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Kent

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    Director of Youth Ministry
  • Favorite movies
    Rear Window This is Spinal Tap Fearless Raiders of the Lost Ark Lord of the Rings trilogy Babette's Feast Rob Roy 2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The Duellists The Man Who Would be King Gladiator Apocalypse Now To Kill a Mockingbird Spirited Away The Wizard of Oz Raising Arizona Animal House Monty Python and the Holy Grail Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau) The City of Lost Children Best in Show The Exorcist The Shining The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind Once Upon as time in the West For a Few Dollars More
  • Favorite music
    Guitar based rock; Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Led Zeppelin, etc. Jazz; Wes Montgomery, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis Celtic folk Classical; Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Gorecki, Part, Prokovieff Sacred; anything recorded in an atmospheric acoustic environment like a church or cathedral
  • Favorite creative writing
    Owen Barfield Rudolf Steiner C.S. Lewis JRR Tolkien George MacDonald Chaim Potok Robert Farrar Capon Dietrich Bonhoeffer Umberto Eco Marie Corelli Algernon Blackwood
  1. Kent

    Noah (2014)

    I'm chiming in here with a bit of fear and trembling, thinking I might be "Ahemed" due to the existence of an exact "Noah" parallel thread which neither this search engine nor Google (not to mention Bing, Ask Geeves, Yahoo, or any of the net's other search engines) will bring up as existing, but here goes anyway.... I'm enjoying all the discussion on the theology of creation, fall and flood, and thought I'd put in my 2 cents. If you're interested, I'll direct you to the last 3 entries of my blog which deal with this very topic. This blog is my exploration of a book entitled "The Shining
  2. Kent

    VAN HALEN, KIDS

    Not that it matters, but "A Different Kind of Truth" debuted at number 2 on the Billboard album chart, right behind Adele's "21" (based on the strength of promotions for her upcoming Grammy comeback performance, no doubt). Just can't seem to nab that #1 spot. "1984" spent a period of time at #2 behind some album called "Thriller" by some guy named Michael Jackson.
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    VAN HALEN, KIDS

    Despite the fact that Van Halen didn't have a single until 1978, this is still pretty fun. I've always thought their 1972-1975 period was their greatest. The Mammoth years with Eddie singing up until '74 when Dave joined. RAWK!
  4. Kent

    VAN HALEN, KIDS

    Despite the fact that Van Halen didn't have a single until 1978, this is still pretty fun.
  5. Saw this last night. In my estimation, a BIG step forward in the Potter film series; screenplay, directing & acting. Probably has to do with the story moving in a more serious direction. Not as much whimsy and not as much emphasis on the effects, although the ones that are there are excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it after not expecting too much. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of you have to say...
  6. Arrgghh, I can't believe I missed his sign-off last night! ::pinch:: I was running errands and forgot to TIVO it. Arch was quite the character and will be missed. His wife is a Methodist minister, BTW.
  7. Wow, lot's of Decemberists fans here. Never heard of them until last night while watching "The Colbert Report". Apparently they challenged Colbert to a guitar shredding contest which will be going down on December 20th. All this tailing on an apparently controversial Greenscreen challenge. Go here and watch the 11-29 and 12-07 clips. Hilarity ensues. "It's called a whammy bar. DEAL WITH IT!"
  8. This is exactly what I told my wife after I got home from seeing it. I think it demands repeated viewings. I can't believe the thing was only an hour and a half. After I got in my car and started driving home I looked at my watch. It said 9:15. This is for a film that started at 7:30 and had 2 trailers preceeding it. I'd hate to think what an extended or directors cut dvd would look like. I certainly don't think this film needs it. Although I am looking forward to a special edition loaded with extras, especially a documentary of some sort on the effects process. This film was a joy
  9. Kent

    Zoolander

    Hansel is so hot right now. Hansel. Mr. Prime Minister of Propecia. Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty. I think I've got the black lung, pop.
  10. I'm glad we're all on the same page here . I wished the search engine worked as well for me as it does for you, Peter. Anyway, "Little Miss Sunshine" is neither little nor sunny - continue to discuss...
  11. FWIW, I did 3 searches for this film on the search engine and nothing came up. So right back at cha Peter with my own very special "Ahem".
  12. Kent

    Trailer Alert!

    Betcha didn't see this one coming: Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo, and Anouk Aimee in 8 1/2 Mile!
  13. She finishes her pan with: "Pass on Little Miss Sunshine. It won't make you a better person. It won't make you love your neighbors more. It will fill your spirit with cynicism and sneering. Pass. Pass. Pass." Hmmm, that's strange. I came out of the theater feeling exactly the opposite of this. I mean LITERALLY EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE. This film gave me a "Christs eye view" of humanity. Amidst the falleneness, selfishness, and disfunction of the characters you find the deeply human core of each of them that is worth dying to save. The Christ figure in this film is the viewer. But what
  14. Can't believe there isn't a thread on this yet! 8O Told Christian last night that this was the best film I'd seen so far this year. Disturbing, hilarious, introspective, cathartic, raw, honest, and just plain fun. Everything worked for me in this film -the directing, the screenplay, and especially the cast. Everyone, and I mean everyone, SHINES. Go see this film NOW!! You won't regret it!
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