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Dogma
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Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Mewes Kevin Smith, Chris Rock
MPAA Rated: R
Distributed By: Columbia/Tristar Home Video
Kiddie Movie: Nope, lots of swearing.
Date Movie: She might find it funny or maybe just find it disturbing.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: They don't show it, but it's hinted at.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: Lots.
Memorable Scene: Rufus falling out of the sky and Silent Bob's facial expressions.
Memorable Quote: Two quotes by Jay: "Snootch to the motherfuckin' nootch!" & "Beautiful, naked, big-tittied women just don't fall out of the sky you know."
Directed By: Kevin Smith
Produced By: Scott Mosier

Cool Things About the DVD

Learn French & Spanish! You've got audio in either English or French and you can select English, Spanish, or French subtitles.
Buy a New TV! Widescreen format is 2.35:1 so you better have a widescreen TV to view it.  Happily, though, the flip side of the DVD is a full screen version, formatted to fit normal TV's.
Buy a New Stereo! You've got the 5.1 standard Dolby Digital.
Anything Else! They do have the trailer as well as some cast bio type stuff.

Dogma
A Movie/DVD Review

Read Stu Gotz's original review here.

MPAA Rated - R

It's 2:08 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I donít know why but "Dogma" is quickly becoming one of my favorite videos to watch or movies to watch for on cable. Maybe itís the way they question religious beliefs, maybe itís the subtle jokes, or maybe itís because they bust on the platypus. In any case, as long as you can keep an open mind about religion, well, "Dogma" might just be a movie for you.

Opening with a disclaimer that the movie is fictitious and should be taken as a comedy, Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes), joined by the 13th apostle, Rufus (Chris Rock) help Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) make her way to New Jersey to stop two banished angels, Loki and Bartleby (Matt Damen and Ben Affleck) from entering a church and negating all of existence. How can entering a church end existence? Well, it seems the Pope has decreed, in conjunction with the New Jersey churchís anniversary, that all who pass through the church doors get their sins forgiven. Loki and Bartleby, who have been banished by God from Heaven for eternity, could find their way back into heaven if they walk through the church doors. This would make God fallible and thus end existence as we know it. Alright, my explanation isnít the greatest, but Bartleby does a better job explaining it to Loki, and they begin their journey to the Garden State.

So itís a race against time to stop Bartleby and Loki, and Bethany and her entourage arenít without their difficulties getting to Jersey. Thereís a run-in with a shit demon, Jay constantly trying to get in Bethanyís pants, Bethany questioning why she is chosen to stop the angels, and Azrael and his goons trying to stop Bethany because he wants existence to end.

Like I said before, "Dogma" is at its best on many levels, from Lokiís conversation with a nun resulting in her wondering what she is doing with her life, to the Rufus' dilemma of not being in the bible because, well, he is a black man, to Alanis Morrissette playing God, and portraying God as kinda, well, a ditz. This movie isnít to be taken seriously, but it may make you wonder if Mary did have sex with Joseph after Jesus was born because, as Rufus explains, "Do you really think he would have stayed married to her for all those years if he wasn't getting laid?"

I didnít see "Dogma" in the theater so I canít say which place might be a better venue to see it, but it is nice to be able to pause and rewind to go back and catch a joke or two you might have missed in the theater. That and the fact that the DVD subtitles helped me figure out one of my favorite lines, only because it still doesnít make sense to me, "Snootch to the motherfuckiní nootch!" I give Dogma 4 Ĺ stars out of 5.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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