Friday, June 18, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 18, 2021

The Brain Eaters (1958) Alien parasites control human minds. Rather tepid take on Heinlein's Puppet Masters with (boo) no actual brain eating. TIL: The soul is the internal principle by which we think, feel, and will. It's there even if the brain is in a vegetative state.

Funny Book Philosophy: Batman Family 001 (1975) Just remembering that time Batgirl and Robin kicked Satan's butt.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 17, 2021

Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) Tourist trap hopes a mutant sheep will solve their financial woes. Social messaging muddled beyond all comprehension. TIL: From a certain perspective all people are sheep. What matters is making sure you choose the right Shepherd to follow.

Still Voices - The Alien Factor (1978) "How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground." - J. D. Salinger

Sunday, June 13, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 13, 2021

Psycho Goreman (2020) Snotty brat gains control of near omnipotent alien. Lots of fun, but kneecapped by an obnoxious edgelord attitude. TIL: True omnipotence means God can do all that is real and possible, so quit trying that bogus "create a rock too heavy to lift" gotcha.

One Sheet Words of Wisdom: The Drums of Jeopardy (1931) "Only a rookie who knows nothing about science would say science takes away from faith. If you really study science, it will bring you closer to God." - Prof. James Tour

Saturday, June 12, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 12, 2021

Ophelia (2018) Hamlet, but Ophelia is the smartest person in Denmark. And maybe a lesbian witch. Do modern feminists just want us to laugh at their movies? TIL: Classic feminism, advocating women's political, social, and economic equality, in no way opposes Catholic teaching.

Dad Rock Diary: Sugarloaf -  Sugarloaf (1970) Fine organ-heavy blues rock, but only the one hit really stands out. Laudable Lyrics: Read the news... so black and white. Makes us believers, thinking we're right. So clear, so very bold, to build it up, and let us hold their lies.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 10, 2021


Robo-C.H.I.C. (1990) Painfully unfunny parody of Robocop. The lead actress is replaced half way through and you wont notice or care. TIL: It's suggested Jacob didn't realize Rachael had been replaced in their wedding bed because he was drunk from the "mishteh," or drinking party.

Dad Rock Diary: Iggy Pop - Lust For Life (1977) Pop and Bowie meet again. Sounds like two cokehead's riffing on the the Stones and Doors. Which it is. Laudable Lyrics: Yeah, some dumb, weird sin, for a while anyway. With my head on the ledge, that's what you get out on the edge.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 8, 2021

The Vast of Night (2019) Two teens track a strange radio signal that may not originate on Earth. Well-done on a dime Outer Limits/Twilight Zone homage. TIL: After inventing radio itself, Guglielmo Marconi set up Radio Vaticana, the official broadcasting service of Vatican City.

Still Voices - Creepshow (1982) "Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." - Confucius

Sunday, June 06, 2021

DAILY CALL SHEET: JUNE 6, 2021

American Hot Wax (1978) Highly fictionalized account of the days leading up to Alan Freed's last Cleveland rock show. Just pure energy and doo wop to die for. TIL: Siervas is a South American-based rock ensemble made up entirely of nuns. Wonder what Freed would have made of them?

One Sheet Words of Wisdom: Mausoleum (1983) "Mausoleum, n: the final and funniest folly of the rich." - Ambrose Bierce