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August 5, 2009

Dem Bones

Trailer for Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones' is a stunner

The new trailer for The Lovely Bones is now up at Apple. It's pretty awesome.

The film looks ripe for great discussion, based on the official synopsis: "The Lovely Bones centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal."

Between that and a sensational cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, and the immensely talented Saoirse Ronan, who made such an auspicious debut in Atonement that she was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Watched the trailer yesterday. Looks very interesting. With the December release, I wonder if Jackson and Co are looking for any attention from the Academy...


Your remarks are surprising and disappointing. Your magazine is supposed to be an evangelical Christian magazine. You are too involved in movies. It's obvious you are not following Scripture. Otherwise, you would know that those who have gone to heaven cannot see us here on earth. There are no more tears, no more sorrow in heaven, according to the Bible. Likewise, Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus, cannot see us either. She has gone to her eternal peace. She cannot hear prayers because of this and because she is not part of the Holy Trinity.

Mark, you need to get back to the Bible and the basics of Scripture.

Someone doesn't know what fantasy or fiction is. "Concerned," did you ever read Jesus' story of Lazarus and the rich man? That doesn't sound like the heaven you are talking about, but like something used in a fictional parable to make a point. Either Jesus needs to take your advice and get back to the basics of Scripture, or you need to get off your judgmental high-horse and learn what the concept and idea of story-telling really is.

Dear "Concerned":

Where did *I* say I believed that those who have gone to heaven can see us on earth? I was quoting the movie's official synopsis. Lighten up. And take Dan's advice about learning the distinction between fact, fantasy, and fiction.

Too involved in movies? Nah. But it sure seems you're too involved in making hasty (and grossly inaccurate) judgments about people. Lighten up, brother.