Location: Forest Town, California, United States

Many people ask where Helga and I (Vinnie) met. It was at a Jesus Freak festival in the days of my squandered youth. Some brownies were going around that tasted funny and the next thing I know, I'm married to a hippie. But she was cute, and I wouldn't serve a church that hired a divorced pastor, so we are still together till Judgement Day, when I assume we will go our seperate ways. Let me (Helga) add, that it seems the Universe brought Vinnie and I together, who am I to argue. He does have a judgmental nature though, which I find unforgivable.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vinnie here:

About "Evan Almighty"

An unprecedented number of readers (literally several) have been asking Helga and myself for our opinion of the upcoming release, "Evan Almighty". This film has been advertising on a number of Christian sites and so people have been, of course, asking me if it was a Christian film and worthy of your box office dollars. My instinct says this is a piece of trash, but I'd hate to be overly judgmental. So I decided to check out the film for myself. I've heard that studios on occasion will do what they call "junkets". "Junkets" are a publicity tool of the studios to promote films. They fly reviewers out to an exotic location, put them up with high end food and lodging and then the reviewers are able to review the film in an utterly unbiased way. So I called some flak at the releasing studio and told them I was a respected film blogger and I'd like to attend a junket for "Evan Almighty". And they had the gall to refuse me. Obviously, they have something to hide, so until you hear more, avoid this film.

Some fellow members of PASA (People Acknowledging the Superiority of Animals) are suggesting that this film has a positive ecological message. But I already have problems with this film because it is based on the story of Noah's ark, a very speciesist story. Did you know that Noah was able to take his three sons and their wives on the boat when most animals were limited to two? Clearly the message is that people are more important than animals which I find highly offensive. Until I hear that this basic offense is remedied, avoid this film.


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