I’m glad July’s over. THIS MONTH ALMOST TOTALLY SUCKED! Seriously, it was one crisis after another. This week, however, was probably the best week of a bad month and I think it’s a good indication that this new month is going to be a far better experience. That’s the important thing, really. July, with all of its dashed hopes, is over and it’s August and everything’s going to be wonderful. And really, that’s all that needs to be said about that!
Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week:
Films I Watched:
- Changing Lanes (2002)
- Family Plot (1976)
- Friend of the World (2020)
- The Grapevine (1958)
- Outrage (1973)
- Override (2021)
- Phantasm (1979)
- Rope (1948)
- Safety: Harm Hides At Home (1974)
- Safety Woman: Danger Out of Doors (1977)
- The Snob (1958)
- …. So I Took It (1975)
- Split Second (1992)
Television Shows I Watched:
- Allo Allo
- The Bachelorette
- Bar Rescue
- Big Brother
- Love Island
- Moone Boy
- Open All Hours
- Tokyo Olympics
- 2021 Women’s Senior Open
- Upstart Crow
Books I Read:
- The Family (2002) by Ed Sanders
Music To Which I Listened:
- Arcade Fire
- Camila Cabello
- Charli XCX
- The Chemical Brothers
- Icona Pop
- Jake Bugg
- The James Gang
- Lime Garden
- The Prodigy
- Public Service Broadcasting
- Rebecca Black
- Saint Motel
- Sleigh Bells
- Smoke Season
- St. Vincent
- Wolf Alice
News From Last Week:
- R.I.P. — Jay Pickett, Former Port Charles Actor Dead At 60
- ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72
- Danny Aiello’s son, Rick Aiello, dead at 65
- Metal Church Mike Howe’s Death Ruled A Suicide
- Joey Jordison, founding Slipknot drummer, dead at 46
- Bob Odenkirk says he’s on the mend after suffering ‘small heart attack’: ‘I’ll be back soon’
- Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract
- Marvel’s Kevin Feige Reportedly ‘Angry and Embarrassed’ at Disney Over Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit
- Emma Stone is reportedly ‘weighing her options’ after Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit
- Groups denounce Disney’s Scarlett Johansson response as a “gendered character attack”
- Hollywood’s shift to streaming is rewriting the script for stars’ big paydays
- ‘Black Widow’ Legal Battle: Inside the Fallout After Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney
Links From Last Week:
- Universal’s ‘Exorcist’ Sequels Have a High Bar to Clear
- The Nicolas Cage Paradox
- The World’s Common Tater’s Week in Books, Movies, and TV 7/30/21
- 7 Favorite Roles of Helen Mirren to Celebrate Her Birthday
Links From The Site:
- Erin shared: Hollywood Detective, Killer In White, Heat Spell, This Is Elaine, 10-Story Detective, Wyoming Outlaw, and Path Through The Garden!
- Jeff shared music videos from ZZ Top, Samantha Fox, Paper in Fire, and Danzig!
- I reviewed Override and Friend of the World! I shared my week in television and my July Oscar predictions. I shared music videos from Public Service Broadcasting, Camila Cabello, and Charli XCX!
- Ryan reviewed Unbound and Crusher Loves Bleeder Bleeder Loves Crusher!
More From Us:
- At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Mike Enzi R.I.P., I Can Hear, Congratulations Jake Ellzey, I Should Have Held Out Longer, To Mask Or Not To Mask, Richard Lamm R.I.P., and Update On The Hearing Aids!
- At her photography site, Erin shared: Pool, No Coat, Clouds, Gray Clouds, Flowers, Hill, and Park!
- On my music site, I shared songs from Jake Bugg, Wolf Alice, St. Vincent and David Byrne, Arcade Fire, Portishead, The James Gang, and Lime Garden!
- I reviewed Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
- For Reality TV Chat Blog, I shared: Week 3 Veto Meeting, It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 3, Tonight’s Eviction, Week 4 Nominations, and Week 4 Veto Comp Results!
- At SyFy Designs, I shared: The Struggle Updated Again, What I’ve Learned From The Olympics, and Twitter Hysterics!
- For SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed I Feel Love!
- Ryan has a patreon! You should subscribe!
And, definitely, keep an eye out for the Tall Man!