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

Friday, November 09, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Last Shift

Last Shift (2014) Assault on Precinct 13 meets Helter Skelter with a dash of Argento's Demons thrown in for good measure. Nowhere near as good as those, but still darn creepy. TIL: Coincidentally, Heaven's chief demon fighter, St. Michael, is the patron saint of police officers.

Earth vs The Flying Saucers

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) - "UFOs: The reliable cases are uninteresting and the interesting cases are unreliable." - Carl Sagan

Thursday, November 08, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 8, 2018

DNA

DNA (1997) Idiots clone dinos... um, an alien from fossilized DNA and create a preda... uh, vicious creature. Unoriginal, but fun. TIL: Along with heading the Human Genome Project, Francis S. Collins' also penned "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief."

Blood Dolls

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Blood Dolls (1999) - "Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword." - R. Buckminster Fuller

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Headless Ghost

The Headless Ghost (1959) Trio of transcontinental teens try to help a trapped spirit locate its lost noggin so it can finally move on. Alleged horror-comedy actually has little of either. TIL: You really want to help the dead, try prayer. It works wonders for them and you.

Black Sabbath

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Black Sabbath (1963) - "Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded." - Charlie Chaplin