Tuesday, August 09, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 9, 2022

What Josiah Saw (2021) A father's wonky religious vision exacerbates old family traumas. Good southern-gothic horror, but only for fans of the dark, grim, and utterly bleak. TIL: The Church sometimes acknowledges private revelations, but only if they don't contradict the Faith.

Still Voices - Repulsion (1965) "When one door closes another opens, but all too often there is a long hallway in between." - Rick Jarow

Friday, August 05, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 5, 2022

Dark Planet (1997) Warring factions cooperate, in theory, to explore a wormhole. One must assume Michael York is working off time in Purgatory here. TIL: Some theologians analogize wormholes and the Eucharist as both warp space-time to bridge two infinitely separated locations.

Dad Rock Diary: Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets (1968) How to follow one of the greatest psychedelic records, especially after Syd has left? Eh, just create one of the greatest space rock albums ever. Laudable Lyrics: Now, now, now is the time, time, time to be, be, be aware.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 4, 2022

The Lost Empire (1984) Enter the Dragon but all the heroes are scantily-clad women. If that's all you require knock yourself out as there's little else. TIL: Easiest way to start a flame-war on Catholic social media? Ask what is culturally appropriate modest dress for the ladies.

One Sheet Words of Wisdom: The Lost Empire (1984) "All who have meditated upon the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depend upon the education of youth." - Aristotle.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 3, 2022

Bad Channels (1992) Turd-headed alien seizes a radio station and uses it to shrink women for... well, it never really says. No law says these things have to make sense. TIL: Vatican Radio was such an unrelenting critic of Nazism, Goebbels ordered it monitored on a daily basis.

One Sheet Words of Wisdom: Bad Channels (1992) "Gossip is the Devil's radio." - George Harrison

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 1, 2022

Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) Herman's Hermits pin all their hopes on greyhound racing. Utter fluff, but just too pleasant to dislike. TIL: Legends say that when St. Paul The First Hermit died in 342 AD, two lions appeared to help St. Anthony dig his grave.

Still Voices - Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) "The rush of power to the head is not as becoming as a new hat." - Helen Van Slyke

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: JULY 27, 2012

The Unborn (2009) Demon terrorizes a twin using her dead brother's spirit. Rabbi Gary Oldman comes to the rescue. Some neat ideas, but it's a slog to get to them. TIL: S.G.F. Brandon's Dictionary of Comparative Religion notes belief in demons goes back to the Paleolithic age.

Tinseltown Testaments: Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) "No. It is not hands that summon us. It is desire."

DAILY CALL SHEET: JULY 24, 2022

Mosquito (1994) Big skeeters suck people dry. Okay, but seems to have been made just so Gunnar Hansen could pick up a chainsaw again. TIL: The word translated as “gnats” in Exodus has an “-im” suffix, which is collective. So, mosquitos might have been part of the plague of gnats.

One Sheet Words of Wisdom: Mosquito (1994) "Life is a hailstorm of distractions. It's not the monster that stops us but the mosquito." - Robert G. Allen

Thursday, July 21, 2022

DAILY CALL SHEET: JULY 21, 2022

Out of the Dark (1988) Clown-masked killer Bobo targets phone-sex operators. Average, but where else can you find Karen Black and Divine in the same movie? TIL: While clown ministries are okay, the NCCB wrote in 1985 that clowns have no legitimate liturgical function during mass.

Still Voices - Out of the Dark (1988) "Saints and clowns know how to laugh because they see things for what they are, and thus spot the inevitable incongruities of human behavior in a fallen world." - Fr. Gerald E. Murray