Lisa’s Week In Review — 1/14/19 — 1/20/19


There’s a freaking eclipse going on right now, y’all!

While the rest of America is debating football and Alexandre Rothier is making fun of us for not being soccer fans, Erin and I have been shivering out in the backyard and watching as the moon slowly disappears.  It’s like 36 degrees out there and neither one of was exactly dressed warmly but hey, it’s the first eclipse of the year!  It’s called a Bloodmoon, which I assume has something to do with Twilight.

For me, this week was all about getting caught up with the films of 2018.  For once, I actually managed to accomplish what I wanted to do.  I watched a lot of movies.  I posted my picks for the best and the worst of the year.  Now that I’m finished with 2018, I can actually focus on 2019.  For me, it was a good week and it just seem fitting to end it with an eclipse!

This upcoming week should be wild!  Oscar nominations of Tuesday.  Celebrity Big Brother starts on Monday.  Sundance starts on the 24th.  But, before we get started with all of that, here’s what I did last week:

Movies I Watched

  1. Avicii: True Stories (2018)
  2. Battle (2018)
  3. Blindspotting (2018)
  4. The Cutting Edge (1992)
  5. Death of a Nation (2018)
  6. The Favourite (2018)
  7. Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
  8. Green Book (2018)
  9. Gun City (2018)
  10. Happy As Lazzaro (2018)
  11. The Hurricane Heist (2018)
  12. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  13. The Karate Kid (1984)
  14. Like A Country Song (2012)
  15. Mary, Queen of Scots (2018)
  16. Mid90s (2018)
  17. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
  18. Mission Impossible: Fall-Out (2018)
  19. The Most Assassinated Woman In The World (2018)
  20. Porndemic (2016)
  21. Recovery Boys (2018)
  22. Roma (2018)
  23. St. Paul (2000)
  24. Shirkers (2018)
  25. A Simple Favor (2018)
  26. Spider-Man (2002)
  27. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)
  28. Support the Girls (2018)
  29. They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)
  30. Upgrade (2018)
  31. White Boy Rick (2018)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days In
  2. The Bachelor 23
  3. Friends
  4. Ghost Whisperer
  5. Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back
  6. Hell’s Kitchen
  7. King of the Hill
  8. The Orville
  9. Seinfeld
  10. True Detective
  11. Undercover Boss

Books I Read:

  1. The Egyptian Gods and Goddesses (1992) by Clive Barrett
  2. Lost Atlantis (1969) by J.V. Luce
  3. The Mad Ones (2008) by Tom Folsom

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Alkaline Trio
  2. Avicii
  3. Avril Lavigne,
  4. Britney Spears
  5. David Guetta
  6. Grey
  7. Jai Wolf
  8. Nouveau Lounge
  9. Saint Motel
  10. Sevenn
  11. Tiesto
  12. Trentemøller

Links From Last Week

  1. On my music site, I shared songs from Saint Motel, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Jia Wolf, Britney Spears again, Alkaline Trio, and Tiesto and Sevenn.
  2. Over at SyFy Designs, I wrote The Shallow Hotness of Beto and January 18th 2019 — Early Morning Thoughts.
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared: Mushroom, Back Yard, Red Sky At Night, Dark Places, Watchers, Fountain, and Dorothy In The Haunted Forest.
  4. Sorry, but ‘This Is Us’ is totally overrated — here’s why you can skip it
  5. On The Trail: The Resplendent Prose Stylings of 2020 Frontrunner Beto O’Rourke
  6. Dario Argento claims Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ remake ‘betrayed’ his original version
  7. Netflix Reboots “Unsolved Mysteries”

Links From The Site

  1. Case reviewed IO and The Meg!
  2. Erin profiled George Erickson and shared the following artwork: Lament for Four Virgins, Leg-Art Virgin, Her Soul Went First, Portrait of a Mobster, Finders Keepers, Detective Fiction Weekly, and the Golden Touch!
  3. Gary reviewed The Westerner, Bowery at Midnight, and The Woman in the Window!
  4. Ryan reviewed Migraine, Hobo Mom, and Things Go Wrong and he shared his weekly reading list!
  5. Arleigh shared the trailer for the new Spider-Man film and a song called Paradise Lost!
  6. I finally completed my look back at 2018 with: The Ten Worst Movies Of The Year, The Best of Lifetime, The Best of SyFy, My Ten Favorite Novels, My 12 Favorite Non-Fiction Books, My Top Ten Songs, Ten Good Things that I saw on Television, and My 26 Top Films Of 2018!  I also reviewed White Boy Rick and shared the trailers for Ghostbusters 3 and John Wick 3!  Finally, I shared music videos from Grey and Nouveau Lounge, along with the following from Britney Spears: Sometimes, Oops …. I Did it Again, From the Bottom of My Broken Heart, Lucky, and Stronger!

