Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/25/21 — 1/31/21


I haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list.

This week moved really fast.  From Monday to Wednesday, everything was about the stock market and now everything’s about …. well, to be honest, I don’t really know what everything’s about now.  I’ve been busy watching movies and making my plans for the rest of the year.

I’ll get to this one as soon as I finish the stock investing book.

When last I checked, Reddit was being blamed for every bad thing that’s ever happened in this country.  For the next four years, random people on the internet are going to be the scapegoat of choice.  There’s going to be a lot of breathless reporting about message boards and underground forums.  Remember when Brooke Baldwin was on CNN and she mentioned that she had seen a lot of talk of a “powerful hacker named 4Chan?”  It’s going to be like that, only a hundred times more annoying.  Right now, across the country, boomers are watching their favorite cable news channel and saying, “If we got Bin Laden, why can’t we take out this Reddit person?”

If I ever learn German, I’ll check it out.

Personally, my main thought on the whole stock market thing is that it’s just too bad that The Office is no longer on the air because they could have done a great show about Pennsylvania redditors forcing up Dunder Mifflin’s stock price.  Just imagine how excited Michael would have gotten until Oscar explained to him that the stock would eventually go back down.  Oh well.  I guess we’ll have to wait until Steven Soderbergh makes a movie about it.  It’ll have a soundtrack of mid-tempo jazz and Meryl Streep will play four different characters.

At the risk of being simplistic, sometimes you just have to concentrate on what makes you happy.  I love movies and that’s what I’ve largely devoted this week to.  I should be posting my picks for the best films of 2020 tomorrow.  On the one hand, it feels a bit silly to post a list of the best films of 2020 in February in 2021 but, on the other hand, what was I supposed to do?  Just pretend like some very good films didn’t exist just because I hadn’t gotten a chance to see them yet?

Speaking of watching movies, here’s what I watched this week:

Films I Watched:

  1. Artemis Fowl (2020)
  2. Assassin 33 A.D. (2020)
  3. Bobbie Joe and the Outlaw (1976)
  4. Death of Me (2020)
  5. Dolittle (2020)
  6. Emma (2020)
  7. The Final Terror (1983)
  8. First Cow (2020)
  9. Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)
  10. The Life Ahead (2020)
  11. Lovers Rock (2020)
  12. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
  13. Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
  14. One Night in Miami (2020)
  15. Palm Springs (2020)
  16. The Prom (2020)
  17. She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
  18. Sound of Metal (2020)
  19. Swimfan (2002)
  20. Witches (1961)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. 9-1-1: Lone Star
  3. The Bachelor
  4. Bar Rescue
  5. The Bold and the Beautiful
  6. The Chase
  7. Cheaters
  8. Coronation Street
  9. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  10. Days of Our Lives
  11. The District
  12. Dr. Phil
  13. General Hospital
  14. Ghost Whisperer
  15. Hell’s Kitchen
  16. Hill Street Blues
  17. King of the Hill
  18. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  19. Law & Order
  20. The Love Boat
  21. The Office
  22. Police Story
  23. Saved By The Bell
  24. Seinfeld
  25. The Simpsons
  26. South Park
  27. The Twilight Zone
  28. Yes, Minister
  29. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood―and America―Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (2020) by Greg Mitchell
  2. The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Days of Hollywood (2020) by Sam Wasson
  3. Gone at Midnight: The Tragic True Story Behind the Unsolved Internet Sensation (2020) by Jake Anderson
  4. Reckless (2020) by Ed Brubaker

Music To Which I Listened To:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adele
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Big Data
  5. Bob Dylan
  6. Britney Spears
  7. The Chemical Brothers
  8. Chromatics
  9. Chrysta Bell
  10. Coldplay
  11. Courtney Barnett
  12. Daft Punk
  13. deadmau5
  14. Dillon Francis
  15. Dua Lipa
  16. Fitz and the Tantrums
  17. Fiona Apple
  18. Haim
  19. i_o
  20. Icona Pop
  21. Jakalope
  22. Jessie Frye
  23. Kate Vogel
  24. Lady Gaga
  25. Linkin Park
  26. Muse
  27. Phantogram
  28. The Prodigy
  29. Purity Ring
  30. Saint Motel
  31. Selena Gomez
  32. Space 92
  33. UPSHAL
  34. Zeds Dead

Awards Season:

