Monday, September 24, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift (1990) Temp workers charged with cleaning the world's filthiest basement discover a really, really big rat problem. Not the worst Stephen King adaptation. TIL: Work, no matter how lousy, is a continuing participation in God’s creation, and therefore has dignity.

Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator (1989) - "If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month." - Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, September 23, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Bride and the Beast

The Bride and the Beast (1958) Love triangle between newlyweds and a gorilla reveals secrets about past lives. Hey, you can't fault Ed Wood for a lack of ideas. TIL: No past lives in Christianity. The nice thing is that makes every moment this one time around very important.

Slapshot

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Slap Shot (1977) - “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato

Saturday, September 22, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

From Beyond The Grave

From Beyond the Grave (1974) One of Amicus' best anthologies highlighted by a quietly creepy turn from the Pleasance family as the world's weirdest guardian angels. TIL: Yeah, God answers prayers in His own time and way, but I',pretty sure murder isn't one of His go-to options.

Eternal Sappho, The

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Eternal Sappho (1916) - "You don’t need scores of suitors. You need only one… if he’s the right one.” - Louisa May Alcott

Now Showing Marquee 4

And finally, This week for Aleteia I visit The House With A Clock in Its Walls. It’s spooky for kids, but adults may hit snooze.

Friday, September 21, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Assault of the Sasquatch

Assault of the Sasquatch (2010) Skunk ape gets lost in the big city, much to the misfortune of any mook who crosses his path. Okay, but there are better Bigfoot movies out there. TIL: The existence of cryptids would change zilch about Church teachings. It would be cool though.

Who Can Kill A Child

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Who Can Kill a Child? (1976) - “Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.” - J.B. Priestley

Thursday, September 20, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Black Cat

The Black Cat (1934) Crazed pre-code horror features skin flaying, implied necrophilia, and Bela and Boris playing chess to the death. Satanists are weird. TIL: Actually, most modern satanists are just flamboyant atheists, worshiping nothing but themselves. Kind of lame really.

Pirahna II The Spawning

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) - "Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish." - Ovid

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Lady in White

Lady in White (1988) Boy witnesses ghostly reenactment of a murder, bringing him to the attention of the killer. Old fashioned fun for the non-cynical. TIL: The purpose of true apparitions is to recall and emphasize some aspect of God's message. If that's missing, it ain't real.

Boogie Nights

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Boogie Nights (1997) - “The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures” – Democritus

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Braindead

Braindead (1992) Monstrous materfamilias makes life hell for her milquetoast son. Comedic gorefest is proof Peter Jackson was a legend long before LOTR. TIL: Guess Mom missed the part in Scripture that explains the parent-child relationship must eventually take a secondary role.

High Anxiety

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of High Anxiety (1977) - “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.” - Alan Watts

Now Showing Marquee 2

And finally, does Sean Bean die in the excellent and award winning BBC miniseries Broken? Read my latest for Aleteia and find out.