What a week. We lost two cultural icons, the director John Singleton and the actor, Peter Mayhew. I have to say that I was surprised and kind of touched to discover that, after starring in one of the most successful films of all time, Peter Mayhew ended up settling down in Boyd, Texas. I’ve driven through Boyd, it’s a nice little town and, from what I’ve heard, Peter Mayhew was a nice man.
On a happier note, Happy Cinco De Mayo, everyone! And, on a purely personal note, I feel like I’m back. After spending last month struggling to get anything written, I feel like I have finally woken up and I’m ready to enjoy the rest of the year! That’s the power of Avengers: Endgame, I suppose.
Have a great week everyone! Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week:
Films I Watched:
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- Boyz N The Hood (1991)
- The Catcher Was A Spy (2018)
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)
- The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
- Mac and Me (1988)
- A Mother On The Edge (2019)
- Psycho Stripper (2019)
- The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
- Zombi 2 (1979)
Television Shows I Watched:
- The Amazing Race 31
- American Justice
- Fixer Uppers
- Game of Thrones
- It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
- King of the Hill
- Miss USA 2019
- Survivor 38
Books I Read:
- A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself (2019) by William Boyle
Music To Which I Listened:
- Adi Ulmansky
- Ali Okapov
- Ari Goldwag
- Benny Friedman
- Big Data
- Bob Dylan
- The Chemical Brothers
- The Coathangers
- Fitz and the Tantrums
- Katy Perry
- Kedr Livanskiy
- na Casaidigh
- Natasza Urbańska
- Niway Damtie
- Отава Ё
- Paul White
- The Rumjacks
- Saint Motel
- Yasmin Levy
Links From Last Week:
- John Singleton dies at 51.
- Peter Mayhew, Star Wars Actor and Naturalized Texan, dies at 74.
- Sorry, Fans: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Not Score Major Oscars
- In Conversation: Anjelica Huston
- Sorry, Bernie Sanders, but Disney Doesn’t Have To Apologize for Making $1.3 Billion with Avengers: Endgame
- Comically surreal: how Dali’s film with Marx brothers came to life
- How Thin-Skinned Celebrities Benefit From A Sympathetic Entertainment News Media
- Over on Reality TV Chat, I reviewed the latest episodes of Survivor and The Amazing Race!
- On my music site, I shared songs from Skrillex, Paul White, Katy Perry, Moby, more from Moby, even more from Moby, and War.
- On her photography site, Erin shared Courthouse, A Nice Street, Antique Cameras, Waterfall in Black and White, Pathway, Turtle, and Hawkeye Camera!
Links From The Site:
- Case bravely reviewed the 6th episodes of the 2nd season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!
- Erin shared the covers of Two-Fisted Detective and the following artwork: Future Science Fiction, The Blue-Haired Bombshell, Fate, My Mistress, My Death, Dressed to Kill, Circle of Desire, and Cinco De Mayo!
- Gary reviewed Angel and the Badman and Blood and Black Lace, along with honoring John Llewellyn Moxey.
- Ryan reviewed Credo, The Elements of Rough Volume 2, Two Stories, Is This How You See Me, and Doom Patrol, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up.
- I shared music videos from The Coathangers, Moby, Marshmello, OneRepublic, Fitz and the Tantrums, more from Moby, and even more from Moby. I also paid tribute to Wes Anderson, Audrey Hepburn, and Cinco De Mayo. Finally, I reviewed Avengers: Endgame, The Curse of La Llorona, A Dog’s Way Home, The Catcher Was A Spy, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile!
Have a great week everyone!