The Film Movie Critic Review — Funny People


Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons (Adam Sandler) doesn’t give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor (Torsten Voges) delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira (Seth Rogen). Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) writes and directs this moving comedy that also stars Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman and Aubrey Plaza.

This movie is a dramedy. It had its moments but I thought 40 minutes too long. I am giving it 2.8 stars. If it was 40 minutes shorter I would have been given it 3. I do like Judd Apatow, I want him to produce my script when it is completed.

Alan
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The Film Movie Critic Review — Adaptation


Charlie Kafuman (Nicolas Cage) is a Los Angeles screenwriter battling enormous feelings of insecurity and impotence as he struggles to adapt The Orchid Thief, a book by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep) whose main character, John Laroche (Chris Cooper), searches for love. Add to the mix Charlie’s twin brother, Donald (also played by Cage), and you have a surreal, Spike Jonze directed gem about the search for passion.

This is one of those movies that begins slow and gradually builds into something. It took me 40 minutes to get into this movie, 60 minutes to love it and hope for the experience not to end. Then the last 25 minutes it got me to hate this film. Seriously! This was a really bad relationship. Smooth move Netflix for recommending this piece of garbage for me. I loved this movie and then I was let down big time at the end. I hate it when a movie starts out great and then ends badly. This is one of those movies. All of you associated with this movie let me down. I am giving you one star. First time ever in my Netflix history to give a movie one star. This was a big FU to me.

As the Film Movie Critic, I get to dislike this movie which I did.

Alan
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The Film Critic Review — Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price


Filmmaker Robert Greenwald takes aim at the corporate giant that’s come to symbolize big business in America Wal-Mart blasting the box store Goliath for allegedly paying substandard wages, skimping on employee benefits and gutting communities. This hard-hitting, emotional documentary profiles the struggle of everyday folks from around the country who’ve committed themselves to fighting the mega-retailer.

When I watch a movie like this I like to hear both sides. You will only hear one side in this one. I can tell you alone of the Walton Family charitable contributions is reason enough not to like them. Apparently there has been a lot of crime in Wal-Mart parking lots. They have security cameras everywhere but only pay attention to what is going on inside the store. Customers and ex-employees said they really don’t care what happens to the customer once they leave.

Alan
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The Film Critic Movie Review — Observe and Report


Rent-a-cop Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) is tasked with keeping the peace at the Forest Ridge Mall, but when a flasher strikes, Ronnie has no gun and no power to stop the exhibitionist. A rivalry ensues when the police send in Det. Harrison (Ray Liotta) to crack the case. Can Ronnie bring the flasher to justice before the well-armed Harrison does? Anna Faris also stars in this darkly comic effort from writer-director Jody Hill.

This movie is a dark comedy. It is Taxi Driver meeting The Cable Guy. Seth Rogan plays a true sociopath. You feel sorry for him one moment and the next he is just scary. With the exception of the woman who serves coffee and one police officer in the background, there is not a likeable character in this movie. I can not recommend this movie to anyone except if you enjoyed both Taxi Driver and The Cable Guy. Like I said it is a dark comedy. I liked it because if validated my decision years ago to stay far away from these people. I am giving it a solid 3 stars.

Alan
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The Film Movie Critic Review — MI-5: Vol. 7


Richard Armitage joins the cast of this award winning British spy series as Lucas North, a former MI-5 agent who’s back on the job after spending eight years in a Russian prison which makes him a perfect fit for Section D’s priority of the moment. But the question is, can he be trusted? His old friend Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) would like to think so but has his doubts.

I must like this show as I am on volume 7. I thought volume one was slow but it kept me interested enough to see the other seasons. If you like political and spy drama along with some action you may like this series. Do not get attached to any of the characters as they are constantly coming and going. I think right now in season seven I have a crush on Ros Myers. I am giving it 3.4 stars.

Alan
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Mad Men — Season Three


It took me a while to appreciate this show. I thought season one was slow but seasons 2 and 3 it got more interesting. Although this show takes place before I was born, I appreciate the appliances in the background. It is fun to watch people walk around the office with smokes and drinks.

I have heard of the movie “Bye Bye Birdie” and the actress Ann Margaret but never realized how beautiful this woman was. They showed a clip of the movie and wanted to use it in one of the campaigns. It was nostalgic to see.

Since this show takes place in the early 1960’s, the attitudes back then are very different today. The attitude towards women, minorities, gays is very different and I do know from history that is the way it was.