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

Stay supple, everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/7/19 — 1/13/19


Last week, I spent a lot of time cleaning out my DVR.  This upcoming week, I’ll not only be getting caught up on the films of 2018, I’ll also finally be posting my picks for the best and the worst of the previous year! It should be fun!

Also, last week, I went through our blogroll for the first time in like two years.  I dropped some dead links and added some new living ones.  If you have an entertainment or culture-related site and you’d like to included in our blogroll, please let us know!  Thanks!

Movies I Watched:

  1. The Art of Murder (2018)
  2. Babysitter’s Nightmare (2018)
  3. The Climb (2002)
  4. Deadly Delusion (2018)
  5. Flashdance (1983)
  6. The Girl in the Bathtub (2018)
  7. The Girl in the Bunker (2018)
  8. He Knows Your Every Move (2018)
  9. He’s Watching (2018)
  10. Holmes & Watson (2018)
  11. Homecoming Revenge (2018)
  12. Lake Placid: Legacy (2018)
  13. Left for Dead (2018)
  14. Lizzie (2018)
  15. The Lover in the Attic: A True Story (2018)
  16. Mandy (2018)
  17. Mean Girls (2004)
  18. Overexposed (2018)
  19. The Perfect Mother (2018)
  20. School’s Out! (1992)
  21. Sorority Stalker (2018)
  22. Stalked By My Patient (2018)
  23. The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974)
  24. Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. The 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards
  2. 60 Days In
  3. 911
  4. The Bachelor 23
  5. Bar Rescue
  6. Brooklyn 99
  7. Degrassi Junior High
  8. Degrassi High
  9. Doctor Phil
  10. Entertainment Tonight
  11. Face the Truth
  12. Friends
  13. The Good Place
  14. Hell’s Kitchen
  15. King of the Hill
  16. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
  17. Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club
  18. The Love Boat
  19. Project Runway: All Stars
  20. Seinfeld
  21. Shipping Wars
  22. True Detective

Books I Read:

  1. The 103rd ballot: Democrats and the disaster in Madison Square Garden (1976) by Robert K. Murray
  2. Convention (1977) by Richard Reeves
  3. Degrassi Junior High: Exit Stage Left (1988) by William Pasnak
  4. James Bond in Win, Place, or Die (1985) by R.L. Stine

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adam Rickfors
  3. Adi Ulmansky
  4. Alvin Risk
  5. Anat Moshovski
  6. Armin van Buuren
  7. Avicii
  8. Big Data
  9. Blanck Mass
  10. Bring Me The Horizon
  11. Britney Spears
  12. Cedric Gervais
  13. The Chemical Brothers
  14. Coldplay
  15. Dada Life
  16. Dillon Francis
  17. DJ Judaa
  18. DJ Snake
  19. Fiona Apple
  20. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  21. Gwen Stefani
  22. Jackal
  23. Jake Bugg
  24. Jennifer Lopez
  25. Joywave
  26. Lady Gaga
  27. Hardwell
  28. Kaskade
  29. Otto Knows
  30. Porter Robinson
  31. Saint Motel
  32. Skrillex
  33. Sleigh Bells
  34. Steve Aoki
  35. Swedish House Mafia
  36. Syrup
  37. Taking Back Sunday
  38. Tiesto

Links From Last Week

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared: Sun Drenched, Cars, One Missing Trash Bag, Litter, Never Forget, and Mushrooms!
  2. On my music site, I shared songs from Blanck Mass, Kaskade, The Chemical Brothers, Armin van Buuren, Skrillex and Alvin Risk, Jake Bugg, and Saint Motel!
  3. On SyFyDesigns, I wrote about my new year’s resolution!
  4. For Horror Critic, I reviewed The Strange and Deadly Occurrence!
  5. Six Spot: Best Supporting Actress 2017 (This is a really fun feature at Awards Circuit, where they speculate about who just missed receiving an Oscar nomination.)
  6. Tom Hiddleston Said To Be The Narrator Of The Upcoming Young Loki Series
  7. Britney Spears’s …Baby One More Time Is Weirder Than You Remember
  8. ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Cast Is Revealed
  9. Whoopi Goldberg is game to host the Oscars
  10. Oscars will be hostless for the first time in forever!
  11. Will the Oscars go hostless?  Here’s what we know about the situation.
  12. Finally, my tweet about the whole Oscar hosting situation got picked up and used in a twitter moment so yay me!:

