Lisa Marie’s Week in Review: 4/11/22 — 4/17/22

This week was all about family.  I spent the holidays with my sisters and I didn’t really watch any movies or …. do anything else for that matter.  But I guess I needed the rest.

I was a bit upset when I discovered that ABC was not showing The Ten Commandments on Saturday.  I may have even sent an angry tweet to my local ABC affiliate about it.  (Okay, I did send it and I was a little bit rude, which I feel bad about.)  Watching the first 30 minutes of The Ten Commandments before leaving for Easter Vigil and then the rest afterwards is a Bowman family tradition!  But this Saturday, a basketball game aired instead and I was not happy.

“BASKETBALL!?” I raged, “How dare they!?”

Anyway, I subsequently discovered that ABC had apparently aired The Ten Commandments last week and I just missed it.  I really didn’t have anyone to blame but myself and I feel kind of bad for yelling at ABC on twitter over it.  To be honest, The Ten Commandments is on Prime so I can watch it whenever I want but I guess I was upset because watching it on TV with commercials is a family tradition and I don’t like change in general.

Anyway, turns out my sister Megan had the movie on DVD so, even as I type this up, my sisters and I are watching Yul Brynner and Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments!

Here’s what else I watched this week:

Films I Watched:

  1. Barabbas (1961)
  2. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  3. My Wonderful Life (2022)
  4. Planet of the Dinosaurs (1977)
  5. The Silver Chalice (1954)
  6. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  7. The Velocipastor (2018)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 61st Street
  2. The Girl From Plainville
  3. Hard Cell
  4. Law & Order
  5. The Outlaws
  6. Survivor
  7. Yellowjackets

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. The Beatles
  2. Big Data
  3. Blanck Mass
  4. Britney Spears
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Crystal Medthod
  7. Haim
  8. Madness
  9. Radiohead
  10. Saint Motel
  11. Swedish House Mafia
  12. Yvonne Elliman

News From Last Week:

  1. Iconic comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies at 67
  2. Comedian and actor Michel Bouquet Dies at 97
  3. Actress Liz Sheridan Dies at 93
  4. Actress Catherine Spaak Dies at 77
  5. Actor Rio Hackford Dies at 51
  6. Gilbert Gottfried Laid to Rest in Star-Studded, Joke-Filled Funeral: ‘He Would Have Loved It’
  7. Cannes Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup, Including New Films From George Miller, David Cronenberg, and Park Chan-wook
  8. The David Lynch rumours are growing by the day

Links From Last Week:

  1. Martin Scorsese’s Movies Are Funnier Than Most Modern Comedies
  2. Easter Special Music Break: 7 Favorite Scores from Redeeming Films
  3. Songs In The Key Of “E”! From Elvis To Pearl Jam With Some Eagles And Eminem Too!
  4. The World’s Common Tater’s Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/15/22

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared a scene about the Easter Beagle and 7 pictures of the sun: Looking for the Sun, Let The Sun Come In, Sunset at the Park, Thursday Sunrise, Sunset on Friday, Sun, and View of the Sun!
  2. Jeff shared music videos from U2, The Hooters, Shine, The Beach Boys, Belinda Carlisle, Warrant, and David Bowie!  He also reviewed The Hard Hombre, Law of the Rio Grande, and Hell-Fire Austin!
  3. I paid tribute to Uli Edel and I shared my week in television and a scene from Apocalypse Now!  I reviewed Death on the Nile, The Girl From Plainville, and the 103rd Ballot!
  4. Leonard shared the trailer from Crimes of the Future!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subcribing!
  2. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared a song from Jesus Christ Superstar!
  3. At her photography site, Erin Shared: path, lizard, base of the rainbow, house, friendship, flowers, and faith!
  4. At my music site, I shared songs from The Beatles, Madness, Swedish House Mafia, Haim, Saint Motel, Britney Spears, and Blanck Mass!
  5. For the Realty TV Chat Blog, I reviewed the latest episode of Survivor!

Check out last week by clicking here!

The Easter Beagle Is Here!

Are you feeling down this Easter?

Is everyone happier than you are?

Are you feeling like everything has just passed you by?

Do you feel like the world has just changed too much?

I don’t blame you. The holidays have a way of getting people down. I was feeling the same way but then I discovered that I could still watch It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown on AppleTV Plus!

The Easter Beagle is here!

Someday, Charlie Brown will get an Easter egg. And he’ll also kick that football and he’ll talk to the little redheaded girl and he’ll even finish War and Peace. And Linus will see The Great Pumpkin! I believe in them and, even more importantly, I believe in the Easter Beagle.

Happy Easter!

Music Video of the Day: Red Hill Mining Town by U2 (1987, directed by Neil Jordan)

Today it can be easy to forget just how popular and respected U2 was in the late 1980s and throughout the 90s.  Even though, from the start, Bono drew a lot of derision for his messianic posturing, there’s no denying that early U2 rocked.  Even a song like Red Hill Mining Town, which was probably the weakest song on Joshua Tree, holds up over thirty years later.

The song was inspired by an actual UK miner’s strike and lyrically, it’s a good example of how U2’s good intentions were sometimes obscured by a heavy-handed approach.  (Bono later said that, when he heard the song, he realized that he sounded like a rich man singing about someone else’s unemployment.)  The video, though, captures the feeling of despair that the song was going for.  This video is memorable for being directed by Neil Jordan, who has since gone on to become one of Ireland’s most important filmmakers.