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Sunday Cinema – “Meatloaf: To Hell and Back”

For October’s “Sunday Cinema” we thought we would look at some obscure movies starring some of the pillars of rock music.

Meat Loaf himself was opposed to this VH1 biography being made until after watching the scene showing Meat Loaf being told he was a #1 hit. His daughter, Amanda Aday, actually has a small part in the movie as a grocery clerk. The actor playing Meat may look familiar, he played Warren in the movie “There’s Something About Mary” and more recently Hugo Root in the AMC series “Preacher”.

Someone posted a poor VHS copy online for you to check out

Sunday Cinema – “Blank Generation”

For October’s “Sunday Cinema” we thought we would look at some obscure movies starring some of the pillars of rock music.

If you’re into late 1970’s/early 1980’s American punk rock, you might know Richard Hell and the Voidoids (“Love Comes in Spurts” anyone?). This film by Ulli Lommel follows a French journalist as she records the life of rock star Billy. She must make a decision, does she stay with the volatile Billy or go back to her former lover – a journalist on the hunt for Andy Warhol in NYC.

A crapfest of a movie but shows the grit and grime of NYC at the time.

Someone posted a low-quality copy online for others to view

B*tch Set Me Up

B*tch Set Me Up

Rules for thee, not for me” is apparently the modus operandi for government officials (on both sides of the aisle)…

“Homefield Advantage” is a true concept (truer than you might think…)

You can thank NFL Films for dubbing Dallas as “America’s Team“…

Although this isn’t the Rod Tidwell carpet commercial, this one was originally shown after the movie credits (supposed to be a Reebok commercial)…

Here are the latest salaries for MLB players…

Nothing like your woman yelling at your boss (especially when you are a major NFL marquee player)…

Sunday Cinema – “200 Motels”

For October’s “Sunday Cinema” we thought we would look at some obscure movies starring some of the pillars of rock music.

Frank Zappa has been a influence on modern rock through his avant-garde music and stage presence. From his first appearance on the Steve Allen show playing music on a bicycle (!) to writing a parody song that exposed a whole new teen language (“Valley Girl”), Frank has always bucked the norm. In the movie, “200 Motels”, he tells the tale of what it’s like to tour with the Mothers of Invention. Today’s entry for Sunday Cinema delves into the movie with the 1988 release of a documentary of the movie entitled, “The True Story of 200 Motels” with behind-the-scenes action of the making of the film.

Someone posted an awful VHS copy of it online

Take the Ticket

Take the ticket

Matty was a part of Toastmasters International for many years, even winning several local speech competitions (he has trophies to prove it). Great group for practicing in front of an audience & learning how to speak without using filler words as well…

Fat Guy Across America started out with a mission – to lose weight & get healthy, get his wife back, & become an inspiration. Until the money started rolling in. He was on Dr. Phil not once but twice, more recently showing off his almost 700lb frame

There are books, YouTube videos, & articles on how to talk your way out of a ticket. Just take the ticket…

Even if you don’t like him – respect the office, remember what Major Winters said

Several videos surfaced showing what transpired before the tragic shooting of Jacob Blake…

Sunday Cinema – “Unmade Beds”

For October’s “Sunday Cinema” we thought we would look at some obscure movies starring some of the pillars of rock music.

“Unmade Beds” is a 1976 French film about a photographer living in NYC to capture the essence of the “New Wave” movement of the mid-1970’s. He meets lots of interesting people including Blondie, a New Wave band with Debbie Harry as the lead singer. This is Harry’s first credited film role.

Someone posted a copy online for you to peruse

Participation Trophy

Participation Trophy

Not sure if this is the video mentioned at the top of the pod, but I’ll watch it…

You’re gonna need the subtitles for this one

This empowers women and doesn’t objectify them??

Ben Shapiro reading the lyrics cracks me up…

Marvel’s comic series, “What If?!?” is coming to Disney+ next year. They dropped a teaser showing the premise, “What if Agent Carter took the serum and became Captain Britain?“…

“Lovecraft Country” is another Jordan Peele joint delving into the macabre world of HP Lovecraft. A son, his uncle, & a friend travel across 1950’s America in search of the son’s father. They end up in a small town supposedly the basis for Lovecraft’s tales…

Yes, there are “unwritten” rules of baseball that apparently are available via Amazon…

Justin Fields launched an effort to restore college football that worked!

The Denver Broncos have installed a “disinfectant mister” to help cut down/eliminate the spread of COVID-19 among players & staff…

Sunday Cinema – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

School has started for kids around the country, some in-person while others are learning remotely from home. For this month we thought we would travel back to the halcyon days of cliques/friends/crushes/homework associated with school.

Taking a campy teen horror comedy starring the likes of Kristy Swanson & the late Luke Perry, this television show was a hit with the teen audience in the late-1990’s with a whopping 7 seasons and a spin-off (“Angel”) that lasted 5 seasons.

Starting her first day at Sunnyvale High, she realizes the school was built on top of a demonic portal…

Someone posted again a tinny-sounding version online…

Sunday Cinema – “Little House”

School has started for kids around the country, some in-person while others are learning remotely from home. For this month we thought we would travel back to the halcyon days of cliques/friends/crushes/homework associated with school.

The second episode of this wholesome series about a frontier family finds the two oldest girls going to school in Walnut Grove for the first time. There they meet up with the local bully and by the end of the episode, hilarity ensues as she gets her comeuppance…

Someone posted a tinny-sounding copy of this episode online…

Madden Me Crazy

Photo courtesy EA Sports

Madden Me Crazy

Season 11 of The Walking Dead will be the last of the original series with several spin-offs planned. We both felt that the series should have ended on a high note prior to this…

Hayley Orrantia from The Goldbergs gives a tour of the COVID-19 protocols that are in place for many television shows that have gotten the green-light to being filming

Alyssa Milano grew up before our eyes back in the 1980’s

She claims that COVID-19 caused her hair to fall out

Reboots are continuing, this one may be interesting. We will see if Leslie Jones will keep it clean (unlike Alec Baldwin’s take on Match Game)…

Madden 21 is coming out with the addition of Colin Kapernick (boo!), Dan the Man had a great idea to make available previous Madden rosters from years past compatible so parents can get nostalgic with their kids…

Here’s what the NFL is doing to “tackle” COVID-19

Television actor replacements the networks thought we wouldn’t notice

Justim Flom is popular on Instagram/TikTok for pranks, this is a good one with his girlfriend and a stapler