It’s true. Thanks to The Passion, More Jesus Flicks are Coming.

The Life of Brian re-opens around the country this month.

And now, news of a new big screen Jesus. More specifically, a pot-smoking Jesus, played by Marilyn Manson. That’s right. The king of immature, make-up heavy schlock rock is in talks to play Emmanuel.

I’m thinking of a quote by Max Von Sydow from Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. You know the quote…

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    His reviews are included in the Looking Closer archive (although I may have missed a few. I’ll have to check.) At this point, though J. Robert doesn’t have a Web site of his own stuff. I have good reason to believe that may change soon…

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    I always enjoy reading J. Robert Parks’ perspective on different films. But it seems that, though his reviews of new movies are featured on Looking Closer, they aren’t archived anywhere. Is this true? Or am I just not looking hard enough?