Links From The Site

  1. Erin shared the following artwork: Dressed to Kill, Scandal!, City Hotel, Appointment With Fear, Model for Murder, No Angles For Me, and The Case of the Violent Virgin!
  2. Gary reviewed Handsome Johnny, The Spanish Main, and The Ghost and Mr, Chicken!
  3. Ryan reviewed The New World : Comics From Mauretenia and Cry, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  4. Arleigh shared music from Mamamoo and the trailers for Kingdom and Season 2 of The Punisher!
  5. I shared music videos from Bring Me The Horizon, The Chemical Brothers, Hardwell, The Chemical Brothers (again), Jennifer Lopez. Steve Aoki, and Britney Spears!  I also shared the DGA nominations and the trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw!  Finally, I reviewed Flashdance and Holmes & Watson!  I also shared the winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards and the teaser for the 8th season of Game of Thrones!

(Want to see what I accomplished last week?  Click here!)

Have a great week and stay supple!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/1/19 — 1/6/19


It’s a new year and time to discover new movies, new music, new books, and new TV shows!  Here’s my first week in review of the new year!

Films I Watched:

  1. Killer Body (2018)
  2. My Daughter’s Ransom (2019)
  3. Nightmare Best Friend (2018)
  4. Seduced By My Neighbor (2018)
  5. Voyage to Plant of Prehistoric Women (1968)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days In
  2. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  3. American Justice
  4. Autobiography: Elizabeth Smart
  5. Behind Bars: Rookie Year
  6. The Bold and the Beautiful
  7. Chappelle’s Show
  8. Doctor Phil
  9. Face the Truth
  10. Ghost Whisperer
  11. Hell’s Kitchen
  12. King of the Hill
  13. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
  14. Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48
  15. The Masked Singer
  16. The Orville
  17. Saved By The Bell
  18. Seinfeld
  19. Shipping Wars
  20. Surviving R. Kelly
  21. The Talk
  22. Vanished With Beth Holloway
  23. Young Sheldon

Books I Read:

  1. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (2010) by Daniel Okrent

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Avicii
  2. The Big Moon
  3. Christina Aguilera
  4. deadmau5
  5. Hardwell
  6. Jakalope
  7. Kaskade
  8. Phantogram
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Tiesto
  11. Universal Honey

Links From Last Week:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared: Red, Gray, and Green, Winter, Branch, Darkness Falling, Blue, and Front Path.
  2. On my music site, I shared songs from The Big Moon, Tiesto & Hardwell, deadmau5 and Kaskade, Hardwell and Johnathan Mendelsohn, Christina Aguilera, and Taylor Swift.
  3. Gary Loggins was interviewed for the Classic Movie Blog Association.
  4. I came forward after Ruben Kihuen harassed me.  Here’s what it cost me.

Links From The Site:

  1. Case reviewed Magical Christmas Ornaments!
  2. Erin shared: Party Girl, Asimov On Throne, Run Thief Run, Shooting Star, Passion’s Harvest, and Dream Street!  She also welcomed us to the future and profiled artist Robert G. Harris!
  3. Doc (yes, the cat) wished everyone a happy new year!
  4. Gary reviewed The Big Combo and The Town That Dreaded Sundown!
  5. Jeff shared music videos from Van Halen, Def Leppard, INXS, Kenny Loggins, and the Bubblemen.  He also reviewed Deadline and shared a few things he liked from 2018.
  6. I reviewed New Year’s Eve, Killer Body, My Daughter’s Ransom, Nightmare Best Friend, and Seduced By My Neighbor.  I also shared a music video from Zack Attack!
  7. Necromoonyeti shared his top 20 albums of 2018!
  8. Ryan reviewed Flocks, Little Teeth, and Little Stranger, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  9. Arleigh shared K-pop from Girls’ Generation and Brown-Eyed Girls!

