Saturday, October 20, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Gor

Gor (1987) John Norman's sci-fi fantasy series eventually sank into a cesspool of misogynistic S&M. This adaptation never goes there, but it doesn't really go anywhere else either. TIL: If it weren't obvious, any sexual act that violates the dignity of another should be avoided.

Dolls

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Dolls (1987) - “She who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, still dead.” - Claudio Encarnacion Montero

Friday, October 19, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 19, 2018

Hallow, The

The Hallow (2015) Family freshly moved to the Irish forests come under assault by ferocious... fairies. It's good. No, really, I'm not kidding. TIL: Tolkien considered a fairy tale's happy ending an evangelium on the joy of deliverance and the denial of universal final defeat.

Funland

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Funland (1987) - “America is the first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death.” - John Piper

Now Showing Marquee 4

And finally, in case you missed the (literally) big news, NASA just gave Godzilla his own constellation. The Xiliens will  not be pleased.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 18, 2018

Fatal Instinct

Fatal Instinct (1993) Successful spoof of thrillers apes everything from Double Indemnity to Sleeping With The Enemy. Deserves a bigger following. TIL: Oddly enough, some of the biblical femme fatales such as Judith, Esther, and Jael are actually the heroines of their stories.

Final Exam

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Final Exam (1981) - "I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me... they're cramming for their final exam." - George Carlin

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 17, 2018

Neptune Factor

The Neptune Factor (1973) Recognizable cast tries in vain to make you forget the "special" effects consist of plastic toys in a 20 gallon aquarium. Beware the striped catfish! TIL: Tertullian saw parallels between fish and Christians as both are "born" in the water.

Day of the Animals

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Day of the Animals (1977) - “Let me be food for wild beasts, for they are my way to God.” - St. Ignatius of Antioch

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 17, 2018

Final Fantasy The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Uncanny valley meets insufferable dialog as CGI tree-hugging scientists rush to save Mother Earth from dead aliens. TIL: "Man is suddenly becoming aware that by an ill-considered exploitation of nature he risks destroying it." Pope Paul VI

Mole People

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Mole People (1956) - "Men do not stumble over mountains, but over mole hills." - Confucius

Monday, October 15, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 15, 2018

Donovan's Brain

Donovan’s Brain (1953) Dead scientist's gray matter dominates the dope who preserved it. Standard B-stuff. Needless to say, Nancy Reagan would go on to bigger things. TIL: Surrendering to the will of God leads to sainthood. Surrendering to the will of evil brains, not so much.

Zombie Walks, The

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Zombie Walks (1968) - “If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.” - Cormac McCarthy

Sunday, October 14, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 14, 2018

Evolver

Evolver (1994) Adaptable robot made for gaming slips a gear, starts cussing like a sailor, and goes on a killing spree. If only Transformers had been half this fun. TIL: An A.I. has no rational soul, so if it gets out of line, just go ahead and put it down.

America 3000

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of America 3000 (1986) - “The last generation's worst fears become the next one's B-grade entertainment.” - Barbara Kingsolver

Saturday, October 13, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: OCTOBER 13, 2018

World Without End

World Without End (1956) Manly armed astronauts from the past save future gunless soyboys from mutant cavemen. Insert your Millenial insults here. TIL: A real spiritual masculinity is one that actively initiates love and uses strength to protect and promote that love.

Devil Commands

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of The Devil Commands (1941) - "A working knowledge of the devil can be very well had from resisting him." - Flannery O'Connor