Category Archives: films

“The Swarm” fillm.

A 1978 disaster movie, “The Swarm”. I’ve seen this low budget film a long time ago when it was released in theaters. Based on the book by Arthur Herzog, “The Swarm” stars   Katharine Ross and Michael Caine. The film begins with an attack on a airbase, then swarming into a city  and  on wards to Austin,TX. A scientist comes up with an experiment combating a massive swarm of lethal africanized bees-as we know these invasive species as the ‘killer bees’- 22 billion  invading the U.S. border swarming in Texas in for a stinging disaster of nature vs. man. As the swarm askews, this scientist begins to create an super anti-venom.  In fact how  these stinging insects actually escaped was on a ship that contained beekeepers hives from Africa to begin with and found their way into Brazil(should you want facts + theory watch “In Search Of…Killer Bees” hosted by the late Leonard Nimoy – 1976 on youtube.)  Just last year killer bees found their way into the Bay Area after spending most of their migration in the warmer climates down in South America and Central America. Anyways, If you want cinema  watch the movie. Also starring Richard Chamberlain, “The Swarm” is out on DVD formats (not found in stores) via Amazon and E-Bay. On television  look for the listings on TMC-Turner Movie Classics.  A lot of buzz going on these days on bees. Call it mechanical resonance. Bee season is here upon us all –Bee-careful, don’t get stung.  If you find nature going out of line thrilling then check out James Pattersons’ “The Zoo” every Tuesday on CBS.

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Rapture – “Left Behind” film.

After seeing the 2014 version of “Left Behind”, I preferred the original that starred Kirk Cameron than the former with Nicolas Cage. The core is mainly derived from Christian eschatology. 1 Thessolonians 4:13-18. Though not in the Church’s doctrine, the bible does teach those who follow Christ through his/her heart will be caught up in the air during His second coming. The Second Coming was thought as once to be dated around 1843 by a  prophet (his followers formed what became the Quakers) and this was a mindset then as it is nearly widely accepted in this day of age. If this is to be true what about those who are Christ like(other than Christians) who are like moderate Muslims and Buddhists; will they be left behind with the rest of a secular society? And what about perseverance to the very end. Meaning to withstand the final 3/12 years of the Great Tribulation instead of being spared.
Left Behind raises questions about biblical prophecies in the End Time thought this film is really a great piece of Christian both mind provoking and entertainment.