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

Have a great week everyone!

Happy 2019 From All The Writers (and the cat) at Through the Shattered Lens!


(Picture by Erin Nicole)

You did it!

You survived 2018!

2018 was a year when humans everywhere proved that they should just be quiet and let cats run the planet.  Well, 2018 is over now.  It’s 2019 and hopefully, everyone will try to do better over the upcoming 12 months!

Here’s what we have to look forward to in 2019:  The Oscars.  The release of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.  Another Star Wars film.  The Cannes Film Festival.  Terminator 6.  Zombieland Too.  Another season of The Walking DeadIt: Chapter Two.  Captain Marvel.  Avengers: Endgame.  Spider-Man: Far From Home and Toy Story 4.  Mike Posner’s A Real Good Kid and Outer Peace from Toro y Moi.   A lot of original films on Lifetime and a chance to see if SyFy will ever have another franchise as successful as Sharknado.  Stephen King will probably release another 900-page novel about Maine. And, of course, so much more!

On top of all that, In 11 more months, this site will be ten years old!  Can you believe it!?

So, sit back and enjoy the ride.

2019 has arrived!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 12/24/18 — 12/31/18


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Here’s my final week in review for 2018.  I’ve been sick for the past few days so this is going to be an abbreviated week in review.  Fortunately, I’m feeling better now and I’m looking forward to spending the next two weeks getting caught up on stuff and, starting next week, posting my picks for the best of 2018!

Movies I Watched:

  1. 23 Blast (2014)
  2. Aquaman (2018)
  3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  4. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
  5. A Christmas Story (1982)
  6. Die Hard (1988)
  7. Die Hard 2 (1990)
  8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  9. The Godfather (1972)
  10. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  11. The Godfather Part III (1990)
  12. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  13. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  14. New Year’s Eve (2011)
  15. Picadilly (1929)
  16. Vice (2018)
  17. The Warriors (1979)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. American Justice
  2. California Dreams
  3. Degrassi
  4. Degrassi High
  5. Degrassi Junior High
  6. Doctor Phil
  7. Face the Truth
  8. Ghost Whisperer
  9. King of the Hill
  10. Law & Order
  11. Model Killers
  12. The Office
  13. Parking Wars
  14. Saved By The Bell
  15. Unsolved Mysteries

Books I Read:

  1. Spooky Texas (2008) by S.E. Schlosser
  2. Twin Peaks: The Secret History (2016) by Mark Frost

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Aice Glass
  4. Armin van Buuren
  5. Arston
  6. Avril Lavigne
  7. Avicii
  8. Bad Suns
  9. Blackpink
  10. Blanck Mass
  11. BowLand
  12. Calvin Harris
  13. Cat Power
  14. Cedric Gervais
  15. The Chemical Brothers
  16. Daft Punk
  17. Darlene Love
  18. Dillon Francis
  19. Fatboy Slim
  20. Girls’ Generation
  21. Guster
  22. Gwen Stefani
  23. Hardwell
  24. Harry Nilsson
  25. Icona Pop
  26. Jackal
  27. Jakealope
  28. Jeff Phillips
  29. Kaskade
  30. Kedr Livanskiy
  31. Lindsey Stirling
  32. Moby
  33. Needle Damage
  34. Nine Inch Nails
  35. One Direction
  36. Otto Knows
  37. P!nk
  38. Porter Robinson
  39. The Ronettes
  40. Saint Motel
  41. Seamus Trout
  42. Stephen Puth
  43. Swedish House Mafia
  44. Taylor Swift
  45. Tiesto
  46. Tove Lo

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(Click here to check out last week’s week in review)

Merry Christmas and a Happy Treevenge to One and All!


Treevenge

It wouldn’t be a Christmas here at Through the Shattered Lens without our yearly viewing of that most Christmas-y of all Christmas films: Treevenge.

I wouldn’t be out of place to say that this is the greatest film ever developed, put on celluloid and released for the world to see. We here at Through the Shattered Lens always wait for Christmas morning to see if the Christmas trees will make an appearance on the site and, lo and behold, they haven’t missed a Christmas morning since 2009.

Treevenge is a film that is full of Chrstmas joy. From it’s nostalgic opening music to the joy of families and friends enjoying their Christmas Eve with their new, hand picked Christmas tree.

