So, my week was fantastic! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays and this year, Jeff & I celebrated by going to see Casablanca at the Dallas Angelika. Seriously, as good as Casablanca is, it’s even better when seen in a real movie theater. The intrigue, the romance, the grandeur of sacrifice, the beauty of Ingrid Bergman, the rough charisma of Humphrey Bogart, the decadence of Claude Rains, Casablanca remains one of the best movies ever made!
Of course, with it being Valentine’s Day, I also performed my annual Nobody Does It Better/All Time High medley. (Okay, it’s only the 2nd year that I’ve done it but I think it’s going to become an annual tradition.) And then today, because it’s like freezing outside, I spent the day under a bunch of blankets and watching James Bond movies on Netflix!
Here’s what I accomplished this week:
Movies I Watched:
- Barefoot in the Park (1967)
- Before I Fall (2017)
- The Butterfly Effect (2004)
- The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
- The Canyons (2013)
- Casablanca (1943)
- Diamonds are Forever (1971)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
- Futureworld (1976)
- Killer Reputation (2019)
- La La Land (2016)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- No Strings Attached (2011)
- A Soldier’s Story (1984)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Summer of Sam (1999)
- This Is Not A Test (1962)
TV Shows I Watched
- 60 Days In
- The Bachelor 23
- Celebrity Big Brother
- Charlie’s Angels
- Doctor Phil
- Face the Truth
- Ghost Whisperer
- Parking Wars
- Shipping Wars
- Unsolved Mysteries
- The World’s Best
Books I Read
- The Books of Rachel (1979) by Joel Gross
Music To Which I Listened:
- Adi Ulmansky
- Benny Blanco
- Britney Spears
- Calvin Harris
- Carly Simon
- The Chemical Brothers
- Daft Punk
- Dua Lipa
- Katy Perry
- Keisha White
- Rita Coolidge
- Saint Motel
- St. Vincent
- TWIN XL
Links From Last Week
- On her photography site, Erin shared: Bus Station, A Blur of Birds, Black Bird, Clearing, Circle, Dios Is Love, and Something In A Tree.
- On my music site, I shared music from UPSAHL, The Chemical Brothers, Britney Spears, more from Britney Spears, Benny Blanco, Keisha White, and Avicii.
- I wrote about Celebrity Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog.
- Tater Talks Blogging
- Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh’s eyewitness accounts of the incident involving Pittsburgh Post-Gazatte pulisher John Robinson Block
- A&E Shelves Danny Masterson Sexual Assault Episode After Scientology Smear Campaign
- Bruno Ganz: An Appreciation
- Paris Louvre ‘will not show’ world’s most expensive painting amid doubts over authenticity
- Should readers care if novelist Dan Mallory lied about his life story?
- Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct by seven women.
- Former American Idol contestant allegedly ran drug ring.
- Peter Simeti of Alterna Comics was swatted last night.
- The Academy REVERSES itself! All categories at the Oscars will be presented live!
- A campus infected with hostility: A professor says he’s been targeted for being a conservative Jew
- A Witch-Hunt on Instagram
- America’s biggest labor union asks game developers to unionize!
- Bring on the Haters: Dane Cook’s plotting a comeback
- Dave Chappelle says he wants to break a dollhouse over Jussie Smollett’s head
- The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34.
- Jared Leto’s Joker movie has been shelved
Links From the Site
- I shared music videos from Adi Ulmansky, RIVE, TWIN XL, MARINA, Big Time Rush, and Zedd & Katy Perry. I also reviewed Parking Wars, The Fall of the Roman Empire, The Last Days of Pompeii, Quo Vadis, Simon of the Desert, Ivanhoe, Westworld, To Die For, One Potato Two Potato, Before I Fall, The Butterfly Effect, The Butterfly Effect 2, Not of this Earth, This Is Not A Test, Ladybug Ladybug, Like A Country Song, Extremities, I Was A Teenage Serial Killer, The Basketball Diaries, Rescue Dawn, Cobra Verde, Crawlspace, The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, American Boy, The Fountainhead, and A Soldier’s Story.
- Erin profiled artist Jerry Allison, celebrated Valentine’s Day, and wrote about Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown! She shared the following artwork: Sizzling Romances, Thrilling Love, Modern Romances, First Love, Miss Floating Love, Rage of Desire, and Escape to Nowhere!
- Doc wished everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!
- Gary shared a one-hit wonder and reviewed The Loves Of Carmen, Dinner at Eight, and They Shall Not Grow Old!
- Ryan reviewed Off-Season, Starseeds 2, The Scar, and Doom Patrol, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
- Arleigh paid tribute to horror remakes and shared a song from Taeyeon and a song from Red Velvet!
(By the way, allow me to just mention how happy I am that Arleigh’s back!)
As for this upcoming week …. it’s Oscar week! Hopefully, in the days leading up to Sunday’s telecast, I’ll be able to post some Oscar-related things. To be honest, the new year never really starts for me until after the Oscars.
Here’s my hope! I hope that 2019 will be great for me and that, through our own small way here at the TSL, we’ll be able to help make it great for you as well! Thank you everyone for reading and commenting. Let’s make this week a great one, shall we?