Tag Archives: Film

The Walking Dead Meets Mad Magazine

The December issue of Mad Magazine features Alfred E. Neuman being attacked by zombies from The Walking Dead. (via /Film)

The Walking Dead Meets Mad Magazine

Sh*t Getting Real

You’ve seen it, though you may not have noticed it. It’s known as the Michael Bay low angle spinning shot. The technique is used in all of his films. It usually means shit is about to get real.

(via Screen Junkies)

Movies are so predictable

in the movies
(via 9GAG)

How 3 film students worked on the “Priest” movie trailer

Three students from London’s Westminster film school were tasked with producing a movie trailer for “Priest” in 3D overnight. They had to fly to Los Angeles the next day and present their work to the Director and other studio execs. Pretty impressive. Watch the process here.

Ed O’Neill has been reading the same newspaper for 20 years

Ed O'Neill has been reading the same newspaper for 20 years

Things in movies

Apparently, Bruce Willis takes one hour to get out of bed. Don’t you just love to find flaws in movies? Do you know of other examples? (via REDDIT)

Apparently, Bruce Willis takes one hour to get out of bed.

Does ‘Adjustment Bureau’ promote predestination?

The Adjustment Bureau” opened this weekend and is already getting a lot of attention because of its theme of free will versus predestination. The movie, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, is really a love story, but it forces viewers to question whether a higher power really controls what we do and decisions we make every day. adjustment bureau

In the film, “The Adjustment Bureau” are people who walk among us “adjusting” the minor details of everyday life (i.e., causing us to miss a bus, answer a phone, or run a stoplight) in order to keep us on track for the “plan” that has been written for our life. This “plan,” according to the movie, has been authored by the “Chairman,” who Christians would likely refer to as God.

In the movie, Matt Damon wants to believe he is in control of his life. He is soon confronted by the Adjustment Bureau and learns that his free will is an illusion – limited, at best – and that  deviating from the plan can have dire consequences.

I think Calvinists and free-will believers will have a heyday with this movie. Although the film muddles theology and ultimately avoids taking a clear stance on the argument, it will make you ponder the small events in life that seem inconsequential.

The movie ends by giving us hope that we can earn back free will or change God’s plan if we show that our intentions are genuine and we can be trusted with more control over our lives.

View trailer here.

Questions the movie leaves you with:

Do we really have free will, or is it limited free will?

If the “Chairman” makes all of the decisions for our lives, can we get him to change his mind? How?

Does predestination really encompass every detail of our lives, or just the major events and decisions that ultimately affect history and God’s plan?

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