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Game of Thrones ends and Cannes 2019 begins!
What a week!
Movies I Watched:
- Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
- Escape Room (2019)
- Glass (2019)
- Hamlet (2000)
- My Mother’s Killer Boyfriend (2019)
- My Name is Julia Ross (1945)
- O.G. (2019)
- Polytechnique (2009)
Television Shows I Watched:
- American Idol
- The Bachelorette
- Bar Rescue
- The Big Bang Theory
- Couples Court with the Cutlers
- Dr. Phil
- Face the Truth
- Game of Thrones
- Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
- Paradise Hotel
- Shipping Wars
- Survivor 38
- The Talk
- Young Sheldon
Books I Read:
- Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life (2019), foreword and introduction by Max Hollein
- The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Industry (2005) by Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne
- The Trial of Lizzie Borden (2019) by Cara Robertson
Music To Which I Listened:
- Adi Ulmansky
- Ari Goldwag
- Big Data
- The Black Keys
- Britney Spears
- The Chemical Brothers
- Fiona Apple
- Jake Bugg
- Kylie Minogue
- Lenny Kravitz
- Saint Motel
- She & Him
- Spice Girls
- Talking Heads
Links from Last Week:
- I hosted #ILikeToWatch on twitter. Here’s the playlist that I put together for the big event!
- I reviewed the finale of Survivor for the Reality TV Chat Blog!
- On my music site, I shared songs from Berlin, Louis Armstrong, Bastille, Haim, Spice Girls, Fiona Apple, and Talking Heads.
- On her photography site, Erin shared Noon, Tree, Ducks, Top of the World, Look Up, Library Fountain, and Library!
- ITV axes The Jeremy Kyle Show following death of participant
- ‘That show has ruined my life’: Jeremy Kyle guest speaks out
- Stan Lee’s Former Business Manager Charged With Elder Abuse Against Late Icon
- Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros.
Links From The Site:
- I shared a music videos from Kylie Minogue, Ari Goldwag, ADI, Spice Girls, The Black Keys, Lenny Kravitz, and She & Him. I paid tribute to Doris Day. I reviewed A Mother on the Edge, Hamlet, and Homekilling Queen. I shared trailers for Westworld, The Dead Don’t Die, and Daughter of the Wolf. I wrote about the first Oscar ceremony and I paid tribute to Terrence Malick.
- Erin shared the following artwork: Hundred Dollar Girl, The Bastard of Orleans, House of Fury, A Killer Among Us, Amazing Stories, The Girl, The Gold Watch, & Everything, and Death Watch! She also took a look at the covers of the Spider and reviewed Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown!
- Gary paid tribute to Doris Day and Tim Conway, shared a clip of Tim Conway making Harvey Korman laugh, and wrote about National Classic Movie Day!
- Ryan reviewed an episode of Doom Patrol and another episode of Doom Patrol, Professors Mrs. Miniver, Filthy, and Masquerade! He also shared his weekly reading round-up!
Tonight, right before the start of the Game of Thrones series finale, HBO aired the following teaser trailer for season 3 of Westworld and oh my God …. I can’t wait until 2020!
I know that some people hated season 2 of Westworld. I thought it was great but, regardless, it looks like season 3 is going to be a lot different. I guess that’s to be expected. We’re out of the park now. Welcome to Los Angeles.
Anyway, I can’t wait to see what season 3 has in store for us. The teaser seems to promise either brilliance or disaster and there’s something exciting about not knowing which one we’re going to get.
We’ll find out next year!
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.
To be honest, it’s always a good day to do 4 shots from 4 Terrence Malick films but today’s specific inspiration was the acclaim that has greeted Malick’s latest film, A Hidden Life, at Cannes. Critics are saying that A Hidden Life marks Malick’s “return to greatness.”
Personally, I don’t think Malick had to return because he never left. Even his more uneven works all have moments of greatness and visual beauty. These four shots below come from four of Malick’s films that weren’t quite as acclaimed as Days of Heaven or Tree of Life. These are four films that were not nominated for best picture. They received mixed reviews. However, regardless of what the critics may have said at the time of their release, there’s a beauty to all four of them and, watching them today, it’s hard not to feel that their statue will grow as time goes on. All four of them reveal an artist unlike any other. All of four of them remind us that Terrence Malick is an important and vibrant cinematic force.
As of right now, I am greatly looking forward to seeing A Hidden Life. Until that film gets released over here in the U.S., here are….
4 Shots From 4 Terrence Malick Films
As fate would have it, four lengthy collections of old-school underground comics that I’d been slowly but surely working my way through all made it from my “to be read” stack to my “finished” stack (okay, my bookcase) this week, and so, while each of these probably deserves a full-length review of its own, I can’t pass up on the opportunity afforded by fate/coincidence to make a Weekly Reading Round-Up column out of ’em. Note that these are all published by Fantagraphics Books, two under the auspices of their standard imprint, hereafter referred to as FB, and two coming our way courtesy of their “micro-press” Fantagraphics Underground label, hereafter referred to as FU.
Ink & Anguish : A Jay Lynch Anthology (FB) is an exhaustive collection of the late, pioneering cartoonist’s work that showcases the more “cartoony” side of underground cartooning, although there’s still plenty on offer here that’s well…
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