This was a good week. The average temperature went from 110 to a mere 99 so I played a little tennis with my sister on Tuesday. I played a little golf on Wednesday. I turns out that I’m not particularly good at either one of those activities but still, it was nice to get out for a bit. I’ve been told that my backhand is as cute as it is inefficient and apparently, the same is true of my swing. Oh well. I had fun!
You may have noticed that, after two rather low-key months, the site came alive this week. That was by design. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got in store for the rest of 2022!
Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week!
Films I Watched:
- Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
- A Day To Die (2022)
- Drawn Into The Night (2010)
- Gold (2022)
- Guns (1990)
- The Longest Yard (1974)
- A Mighty Wind (2003)
- Planet Dune (2021)
- The Sinister Squad (2016)
- The Stranger (1995)
- Ted K (2022)
Television Shows I Watched:
- Allo Allo
- The Bachelortte
- Big Brother
- Breaking Bad
- The Challenge
- Diff’rent Strokes
- Family Ties
- Fantasy Island
- Full House
- Ghost Whisperer
- Hart to Hart
- Inspector Lewis
- King of the Hill
- Magnum P.I.
- Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead
- Open All Hours
Books I Read:
- Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed (2009) by Robert Sellers
Music To Which I Listened:
- Avril Lavigne
- Britney Spears
- Christina Aguilera
- Demi Lovato
- Hilary Duff
- Jefferson Airplane
- Jennifer Lopez
- Jessica Simpson
- Kid Rock
- Lynard Skynard
- Phantom Planet
- Saint Motel
- Taylor Swift
- Tove Lo
- Warren Zevon
News From Last Week:
- Archie Battersbee: 12-year-old boy dies hours after hospital ends life support against parents’ wishes
- Archie Battersbee: Tragic case echoes heartbreaking fight other families have faced
- Archie Battersbee: ‘No family should go through this’ – calls for urgent reform in light of 12-year-old’s death
- Clu Gulager, ‘The Virginian’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Actor, Dies at 93
- Actor-turned-real-estate-agent John Steiner dies in a traffic collision
- Roger E. Mosley, ‘Magnum, P.I.’ star, dies at 83 after a car crash
- James Franco To Play Fidel Castro In ‘Alina Of Cuba’; Mía Maestro Also Set Opposite Ana Villafañe
- Jake Gyllenhaal-Starring ‘Road House’ Reboot Gets Green Light at Prime Video
- Michael K. Williams was high on drugs meeting Obama, posthumous memoir reveals
- Noah Baumbach’s ‘White Noise’ to Open 2022 NY Film Festival
- Batgirl’ Won’t Fly: Warner Bros. Discovery Has No Plans to Release Nearly Finished $90 Million Film
- The Dish: What’s Behind The ‘Batgirl’ & ‘Scoob!’ Discard? David Zaslav’s Abject Rejection Of Jason Kilar’s HBO Max Strategy
- Warner Bros. Is Facing Mounting Pressure To Axe “The Flash” Amid Ezra Miller’s Controversial Behavior And After Ditching $90M Movie “Batgirl”
- Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Defends Axing ‘Batgirl’: ‘We’re Not Going to Put a Movie Out Unless We Believe in It’
- ‘iCarly’ Star Jennette McCurdy Claims Nickelodeon Offered Her $300,000 to Stay Quiet on Alleged Abuse
- HBO Max, Discovery+ to Merge Into Single Streaming Platform Starting in Summer 2023
- John Leguizamo Slams James Franco’s Casting as Fidel Castro: ‘He Ain’t Latino! How Is This Still Going On?’
- Film Producer Janet Yang Elected First Asian American President Of The Academy
- Anne Heche ‘stable’ after suffering severe burns in Los Angeles car accident
Links From Last Week:
- Bob Rafelson, 1933-2022
- I’ve won an award!!
- The Magical Beauty Of Venice Italy At Night! From Watery San Marco Square’s Live Music To The Smallest Streets!
- The World’s Common Tater’s Week in Books, Movies, and TV 8/5/22
Links From The Site:
- Jeff reviewed Big City Blues, Avenger, Body Slam, Beavis and Butthead, The Shooter, The Boy Who Drank Too Much, Rock Scissors Paper, The Case of the Wicked Wives, and Homicide: The Movie!
- Jeff shared music videos from Alicia Keys, Stone Sour, Ana Johnsson, Snow Patrol, Phantom Planet, Sum 41, and Depeche Mode!
- Jeff wrote about Spider-Man as a generational figure, Spider-Man as a cartoon, and Spider-Man as a frustrated job applicant!
- Erin shared Ahead, The Armchair Detective, Adventure, Detective Novel, Dime Detective Magazine, Snappy Stories, and Dolls and Guns!
- Erin celebrated Dinosaur Day and our mom’s doll collection!
- Erin reviewed Retreat to Paradise!
- Leonard shared the trailer for The Banshees on Insherin!
- I reviewed Clue, Blood Games, Undercover, Shanghai 13, Speed, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Infernal Library, Gerry, The Last Days, Engagement Party, Message From Nam, FTA, Johnny Got His Gun, Scared Straight, Scared Straight: 20 Years Later, Scared Straight: Another Story, Hellraisers, A Day to Die, Drawn Into The Night, Robot Jox, Justin Perry: The Assassin, Traffik, Ted K, Mafia, Gold, and Vatican Kill!
- I paid tribute to J. Lee Thompson, Wes Craven, John Huston, Andy Warhol, Umberto Lenzi, and Nicholas Ray!
- I shared scenes from Skyfall and Guardians of the Galaxy!
- I shared 8 things that I am looking forward to in August and an AMV of the Day! I also shared my week in television! I also took a look at the making of Taxi Driver!
More From Us:
- Ryan has a patreon, where he now publishes his reviews! Consider subscribing!
- At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared a song by Bob Moses and Zhu!
- At Pop Politics, Jeff shared Dear Kansas This Is Your Chance, Forward?, Looking Over Last Night’s Results, Happy Birthday to the TRS-80, Marilyn and Abe, Questions of the Day, Finally Some Good News, Greetings To Those Above, and Good News!
- At her photography site, Erin shared Painting, Painting 2, Painting 3, Painting 4, Painting 5, Painting 6, and Painting 7!
- At my music site, I celebrated the past with songs by Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Hilary Duff, Britney Spears, Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, and Phantom Planet!
- At SyFy Designs, I shared: August 1st, The Longest Yard, A Little Poetry (Not My Own) To Start the Day, Some Days, Time For Some Lake Therapy, Checking In With Next Door, and Archie Battersbee, RIP!
- I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
- For Reality TV Chat Blog, I shared Week 4 Veto Meeting, Kyle and Alyssa, It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 4, , About Tonight, Week 5 Nominations, and Delusions!
- At my online dream journal, I shared Beach Dream, History Class Dream, Spy Dream, Fire Dream, High School Theater Dream, Deep Ellum Dream, and Storage Locker Dream!
- At Horror Critic, I reviewed Sinister Squad, Planet Dune, King of the Lost World, Terror at London Bridge, Bigfoot, and 47 Meters Down: Uncaged!