Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/20/20 — 1/26/20


Well, this week kind of sucked.  Things started out okay but then I got massively sick on Thursday and I’m only now really starting to recover.  So, basically, I’ve been out-of-it for the last four days.  (Actually, it’s more like the last 4-and-a-half days because I first started to feel a little bit ill around Wednesday evening.)

Anyway, I’ve been forcing myself to rest and “get better” and all that good stuff.  It sucks because I’m not very good at resting but oh well.  Here’s what I was able to accomplish this week, despite being under the weather.  (I mentioned on twitter that I was “under the weather” and a total stranger responded with something about how there’s this huge conspiracy to control the weather and really, folks — don’t start that shit when you’re talking to someone who is already feeling ill and, therefore, not in a particularly indulgent mood.  I’ve never hit the block button so fast in my life.)

Films I Watched:

  1. Alibi (1929)
  2. Blue Chips (1994)
  3. Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer (2020)
  4. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  5. Mercy Streets (2000)
  6. The Nomads (2019)
  7. The Path of the Wind (2009)
  8. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
  9. Sounder (1972)
  10. Wild Rose (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1: Lone Star
  2. 60 Days In
  3. Avenue 5
  4. The Bachelor 24
  5. Beverly Hills 90210
  6. Boston Stranger: The Real Story
  7. Cheer
  8. Conan
  9. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  10. Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back
  11. It’s a Living
  12. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  13. The Love Boat
  14. The Office
  15. The Outsider
  16. Seinfeld

Books I Read:

  1. Giant (2018) by Don Graham

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Best Coast
  4. Bikini Kill
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Crud
  7. The Damned
  8. Jackie Lynn
  9. Jakalope
  10. The Jam
  11. Jimi Hendrix
  12. Kedr Livanskiy
  13. Maluma
  14. The New York Dolls
  15. Okay Kaya
  16. Selena Gomez
  17. The Sex Pistols
  18. The Slits
  19. Steve Aoki
  20. Twist Helix

Awards Season Links:

  1. DGA
  2. Annie Awards
  3. ASC
  4. USC Scripter Awards
  5. CAS

Links From Last Week:

  1. The former lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania is now doing stand-up comedy in California as ‘Mikey Stacks’
  2. Are new ‘Great Gatsby’ adaptations in our future? The classic’s copyright is set to expire in 2021

Links From The Site:

  1. Case reviewed The Perfection!
  2. Erin shared The Covers of Real Western and featured Charles Moore’s photograph of Martin Luther King, The Million Eyes of Su Muru, They Came To Rob Las Vegas, One Adam and Five Eves, Courage, The Trees, and the Judas Tree!
  3. Jeff reviewed Goin’ South, When Justice Fails, Dilemma, Gunshy, Lipstick Camera, Backstreet Justice, and RamboHe paid tribute to Terry Jones.  He shared music videos by Talking Heads, Monster Magnet, The Beastie Boys, and INXS!
  4. Pat shared some new movie posters that you need to see!
  5. Ryan reviewed Floppy and Wildest Dreams and shared his weekly reading round-up!
  6. I shared music videos from Best Coast, Okay Kaya, and Jackie Lynn!  I shared scenes from La Dolce Vita, Roller Boogie, and Mad Max: Fury Road!  I observed the birthdays of David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Paul Newman!  I reviewed Alibi, Tender Mercies, Sounder, and Romeo and Juliet!  Finally, I wrote about 7 films that David Lynch turned down!

More From Us:

  1. At Days without Incident, Leonard wrote about Terry Jones.
  2. At Pop Politics, Jeff wrote about the New York Time presidential endorsements and the death of a former congressman.  He also reviewed Netflix’s Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez!
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared Society, Something In A Tree, Space Available, The Train, Truth, Try and Stop Me, and Twin Fans!
  4. On my music site, I shared songs from Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Jimi Hendrix, Twist Helix, Aoki, Best Coast, and Kedr Livanskiy!
  5. Ryan has a patreon, please consider subscribing!

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

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/13/20 — 1/19/20


It was a good week.  It was kind of cold.  It rained a lot.  The Oscars are coming closer.  I went back to my day job and I didn’t get to watch as many movies as I did over the first two weeks of 2020.

