Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/12/21 — 7/18/21


It was a hot week and another unexpectedly busy week but the important thing is that, as always, I survived. Someday soon, I’ll actually have that week where I’m able to get caught up on everything. It wasn’t this week so let’s hope that it’ll be next week.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any wisdom to share this week but I do have a lot of lists and a lot of links. And those are types of wisdom, right?

Here’s what I watched, read, listened to, and enjoyed this week!

Films I Watched:

  1. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
  2. A Date With Danger (2021)
  3. Nobody Will Believe You (2021)
  4. Soccer Mom Madam (2021)
  5. Wishmaster (1997)
  6. The Woman In The Window (2021)
  7. You’ll Never See Me Again (1973)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Allo Allo
  2. The Bachelorette
  3. Big Brother 23
  4. Dragnet
  5. Intervention
  6. Moone Boy
  7. The Office
  8. Open All Hours
  9. Seinfeld
  10. Upstart Crow

Books I Read:

  1. Rock Me On The Water (2021) by Ronald Brownstein

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Avicii
  5. Barry Adamson
  6. Beck
  7. The Black Keys
  8. Bonnie Raitt
  9. Boyz II Men
  10. Britney Spears
  11. Cage the Elephant
  12. Calvin Harris
  13. Cannons
  14. The Chemical Brothers
  15. Chromatics
  16. Chrysta Bell
  17. CHVRCHES
  18. Coldplay
  19. Crystal Method
  20. deadmau5
  21. Dillon Francis
  22. DJ Judaa
  23. DJ Snake
  24. Dua Lipa
  25. Elton John
  26. En Vogue
  27. Eric Clapton
  28. Fatboy Slim
  29. Fiona Apple
  30. Foo Fighters
  31. Genesis
  32. Glume
  33. Gwen Stefani
  34. Haim
  35. Icona Pop
  36. Jake Bugg
  37. Jennifer Lopez
  38. Katy Perry
  39. Kedr Livanskiy
  40. Lana Del Rey
  41. Lionrock
  42. Lorde
  43. Loren Gray
  44. Lou Reed
  45. Madonna
  46. Marc Collin
  47. Meg Myers
  48. Michael Jackson
  49. Muse
  50. Neon Indian
  51. New Order
  52. Nine Inch Nails
  53. Orkestra Obsolete
  54. Orla Garland
  55. Patty Smyth
  56. Phantogram
  57. The Prodigy
  58. Public Service Broadcsting
  59. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  60. Saint Motel
  61. The Sexican
  62. Shakespeare’s Sister
  63. Skrillex
  64. Sparks
  65. Steve Aoki
  66. Taylor Swift
  67. Tiesto
  68. U2
  69. Upsahl
  70. Vanessa Williams
  71. White Stripes
  72. Zedd

Trailers:

  1. Titane
  2. Blue Bayou
  3. Memoria

News From Last Week:

  1. Biz Markie, Rapper Known for ‘Just a Friend,’ Dies at 57
  2. Peter R. DeVries, Dutch Reporter who Exposed Joran van der Sloot, dies after shooting
  3. Emmy Nominations: ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ Lead; HBO Combines With HBO Max to Battle Netflix
  4. Cannes Film Festival: Julia Ducournau Becomes 2nd Female Director In History To Take Palme D’Or With ‘Titane’ – Full Winners List
  5. Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill Among Daytime Emmy Children’s and Animation Winners
  6. Britney Spears rips dad, sister and critics in searing Instagram post
  7. Anthony Bourdain doc director admits to using A.I. to fake voice
  8. Anthony Bourdain’s ex-wife says she didn’t say he’d be okay with recreating his voice for documentary
  9. California recall runners and riders: Larry Elder and Caitlyn Jenner head diverse pack
  10. Pitbull Gets Emotional as He Calls for World Leaders to ‘Step Up’ amid Cuba Protests for ‘Freedom’

Links From Last Week:

  1. Why Harrison Ford’s Best Roles Are Neither Han Nor Indy
  2. “Dementia Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of”: Gaspar Noé On ‘Vortex’, His Experimental Study Of Old Age And Death – Cannes Q&A
  3. Here’s How the Cannes Film Festival Awards Could Impact the Oscar Race
  4. I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU…
  5. The Story Behind Southern California’s UFO Sightings! The Skies Are Filled With Space Junk – Coming And Going!
  6. Exploring Over The Years
  7. Music Break: INCEPTION soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
  8. My Week in Books, Movies, and T V 7/16/21
  9. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions (Luiselli)
  10. Musings on EMMY 2021 Nominations – The Good, the Bad + the WTF

