, you can’t make them like it.Cinemascore’s rating for Noah is a C. That’s the worst movie they have...
  • If Christians Are Going to Complain About The Movie Noah, Then Create Something Better

    03/30/2014 7:51:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2014 | Doug Giles
    The movie Noah has ironically spawned a flood of hullabaloo, eh? Personally, heretofore, I haven’t seen the flick, but I plan on watching it this Sunday. Yes, I said it. I’m going to check it out even though I’ve been warned by the brethren not to because it isn’t "biblical". I guess I’ll have to wear a disguise so my more persnickety readers won’t recognize me. I think I’ll go as Carrot Top. That’ll toss them off my scent trail. Now, when the anti-biblical criticisms began to fly against this pic in its ramp-up for release, I was like, “You...
  • just saw "Noah". downer of a movie.

    03/30/2014 7:14:50 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 110 replies
    selfie | march 30, 2014 | beebuster2000
    Noah. don't bother, painful experience. major beef with the movie is just the twisted plot. crazy long, the two kids sitting behind me long about 2 hours in totally lost it. i didn't blame them. drags on and on. basically a bunch of time up front in the movie doing what exactly? not sure, Noah and family wander around eating moss and stuff, they don't eat meat, thats evil. those that eat meat will be destroyed by the Creator. ok fine, accept that in the movie and move on, but its weird. the meat eater theme continues throughout. as does...
  • The midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed [a spoiler-free “Noah” review]

    03/30/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    Denny Burke Blog ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Denny Burk
    Does the movie resemble the actual Noah story enough to establish credible points of contact? No, it does not. The director himself has acknowledged that his rendering of Noah is like a midrash—an ancient method of interpreting scripture involving ahistorical embellishments. As far as midrash is concerned, Noah is the midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed. Aronofsky’s Noah is nothing like the biblical Noah, the only righteous man on the planet. More seriously, Aronofsky’s god is nothing like the biblical God, a long-suffering sovereign who graciously condescends to reveal Himself and His plans to Noah and to save Noah and...
  • Ray Comfort Releases Christian Noah Movie: Watch 'Noah and the Last Day' on YouTube for Free

    03/30/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Kelly Hunt
    Hollywood Movie 'Noah' starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins premiere in the theaters on March 28. The movie has largely received negative reviews from Christian audiences because of the liberty that director Darren Aronofsky took to veer from the Biblical text. Just before the debut of the Hollywood movie, Ray Comfort, President of the Living Waters Publications, released a biblical version of the Noah movie on Youtube to warn about God's judgement of the last days. Comfort said he wants to provide another option for the Christian viewers. The 30-minute documentary entitled Noah-- And the Last Days was released on...
  • BOX OFFICE: ‘Noah’ Rises, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises As Schwarzenegger Brought To Knees

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 03/29/2014 | By ANITA BUSCH
    Estimates for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah are now anywhere from $41M to $44.6M based on a strong $15M Friday box office. I wondered while writing the box office last night if Southern CA audiences watching the film when the earthquake hit got a little seasick thinking how realistic the special effects were. Noah (PAR) was playing like a mainstream movie when it opened, but that bump indicates that it had some cross-over from the faith-based audiences which continue to keep God’s Not Dead in business. noahmovieAlthough based on the Biblical story, Noah doesn’t mention the name God once – how funny...
  • Box Office: Moviegoers Flock to 'Noah'… But Hate It

    03/29/2014 7:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | March 29, 2014 | John Nolte
    Director Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is on pace to outperform this weekend with a $40 -$45 million haul at the box office, but moviegoers are giving Russell Crowe's epic a deadly CinemaScore rating of C. Deadline Hollywood called that "very bad news for word of mouth and next weekend’s drop." For some perspective, studios get nervous when a film only scores a B. Critics overall gave "Noah" a 76% Fresh Rating over at Rotten Tomatoes but the Tomatoes' audience score is a withering 57%. Next weekend "Noah" will not only have to deal with deadly word-of-mouth but also the Captain America...
  • Ken Ham: The Unbiblical ‘Noah’ Is a Fable of a Film

