I’ve been up at the lake this week and, as you can say, I didn’t watch much TV but I did watch a lot of movies and the Oscars! It’s been nice to get some relaxation and to get centered. Now, the Oscars are over, I feel like 2021 can finally begin! But first — a little bit of sleep! 30 posts in one day takes a lot of you.
Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week:
Films I Watched:
- Breakheart Pass (1976)
- Conan the Destroyer (1984)
- The Devil’s Rain (1975)
- The Father (2021)
- Freebird … The Movie (1996)
- Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (2017)
- Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
- The Humanoid (1979)
- King Kong (1976)
- Minari (2021)
- Nomadland (2021)
- The Shooting (1966)
- Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Television Shows I Watched:
- The Floor is Lava
- Hell’s Kitchen
- The Oscars
- Unsolved Mysteries
- Yes, Minister
Books I Read:
- Back in the Burbs (2021) by Tracy Wolff
- Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am (2021) by Julia Cooke
- Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (2021) by Richard Thompson Ford
Music To Which I Listened:
- Avril Lavigne
- Britney Spears
- Irene Cara
- Kedr Livanskiy
- Kid Rock
- Led Zeppelin
- Lynard Skynard
- The Prodigy
- Public Service Broadcasting
- Saint Motel
- Taylor Swift
- Universal Honey
Best Picture Race In Review:
- West Side Story
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
- Occupation: Rainfall
- Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.
- The Space Between
News From Last Week:
- Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91
- Burlesque Legend Tempest Storm, Friend of Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, Dead at 93
- Charles W. Fries, Veteran Television Producer and Executive, Dies at 92
- Marty Bauer, Co-Founder of United Talent Agency, Dies at 74
- Digital Underground’s Shock G Dead At 57
- Joe Long, member of The Four Seasons in ’60s and ’70s, dies
- Elon Musk to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Musical Guest Miley Cyrus
- Scott Rudin to Resign From the Broadway League
- New photos show Epstein and Maxwell were VIP guests in Clinton’s White House
- Inside DMX’s Funeral: Rap Icons, Mourning Fans, and a Casket in a Monster Truck
- Construction Workers Accidentally Discovered a Pair of Priceless Lost Renaissance Frescoes
- ‘Captain America 4’ in the Works With ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Showrunner Malcolm Spellman
- Caitlyn Jenner makes it official for California governor
- FURIOSA (2023) Plans for Mad Mad: Fury Road prequel emerge
- Woman charged with felony embezzlement for not returning ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ VHS 21 years ago
Links From Last Week:
- RIP Director Monte Hellman…From Jack Nicholson’s First Western To James Taylor’s Only Film “Two Lane Blacktop”…An Appreciation…
- How Monte Hellman Beat the Devil: An Appreciation
- What happens when an Oscar statue is stolen or lost like Jared Leto’s
- Jeopardy and the Dumbest Thing I Read Online Yesterday
- Oscars so dead: Here’s how the Academy could revive critical awards shows
- Halston’ first look: See Ewan McGregor as the iconic fashion designer
- 2021 Oscars Predictions – Who Will Win, Who Should Win (Flixchatter)
- 2021 OSCAR PREDICTIONS (Jordan and Eddie)
- Yet Another Book Tag Post
- New Podcast From Will McKinley about The Philadelphia Story
- Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten: How I became my wife’s carer
Links From The Site:
- I shared my week in television! I reviewed Stephen Rebello’s book about the making of the Valley of the Dolls! I shared my final 2020 Oscar predictions! I named 6 actors, 6 actresses, and 6 directors who I hope win an Oscar in another ten years! I paid tribute to Al Pacino, Larry Peerce, Edie Sedgwick, and Monte Hellman! I reviewed Conan The Destroyer, King Kong, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla: Planet of Monsters, Judas and the Black Messiah and Three Coins in the Fountain!
- Doc welcomed everyone to Oscar Sunday!
- Leonard shared the trailers for West Side Story, Shang-Chi and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It!
- Erin celebrated Patriot Day with The Flying Yank and reviewed It Happened in Flatbush! She shared Audrey Hepburn, Riverboat Girl, Startling Comics, Crime Busters, Bring Me Another Corpse, Nyoka The Jungle Girl, and Startling Detective!
- Jeff shared music videos from Sugar Ray, Madness, Mojo Nixon, Rick Springfield, Chicago, Digital Underground, and Silverchair!
- Ryan reviewed Before The Pandemic There Was A Touch Football Tourney, Bridge, BLINK, and World Ceramic Fair!
More From Us:
- At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Paricutin!
- Ryan has a patreon, you should consider subscribing!
- At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Walter Mondale Has Died, Derek Chauvin Has Been Convicted, Governor Jenner?, Senator Herschel Walker, President Christie?, Governor Jenner For Real, and This Has Been A Good Week (awwwww!)
- At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared On and On by Curtis Harding!
- At her photography site, Erin shared: Purple and Blue, Blue and White, Alone in Black and White, Old House In Black and White, Passing Through, Visitor, and Snake in Black and White!
- At my music site, I shared songs from Led Zeppelin (you’re welcome, Dougie), Muse, Public Service Broadcasting, Kedr Livanskiy, Hrdza, The Prodigy, and Nat and Alex Wolff!