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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

Sunday Cinema – “21 Jump Street”

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.

“21 Jump Street” helped to launch the career of Johnny Depp in the late 1980’s. A show about a group of young-looking undercover cops infiltrating local high schools, it spawned a reboot and 2 major motion pictures (the latter starring Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill).

The company who apparently owns the rights to the television show posted the first episode online. It is a two-parter, here is the second episode.

Sunday Cinema – “Square Pegs”

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.

“Square Pegs” was an attempt to create a teen dramedy utilizing contemporary music of the early-1980’s to cash in on the rising MTV generation. With the theme song by The Waitresses and starring Sarah-Jessica Parker, the show tells the tale of two “outcasts” hoping to become popular by any means necessary.

This episode entitled, “A Cafeteria Line” finds the high school’s most-popular couple on the outs because a school musical.

Someone posted a watchable copy online for you to check out…

Sunday Cinema – “Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue”

Michael steals his sister’s piggy bank to buy drugs. Cartoon characters literally jump out of the walls, books, & record albums to help Sally & Michael escape from drugs. Featuring all sorts of memorable franchises from Winnie the Pooh to the newly-released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this is the pinnacle of 80’s/90’s drug awareness propaganda…

Someone posted a poorly-digitized version of this special online…

Stand for Something

Stand for Something

Good for him, standing for his personal views/beliefs

2 big stars Instagrammed a kneeling photo captioned “Defiant”. Interesting that both Nike & Beats by Dre are made in slave labor factories, no speaking out about that???

Mike Ditka is still standing by his views on kneeling or protesting the American flag/national anthem…

It’s taken a worldwide pandemic to get corporations to re-think their holiday sales strategy

You can protest the wearing of masks, but this is just outrageous

We understand the sentiment, but there are stories across the country that people are deliberately staying unemployed to get the extra cash

For the most-part, if an employee can work from home then that should be an option for them…

The claim is “revitalizing & re-tooling” the show…

This makes total sense as far as renaming the Star Wars franchise films...

Sunday Cinema – “Stoned”

Jack (played by pre-“Charles in Charge” Scott Baio) is an ambitous high school student that tries marijuana for the first time and falls in with the wrong crowd. Will he realize what he’s doing before it’s too late?

Someone posted a poorly-digitized VHS recording online…