    03/29/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Ken Ham
    Leading creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye, says that the new blockbuster, starring Russell Crowe, is an insult to Christians: "Ultimately, there is barely a hint of biblical fidelity in this film. It is an unbiblical, pagan film from its start" As a Creationist and also a believer in the historical account of Noah and the Flood, I agree with atheist Darren Aronofsky’s statement about his just-released film “Noah”: It is the “least biblical” of Bible-themed films. Any other agreement I have with the filmmaker’s take on the book of Genesis and its account of Noah ends right...
  • Moviegoers Are Thinking Things Over After Earthquake Hits During 'Noah'

    03/29/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Wire ^ | 3/29/14 | Adam Chandler
    No major injuries were reported after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles last night. Beyond word of property damage, power outages, and general anxiety—there were dozens of reported aftershocks—moviegoers, especially those who saw the biblically-themed "Noah," were a little shaken up.
  • Atheist ‘Noah’ director brags film is least biblical Bible movie ever

    03/29/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Note to Christians and those who believe the Bible: The producer of the movie “Noah,” a self-professed atheist, says he is proud of the fact that he’s taken a story inspired by God’s word and turned it into something so secular. Director Darren Aronofsky called his movie “the least biblical biblical film ever made,” The Telegraph reported. He also claimed his leading character, Noah, was the “first environmentalist,” something that suggests the movie storyline doesn’t exactly follow the Bible’s. And something else the suggests a serious divergence from the biblical account: Not once during the movie is the name “God”...
  • The Noah Movie: Deconstructing Noah's Ark; Godawful Storytelling

    03/29/2014 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Brian Godawa
    I'm the "little guy" who wrote a blog post critiquing an early draft of the Noah script because of my own research into the subject matter. Well, when things went south in the studio screenings of the movie with religious audiences, the blood hound media scoured the internet for negative quotes, found my post, and it went viral. I thus became Satan for Paramount and its elitist director of dark unsympathetic sick and twisted heroes, Darren Aronofsky. I finally saw the movie. And now I know why Paramount and its hired Christian marketers would not let me into an early...
  • The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]

    03/29/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    Answers In Genesis ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Staff Report
    Editor’s note: A shorter review of Noah appeared on Friday. The movie review below is a much more detailed examination of the new Hollywood film. On Thursday evening, a team of researchers from Answers in Genesis viewed the new Noah film. Based on reviews from trusted friends of the ministry who had seen the movie, including a staff member, we were hesitant to spend any money on watching this unbiblical picture. But AiG had already received hundreds of inquiries about our position on the film even before it was released, so we believed it was necessary for AiG’s research team...
  • No meat at ‘Noah’ party

    03/29/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Johnson
  • Box Office: 'Noah' Winning Over Faith-Based and Mainstream Moviegoers

    03/29/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 69 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Saturday, March 28, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Darren Aronofsky's controversial biblical epic Noah is winning over faith-based and mainstream moviegoers alike at the North American box office, ending weeks of speculation as to whether the filmmaker's darker take on the story of Noah and his Ark would be a turnoff for more devout moviegoers. The Paramount and New Regency movie easily topped the Friday chart with $15.2 million from 3,567 theaters for a projected $41 million to $43 million weekend, a strong start. Overseas, Noah is likewise prospering, grossing an early $28.3 million from only 21 markets (many of those opened Friday) and coming in ahead of...
  • Noah, The Film: All Washed Up

    03/29/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 73 replies
    World of the Bible Ministroes ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Randall Price
    The pre-release advertising promoting the movie Noah made a point of stating that while the director took artistic license in the production it was still faithful to the biblical story. Early theater previews were carefully edited to appeal to people of faith, but this is the least biblical “biblical film” of all time! However, to be charitable, the bare outline of the Flood story is present, but after that artistic license has taken the film so far afield of anything resembling the Bible that it is offensive to people of faith. To say that the biblical story was watered down...
  • 'Noah' Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking