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

Films I Watched:

  1. Ghost Town (1988)
  2. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
  3. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
  4. Imposter (2001)
  5. Inner Sanctum (1948)
  6. The Lighthouse (2019)
  7. Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
  8. The Perfection (2018)
  9. Sideways (2004)
  10. Stolen By My Mother (2020)
  11. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Television Shows I Watched:

(As some of our more experienced readers may notice, I spent a good deal of last week watching the old TV shows on Antenna TV.  It was kind of fun to see what people used to be into.)

  1. 9-1-1
  2. 60 Days In
  3. Alice
  4. Archie Bunker’s Place
  5. The Bachelor 24
  6. Barney Miller
  7. Benson
  8. Beverly Hills 90210
  9. Bewitched
  10. The Circle
  11. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  12. Denis the Menace
  13. Diff’rent Strokes
  14. The Facts of Life
  15. Father Knows Best
  16. Flirty Dancing
  17. Ghost Whisperer
  18. Hazel
  19. I Dream of Jeannie
  20. It’s a Living
  21. The Love Boat
  22. Romper Stomper
  23. Saved By The Bell
  24. That Girl
  25. Three’s Company

Books I Read:

  1. Omerta (2000) by Mario Puzo

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Alvin Risk
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Best Coast
  4. Big Data
  5. Billie Eilish
  6. Blanck Mass
  7. Cage the Elephant
  8. Calvin Harris
  9. The Chemical Brothers
  10. Coldplay
  11. Dillon Francis
  12. Elle King
  13. Ennio Morricone
  14. John Carpenter
  15. Joywave
  16. Muse
  17. Nine Inch Nails
  18. Phantogram
  19. Saint Motel
  20. Selena Gomez
  21. Skrillex
  22. Sly Toe Hand
  23. Tove Lo

Awards Season Links:

  1. Critics Choice Awards
  2. Oscar Nominations
  3. Denver Film Critics
  4. North Dakota Film Critics Society
  5. The Eddie Awards
  6. The PGA Awards
  7. The SAG Awards

News From Last Week:

  1. ‘The View’ is ‘a big mess’ and ABC News ‘the most vicious swamp in the business,’ sources say
  2. ‘Primer’ and ‘Upstream Color’ Director Shane Carruth Retiring After Next Film
  3. HBO won’t pursue second season of ‘Watchmen’ after creator bows out
  4. Bloomberg Campaign To El Bloombito Parody Account: Make Me Look Cool…Por Favor
  5. Hank Azaria Will No Longer Voice Apu on ‘The Simpsons’
  6. Oscar-Voter Stephen King Criticized For Saying He Champions Films Based on Quality and Not Diversity
  7. Here’s why Billie Eilish’s Bond theme commission has hit a sour note

Links From Last Week:

  1. The media horror at Joker’s Oscar nods is deeply predictable

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared the Covers of Jungle Stories and Ex-Mistress, Diana, The Hucksters, Complete Detective, Carnival Girl, Basement Gang, and The Smiling Rebel!
  2. Leonard shared the Morbius trailer!
  3. Ryan reviewed Crystal Bone Drive and Dimensional Flats!
  4. Jeff reviewed Behind Enemy Lines III, Birds of Prey, The Biggest Bundle of Them All, Escape from New York, Jailbait, In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco, and Hijack!  He shared music videos from Leonard Cohen, R.E.M., U2, and Robert Palmer!  He paid tribute to Julie Strain, Steven Soderbergh, Donald Cammell, John Boorman, and Richard Lester!
  5. I shared music videos from Sly Toe Hand, Skrillex, and John Carpenter!   I reviewed Marriage Story, The Crowd, In the Heat of the Night, Lady for A Day, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Sideways, and The Wolf of Wall Street!  I wished a happy birthday to John Carpenter, James Earl Jones, and Cary Grant!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Please consider subscribing!
  2. On Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Cory Booker Is Out!
  3. On Days Without Incident, Leonard wrote about the Foo Fighters!
  4. On my music site, I shared songs from The Chemical Brothers, Selena Gomez, Skrillex, John Carpenter, Ennio Morricone, Saint Motel, and Joywave!
  5. On her photography site, Erin shared Path Away, Pipeline, Rain on Leaves, Safety Convention, Sanctuary, Shelter, and Designated Smoking Area!

