Lisa Marie’s Week And Two Days In Review: 12/23/19 — 12/31/19


Well, it’s over.  2019 has finally come to a close.  It’s now a new year.  Let’s make it a good one, okay?  Especially since the Shattered Lens is now TEN YEARS OLD!  We’ll be celebrating TSL’s birthday all through the upcoming year!  Does that mean the upcoming year is going to be a nonstop party?  Hey, it already is.  Does that mean that there will be cake?  Oh yes.  Definitely.  Lots and lots of cake.

Anyway, here’s what I did over the holiday week:

Films I Watched:

  1. A Christmas Story (1983)
  2. Deadly Hollywood Obsession (2019)
  3. Die Hard (1988)
  4. Hustlers (2019)
  5. It’s A Wonderful Life (1947)
  6. Jailbait (1954)
  7. Lenny (1974)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  9. Office Space (1999)
  10. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  11. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  12. The Souvenir (2019)
  13. The Two Popes (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. Beverly Hills 90210
  3. Court Cam
  4. Doctor Phil
  5. Ghost Whisperer
  6. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
  7. His Dark Materials
  8. King of the Hill
  9. The Love Boat
  10. The Mandalorian
  11. The Office
  12. Saturday Night Live
  13. The Simpsons
  14. South Park
  15. Twilight Zone
  16. You

Music I Listened To:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Blur
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Coldplay
  7. The Crystal Method
  8. Daft Punk
  9. deadmau5
  10. Ed O’Briean
  11. Fiona Apple
  12. Galeffi
  13. Ghost
  14. Gloria Trevi
  15. Goblin
  16. Icona Pop
  17. Jakalope
  18. Kedr Livanskiy
  19. Kelly Clarkson
  20. La Nina
  21. Lana del Rey
  22. Moby
  23. Muse
  24. Orbital
  25. Phantogram
  26. Pulp
  27. Ravers on Dope
  28. Rich White
  29. Richard Wright
  30. Saint Motel
  31. Taylor Swift
  32. UPSAHL

Books I Read:

  1. 1988 (1985) by Gov. Richard Lamm and Arnold Grossman
  2. Hate, Inc. (2019) by Matt Taibbi
  3. Saturday Night Fever (1977) by H.B. Gilmour

Awards Season Links:

  1. Online Film Critics Nominations
  2. Florida Film Critics Circle
  3. Online Association of Female Film Critics
  4. Utah Film Critics
  5. Nevada Film Critics Society
  6. Black Film Critics Circle
  7. Music City Film Critics Nominations
  8. North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations
  9. Chicago Indie Critics Nominations
  10. Austin Film Critics Association Nominations
  11. Columbus Film Critics Association Nominations
  12. Lisa Marie’s Oscar Predictions for December!

News From Last Week:

  1. Trent Reznor Calls Scoring Bird Box a “Fucking Waste of Time,” Scraps The Woman in the Window Score
  2. Deadpool 3 In Development At Marvel Studios, Confirms Ryan Reynolds
  3. Why Anna Paquin Is “So Excited” About Her Seven-Line Role in ‘The Irishman’
  4. Columnist leaves Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine over issue featuring Garrison Keillor
  5. Actress Sharon Stone blocked from dating app Bumble
  6. RIP Syd Mead — futurist, designer of “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens” was 86

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared A Corpse For Christmas, Santa Won’t Overlook These, The Wizard, Fantastic Adventures, Wicked!, Passion Has Red Lips, Orient Express, Law of the .45, and New York Madness!
  2. Jeff wished everyone a Happy Festivus and shared music videos from Weird Al Yankovic and Run-DMC!
  3. Ryan reviewed A Ditch Life!
  4. I wished everyone a Happy Life Day and I shared music videos from Elliott Dvorin, La Nina, Ravers on Dope, Richard Wright, Galeffi, Orbital, and Orbital again!  I shared Treevenge and the trailers for Come to Daddy, The Truth, Disturbing the Peace, and Awoken!  I reviewed Deadly Hollywood Obsession, The Dead Don’t Die, Ma, Yesterday, and Late Night!  I shared 4 shots from 4 holiday classics and I shared Santa Claus Conquers The Martians!

More From Us:

  1. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Happy Festivus to All and Rest In Peace, Neil Innes!
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared: Hanging Around, Angels, Merry Christmas From Images By Erin, Possum in a Tree, Ducks, The Stillness of the Creek, Down at the Creek, Bird on a Wire, and The Last Morning of 2019.
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from Ed O’Brien, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Lana del Rey, Ghost, Moby, Armin van Buuren, Orbital, and Blur!
  4. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared Christmas Star and the Little Drummer Boy!
  5. Ryan has a patreon!  Plus consider subscribing!

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

Happy New Year!

Lisa Marie’s Oscar Predictions For December


Well, here we go!

This is my last set of Oscar predictions for the year.  With the critics groups and some of the guilds having now announced their picks for the best of 2019, the Oscar picture is now a lot more clear.  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman, 1917, and Marriage Story all seem to be guaranteed to pick up a nomination.    

I am going to go out on a limb and predict that, despite being ignored at SAG and by the Golden Globes, Uncut Gems will get some nominations as well.  Right now, the film just seems to have momentum on its side.  Realistically, I’m not a 100% convinced that it’ll be nominated, not the way I am with some other films.  It’s divisive film and I’m sure that some people think that rewarding Adam Sandler will just lead to him using his newfound respect to get a theatrical release for the next Grown Ups sequel.  But I’m going to take a chance and go with it.

(Of course, Nightcrawler and Jake Gyllenhaal also had a lot of momentum a few years ago and ended up getting totally shut out of the Oscars.)

Below are my predictions for December.  If you want to see how my thinking has evolved, be sure to check out my predictions for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November!

Best Picture

1917

Bombshell

The Irishman

JoJo Rabbit

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Parasite

Uncut Gems

Best Director

Bong Joon-ho for Parasite

Sam Mendes for 1917

The Safdie Brothers for Uncut Gems

Martin Scorsese for The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Adam Driver for Marriage Story

Taron Egerton for Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix for Joker

Adam Sandler for Uncut Gems

Best Actress

Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story

Luptia Nyong’o for Us

Saoirse Ronan for Little Women

Charlize Theron for Bombshell

Renee Zellweger for Judy

Best Supporting Actor

Willem DaFoe in The Lighthouse

Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Al Pacino for The Irishman

Joe Pesci for The Irishman

Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern in Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson in JoJo Rabbit

Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers

Florence Pugh in Little Women

Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

 

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 13th!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Oscar, in happier times