Lisa’s Week In Review: 5/10/21 — 5/16/21


My feelings about this week are mixed.

On the one hand, I got next to no writing done. That’s a very rare occurrence and, as Sunday comes to a close, I’m a bit annoyed with myself. I ended up spending most of the week going through all of my old journals and looking over my old notebooks, trying to make out a definitive list of every film that I’ve watched since 2007. (Letterboxd is addictive.) It’s an ongoing project.

On the other hand, I did watch a lot of movies. So far, I’ve watched 257 movies this year. I want that number to be 300 by the end of May. So, I’ve got 43 movies to go and, if I keep up the pace that I established this week, I should be able to easily accomplish that goal. So yay for that!

Ah, well. There’s nothing you can do but move forward. Next week, it’s supposed to rain nonstop and the rain always seems to be inspire my best work.

So, before I end up depressing myself, here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week:

Films I Watched:

  1. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  2. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
  3. Casablanca (1943)
  4. The Chase (1966)
  5. Cruel Intentions (1999)
  6. Dead and Buried (1981)
  7. East Side, West Side (1949)
  8. Escape From Hell (2000)
  9. Evil Under The Sun (1982)
  10. Exodus (1960)
  11. Fame (1980)
  12. Five Million Years To Earth (1967)
  13. Fools Rush In (1997)
  14. Memories of a Murder (2021)
  15. Metropolitan (1990)
  16. Mitchell (1975)
  17. The Plumber (1979)
  18. The Single Mom Conspiracy (2021)
  19. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
  20. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
  21. Three Days of the Condor (1976)
  22. Virtuous (2015)
  23. Wasp (2003)
  24. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Allo Allo
  2. Baywatch
  3. The Brady Bunch
  4. Hill Street Blues
  5. Intervention
  6. The Jetsons
  7. The Last Drive-In
  8. Open All Hours
  9. The Rookies
  10. Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  11. Yes, Minister

Books I Read:

  1. The Dance of Death (1964) by Carter Brown

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Billie Eillish
  3. The Black Keys
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Haim
  6. Health
  7. Jakalope
  8. Jessica Simpson
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Lindsay Lohan
  11. Nine Inch Nails
  12. *NSYNC
  13. Olivia Rodrigo
  14. Saint Motel

Trailers:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  2. Stillwater
  3. The Green Knight
  4. Death in Texas
  5. The Forever Purge
  6. Snake Eyes

News From Last Week:

  1. SAINT MOTEL TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ON JUNE 25, 2021
  2. Jennifer Jason Leigh Reuniting with Quentin Tarantino to Narrate ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Audiobook
  3. NBC won’t air Golden Globes in backlash against hosting group
  4. Prince Harry takes heat for calling First Amendment ‘bonkers’
  5. Matthew McConaughey making calls as he considers Texas governor run
  6. Les Moonves waves goodbye to $120M exit package, ViacomCBS says
  7. Ellen DeGeneres shares series-ending news with viewers: ‘You all have changed my life
  8. Neil Connery, actor brother of Sir Sean Connery, dies after battling illness
  9. Veteran Actor Norman Lloyd Dies At 106
  10. Actor Blackie Dammett dies of dementia
  11. Patrick Dean, Beloved Georgia Cartoonist, Has Died From ALS

Links From Last Week:

  1. Why a World Without the Golden Globes Isn’t a Bad World at All
  2. Ellen DeGeneres announced the end of her show. Then somehow, she made things worse
  3. Tater on TV – The NBC Fall 2021 Schedule is Here

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared my week in television and I reviewed The Chase. I also shared music videos from NSYNC and Katy Perry!
  2. Erin shared fantastic, Thrills Incorporated, Sophie, Ranch Romances, Speed Mystery, True Gangster Stories, and The Long Night!
  3. Jeff reviewed Batman and shared music videos from: Danzig, Dokken, Bon Jovi, The Bangles, and Survivor!
  4. Leonard shared the trailers for Snake Eyes and The Forever Purge!
  5. Ryan reviewed Sludgy, Acid Nun, and Forever and Everything!

More From Us:

  1. For SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History.
  2. Ryan has a patreon! You should consider subscribing!
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared: Leaves, Open, Skull, Night, Litter, Resume, and The Path Through The Trees!
  4. On my music site, I shared songs from: Haim, HEALTH and Nine Inch Nails, Adi Ulmansky, Haim (again), The Black Keys, Saint Motel, and Katy Perry!

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

Have a great week, everyone!

Henry Golding takes center stage in the Snake Eyes Trailer


Ask any kid who ever played with G.I. Joes in the 1980s about their favorites, and it would usually be Snake Eyes, the silent ninja who usually saves the day while being courted by his nemesis, Storm Shadow. It’s only fitting that we get a back story on our mysterious hero. Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, The Gentleman) plays the lead role, and the movie looks like it’s going to have quite a bit of action. The film also stars Warrior‘s Andrew Koji, The Raid‘s Iko Uwais, and Money Heist‘s Ursula Corbero

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, directed by Robert Schwentke (Divergent, Insurgent) is set to release on July 23rd.

Artwork of the Day: The Long Night (by Howell Dodd)


by Howell Dodd

It may have been a hasty marriage but it was a very long night. This book was originally published in 1952 and what I like about the cover is the ambiguity. Is she smiling at someone who is watching from the street below? Is she smiling to herself because she’s about to con the man with the cigarette? Or is she just happy to be inside for the night with her lover?

The cover artist is Howell Dodd, who has been featured before on this site and who will be featured in the future.

Music Video of the Day: Not The End of the World by Katy Perry (2020, dir by Similar But Different)


I used to really like Katy Petty and then I ended up getting annoyed with her because Firework was so extremely overplayed and the whole “feud” with Taylor Swift just made me roll my eyes at both of them. However, I’ve recently come back to liking Katy Perry and appreciating her style of music. While everyone else was getting self-important and embracing the gloom, Katy was discovering how to live again, as you can hear with this song and see in this video. Ultimately, this song is right. It’s not the end of the world and some people out there kind of need to accept that.

Enjoy!