Lisa’s Week in Review — 1/15/18 — 1/21/18


For me, this previous week got off to a good start on Monday night when snow was spotted falling over Dallas, my boss called and said to stay home on Tuesday because of the bad weather, and my three-day weekend became a four-day weekend!  Of course, in the end, the snow only fell for about five minutes and none of it accumulated but still.  We then proceeded to have two days of bitter cold, three days of mild coolness, and two days of unseasonable warmth, followed by thunderstorms!  Weird weather is the best!

As I sit here writing this, the government is shut down, the country is watching football, Kim and Kanye have stolen the good name of Chicago, and there’s an epidemic of people eating Tide Pods.  But who cares about any of that?  Here’s what I accomplished over the last week:

Movies I Watched

  1. 12 Strong (2018)
  2. Audrey Rose (1977)
  3. A Boy and His Dog (1975)
  4. Circle of Power (1981)
  5. Cocaine Godmother (2018)
  6. Fatherly Obsession (2017)
  7. Forever My Girl (2018)
  8. Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary (2017)
  9. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  10. The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
  11. Mean Girls (2004)
  12. Old Enough (1984)
  13. Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
  14. Sea Change (2017)
  15. Story of a Girl (2017)
  16. The Watcher In The Woods (2017)

Television Shows I Watched

  1. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  2. 60 Days In
  3. 1980: The Deadliest Decade
  4. The Amazing Race 30
  5. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Versace
  6. Ask the Undertaker
  7. The Bachelor 22 — Bibiana did not receive a rose at the end of last week’s episode so I’m pretty much done with The Bachelor for the rest of this season.
  8. Betrayed
  9. California Dreams
  10. City Guys
  11. Dance Moms
  12. Dr. Phil — Am I alone in hoping that, some day, one of his guests will just punch Dr. Phil in the nose?
  13. Evil Up Close
  14. Ghost Whisperer
  15. Hell’s Kitchen 17
  16. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
  17. Intervention
  18. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  19. Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery
  20. King of the Hill — Hanks gets obsessed with a boy band, a classic episode.
  21. The Magicians
  22. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  23. The Office — I was overjoyed to discover, on Monday, an Office marathon on Comedy Central!  And it was early episodes, before the show went downhill.
  24. Project Runway All-Stars — I’m on the verge of giving up on this season.  Project Runway without Tim Gun?  What’s the point?
  25. Saved By The Bell
  26. See No Evil
  27. Seinfeld
  28. Undercover High
  29. The X-Files
  30. Your Worst Nightmare

Books I Read

(Two weeks ago, I had so much fun putting together my history of the actors that could have been James Bond that I’m now rereading all of the original Bond novels!)

  1. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (1953)
  2. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming (1954)
  3. Moonraker by Ian Fleming (1955)

Music I Listened To

  1. Ashlee Simpson
  2. Aventry
  3. Avicii
  4. Bad Wolves
  5. Beck
  6. Big Data
  7. Bob Dylan
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Cage the Elephant
  10. Calvin Harris
  11. The Chemical Brothers
  12. Cianna Blaze
  13. Crud
  14. Daft Punk
  15. Dave Mak
  16. Dillon Francis
  17. Dolores O’Riordan
  18. Dylan Smith
  19. Edgar Allan Poets
  20. Eric Rodriguez
  21. Fiona Apple
  22. Fitz and the Tantrums
  23. Flint Eastwood
  24. Galtuz
  25. Goblin
  26. Gwen Stefani
  27. High Contrast
  28. HollySiz
  29. Jade Bird
  30. Jaded Edge
  31. Jakalope
  32. Johnny Cash
  33. Joywave
  34. Kapkano
  35. Leonard Cohen
  36. Lindsey Stirling
  37. Luc One
  38. Lucy Dacus
  39. LUX
  40. Moby
  41. No Doubt
  42. Phantogram
  43. Radiohead
  44. Saint Motel
  45. Sleigh Bells
  46. Spinning Coin
  47. Taylor Swift
  48. Tess
  49. The Ting Tings
  50. Vanessa Narvaez

Links from Last Week

  1. Things got creepy on my sister’s photography site with this picture!
  2. Mondo Movies paid tribute to Dorothy Malone.
  3. On Outspoken and Freckled, Kellee Pratt takes a look at the choreography of Bubsy Berkeley.
  4. Check out the 2018 Oscar nomination predictions on Jordan and Eddie.
  5. Here’s a poem from The World Outside The Window.
  6. Thoughts on the Villainess from Film Grimoire.
  7. From the Dailey Grindhouse, this article takes a look at how John Carpenter’s Halloween became the template for the modern horror film.
  8. On Awards Circuit, Clayton Davis predicts that The Shape of Water could end with a record setting 14 Oscar nominations.
  9. Ismael Olson dives into the topical and satirical lyrics of Cole Porter.
  10. From 4 Random, will Chris Hemsworth return as Thor?
  11. The Flat Circle argues that too much politics is ruining SNL.
  12. From Aesthetics and Politics, Tragic Painting?
  13. What the Well-Dressed Hobbit Will Be Wearing Next Season: A Study in Textiles in Fantasy Settings, courtesy of The Wandering Company
  14. From Matthew Craig Wilson, 10 Movies That Signified A New Phase In A Director’s Filmmaking Style.

Links From This Site

  1. Jeff paid tribute to Dolores O’Riordan.
  2. Erin shared the covers of Fate.
  3. I haven’t been the only one cleaning out the DVR!  Gary’s also been getting in on the action.  Also, be sure to check out Gary’s film noir round-up, his tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, and his review of The Far Country!
  4. Ryan The Trash Film Guru shared reviews of The Palace of Champions, Days of Hate #1, An Exorcism, and Apartment Number Three.  And be sure to check out his weekly reading round-up!
  5. Patrick reviewed Curse of the Witch’s Doll!
  6. Finally, among other things, I shared my picks for the best 26 films of 2017!

Have a great week, everyone!

(Want to compare this week in review to last weeks?  Click here!)

 

3 responses to “Lisa’s Week in Review — 1/15/18 — 1/21/18

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week in Review — 1/22/18 — 1/28/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

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