Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/26/21 — 5/2/21


I’ve been exhausted this entire week. What is it about vacations that cause them to leave you more exhausted after you take them than before? Admittedly, some of it is just the fact that awards season is now over. For nearly six months, that was my obsession and the first thing that I checked on every day. Now, that’s over and it’s definitely left a bit of a void.

Oh well, no matter! The end of awards season means that it’s finally time to truly move on to 2021! Seriously, it’s about time.

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

Films I Watched

  1. The Devils (1971)
  2. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
  3. Just What The Doctor Ordered (2021)
  4. Night Terror (1977)
  5. Queen of Blood (1966)
  6. Space Mutiny (1988)
  7. A Star is Born (1976)
  8. Zombie Nightmare (1988)

Television Shows I Watched

  1. 9-1-1
  2. 9-1-1: Lone Star
  3. Allo Allo
  4. Baywatch
  5. Flight of the Conchords
  6. The Floor is Lava
  7. Gangs of London
  8. Hill Street Blues
  9. House Hunters
  10. House Hunters International
  11. The Office
  12. The Old Guys
  13. The Presidential Address
  14. Saved By The Bell
  15. Upstart Crow
  16. The Voice
  17. Yes, Minister

Books I Read:

  1. Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World’s Greatest Detective Writer (2018) by Fox Margalit
  2. Speeding Ticket Hacks: How to get out of a speeding ticket (2014) by Josh Mattiola

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Blanck Mass
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Cedric Gervais
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. Chvrches
  8. Coldplay
  9. deadmau5
  10. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
  11. Florence + The Machine
  12. Goblin
  13. Gwen Stefani
  14. Orla Garland
  15. Public Service Broadcasting
  16. Rita Coolidge
  17. Saint Motel
  18. Sleigh Bells
  19. The Struts
  20. Taylor Swift
  21. Tiesto
  22. Tina Arena
  23. The Veronicas

Trailers

  1. Ape vs Monster
  2. Georgetown

News From Last Week:

  1. Elon Musk’s upcoming ‘SNL’ hosting gig causes outrage among stars
  2. TV Ratings: Oscars Plummet to Record Low, Down 58% Compared to Last Year
  3. Anthony Hopkins Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman After Surprise Second Oscar Win
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed to Star in English-Language Remake of Oscar Winner ‘Another Round’
  5. ‘Citizen Kane’ Loses Its Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score After 1941 Negative Review Resurfaces
  6. Johnny Rotten blames ‘wokeness’ for US ‘collapse’
  7. VH1’s cringe-worthy ‘Fabulous’ Jeffrey Epstein show resurfaces
  8. Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

Links From Last Week:

  1. Hollywood fiddles while Skid Row burns
  2. Why the Oscars Needed a Host
  3. Oscars Deal Some History but With a ‘Sopranos’ Finale-Like Ending Leaving Viewers Puzzled
  4. Howard’s end: Shock jock Stern has lost his sting — and his mojo
  5. APRIL Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month (FlixChatter)
  6. Tater’s April 2021 in Books
  7. My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/30/21 (The World’s Common Tater)

Link From The Site:

  1. I reviewed the novelization of Saturday Night Fever, the Oscar Ceremony, Godzilla vs Kong, and Just What The Doctor Ordered! I shared my way too early Oscar predictions for April and I also shared an AMV. I shared music videos from: The Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5, Tina Arena, Gwen Stefani, and Orla Garland! I shared my week in television, as well!
  2. Ryan reviewed Einstein, Eddington, and the Eclipse, According to Jack Kirby, and Bloolight!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Irene Cara and U2!
  4. Erin shared: Cradle of the Sun, Exciting Comics, True Confessions, After the Rain, Famous Detective Cases, A Red Flower In A Field Of Gray, and Bitter Love!

More From Us:

  1. At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Post York!
  2. Ryan has a patreon! Consider subscribing!
  3. At her photography site, Erin shared: Burning Sky, Tunnel, Blue Water, Gate In Black and White, Walls, Flags in Black and White, and Gray and Green!
  4. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: The Cenus Results!
  5. On my music site, I shared songs from: Sleigh Bells, Coldplay, Adi Ulmansky, Florence + The Machine, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani!

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/19/21 — 4/25/21


I’ve been up at the lake this week and, as you can say, I didn’t watch much TV but I did watch a lot of movies and the Oscars! It’s been nice to get some relaxation and to get centered. Now, the Oscars are over, I feel like 2021 can finally begin! But first — a little bit of sleep! 30 posts in one day takes a lot of you.

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

Films I Watched:

  1. Breakheart Pass (1976)
  2. Conan the Destroyer (1984)
  3. The Devil’s Rain (1975)
  4. The Father (2021)
  5. Freebird … The Movie (1996)
  6. Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (2017)
  7. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
  8. The Humanoid (1979)
  9. King Kong (1976)
  10. Minari (2021)
  11. Nomadland (2021)
  12. The Shooting (1966)
  13. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Baywatch
  2. The Floor is Lava
  3. Hell’s Kitchen
  4. The Oscars
  5. Unsolved Mysteries
  6. Yes, Minister

Books I Read:

  1. Back in the Burbs (2021) by Tracy Wolff
  2. Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am (2021) by Julia Cooke
  3. Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (2021) by Richard Thompson Ford

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Avril Lavigne
  2. Britney Spears
  3. HRDZA
  4. Irene Cara
  5. Jakalope
  6. Kedr Livanskiy
  7. Kid Rock
  8. Led Zeppelin
  9. Lynard Skynard
  10. Muse
  11. The Prodigy
  12. Public Service Broadcasting
  13. Saint Motel
  14. Slade
  15. Styx
  16. Taylor Swift
  17. Universal Honey

Live Tweets:

  1. TSL Live Tweets Oscar Sunday

Awards Season:

  1. The Oscars
  2. Independent Spirit Awards
  3. Dorian Awards

Best Picture Race In Review:

  1. 1920s
  2. 1930s
  3. 1940s
  4. 1950s
  5. 1960s
  6. 1970s
  7. 1980s
  8. 1990s
  9. 2000s
  10. 2010s

Trailers:

  1. West Side Story
  2. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  3. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  4. Occupation: Rainfall
  5. Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.
  6. The Space Between
  7. Annette

News From Last Week:

  1. Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91
  2. Burlesque Legend Tempest Storm, Friend of Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, Dead at 93
  3. Charles W. Fries, Veteran Television Producer and Executive, Dies at 92
  4. Marty Bauer, Co-Founder of United Talent Agency, Dies at 74
  5. Digital Underground’s Shock G Dead At 57
  6. Joe Long, member of The Four Seasons in ’60s and ’70s, dies
  7. Elon Musk to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Musical Guest Miley Cyrus
  8. Scott Rudin to Resign From the Broadway League
  9. New photos show Epstein and Maxwell were VIP guests in Clinton’s White House
  10. Inside DMX’s Funeral: Rap Icons, Mourning Fans, and a Casket in a Monster Truck
  11. Construction Workers Accidentally Discovered a Pair of Priceless Lost Renaissance Frescoes
  12. ‘Captain America 4’ in the Works With ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Showrunner Malcolm Spellman
  13. Caitlyn Jenner makes it official for California governor
  14. FURIOSA (2023) Plans for Mad Mad: Fury Road prequel emerge
  15. Woman charged with felony embezzlement for not returning ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ VHS 21 years ago

Links From Last Week:

  1. RIP Director Monte Hellman…From Jack Nicholson’s First Western To James Taylor’s Only Film “Two Lane Blacktop”…An Appreciation…
  2. How Monte Hellman Beat the Devil: An Appreciation
  3. What happens when an Oscar statue is stolen or lost like Jared Leto’s
  4. Jeopardy and the Dumbest Thing I Read Online Yesterday
  5. Oscars so dead: Here’s how the Academy could revive critical awards shows
  6. Halston’ first look: See Ewan McGregor as the iconic fashion designer
  7. 2021 Oscars Predictions – Who Will Win, Who Should Win (Flixchatter)
  8. 2021 OSCAR PREDICTIONS (Jordan and Eddie)
  9. Yet Another Book Tag Post
  10. New Podcast From Will McKinley about The Philadelphia Story
  11. Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten: How I became my wife’s carer

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared my week in television! I reviewed Stephen Rebello’s book about the making of the Valley of the Dolls! I shared my final 2020 Oscar predictions! I named 6 actors, 6 actresses, and 6 directors who I hope win an Oscar in another ten years! I paid tribute to Al Pacino, Larry Peerce, Edie Sedgwick, and Monte Hellman! I reviewed Conan The Destroyer, King Kong, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla: Planet of Monsters, Judas and the Black Messiah and Three Coins in the Fountain!
  2. Doc welcomed everyone to Oscar Sunday!
  3. Leonard shared the trailers for West Side Story, Shang-Chi and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It!
  4. Erin celebrated Patriot Day with The Flying Yank and reviewed It Happened in Flatbush! She shared Audrey Hepburn, Riverboat Girl, Startling Comics, Crime Busters, Bring Me Another Corpse, Nyoka The Jungle Girl, and Startling Detective!
  5. Jeff shared music videos from Sugar Ray, Madness, Mojo Nixon, Rick Springfield, Chicago, Digital Underground, and Silverchair!
  6. Ryan reviewed Before The Pandemic There Was A Touch Football Tourney, Bridge, BLINK, and World Ceramic Fair!

More From Us:

  1. At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Paricutin!
  2. Ryan has a patreon, you should consider subscribing!
  3. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Walter Mondale Has Died, Derek Chauvin Has Been Convicted, Governor Jenner?, Senator Herschel Walker, President Christie?, Governor Jenner For Real, and This Has Been A Good Week (awwwww!)
  4. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared On and On by Curtis Harding!
  5. At her photography site, Erin shared: Purple and Blue, Blue and White, Alone in Black and White, Old House In Black and White, Passing Through, Visitor, and Snake in Black and White!
  6. At my music site, I shared songs from Led Zeppelin (you’re welcome, Dougie), Muse, Public Service Broadcasting, Kedr Livanskiy, Hrdza, The Prodigy, and Nat and Alex Wolff!

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

Welcome to Another Oscar Sunday!


It’s Oscar Sunday!

Can you tell how excited I am?

Yes, cats don’t really care about the Oscars or the movies. But some humans do! And if you’re one of those humans, the Shattered Lens has you covered today! Though the flame-haired one is up at her lakehouse lovenest right now, I know that she has several reviews and other bits of Oscar trivia that she’s planning on sharing throughout the day. Here at the TSL Bunker, I’ll be keeping a eye on all the humans to make sure that they’re ready for the Oscars tonight!

Happy Oscar Sunday to those who observe. If you watch the ceremony, don’t forget that the cat needs some attention too!

As for who I think is going to win this year …. meh. I haven’t seen any of the nominees but I’m sure they needed more scenes featuring hunting, stalking, and napping. Lots and lots of napping.

Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/12/21 — 4/18/21


Here’s the good news everyone: It’s almost over.

I’m talking, of course, about awards season. By the time I post my Lisa’s Week In Review next Sunday, the Oscar telecast will (hopefully) be over and this very long and dragged out Oscar season will come to a close. Our five month (!) awards season will finally come to an end and I’ll finally feel as if I can start to concentrate on the films of 2021.

Of course, due to the pandemic and all of the theaters closing, most of the “big” films of 2021 are going to be movies that were originally meant to be released in 2020. Consider that. After the Oscars, we’ve got 7 months of upcoming films that were produced several years ago. How long have we been waiting for Black Widow? West Side Story? Dune? How about the “new” Bond film? Where’s that old lady from the Titanic? Has it been 87 years?

This extended awards season has totally thrown me off my rhythm. I’ve never felt more unproductive as a culture critic as I’ve felt over the past 4 months or so. I think that’s because one of the joys of reviewing movies (of reviewing anything, for that matter) is finding something that surprises you. It’s the type of thrill that I feel when I come across some barely acknowledged, low-budget masterpiece on Prime or Tubi. But it’s hard not to feel that there really aren’t any surprises out there right now because we’ve been waiting to see the majority of these upcoming films for several years. At this point, I don’t even care what happens in the new Bond film. I just want it to be released so we can move on!

Fortunately, I’ll be on a bit of a mini-vacation next week, giving me a chance to get myself centered and, even more importantly, get caught up on my writing and my film viewing! Who knows? Maybe I’ll even rediscover my enthusiasm for the new Bond film while I’m at it. Anything’s possible.

With all that in mind, here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week.

The House By The Cemetery (1981, dir by Lucio Fulci)

Films I Watched:

  1. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
  2. The Citadel (1938)
  3. Friendship Never Dies (2021)
  4. FX (1986)
  5. Hellraiser (1987)
  6. The House by The Cemetery (1981)
  7. It Happened One Night (1934)
  8. Mazes and Monsters (1982)
  9. The Wrong Mr. Right (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. America’s Most Wanted
  2. American Idol
  3. Baywatch
  4. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  5. Friends
  6. Gangs of London
  7. Hell’s Kitchen
  8. Hill Street Blues
  9. Kung Fu
  10. The Last Drive-In
  11. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  12. The Masked Singer
  13. The Office
  14. The Old Guys
  15. Open All Hours
  16. Protection Court
  17. Rebel
  18. The Rookies
  19. Saved By The Bell
  20. Seinfeld
  21. The Serpent
  22. South Park
  23. Tough as Nails
  24. Upstart Crow
  25. The Voice
  26. Yes, Minister

Books I Read:

  1. The Last House On Needless Street (2021) by Catriona Ward

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Avicii
  5. Bob Dylan
  6. Britney Spears
  7. Cage the Elephant
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. Coldplay
  10. Daft Punk
  11. Dillon Francis
  12. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
  13. Florence + The Machine
  14. Gwen Stefani
  15. Hrdza
  16. Jake Bugg
  17. Joy Division
  18. Katy Perry
  19. Kedr Livanskiy
  20. Kelly Clarkson
  21. Led Zeppelin
  22. Linkin Park
  23. Mick Jagger
  24. Muse
  25. Nat & Alex Wolff
  26. New Order
  27. Olivia Rodrigo
  28. Phantogram
  29. The Prodigy
  30. Public Service Broadcasting
  31. Saint Motel
  32. Santa Esmerelda
  33. Selena Gomez
  34. Shakira
  35. Sleigh Bells
  36. Steve Aoki
  37. Talking Heads
  38. Taylor Swift
  39. TV Noise

Awards Links:

  1. American Society of Cinematographers
  2. Cinema Audio Society
  3. American Cinema Editors
  4. Golden Reel
  5. Annie Awards
  6. Artios Awards
  7. Minnesota Film Critics Alliance
  8. Costume Designers Guild

Trailers:

  1. Riders of Justice
  2. The Water Man
  3. Flashback
  4. Fast & Furious 9

News From Last Week:

  1. Helen McCrory Dies
  2. Damian Lewis Pens Tribute To Late Wife, Helen McCrory
  3. Horror SFX Legend Giannetto De Rossi Dies at 79
  4. RIP Enzo Sciotti
  5. ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Tops Box Office Again, Crosses $80 Million in the U.S.
  6. Gucci family slams ‘House of Gucci’ movie: ‘We are truly disappointed

Links From Last Week:

  1. An interview with Ryan Carey
  2. Remembering Derrick Ferguson (In His Own Words)
  3. Derrick Ferguson — An Ongoing Collection of Tributes
  4. Kelly Clarkson Covers “Gaslighter!” Here’s The Video For Her Powerful #Kellyoke Performance!
  5. London After Princess Diana’s Death

Links From the Site:

  1. I shared my week in television and I reviewed The Citadel and The Serpent! I shared music videos from Mick Jagger and Saint Motel!
  2. Erin shared Home To The Night, A Trap For Sam Dodge, A Place In My Heart, A Panting by Vidan, Her Officer and Gentleman, Other Worlds Science Stories, and Everybody Welcome!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Georgia Satellites, The Who, INXS, INXS again, and The Police!
  4. Ryan reviewed The Lonely Grave of Bobby Franks, Cash Grab, and On A Hot Summer Night I Like To Eat My Favorite Cartoon Characters!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon! Consider subscribing!
  2. At SyFy Designs, I shared: I’m Sick of Twitter, Chop Suey, So How Do We Do It?, Room in New York, New York Office, Morning Sun, and Cape Cod Morning!
  3. At my music site, I shared songs from: Shakira, Olivia Rodrigo, Santa Esmerelda, Steve Aoki x Linkin Park, Jake Bugg, Joy Division, and Dillon Francis & TV Noise!
  4. At my online dream journal, I shared: Last Night’s Trip To Italy Dream, Last Night’s Roadhouse Dream, and Last Night’s Book Dedication Dream!
  5. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Reagan vs. Biden, Reagan vs. Cuomo, Reagan vs. Glenn, Hart vs. Reagan, Reagan vs Kennedy, Is Yang Too Strange To Be Mayor of New York, and Lori Lightfoot Resigning?
  6. At her photography site, Erin shared: Watch Tower, Fountain, I Miss You, Blue Sky, Net, Founders Plaza, and Dallas!

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

The House By The Cemetery (1982, dir by Lucio Fulci)

Lisa’s Week in Review: 4/5/21 — 4/11/21


This weekend, I received the shocking and saddening news that my friend, the writer Derrick Ferguson, had passed away.  Derrick left many comments on this site and I left quite a few on his.  It’s hard for me to think of anyone who took as much joy from encouraging others to write as Derrick did.  If you want to pay tribute to Derrick, please check out his two sites: The Ferguson Theater and Ferguson Ink.  I plan on writing more about Derrick later.  For now, let me just say that I’m going to miss him.

