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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

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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?


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