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linda_NP
fiorentino_NP
disappeared_VBD
off_RP
the_DT
radar_NN
after_IN
a_DT
deservedly_RB
heralded_VBN
turn_NN
in_IN
the_DT
cable_NN
pic_NN
the_DT
last_OD
seduction_NN
,_,
and_CC
her_PP$
being_NN
cast_VBN
as_IN
dogma_NN
's_POS
lead_NN
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
short_JJ
of_IN
inexplicable_JJ
._.
she_PP
's_BEZ
still_RB
in_IN
fine_JJ
form_NN
as_IN
bethany_NN
,_,
an_DT
abortion_NN
clinic_NN
worker_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
lost_VBN
her_PP$
faith_NN
._.
one_CD
night_NN
,_,
a_DT
visitor_NN
from_IN
heaven_NN
makes_VBZ
a_DT
fiery_JJ
entrance_NN
in_IN
bethany_NN
's_POS
bedroom_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
metatron_NN
(_(
alan_NP
rickman_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
voice_NN
of_IN
god_NP
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
needs_VBZ
her_PP$
help_NN
:_:
she_PP
must_MD
stop_VB
two_CD
fallen_JJ
angels_NNS
from_IN
entering_VBG
a_DT
new_JJ
jersey_NN
church-the_VB
fate_NN
of_IN
the_DT
universe_NN
depends_VBZ
on_IN
it_PP
._.
god_NP
would_MD
do_DO
it_PP
him_PP
/_SYM
herself_PPX
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
/_SYM
she_PP
is_BEZ
._.
._.
._.
missing_JJ
,_,
having_HVG
taken_VBN
up_RP
human_JJ
form_NN
somewhere_RB
on_IN
earth_NN
never_RB
to_IN
be_BE
heard_VBD
from_IN
again_RB
._.
bethany_NN
is_BEZ
joined_VBN
on_IN
her_PP$
road_NN
trip_NN
to_IN
the_DT
garden_NN
state_NN
by_IN
the_DT
"_"
prophets_NNS
"_"
jay_NN
(_(
jason_NP
mewes_NP
)_)
and_CC
silent_JJ
bob_NN
(_(
kevin_NP
smith_NP
,_,
doing_DOG
double-duty_FW
)_(
,_,
the_DT
slacker_NN
minstrels_NNS
who_WP
have_HV
appeared_VBN
in_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
smith_NP
's_POS
films_NNS
thus_RB
far_RB
._.
at_IN
some_DT
point_NN
,_,
rock_NN
drops_NNS
naked_JJ
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
sky_NN
as_IN
rufus_NP
,_,
the_DT
undocumented_VBN
(_(
and_CC
very_RB
black_JJ
)_)
"_"
thirteenth_OD
apostle_NN
"_"
,_,
and_CC
offers_VBZ
his_PP$
assistance_NN
,_,
as_CS
does_DOZ
divine_VB
stripper_NN
serendipity_NN
(_(
salma_???
hayek_???
)_(
._.
it_NN
's_POS
a_DT
wild_JJ
ride_NN
._.
they're_???
in_IN
pursuit_NN
of_IN
loki_???
and_CC
bartleby_NP
(_(
damon_NP
and_CC
affleck_NP
,_,
respectively-this_NP
is_BEZ
probably_RB
the_DT
sharpest_JJS
either_RB
has_HVZ
ever_RB
been_BEN
)_(
,_,
who_NP
were_BED
banished_VBN
from_IN
heaven_NN
to_IN
wisconsin_NP
and_CC
have_HV
discovered_VBN
a_DT
dogmatic_JJ
loophole_NN
that_CS
will_MD
enable_VB
their_PP$
return_NN
._.
loki_???
decides_VBZ
to_TO
wreak_VB
havoc_NN
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
with_IN
the_DT
knowledge_NN
that_CS
his_PP$
sins_NNS
will_MD
be_BE
absolved_VBN
at_IN
the_DT
pearly_JJ
gates_NNS
._.
at_IN
one_CD
point_NN
,_,
he_PP
terrorizes_VBZ
a_DT
boardroom_NN
full_JJ
of_IN
suits_NNS
with_IN
an_DT
angry_JJ
combination_NN
of_IN
words_NNS
and_CC
bullets_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
nasty_JJ
,_,
guiltily_RB
enjoyable_JJ
little_JJ
scene_NN
that_CS
asks_VBZ
,_,
"_"
how_WRB
corrupt_JJ
are_BER
you_PP
?_?
