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Atheist Cinema

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Predictions in Science Fiction movies

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 1, 2016. 9 Replies

The Unbelievers

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 12, 2013. 2 Replies

The Ledge (2011)

Started by Micah Johnson. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies


Started by Marc Draco. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 6 Replies

Ten Favorite Atheist Films

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 39 Replies

Cloud Atlas

Started by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 29, 2012. 3 Replies


Started by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Real Steel

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 2 Replies

How an Iranian film unites us all (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by TNT666 Feb 21, 2012. 3 Replies

agora best atheist movie?

Started by vondutch. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 24, 2011. 13 Replies

Most Disappointing Movie Ever

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Gabriel Garcia May 29, 2011. 23 Replies

The Cove

Started by TNT666. Last reply by TNT666 Mar 12, 2011. 7 Replies

John Barry is gone

Started by Loren Miller Jan 31, 2011. 0 Replies

A Serious Man

Started by S.A. Alenthony. Last reply by A Former Member Sep 16, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Plinius on May 27, 2017 at 6:55am

Perhaps it means 'calming yourself while feeling a strong emotion'. Funny you mention it. A friend mentioned this week that my husband always had this mannerism, and it's more noticeable now that he lives as a woman.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 27, 2017 at 6:26am

I’m curious.

In movies and TV shows, the director often has females putting their hand on their chest.  It seems to be when they want to express a strong emotion.                                          

Why do they do this?  

I’m curious because my mother has never done that.  My 2 sisters have never done that.  I can’t remember any female in real life, ever doing that.

Are there any females that do that?  If so, why?  What exactly does it mean?  And if they do, did they pick-it up from movies or TV?

Comment by Marc Draco on February 28, 2012 at 5:37pm
I do. Dallas Gaythiest posted a lot of good stuff, but he's been missing a while. I hope he's ok. I'm a little quiet right now as I'm working on a short film myself. Trouble is people expect so much these days - even from no-budget outfits that it's hellish hard to get the shots that I need. Particularly as my producer is all budget aware and naggy. You'd think we we paying the actors!
Comment by TNT666 on February 28, 2012 at 4:12pm

Yoooo Hooooo, does anyone come here anymore? !!! There is so much religion and reason to discuss in films!

Anyway, I recently watched three pieces of religious propaganda shit films: The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, and Hereafter. These films, although promoted and reviewed as "drama" are actually sci-fi disguised as drama. I'm a big fan of sci-fi, and I'm a big fan of drama, but when sci-fi is passed off as reality, that's where I become irate! ToL is about gawd taking a life, and accepting his great plan; Take Shelter is about a man who is either schizo or clairvoyant... turns out schizos are in fact clairvoyant!; and Hereafter claims that science/scientists have found proof of life after death, but... ahem... it's being repressed by conspiracy... sigh, what, BS, all three of them.

ToL and TS both have the added annoying flaw of being extremely pompous and faux-artsy, big budget Hollywood "artsy". At least Hereafter has no such pretence, it's straight up boring.

Watching the Oscars on Sunday, I was watching Jessica Chastain, what a beautiful dress she had, IMO the most beautiful dress of the event. But, sorry, her pretty dress does nothing to abate my feeling that she is the worst up and coming actress around!

Comment by TNT666 on December 20, 2011 at 5:46am

The amazing story of a nomadic people of Persia. In three viewings.
From 1925, Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life, the amazing telling of the bi-annual migration of 50,000 Persians and their flocks of nearly a million, who cross 2 mountains ranges and 2 glacial rivers to reach their summer pastures. There was also a 1973 film cut for the BBC, and then the same footage was recut for a 1976 feature length film. The BBC version's narration is nicer, but the 1976 USA version has all the original footage (available for rent from online services)

The stunning 1925 film, in 5 parts:

The almost as stunning 1973 film, in one single 51 minute sitting:

Comment by TNT666 on December 12, 2011 at 7:03am

Watching this documentary... my thoughts were entirely reminiscent of PZ Myers'...

Newsweek. "Still, a lot of people think Kurzweil is completely bonkers and/or full of a certain messy byproduct of ordinary biological functions. They include P. Z. Myers, a biologist at the University of Minnesota, Morris, who has used his blog to poke fun at Kurzweil and other armchair futurists who, according to Myers, rely on junk science and don't understand basic biology. "I am completely baffled by Kurzweil's popularity, and in particular the respect he gets in some circles, since his claims simply do not hold up to even casually critical examination," writes Myers. He says Kurzweil's Singularity theories are closer to a deluded religious movement than they are to science. "It's a New Age spiritualism—that's all it is," Myers says. "Even geeks want to find God somewhere, and Kurzweil provides it for them.""

Comment by TNT666 on December 12, 2011 at 6:55am

Just watched a very poor quality documentary on a relatively well known figure in these circles... Ray Kurzweil... Transcendent Man (2009). A piece of gratuitous self-promotion, passing itself off as balanced, while limiting 'criticism' to one-liners from scientists and funny haired fellows. He is a quack, looking for eternal life through 'alternative' medicine, gobbling down hundreds of pills a day, loading the charlatan Terry Grossman pockets with 'supplement' sales. Listening to his talks... the only similarity I could find is with fellow cult leaders... dare I say Jerry Falwell? The man is a quack with messiah/Nostradamus delusions. How anyone can admire this guy I do not understand. So depressing.

Comment by James M. Martin on October 22, 2011 at 2:47pm
Kevin Smith continues to interest with the Red State movie, but he somehow seems unable or disinterested in getting really close to any of his characters. We should be more concerned for them when Michael Parks, in one more brilliant supporting role, ritually sacrifices them to the Moloch-Jesus of his bizarro church, a cult much like Phred Phelps's. Still, starting off as a comedy and swiftly degenerating into delicious black humor, this is the best Smith film since Clerks.
Comment by TNT666 on October 4, 2011 at 12:04am
Just had the pleasure of watching The First Grader (2010), a wonderful cross-generational story about education, the power of literacy, and the value of integrity and history. A 84 y/o Mau Mau Kenyan, a freedom fighter from colonial yesteryear, battles once more, this time for his right to literacy. Based on events in the life of Kimani Maruge (1920-2009).
Comment by TNT666 on October 2, 2011 at 11:07am
Indeed :)

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