Saturday, August 18, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 18, 2018

Beyond The Black Rainbow

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) Artsy sci-fi/horror lambastes the 60's drug culture, 70's new age nuttiness, and 80's detachment. Weird and nearly impenetrable, but undeniably pretty. TIL: Every age has its passing idiocy, that's why eternal, unchanging truths are so important.

Ghost of Slumber Mountain

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of he Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) - "To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so." - Walter Scott

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And finally, via way of Aleteia, Catholic cartoonist Philip Kosloski’s new comic series, Finnian and the Seven Mountains, is finally out. If you’re interested in comic books, Celtic spiritualism, and Catholic superheroes, it may be worth a look.

Friday, August 17, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 17, 2018

America 3000

America 3000 (1986) Women rule the post-apocalyptic world until the dudes rediscover guns. Whatever your position is on the 2nd amendment, that sentence probably reinforces them. TIL: There are no doctrinal statements on gun ownership so, you know, follow your conscience.

Evil Eye

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Evil Eye (1963) - "Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it." - Hans Selye

Thursday, August 16, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 16, 2018

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde (2017) Not Scarlett Johansson stars in Not The Black Widow movie and it's not that great. Finally, women can star in mindless action films too. Hooray. TIL: Ladies, the concept of complementarity means you don't have to do the same stupid things as men.

One More Time

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of One More Time (1970) - "One great piece of mischief has been done by the modern restriction of the word Temperance to the question of drink. It helps people forget that you can be just as intemperate about lots of other things." C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 15, 2018

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic (1981) An abusive tiger trainer, an aging floozy, a talking chimp with a two pack a day voice? Yep, it's an Al Adamson kids movie. TIL: The Circus and Carnival Apostolate was established to ensure traveling show people full integration into the life of the Church.

Village of the Damned

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Village of the Damned (1960) - "Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." - Robert Fulghum

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 14, 2018

Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy (1950) Newlyweds/firearm enthusiasts go broke and take up crime. The results are deadly and disastrous. Classic Noir sets the template for everything Tarantino treasures. TIL: See, there's a good reason the Church insists on discussing finances during marriage prep.

Mysterious Island

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Mysterious Island (1961) - "A man should have duties outside of himself; without them, he is a mere balloon, inflated with thin egotism and drifting nowhere." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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And finally, with all the dreadful news of the day, Church related and otherwise, couldn’t we all use a little cuteness break? Well, it doesn’t get much more cute than the kids over at Darwin Catholic and their shot-for-shot remake of the trailer for The Last Jedi. Drop by and have a smile. You’re welcome.

Monday, August 13, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 13, 2018

Car, The

The Car (1977) You can hear the pitch. Don't just rip off Jaws, throw some Exorcist in there as well. Oh, and make the monster/demon a car! Amazingly, it's actually enjoyable. TIL: Some theologians posit that the protection of human life is the best argument for driverless cars.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) - "There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, August 12, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: AUGUST 12, 2018

Cathy's Curse

Cathy’s Curse (1977) Dead aunt possesses her niece to wreak havoc on the family that wronged her. Absolutely nobody says this is a good movie, but everybody seems to like it anyway. TIL: The family should constitute a specific realization of ecclesial communion. Should.

Terror House

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972) - "I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses." - Stephen King