About the author: Steve Pauwels

Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH and managing editor of ClashDaily.com

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  • Light_V_Dark

    We like Evil more than Good, Steve. I can’t remember the last time I EVEN WANTED to go to the movies.
    Satanic-Hatred…Cosmic hope versus cosmic despair** …Or, Light Vs. DARKNESS…

  • Light_V_Dark

    Before Yalta, Korea and Vietnam, when Nazis (The Japanese were for a while, but WE FEEL GUILTY FOR A-BOMBS) were the only evil people who ever lived, most Americans were PATRIOTIC. But, since some EVIL REPUBLICANS have shone a damning light on the gentle Communists, we hate ourselves and each other.
    Rejecting envy
    The future of our economy, our culture and our civilization depends on an antidote to the corrosive social poisons of envy and envy appeasement. That antidote was first provided by Aristotle in the 4th century bc.
    The three great political pathologies of the 20th century are all religions of envy: Nazism, preaching race envy toward “rich, exploitative Jews”; Communism, preaching class envy toward the “rich, exploitative bourgeoisie”; and Moslem terrorism, preaching culture envy toward the “rich, exploitative West.”


  • John Kirkwood

    Disappointing … and Bruce is one of those few guys in Hollywood that I root for. Can’t stand sequels though; they are for the most part, the bane of originality. Thanks for sharing.

  • eight11

    Democrats are only interested in power and and control over the masses. If you want to become another brainless zombie join he Liberal community were the government controls your life. True freedom comes from individuality and that is not the Democratic game plan.

    • ADRoberts

      Predictable. She is a piece of fluff who has no worth in real society. Look at the arrogance and the ego in her face. She thinks she is really something. As the Bible says,”In the last days, men will glory in their SHAME.” The shame of man is that they are NOT something special in the part of their being that is the image of God. They are just ANIMALS.

  • sliverlining

    As a movie fan for many years, I can only say that to keep up with the so-called new stars is impossible. All the advertising prompts brainwashed zombies to like the “new” vampires, or any cable mini-series trash. I remember when the in-between spaces on HBO and The Movie Channel were independent shorts and cartoons. Now it all advertising for the very channel that you are already watching.
    I don’t watch vampire, spartacus or thones anything because they run the ads so often WHO CARES?
    People are now paying for soap operas! Idiots.

    As for movie critics: Take a break for a few years. Most of you have rendered (and I do mean rendered) you opinions from a jaded brain. You suck most of the time with your infusion of PC ladened tripe and inept comparisons.

    ps I didn’t like Moonlighting much but I do like Bruce Willis.
    Dakota Fanning is another in a long line of uninteresting people. Her acting is fine but leave the rest of her alone because that will certainly destroy her through boring overexposure. Already close as it is . . .

  • slickzip

    AMEN kill all the bad guys ,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Murray Putnam

    When ever I’am reminded of Bruce Willis’s movie career. I go back to that old adage about “Fool me once,shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I went to one of his movies and have not returned for any second helping. Thanks but no thanks.

  • henry

    On the surface i agree with your review, but I am concerned about “Christian” movie reviews which measure the message by the number count of cuss words or the surface message. Though panned by most critics, I recommend Die Hard 4 to men as one of the finest modern movie examples of 1) a man discipling a lost young man; 2) doing it through action, not words; 3) delivering the message that a man will be “that guy” who will fight to save people who don’t want it or deserve it; 4) and will be willing to die, if necessary, to save his family.
    Instead, what do we see in the Church today? Certainly not men after God’s own heart. If we are to take seriously the Lord’s warning about the Last Days, one of the signs will be the apostasy in the Church. We complain about the evil in the world, which is today simply a mirror of the Church since we have not set ourselves apart. We even complain of that fact–that we are not holy unto the Lord, but live just like the peoples in the land where we live. Instead of being doers of the word, we walk away from the mirror forgetting what we have seen. Worse, we point the finger saying we are “not like them” when the world can see how we just a bunch of hypocrites.

    Give me a man like John McClain any day, over the lukewarm men I see spending a few minutes a week weakly warming a pew with their lukewarm butts, walking away after telling the preacher, “Good sermon”, to go off to live their pretend holy lives. I will take a David, who will fight and kill in obedience to the Lord, over a Solomon, who embraces the world and leads his people into idolatry.

    • sjplwc

      Henry, how about this: genuine tough guys who DON’T feel the need to spew profanities every other word? That’ what I’d like to see and what our culture desperately needs: images of men who are REAL men and who walk in dignity at the same time. As I noted, it doesn’t take a whole lot of talent to fall into the foul-mouthed, status quo cliches. I know lots of guys who are masculine in all the best ways, but who don’t feel the need to wallow in salaciousness and curse like drunken truckers. For the record, from a pure action film/entertainment level, I think the first Die Hard film is a masterpiece — funny, exciting, inspiring; and I really, really enjoyed Live Free or Die Hard. Your observations about McClane’s interactions with the computer geek are interesting and right one. I think McClane is very cool on lots of levels. Really bothered by all the obscenity in both those films, however. Particularly the repeated misuse of God’s name — that’s the worst offense of all.And this hub-bub over McClane’s missing F-bomb in Live Free? Really? Sorry, but I think the quibbling over that is idiotic — as if society is suffering from a dearth of “f**k” in people’s everyday conversations!

      • henry

        Thank you for your thoughtful response. I agree wholeheartedly. At the same time, the best man (outside of the Master) in the Bible was an adulterer who had the woman’s husband killed. Though I agree we need examples of righteous men, where are we going to find them in this fallen world? I have trouble relating to a “super hero” who is perfect, but I can relate to a John McClane because I know how truly wicked my own heart is, and how easily I can be led astray by the attractions of this world. Maybe the lesser amount of profanity in the Live Free movie was more attractive to me, but my mind still knew the rest of the sentence. I take your encouragement toward being a man of clean lips as being well worth my attention. May I not walk away from the mirror you hold for me, and forget what I have seen. Bless you in the Lord, my friend.

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  • LK

    McClane’s Profane;

    No More Big Mistakes!
    Our present problems emerged as a result of militance and aggressiveness by Negroes in pressing their dissent and demand. The forcefulness of their activity, in extent and depth, was new to our experience. The fundamental justice of their demands led to a national response, and produced substantial success.
    These, in turn, fed the fires of dissent.The disclosures of national discrimination against the Negroes and neglect of their demands, the example of their tactics, and the successes achieved, both stimulated and inspired the youth-generation ( except, of course, Negro youth ) did not have specific grievances comparable to those of the Negroes; but they were stimulated to revolt by breakup of established patterns in the arts and sciences; by the decline of the institution of the family; by the removal of most of the practical hazards of sex; and by the rude shattering of idealistic conceptions about their nation as a classless society in which all persons, regardless of race, were assured of basic rights and opportunity. An organized society cannot and will not long endure personal and property damage, whatever the reason, context or occasion.

  • pmonly

    If you want to watch a leading man who is as tough as they come, shows good moral judgment, teaches good values and has lots of action, then sit down with your whole family and watch Walker, Texas Ranger. Chuck Norris shows the greatness of actually being a good , God-loving human being. I sure miss that show! Nothing on these days are even in that league let alone close to it.

    • sjplwc

      Yea, he’s a quality guy. Good writer, too!

  • http://hoverspot.com/blog.php?userId=989817 Mike Won

    It does help clarify: how killing unborn children could become a major American industry; why the perversion of marriage is widely met with indifference — even ebullience; how majorities continue holding Bill Clinton(!) in high esteem; why otherwise competent voters would help install Barack Obama — twice! — as America’s leader.

    “Yippie eye oh kai aye, Tuther Mucker!”

  • mac7692

    A double minded nation is unstable in all its ways.

  • http://twitter.com/jrfoleyjr James Foley

    Ben Affleck’s movie ARGO will join the profane Die Hard “Yippe Ki-Yay…” with it’s “ARGO-@#$% yourself” as the associated movie tag line.

  • WASP

    Bread and Circuses. TV and Cinema are the circuses. Welfare and gummint freebies is the bread

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