Monday, November 19, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Beast of Hollow Mountain

The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) Cowboy battles claymation cattle-eating dinosaur. Sir, I have seen Valley of Gwangi, and you are no Valley of Gwangi. TIL: When Martin of Tours isn't busy with soldiers and winemakers, he's in Guanajuato being the patron saint of cowboys.

Satan's Cheerleaders

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) - "The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping." - Dale Carnegie

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And finally, this bit of sad news just in. Much to the chagrin of tourists and other people who like weird things, workers in Breckenridge, CO have removed the 15-foot tall sculpture of a Isak Heartstone the troll due to complaints from local homeowners. So, if any of you are in the market for unique lawn decorations, there’s one available.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 17, 2018

Beware The Blob

Beware! the Blob (1972) Silly sequel has the gluttonous goo harassing hippies, kittens, and wrestler Tiger Joe Marsh. Can't imagine why Larry Hagman never directed again. TIL: At its core, Gluttony is never being content with what we have. It's always wanting just a little more.

Dark Tower

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Dark Tower (1987) - “If you want to understand what's most important to a society, don't examine its art or literature, simply look at its biggest buildings.” - Joseph Campbell

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And finally, Jimmy Akin asks the question that’s been on everyone’s mind ever since The Matrix came out, would it matter if we’re living in a simulation?

Friday, November 16, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Initiation, The

The Initiation (1984) Daphne Zuniga stars in this fairly decent entry in the oddly specific trapped-in-a-store slasher sub-genre. Always knew malls were a deathtrap. TIL: Buying nice stuff is fine as long as you are willing to give up whatever God asks you to when the time comes.

Westworld

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Westworld (1973) - “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” - Douglas Adams

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And finally, in my last post for Aleteia I went straight to Hell. This time around, I fare a little better as we discuss Hollywood’s hits and misses about Purgatory.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Impulse (1974)

Impulse (1974) Sleazeball Shatner (who's no Burt Reynolds, the movie tells us) preys on rich widows. One potential step-daughter/orphan-to-be is having none of it. TIL: Canon law forbids you from ever remarrying if you murder a spouse to be with someone else. Now you know.

She Demons

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of She Demons (1958) - "Beware of pretty faces that you find, a pretty face can hide an evil mind." - Johnny Rivers

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Late Phases

Late Phases (2014) Blind geriatric takes on the goofy looking werewolves terrorizing his retirement community. Nick Damici rules as usual as the grizzled grandpa. TIL: The Pope has warned that we shouldn't discard the elderly as part of our "throwaway culture."

Lawless Land

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Lawless Land (1988) - "Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life." - Aristophanes

Monday, November 12, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Land That Time Forgot

The Land That Time Forgot (1975) Axis and Allies sail a U-boat to dinosaur-land and discover even they can find common ground... such as no desire to be eaten by dinosaurs. TIL: When Jesus said to love our enemies and and pray for those who persecute us, it wasn't a request.

Quiet Earth, The

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Quiet Earth (1985) - "It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom." - William Dean Howells

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Amityville The Awakening

Amityville: The Awakening (2017) I don't often delete a movie from my DVR thinking I'll probably never watch it again, but when I do, it's Amityville: The Awakening. TIL: If you have to awaken something, make it your conscience. Maybe leave Amityville alone for awhile, you think?

Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) - "Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity." - Samuel Richardson

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Love at Stake

Love at Stake (1987) The Salem Witch Trials musical-comedy you never knew you wanted. That's because you didn't; at least not this one. TIL: While the Church shamefully did its part, most "witches" were actually executed by civil courts based on the accusations of good neighbors.

Don't Panic

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Don't Panic (1988) - "I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I'll be sending messages on a Ouija board," - Audre Lorde