I am optimistic. I usually think "Christian" movies suck, but I like the people involved with this one. Glad that Donald Miller had a pretty big hand in it. I read A Million Miles in a Thousand Years in which Donald talks a lot about the writing of the script. The trailer looks pretty good.
I think my Donald Miller phase has just passed. That's all. I think my "I'm searching, i'm cool, i'm a Christian, I'm not right-wing, I don't hate people, I love people, everything is cool" phase is just.. over. I'm personally kind of tired of it.
That's just me. That's why I said "I have no desire to see this."
In reading his more recent books that aloof cool is mostly missing. I think he gives that aura off more as a defense mechanism to make up for insecurity (I say that since it's pretty obvious how insecure he is by his admitting to that in his writing).
I think the movie looks pretty cool. It doesn't seem like it's that close to the book (mostly cause the book isn't exactly a story as much an explanation).
I forgot how much I dug Menomena. "Muscle 'n Flow" is an awesome song.
Right. I've seen Donald Miller speak. I don't think he comes off as aloof and cool, just his many fans. I was in college (and at a Christian college, in Portland) when Blue Like Jazz was really becoming a big thing.
i am actually in the process of re-reading "blue like jazz" as we speak. i think i like it more than i did before, which was when i was barely starting out my freshman year of college. i am now 27.
i personally love donald miller. i dig his honesty and simplicity. as somebody whose been dealing exclusively with hardcore evangelical "my way or no way" and "let's correct you if anything you say isn't remotely 'doctrinally sound'" fundamentalist christians lately, re-reading donald miller is a breath of fresh air.
and yes. menomena. especially that song. i love it.
i'm doing well, john! pluggin' away at grad school and still working as a teacher for children with autism. i'm very happy for you! congrats! saw it on facebook. along with a few pictures! you guys look very happy. again, congratulations!
quote:Originally posted by Meghan: think my "I'm searching, i'm cool, i'm a Christian, I'm not right-wing, I don't hate people, I love people, everything is cool" phase is just.. over. I'm personally kind of tired of it.
This made me smile Meghan. You somehow summed up everything so well in this phrase. "I'm searching, I'm cool, I'm a Christian, I'm not right-wing, I don't hate people, I love people, everything is cool" should be the bumper sticker. Millions of hipsters would buy them.
Ha. Thanks It's just such a weird thing, something that is sometimes just so hard to put into words.
I haven't seen it, I probably won't, but the local alt-weekly's review of it was horrible (that was predictable), but their best note was that in the movie the leader character uses an umbrella, to which the reviewer said "amateur". I just thought that was funny.
I saw the movie and got to talk with Steve Taylor. It was actually pretty funny in some parts and I did not expect the s and d bombs, Tania Raymonde to use a men's urinal or the dude from Boy Meets World to be in it. It was well shot and the actors did very well. Definitely not a "Facing the Giants" Christian movie.