Heart-warming, hysterically funny and honest. Definitely worth a watch for the 20-somethings.
I love it they make me fell good at home and loved. Please God help me with my family help them get together and come to hillsong
Great movie,all the Tarantino usual violence but a plot + comedy.Well worth a watch.
This Movie is the best of 2013!! Absolutely hysterical!
If it wasn't for these two-sponsorship in racing wouldn't be what it is today. They changed the world I love so much! Thank you Don and Mr. McEwan!
I just saw this documentary and I resoundingly disagree with the writer's synopsis. The writer's bias is obvious and sadly, he missed the entire point.
His final sentence is critical and telling when he writes, "the religious right is grooming a young generation of virgins to embody an evangelically grounded "Utopia in America." That was NOT the point of the documentary!
Christians, Evangelicals know, beyond a doubt that Utopia could NEVER exist here on earth first of all, because we live in a world where sin exists. And, second, the Wilson family's emphasis is on a loving relationship with God for themselves then, protecting, teaching and mentoring their children on the importance of living a life that is pleasing to God.
To spread the love of God to a world that is exploding with hatred and violence is a very good thing but not, it seems, to the writer of this synopsis.
This movie is from DHX, made by the FiM team. If there's anybody on the face of the planet earth who could made this good, it is them. They've spent the past 65 episodes proving that cartoons intended for girls don't have to suck, so their track record is unimpeachable. However, there is the chance their style could not translate well to the new demographic, but I trust Jayson Thiessen's team to do well here.
Remember the old tv show? Well, this movie finally pays tribute to some of the timeless cliques of the tv show, and does them well. Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with this movie and loved how it ended with a future and a positive spin. Word of warning, if you have any vertigo problems, hold on tight during the Dubai building scenes. lol
What a fantastic movie! Great story and great cast.
Fantastic, whimsical, dreamlike
Witty, fresh, and well acted---While the story is somewhat predictable, the actors bring real emotion and understanding to their respective roles. I enjoyed the entire story as did my husband. I'd recommend this movie to any age group. We are not teens, but I teach teenagers and found this remarkably believable.
John Cena is getting better at acting. A good dvd to watch for lunch.
This film is not what I expected. I expected to find a left-leaning film critical of Christianity and I found a basically even-handed look into how Americans deal with religion and politics. It is a compassionate look at our strengths and weaknesses.
I must not get it. I thought the movie was ticking along quite nicely until Spock (old Spock) appeared and started messing with the time-space continuum. I was lost for about 15 minutes until he disappeared, and then lost when he reappeared. I think it would have been a really good movie if the director didn't feel the need to please the fans from the past. It could have stood on its own, but sadly, missed the mark in my opinion.
This is the first time in my life that I want to warn people not to go see a movie. This movie sucked. It is a story of a story of a story. There is nothing here. It tries really hard to be of some meaning but has none. It is an insult to series like A Long Way Around and A river Runs Through it to even be mentioned. I wanted to yell at the screen a few times because it was so forced. Here is a thought, tell us where you are, where you are going. Talk about things that happen on the trip and do not force scripted stories. I want my time back, complete waste
Marriage reflects the natural moral and social law evidenced the world over. As the late British social anthropologist Joseph Daniel Unwin noted in his study of world civilizations, any society that devalued the nuclear family soon lost what he called "expansive energy," which might best be summarized as society's will to make things better for the next generation. In fact, no society that has loosened sexual morality outside of man-woman marriage has survived.
Analyzing studies of cultures spanning several thousands of years on several continents, Harvard sociologist Pitirim Sorokin found that virtually all political revolutions that brought about societal collapse were preceded by a sexual revolution in which marriage and family were devalued by the culture’s acceptance of homosexuality.
When marriage loses its unique status, women and children most frequently are the direct victims. Giving same-sex relationships or out-of-wedlock heterosexual couples the same special status and benefits as the marital bond would not be the expansion of a right but the destruction of a principle. . If the one-man/one-woman definition of marriage is broken, there is no logical stopping point for continuing the assault on marriage.
This is so on the money. Many people assume that transgender children are just like other children, and suddenly decide they want to transition. For so many of us, nothing could be further from the truth.