  1. Hollywood Music In Media Awards
  2. New York Film Critics Online Winners
  3. North Texas Film Critics Association Winners
  4. National Board of Review Winners
  5. Independent Spirit Nominations
  6. Online Film Critics Winners
  7. AFI Top Ten
  8. North Texas Film Critics Association Nominations
  9. Kansas City Film Critics Winners

Best of 2020:

  1. The Best of Lifetime (Lisa Marie Bowman)
  2. 12 Good Things I Saw On Television in 2020 (Lisa Marie Bowman)
  3. Lisa Marie’s Top 8 Novels of 2020 (Lisa Marie Bowman)
  4. Lisa Marie’s Top 8 Non-Fiction Books of 2020 (Lisa Marie Bowman)
  5. Lisa Marie’s 20 Favorite Songs of 2020 (Lisa Marie Bowman)
  6. Lisa Marie’s 16 Worst Films of 2020 (Lisa Marie Bowman)

Links From Last Week:

  1. The World’s Most Dangerous Theme Park – Welcome To “Class Action Park!” My “Cult Movie Monday” Has This Riveting New Documentary!
  2. It’s time for major institutions to make their employees get off of Twitter
  3. The Greatest Hollywood Memoir Ever Written
  4. Oscar’s Best Picture Race Should Include a Documentary This Year

News From Last Week:

  1. BAFTA Extends Awards Eligibility Period Through 2021 Calendar Year
  2. AMC Raises $917 Million to Weather ‘Dark Coronavirus-Impacted Winter’
  3. Anheuser-Busch Pulls Budweiser From Super Bowl Ad Lineup
  4. GameStop Stock Soars as Reddit Investors Take On Wall Street
  5. Billionaire Mark Cuban says his 11-year-old son made money with Wall Street Bets traders and he ‘loves’ what’s going on with the Reddit forum
  6. Not just a U.S. phenomenon — the Reddit investing frenzy has spread overseas
  7. Republicans in Washington warn Wall Street: The GameStop populists are more powerful than you think
  8. Cloris Leachman, Emmy and Oscar Winner, Dies at 94
  9. Cyberpunk developers ask players to please stop having sex with Keanu Reeves
  10. Cicely Tyson, purposeful and pioneering actor, dead at 96
  11. Sophie, Who Pushed the Boundaries of Pop Music, Dies at 34
  12. Hollywood Is Leaving COVID Safety To Ill-Prepared Assistants Who Say They Have No Idea What They’re Doing
  13. CODA’ Sparking Sundance Bidding War Following Rapturous Premiere — How High Can It Go?
  14. Lindsay Lohan Asks TikTok User to Take Down Viral Cameo
  15. Armie Hammer Exits Making of ‘The Godfather’ Drama Series at Paramount Plus
  16. The Academy Announces The Films Eligible For Best Animated, Documentary & International Feature For The 93rd Academy Awards
  17. Melvin Capital Lost 53% in January, Hurt by GameStop and Other Bets
  18. 21 Men Accuse Lincoln Project Co-Founder of Online Harassment

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared: Look Behind You Lady, Waterfront Cop, The Episode of the Wandering Knife, Wanton For Murder, Not So Funny, Murder by Latitude, and Let the Night Cry!
  2. Jeff shared music videos from Styx, Crash Test Dummies, Rodney Dangerfield, Heaven 17, Guns N Roses, INXS, and REM!
  3. Ryan reviewed Even More Diary Comics From A Relative Nobody, Jeremy, and The Age of Elves!
  4. I reviewed Artemis Fowl and Dolittle. I shared my January Oscar predictions!  I paid tribute to Norman Mailer, Michael Anderson, Ernst Lubitsch, and Cloris Leachman!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!
  2. At Pop Politics, Jeff wrote about the upcoming Super Bowl!
  3. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared a song from Odesza!
  4. At SyFyDesigns, I shared: The Latest Twitter Disaster, What I Miss, and I Have No Idea How The Stock Market Works!
  5. At my music site, I shared songs from: Bob Dylan, Linkin Park, Adele, Chromatics, Chrysta Bell, Above & Beyond, and Lady Gaga!
  6. At her photography site, Erin shared: January 25th, January 26th, January 27th, January 28th, January 29th, January 30th, and God Bless Texas!

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

Have a good week!  We’ve got the Golden Globes nominations and a whole lot of other stuff to look forward to!  Stay safe!

One response to “Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/25/21 — 1/31/21

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 2/1/21 — 2/7/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

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