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

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/6/20 — 1/12/20


This was a good week for me.  I caught up on some of the movies that I missed last year and I even got to play out in the snow a little!

The Oscar nominations are going to be announced in just a few more hours and I’m nowhere near prepared for them this year.  This upcoming week is going to be crazy one!

Here’s what I did this week:

Films I Watched:

  1. 1917 (2019)
  2. The Aeronauts (2019)
  3. Beast From Haunted Cave (1959)
  4. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
  5. Bright Lights, Bright City (1988)
  6. Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019)
  7. Diane (2019)
  8. Domino (2019)
  9. The Edge of Democracy (2019)
  10. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
  11. Gloria Bell (2019)
  12. Green Book (2018)
  13. High Life (2019)
  14. I Lost My Body (2019)
  15. In Which We Serve (1942)
  16. Luce (2019)
  17. Parasite (2019)
  18. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
  19. Raging Bull (1980)
  20. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)
  21. The Snake Pit (1948)
  22. Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. The Bachelor 24
  3. Bewitched
  4. Diff’rent Strokes
  5. Facts of Life
  6. Fear Thy Neighbor
  7. Friends
  8. The Office
  9. Seinfeld
  10. Shipping Wars
  11. The Simpsons

Books I Read:

  1. Unsolved Mysteries of World War II (2019) by Michael Fitzgerald

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Agnes Obel
  2. Blanck Mass
  3. Bob Dylan
  4. Cage the Elephant
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Muse
  7. Phantogram
  8. Rob Zombie
  9. Saint Motel
  10. Sturgill Simpson
  11. Tegan and Sara
  12. Tiesto
  13. UPSAHL

Awards Season Links:

  1. PGA Nominations
  2. DGA Nominations
  3. The Dorian Awards
  4. The Hollywood Critics Association
  5. The Alliance of Women Film Journalists
  6. The North Dakota Film Society Nominations
  7. The Music City Film Critics Association

News From Last Week:

  1. Twitter will put options to limit replies directly on the compose screen
  2. Over 100 employees lose their jobs at CollegeHumor after parent company pulls funding
  3. Bill Wisener, who every day for 40 years ran iconic Dallas store Bill’s Records, died Saturday
  4. Bills in several states aim to help those in the gig economy. Some are worried they’ll lose work instead
  5. ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Director Scott Derrickson Drops Out
  6. Hollywood’s avenging angel: could Annabella Sciorra bring down Harvey Weinstein?
  7. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Want To Be ‘Financially Independent’
  8. Czech-Born Director Ivan Passer Dies at 86
  9. Marianne Williamson announces she is suspending her presidential campaign

Links From Last Week:

  1. Ken Fuson, 1956 — 2020
  2. After Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, is this the end of the awards show host?
  3. Ricky Gervais Read America
  4. Unearthed Article from 1974 Recounts the Total Madness of Experiencing ‘The Exorcist’ in Theaters

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin profiled the Covers of Startling Detective Adventures and shared Pushover, Witch On Wheels, Walk Out On Death, True Confessions, Inside Detective, Hideaway, and French Model!
  2. Jeff shared music videos from Melle Mel, R.E.M, David Bowie, Genesis, David Bowie again, and Rush.  He reviewed Grambling’s White Tiger, Cyborg, The Visitors, Avenging Force, Dead By Dawn, Behind Enemy Lines, and Behind Enemy Lines II!  He paid tribute to Elvis, Lee Van Cleef, Buck Henry, and Walter Hill.
  3. Val reviewed the 1956 version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!
  4. Leonard shared the trailer for The New Mutants and reviewed Ratatouille and Underwater!
  5. Ryan reviewed Making Time, Rodin Du Jour, and Opal Fruit!
  6. I shared a music video from Rob Zombie and I reviewed The Golden Globes, Lenny, All That Jazz, Green Book, In Which We Serve, Raging Bull, The Snake Pit, and Gentleman’s Agreement!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Please consider subscribing!
  2. Over at Days Without Incident, Leonard wrote about writer’s block.
  3. Over at Pop Politics, Jeff shared Lessons From Last Night, Meghan and Harry Are Stepping Back From Their Royal Duties, 330-231, and Neil Peart, R.I.P.
  4. Over at my music site, I shared songs from Cage the Elephant, Saint Motel, Phantogram, Agnes Obel, Bob Dylan, Tiesto, and Sturgill Simpson!
  5. On her photography site, Erin shared Arapaho Station, Arapaho Center, Between, Campus, Distance, Meadows Fountain, and Confusion!

