Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/19/19 — 8/25/19


“Happy Halloween!”

I started out this week with a lot of energy but it quickly vanished halfway through Tuesday.  I think it’s probably because of the heat.  But fear not!  The horrid Summer season is almost over and soon, it’ll be time for the October Horrorthon!

Here’s what little I did this week.

Films I Watched:

  1. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
  2. Basic Instinct (1992)
  3. The General (1926)
  4. How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965)
  5. Long Shot (2019)
  6. Rivals (1972)
  7. Sherlock, Jr (1924)
  8. Susan Slade (1961)
  9. Under the Silver Lake (2019)
  10. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days in Narcoland
  2. Bachelor in Paradise
  3. BH90210
  4. Big Brother 21
  5. The Bold and the Beautiful
  6. Dance Moms
  7. General Hospital
  8. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  9. The Office
  10. Saved By The Bell
  11. So You Think You Can Dance
  12. The Terror: Infamy
  13. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. Best.  Move.  Year.  Ever. (2019) by Ben Rafferty
  2. Star Spangled Scandal (2019) by Chris DeRose

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Beabodoobee
  3. Bikini Kill
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
  6. Carly Rae Jepsen
  7. Chloe MK
  8. Chromatics
  9. Coldplay
  10. Elvis Presley
  11. Fitz and the Tantrums
  12. Gabrielle Alpin
  13. Gwen Stefani
  14. Joywave
  15. JP Cooper
  16. Lana Del Rey
  17. Maude LaTour
  18. Michael Spaulding
  19. Moby
  20. Neon Indian
  21. Penny Police
  22. Rich White
  23. The Rolling Stones
  24. Saint Motel
  25. Taylor Swift

Links From Last Week:

  1. Ryan The Trashfilm Guru has a patreon that you should consider subscribing to!
  2. On Pop Politics, Jeff wrote about planning a vacation in a time of uncertainty, why The Single Guy was better than Caroline in the City, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, Jay Inslee, Seth Moulton, and Joe Walsh!
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared: Red Car, The Girl With The Magic Camera, Looking At The Trees, Looking Up In Black and White, Administration Building, Abandoned House, and Spring Creek in Black-and-White!
  4. I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  5. On SyFy Designs, I observed Dorothy Parker’s birthday and wrote about the new Socialist monopoly game!
  6. On my music site, I shared songs from Adi Ulmansky, Gabrielle Alpin & JP Cooper, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chloe MK, Penny PoliceJoywave, and Avril Lavigne.
  7. Breaking: Spider-Man Out of the MCU: Marvel, Sony Can’t Reach Deal
  8. Name of next James Bond film revealed – No Time To Die
  9. Apparently, Everyone Just Forgot about the Allegations against Mark Halperin
  10. Five Years Later, It’s Time To Admit We Overreacted About Apple Putting A Free U2 Album On Our Phones
  11. The “Queen Of Artsploitation” Christina Lindberg Speaks! Great New Interview And Look At Her Career!
  12. It’s A Dancing Show: Sean Spicer danced for Trump’s amusement, now let him dance for ours

Links From The Site:

  1. Care reviewed Ready or Not!
  2. Erin profiled Bruce Minney and shared The Office Game, She Tried To Be Good, Man Hunt, The Exotic Affair, Welcome the Wicked, She Who Strays…., and Journey into Ecstacy!
  3. Gary reviewed Treasure Island and the Baron of Arizona!
  4. I reviewed Susan Slade and shared the poster art for Black Widow and music videos from Penny Police, Maude LaTour, Chloe MK, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, Michael Spaulding, Beabadoobee, and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard!
  5. Ryan reviewed Sniper Corpse, No Title, and I Totally Know What You Did Last Summer!

Want to see what I did last week?  Click here!

Here’s The Poster For Black Widow!

Usually, I only share trailers but I simply had to share the first official movie poster for the MCU’s Black Widow, which will be coming out in May of 2020.

Seriously, this is so kickass!

Now, before you read any further, I guess I should say that I’m about share a spoiler from Avengers: Endgame.  I think everyone in the world has seen that movie by now and, if you haven’t, you probably don’t care about the MCU or any of that other stuff.  But still, just in case, consider this to be your SPOILER WARNING:

I really liked Avengers: Endgame but I do have to admit that it really pissed me off that they killed off Natasha.  Storywise, there was no reason to kill off Natasha.  If anyone in that scene needed to redeem themselves by sacrificing their life for the greater good, it was Clint!  After all, Clint’s the one who spent the past few years going around the world and killing anyone who he felt didn’t deserve to still be alive.  (And yes, Clint killed a drug lord at the start of the film and drug lords are evil but he also killed everyone who worked for the drug lord and some of those people were probably decent people who were doing what they had to do to survive or provide for their families.)  The whole movie felt like it was set up for Clint to finally prove he deserved to be an Avenger by sacrificing his life.  Instead, they killed off Natasha and it just felt totally wrong.

(It also felt rather cynical.  Of course, they couldn’t kill Clint.  They needed Jeremy Renner around to appear in the show about Hawkeye’s daughter that’s going to be on the new Disney streaming service.)

As the first woman to be prominently featured in multiple MCU films, Natasha was always my favorite Avenger and killing her off before she even got to star in her own movie just felt totally wrong to me.  (The fact that Brie Larson’s dull Captain Marvel got her own showcase before the Black Widow will always bug me.)  Still, I did take some solace from the fact that, even after Natasha’s death, there was still a Black Widow movie scheduled to come out and Scarlett Johansson would be starring in it.

Of course, then I found out that the Black Widow film is a prequel and it also sounds like the film’s ultimate goal might be to introduce Florence Pugh as the new Black Widow.  Don’t get me wrong.  Florence Pugh is one of the best actresses around but still, Scarlett Johansson will always be the Black Widow to me and the character’s pointless death will always bother me.  So, up until a few minutes ago, I was not quite as enthusiastic about seeing the Black Widow film as you might normally expect me to be.

But, seriously, this poster is freaking perfect.  It’s everything you would want a poster for a Black Widow stand alone film to be.  I hope the movie itself lives up to fierceness in Natasha’s eyes.

I guess I’ll find out in May!