Monday, March 18, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 18, 2019


Island Claws (1980) Super-sized side-walker clobbers Key West. Kudos for actually constructing a king-sized crustacean that works. TIL: Forget any spiritual, health or anthropological reasons, now we know the real reason crabs were put on the kashrut 'foods to avoid' list.


Still Voices - The Devil's Candy (2015) "If in your drawings you habitually disregard proportions you become accustomed to the sight of distortion and lose critical ability." - Robert Henri (Hint: He might not be talking just about drawing.)


Dad Rock Daily: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969) Sophomore slump? Yeah, some other band maybe. For Zeppelin, II is the moment where it all crystallizes. Laudable Lyrics: I'll just keep on rollin' along with the grace of the Lord above.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 17, 2019


Slugs (1988) Killer slugs? Why not. Ludicrous variation on the 'animal attacks' genre is actually more fun than it has any right to be. TIL: Yes, God gave disgusting slugs a purpose. With approximately 27,000 teeth, a slug is perfect for eating the waste left by other animals.


Still Voices - The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) "The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." - Michelangelo


Dad Rock Daily: Bee gees - Bee Gees' 1st (1967) Baroque and Beatles-esque. If you haven't heard this, you have no idea who the Bee gees really are. Laudable Lyrics: Oh solo Dominique, Oh solo Dominique, Oh solo Dominique, Oh solo Dominique.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 16, 2019


2019: After the Fall of New York (1982) A rescue is attempted in the lawless wasteland of the post-apocalyptic Big Apple in this, the most glorious of all Escape from New York rip offs. TIL: Thanks to over 18 million tourists, the crime rate in Vatican City actually exceeds 133%.


Still Voices - The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981) "The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light." - Matthew 6:22


Dad Rock Daily: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983) Synthpop's greatest voice broods with the best of them. Another album that's more than one hit. Laudable Lyrics: Love is a danger of a different kind.

Friday, March 15, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 15, 2019


The Secret of Kells (2009) Novice monk enlists the aid of fairies to help guard an illuminated manuscript. Appropriately gorgeous given the subject matter. TIL: You can view the real Book of Kells online at the Trinity College Library of Dublin's Digital Collections Repository.


Still Voices - Ms .45 (1981) "The source of justice is not vengeance but charity." -Saint Bridget of Sweden


Dad Rock Daily: Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava (1968) Lite-psych folk full of literary references is pleasant. Yeah, definitely pleasant.  Laudable Lyrics: I saw the world spinning like a toy. Hate seems so small compared to it all, so why don't you do joy.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 14, 2019


Berserker (1987) Camping couples are victimized by an ancient viking dressed as a bear. Obligatory Buck Flower does nothing to save this dud. TIL: Early Viking converts respected Jesus as a heroic king willing to sacrifice Himself for His followers. Something there for everyone.


Still Voices - Frankenhooker (1990) "Then the woman comes to meet him, dressed like a harlot, with secret designs." - Proverbs 7:10


Dad Rock Daily: The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow (1967) What you might get if The Beatles were a garage band and decided to make a rock opera. Yep, it's pretty darn good. Laudable Lyrics: Through dark forests of my mind, a light is shone - it's you I find.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 13, 2019


Laserblast (1978) Misplaced alien weapon turns a sullen teen-aged schlub into a sociopath. Somehow endearing despite its awfulness. TIL: Since 13 was a common age to begin study under a Rabbi, it's quite possible some of the Apostles were teens. Age is no excuse for being an ass.


Still Voices - Jack the Giant Killer (1962) "Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only." - Samuel Butler


Dad Rock Daily: Eloy - Power And The Passion (1975) Enjoyable Prog concept album follows a guy who time trips to 1835, smokes weed with a girl, and joins a peasant rebellion, because why not? Laudable Lyrics: So God please take me out of here, you are my one hope at this time.


And finally, Andy over at Catholic Geeks has posted a review of Captain Marvel wherein he finds it the most fun MCU movie in a while. As for me, I’ve always found Carol Danvers a little bit dull ever since I bought her first issue back in the 70s and the movie only raised my opinion of the character just a little. I mean, the film isn't Iron Man 2 boring or anything like that, it’s just nowhere near marvel’s best. I rate it perfect matinée price fodder.

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DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 12, 2019


Pitch Black (2000) Fun and surprisingly well made B-romp has a crazy-eyed killer protecting passengers stranded on a planet full of night-stalking monsters. TIL: Just as the eye needs light to see; a man can only stay on the right path if it's lit by the eternal light of justice.


Still Voices - This Is Spinal Tap (1984) "The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow." - Washington Irving


Dad Rock Daily: Jonathan Edwards - Jonathan Edwards (1971) Hits the spot if you need a 70s singer/songwriter fix but are tired of Taylor and the rest of the top tier. Laudable Lyrics: Here come the train of glory, it's comin' right on time.

Monday, March 11, 2019

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 11, 2019


Session 9 (2001) Cleaning crew courts catastrophe in an abandoned asylum. Eerie thriller makes many a top ten, and for good reason. TIL: Whether it's been in morotrophias, monasteries, or hospitals, the care for the mentally ill has aways been part of God's call to heal the sick.


Still Voices - It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) "Can anyone hide in secret without my seeing them?... Do I not fill heaven and earth?" - Jeremiah 23:24


Dad Rock Daily: Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle (1979) Since Kraftwerk wasn't going to make electronic pop singles, I suppose somebody else had to. A must listen for new wave fans. Laudable Lyrics: We are not gods.

DAILY CALL SHEET: MARCH 11, 2019


Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973) Predictable Psycho derivation still manages that weird atmosphere which 70s TV flicks seemed to marinate in. TIL: Speaking of atmosphere, 74% of respondents to a 2003 Adoremus Bulletin poll said their biggest concern was lack of reverence at Mass.


Still Voices - This Island Earth (1955) "Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts." - Peter Kreeft


Dad Rock Daily: Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969) Not a greatest hits compilation, but you sure couldn't tell by listening to it. Laudable Lyrics: There's a cross for you to bear, things to go through if you're going anywhere. Stand for the things you know are right.