Lisa Marie’s Week in Review: 4/25/22 — 5/1/22


Welcome to the wonderful month of May!  It’s a new month and I’m definitely feeling better.  I’m not sure why April was so difficult but no matter!  It’s in the past.

Speaking of the past, here’s what I watched, read, and listened to over the course of the previous week:

Films I Watched:

  1. 06/05 (2004)
  2. The Cannonball Run (1981)
  3. A Good Days Work: Selling (1974)
  4. Mad Max (1979)
  5. Mr. Majestyk (1974)
  6. Nashville (1975)
  7. Our Man Flint (1966)
  8. Run, Lola, Run (1998)
  9. The Survivor (2022)
  10. White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercombie and Fitch (2022)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 61st Street
  2. Abbott Elementary
  3. Allo Allo
  4. Atlanta
  5. Barry
  6. Better Call Saul
  7. The Brady Bunch
  8. Full House
  9. The Girl From Plainville
  10. Happy Days
  11. King of the Hill
  12. Law & Order
  13. The Love Boat
  14. M*A*S*H
  15. Open All Hours
  16. Survivor
  17. T.J. Hooker
  18. We Own This City

Books I Read:

  1. Getting It Straight: Villains Talking (2001) by Freddie Foreman and Tony Lambrianou

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. American Football
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Blanck Mass
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Cedric Gervais
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. Daft Punk
  8. deadmau 5
  9. Dillon Francis
  10. DJ Snake
  11. Florence + The Machine
  12. Flume
  13. Flying Lizards
  14. Gjiko
  15. Haim
  16. Maggie Rogers
  17. Michael Nesmith
  18. The Monkees
  19. The Prodigy
  20. Rammstein
  21. Rolling Stones
  22. Saint Motel
  23. Sigrid
  24. Sub Urban
  25. Susie Van De Meer
  26. Swedish House Mafia
  27. Talk Talk
  28. Tiesto

Trailers:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion
  2. Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
  3. Monstrous

News From Last Week:

  1. Country music star Naomi Judd dies at age 76
  2. Neal Adams, comic book artist who revitalized Batman and fought for creators’ rights, Dies at 80
  3. Actress Joanna Barnes Dies at 87
  4. Kenneth Tsang, ‘Die Another Day’ actor, found dead while quarantining in Chinese hotel
  5. Elon Musk, a $160,000 wine bill, and a confession: 12 highlights from week 3 of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial
  6. Elon Musk tells AOC to ‘stop hitting on me’ after his Twitter purchase
  7. A24’s ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Hits Impressive Box Office Milestone
  8. Bill Murray Gives First Comments on Inappropriate Behavior Complaint: ‘It’s Been Quite an Education for Me’

Links From Last Week:

  1. What The New Yorker Didn’t Say About a Famous Writer’s Anti-Semitism
  2. Netflix Lost Subscribers, But It Really Lost Something Larger — Call It Mythology
  3. Paul McCartney And John Lennon’s NEW Duet! “I’ve Got A Feeling” LIVE Thanks To Peter Jackson!
  4. The World’s Common Tater’s Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/29/22

Links From The Site:

  1. Jeff paid tribute to Neal Adams!
  2. Erin shared Rulah Jungle Goddess, Anniversary, Rangeland Romances, The Love Racket, Desperate Choice, Pick-Up At Midnight, and American Legion!
  3. I shared music videos from Gjiko, Sub Urban, Sigrid, Flume, American Football, Florence + The Machine, and Maggie Rogers!
  4. I shared an AMV of the Day, a blast from the past, a scene from Hard Target, and I paid tribute to Wes Anderson!  I also shared my week in television and my too early Oscar predictions!
  5. I reviewed Solarbabies!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subscribing!
  2. Fieldmouse Press also a patreon so consider subscribing to it as well!
  3. At my music site, I shared songs from The Flying Lizards, Talk Talk, Swedish House Mafia, Haim, Saint Motel, Britney Spears, and Blanck Mass!
  4. For Reality TV Chat, I reviewed Survivor!
  5. At her photography site, Erin shared spin away, above, tapestry, afternoon, green, night, and housing!
  6. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared his reaction to Elon Musk buying Twitter!

Check out last week by clicking here!

AMV of the Day: Non-Stop (Ace Attorney)


Today is not only Pagan May Day, Communist May Day, and American Loyalty Day!  Today is also Law Day, the day in which everyone celebrates how much they love the American legal system.  (Seriously, it’s a real holiday.)  So, it only seems appropriate that today’s AMV of the Day should mix both Ace Attorney and the origins of the American legal system!

Enjoy and, as always, please follow this video’s creator on YouTube!

Anime: Ace Attorney

Song: Non-Stop (Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton)

Creator: AmyIssen

Past AMVs of the Day

A May Day Blast From The Past: A Good Days Work: Selling


Happy International Workers Day, a.k.a. May Day!

Today, we celebrate May Day with this short film from 1974.  A Good Days Work: Selling is all about how exciting it is to work in a fish market.  I guess these film were made so that children in school could mentally prepare for the careers that were ahead of them and, indeed, I imagine a few kids in 1974 probably grew up to work in a New England fish market.

Anyway, I find this short film to be kind of moody and …. I don’t know, weird.  The grainy images and the voyeuristic children are, to be honest, kind of unsettling.  There’s a lot of ennui to be found in this film.  Though it’s not the film’s fault, it’s hard to watch anything that was filmed in New England without expecting some sort of weird Stephen King thing to start happening.  But, at the same time, it also taught children about fish markets so I guess that’s a good thing.

Anyway, enjoy!

Scenes That I Love: The Epic Shootout and Chase Scene From Hard Target (Happy Birthday, John Woo)


Today, the Shattered Lens wishes a happy 76th birthday to the one and only John Woo!  And what better way to celebrate than with a scene that we love?  1993’s Hard Target was not only John Woo’s first American film but it’s also one of the few films to make perfect use of Jean-Claude Van Damme (not to mention Wilford Brimley and Lance Henriksen)!

Today’s scene is hard Target’s epic shootout and chase scene.  Nearly 30 years later, it’s still exciting to watch.

4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Wes Anderson Edition


4 Or More Shots From 4 Or More Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

Today, the Shattered Lens wishes a happy birthday to Texas’s own Wes Anderson!  It’s time for….

4 Shots From 4 Wes Anderson Films

Moonrise Kingdom (2012, dir by Wes Anderson, DP: Robert Yeoman)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, dir by Wes Anderson, DP: Robert Yeoman)

Isle of Dogs (2018, dir by Wes Anderson, DP: Tristan Oliver)

The French Dispatch (2021, dir by Wes Anderson, DP: Robert Yeoman)