Lisa’s Week In Review: 12/28/20 –1/3/21


The first three days of 2021 have come to close.

Yes, it’s a new year.  This site has now existed for 11 years, which is a thought that just kind of amazes me.  When this site started, everyone was talking about whether or not Avatar was going to be a game changer as far as movies were concerned.  Way back in 2009 when Arleigh started this site, the MCU was still a new thing and horror and fantasy fans were eagerly awaiting the premieres of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.  If I remember correctly, I don’t think anyone was even talking about Star Wars ever being rebooted.  Even Netflix was still kind of a luxury (as opposed to a necessity).  Today, of course, people are wondering whether or not theaters will survive the decade.  Time’s change and, if we’re going to be honest, they change a lot more quickly than we might realize.  In the grand scheme of things, 11 years is not the huge of an amount of time.

So far, my 2021 is going quite well.  You may say that it’s silly to brag about a good three days but, in those three days, I’ve read two books, watched several movies, hosted or co-hosted three very successful live tweets, and I’ve watched a handful of movies.  The year started with rain and freezing temperatures.  The weekend is ending with clear skies and the temperature in the high 50s.  Things continue and life moves forward, regardless of what the latest drama may be.  Ever since the new year, I’ve been listening to a lot of 70s disco.  (I also watched two disco films — Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It’s Friday.  If only Roller Boogie was on Prime, it would have been three.)  I love to dance and I still think the 2020s are going to have more in common with the 1970s America than with 14th Century Europe.

On a final note: last year, I watched a total of 820 films.  My goal for 2021 is a thousand!  I’ve got quite a few films from last year that I need to watch over the upcoming two days so I’m looking forward to getting started on them.

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

Films I Watched:

2020:

  1. After The Thin Man (1936)
  2. Another Thin Man (1939)
  3. Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020)
  4. The Birds (1963)
  5. Cape Fear (1962)
  6. Hugo (2011)
  7. Of Mice and Men (1992)
  8. Onward (2020)
  9. Psycho (1960)
  10. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  11. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
  12. Song of the Thin Man (1947)
  13. Tesla (2020)
  14. The Thin Man (1934)
  15. The Thin Man Goes Homes (1944)

2021:

  1. Deep Impact (1998)
  2. Fatal Fiancé (2021)
  3. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)
  4. Kidnapped in Paradise (2021)
  5. Odd Thomas (2013)
  6. Shattered Glass (2003)
  7. Thank God It’s Friday (1978)
  8. The Wrong Real Estate Agent (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. A Teacher
  2. California Dreams
  3. City Guys
  4. Community
  5. Coronation Street
  6. Court Cam
  7. Degrassi
  8. The District
  9. Ghost Whisperer
  10. Hang Time
  11. Hill Street Blues
  12. King of the Hill
  13. The Love Boat
  14. The Masked Dancer
  15. The Office
  16. Parking Wars
  17. Saved By The Bell
  18. The Simpsons
  19. Temptation Island
  20. The Twilight Zone
  21. Twin Peaks: The Return

Books I Read:

  1. The Burning of the White House (2013) by Jane Hampton Cook
  2. Encyclopedia Mysteriosa (1994) by William L. DeAndrea

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Aimee Mann
  4. Alvin Risk
  5. Amy Winehouse
  6. The Andrea True Connection
  7. Arcade Fire
  8. Arlo Guthrie
  9. Armin Van Buuren
  10. Avicii
  11. Backstreet Boys
  12. Bee Gees
  13. Big Data
  14. The Black Keys
  15. Blur
  16. Bob Dylan
  17. Britney Spears
  18. Cage the Elephant
  19. Charli XCX
  20. The Chemical Brothers
  21. The Commodores
  22. Crud
  23. The Crystal Method
  24. Dillion Francis
  25. DJ Judaa
  26. DJ Snake
  27. Edgar Allan Poets
  28. Elle King
  29. Empire of the Sun
  30. Fatboy Slim
  31. Fiona Apple
  32. Flight of the Conchords
  33. Gwen Stefani
  34. The Hues Corporation
  35. I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
  36. Icona Pop
  37. Jakalope
  38. Jake Bugg
  39. Jane’s Addiction
  40. Joywave
  41. Katy Perry
  42. KC and the Sunshine Band
  43. Kedr Livanskiy
  44. Kelly Clarkson
  45. Lara Snow
  46. Love & Kisses
  47. Maxine Nightengale
  48. Michael Fredo
  49. Moby
  50. Muse
  51. Nine Inch Nails
  52. Odyssey
  53. Phantogram
  54. Public Service Broadcasting
  55. Purity RIng
  56. Rich White
  57. Rolling Stones
  58. Saint Motel
  59. Siouxsie and the Banshees
  60. Skrillex
  61. Sleigh Bells
  62. Spice Girls
  63. Swedish House Mafia
  64. t.A.T.u
  65. Talking Heads
  66. Taylor Swift
  67. Thelma Houston
  68. Underground
  69. UPSHAL
  70. Walter Murphy
  71. War
  72. The White Stripes
  73. Yvonne Elliman

Trailers:

  1. WandaVision

Awards Season Links:

  1. Chicago Indie Critics Nominations
  2. North Carolina Film Critics Nominations
  3. Alliance of Women Film Journalists Nominations
  4. Greater Western New York Film Critics Winners
  5. Chicago Indie Critics Winners
  6. Columbus Film Critics Association Nominations 

Best of 2020 Links:

  1. Top 10 Ongoing Series (Ryan C.)
  2. Top 10 Special Mentions (Ryan C.)

Live Tweets:

  1. The First Day of 2021

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared Amazing Stories, The Ice Schooner, The Hot Kiss of Youth, Time Is Ticking Away, No Swimming, Wild and Wicked, and Only the Bed!
  2. Doc welcomed everyone to 2021!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Eliot Sumner, King Missile, Danzig, Raydio, Crispin Glover, Kim Wilde, and Black Sabbath!  He also reviewed Cannonball Run II!
  4. I paid tribute to F.W. Murnau and Sergio Leone!  I also shared 4 Shots from 4 of my top 2020 films!  I reviewed The Wrong Real Estate Agent and Kidnapped in Paradise!  I also wrote about what’s in store for 2021!

More From Us:

  1. This twitter thread lists the 820 movies that I watched last year!
  2. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared a song from Soul!
  3. At her photography site, Erin shared: Water Tower, Trees, Speed Limit 10, Flag, Road, Alley, Step on Through, Vintage, Vintage 2, Vintage 3, Vintage 4, Vintage 5, Vintage 6, Vintage 7, Vintage 8, Vintage 9, Vintage 10, The Backyard, Backyard 2, Security, Waiting To Be Picked Up, Shovel, Grill, Blue Sky, Renewal, Ticking, The Last Sky, Distant Light, Start of 21, The Road, and Fall/Winter!
  4. At SyFy Designs, I shared: A Resolution for 2021, Tradition Sneaks Up On You, I Love Hugo, Happy New Year’s Eve, and Happy New Year!
  5. On my dream journal, I shared: Last Night’s Extremely Weird Family Reunion Dream, Last Night’s Dancing Dream, Last Night’s Movie Dream, and No Dreams Last Night!
  6. At my music site, I shared songs from Skrillex, Empire of the Sun, MGMT, Blur, Love & Kisses, Maxine Nightingale, and Thelma Houston!
  7. Ryan has a patreon!  You should start of 2021 by subscribing!

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

Have a good week, everyone!  Thank you for reading and I wish the best for all of you in this upcoming year!

One response to “Lisa’s Week In Review: 12/28/20 –1/3/21

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