Want to check out last week?  Click here!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/1/20 — 1/5/20


The first week of 2020 is in the books and I think we did a pretty good job ringing in the new year here at the Shattered Lens.  The Oscars are approaching.  The Super Bowl commercials are being filmed.  We’ve got a lot to look forward to.

But, first, let’s look back at the week that was:

Films I Watched:

  1. A Lover Scorned (2019)
  2. Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (2019)
  3. Am I A Serial Killer? (2019)
  4. Best Friend’s Betrayal (2019)
  5. Deadly Assistant (2019)
  6. Escaping My Stalker (2020)
  7. Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
  8. Her Deadly Reflections (2020)
  9. Is My Daughter Really Dead? (2019)
  10. Logan’s Run (1976)
  11. Love You To Death (2019)
  12. Psycho BFF (2019)
  13. Psycho Granny (2019)
  14. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)
  15. Secrets In A Small Town (2019)
  16. A Star Is Born (2018)
  17. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
  18. Uncut Gems (2019)
  19. Was I Really Kidnapped?
  20. Westworld (1973)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Beverly Hills 90210
  2. The Circle
  3. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  4. Ghost Whisperer
  5. The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  6. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  7. Judge Jerry
  8. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  9. The Love Boat
  10. Newsradio
  11. Project Runway
  12. Saved By The Bell

Books I Read:

  1. Imaginary Friend (2019) by Stephen Chbosky
  2. The Wallflower Wager (2019) by Tessa Dare

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adam Rickfors
  3. Adi Ulmansky
  4. Alvin Risk
  5. Amy Winehouse
  6. Armin van Buuren
  7. Avicii
  8. Big Data
  9. Blanck Mass
  10. Bloc Party
  11. Bob Dylan
  12. Britney Spears
  13. Cage the Elephant
  14. Cedric Gervais
  15. The Chemical Brothers
  16. Coldplay
  17. The Crystal Method
  18. Dillon Francis
  19. DJ Judaa
  20. Fitz and the Tantrums
  21. Icona Pop
  22. Jakalope
  23. Jake Bugg
  24. Joywave
  25. Lady Gaga
  26. LAKS
  27. Moby
  28. Muse
  29. Neon Indian
  30. Phantogram
  31. Radiohead
  32. Rich White
  33. Robert DeLong
  34. Saint Motel
  35. Sleigh Bells
  36. Swedish House Mafia
  37. Tiesto
  38. UPSAHL

Awards Season Links:

  1. The Houston Film Critics Society
  2. North Carolina Film Critics Association
  3. The Dorian Nominations
  4. Georgia Film Critics Association Nominations
  5. National Society of Film Critics
  6. The Golden Globes

News From Last Week:

  1. Joker Success Not Related to Batman, Says Phillips
  2. Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Ex-Boyfriend Nick Gordon Dies at 30 from Drug Overdose
  3. Captain America Actress Arrested For Allegedly Killing Her Mom
  4. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ was the dominant book of the decade
  5. Marianne Williamson Has Laid Off Her Entire 2020 Campaign Staff
  6. LORI LOUGHLIN HIRES EXPERTS TO PREPARE FOR PRISON AMID COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

Links From Last Week:

  1. Goodbye 2010s! A Decade in Review
  2. Classic “B” Movies! Body Heat! Battle Royale! Bogart Too! Cinema’s Greatest Films That Begin With A “B”!

