Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 8/30/21 — 9/05/21

Happy Labor Day!

Speaking of work, that’s what we’re doing here at the Shattered Lens as we get ready for the annual Horrorthon!  It’s just a few weeks away!  This October, nonstop horror from your friends at the Shattered Lens.  It’s definitely my favorite time of year!

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

Films I Watched:

  1. American Ninja (1985)
  2. Buried Secrets (1996)
  3. City of Lies (2021)
  4. A Quiet Place Part II (2021)
  5. The Shock of the Future (2020)
  6. Slither (2006)
  7. The Suicide Squad (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bachelor in Paradise
  2. Big Brother
  3. Dead Silent
  4. Dragnet
  5. Hell’s Kitchen
  6. Hometown Homicide
  7. Man With A Van
  8. The Ultimate Surfer
  9. Your Worst Nightmare

Books I Read:

  1. The War For Late Night (2010) by Bill Carter

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Backstreet Boys
  2. The Beatles
  3. Britney Spears
  4. Coldplay
  5. The Eagles
  6. Jessica Simpson
  7. Katy Perry
  8. Kedr Livanskiy
  9. Lorde
  10. Muse
  11. Nancy Sinatra
  12. O-Town
  13. Radiohead
  14. The Rolling Stones
  15. Saint Motel
  16. t.A.T.U.
  17. Taylor Swift
  18. UPSAHL


  1. No Time To Die
  2. Belfast

News From Last Week:

  1. Artist Billy Apple Dies After Short Illness
  2. Sarah Harding Dies At Age 39
  3. Legendary TODAY anchorman Willard Scott Dies at 87
  4. Renowned Composer Mikos Theodrakis Dies
  5. Former Wrestler Daffney Dead Of An Apparent Gunshot Wound, Police Say
  6. Gregg Leakes Dies At 67
  7. Miles Teller Refuses The Vaccine And Then Test Positive While Shooting Godfather Series
  8. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make ‘breathtaking’ offer to Queen Elizabeth
  9. Comedian Fuquan Johnson, two others dead after overdose on fentanyl-laced coke: report
  10. Angelina Jolie: I feared for safety of my children and family while married to Brad Pitt

Links From Last Week:

  1. Donda’ is Kanye West’s Seventh-Best Album. It’s Also a Masterwork.
  2. Donald Westlake, Criminal Mastermind
  3. National Suicide Prevention Week September 5 – 11, 2021
  4. Happy 81st Birthday Raquel Welch! A Celebration Of The Iconic “Reign Of Raquel!”
  5. My Last Couple of Weeks in Books, Movies and TV 9/3/21

Links From the Site:

  1. Case reviewed Titans Episode 3.5 Lazarus!
  2. Erin shared No Nice Girl, Bed of Fear, Forever, Backroad Motel, The Diamond Bikini, Send Them Summer, and Big Shot!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Tom Johnston, Rockestra, Styx, Carly Simon, Iron Maiden, Rod Stewart, and Elvis Costello!
  4. I reviewed Val.  I shared my week in television.  I shared my August Oscar predictions.  And I reviewed the latest episode of The Walking Dead.

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subscribing.
  2. For SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Dope Rider!
  3. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared a song from Halsey!
  4. I reviewed Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  5. For Horror Critic, I reviewed Survival of the Dead, Satan’s Triangle, and Children of the Corn!
  6. On my online dream journal, I shared: Pandemic Nightmare, Lost Car Dream, Shopping Dream, Park Dream, Flooded Garage Dream, FBI Sting Dream, and Lakehouse Dream!
  7. At my music site, I shared songs from Nancy Sinatra, Thom Yorke, Muse, The Beatles, Taylor Swift, t.A.T.u, and Madonna!
  8. At SyFyDesigns, I shared: It’s Time For Another Break, Where Would I Go, Top 6 Depression-Era Outlaws, and I Am Not Happy Right Now!
  9. At Reality TV Chat Blog, I shared: Veto Meeting Update For Week 8, Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 8, About Tonight, Week 9 Nominations, and Week 9 Veto Update!
  10. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Getting Caught Up, Two Things I Never Thought I’d See, Learning To Enjoy The Silence, September’s Here, Why Afghanistan Mattered, Remember Nomad, Bill de Blasio for Governor?, Remember U.S. Trucker, Happy Labor Day Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend Continues!
  11. At her photography site, Erin shared: Flag, At Home, Doves in Black and White, Starry Night On A Wall, Van Gogh On A Wall, Sun, and Clouds!

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

Music Video of the Day: Oliver’s Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1979, directed by Chuck Slatter)

On August 1st, 1981, MTV premiered.  Over the course of 24 hours, 166 unique music videos were played on MTV.  Yes, there was a time when the M actually did stand for music.

The 38th video to air on MTV was this video for Elvis Costello’s Oliver’s Army.  This video was shot in Hawaii, while Costello was on tour.  The interior scenes were shot at 4 in the morning in a strip club after the band failed to find any other venue that was willing to allow them to film.


The First Videos Shown on MTV:

  1. Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles
  2. You Better Run by Pat Benatar
  3. She Won’t Dance With Me by Rod Stewart
  4. You Better You Bet By The Who
  5. Little Suzi’s On The Up by PH.D
  6. We Don’t Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard
  7. Brass in Pocket by Pretenders
  8. Time Heals by Todd Rundgren
  9. Take It On The Run by REO Speedwagon
  10. Rockin’ in Paradise by Styx
  11. When Things Go Wrong by Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
  12. History Never Repeats by Split Enz
  13. Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
  14. Just Between You And Me by April Wine
  15. Sailing by Rod Stewart
  16. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
  17. Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon
  18. Better Than Blue by Michael Johnson
  19. Message of Love by The Pretenders
  20. Mr. Briefcase by Lee Ritenour
  21. Double Life by The Cars
  22. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
  23. Looking for Clues by Robert Palmer
  24. Too Late by Shoes
  25. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  26. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart
  27. Surface Tension by Rupert Hine
  28. One Step Ahead by Split Enz
  29. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
  30. I’m Gonna Follow You by Pat Benatar
  31. Savannah Nights by Tom Johnston
  32. Lucille by Rockestra
  33. The Best of Times by Styx
  34. Vengeance by Carly Simon
  35. Wrathchild by Iron Maiden
  36. I Wanna Be a Lifeguard by Blotto
  37. Passion by Rod Stewart