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The Christian Science Monitor is hardly a Christian paper so relax. "Despite its name, the Monitor does not claim to be a religious-themed paper, and says it does not promote the doctrine of its patron church. However, at its founder Eddy's request, a daily religious article has appeared in every issue of the Monitor. Eddy also required the inclusion of "Christian Science" in the paper's name, over initial opposition by some of her advisors who thought the religious reference might repel a secular audience"
Dec 16 - 10:21 AM
Who cares about a christian paper that loves and promotes people like Mike Huckabee.
Dec 16 - 06:09 AM
Heck, I'm a Christian and I already expected this film to be very violent and profane. But at the same time the movie is supposed to be graded on its filmmaking qualities not its morals. Just because there is a scene of someone being waterboarded shouldn't give the reviewer the reason to give this movie a bad rating. It may be a brutal film but that's war. This is the world that we live in. I've seen a lot of "R" rated films including "The Hangover". Although I shouldn't compare it to "Zero Dark Thirty", "The Hangover" was a cleverly written film filled with a lot of laugh out moments and great performances. Was it filled with strong language and sexual content? Yes. It gets a poor rating in the moral department but not when it comes to the filmmaking. It is one of the best comedies I have ever seen. So I really don't agree with this reviewer when it comes to his actual review. He appears to be bashing it because of scenes of torture and well...that's war.
Dec 15 - 07:03 PM
No, that's NOT war; it is war crimes. Torture violates the following conventions:
1. Third and fourth Geneva conventions
2. The United Nations Convention Against Torture and other Degrading treatment or punishment
3. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
This film treats torture with an considerable pro-torture bias - even going against actual findings of the ineffectiveness of torture to depict it as effective. Maybe hagiographic works regarding actual historical events like this are common in North Korea or China (albeit with poorer production values), but in democracy that claims to respect human rights, they should be only the subject of ridicule.
I refer you to this review of the movie:
Dec 16 - 10:53 AM
Dec 15 - 11:48 AM
lol a Christian review paper was the first to denounce the movie. Somehow I'm not surprised, I'm sure they'd be much happier watching a Kirk Cameron movie or something. I'm not not exactly loosing sleep over a religious magazine's negative review over a violent movie.
Dec 14 - 02:49 PM
Dec 14 - 01:26 PM
Eh, no movie these days is going to keep a 100% forever. I'm still expecting nothing less than a 90% from this movie, an Oscar frontrunner for sure. Can't wait for the 19th!
Dec 14 - 01:07 PM
You suck! You're in NY/LA? The rest of us don't get it until 1/11/13. Every other movie will be out over X-Mas break (maybe not "Silver Linings"), but this one, which I really want to see, not so much.
Dec 14 - 07:21 PM
No, I'm in FL. There's a movie theater in a town 45 minutes away that gets limited releases. In fact, they have a ZDT poster up already
Dec 17 - 03:23 PM