Episode 54: 2017 Review & 2018 Preview

IMG_20180318_190940.jpgDo you ever experience what I call the “Moebius Strip of Conversation?” I experience it quite often.  It is where one starts a conversation on one subject, and then through the natural process of carrying on a rambling conversation, one comes through the twists and turns of that palaver to the same subject. We do that here in our review of last year and what we look forward to this year.

Next time we return to our regular format, going back to the old Steven Martin vehicle Leap of Faith. Keeping with the theme we will look at variety of local and national televangelist shows to see where they are in the current day and age.

Episode Thirty-One: Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher - Gerard ButlerWelcome to another long awaited episode, number thirty-one, of “Checking the Gate: A Film and Religion Podcast.”  This one is a doosie folks; we must be real film critics now because we both Mike and Robert have rants about all of the media we watched for this month.  We viewed the Gerhard Butler vehicle Machine Gun Preacher and the popular, Fox Network supernatural thriller “Sleepy Hollow.”

In war-torn Uganda, kids only emerge at night – Dateline NBC | NBC News

Machine Gun Preacher (2011) – Box Office Mojo

Machine Gun Preacher | About Sam

Sleepy Hollow on FOX

The Beginning and The End

Next time we will bring you reviews of certifiably better fare, the acclaimed adaptation of Les Misérablesand the British ITV production “The Second Coming” starring Christopher Eccelston.  You can find Les Mis on Blu-Ray and “The Second Coming” on DVD and YouTube

The Second Coming Part 1

The Second Coming – Part 2

 

Episode Twenty-Eight: Riddick Movies and Fall TV Roundup


tcor-riddick-crematoria-prison-shackledGreetings! Hey, we are back on schedule!  This month we talk about Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.  Do you think that Vin Diesel’s Riddick character is a Christ type, or is that stretching the definition too far? We also do a roundup of several shows Mike and I have been watching this fall. Some of them have potential.

Next time we are getting in the Christmas spirit and watching Joyeux Noel, an historical picture about the Christmas Eve truce of WWI.  SInce Mike and his daughter have been watching “Veggietales” we will see how much Christian values they actually communicate. See you in December!

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Episode Fifteen – Prometheus

engineer_prometheusGreetings!  For the last month since Prometheus was released, the whole internet community has been scratching their heads, asking questions, and submitting theories over Ridley Scott’s latest cinematic journey.  We join in the fervor with our latest episode as we look at some of the popular theories and give you some of our own. As always we try to hone in on the religious subtext.   Space Jesus, Xenomorph worshipers, the mystery of Creation–we look at it all.  Plus, we add in some extra dialogue from our episode on Paul to add to the creation conversation.  Here are the links we refer to during the show.

Prometheus Hard Core Review – Part 1 Massive Dissection – SPOILERS -by comicbookgirl19

cavalorn: Prometheus Unbound: What The Movie Was Actually About

Prometheus Will Retcon AVP! « furiousfanboys.com

Cinefilter.com

www.dtrn.co.uk/episode/sci-fi-guys-s517-jessica-parker-kennedy

Next time we will (finally) do a show we planned several months ago, but postponed for our Easter episode.  We are going to check out the original “Metropolis,” and in the TV Corner, “Caprica.”  Both can be found on Netflix, DVD, and Blu-Ray.

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