The Vatican has given a big fat thumbs up to the Blues Brothers, the 30-year-old movie that saw John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd outwit cops, Illinois Nazis and ex-girlfriends to save a Catholic orphanage. Pope Benedict's in-house magazine L'Osservatore Romano has declared the film a "Catholic Classic" which should be recommended …
My favourite musical
Absolutely fantastic film.
One of my favourites.
A really angry Carrie Fisher, shirley?
Carrie Fisher was psychotic. Aretha Franklin was just angry.
Damn it, I'm going to have to find time to watch it again this weekend now :-)
"ow, you fat penguin!"
We should all strive to emulate the Blues Brothers.
there no scene of them alone with an alter boy
No scene with an altar boy but there is the but with Cab Calloway hanging around a group of children at the orphanage, and the bit in the restaurant where Jake asks the fellow diner "how much for the little girl"!
That should be
""There's no scene of them alone with an altar boy."
Just one of the benefits of a Catholic education.
as the title states
Out of curiosity
am I the only one who remembers seeing a version of the film that had Jake proclaiming at the end of the Gospel scene
"Jesus Christ, I've seen the light God loves <non-pc term for persons of African-American descent>"
Four whole fried chickens
And a coke.
I'm sure there's something religious in there somewhere!
I hate Illinois Nazis.
The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year.
Hmmm, so it's OK to commit a crime as long as the church gets it's share of the gold...
As it was, is, and shall ever be..
Until people grow out of religion, which unfortunately doesn't seem to be happening any time soon.
"They are clearly traditional neighbourhood Catholic priests."
That's funny, I don't remember the bit where they took the choirboy out to dinner at a fancy restaurant* in London.
If Aretha Franklin was really angry, how would you describe Carrie Fisher then??
/horn because no RPG icon.
feckin wummins knickers
How long until Father Ted is also recommended?
I think they only recommend movies
That's more of a documentary series.
That would be an ecumenical matter
Never heard the pope come out with anything to match "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. "
And I'll bet the Popemobile has a catalytic converter, too. Poser. B^I
Onward Christian Soldiers ?
So the next time a team of Jehova's Witness shows up at my door, I'll be shoving my Blues Brothers DVD in their face and demanding whether or not they've seen it.
I like that idea.
I wonder if the pope has seen Dogma?
I am, and I have.
The pope will also recommend Life of Brian??
That after watching the Blues Brothers, the pope will also recommend that everyone watch the Life of Brian.
watch it back to back...
no wonder the church is in trouble
Romani eunt domum!
Two of my favorite movies.
He's not the Son of God, he's a very naughty boy!
Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now.
No,no no, no...
Conjugate the verb....
...of whether the Pontiff is an R&B fan (proper R&B, not that Beyonce and Usher-type crap)
Mission from God
Only catholics can be truly on a mission from God of course.
I can't be arsed
And my fave is Elwood referring to the good Sister as "The Penguin." http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_up_32.png
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