Episode 177 — Ugly Billionaires
Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:06 AM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:14 AM
Also, I work at a movie theater in Knoxville, and I can attest to the growing church-supported Christian movie phenomenon discussed in this episode. In just the past couple months, we've gotten Son of God, God is (Not) Dead, and Heaven is for Real, and all of them have done gangbusters relative to how cheap these things must be to make. There have even been a few private screenings where a church will buy out a whole theater and the preacher will give a sermon after the film is over.
The whole thing feels very cynical and money-driven to me. Filmmakers keep cranking out these cheap, shitty movies with Christian themes, and then church leaders latch onto them as a way to make their message seem more accessible. It's really starting to feel like an industry unto itself, and everyone involved stands to gain something... except people who enjoy watching good movies.
Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:17 PM
yeah but can you compete with Stubnortz?
Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:20 PM
amen! this made me feel like i was listening to an episode ages ago. perfect - the reason why i started loving Whooch.
Posted 24 April 2014 - 03:39 AM