Lisa’s Week in Review: 3/12/18 — 3/18/18

I’m home!  After spending 6 days in London, 2 days in Brighton, 2 days in Edinburgh, and 2 days in Ardglass, Jeff & I are back in the States.  I have to admit that, much like Dorothy, I’m in a bit of a dream state right now.  Going from snow and below freezing temperatures to 80-degree Texas weather in one day will do that to you, I suppose.

This upcoming week is going to be all about catching up.  Not only do I have several movies and books to review on both this site and Horror Critic but I also have a DVR full of programming to watch.  So please, no one spoil how The Bachelor ended…

(Just kidding, I already know.  Wow, Arie sure turned out to be a prick…)

Anyway, here’s last week in review:

Movies I Watched

  1. The Artist (2011)
  2. Gambit (2012)
  3. Lucky (2017)
  4. Tomb Raider (2018)

TV Shows I Watched

  1. 8 out of 10 Cats
  2. American Idol
  3. Back in Time For Tea
  4. Benidorm
  5. Breakfast
  6. Brooklyn 99
  7. Casualty
  8. Film 2018
  9. Mothers, Murderers, and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome
  10. On Camera: Photographers of the BBC
  11. Pointless Celebrities
  12. The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story
  13. Survivor 36
  14. Top of the Pops
  15. Troy: Fall of a City

Books I Read

  1. Brave (2018) by Rose McGowan
  2. The Woman In The Window (2018) by A.J. Finn

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Blanck Mass
  2. Britney Spears
  3. The Chemical Brothers
  4. Django Django
  5. Jakalope
  6. Moby
  7. Nathan Carter
  8. Souisxie and the Banshees
  9. Taylor Swift

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared 20 Shots From 20 Alfred Hitchcock Films and my favorite Yeats poem!
  2. Erin took a look at The Covers of Alfred Hitchcock Presents!
  3. Gary reviewed The Beatles: Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years and also cleaned out his DVR!  For St. Patrick’s Day, he reviewed The Irish In Us, along with sharing both a cartoon called The Wee Men and Robert Mitchum singing Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral!
  4. Jeff argued that the video for Bush’s Everything Zen was the worst music video of all time!
  5. Ryan reviewed Teaching Comics: Volume One and What is a Glacier?, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  6. Case reviewed Love, Simon and declared it one of the best films of the year so far!

(Check out last week’s week-in-review by clicking here!)

Have a great week!


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is my favorite poem from W.B. Yeats

I know this isn’t what we typically share on the site but it is St. Patrick’s Day and this is my favorite poem by my favorite Irish poet.

Adam’s Curse 
by W.B. Yeats
(First published in 1904)

We sat together at one summer’s end,
That beautiful mild woman, your close friend,
And you and I, and talked of poetry.
I said, ‘A line will take us hours maybe;
Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought,
Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
Better go down upon your marrow-bones
And scrub a kitchen pavement, or break stones
Like an old pauper, in all kinds of weather;
For to articulate sweet sounds together
Is to work harder than all these, and yet
Be thought an idler by the noisy set
Of bankers, schoolmasters, and clergymen
The martyrs call the world.’
And thereupon
That beautiful mild woman for whose sake
There’s many a one shall find out all heartache
On finding that her voice is sweet and low
Replied, ‘To be born woman is to know—
Although they do not talk of it at school—
That we must labour to be beautiful.’
I said, ‘It’s certain there is no fine thing
Since Adam’s fall but needs much labouring.
There have been lovers who thought love should be
So much compounded of high courtesy
That they would sigh and quote with learned looks
Precedents out of beautiful old books;
Yet now it seems an idle trade enough.’

We sat grown quiet at the name of love;
We saw the last embers of daylight die,
And in the trembling blue-green of the sky
A moon, worn as if it had been a shell
Washed by time’s waters as they rose and fell
About the stars and broke in days and years.

I had a thought for no one’s but your ears:
That you were beautiful, and that I strove
To love you in the old high way of love;
That it had all seemed happy, and yet we’d grown
As weary-hearted as that hollow moon.

William Butler Yeats, in 1903

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/5/18 — 3/11/18

Movies I Watched

  1. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  3. Clueless (1995)
  4. Coco (2017)
  5. The Criminal (1960)
  6. Ecstacy (1933)
  7. An Education (2009)
  8. Man With A Movie Camera (1929)

Television Shows I Watched

  1. Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
  2. Back in Time for Tea
  3. Bad Robots
  4. Coronation Street
  5. Dancing on Ice
  6. Frasier
  7. Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure
  8. Mum
  9. Room 101
  10. Sun, Sex, and Suspicious Parents
  11. World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
  12. The Young Offenders

Books I Read

  1. Anatomy of Scandal by Sarah Vaughan (2018)
  2. Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi (2018)

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Blanck Mass
  2. Jacquemo
  3. Jakalope
  4. Souisxie and the Banshees

Links From The Site

  1. Erin shared both the covers of Utopia and even more covers of Utopia!
  2. Gary shared his thoughts on the Oscars and reviewed The Naked Dawn, Barbary Coast, and Manhattan Melodrama!
  3. Ryan reviewed Combed Clap of Thunder and Dust Pam, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  4. Jeff took a look at the music video for Doctorin’ The TARDIS!

(Curious to see what I watched, read, and listened to last week?  Click here!)

Jeff & I are on holiday until March 19th so, ’til then, have a great week!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 2/26/18 — 3/4/18

Yes, I did watch a lot of movies last week but I had a reason!  Starting Monday, Jeff & I are going to be on vacation for the next two weeks!  So, I wanted to make sure that I watched and wrote up reviews of a lot of films so that I could schedule them to publish while I’m gone.

