Lisa’s Week In Review — 1/28/19 — 2/3/19

Rest in peace, Dick Miller.

Movies I Watched

  1. 12 Angry Men (1997)
  2. Bucket of Blood (1959)
  3. Deadly Excursion (2019)
  4. Death of a Cheerleader (2019)
  5. The Fountainhead (1949)
  6. Groundhog Day (1993)
  7. He’s Out There (2018)
  8. Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
  9. Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001)
  10. Peppermint (2018)
  11. That Championship Season (1983)
  12. To Die For (1995)
  13. Westworld (1973)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 20/20
  2. 60 Days In
  3. The Bachelor 23
  4. The Bold and the Beautiful
  5. Brooklyn 99
  6. Celebrity Big Brother
  7. Charlie’s Angels
  8. Doctor Phil
  9. Dynasty
  10. Face The Truth
  11. Ghost Whisperer
  12. Hell’s Kitchen
  13. Home Alone
  14. King of the Hill
  15. Kitten Bowl
  16. The Magicians
  17. Parking Wars
  18. Rica Famosa Latina
  19. Shipping Wars
  20. Super Bowl LIII
  21. The World’s Best

Books I Read:

  1. The City of Fallen Angels (2006) by John Berendt
  2. Death and the Dolce Vita (2011) by Stephen Gundle
  3. The Monster of Florence (2009) by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Armin van Buuren
  2. Ashlee Simpson
  3. Avril Lavigne
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Camila Cabello
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. Coldplay
  8. Daft Punk
  9. Dua Lipa
  10. Fiona Apple
  11. Gwen Stefani
  12. Hardwell
  13. Hilary Duff
  14. Icona Pop
  15. Jake Bugg
  16. Rednex
  17. Ritual
  18. Rosalia
  19. Saint Motel
  20. Saro
  21. Selena Gomez
  22. Tiesto
  23. Tove Styrke
  24. twenty one pilots
  25. Zedd

Links From Last Week:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared Free, All the Cars, One Bush, Slow Day, Noon, and It May Rain.
  2. I continued to recap Celebrity Big Brother over at the Big Brother Blog!
  3. I defended voting third party over at the SyFyDesigns.
  4. On my music site, I shared songs from Hardwell, Tiesto, Ashlee Simpson, Armin van Buuren, Avril Lavigne, Camila Cabello, and Zedd.
  5. Are the Oscars Ashamed To Be The Oscars?
  6. Jennifer Hudson Will Sing As The Academy Relents On Two Songs
  7. I Will Talk to You of Dick Miller, for there is nothing else to talk about
  8. How a Twitter Mob Derailed an Immigrant Female Author’s Budding Career
  9. From the Lonely Author: cemetery of lovers past
  10. From Highly Educated Trash: Mom
  11. The Criterion Collection Announces Official Launch of FilmStruck Replacement, The Criterion Channel
  12. “Black Panther” Will Return To The Big Screen For Free In Celebration Of Black History Month
  13. Do You Still Have A Job At Buzzfeed?
  14. How Laid Off Are You?
  15. Adam McKay on the Veracity of Vice
  16. Bryan Singer to Make $40 Million off of Bohemian Rhapsody
  17. Rashida Tlaib’s Ties To Anti-Semitism Run Deeper Than Previously Known
  18. Terry Crews is calling out celebrities for mocking his alleged assault
  19. Ben Affleck Will Not Direct The Batman
  20. Lindsay Vonn Retiring From Skiing Due To Injuries

Links From The Site:

  1. We shared a lot of Super Bowl trailers: Toy Story 4, Alita: Battle Angel, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Hanna, Our Planet, The Twilight Zone, Game of Thrones, Hobbs and Shaw, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, The Handmaid’s Tale, Wonder Park, and Us!
  2. Erin shared the following artwork: Kept Sisters, Complete Detective, Dime Detective Magazine, The Love Toy, Johnny Staccato, The Damned and the Innocent, and The VIP.
  3. Gary reviewed Stan & Ollie and Caged, along with paying tribute to Dick Miller and to football players who turned to acting!
  4. Jeff reviewed PS4’s Spider-Man and shared his Super Bowl predictions!
  5. Leonard shared the trailer for Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw!
  6. Ryan reviewed In Christ There Is No East or West, John Dear, The Cartoonist, Rat Tactics, and High Level, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  7. I reviewed Moon, The Ride, and Peppermint!  I shared music videos from Saro, Ritual, twenty one pilots, Hilary Duff, Ray Charles, The Chemical Brothers, and Rednex!  I shared the trailer for The Isle.  I shared my way too early Oscar predictions for next year. I paid tribute to Dick Miller, Bill Murray, and painters everywhere!

(Check out last week’s in review by clicking here!)

So, the football’s over now, right?

6 Super Bowl Commercials that Lisa Won’t Forget

So, I’m sitting here like I do every year and I’m trying to pick my favorite Super Bowl ads.  (After all, the commercials are the only reason that I ever watch the Super Bowl.)  And I have to say that I’m having some difficulty doing it this year because, for the most part, all of the commercials were hella forgettable.  There were a few good ones and a few bad ones but the majority of them were just kind of there.