Seeing this show reminds me of working in an office. It is fun to watch people drink together one moment and at the same time complete against each other.

Alan
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Do You Always Understand the Bible?

The Bible as a unified portrait of the Savior

Written by GodLife on 09/01/2018
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Prophecy, Reading, Evangelism, Confusion
Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’

Luke 24:44
Have you ever felt confusion when reading the Bible? What does it mean? How does it help you know God and His plan for your life?

On a trip to Jerusalem, a court official from Ethiopia read aloud from the Scriptures. He was getting more and more confused as he heard a voice coming from beside his chariot:

“Do you understand what you are reading?” “How can I, unless someone guides me?” the Ethiopian Eunuch responded, inviting Philip the evangelist to be seated. (Acts 8:30-31)

All of us have felt like the Ethiopian official at some point in time. Sometimes reading the word of God can be difficult to understand without guidance. Here are some ideas to help you get more out of God’s Word:

1. Each Book Has An Approach
What parts of a speech or book do you usually remember best? The stories? The Bible is full of exciting, true stories: The Creation and Fall. The Flood. The offering of Isaac. The Exodus. All of these help us know ourselves better as we get to know the people in them. When I see their limitations, it makes me think about, and admit, my own. Their stories also work together to give background to the biggest story of all. They tell us why Jesus had to come to earth. They tell us what His family tree was like. They tell us what the world was like when He came.

For me, another thing that makes part of a speech stand out is when a speaker suddenly switches to a different approach. God has done this throughout the Bible. He said, “I spoke to the prophets; it was I who multiplied visions, and through the prophets gave parables.” (Hosea 12:10). The prophets made predictions that came true, proving God’s eternal knowledge. The Bible’s preachers acted things out, giving the hearers and readers a clearer picture of God’s view of things. They used comparisons, called “parables,” getting to the eternal truth behind the personal struggles everyone faces. (God knows we tend to miss the truth because of our feelings.) They answered their own questions, like a lawyer in a courtroom moving the argument along. Through these writers, God explains how hard He has worked to reach the people who were turning away from Him. (Jeremiah 7:13-26 is an example.) When you read the Bible, ask yourself what God was trying to do with the people to whom it was originally written.

2. Each Story Fits Into His Story
A turning point eventually came in the bigger story. God showed up, in person. As Hebrews 1:1-2 puts it, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.” The four Gospels are a faithful record of Jesus’ life and ministry. Although three Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) are very similar, they each give a slightly different angle on Jesus’ ministry. They do this even while using most of the same events and sermons. The fourth Gospel (John) is very different from the other three. It begins in eternity, with God, the Creator of all created things, taking humanity upon Himself. (John 1:1-3, 14) It is written so that readers will believe Jesus is the Son of God, and have eternal life through Him. (John 20:21) The rest of the New Testament shows Jesus’ earliest disciples carrying on His mission, gathering followers as they spread the Good News, and writing to help the churches they began live out their faith.

3. Each Part Fills In a Detail of the Savior’s Profile
To help listeners get the point of a message, a speaker uses time wisely, building to the end. The Bible likewise explains that the most important part, the coming of Christ, took preparation. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.” (Galatians 4:4) By giving us the detailed story of His family history and their successes as they trusted in God, their failures as they did not, God prepared readers for the story of Christ. World conditions were also ripe for Jesus’ coming in a number of specific ways, as described in this GotQuestions.org page.

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Jesus told Nicodemus that, as “the teacher of Israel,” he should have already known that a person had to be born from above in order to see the Kingdom of God. (John 3:10) He challenged the religious teachers of his day who were arguing with Him by telling them the scriptures all testified about Him. (John 5:39) He specifically said Abraham foresaw His day (John 8:56), Moses wrote about Him (John 5:46) and complained that his followers were “…foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” (Luke 24:25)

Because he understood this truth, Philip the Evangelist was able to use the passage Ethiopia’s Treasurer was reading in the book of the prophet Isaiah, (Isaiah 53:7-8), written about 650 years before Christ was born, to tell him the good news about Jesus. (Acts 8:35) Would you be able to do something like that? Ask God to help you understand the Bible’s big picture as you read it all the way through this year.

Pray this week:
God, thank you for a new year. Will you show me what the Bible is all about this year as I commit to reading it through?

Do you have questions about how the Bible fits together?

 

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