For the rest of eternity, this week will be known as my Red Dawn week.
And, oh my God, what a week it was! It’s not just that I came down with a pretty bad cold on Thursday and I’ve spent the past 4 days on curled up on my couch, feeling bitchy and miserable. It’s not just that the Oscar noms were kinda disappointing. It’s also that the news from the rest of the world was so annoying as well. Between the kickoff of the 2020 Presidential campaign, the now temporarily resolved government shutdown and the media screwing up the Covington Catholic story, is it any wonder that I watched the original Red Dawn not once but twice this weekend?
Seriously, I don’t even like violence but, after a week like this one, there’s something cathartic about watching people blow stuff up.
Here’s what else went on this week:
Films I Watched:
- 22 Jump Street (2014)
- The Cutting Edge (1992)
- Diary of a Hitman (1992)
- Essex Boys (2000)
- Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
- Movers & Shakers (1985)
- Narcotics: Pit of Despair (1967)
- The Omega Code (1999)
- One More Time (1970)
- Pretty In Pink (1986)
- Red Dawn (1984)
- Rent: Live! (2019)
- Report to the Commissioner (1975)
- The Ride (1998)
Television Shows I Watched:
- 60 Days In
- Ask the Undertaker
- The Bachelor 23
- Brooklyn 99
- Catholic Answers Live
- Celebrity Big Brother 2
- Celebrity Big Brother After Dark
- Chaplet of St. Michael
- Charlie’s Angels
- Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
- Couples Court With The Cutlers
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- Doctor Phil
- Face the Truth
- Ghost Whisperer
- The Good Place
- Hell’s Kitchen
- Impractical Jokers
- King of the Hill
- Last Man Standing
- Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
- Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
- Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club
- The Magicians
- Many Sides of Jane
- Saved By The Bell
- See No Evil
- Shipping Wars
- Someone You Thought You Knew
- The U.S. Figureskating Championships
- The Wild Goose
Books I Read:
- No Blonde Is An Island (1965) by Carter Brown
- The Passionate (1959) by Carter Brown
Music To Which I Listened:
- Britney Spears
- Computer Magic
- Dua Lipa
- Gwen Stefani
- J Balvin
- JaydenART Music
- Maggie Rogers
- Sleigh Bells
- Terror Jr.
- Vampire Weekend
Links From Last Week:
- Horror Critic has a new look! Stop by and let us know what you think!
- Ryan has a new Patreon site for Four Color Apocalpyse!
- I provided daily recaps of Celebrity Big Brother at the Big Brother Blog!
- On my music site, I shared music from Britney Spears, J Blavin, Jakalope, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, more from Britney, and even more from Britney!
- On her photography site, Erin shared: Playing Field, Church in the Rain, Beware, Green, Through a Green Lens, High Grass, and Burning Sky!
- From Jordan and Eddie: The Oscars Have Lost The Plot
- A look at the adapted screenplays of 1978
- Cult Movie Monday! “Crimes Of Passion!” Kathleen Turner And Anthony Perkins Battle For The Soul!
- From TedBook: Call Rick
- What To Expect At This Year’s Sundance Film Festival
- Why Movie Buyers Keep Betting Wrong at Sundance
- Stan Against Evil TV Series has been cancelled
- Is Vice the Worst Best Picture Nominee Ever?
- Oscars: Are ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Vice’ the Worst Best Picture Nominees Ever?
- Bryan Singer’s Accuses Speak Out
- Bryan Singer Calls New Report A “Homophobic Smear Piece” As Rami Malek Denies Knowledge Of Allegations Before ‘Rhapsody’
- Gawker 2.0 Implodes as Its Only Reporters Quit
- We Go Now Live to Buzzfeed’s Ask Jonah Anything Slack Channel
- Kamala Harris’s Logo Is a Disaster. Here’s Why.
- Photo With Danny Glover Backfires on Miami Pols
- Why Do the Oscars Keep Falling for Racial Reconciliation Fantasies?
- Rachel Riley to get extra security after receiving online threats
- The Media Must Learn From The Botched Covington Catholic Story
- The Covington Controversy Proves Social Media Is Cancerous
- The Covington Fiasco Is a Perfect Example of Why the Founders Distrusted Democracy
- The Abyss of Hate vs. Hate
- None of this matters
- Comedian Patton Oswalt Raises Money for Ailing Trump Supporter He Fought On Twitter
Links From The Site:
- Erin profiled artist Wynne W. Davies and shared the following artwork: Dream, The Nylon Pirates, Angelique in Revolt, Murders in Silk, Why Get Married?, A Road Divided, and The Evil Sleep!
- Gary offered some thoughts on the Oscar nominations and reviewed Our Relations and Way Out West, Buck Benny Rides Again, and Frankenstein Created Woman and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!
- I shared not only my Oscar nominations but also the actual Oscar nominations. I shared music videos from Computer Magic, Starcrawler, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, JaydenArt Music, Dua Lipa, and Terror Jr. I shared the trailer for the new film about Ted Bundy. And I reviewed The Tale, Three Identical Strangers, and Searching!
- Ryan reviewed First Reformed, Found Footage, Bad Friends, and Out of the Nest, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
And this concludes my Red Dawn week!
Stay strong, everyone!