The bad ones, of course, were easy to spot.  There was that creepy Robochild who I guess is supposed to convince you to get your taxes done or something.  The first Google ad — the one about people using Google translate to discover how to say “I love you” — was a bit too desperate to convince us that Google is a force of good as opposed to evil.  (As long as I can always use it to check the weather, I really don’t care what Google does in its spare time.)  I might have liked the Steve Carell Pepsi ads if they had been for Coke instead.  You have to understand that, down south where I live, we kind of find Pepsi to be offensive.

To be honest, the best ads were the movie trailers but I just spent about 5 hours posting all 16 of those to the site.  Here are 6 other commercials that, regardless of whether I liked them or even found them to be effective, I won’t forget.

1.  Every Super Bowl, I look forward to the new M&M’s commercial.  This year’s was as cute as always and Christina Applegate did a good job selling the frustration.

2. I didn’t necessarily like this Audi commercial but it did spark an interesting theological debate between me and my sister about whether or not anyone would really need a car in Heaven.  Eventually, we concluded that the guy was actually in Purgatory, or at least he was until his life was saved.  It bothers me that, at the end of the commercial, that guy has a half-digested cashew somewhere on his desk.

3. I preferred the robots from this Michelob commercials to the Robo Child.

4. I’m not really sure what’s supposed to be going on in these commercials for Turkish Airlines.  I’m assuming that this is meant to be appeal to international assassins.

5. I did like this Olay commercial, mostly because of the horror angle.

6. And finally, there’s this commercial, which starts out as a Bud Light commercial but then quickly becomes something else.  I know I already shared this earlier tonight but seriously, this was so obviously the winner of the Super Bowl commercial sweepstakes that I simply have to show it again!


cracked rear viewer

It wasn’t pretty. Defense dominated the game, but a late scoring drive by Tom Brady led to a Sony Michel touchdown, and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. It was the Pats’ sixth Super Bowl victory, tying them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most championships in the Super Bowl era. Say what you want about it, but this native New Englander remembers when they flat-out sucked, making all this winning soooo much sweeter!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Sony Michel #26 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Neither team could get anything going on offense, as the Rams’ #2 ranked defense and the Pats’ #4 ranked defense hit hard. Stephen Gostkowski nailed a 42 yard field…

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Here’s The Super Bowl Teaser for Toy Story 4!

Right after the game ended, PIXAR snuck in this little teaser for Toy Story 4.  I have to admit that I nearly changed the channel and missed it.  I’m glad I didn’t!

Anyway, it looks like Buzz is still getting into trouble and Woody is still trying to hold it all together.  To be honest, I thought Toy Story 3 ended the series on a perfect note so I’ll be curious to see what they do with Toy Story 4.  But you know what?  It’s PIXAR and it’s Toy Story so I have faith!

Here’s The Super Bowl Spot For Alita: Battle Angel!

This Super Bowl spot from Alita: Battle Angel aired earlier in the game and I somehow missed it.  (I was probably talking about that Game Of Thrones/Bud Light ad.)  So, here it is now!

This film was produced and written by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez.  According to this spot, if you don’t see this film in a theater, the world will end and it’ll be all your fault.  So, I guess you better make the time.

Here’s the spot:

Here Are The Other Super Bowl Teasers For Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark!

That commercial with the exploding zit wasn’t the only Super Bowl teaser for Guillermo Del Toros’ Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.  There was also this:

And this:

And, of course, this:


Here’s The Super Bowl Teaser For Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark!


This film, from Guillermo Del Toro, will be coming out this summer and I can’t wait!  There’s nothing like terrifying, mind-bending horror to liven up the summer months.

Seriously, I totally screamed when I saw this.

Here’s The Super Bowl Spot for Hanna!

Hanna was my favorite film of 2011 so I’m really hoping that the Amazon Prime adaptation does it justice.  Here’s the Super Bowl spot which, if nothing else, is far more exciting than the game that is currently being played in Atlanta.

Hanna will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers, right after the game ends.

Here’s The Super Bowl Spot for Our Planet!

This might be nice!

Our Planet is a new Netflix series where Sir David Attenbourgh explores never-before-seen habitats.  I always get a little bit worried about nature documentaries because they always seem to lead up to a bunch of tigers eating a gazelle but, judging from this Super Bowl spot, it looks like the show features some really impressive footage.

Plus, I can’t resist anything that feature animals looking quizzically at a camera.

Here’s the Super Bowl spot for Our Planet!

Here’s The Super Bowl Teaser for Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone!

Did you know there’s a new Twilight Zone coming out?

Yes, again.

There’s actually been quite a few Twilight Zone revivals but this latest one involves Jordan Peele, who is a certified superfan of the show.  I mean, Get Out basically was a feature length Twilight Zone episode and Us was apparently inspired by the show.

Plus, the new Twilight Zone is going to be online which, in theory, means a bit less censorship.  That’s always a good thing.

Here’s the Super Bowl spot for Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone!