While most everyone will be glued to the Superbowl today, at least for a quarter or two, we know there’s some of you out there who might prefer spending time with something a bit more along the lines of what we usually offer here. If that’s the case for you, then here’s a few articles from around the Net that just might fit the bill.
While the Twilight Zone and our usual collection of questionable cartoons have taken up most of the space here at the ol’ B-Movie Catechism lately, over at Aleteia it’s been business as usual. In recent weeks I’ve had a few things to say about The Revenant and The Finest Hours, as well as taking a quick look at each of the Best Picture nominees for this year’s Oscars.
In other new movie news, Red Cardigan has finally gotten around to taking in The Force Awakens and now feels compelled to explain how Star Wars changed the universe of her imagination and ensured that she would never read solely realistic fiction again.
That’s probably music to the ears of Scott and Julie over at the A Good Story Is Hard To Find podcast as this time around they’re discussing Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. The book that is, not Kenneth Branagh’s movie.
I wonder if Red’s expanded reading list extended beyond novels and into comic books? If so, she might have found even more food for thought. For instance, Father V., over at Adam’s Ale, wonders if the existence of Superman proves there is a God. And then there’s the Hulk. Have you ever thought of the jade giant as a messiah figure? Well, Speculative Faith’s Audie Thacker would like to convince that ol’ green skin is that very thing… sort of.
But enough of that. Let’s get back to our raison d’etre around here, B-movies, cult cinema, and Catholicism. Catholic Skywlaker has the B-movies (or B-TV as the case may be) covered as he adds The Wakling Dead to his list of all-time best television dramas. Meanwhile, on the cult cinema front, Crisis Magazine’s K. V. Turley takes that term literally and ponders whether or not James Bond really and truly is a cult in the classic sense. And as for Catholcism, Grayson Clary takes some time at The Atlantic to ask just why does sci-fi have so darn many Catholics?
Well, that should be plenty to keep you busy this evening, if not during the game, then at least during the commercials. Or vice versa depending on why you tune in. Still, if you just really need something to kill time, then here’s ten minutes of gameply from the old C64 title, Space Pope. Remember, gamers, cheating makes the baby Jesus cry.