Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a trailer for a movie called “Djesus Uncrossed”:
If you’re like most people, your reaction was, “That was amusing. I didn’t know SNL still did funny things… or was still on the air.”
But let’s be honest about the skit: It was mocking Quentin Tarantino and his love of rewriting history and adding a lot of blood to the mix. It wasn’t actually making fun of the Bible… [Read more...]
If you’re as obsessed with Survivor as I am, then you definitely have a lot of respect for former contestant Yau-Man Chan. He was smart, clever enough to create the first fake Immunity Idol, and incredibly popular throughout his season.
It’s an enjoyable ride, an energetic action movie with all the bells and whistles of early-21st-century cinema: Trendy (and pricy) 3-D glasses. Sexy, take-no-prisoners heroes. Monstrous reimaginings of your run-of-the-mill witch. Modern inventions gone medieval (think tasers, machine guns, and insulin injections to treat Hansel’s “sugar sickness”). Wry humour. CGI trolls named Edward.
But it’s also a modern reimagining of an idea straight out of the history books. The hunting and execution of witches was real… and it usually involved targeting older, independent-living women as consorts of Satan. It was a way to punish women for acting in ways the male social leaders deemed inconsistent with the community’s Christian values. [Read more...]