Merry Christmas, One and all!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 12/17/18 — 12/23/18


Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Movies I Watched:

  1. A Carol For Another Christmas (1964)
  2. Christmas Around The Corner (2018)
  3. The Christmas Contract (2018)
  4. A Christmas In Tennessee (2018)
  5. The Christmas Pact (2018)
  6. Christmas Perfection (2018)
  7. Hometown Christmas (2018)
  8. Dogville (2003)
  9. Christmas Lost and Found (2018)
  10. Jingle Belles (2018)
  11. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
  12. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  13. Searching (2018)
  14. Second Act (2018)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 911
  2. Beverly Hills 90210
  3. California Dreams
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  5. Charlie’s Angels
  6. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  7. Degrassi
  8. Doctor Phil
  9. Evil Up Close
  10. Face the Truth
  11. Forensic Files
  12. I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown
  13. King of the Hill
  14. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  15. Parking Wars
  16. Survivor 37
  17. Unsolved Mysteries

Books I Read:

  1. Hello Stranger (2018) by Lisa Kleypas
  2. September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series (2018) by Skip Desjardin
  3. Wicked and the Wallflower: The Bareknuckle Bastards (2018) by Sarah MacLean

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Afrojack
  3. AOA
  4. Armin Van Buuren
  5. Avicii
  6. Avril Lavigne
  7. Big Data
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Cedric Gervais
  10. Darlene Love
  11. Dillon Francis
  12. DJ Judaa
  13. DJ Snake
  14. The Drifters
  15. GAYLA
  16. Gwen Stefani
  17. Jake Bugg
  18. Jennifer Lopez
  19. Joywave
  20. Julia Jacklin
  21. Kedr Livanskiy
  22. Lenny Kravitz
  23. Lindsey Stirling
  24. Moby
  25. Norah Jones
  26. Phantogram
  27. Public Service Broadcasting
  28. Secret
  29. Taylor Swift
  30. Tove Lo
  31. XYLØ

Links From Last Week:

  1. From my dream journal: Last Night’s Simple But Super Intense Nightmare
  2. For the Reality TV Chat Blog, I reviewed the finale of Survivor!
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from: Julia Jacklin, Avril Lavigne, Adi Ulmansky, Lenny Kravitz, Adi Ulmansky again, Jennifer Lopez, and The Drifters!
  4. On her photography site, Erin shared: Holidays, A Bit of Red, Trees and Snow, Arboretum Road, Arboretum Tree, Two Empty Benches, and Orange!
  5. THE NEW YORK TIMES JUST PUBLISHED AN UNQUALIFIED RECOMMENDATION FOR AN INSANELY ANTI-SEMITIC BOOK
  6. Black List: Matt Drudge, Serena Williams’ Father Among Subjects of Unproduced Screenplays
  7. Hollywood’s disappearing actresses
  8. Der Spiegel journalist messed with the wrong small town
  9. Beverly Hills 90210 Reboot With Original Cast In The Works
  10. 2019 Oscars: 347 Films Eligible for Best Picture
  11. Elf on the Shelf conditions your kids to accept the surveillance state
  12. The Worst Christmas Movies Of All Time
  13. Steve Dash — Actor
  14. Classic Celebrity Holiday Ads
  15. Christmas Alphabet ; A for Amos Milburn & Ahmad Jamal
  16. Why I’ve Had Trouble Buying Hollywood’s Version Of Girl Power

Links From the Site:

  1. Erin shared Here Comes The Grinch, Murderer’s Holiday, Film Fun, A Gift From The Boys, A Holiday for Murder, Murder Takes No Holiday, and Murder for the Holidays.  (I’m sensing a theme.)  She also wrote about why she loves A Charlie Brown Christmas!
  2. Gary reviewed On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Trail of Robin Hood, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), and Lady on a Train!
  3. Jeff reviewed Thanks A Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite and wished everyone a happy Festivus!
  4. Ryan reviewed Werewolf By Night Kitchen, Everly, Space Academy 123, and Fashion Forecasts, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  5. Arleigh shared songs from Secret and AOA, along with the trailer for Men In Black International and a new AMV of the Day!
  6. I shared music videos from Tove Lo, Public Service Broadcasting, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, Adi Ulmansky, Lindsey Stirling, and Darlene Love.  I also shared the trailer for Hellboy and I reviewed Christmas Around The Corner, Hometown Christmas, Christmas Lost and Found, and The Christmas Contract!

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