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

 

Films I Watched:

  1. Destination Space (1959)
  2. Downsizing (2017)
  3. Empire Records (1995)
  4. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  5. Hawk the Slayer (1980)
  6. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal (2021)
  7. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
  8. The Wrong Valentine (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. ‘Allo ‘Allo
  2. American Idol
  3. American Justice
  4. America’s Most Wanted
  5. Baywatch
  6. Court Cam
  7. The District
  8. The Drew Barrymore Show
  9. Hell’s Kitchen
  10. Hill Street Blues
  11. House Hunters
  12. House Hunted International
  13. Kung Fu
  14. Law & Order: Organized Crime
  15. Law & Order: SVU
  16. The Masked Singer
  17. The Old Guys
  18. Open All Hours
  19. Storage Wars
  20. Temptation Island
  21. Tough as Nails
  22. Upstart Crow
  23. The Voice
  24. Yes, Minister

Books I Read:

  1. Doctor’s Wives (1967) by Frank G. Slaughter

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Avicii
  3. Bella Thorne
  4. Britney Spears
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Coldplay
  7. DMX
  8. Dua Lipa
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Kedr Livanskiy
  11. Liz Phair
  12. Muse
  13. Phantogram
  14. The Prodigy
  15. Public Service Broadcasting
  16. Purity Ring
  17. Saint Motel
  18. Starcrawler
  19. Steely Dan
  20. Swedish House Mafia

Awards Season:

  1. Black Reel Awards
  2. BAFTAs
  3. DGA
  4. Visual Effects Society

Trailers:

  1. Loki
  2. Those Who Wish Me Dead

News From Last Week:

  1. Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99
  2. Queen said Prince Philip’s death has ‘left a huge void in her life’
  3. Prince Philip’s Final Moments Were ‘Very Peaceful’ and ‘So Gentle,’ Says Daughter-in-Law Sophie
  4. Prince Philip was ‘very upset’ by ‘malicious’ scenes in ‘The Crown,’ experts say
  5. Prince William skips BAFTA ceremony following Prince Philip’s death
  6. DMX, top-selling but troubled rapper, dies at 50
  7. Inside the Cannes Film Festival’s Ambitious Plan to Hold an In-Person Event During a Pandemic
  8. The world’s most expensive painting isn’t a full da Vinci, officials say
  9. ‘Godzilla vs. King Kong’ set to become highest-grossing film of pandemic
  10. Anne Beatts, Original ‘S.N.L.’ Writer, Dies at 74 

Links From Last Week:

  1. The passing of a giant. RIP Derrick Ferguson
  2. Darkworlds Quarterly on the Passing of Derrick Ferguson
  3. Unhinged: “Everyone Just Knows He’s an Absolute Monster”: Scott Rudin’s Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior
  4. Will Oscars 2021 be a ‘who cares’ moment as awards show ratings tank?
  5. Godzilla vs. Kong’ Raises the Question: Is Nonsense the New Normal?
  6. After Scott Rudin bullying exposé, there are mostly crickets
  7. “The Godfather” Estate Is For Sale! JFK’s Honeymoon Suite Is $90-Mil Off! Here Are Details!
  8. An Unscheduled In Memoriam
  9. I DON’T REMEMBER HOW YOU LOOK…
  10. On Villain Stories

Links From The Site:

  1. I presented my week in television!  I paid tribute to Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppola!  I reviewed Operation Varsity Blues and BMX Bandits!
  2. Leonard shared the trailer for Those Who Wish Me Dead!
  3. Ryan reviewed Mishima and The Wash-A-Shores and shared a preview of American Cult!
  4. Jeff shared music videos from Cracker, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Huey Lewis and the News, Kim Wilde, DMX and Def Leppard!
  5. Erin shared Nite Life Stories, Lady With A Past, The Pale Blonde of Sands Street, The Adulterers, Love Cult, The Promoter, and To Kill A House!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!
  2. At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Cover Not Final!
  3. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared music from Paul Young and DMX!
  4. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared Who Trusts The Media?, Wayne Messam’s Opportunity, History Repeats Itself, Lee Zeldin Is Running For Governor, Prince Philip RIP, Ramsey Clark: Send No Flowers, and A Sunday Message!
  5. At her photography site, Erin shared Outside, Eagle, Off To See The Wizard, Path Through The Trees, The Searcher, Somebody Lost Their Papers, and Hawk!
  6. At my music site, I shared songs from Purity Ring, Bella Thorne, Adi Ulmansky, Liz Phair, Starcrawler, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry!
  7. On SyFyDesigns, I shared Another Monday, Another Week, Where Is My Focus?, Another Tough Day, A Quick Review of Kung Fu, My Favorite Films (2008–2020), After Death by Christina Rossetti, and Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye!
  8. On my online dream journal, I shared Last Night’s Quicksand Dream, Last Night’s TV Watching Dream, Last Night’s Movie Dream, Last Night’s “Going and Going” Dream, Last Night’s School on the Beach Dream, Last Night’s Live Tweet Failure Dream, and Last Night’s Porch Pirate Dream!

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

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/29/21 — 4/4/21


easter cat

Happy Easter everyone!

This was a good week.  I survived April Fool’s Day and, unlike last year, I was able to spend Easter with my family.  For this upcoming week, I look forward to continuing to clean out my DVR and also to getting caught up on my film reviewing.

Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to last week:

Films I Watched:

  1. BMX Bandits (1983)
  2. Boom! (1968)
  3. BUtterfield 8 (1960)
  4. The Comedians (1967)
  5. The Evil Twin (2021)
  6. Girl in the Basement (2021)
  7. King Kong (1933)
  8. Mulberry Street (2006)
  9. The Sandpiper (1965)
  10. Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
  11. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  12. The 300 Spartans (1962)
  13. Tony Rome (1967)
  14. The V.I.P.s (1963)
  15. The Wrong Prince Charming (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Allo Allo
  2. America’s Most Wanted
  3. American Idol
  4. Baywatch
  5. The District
  6. Fear They Neighbor
  7. Hell’s Kitchen
  8. Hill Street Blues
  9. The Killer Beside Me
  10. King of the Hill
  11. Law & Order: Organized Crime
  12. Law & Order: SVU
  13. The Love Boat
  14. The Masked Singer
  15. The Office
  16. The Old Guys
  17. Open All Hours
  18. Parking Wars
  19. Rome’s Chariot Superstar
  20. The Rookies
  21. The Screen Actors Guild Awards
  22. Shipping Wars
  23. Temptation Island
  24. Tough as Nails
  25. Upstart Crow
  26. The Voice
  27. Wipeout
  28. Yes, Minister
  29. Your Worst Nightmare

Books I Read:

  1. Once Is Not Enough (1973) by Jacqueline Susann

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Afrojack
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Big Data
  4. Blanck Mass
  5. Britney Spears
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. deadmau 5
  8. Dillon Francis
  9. DJ Snake
  10. Fiona Apple
  11. Icona Pop
  12. Joywave
  13. Jungle
  14. Kaskade
  15. Kedr Livanskiy
  16. Phantogram
  17. Purity Ring
  18. Saint Motel
  19. St. Vincent
  20. Selena Gomez
  21. Stardust
  22. Steve Aoki

Trailers:

  1. Black Widow
  2. Space Jam: A New Legacy
  3. The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  4. Percy vs. Goliath
  5. The Resort
  6. Zola
  7. Spiral: From the Book of Saw
  8. The Night House
  9. The Wrath of Man

Awards Season:

  1. The SAG Awards
  2. Online Television and Film Critics Association Awards
  3. Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
  4. Set Decorators Society of America

News From Last Week:

  1. DC Films Shelving ‘New Gods’ With Ava DuVernay, ‘The Trench’ With James Wan
  2. Netflix Buys ‘Knives Out’ Sequels for $450 Million
  3. The Invisible Oscars: Consumers Largely Unaware of This Year’s Best Picture Nominees
  4. DMX Hospitalized After Apparent Drug Overdose
  5. David Schwimmer hints ‘Friends’ cast will revive characters
  6. Inside Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo’s split: Gov’s cheating ‘an open secret,’ sources say
  7. Rare Super Mario Bros. game sells for a record $660,000
  8. Russell T. Davies Receives Positive Note From Tony Kushner Amid ‘It’s a Sin’ Controversy

Links From Last Week:

  1. The King of the Geezer Teasers Inside Randall Emmett’s direct-to-video empire, where many Hollywood stars have found lucrative early retirement.
  2. Everyone Jumps Off Bridge After New Government Order Telling Everyone To Jump Off Bridge
  3. Marlon Brando’s Acting Style Was Ahead of Its Time
  4. Tom Hanks’ three other kids are less embarrassing than his son Chet

Links From The Site:

  1. Case shared his COVID experience and reviewed Ghosts of War!
  2. Erin wished us all a Happy Easter and shared: Real Detective, Johnny Come Deadly, G-Men, The Red Couch, White Cross Gray Sky, Clouds at Sunset, and Faith!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Depeche Mode, Markita, AC/DC, Modern Talking, The Cramps, Mojo Nixon, and Johnny Cash!
  4. Leonard shared the trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy!
  5. Ryan reviewed Crusher Loves Bleeder Bleeder Loves Crusher!
  6. I wished everyone a Happy April Fools Day!  I shared my week in TV watching!  I shared my early March Oscar predictions.  I paid tribute to Eric Rohmer and Christopher Walken.  I reviewed the first episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime, The Wrong Prince Charming, The Evil Twin, Robocop, Robocop 2, Robocop 3, Girl in the Basement, Killer Advice, Tony Rome, The 300 Spartans, Sodom and Gomorrah, Boom!, The Comedians, The Sandpiper, The VIPs, and BUtterfield 8!

More From Us:

  1. At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Miffed Ruffianz!
  2. Ryan has a patreon!  Please consider subscribing!
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared: Showing Off, Lone Duck, Angels, Remember Baseball, Church in the Rain, Church in the Rain 2, and The Church Is Behind The Trees!
  4. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: The Suez Canal Boat Is Free, Pop Politics Endorses Andrew Yang For Mayor of New York City, Is Anyone Actually Surprised, I Was Fooled, An Amtrak Thought, My Congressman Is Less Productive Than AOC, and Happy Easter!
  5. At my music site, I shared songs from: Britney Spears, The Chemical Brothers, Phantogram, Jungle, Joywave, Stardust, and Big Data!
  6. At SyFy Designs, I shared: It’s Time To Clean Out The DVR!
  7. At my dream journal, I shared Last Night’s Quest To See A Show Dream!

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

Happy April Fools Day!


Hi, everyone!

So, just like last year, I was originally planning on writing a lengthy post about why you shouldn’t play any April Fools jokes on anyone today and I was going to come up with a list of really important reasons why it’s just not a good idea to do this sort of thing when everyone’s already on edge.

At the very least, I was going to suggest that you keep your jokes simple and short. I had a friend who used to come up with elaborate pranks for April 1st but she never knew when to stop. So, you’d laugh and then she’d just keep going and going until people weren’t laughing anymore and then she’d still keep going until people actually felt ashamed and resentful for laughing in the first place. She was like the human equivalent of a Seth MacFarlane show.

But then I thought about it and I realized that the main reason why I wanted to tell everyone not to play an April Fools Day joke is because I always end up falling for them and feeling foolish afterwards. I’m the one who always ends up wishing people a happy birthday on April 1st, even though I can plainly remember celebrating their birthday on June 16th. I’m the one who gets all excited and teary-eyed when someone tells me that they ran off to Vegas and got married. I’m the one who believes every pronouncement of death. I’m the one who always falls for these tricks and it’s left me totally bitter and angry….

April Fools! I never fall for your jokes! Ha!

Okay, see how annoying that was?

Seriously, I hope that if any of you played an April Fools joke today, it was better than that. I hope you gave some thought to it. I hope you put some effort into making it believable. I hope that your friends and your family eventually forgive you.

Anyway, April Fools is the most annoying day of the year but if you want to take part in it, go ahead! Don’t let anyone else tell you what to do! If you want to pretend to get married, do it! If you want to fake your own death to get out of paying taxes, do it! Do whatever the Hell you want and stop taking advice from people online who are just trying to hit a certain word count.

Finally, if you need something to do today that doesn’t involve personally playing any pranks on anyone, might I suggest one of the best slasher films of the 80s? The 1986 film, April Fool’s Day, is currently on Prime and that’s no joke.

Happy April Fools Day everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/22/21 — 3/28/21


Right now, there’s a lot that I could talk about as far as world events are concerned but I’ll be honest with you.  As of right now, I’m obsessed with one thing:

Yes, that’s right.  This boat is currently blocking the Suez Canal.  (Update: The ship is apparently now free. — LMB)  And you know there’s going to be a movie.  There’ll probably be several movies.  Peter Berg will make a movie with Mark Wahlberg as the engineer brought in to figure out how to move the boat.  Wes Anderson will make a movie with Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and a hundred others having quirky adventures that are all somehow connected to the boat.  Steven Spielberg will come up with an inspiring story starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.  I’m sure there’s also a hundred horror fans thinking about sea monsters and pirate ghosts right now.

Personally, I want to see a 70s-style disaster movie made about the Suez Canal crisis.  I want C and D-list actors emoting all over the place.

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

Films I Watched:

  1. Auto Focus (2002)
  2. The Beach Girls (1982)
  3. Billy Madison (1995)
  4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  5. Deadly Excursion: Kidnapped From The Beach (2021)
  6. Happy Gilmore (1996)
  7. The Hoarder (2014)
  8. Hunk (1987)
  9. Killer Advice (2021)
  10. The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (1976)
  11. Love in A Goldfish Bowl (1961)
  12. On The Town (1949)
  13. Planet of the Dinosaurs (1977)
  14. Robocop (1987)
  15. Robocop 2 (1989)
  16. Robocop 3 (1993)
  17. Scandal (1989)
  18. Space Raiders (1983)
  19. St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
  20. Tom & Jerry (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

(For some reason, I pretty much exclusively watched old shows this week.  To be honest, I think it’s because I spent a lot of time out in my private office, where I can get a lot of the retro stations on my TV.  Sometimes, when you’re trying to meet a deadline, a low-stakes show from the 60s or the 70s can provide the ideal background noise.)

  1. ‘Allo Allo
  2. American Idol
  3. Baywatch
  4. The Bob Newhart Show
  5. The Bold and the Beautiful
  6. Charlie’s Angels
  7. City Confidential
  8. DailyMailTV
  9. Days of Our Lives
  10. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  11. The District
  12. Fawlty Towers
  13. First Among Equals
  14. General Hospital
  15. Ghost Whisperer
  16. Hell’s Kitchen
  17. Hill Street Blues
  18. Hunter
  19. Law & Order
  20. The Love Boat
  21. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  22. Medium
  23. My Evil Sister
  24. Newhart
  25. One Day At A Time
  26. Open All Hours
  27. Red Dwarf
  28. The Rookies
  29. Saved By The Bell
  30. Starsky and Hutch
  31. Three’s Company
  32. The Voice
  33. Who’s The Boss?
  34. Yes, Minister
  35. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. Killer Instinct (1997) by Jane Hamsher

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Amy Winehouse
  2. Banks
  3. Big Data
  4. Blanck Mass
  5. Britney Spears
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. The Crystal Method
  8. Edgar Allan Poets
  9. Fritz and the Tantrums
  10. Jakalope
  11. Joywave
  12. New Order
  13. Nine Inch Nails
  14. Public Service Broadcasting
  15. Saint Motel
  16. Simple Plan

Awards Season:

  1. Producers Guild Winners
  2. NAACP Image Awards Winners

News From Last Week:

  1. Beverly Cleary, beloved children’s book author, dies at 104
  2. Larry McMurtry, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Novelist and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Oscar Winner, Dies at 84
  3. George Segal, Leading Man of Lighthearted Comedies, Dies at 87
  4. Jessica Walter, Tart-Tongued Matriarch of ‘Arrested Development,’ Dies at 80
  5. Bertrand Tavernier, French Filmmaker and Leader of a Generation, Dies at 79
  6. Oz star and poet Craig ‘muMs’ Grant dies aged 52
  7. Kylie Jenner backlash swirls on Twitter after GoFundMe donation request
  8. FBI posts photo of Capitol Riot suspect who looks like Rick Moranis
  9. Social-Media Star David Dobrik Leaves Dispo App Startup After Sexual-Assault Accusation Against Ex-Member of His Entourage
  10. David Hasselhoff to Play David Hasselhoff in German TV Series
  11. William Shatner celebrates 90th birthday by creating an AI version of himself for future generations
  12. Alamo Drafthouse Opening New Location in Texas
  13. DC Films Taps ‘Promising Young Woman’ Director Emerald Fennell to Write Zatanna Superhero Movie
  14. ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants petition to remove Dr. Oz as guest host
  15. Cineworld’s Regal Cinemas to Reopen With ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ in Deal With Warner Bros.
  16. They Just Moved Into an Austin Neighborhood. Now They Want to End One of Its Traditions.
  17. Britney Spears files petition to remove father as conservator
  18. Anonymous Songwriters Group Calls for Artists to Stop Demanding Royalties for Songs They Didn’t Write
  19. Sharon Osbourne exits ‘The Talk’ amid race controversy
  20. Piers Morgan defends Sharon Osbourne after she exits ‘The Talk’
  21. Scarlett Johansson says her political views shouldn’t affect her career
  22. Chet Hanks Says Something Stupid
  23. New Harvey Weinstein accuser claims she bloodied his genitals fighting back
  24. NY Gov. Cuomo got family priority Covid testing, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo (reports)
  25. CNN must investigate host Chris Cuomo over special Covid-19 tests, says Society of Professional Journalists

Links From Last Week:

  1. George Segal, R.I.P.
  2. RIP Jessica Walter…An Appreciation Of Her Life And A Look At Her Classic Thriller “Play Misty For Me…”
  3. Will Zack Snyder Be Invited to Make a ‘Justice League’ Sequel? The Answer Is a Test of Whether Hollywood Still Works
  4. The Pain of Paying Dues in a Pandemic: Hollywood Hopefuls on the Rough Start to Their Careers
  5. The Dream of the ’90s Died in Portland
  6. Francis and The Godfather: is Hollywood becoming creatively bankrupt?
  7. Sean Young on Surviving Hollywood’s Many Toxic Men
  8. A New Genre of Film Is Already Here: COVID Movies
  9. The ridiculous, censorious social media campaign against Six Days In Fallujah
  10. CNN’s Defense of Chris Cuomo’s Special COVID Privileges is Grotesque
  11. The Cuomo Scandals: This Is CNN
  12. 10 Movies That Will Make You Cry
  13. New Graphic Novel Explores History of Cults In America

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared the trailer for The Suicide Squad!  I paid tribute to Michael Haneke and Akira Kurosawa!  I shared a scene from Once Upon A Time In Hollywood!  I reviewed Tom & Jerry, Deadly Excursion: Kidnapped From The Beach, Auto Focus, Eureka, Love In A Goldfish Bowl, and Hunk!
  2. Erin shared: The Absence of a Cello, The Thin Line, Mercy Island, Other Worlds, Big-Town Hellcat, Murder!, and Detective World!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from John Waite, Journey, Roxy Music, Tears For Fears, Poison, Modern Talking, and Rage Against The Machine!
  4. Ryan interviewed Alex Graham and reviewed The Antifa Super Solider Cookbook, Bughouse, and That Full Moon Feeling! 

More From Us:

  1. At SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviewed Campbell Whyte’s Home Time!
  2. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!
  3. At her photography site, Erin shared: Faucet, New Washing Machine, Christmas Past, Old Dryer, Sudden Blur, The Last Phone Book, and Some Ducks Go Their Own Way!
  4. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Happy Birthday William Shatner, Tom Reed’s Retiring, Israel’s Fourth Election In Two Years, Biden’s Press Conference, We’re All On A Boat In The Suez Canal, Happy Passover, and My WordPress Updated!
  5. At SyFyDesigns, I shared: One Good Thing About All of This, Another Day of Old TV, The Commercial Trend I Hate, Go Dino Go, One Thing I Hope Never Changes, Ask The Undertaker, and The 6 Most Underrated Presidents!
  6. At my music site, I shared songs from Blanck Mass, Saint Motel, Edgar Allan Poets, Simple Plan, Jakalope, Public Service Broadcasting, and Banks!
  7. At my dream journal, I shared: Last Night’s Car Theft Dream, No Dreams Last Night, Last Night’s Party Dream, Fragment From Last Night, Last Night’s Dallas Dream, This Morning’s Con Artist Dream, and Last Night’s Dream In Which I Yelled At Joe Biden!
  8. For Horror Critic, I reviewed: Planet of the Dinosaurs!

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

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/15/21 — 3/21/21


And so another week comes to an end.

After all the drama of the extended awards season and all of the scenarios that we all went through as we tried to predict which films would and would not be nominated, Monday’s Oscar nominations were rather anti-climatic.  For the most part, there were no shocking snubs nor were there any truly awful nominations.  I can even accept the nominations that Borat received.  For those who were hoping for at least one totally weird nod — like Jared Leto for The Little Things — it didn’t happen.  (The only real shocker was both Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield being nominated for supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, a film that I guess the Academy decided did not have a lead actor.)  For the first time in history, two female directors were nominated. That’s a good thing but, otherwise, the Oscar nominations were, for those of us who love controversy, almost boring.

Of course, I have to admit that I was far more interested in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week than obsessing over the Oscars.  Even though the annual parade got cancelled, I was determined to go out and celebrate and that’s just what I did.  I went out and I celebrated my heritage with friends and family and I stepdanced to Celtic folk music and, later on that night, I got a bit too enthusiastic and I missed a few steps and I managed to twist my ankle.  It’s really not a holiday unless I manage to injure myself in some way, is it?

Anyway, it’s not a bad sprain.  (To be honest, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve sprained and/or strained that ankle.)  I spent most of this weekend resting and, when I woke up on Sunday morning, I was feeling a lot better.  Of course, as I stumbled around this morning, I managed to accidentally slam my ankle against the coffee table, which led to me doing a lot of cursing and hopping around but I’ve recovered.

Finally, I hosted three live tweet events this week.  For #FridayNightFlix, we watched Cocktail, which is on Prime and which everyone of you needs to watch this upcoming week.  And then, for Saturday’s #ScarySocial, it was The House On Sorority Row!  And then, after #ScarySocial, it was time to watch The Thirty Dead with the #LateNightMovie Gang!  And then, just a few hours ago, I watched Deadly Illusions with some of my fellow TSL contributors.  Four fun movies with good friends, that’s the perfect way to end your week.

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


Films I Watched:

  1. The Caller (1987)
  2. Cocktail (1988)
  3. Cutting Class (1989)
  4. Deadly Illusions (2021)
  5. The House on Sorority Row (1982)
  6. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  7. Pitch Perfect (2012)
  8. Scissors (1991)
  9. The Thirsty Dead (1974)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. Allo Allo
  3. America’s Most Wanted
  4. American Idol
  5. The Bachelor
  6. Bar Rescue
  7. Baywatch
  8. The Bold and the Beautiful
  9. Call Me Kat
  10. Community
  11. Days of Our Lives
  12. Degrassi
  13. The District
  14. General Hospital
  15. Ghost Whisperer
  16. Hell’s Kitchen
  17. Hill Street Blues
  18. Intervention
  19. King of the Hill
  20. Most Daring
  21. Open All Hours
  22. Parking Wars
  23. The Rookies
  24. The Voice
  25. The Walking Dead
  26. Yes, Minister
  27. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. Devoted (2020) by Dean Koontz
  2. Gilded Cage: A Russian Mafia Romance (2021) by Nicole Fox

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Addison Rae
  2. Big Data
  3. Billie Eilish
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Britney Spears
  6. Brittany Howard
  7. Cage the Elephant
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. Coldplay
  10. Daft Punk
  11. Dillon Francis
  12. Dropkick Murphys
  13. Fatboy Slim
  14. Franka Potente
  15. Gary Nunan
  16. Gorillaz
  17. Hans Zimmer
  18. Icona Pop
  19. Imagine Dragons
  20. Jake Bugg
  21. John Carpenter
  22. The KLF
  23. M/A/R/R/S
  24. Madeleine The Person
  25. Muse
  26. Neon Indian
  27. Nine Inch Nails
  28. Olivia Rodrigo
  29. Phantogram
  30. The Prodigy
  31. Public Service Broadcasting
  32. Saint Motel
  33. Selena Gomez
  34. Sleigh Bells
  35. The Selkie Girls
  36. Taylor Swift
  37. Teisto
  38. Zedd