"_"
._.
wings_NNS
of_IN
desire_NN
this_DT
ain't_???
._.
since_CS
debuting_VBG
with_IN
clerks_NNS
,_,
smith_NP
has_HVZ
grown_VBN
as_CS
a_DT
director_NN
,_,
particularly_RB
in_IN
terms_NNS
of_IN
working_VBG
with_IN
actors_NNS
._.
(_(
chris_NP
rock_NN
is_BEZ
this_DT
film_NN
's_POS
only_JJ
weak_JJ
link-between_IN
jokes_NNS
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
wooden_JJ
._.
)_)
his_PP$
no-frills_NNS
visual_JJ
style_NN
hasn't_HVZ
changed_VBN
much_DT
over_IN
the_DT
years_NNS
,_,
though_CS
(_(
dogma_NN
's_POS
widescreen_NN
compositions_NNS
at_IN
least_DT
have_HV
blockbuster_NN
affectations_NNS
)_)
,_,
nor_CC
has_HVZ
his_PP$
writing-his_NP
characters_NNS
still_RB
sit_VB
around_IN
delivering_VBG
one_CD
caustic_JJ
,_,
hilarious_JJ
speech_NN
after_IN
another_DT
._.
dogma_NN
chips_NNS
away_RB
at_IN
big_JJ
religious_JJ
issues-namely_JJ
,_,
the_DT
hypocrisy_NN
that_CS
accompanies_VBZ
any_DT
organized_JJ
system_NN
of_IN
beliefs-eloquently_RB
and_CC
articulately_RB
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
few_DT
of_IN
the_DT
monologues_NNS
sound_NN
too_RB
much_RB
like_IN
blatant_JJ
exposition_NN
._.
as_CS
well_RB
,_,
the_DT
verbal_JJ
introduction_NN
of_IN
each_DT
new_JJ
person_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
forever_RB
._.
any_DT
movie_NN
with_IN
this_DT
much_DT
weighty_JJ
talk_NN
would_MD
have_HV
a_DT
hard_JJ
time_NN
maintaining_VBG
momentum_NN
(_(
hurlyburly_RB
,_,
anyone_PN
?_?
)_(
,_,
and_CC
eventually_RB
dogma_NN
's_POS
pacing_VBG
goes_VBZ
slack_JJ
._.
a_DT
long_JJ
diatribe_NN
from_IN
bartleby_NP
late_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
game_NN
,_,
in_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
laments_VBZ
the_DT
destiny_NN
of_IN
celestial_JJ
beings_NNS
,_,
comes_VBZ
at_IN
a_DT
point_NN
when_CS
we've_???
heard_VBD
enough_DT
._.
because_CS
his_PP$
change_NN
of_IN
heart_NN
(_(
bartleby_RB
is_BEZ
initially_RB
the_DT
good_JJ
cop_NN
to_IN
loki_???
's_NNS
bad_JJ
)_)
drives_NNS
the_DT
climax_NN
,_,
said_VBD
rant_NN
is_BEZ
given_VBN
a_DT
great_JJ
deal_NN
of_IN
screen_NN
time_NN
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
affleck_NP
deserved_VBD
a_DT
big_JJ
moment_NN
(_(
damon_NP
steals_VBZ
their_PP$
scenes_NNS
together_RB
prior_JJ
)_)
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
ultimately_RB
makes_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
us_PP
feel_VB
bloated_JJ
._.
like_IN
tarantino_NP
,_,
smith_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
video-age_NN
sponge_NN
who_WP
became_VBD
a_DT
sample-mad_NP
indie_NP
filmmaker_NN
._.
dogma_NN
pays_VBZ
welcome_JJ
homage_NN
to_IN
an_DT
eclectic_JJ
batch_NN
of_IN
movies_NNS
,_,
including_IN
indiana_NP
jones_NP
and_CC
the_DT
last_OD
crusade_NN
,_,
with_IN
silent_JJ
bob_NN
doing_DOG
his_PP$
best_JJS
harrison_NP
ford_NP
,_,
and_CC
weird_JJ
science-a_???
shit_NN
demon_NN
attacks_NNS
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
!_!
smith_NP
also_RB
has_HVZ
a_DT
kitchen_NN
sink_NN
brand_NN
of_IN
humour_NN
:_:
his_PP$
dexterous_JJ
maneuvering_NN
between_IN
the_DT
satirical_JJ
(_(
a_DT
cardinal_NN
played_VBD
by_IN
george_NP
carlin_NP
attempts_NNS
to_IN
mount_NN
a_DT
publicity_NN
campaign_NN
with_IN
the_DT
slogan_NN
"_"
catholicism_NN
wow_UH
!_!