    03/29/2014 9:19:22 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 59 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 3-28-14 | John Nolte
    When atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky promised that his epic "Noah" would be "the least biblical film ever made," that was not hyperbole. "Noah" is a brilliant, compelling, beautifully-mounted, beautifully-acted piece of storytelling conceived for the sinister purpose of leading people to believe that Christianity and Judaism are something they are not. And I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not? I have absolutely no problem with a filmmaker taking a biblical story and adding or subtracting from it as a way to craft a...
  • Hey, "Noah" Supporters, Enough with the Guilt Trip Already!

    03/29/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT · by usconservative · 34 replies
    TownHall.Com ^ | March 29thy, 2004 | Todd Starnes
    (Excerpt) Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky promised to create the least biblical, biblical movie ever made. And based on the early reviews of his film -- Mr. Aronofsky made good on his promise. He left the word "God" completely out of his movie and turned Noah into a crazed environmentalist with anger management issues who wants to slaughter his family. I also had some issues with the rock creatures portrayed in the film. Forefathers of "The Thing," perhaps?
  • Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie (The Utter Embarrassing Mess of ‘Noah’)

    03/29/2014 5:59:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 28, 2014 | Barbara Nicolosi
    Let me just start by saying two words which you can accept as fair warning to avoid this stupidest movie in years: Rock People.Need more? Tragiclly, as Western Civilization continues to decay all around us, one thing remains unmuddled: everything is politics. And nowhere is that more true than in media. The same polarization that fired Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and then got him rehired, and made Mel Gibson $600 million, and then lost him his Hollywood career, and made half the world want to canonize Roman Polanski with the other half wanting him castrated — these are the...
  • Don't Get Punked by Paramount's Pagan Noah Film

    03/28/2014 8:01:12 PM PDT · by publius321 · 49 replies
    DailyLambaste.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Scott Ryan
    "...After viewing Darren Aronofsky's Noah, I am astounded by the number of Christian Pastors who joined in the promoting of of this propaganda piece – but that is for my follow up column. Paramount says the Noah Movie was "inspired by the story of Noah" but it appears more likely it was inspired by the story of Al Gore’s protégé Ted Kaczynski. Paramount would have been more accurate if they had made a movie about the Uni-Bomber because this Noah had more in common with Ted then the Biblical Noah and Russell Crowe’s rendition would have required very little tweaking....
  • Nine problems with the movie "Noah"

    03/28/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/28/14 | Ben Shapiro
    It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism.
  • Noah: a classic blunder

    03/28/2014 9:36:52 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 56 replies
    www.thanks-project.com ^ | 03/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    In Noah, we have a farce trying to wear serious clothes. Paramount, my favorite studio, purveyor of all things Star Trek, Forrest Gump, Ferris Bueller, Top Gun, and Airplane!, has fallen into the most famous classic blunder. Never make a Biblically themed movie unless it's really based on the Bible. Actually, the most famous classic blunder is never get involved in a land war in Asia, and then only slightly less well-known is never make a Biblically themed movie unless it's really based on the Bible. If Paramount and Aronofsky had simply made a movie about a homicidal man and...
  • Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (Spoilers for you to decide whether or not the movie's worth watching)

    03/28/2014 9:33:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/28/2014 | By: Erick Erickson
    I don’t get all the claims of radical environmentalism in Noah. I saw it last night. I did not draw out of it the environmentalism. In the movie, Noah took the position that all mankind had corrupted the earth with sin and God intended to wipe them all out. Noah presumed God would wipe him and his family out too once all the animals were saved. Sure, Noah was a vegetarian and the bad guys are meat eaters who do to the earth what Saruman did, but I don’t really see the whacked out radical environmentalism. It’s more thematic of...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/28/2014 | Glenn Whipp
    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach. Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.) But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge...