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SGR Episode 162 – Twin Peaks

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SGR Episode 161 – Favorite Movie Experiences

This episode, Barry and Dave reminsce about their favorite movie experiences.

SGR Episode 161

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SGR Episode 160 – Movie Trailers

This episode, the guys talk about their favorite movie trailers of all time.

SGR Episode 160

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SGR Episode 159 – Movie Re-Casting

This episode, we decide to take an easy topic an recast some of our favorite and most hated movies.

SGR Episode 159

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ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 164

ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 164

Mile High Horror Film Festival 2011

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ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 164

ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 164

Space Jam and Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 162

ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 162

Twin Peaks

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ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 161

ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 161

Our favorite moviegoing experiences

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ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 160

ScreenGeeks Radio Episode 160

Our favorite movie trailers

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Film Review: Seven Days in Utopia

UtopiaDave Minkus
score: 1/4

I generally keep my faith out of ScreenGeeks.com. I’ve never shied away from the fact that I’m a Christian, but I’ve made a conscious decision not to base what we do around that fact. The point of this site is to talk about film and our love of this beautiful art form. With that in mind, I hope you’ll indulge me for this review as my thoughts when it comes to Seven Days in Utopia are directly affected by my faith, beliefs and convictions.

Christian movies have always had an uphill battle. The apparent train of thought held in the Christian filmmaking community is that the genre must always be in service to the message. This means that certain things can NEVER occur in a Christian movie. Things like swearing, violence, sexualization of any kind gore, crude humor, or anything relating to dark spiritual forces just don’t show up in Christian movies. The theory is that by even showing these things, you are glorifying them, which isn’t what good Christians do. Living by that one rule, most Christian movies end up sacrificing things crucial to the cinematic experience like solid set design, an engaging story and competent direction, writing and acting. If you were to look at most Christian movies, the problem doesn’t lie in the religious message. The problem is everything else.

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