Lisa’s Week In Review: 9/9/19 — 9/15/19

October’s almost here!  Hopefully, all of our readers survived Friday the 13th so you’ll be able to join us for the annual Halloween horrorthon!  We’ve got a lot planned and I think you guys are going to love it!

Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to last week:

Films That I Watched:

  1. Boy of the Streets (1937)
  2. Diamonds are Forever (1971)
  3. Easy Rider (1969)
  4. The Good Loser (1953)
  5. The Griper (1954)
  6. Friday the 13th (1980)
  7. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  8. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
  9. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  10. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
  11. The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)
  12. Hotel Mumbai (2019)
  13. Let Us Live! (1939)
  14. Live and Let Die (1973)
  15. The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
  16. My Evil Stepdad (2019)
  17. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  18. Responsibility (1953)
  19. This Isn’t Funny (2015)
  20. Tolkien (2019)
  21. The Trouble Maker (1959)
  22. Unplanned (2019)
  23. What About School Spirit? (1958)

Television Shows That I Watched:

  1. 60 Days in Narcoland
  2. Bachelor in Paradise
  3. Big Brother 21
  4. The Bold and the Beautiful
  5. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  6. Dance Moms
  7. Days of Our Lives
  8. Degrassi High
  9. Fear The Walking Dead
  10. General Hospital
  11. Judge Jerry
  12. The Kelly Clarkson Show
  13. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  14. Saved By The Bell
  15. So You Think You Can Dance
  16. True Crime Files
  17. The Young and the Restless

Books That I Read:

  1. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement (2019) by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
  2. Why Meadow Died (2019) by Andrew Pollack and Max Eden

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Ace Buchannon
  2. Afrojack
  3. Anna Ternheim
  4. Armin van Buuren
  5. Big Data
  6. Blondie
  7. Cage the Elephant
  8. Camila Cabello
  9. Chastity
  10. The Chemical Brothers
  11. The Crystal Method
  12. David Hasselhoff
  13. deadmau5
  14. DJ Snake
  15. Elliphant
  16. Glowline
  17. Goblin
  18. Hana Vu
  19. Imagine Dragons
  20. Jenny Hval
  21. Joywave
  22. Kedr Livanskiy
  23. Kelly Clarkson
  24. The Killers
  25. M4SONIC
  26. M83
  27. Saint Motel
  28. Talking Heads
  29. The Ting Tings
  30. UPSAHL
  31. Yellow Claw

Links From Last Week:

  1. Please consider subscribing to Ryan’s patreon!
  2. On Images by Erin, Erin shared Scarecrow, Stone Bridge, USA, Stone Bridge at Cottonwood Park, Plane, Parking Lot, and Corner Chair!
  3. On Pop Politics, Jeff wrote about cannibalism, Captain America, his memories of 9-11, aliens, Eddie Money, Julian Castro, and taking breaks.
  4. On my music site, I shared music from Afrojack, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Imagine Dragons, Yellow Claw, The Killers, and M83!
  5. I reviewed Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  6. For Horror Critic, I reviewed The Horror at 37,000 Feet!
  7. Lisa Bloom offered to plant stories about Rose McGowan for Harvey Weinstein
  8. Bob Weinstein confronted brother Harvey’s ‘misbehavior’ years before scandal
  9. Classic TV Series “Dark Shadows” Making a Return at The CW With “Dark Shadows: Reincarnation”
  10. The Story of Caroline Calloway and Her Ghostwriter Natalie
  11. As ‘South Park’ Gets Renewed Through 2022, Matt Stone and Trey Parker Also Have New Movie Ideas

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared Sealed Hideout, Night Nurse, Twin Towers 1973, American Century #26, Blowing the Safe, We Are The Living, and Half-Guilty Wife!
  2. Doc wished everyone a Happy Friday the 13th!
  3. Gary reviewed Crossroads, Malibu Beach, and Van Nuys Blvd. and paid tribute to Fay Wray!
  4. Jeff shared a music video from Eddie Money!
  5. Ryan reviewed Nabokova and shared an essay from Alex Graham!
  6. I shared music videos from Hana Vu, David Hasselhoff, UPSAHL, Jenny Hval, Glowline & Ace Buchannon, and Anna Ternheim! I shared trailers for Doctor Sleep, Midway, and Friday the 13th: Vengeance.  I also paid tribute to Friday the 13th and I reviewed The Wrong Cheerleader and My Evil Stepdad!

Click here to see what I did last week!

4 Shots From 4 Films: Happy Birthday Fay Wray!

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. Today is the birthday of 1930s Scream Queen Fay Wray (1907-2004), and since it’s so close to Halloween season (can’t wait!!), here are 4 Shots From The Horror Films of the fabulous Fay Wray!!

The Most Dangerous Game (1932; D: Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Shoedsack)

The Vampire Bat (1933; D: Frank R. Strayer)

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933; D: Michael Curtiz)

King Kong (1933; D: Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Shoedsack)

Tana Oshima’s “Nabokova” : As Dense As A Russian Novel, But Nowhere Near As Long

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

There’s beauty in simplicity, as the cover of Tana Oshima’s newest self-published mini, Nabokova, clearly demonstrates. It’s stark, perhaps even spartan, but deeply communicative and precisely thought through. It imparts its message with crystal clarity and nothing by way of fuss or muss.

But there’s beauty in complexity, too, and this comic is also proof positive of that, as we’ll get to shortly. And trust me — this really only scratches the surface of the contradictions and conundrums contained herein. Bring your hardhat, folks — this one takes some real work.

On a purely physical level, this is a book that exemplifies the kind of quality artistry and craftsmanship we’ve come to expect from Oshima in fairly short order — printed in rich colors and varying tones and gradations (blue being dominant in all things — okay, almost all things) on high-quality paper between heavy cardstock…

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Music Video Of The Day: You Belong With Me by Anna Ternheim (2019, dir by Elle Kunnos de Voss)

So, this video is kinda brilliant both visually and musically.  In fact, this might be the first video that I’ve seen this year that I’ve enjoyed as much as I enjoyed the video for UPSAHL’s Drugs.  This video is a riddle and an enigma.  It’s like a dream of dark and disturbing things, with just enough wit to keep you watching.

Sit back and allow the mood to take you away.