Movie Mom

Movie Mom


‘Angels & Demons’ — radio debate

posted by Nell Minow

Thanks to Kevin McCarthy of the BDK Movie Show for having me on the show to debate “Angels & Demons” — whether it is or should be considered insulting to the Church and discuss many different portrayals of religion and Jesus on film.



  • http://gottmilk.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/its-good-to-ask/ Timothy Gott

    I’m not crazy about the idea of “religion” at all. Don’t get me wrong here I’m a big Jesus follower. But I don’t think that Jesus was a big “religious” guy either.
    I haven’t seen the movie yet, and based on what I’ve heard about it I don’t think that it’s going to be that bad (but I could be wrong). What I think ‘is’ a problem has to do with the media that is trying to use the spins of publicity to rip and divide groups to create animosity.
    And in regards to my comment about religion, try taking this in the context of what one of Jesus’ followers wrote; which I also believe was a part of Jesus’ teachings. “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” (Jame 1:27)

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks for a thoughtful comment, Mr. Gott. I love that quote. Certainly, organized religion has been used and abused for many purposes that have nothing to do with the teachings of the prophets.
    In any event, this film is far less controversial than the last one, which questioned some of the notions most fundamental to some religions. Even the Vatican has said that this film is not objectionable, though the Catholic League (which has no official role in the church hierarchy) has spoken out against it. As you said, the media thrives on controversy, though, so they like to report on the complaints.

Previous Posts

Horrible Bosses 2
Maybe it's just the proximity to the horrible "Dumb and Dumber To," but the cheerily offensive "Horrible Bosses 2" made me laugh. Full warning -- it begins with an elaborate sight gag as our hapless he

posted 5:58:28pm Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Penguins of Madagascar
The most adorable characters from the first three animated "Madagascar" movies were the penguins, the seldom right but never in doubt leader Skipper (Tom McGrath), the often right but never listened to

posted 5:17:32pm Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Coming Soon: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, the Miniseries
Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of those delicious stories that transports the reader to another world, so enthralling that it is difficult to leave. The setting is historical, England in 1806, as the Napoleonic Wars are being fought on land and at sea. Most peopl

posted 3:58:53pm Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Trailer: Jurassic World with Christ Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RFinNxS5KN4?rel=0" frameborder="0"]

posted 3:53:04pm Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Listen In as Betty Jo Tucker, A.J. Hakari and I Discuss the December Movie Releases
Thanks to Betty Jo Tucker for inviting me back on her show -- this afternoon we will be discussing the big holiday season releases, including "Unbroken," "Inherent Vice," and "Into the Woods."

posted 6:38:57am Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.