Awards Season:

  1. The Oscar Nominations
  2. Phoenix Film Critics Winners
  3. Austin Film Critics Association Winners
  4. Writer’s Guild of America Winners

News From Last Week:

  1. Oscars Make History by Nominating Two Women Directors
  2. Chloé Zhao Is First Chinese Woman Nominated for Best Director at the Oscars
  3. China Orders Media To Downplay Oscars Coverage After Chloé Zhao, Hong Kong Doc Noms – Update
  4. Yaphet Kotto Dies At 81
  5. ‘The Talk’ producers ‘destroyed the show’ with Sharon Osbourne debacle
  6. The Talk Extends Hiatus A Second Time During Piers Morgan/Sharon Osbourne Controversy
  7. ‘Bhad Bhabie’ Danielle Bregoli says she was abused at Dr. Phil-touted troubled-teen camp
  8. 2021 Oscar Awards Show To Look Like A Movie: No Zoom, No Sweatshirts allowed
  9. Matthew McConaughey Addresses Speculation He May One Day Run for Texas Governor: “It’s Something I’m Giving Consideration”
  10. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Gets HBOMAX launch date
  11. SXSW: ‘The Fallout’ Takes Grand Jury Award
  12. Chris Harrison Hires Powerful Lawyer over Bachelor Dispute
  13. Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
  14. Oscars 2021: How The Two Leads for Judas and the Black Messiah Were Both Nominated For Supporting Actor
  15. Disneyland Reopens And Begs You To “Scream Inside Your Heart!”
  16. Female roadie rats out rock gods: A Beatle proposed, Iggy Pop stole from her
  17. Texas Roadhouse founder Kent Taylor commits suicide amid COVID-19 battle
  18. Sharon Stone: I was pressured to have sex with co-star
  19. Armie Hammer Being Investigated by LAPD after woman accuses him of rape
  20. Ronald DeFeo, whose murder spree inspired The Amityville Horror, dies
  21. Andrew Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment By Current Aide
  22. Andrew Cuomo threatened to compare critic to “child rapist” in leaked audio
  23. Andrew Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan leads NYC impeachment rally — as fans gather to support him
  24. CNN guest calls out network on-air for Cuomo brothers ‘love-a-thon’
  25. Chris Cuomo has lost an average of 600,000 viewers a night on CNN since his brother’s nursing home and sex scandals – which the show ignores
  26. Intruder takes shower, drinks booze in Johnny Depp’s Hollywood mansion: report
  27. Coachella Music Festival Moving to 2022: Sources
  28. ‘In the Heights’ Moves Up Release Date
  29. L.A. Celebrates Return of Movie Theaters: ‘I’ve Been Waiting for This for a Year’
  30. Queen Elizabeth to hire ‘diversity czar’ after Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview: report
  31. Meghan Markle reportedly networking with Democrats, eyes bid for US president
  32. Critics Choice Association Expels Jeffrey Wells Following Posts About Atlanta Shootings

Links From Last Week:

  1. All the ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs in the Works at HBO
  2. Justice League: Comparing The Snyder Cut vs the Joss Whedon Cut
  3. First Day of Spring Poetry
  4. ☘️Happy St. Patrick’s Day!☘️
  5. 17 Irish Movies to Watch on St Patrick’s Day
  6. RIP Yaphet Kotto…Paying Homage To This Iconic Actor…His Greatest Roles…
  7. On Guilt
  8. CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: PET SOUNDS
  9. An E-mail Interview with Oudai Kojima, Director of JOINT [Osaka Asian Film Festival 2021]
  10. How Some Americans Fell For Andrew Cuomo’s Good Guy Performance
  11. Why ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Is So Pointed About Race, Nationalism and the World Today
  12. Only Tolerance Can Save Us From Political Fanatics
  13. Why Government Funding Hurts PBS and NPR
  14. Chloe Zhao Backlash Will Test China’s New Era of Hollywood Censorship

Links From The Site:

  1. I paid tribute to David Cronenberg.  I wished everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day.  I reviewed Schizoid, The Beach Girls and the Monster, Top Secret!, The Sound of Metal, Jaws: The Revenge, and The Thirsty Dead!
  2. Erin shared: Love Life of a Hollywood Mistress, Hollywood Hellcat, Fight Stories, Tom Blood Highwayman, Madame Buccaneer, Mystery Adventures Magazine, and La Paree!
  3. Jeff paid tribute to Yaphet Kotto and shared music videos from Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics, U2, 4hero, ABC, The Beach Boys, and Survivor!
  4. Ryan interviewed Sean Knickerbocker!

More From Us:

  1. At SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Dog Biscuits!
  2. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!
  3. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared a song from Brittany Howard!
  4. At Pop Politics., Jeff shared: Beware The Ides of March, Thoughts of a Former Smoker, Happy St. Patrick’s Day, 2024 Predictions, Here Come The California Recall, Everything You Need To Know, and Andy Kaufman on The Dating Game!
  5. At her photography site, Erin shared: More Old Cameras, Old Flash Bulbs, St. Patrick’s Day Morning, Mourning, Morning, Bird On A Wire, and Made in Texas!
  6. At SyFy Designs, I shared: Perspective, I Miss Spring Break, For St. Patrick’s Day A Poem By William Butler Yeats, St. Patrck’s Day Recap, Ankle Update, What I’ve Learned over The Past Two Days, and Ouch!
  7. At my music site, I shared songs from Phantogram, Gorillaz, Saint Motel, Imagine Dragons, Gary Nunan, Billie Eilish, and Olivia Rodrigo!
  8. On my online dream journal, I shared: Last Night’s Oscar Dream, Last Night’s Weird Party Dream, Last Night’s Shopping Dream, Last Night’s Dancing Nightmare, Last Night’s Dream About Waiting Out A Tornado While Half-Naked In The Laundry Room, Last Night’s James Franco Dream, and Last Night’s Bad Kitty Dream!
  9. At Horror Critic, I reviewed The Caller, Scissors, Invitation to Hell, Summer of Fear, Cutting Class, The Wraith, and The Food of the Gods!

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