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared Peaceful Fountain, In The Beginning, Double Detective, The Wanton, and Commuting Wife!  She also shared the Covers of Master Detective!
  2. Doc wished everyone a Happy 2020!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Europe, and Yello!  He paid tribute to Max Julien and Leon Isaac Kennedy!  And he reviewed Delta Force 2, White Mile, Extramarital, American Outlaws, and The Take!
  4. Val served the 25 Best, Worst, and Gems that she saw last year!
  5. Necromoonyeti shared his top albums of 2019!
  6. Ryan reviewed Snake Creek, Faults, Constantly, and Keeping Score!
  7. I reviewed Escaping My Stalker, Her Deadly Reflections, Coming Home, Darkest Hour, Hope and Glory, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and A Star is Born!  I shared my Oscar predictions for January!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Please consider subscribing!
  2. Over at my online dream journal, I shared My First Dream of 2020!
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from LANKS, Robert DeLong, UPSAHL, Bob Dylan, and The Crystal Method!
  4. On her photography site, Erin shared: New Year’s Day, Speed Bump Ahead, City, Mood, and Lighthouse!
  5. On Pop Politics, Jeff shared: My 2020 Resolutions, Julian Castro is Out, Friday Notes, and Is It Time For Tom Brady To Retire?

Check out the last week of 2019 by clicking here!

 

Happy 2020 From All The Writers (and the Cat) at the Shattered Lens!


(Photo by Erin Nicole)

You did it!

You survived 2019!

2019 was a year when humans everywhere proved that they should just be quiet and let cats run the planet.  Well, 2019 is over now.  It’s 2020 and hopefully, everyone will try to do better over the upcoming 12 months….

Of course, they probably won’t.  This is going to be a crazy year, because the humans in America are having an election in November and it seems like 60% of them have already climbed up to the top of the tree and decided to try to jump back down to the patio without even bothering to estimate the distance of their fall!

So you know what?

When the outside world gets too insane or annoying or whatever, we want to provide a place for you to escape.  This year, the TSL is 10 years old and the Shattered Lens humans have got a lot planned!  They’re going to make 2020 a great, great year!

So, remember — when things get crazy and when everything just seems to be too weird to deal with, TSL is here for you!

Here’s what we have to look forward to in 2020: the Oscars!  New films from Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Edgar Wright, and Paul Greengrass!  The next stage of the MCU!  A thousand streaming services!  Baby Yoda!  The Many Saints of Newark!  Cannes!  Sundance!  Theme months!  Embracing the Melodrama!  Back to School!  Shattered Politics!  18 Days of Paranoia!

Welcome to 2020!  Let’s make it great one and, when in doubt, look to the cats for wisdom!

(Photo by Erin Nicole)

Lisa Marie’s Week And Two Days In Review: 12/23/19 — 12/31/19


Well, it’s over.  2019 has finally come to a close.  It’s now a new year.  Let’s make it a good one, okay?  Especially since the Shattered Lens is now TEN YEARS OLD!  We’ll be celebrating TSL’s birthday all through the upcoming year!  Does that mean the upcoming year is going to be a nonstop party?  Hey, it already is.  Does that mean that there will be cake?  Oh yes.  Definitely.  Lots and lots of cake.

Anyway, here’s what I did over the holiday week:

Films I Watched:

  1. A Christmas Story (1983)
  2. Deadly Hollywood Obsession (2019)
  3. Die Hard (1988)
  4. Hustlers (2019)
  5. It’s A Wonderful Life (1947)
  6. Jailbait (1954)
  7. Lenny (1974)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  9. Office Space (1999)
  10. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  11. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  12. The Souvenir (2019)
  13. The Two Popes (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. Beverly Hills 90210
  3. Court Cam
  4. Doctor Phil
  5. Ghost Whisperer
  6. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
  7. His Dark Materials
  8. King of the Hill
  9. The Love Boat
  10. The Mandalorian
  11. The Office
  12. Saturday Night Live
  13. The Simpsons
  14. South Park
  15. Twilight Zone
  16. You