Links From The Site:

  1. Leonard reviewed Space Jam!
  2. Ryan reviewed Jimmy Olsen, Devil Dinosaur, The Eternals, and Black Panther!
  3. Erin shared: TheDead And The Deadly, Double Cross, Fantastic Adventures, Love Hungry Doctor, Weird Tales, Honey Babe, and The Creeping Shadow!
  4. I shared music videos from Meg Myers, The Sexican, Glume, Sparks, Orkestra Obsolete, Loren Gray, and Jennifer Lopez! I shared my week in TV. I shared the Emmy nominations and the Cannes Winners! I reviewed Romeo & Juliet, The Woman In The Window and A Date With Danger!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon! You should subcribe!
  2. For Solrad, Ryan reviewed Super! Magic Forest!
  3. I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  4. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared Hit ‘Em High!
  5. At my music site, I shared songs from Saint Motel, CHVRCHES, The Black Keys, Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Dee Gees, and Lana Del Rey!
  6. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Cuba Post-Castro, Fleeing The State, Special Election Results, Can We Keep Gene Out?, It Must Be A Day Ending In Y, Taking It To D.C., and The Dream That Died!
  7. At her photography site, Erin shared: Open, Black And White Wilderness, Black And White Jungle, Flower Power, Ducks, Play, and Waterfall!
  8. At SyFyDesigns, I shared: The Planets And Pluto Ranked From Best To Worst, Top Ten Cthulhu Mythos Dieties, Film Festivals Ranked, An Anoynmous Poem That I Came Across, Oceans Ranked, Seasons Of Degrassi Ranked, One Final Note For The Week!
  9. At my online dream journal, I shared: Last Night’s Vague Archeology Dream, Last Night’s High School Dream, Last Night’s Pointe Work Dream, No Dreams Last Night, Last Night’s Bird In The Dining Room Dream, Another High School Dream, and Yet Another High School Dream!
  10. At Reality TV Chat Blog, I shared: Week 1 Veto Results, A Slow Day In The House, It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 1, About Tonight, Week2Nominations, Week 2 Veto, and Pity Party!
  11. For Horror Critic, I reviewed Zombie Nightmare and Wishmaster!

Want to check out last week? Click here!

Behold! The Trailer For Titane!


You heard about the film winning the Palme d’Or!

Now …. watch the trailer!

As I said when Titane’s victory at Cannes was announced, I loved Julia Ducournau’s previous film, Raw. I can’t wait to see Titane, even though I get the feeling that I’ll be watching it through my fingers as I hold my hands in front of my face.

The previous Palme d’Or winner, Parasite, went on to become the first non-English language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. To be honest, I don’t expect the same from Titane, which looks like it might be a bit too extreme to win over the Oscar voters. Though the Academy has recently shown more of a willingness to consider the unconventional, they still probably aren’t quite ready for Titane. In fact, there’s even some speculation that the film might be considered too extreme for the French to even submit it for the Best International Film Oscar. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since the French also never submitted anything from Jean Rollin either. And before you scoff at the idea of Jean Rollin getting nominated for an Oscar, allow me to suggest that you watch The Grapes of Death, Two Orphan Vampires, Night of the Hunted, and The Living Dead Girl. Jean-Luc Godard wishes he could direct a vampire film as memorable as Two Orphan Vampires! Anyway….

Ultimately, awards are forgotten but art is immortal. While the film, based on the trailer, seems to be obviously influenced by Cronenberg, it also promises a unique experience, which is something that I think we’re all craving, even if some people don’t realize it yet. Sometimes, you see a trailer and you think to yourself, “Well, that’s a film that’ll never appear on Disney Plus and the characters will probably not appear in Space Jam 3” and that’s enough to get you excited about the prospect of viewing it. I can’t wait to watch Titane and review it.

Music Video of the Day: Monster by Meg Myers (2011, dir by A.P. Fischer)


Is Meg Myers singing about killing a person or about killing an emotion? I think you can view the song and the video either way. The video is wonderfully atmospheric and, yes, the underwater scenes totally freak me out. Meg Myers is an artist who definitely deserves to be better known.

Enjoy!