Lisa’s Week In Review: 6/25/18 — 7/1/18

Love you, Canada!

First off, Happy Canada Day!  And happy birthday to TSL contributor, Patrick Smith!

This week, I started my summer job as a writer over at the Big Brother Blog so, for the next few weeks, it’s going to be a struggle for me to balance my duties over there with my writing over here.  That’s not a complaint, of course.  I love the struggle.  If I didn’t, I wouldn’t still be doing all of this.

Anyway, we are halfway through 2018 and I really need to get caught up.  I’ve been taking it easy for the first six months.

Here’s what I accomplished this week:

Movies I Watched

  1. Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975)
  2. Cohen and Tate (1989)
  3. Hidden Agenda (1990)
  4. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
  5. Lisa (1990)
  6. Prom Night (1980)
  7. Scanners (1981)
  8. Shattered (1991)
  9. Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
  10. Terminal Island (1973)
  11. Uncommon (2015)

Television Shows I Watched

  1. The Bachelorette
  2. Big Brother 20
  3. Big Brother After Dark
  4. Degrassi
  5. Ghost Whisperer
  6. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  7. King of the Hill
  8. Night Gallery
  9. The Proposal
  10. Westworld

Books I Read

  1. Famous For 15 Minutes: My Years With Andy Warhol (1988) by Ultra Violet
  2. Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks (2014) by Brad Dukes
  3. Take The Lead (2017) by Alexis Daria

Music to Which I Listened

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adam Rickfors
  3. Adi Ulmansky
  4. Afrojack
  5. Alvin Risk
  6. Amy Winehouse
  7. Arcade Fire
  8. Armin van Buuren
  9. Avicii
  10. Avril Lavigne
  11. Big Data
  12. The Black Keys
  13. Blanck Mass
  14. Bloc Party
  15. Bob Dylan
  16. Britney Spears
  17. Cage the Elephant
  18. Calvin Harris
  19. Cedric Gervais
  20. Carli XCX
  21. The Chemical Brothers
  22. Coldplay
  23. Crud
  24. The Cyrstal Method
  25. Daft Punk
  26. Die Antwoord
  27. Dillon Francis
  28. Drake
  29. Fatboy Slim
  30. Fitz and the Tantrums
  31. Goblin
  32. Icona Pop
  33. Jakalope
  34. Josh Cumbee
  35. Kedr Livanskiy
  36. Kelly Clarkson
  37. Lil Xan
  38. Michael Fredo
  39. Moby
  40. Muse
  41. No Doubt
  42. Panic! at the Disco
  43. The Real Tuesday Weld
  44. Rich White
  45. The Robber Who Robbed The Town
  46. The Rolling Stones
  47. Siouxsie and the Banshees
  48. Skrillex
  49. Sleigh Bells
  50. Steve Ibsen
  51. Taking Back Sunday
  52. t.a.T.u.
  53. Taylor Swift
  54. The Merry Ploughboys
  55. The Ting Tings
  56. Twin Shadow

Links From Last Week:

  1. Books Where The Dog Dies, Rewrittne So The Dog Doesn’t Die
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared a picture of a lake!

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin profiled artist Malvin Singer.
  2. Gary reviewed The Man Who Cheated Himself, Bobbie Jo & The Outlaw, and In The Summertime, along with paying tribute to Olivia De Havilland.
  3. Pantsukudasai56 shared some anime you should be watching!
  4. Ryan reviewed Dark Forest and Troubled Mankind of the Modern South, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  5. Jeff gave us our weekly trailer round-up!
  6. As for me, I didn’t do nearly enough but I’ll make up for that over the next 6 months!

Want to see what I accomplished last week?  Click here!

Have a great week, lovers!




Weekly Trailer Round-Up: Beautiful Boy, Mile 22, Juliet Naked, The Equalizer 2, The House With A Clock In Its Walls, King of Thieves, Assassination Nation, Mandy

Lisa already wrote about the new trailers for The Predator and Zoe.  Here are some of the other trailers that were released last week.

First up, there’s Beautiful Boy.  Based on the memoirs of both David Sheff and his son, Nic, this movie is based on the true story of David’s struggle to understand and deal with his son’s drug addiction.  It stars Oscar nominees Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, and Amy Ryan.  It will be released on October 12th by Amazon Studios, who are hoping that they’ll have the same success with this film that they had with Manchester By The Sea.

And now, to quote the poet Python, for something completely different.  Mile 22 is the latest action film from star Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg.  Mile 22 is due to be released on August 17th.

Also due to be released on August 17th is Juliet, Naked.  This Nick Hornby adaptation is about a rock star (Ethan Hawke) and the couple (Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd) who are obsessed with his music.  We can expect this one to inspire many comparisons to High Fidelity.

On July 20th, Denzel Washington returns as retired CIA assassin Robert McCall in The Equalizer 2.  In the sequel, he’s investigating the death of a friend from the first film.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls is the latest fantasy film to be based on a children’s book.  It looks like a change of pace for director Eli Roth, if not star Jack Black, and is set to be released on September 21st.

Also based on a young adult novel is The Hate U Give.  Amanda Stenberg plays Starr, a young African-American woman who finds herself at the center of protest and controversy after she witnesses the fatal police shooting of her best friend.  The Hate U Give will be released on October 19th.

King of Thieves is the latest film from The Theory of Everything‘s director, James Marsh.  Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, and Ray Winstone are over-the-hill thieves.  (Didn’t Caine already do this in Going In Style?)  This British film does not yet have an American release date.

In Assassination Nation, the citizens of suburbia become outraged and violent when a data hack leads to all of their darkest secrets being exposed.  (This would never have happened if they had just taken part in the Annual Purge like they were supposed to.)  Assassination Nation will be released on September 21st.

Finally, in Mandy, Nicolas Cage plays a man who seeks revenge on the cultists and demons that killed the woman he loved.  Mandy will be released on September 14th.

4 Shots From 4 Films: Happy 102nd Birthday Olivia de Havilland

4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking. Hollywood royalty Olivia de Havilland is alive & well, and celebrating her 102nd birthday today! In her honor, here are 4 shots from the films of Olivia de Havilland:

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; D: Michael Curtiz)

Gone With The Wind (1939; D: Victor Fleming)

The Snake Pit (1948; D: Anatole Litvak)

Lady in a Cage (1964; D: Walter Grauman)