Lisa’s Week In Review — 9/23/19 — 9/29/19


 

Photograph by Erin Nicole

What a week!  Big Brother finally ended, Survivor started, and even better — it’s almost October!  The Annual TSL Horrorthon starts next week on Tuesday!  It’s going to be a blast and I hope you enjoy experiencing it as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it all together!

Just one more day to go….

Films I Watched:

  1. Aladdin (2019)
  2. The Best of Enemies (2019)
  3. Chattahoochee (1989)
  4. Deadly Detention (2017)
  5. Deliverance (1972)
  6. End of the World (1977)
  7. From Justin to Kelly (2003)
  8. The Ghastly Ones (1968)
  9. Goldeneye (1995)
  10. Henry V (1989)
  11. House (1977)
  12. John Wick 3: Parabellum (2019)
  13. The Invisible (2007)
  14. Licence to Kill (1985)
  15. Little Man Tate (1991)
  16. The Living Daylights (1987)
  17. The Madam of Purity Falls (2019)
  18. Richard III (1995)
  19. The Screaming Woman (1972)
  20. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
  21. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  22. Underworld (2003)
  23. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  24. Zombie Tidal Wave (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days In Narcoland
  2. 9-1-1
  3. The Affair
  4. All Rise
  5. American Horror Story 1984
  6. Big Brother 21
  7. Bluff City Law
  8. Bob Hearts Abishola
  9. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  10. Dancing With The Stars
  11. The Deuce
  12. Emergence
  13. Fear the Walking Dead
  14. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  15. Judge Jerry
  16. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  17. Mixed-Ish
  18. Prodigal Son
  19. Protection Court
  20. Saved By The Bell
  21. South Park
  22. Stumptown
  23. Survivor 39
  24. The Terror: Infamy
  25. True Crime Files
  26. The Voice

Books I Read:

  1. The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America (2019) by Karen Abbott
  2. Haunted Heartland (1985) by Beth Scott and Michael Norman

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. The Chemical Brothers
  2. Chromatics
  3. The Comet is Coming
  4. Goblin
  5. Hrdza
  6. HTRK
  7. Jakalope
  8. John Carpenter
  9. Kedr Livansky
  10. Magdalena Bay
  11. Mindless Self-Indulgence
  12. Miss World
  13. Phantogram
  14. Rachel Foxx
  15. Radiohead
  16. Rolling Stones
  17. Skott

Links From Last Week:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Please consider subscribing!
  2. At Days Without Incident, Leonard wrote about Deadly Valentine!
  3. At Pop Politics, Jeff wrote about Sid Haig, impeachment, transcripts, regrets, and William Shatner!
  4. I finished up the latest season if Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  5. I wrote about Survivor at Reality TV Chat Blog!
  6. For my Dream Journal, I shared a dream about going to the movies!
  7. At my music site, I shared music from Rachel Foxx, Skott, HTRK, Phantogram, Hrdza, Radiohead, and Avicii!
  8. On her photography site, Erin shared Ducks, Lamp, Light It Up, Broken, Wrong Way, Danger, and Neon!

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared Counterspy Express, The Joy Wheel, For I Have Sinned, No Time At All, The Paper Palace, The Motel, and Male Ward!
  2. Gary paid tribute to Sid Haig and reviewed Man With The Gun!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Journey and Journey again!  He also shared videos from Extreme and Whitesnake!
  4. I reviewed the Monday night premieres and shared the trailers for The Irishman and Uncut Gems!  I shared my monthly Oscar predictions and videos from Magdalena Bay, Miss World, and The Comet Is Coming!
  5. Ryan reviewed I Couldn’t Stop, Open Molar, Neverending Race, Elemental Stars, Bonkers, Plant Power, Bad Ball, The Call of Cthulhu, and Shadowplay!

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

International Weirdness : “Shadowplay”


Trash Film Guru

Described by writer/director Tony Pietra Arjuna as a “love letter to David Lynch,” 2019 Malaysian indie neo-noir thriller Shadowplay (now available to stream on Amazon and Vimeo — there’s probably a DVD and/or Blu-ray iteration to be found, as well, although I couldn’t comment on the specifics of such) certainly owes a stylistic debt to that eclectic auteur‘s work, particularly Mulholland Drive, but you’re likely to catch a fairly strong whiff of Gaspar Noe, Don Coscarelli, and even Orson Welles as the surreal, nearly free-associative narrative plays out herein, yet none of the heavy “borrowing” feels forced — nor, fortunately, does it prevent the end result from feeling reasonably fresh and original, if uneven.

Down-on-his luck P.I. protagonist Anton Shaw (played with a knowing wink and nod to classic cinematic gumshoes by Tony Eusoff) is haunted by incomplete memories of being kidnapped as a child — images of…

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