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Summer Movies Bring Critics and Clergy Together

Summer Movies Bring Critics and Clergy Together

Can you recall a time when both American critics and European clergy have found more common ground? For very different reasons, both groups urged audiences to stay away from The Da Vinci Code… and now, the same is happening again for this week’s release of the Omen remake.

Over at Ain’t It Cool News, Harry Knowles declares, “I’m warning you horror lovers – this is a steaming boring turd of indistinction.”

Well, an English clergyman couldn’t agree more, according to The Guardian:

This weekend it emerged that the negative connotations of this scene from the 1976 horror film The Omen have overshadowed Guildford cathedral, where it is set, for 30 years. Now the cathedral’s dean, Victor Stock, has used the release of a remake of the film to launch a scathing attack against all those concerned.

In fake related news, the Catholic church also has some real problems with The Break-Up.

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