Music I Listened To:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Blur
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Coldplay
  7. The Crystal Method
  8. Daft Punk
  9. deadmau5
  10. Ed O’Briean
  11. Fiona Apple
  12. Galeffi
  13. Ghost
  14. Gloria Trevi
  15. Goblin
  16. Icona Pop
  17. Jakalope
  18. Kedr Livanskiy
  19. Kelly Clarkson
  20. La Nina
  21. Lana del Rey
  22. Moby
  23. Muse
  24. Orbital
  25. Phantogram
  26. Pulp
  27. Ravers on Dope
  28. Rich White
  29. Richard Wright
  30. Saint Motel
  31. Taylor Swift
  32. UPSAHL

Books I Read:

  1. 1988 (1985) by Gov. Richard Lamm and Arnold Grossman
  2. Hate, Inc. (2019) by Matt Taibbi
  3. Saturday Night Fever (1977) by H.B. Gilmour

Awards Season Links:

  1. Online Film Critics Nominations
  2. Florida Film Critics Circle
  3. Online Association of Female Film Critics
  4. Utah Film Critics
  5. Nevada Film Critics Society
  6. Black Film Critics Circle
  7. Music City Film Critics Nominations
  8. North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations
  9. Chicago Indie Critics Nominations
  10. Austin Film Critics Association Nominations
  11. Columbus Film Critics Association Nominations
  12. Lisa Marie’s Oscar Predictions for December!

News From Last Week:

  1. Trent Reznor Calls Scoring Bird Box a “Fucking Waste of Time,” Scraps The Woman in the Window Score
  2. Deadpool 3 In Development At Marvel Studios, Confirms Ryan Reynolds
  3. Why Anna Paquin Is “So Excited” About Her Seven-Line Role in ‘The Irishman’
  4. Columnist leaves Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine over issue featuring Garrison Keillor
  5. Actress Sharon Stone blocked from dating app Bumble
  6. RIP Syd Mead — futurist, designer of “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens” was 86

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared A Corpse For Christmas, Santa Won’t Overlook These, The Wizard, Fantastic Adventures, Wicked!, Passion Has Red Lips, Orient Express, Law of the .45, and New York Madness!
  2. Jeff wished everyone a Happy Festivus and shared music videos from Weird Al Yankovic and Run-DMC!
  3. Ryan reviewed A Ditch Life!
  4. I wished everyone a Happy Life Day and I shared music videos from Elliott Dvorin, La Nina, Ravers on Dope, Richard Wright, Galeffi, Orbital, and Orbital again!  I shared Treevenge and the trailers for Come to Daddy, The Truth, Disturbing the Peace, and Awoken!  I reviewed Deadly Hollywood Obsession, The Dead Don’t Die, Ma, Yesterday, and Late Night!  I shared 4 shots from 4 holiday classics and I shared Santa Claus Conquers The Martians!

More From Us:

  1. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Happy Festivus to All and Rest In Peace, Neil Innes!
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared: Hanging Around, Angels, Merry Christmas From Images By Erin, Possum in a Tree, Ducks, The Stillness of the Creek, Down at the Creek, Bird on a Wire, and The Last Morning of 2019.
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from Ed O’Brien, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Lana del Rey, Ghost, Moby, Armin van Buuren, Orbital, and Blur!
  4. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared Christmas Star and the Little Drummer Boy!
  5. Ryan has a patreon!  Plus consider subscribing!

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

Happy New Year!

A Belated (?) Happy Life Day From The Shattered Lens


Happy Life Day!

Now, I know there’s some confusion out there as to when exactly Life Day is celebrated.  Some people say that it’s celebrated on November 17th because that’s the date that The Star Wars Holiday Special premiered way back in 1978.  But listen …. I’ve seen The Holiday Special.  I forced my friends in the Late Night Movie Gang to watch it with me a few years ago and they’ve never forgiven me.  And I can tell you, from having watched it, that Life Day takes place on December 25th.  I mean, it was so obviously an intergalactic version of Christmas that I don’t even know where to start.  November 17th?  No way!  Life Day is December 25th!

And, even if it isn’t — well, isn’t a late holiday greeting better than no holiday greeting at all?

So, while those of us here on Earth celebrate our holidays, other planets are celebrating Life Day and that’s okay.  Vive la différence!

So, to all of our readers who are observing today or who maybe observed back in November or whenever — Happy Life Day from the Shattered Lens!