Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 12/27/21 — 1/2/22

Happy New Year!

I spent most of this week visiting my sister Megan in Fort Worth.  That’s been a Bowman holiday tradition from 2008.  Pity my brother-in-law and my nephew as they had to spend a week listening to us carry on.  We watched a lot of TV, as I already mentioned.  We listened to a lot of music.  I lost track of how many times we danced along to the soundtracks of Saturday Night Fever, Boogie Nights, and Dazed and Confused.  It was a 70s type of week.

Well. I’m back home now and I’m feeing very proud of this site at the moment.  I want to say thank you to all of our writers and all of our readers.  You make all of the work worth it and I’m looking forward to seeing where 2022 takes all of us.

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

Films I Watched:


  1. After We Fell (2021)
  2. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  3. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
  4. The Godfather, Part III (1990)
  5. The Green Knight (2021)
  6. Monster (2003)
  7. Old (2021)
  8. Road House (1989)


  1. East of the Mountains (2021)
  2. House on Haunted Hill (1958)
  3. The Next Karate Kid (1994)
  4. Robot Monster (1953)
  5. Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
  6. Stillwater (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Allo Allo
  2. The Bold and the Beautiful
  3. California Dreams
  4. Dance Moms
  5. Days of our Lives
  6. Dexter: New Blood
  7. General Hospital
  8. Hang Time
  9. The Love Boat
  10. The Office
  11. Open All Hours
  12. Parking Wars
  13. Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
  14. Saved By The Bell
  15. Silk Stalkings
  16. The Steve Wilkos Show
  17. The Tribe
  18. The Twilight Zone
  19. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. The Godfather (1969) by Mario Puzo
  2. Monster (1997) by John Gregory Dunne
  3. The Power Exchange (1979) by Alan R. Erwin
  4. Things I’ve Said, but Probably Shouldn’t Have : An Unrepentant Memoir (2007) by Bruce Dern

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Alice Cooper
  4. Apollo 100
  5. Armin van Buuren
  6. Avicii
  7. Barry Adamson
  8. The Beach Boys
  9. Bee Gees
  10. Big Data
  11. Black Oak Arkansas
  12. Black Sabbath
  13. Blondie
  14. Bob Dylan
  15. Britney Spears
  16. California Dreams
  17. Calvin Harris
  18. Carly Simon
  19. Chakachas
  20. Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  21. Charli XCX
  22. The Chemical Brothers
  23. The Crystal Method
  24. Daft Punk
  25. David Shire
  26. Deep Purple
  27. Del Shannon
  28. Dillon Francis
  29. DJ Judaa
  30. DJ Snake
  31. Donna Summer
  32. Dr. John
  33. Edgar Winter Group
  34. Edge of Forever
  35. Electric Light Orchestra
  36. Elvin Bishop
  37. The Emotions
  38. Fatboy Slim
  39. Foghat
  40. Franka Potente
  41. George Harrison
  42. Gloria Gaynor
  43. Goblin
  44. Haim
  45. Hans Zimmer
  46. Head East
  47. Hot Chocolate
  48. The Hues Corporation
  49. Icona Pop
  50. James Brown
  51. John Carpenter
  52. Katy Perry
  53. KC and the Sunshine Band
  54. KISS
  55. The KLF
  56. Kool & The Gang
  57. Led Zeppelin
  58. Lionrock
  59. Lou Reed
  60. Lynrd Skynard
  61. M/A/R/R/S
  62. Marc Collin
  63. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  64. Marvin Gaye
  65. Melanie
  66. McFadden and Whitehead
  67. Michael Fredo
  68. The Move
  69. MSFB
  70. Muse
  71. Nazareth
  72. Night Ranger
  73. Ohio Players
  74. Pet Shop Boys
  75. Peter Frampton
  76. Phantogram
  77. The Prodigy
  78. Public Service Broadcasting
  79. Ralph McDonald
  80. Rick Derringer
  81. Rick Springfield
  82. Rita Coolidge
  83. The Runaways
  84. Saint Motel
  85. Seals & Croft
  86. Shirley Bassey
  87. Sleigh Bells
  88. Sniff ‘n The Tears
  89. Sound Experience
  90. The Steve Miller Band
  91. Sweet
  92. Tavares
  93. Taylor Swift
  94. Ted Nugent
  95. Three Dog Night
  96. Tiesto
  97. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  98. The Trammps
  99. UPSAHL
  100. Van McCoy
  101. Walter Egan
  102. War
  103. Yvonne Elliman
  104. ZZ Top

Best of 2021:

  1. Top Ten Vintage Collections (Ryan C.)
  2. Top Ten Contemporary Collections (Ryan C)
  3. Top Ten Original Graphic Novels (Ryan C.)
  4. Top 25 Albums (Necromoonyeti)

Awards Season:

  1. Lisa Marie’s December Oscar Predictions
  2. Columbus Film Critics Association Nominations 
  3. Greater Western New York Film Critics Winners
  4. North Carolina Film Association Nominations


  1. 6 Classic Trailers for January 1st, 2022

News From Last Week:

  1. Betty White has died at age 99.
  2. Max Julien, Blaxploitation Icon and Star of ‘The Mack,’ Dies at 88
  3. Writer/Attorney Andrew Vachss Dies
  4. Jean-Marc Vallée Dies: Director Of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ & ‘Sharp Objects’ Was 58; Heart Attack Believed To Be The Cause
  5. ‘Comic Book Men’ star Robert Bruce found dead in NJ storage facility
  6. Ryan Reynolds, Ellen DeGeneres, Henry Winkler and More Remember Betty White: “She Lived the Best Life Ever”
  7. Jean-Marc Vallée Tributes Pour In: “My Heart Is Broken. My Friend. I Love You,” Reese Witherspoon Writes; Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Mourns Passing
  8. Kamala Harris: Heated Charlamagne tha God exchange was result of ‘frustration’
  9. Britney Spears says music hiatus is a ‘fuck you’ to her family
  10. ‘Karen’ who slapped Delta passenger is ex-‘Baywatch’ actress Patricia Cornwall
  11. L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent
  12. ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Continues Box Office Domination, Crosses $600 Million in North America

Links From Last Week:

  1. What Was Good in Tater Town in 2021
  2. RIP Max Julien…An Appreciation Of “The Mack” And Blaxploitation Cinema!
  3. December 2021 Viewing Recap + Movie(s) Of The Month
  4. Our favorite performances of 2021
  5. Critic’s Appreciation: Betty White Was as Important as She Was Beloved
  6. From Dr. Seuss to Chrissy Teigen: The stars who got canceled in 2021
  7. Life Lessons From My Aunt Joan Didion 
  8. Even if Modern Star Trek Doesn’t Think So, the World Is Getting Better
  9. A YouTube Film Critic Said Raya Was Avatar “Redux.” Then All Hell Broke Loose.
  10. Why so much Obama-era pop culture feels so cringe now
  11. ¡Hola Oscars! Don’t Forget to Consider These Latino Actors and Filmmakers From 2021
  12. The Black Neo-noirs of the ’90s
  13. Cold case murder that inspired ‘Twin Peaks’ solved 100 years later: Book

Links From The Site:

  1. Necromoonyeti shared his picks for the Top 25 albums of 2021!
  2. Ryan shared his picks for the top Vintage Collections, Contemporary Collections, and Graphic Novels of 2021!
  3. Erin shared Just A Picture of a Park in the Rain, The Education of Lydia, The Day After, Continental Touch, The Palace of Love, Worlds Beyond, The Parissienne, and Love Story!  She also reviewed Epiphany and shared The Covers of Fantastic Universe!
  4. Jeff reviewed The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and Norwood.  He also wrote about the Jamie Kennedy New Year’s Special, Captain America punching Hitler, and a game called A Blank Page!
  5. I shared music videos from Van McCoy, Yvonne Elliman, Edge of Forever, Phantogram, Fatboy Slim, George Harrison, and Saint Motel.
  6. I reviewed the latest episode of Dexter, After We Fell. Saved By The Bell Hawaiian Style, The Next Karate Kid, Purple Noon, All The King’s Men, The Irishman, Penitentiary, The Last Don, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, And Now For Something Completely Different, The No Hope With Dope Episode of Saved By The Bell, and Lost Horizon!
  7. I read The Books of Rachel, The Lives of Rachel, Behind the Bell, and The Godfather!
  8. I shared my week in television I shared 8 shots from 8 Films You Should Watch In 2022.  I also shared an AMV of the Day and resolution encouragement from Monty Python.  I shared an educational film about making Better Use of Your Leisure Time.  I also listed 6 things that I’m looking forward to seeing in 2022!
  9. I wrote about the making of The Godfather Part II.
  10. I shared a scene from The Godfather Part II.
  11. I paid tribute to Oscar Micheaux.
  12. Doc welcome everyone to 2022!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  You should subscribe!
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared Arboretum Path, Lovely Walk, Another Lovely Walk, Armadillos, Happy New Year’s Eve, Happy New Year, and The Past!
  3. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared Welcome to 2022 and Weather Report!
  4. For Horror Critic, I posted reviews of 10 Minutes to Midnight and Mulberry Street!
  5. At my dream journal, I shared: Christmas Decorations Dream, Shopping With My Sisters Dream, Beach Detective Dream, Parking Lot Dream, Dream About My Aunt, Happy New Year, and My Recurring High School Dream!
  6. At my music site, I shared songs from Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Del Shannon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Michael Fredo, Donna Summer, James Brown, and the Hues Corporation!
  7. At SyFy Designs, I shared: Sympathy For My Brother-In-Law and Nephew, 2022: It’s In the Numbers, and A New Year’s Prayer!

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

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