Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 21, 2020


The Peanut Butter Solution (1985) Bald kid discovers the cure is worse than the curse. Worthy entry in the "Hey, let's make a movie to traumatize kids" genre. TIL: The thing with Jesus in the Gospels is that he healed AND forgave sins, curing the soul, the body, the whole person.


Still Voices - Wild at Heart (1990) "No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart." - Kevyn Aucoin

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Monday, January 20, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 20, 2020


Vice Squad (1982) Wings Hauser is legendarily slimy in this tale of a cop and hooker teaming up to take down Ramrod, The world's most vile pimp. TIL: Ven. Fulton Sheen's 4 steps to overcoming vices; introspection, avoiding sinful opportunities, willpower, and a right philosophy.


Dune (1984) "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration."


Dad Rock Diary: Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground (1984) Christianized, and sometimes creepy, cowpunk runs the range of religious sentiment from Noah to Night of the Hunter. Laudable Lyrics: But where, where, where the heart is true, ya know Lord, your God, will never forsake you.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 19, 2020


Idiots and Angels (2008) Oddball animated Plymptoon offers a sometimes touching tale of a misanthrope who grows angel wings with a charitable mind of their own. TIL: Humans can become Saints, not angels. Both intercede on our behalf, though, so we got that going for us.


Sing A New Song: Moon Tooth - Crux (2019) Prog-Metal lives, and seems to be doing quite well, especially if these guys from Long Island have anything to say about it. Hard, heavy, yet accessible. Laudable Lyrics: Get loud, get right! Raise cups to the good fight!

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 18, 2020


Godzilla (1977) Who needs drugs when you can watch this semi-colorized Italian re-edit of Gojira with added Hiroshima footage and electronic Futurosound? TIL: The Church opposes drug use except on strictly therapeutic grounds because they do grave damage to human health and life.


Funny Book Philosophy: World's Finest Comics 209 (1972)


One Sheet Words of Wisdom: Angels' Brigade (1979) “The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.” - St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

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Friday, January 17, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 17, 2020


Maniacts (2001) Pitch black comedy in which serial killers meet-cute, escape captivity, and try to live kill-free lives together. Alas, old habits die hard. TIL: Repeated sinful actions soon become second nature. Once ingrained, vices steal our freedom and our power to act well.


Dad Rock Diary: Gerry Rafferty - City To City (1978) Easygoing Scottish pop that keeps improving with age. Plus, pretty sure the 80's owe the sax to Baker Street. Laudable Lyrics: Water of life pour your light down on me, take me out of this darkness, sweet star of the sea.


Thanks to the fine folks at Vinegar Syndrome, Tammy and the T-Rex has recently popped up on BluRay, Shudder, and a few cable channels. To honor this gem of 90's insanity, here's my take from the archives.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 15, 2020


Pink Motel (1982) Phyllis Diller & Slim Pickens collect checks to grace this flaccid attempt to meld Neil Simon with an 80's sex comedy. TIL: In the Nativity story the word translated as "Inn" is actually "guest room", suggesting the Holy Family were rejected by their own people.


Dad Rock Diary: Don Mclean - Homeless Brother (1974) Pete Seeger hops aboard to help out with this very 70's ode to those without a home of their own. Laudable Lyrics: And you who leave on promises and prosper as you please, the victim of your riches often dies of your disease.


And finally, Catholic Skywalker watched Cats so the rest of us wouldn’t have to.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

DAILY CALL SHEET: JANUARY 14, 2020


Syngenor (1990) The indispensable David Gale elevates this pure 90's tale of Pentagon paid-for rubber-suited monsters running rampant in a high rise. TIL: Any act of war directed to indiscriminate destruction, which likely includes making monsters, is a crime against God and man.


Dad Rock Daily: Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna (1981) Taking a break from one of Rock's biggest groups? May as well start a massive solo career. Some filler, but overall enjoyable. Laudable Lyrics: Take on the situation but not the torment, now you know its not as bad as it seems.

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