As Scott mentioned previously, the sequel to Better Living Through Bad Movies is coming along nicely, in that Scott has done some excellent work for it and I have thought about doing some work. Actually, Scott and I have discussed some categories and some movies that may offer valuable life lessons for you, the person in need of valuable life lessons. And just today, an email from the American Family Association made me realize that Scott and I have neglected a substantial market share: REAL people.
Here they are! REAL movies for REAL families
All you imaginary families will probably want to check out fake movies like The Mutants of 2051 AD and Gandhi II.
And hey, as we learned recently from Mr. Medved, same-sex couples aren’t REAL families, families without children aren’t REAL families, and presumably families where the fathers don’t sport dopey mustaches aren’t REAL families, so I guess you people should just move along.
No profanity, no inappropriate conduct, no gratuitous violence!
Because REAL families in REAL life never face any of that kind of stuff.
REAL families want REAL movies! The ones that actually depict REAL life, REAL places and REAL situations.
This is the reason that The Hills was so popular.
Here are just a few of the many family-friendly movies available right now in the AFA Online Store
The year is 1890 and Bible Professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript. His book is about to receive an unanimous endorsement from the board members at Grace Bible Seminary until his colleague, Dr. Norris Anderson, has a “difficulty with something.” Dr. Anderson believes what Carlisle has written could greatly affect future generations. Using a secret time machine, Anderson sends Carlisle over 100 years into the future, offering him a glimpse of where his beliefs will lead.
“A secret time machine”? Yes, that sounds really REAL.
Caleb’s dad challenges him to a forty day experiment: The Love Dare. Will he be able to demonstrate love to a person who constantly rejects his love?
The Ted Haggard story.
Anyway, the email mentions several other REAL movies, but this one from the store piqued my interest:
Hollywood and God
Did you know that there was a time when the entertainment industry was bound by a code that forbade them from using any blasphemy in a movie?
It was the time of the Code of No Swears, the golden age of Hollywood.
The “Hays Code” stated:
Pointed profanity–this includes the words “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” “Christ” (unless used reverently), “H*ll,” “S.O.B.,” “d**n,” or every other profane or vulgar expression, however used–is forbidden.
And because back then you could go to movies and never hear a “H*ll,” nobody ever went there, not knowing where it was.
Hollywood is no longer restricted by the code. Many of today’s movies don’t simply blaspheme the name of Jesus. They go one further.
They blaspheme the name of Jesus’ dog.
For example, the award-winning Blow, directed by Ted Demme, is a typical R-rated film. The name of Jesus Christ is blasphemed eleven times in the movie. Three of those times, for some reason, the “F” word is used in the middle of His name.
REAL families have no idea what the “F” word is, so you can see why they don’t relate to these kinds of movies.
So, how can you (as one person), make a difference and influence the powerful Goliath of the entertainment industry? The answer is in your own hands.
I (as one person) currently have a cat in my own hands. So, I guess the answer is: Throw cats at Goliath!
In 2005, roughly $8.8 billion was spent on movie tickets in the U.S. How much of $8.8 billion do you think came from those who call themselves Christians?
I worked my way though college working for a movie theater. I have fond memories of asking patrons if they wanted an Adult, Child, Senior Citizen, or Christian ticket. So, I would guess that about $7 billion of that sum came from those who call themselves Christians.
According to The Barna Group, it was a massive $6.94 billion.
I was close!
Over 70% of the box office intake comes from people of faith.
Of course, Jews, Hindus, Moslems, etc. have no faith, so we don’t care what kind of moves THEY see.
With more than 170 million professing Christians in America, we have a sling that has the power to hit the “dark side” of Hollywood between the eyes
So, the “dark side” of Hollywood is its nose?
. . .and leave a deep impression on its money-making mind.
Simply stop paying to see blasphemous movies
Sneak in through the emergency door!
and support the ones you know are good. My goal isn’t to clean up movies. That will never happen unless there is a Christian revival in Hollywood.
Or until we return to the golden age of the Hays Code, when studios were run by Jews.
In the meantime, I just want them to stop their blasphemy.
For a guy whose goal isn’t to clean up movies, he seems to want a lot.
They are causing an entire generation to hate Christianity, and to use the name of Jesus Christ to express disgust.
Yes, Hollywood is to blame for all of this.
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Maybe it’s just me, but I already have such strong mental images of the characters and the action of Hollywood and God, that I fear the DVD will be a disappointment.
Anyway, I am planning on next doing either Clash of the Titans or Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief for the
book. Which one would be considered the most REAL?
UPDATE: When I went back to the store, I noticed a DVD that seems like a must see!
They’re Coming to Your Town
Residents of the small Arkansas town of Eureka Springs noticed the homosexual community was growing. But they felt no threat. They went about their business as usual. Then, one day, they woke up to discover that their beloved Eureka Springs, a community which was known far and wide as a center for Christian entertainment–had changed. The City Council had been taken over by a small group of homosexual activists.
Eeek! They’re here already! You’re next! You’re next, You’re next…! Keep watching the sky!