Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/13/18 — 8/19/18

Dance, Shark, dance!

This was a great week!  How could it not be?  It was SyFy Shark Week, after all!

Plus, I’m currently getting things ready for October.  The site’s annual horrorthon is going to be the best yet!

Movies I Watched:

  1. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
  2. 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)
  3. 5-Headed Shark Attack (2017)
  4. 6-Headed Shark Attack (2018)
  5. Bait (2012)
  6. Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
  7. Breaking the Press (2010)
  8. Dam Sharks (2016)
  9. Frenzy (2018)
  10. Ghost Shark (2013)
  11. I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957)
  12. Ice Sharks (2016)
  13. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (2018)
  14. Malibu Shark Attack (2009)
  15. Megalodon (2018)
  16. The Miracle Season (2018)
  17. My Little Girl Is Gone (2018)
  18. Nightmare Shark (2018)
  19. Open Water (2004)
  20. Open Water 2: Adrift (2007)
  21. Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)
  22. Proud Mary (2018)
  23. A Quiet Place (2018)
  24. Ready Player One (2018)
  25. Roboshark (2015)
  26. Santa Jaws (2018)
  27. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016)
  28. Sharknado (2013)
  29. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
  30. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
  31. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)
  32. Sharktopus (2010)
  33. Shartopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
  34. Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015)
  35. Swamp Shark (2011)
  36. Toxic Shark (2017)
  37. Zombie Shark (2015)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bachelor in Paradise
  2. Bar Rescue
  3. Better Call Saul
  4. Big Brother 20
  5. Evil Lives Here
  6. Fear The Walking Dead
  7. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  8. King of the Hill
  9. Parking Wars
  10. Talking Dead

Books I Read:

  1. The Dead Man’s Kiss (1992) by Robert Weinberg
  2. Van Gogh and Music: A Symphony In Blue and Yellow (2018) by Natashca Veldhorst, translated by Diane Webb
  3. You’re On An Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir (2018) by Parker Posey

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Amy Shark
  2. Big Data
  3. Camila Cabello
  4. Carlos Rivera
  5. Coldplay
  6. Deadmau5
  7. Deftones
  8. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  9. Imogen Heap
  10. Jake Bugg
  11. The Killers
  12. Lindsey Stirling
  13. Marta Sanchez
  14. Matthew Dear
  15. Moby
  16. Muse
  17. Neon Indian
  18. OneRepublic
  19. Tiesto
  20. The Ting Tings
  21. Victoria Beckham

Links From Last Week:

  1. On her photography site, my sister shared: The Alley Is Still There, A Piece of Something, Bricks, More Bricks, Cement, Withering, and Water Hose!
  2. On my music site, I shared songs from Victoria Beckham, Muse, Deadmau5, Marta Sanchez, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Lindsey Stirling, and Tiesto!
  3. Inside the Left-Wing Harassment Campaign Against Lesbian Batwoman
  4. Journalists Need To Stop Playing Themselves In Movies
  5. Ethan Hawke Gets Candid on Fame, Filmmaking and What He Learned From ‘Reality Bites’
  6. James Gunn Meets With Disney, Told He Will Remain Fired and Not Return for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’
  7. Kevin Spacey’s Billionaire’s Boys Club Earns An Abysmal $126 On Opening Day
  8. Johnny Depp! Nazi Clowns! Sgt. Pepper! Three “What Were They Thinking” Movies!
  9. Interview with Greg Fallon from Close Calls, 10.31 and The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale
  10. Bruce Campbell will be back as Ash in Evil Dead video game

We love you, Roboshark!

Links From The Site:

  1. Case Wright reviewed Netflix’s How It Ends!
  2. Erin shared the Salacious Covers of Inside Detective and shared covers from an unknown artist, Jack Faragasso, Howie Forsberg, Frank Vaughn, Enoch Bolles, Frank R. Paul, and another unknown artist!
  3. Jeff paid tribute to Aretha Franklin and shared music videos from Aretha, Metallica, and Journey!  He also shared this week’s trailer round-up!
  4. Ryan reviewed Grip and How To Be Alive and shared his weekly reading round-up!
  5. I shared music videos from LL Cool J, Deftones, and Amy Shark.  I also reviewed Megalodon, Santa Jaws, Frenzy, Nightmare Shark, My Little Girl Is Gone, and 6-Headed Shark Attack!

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

Have a great week everyone!

Let’s Talk About 6-Headed Shark Attack (dir by Mark Atkins)

Right now, we’re in the middle of SyFy’s Sharknado week. On Sunday night, SyFy will premiering what they say is going to be The Last Sharknado. In the days leading up to that moment, they’ve been reshowing all of their classic shark films and premiering a new shark film each night!