"_"
)_(
and_CC
the_DT
scatalogical_JJ
ensures_VBZ
that_DT
no_DT
lover_NN
of_IN
comedy_NN
will_MD
leave_VB
dogma_NN
feeling_NN
malnourished_VBD
._.
i_PP
bust_VB
(_(
ed_NN
?_?
)_)
a_DT
gut_NN
on_IN
several_DT
occasions_NNS
._.
proceedings_NNS
also_RB
get_VB
off_RP
on_IN
the_DT
right_NN
foot_NN
with_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
with_IN
the_DT
funniest_JJS
disclaimer_NN
ever_RB
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
disclaimer_NN
unlikely_JJ
to_IN
put_VBD
protestors_NNS
at_IN
ease_NN
,_,
for_IN
to_IN
read_VB
it_NN
,_,
one_CD
actually_RB
has_HVZ
to_TO
see_VB
dogma_NN
._.
the_DT
prerelease_NN
ballyhoo_NP
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
tradition_NN
of_IN
the_DT
last_OD
temptation_NN
of_IN
christ_NP
's_POS
,_,
martin_NP
scorsese_JJ
's_POS
1988_CD
adaptation_NN
of_IN
nikos_???
kazantzakis_NNS
'_"
controversial_JJ
novel_NN
,_,
in_IN
that_DT
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
directly_RB
linked_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
picture_NN
's_POS
content_NN
but_CC
to_IN
rumours_NNS
and_CC
heresy_NN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
famous_JJ
anecdote_NN
about_IN
fletch_NN
director_NN
michael_NP
ritchie_NP
inviting_VBG
picketers_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
last_OD
temptation_NN
of_IN
christ_NP
into_IN
a_DT
screening_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
dime_???
,_,
just_JJ
so_RB
they_PP
could_MD
know_VB
for_IN
certain_JJ
what_WDT
they_PP
were_BED
rallying_VBG
against_IN
._.
(_)
not_XNOT
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
had_HVD
watched_VBN
it_PP
._.
)_)
every_DT
single_JJ
person_NN
refused_VBD
._.
smith_NP
and_CC
scorsese_JJ
have_HV
a_DT
lot_NN
in_IN
common_JJ
,_,
and_CC
so_RB
do_DO
the_DT
two_CD
films_NNS
in_IN
question_NN
,_,
because_CS
both_RB
smith_NP
's_POS
bethany_NN
and_CC
scorsese_JJ
's_BEZ
jesus_NP
are_BER
hollow_JJ
shells_NNS
without_IN
their_PP$
faith_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
dogma_NN
's_POS
denouement_NN
(_(
which_WDT
follows_VBZ
a_DT
thrilling_JJ
showdown_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
worth_NN
the_DT
wait_VB
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
catholic_JJ
love-in_???
,_,
a_DT
veritable_JJ
recruitment_NN
poster_NN
._.
(_)
i_PP
felt_VBD
sentimental_JJ
about_IN
a_DT
religion_NN
i_PP
don't_DO
belong_VB
to_IN
._.
now_RB
that_CS
's_BEZ
powerful_JJ
filmmaking_NN
._.
)_)
smith_NP
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
if_CS
not_XNOT
sincere_JJ
about_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
devotion_NN
to_IN
god_NP
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
spirituality_NN
shines_VBZ
through_IN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
enough_RB
to_IN
make_NN
me_PP
forgive_VB
dogma_NN
for_IN
its_PP$
editorial_JJ
sins_NNS
._.
my_PP$
religion_NN
is_BEZ
movies_NNS
._.
when_CS
the_DT
catholic_JJ
league_NN
beats_VBZ
on_IN
dogma_NN
for_IN
imaginary_JJ
crimes_NNS
against_IN
a_DT
doctrine_NN
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
roundabout_NN
way_NN
they're_???
attacking_JJ
what_WDT
i_PP
live_VB
for_IN
:_:
freedom_NN
of_IN
expression_NN
through_IN
celluloid_NN
._.
i_PP
therefore_RB
feel_VB
that_CS
,_,
although_CS
i'm_???
no_DT
bible-thumper_NN
,_,
i'm_???
at_IN
least_DT
as_IN
qualified_JJ
to_IN
criticize_JJ
dogma_NN
as_IN
william_NP
donohue_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
followers_NNS
._.
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