Summer temperatures arrived this week! We’ve gone from being in the 70s to being in the high 90s and, as a result, we’re cranking up the AC here at the Texas offices of the Shattered Lens and we’re hoping for some sort of eventual relief.
Still, there is good news. The local Alamo Drafthouse will soon be reopening. 2021 will soon be halfway through. In another few months, it’ll be my favorite time of year! It’s all just a matter of surviving the summer heat. Best of luck to us all!
As for next week, I will be divorcing myself from the news and only focusing on movies and writing. It’s not going to be easy because I actually am kind of interested in who is going to win the NYC mayoral primaries. Then again, it’s a New York election so it’s not like they’re going to finish counting the votes before August anyways.
Anyway, here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week:
Films I Watched:
- All The King’s Men (1949)
- Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
- Crawlspace (1972)
- Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
- The Great Silence (1968)
- Hellmaster (1992)
- I, Tonya (2017)
- Kickboxer (1989)
- The Last Hurrah (1959)
- Lord of the Flies (1963)
- The Philadelphia Story (1940)
- Rad (1986)
- Robo Vampire (1988)
- Twilight (2008)
- The Wager (2007)
Television Shows I Watched:
- The Bachelorette
- Court Cam
- Hell’s Kitchen
- The Love Boat
- The Office
- South Park
Books I Read:
- The Woman Next Door (2019) by Sue Watson
Music To Which I Listened:
- Barry Adamson
- BJ Thomas
- Blanck Mass
- Blue Swede
- Britney Spears
- The Chemical Brothers
- The Crystal Methods
- David Hasselhoff
- Dua Lipa
- Gladys Knight and the Pips
- Groove Armada
- Katy Perry
- The Killers
- Massive Attack
- The Prodigy
- Saint Motel
- Simon and Garfunkel
- Taylor Swift
News From Last Week:
- Frank Bonner, Brash Salesman on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ Dies at 79
- Roku claims ‘significant growth’ from shows it acquired from Quibi
- Inside Chris Harrison’s Shocking Downfall as ‘The Bachelor’ Host — and a $9 Million Payout
- BLACULA (2022) Reboot of the blaxploitation classic announced!
Links from Last Week:
- Tribeca Film Festival 2021 was the weirdest movie fest ever
- Too Jewish For Hollywood: As Antisemitism Soars, Hollywood Should Address Its Enduring Hypocrisy In Hyperbolic Caricatures of Jews
- A Century Of Film: Disney
- My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 6/18/21 (The World’s Common Tater)
Links From The Site:
- Erin shared Dime Detective Magazine, I Know The Score, Complete Stories, Flirt, RAF Aces, Imagination, and Father of the Amazons! She also reviewed Mr. Baseball and shared the covers of Baseball Stories and High Heel Magazine!
- Doc wished everyone a happy Father’s Day!
- Jeff paid tribute to Ned Beatty!
- Ryan reviewed The Punishment, Francis Bacon, and 65 Bugs!
- I shared music videos from The Brady Bunch, Muse, The Crystal Method, Mobile, The Prodigy, Gunship, and Gladys Knight and the Pips! I reviewed Rad! I paid tribute to Lucio Fulci! I shared my week in television!
More From Us:
- Ryan has a patreon! You should consider subscribing!
- For SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed King of Court!
- On my music site, I shared songs from Pulp, Groove Armada, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, David Hasselhoff, Blue Swede, and BJ Thomas!
- On her photography site, Erin shared: Construction 8, Construction 9, Construction 10, Abandoned, Abandoned 2, Abandoned 3, and Abandoned 4.