Saturday night’s premiere was 6-Headed Shark Attack!

“Oh, Hell yeah!” I shouted when I first saw the title of this movie.  So much attention has been paid to The Asylum’s Sharknado franchise that people tend to overlook that the Asylum has another equally entertaining franchise, the multi-headed shark franchise.

Starting with 2-Headed Shark Attack in 2012, the Asylum has steadily been increasing the number of heads on its sharks.  Indeed, one of the pleasures of these multi-headed shark films has been trying to guess just how exactly all of those shark heads would fit on just one shark body.  With last year’s 5-Headed Shark Attack, we ended up with a shark who had four heads at the front and, rather awkwardly, one head on its tail.  The shark in 6-Headed Shark Attack is shaped by like a starfish and is perhaps the most impressive multi-headed shark yet.

What was it that made the 6-headed shark so impressive?  Well, have you ever seen a shark crawl out of the ocean and chase someone across a beach?  Watch 6-Headed Shark Attack and you will!  By using two of its heads as legs, the shark could move pretty quickly across sand.  As a result, the timeless advice of “Don’t go in the water” isn’t going to help you out when it comes to the 6-headed shark!

Another great thing about the 6-headed shark is that it had super healing powers!  For instance, if it lost one head, another head would eventually pop up in its place.  In perhaps one of the greatest scenes ever to be found in an Asylum shark film, the 6-headed shark actually ripped off one of its own heads and threw it at someone!  Not even Jaws could do that!

Whereas previous multi-headed shark films pretty much ignored the question of just how a shark ended up with multiple heads, 6-Headed Shark Attack actually does provide a bit of an origin for its title character.  It was created as the result of a military research lab that was located on a remote island.  The lab has long since been abandoned but the 6-headed shark is still out there.  Unfortunately, the island is currently being used for couples therapy, which is being led by Will (Brandon Auret).  Even once the 6-headed shark shows up, Will remains determined to bring everyone together and help them achieve their full potential.  There’s something oddly touching about Will’s effort to do his job, even when there’s a shark throwing one of its heads at his clients.

I liked 6-Headed Shark Attack.  This is one of those films that works because it delivers exactly what it promised.  The title declares that we’re going to get a 6-Headed Shark Attack and that’s what we get!  If you can’t enjoy the sight of a shark with 6 heads chasing people across the beach, I worry about you.

Weekly Trailer Round-Up: Roma, Green Book, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, Widows, Killer Kate

In 2014, Alfonso Cuaron made history win he became the first Mexican filmmaker to win the Academy Award for Best Director, for his work on Gravity.  This year, Cuaron is back with Roma, a 135-minute film about a middle class family living in Mexico City in the 1970s.  Roma will be released on December 14th and its trailer leads off this week’s trailer round-up.

Directed by Peter Farrelly, Green Book, is based on the true story of Jamaican pianist Don Shirley’s tour of the deep south.  Serving as his chauffeur and bodyguard was a New York bouncer named Tony Lip.  Shirley is played by Mahershala Ali while Viggo Mortensen play the role of Lip.  (The real Tony Lip later became an actor and played Carmine Lupertazzi in The Sopranos).  Green Book will be released on November 21st.

Judging from the trailer, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn appears to be a typical heist comedy, enlivened by the presence of Aubrey Plaza.  Prepare to spend an evening with Beverly when this film is released on October 19th.

Based on a BBC miniseries and featuring a killer cast, Steve McQueen’s Widows is one of the most anticipated movies of the fall.  Widows will be in theaters on November 16th.

Finally, Killer Kate will be released on October 26th, just in time for Halloween.

Music Video of the Day: Any Way You Want It by Journey (1980, directed by ????)

I’ve recently been reading Noel Monk’s memoir about managing Van Halen during the early years of their career, Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen.  

Among the many revealing stories in the book is one about an incident that happened when Van Halen was touring with Journey.  Monk went backstage and discovered that David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen had gotten into a food fight.  Eddie threw a bowl of peanuts at Dave.  Dave threw guacamole at Eddie but he missed his target and, instead, ended up hitting the lead singer of Journey, Steve Perry.  Monk says that he found Perry in his dressing room, softly crying and trying to get the guacamole off of his leather jacket.  Monk compared Dave and Eddie to “heartless mean children,” picking on the smart kid in the middle school cafeteria.

Steve Perry deserved better.

(He deserved better than the Separate Ways video, too.)

Today’s music video, Journey’s party anthem Any Way You Want It, was selected in honor of Steve Perry.

Ever since I first saw Caddyshack (not to mention the episode of The Simpsons were Rodney Dangerfield played Mr. Burns’ son), Any Way You Want It has always been my favorite Journey song.  The video is also Journey at its best, simple, without pretension, and rocking!