Almost as soon as they can walk, transgender children will gravitate to their true gender. When forced to socialize with their birth gender, a trans-boy will play to rough, hurting the other girls, a trans-girl will be pushed, often into dangerous situations, their toys will be taken and not returned.
By elementary school, a trans-girl is getting bullied pretty regularly, and unless her parents are supportive, will try to hide the injuries and damage. A trans-girl may often get hurt on the playground, will be sick more often and longer. In some cases, these children are recovering from internal injuries that sometimes even turn fatal. Their parents still see them as a boy, but their classmates see them as a "Sissy"
A trans-boy often seeks out the other boys, and often does very well in sports and likes to rough-house with the boys. Unfortunately, because she is still a girl, the other boys may resent losing to a girl, even though she is so tough. With the girls, a trans-boy will often be isolated and rejected.
To survive, transgender children often become isolated, struggling to understand a world that makes very little sense to them. They don't know WHY they are the way they are, they just are. Often, transgender children are extremely and unusually intelligent, because of that isolation. I didn't like books about boys, and books about girls made me feel even more alone. So I read a LOT of non-fiction. I was reading at twice my grade level and by 7th grade I was reading engineering manuals. To be honest, I was looking for some way to change my sex to match my gender.
Puberty is a wonderful experience for a young boy, and a bit less wonderful for a young girl, but for a transgender child, it is a horrible and traumatic experience. Being told about puberty doesn't help either. Many trans-girls don't have testes until late into puberty, and when they "drop" it's like a death sentence. Some will even go so far as to try to castrate themselves. I tried boiling water, rubber bands to cut off circulation, and even a sledgehammer and a two-by-four. I've heard of others who soaked themselves in gasoline or lighter fluid and set their genitals on fire. There have been boys who have almost killed themselves trying to remove the testes with a razor blade or utility knife. Some accidentally cut the femeral artery and bleed to death.
Trans-boys often try to bind themselves, using compression shirts, ace bandages, and even electrical tape to make their breasts "go away". In some cases, this can lead to life threatening problems as well.
This brings us to suicide. Many transgender children have profound faith. They are praying for God to work a miracle long after other kids have given up on Santa-Clause, the Easter Bunny, Birthday Wishes, and Drumsticks. Transgender children never stop wishing, praying, and hoping for the miracle that will somehow turn them into their desired gender.
The suicide rate of 45% is shocking in itself, but there are factors that push that rate even higher. The more severe and intense the dysphoria, the higher the risk. The more opposition a transgender child experiences, the higher the risk of suicide. Many begin to hear about reincarnation and begin to see death as the only remaining option for getting the body and gender they have always wanted.
The WORST advice I ever got was from my father who said "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem". Being a severely transgender (transsexual) child, and getting no support from family, friends, doctors, therapists, or even psychologists, being trapped in my horrid male body was a PERMANENT problem. One year, I tried to commit suicide almost 100 times, including drug overdoses, lethal combinations of drugs and/or alcohol, walking in front of cars and trucks, and drinking/drugging myself into blackouts then starting fights with gangs that I had no chance of winning.
But what was most interesting, and frightening, is that I NEVER told ANYONE what I had tried to do, or that I was thinking about it, or even what I was doing when I did it.
I had two cousins, both transgender, who actually DID kill themselves. One gave himself the shot they used to put dogs to sleep - he knew the dosage because he helped his father who was a veterinarian.
The other cousin was taking lithium and drank a pint of hard liquor along with some sedatives dissolved into the booze. His liver converted the booze into formaldehyde and he effectively embalmed himself.
Both wrote their notes after taking the final and irreversible action, writing of how they had feelings and needs that they had been told were sinful. They knew they couldn't resist the temptations, so they took their lives, asking for forgiveness and salvation after taking the fatal action.
I know that both of their parents would rather have had them alive.
Egos aside, will chard take care of his daughter, Madeleine, now that Liz Mykut is gone.or how about helping Tom?
I concur with the Smith legacy. I taught Alissa and Sam -- they never let other people do their thinking for them. Salut -- fight the good fight.
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