(Admittedly, there were a few times last week when I found myself watching two or more movies at the same time.  Fortunately, I’m the Queen of Multi-tasking.)

Expect to see reviews of some of the films listed below over the next two weeks and the rest, I’ll get when we return on March 19th.

Movies I Watched

  1. 15:19 to Paris (2018)
  2. 49th Parallel (1941)
  3. Annihilation (2018)
  4. Bad Tutor (2018)
  5. The Betsy (1978)
  6. Black Panther (2018)
  7. Cimarron (1931)
  8. Common Law Wife (1963)
  9. The Dallas Connection (1994)
  10. Day of the Warrior (1996)
  11. Death Wish (2018)
  12. Devious Nanny (2018)
  13. Do or Die (1991)
  14. Enemy Gold (1993)
  15. Fit To Kill (1993)
  16. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)
  17. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  18. Game Night (2018)
  19. The Grasshopper (1970)
  20. Guns (1990)
  21. Hamlet (1948)
  22. Hard Hunted (1992)
  23. Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)
  24. Jonestown: The Women Behind the Massacre (2018)
  25. Lost Horizon (1937)
  26. Malibu Express (1985)
  27. More (1968)
  28. Mr. Billion (1977)
  29. No Down Payment (1957)
  30. Once Is Not Enough (1975)
  31. Overcome (2008)
  32. Picasso Trigger (1988)
  33. Red Sparrow (2018)
  34. Return to Savage Beach (1998)
  35. Roller Boogie (1979)
  36. Savage Beach (1989)
  37. Shane (1953)
  38. Son of Godzilla (1967)
  39. True Confessions (1981)
  40. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Television Shows I Watched

  1. 60 Days In
  2. The 90th Annual Academy Awards
  3. The Alienist
  4. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  5. Ash vs Evil Dead
  6. Atlanta
  7. The Bachelor 22
  8. Channel Zero
  9. The Chi
  10. Crashing
  11. Divorce
  12. Ghost Whisperer
  13. Good Girls
  14. Homeland
  15. Intervention
  16. iZombie
  17. King of the Hill
  18. Living Biblically
  19. The Magicians
  20. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  21. McMafia
  22. The Office
  23. Survivor 36
  24. Undercover High
  25. UnREAL
  26. Waco
  27. The Walking Dead
  28. The X-Files

Books I Read

  1. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor (2018)
  2. The Man With The Golden Gun by Ian Fleming (1965)
  3. Pimp by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr (2016)
  4. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming (1964)

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Afrojack
  3. Allison Wonderland
  4. Alt-J
  5. Anna Speller
  6. Au/Ra
  7. Bear’s Den
  8. Blanck Mass
  9. Blur
  10. Bob Dylan
  11. Brie Larson
  12. Bright Eyes
  13. Britney Spears
  14. Carlos Rivera
  15. Caroline Says
  16. Carly Simon
  17. Cedric Gervais
  18. Chappel Roan
  19. The Chemical Brothers
  20. Decade
  21. Dillon
  22. Dillon Francis
  23. Dropkick Murphys
  24. FAD
  25. Hometown
  26. Jakalope
  27. James Blunt
  28. Icona Pop
  29. Laeticia de Valer
  30. Lexi James
  31. Little Ashes
  32. Little Texas
  33. Marta Sanchez
  34. Moses Uvere
  35. Radiohead
  36. Robert DeLong
  37. Robert Koch
  38. The Roling Stones
  39. Spree Wilson
  40. Spice Girls
  41. Taking Back Sunday
  42. Taylor Swift
  43. Thirty Seconds to Mars
  44. Tina Arena
  45. The Ting Tings
  46. Van Pi
  47. Victoria Beckham
  48. The Who

Links From Last Week

  1. Camille Paglia on Movies, #MeToo and Modern Sexuality!
  2. Over on her photography site, Erin shared a picture of a Neighborhood Storm!
  3. From John Reiber, check out Oscar’s X-rated Past!
  4. On Horrorpedia, check out my review of Close Calls!

Links From The Site

  1. Jeff reviewed Death Wish II, Death Wish 3, Death Wish 4, and Death Wish V!
  2. Patrick updated us on when and where The Lullaby is going to be released!
  3. Leon the Duke returned with a review of Annihilation!
  4. Ryan reviewed My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea and Compulsive Comics, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  5. Gary reviewed My Favorite Year, Mister Roberts, Never Give A Sucker An Even Break, and Cat Ballou, along with sharing 4 Shots From 4 Oscar-winning horror films and the Oscar-winning short film, So This Is Harris!
  6. Erin shared this cute picture of a polar bear in its natural habitat!

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

Have a great week!

My favorite picture of Audrey Hepburn. This was taken after she won the Oscar for Roman Holiday!

Thank You For Joining Us For Oscar Sunday!

That’s a wrap!

Oscar Sunday is over!

Thank you everyone who joined us today for our Oscar coverage!  Thank you for your likes, you comments, your views, and — most of all — for your indulgence!  Y’all are the best!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming….

Happy Oscar Sunday From All The Humans And Cats At The Shattered Lens!

It’s Oscar Sunday!

For many humans and cats, today is an unofficial holiday!  Today is the day that we find out who and what the Academy has selected for the best of last year!  We may agree.  We may disagree.  But a lot of us will be watching!

Happy Oscar Sunday, everyone!  Please enjoy today’s Oscar-related posts.  Who knows?  We might even toss in some non-Oscar related posts as well!  You never know!

Lisa’s Week In Review — 2/19/18 — 2/25/18

As I sit here writing this, it has finally stopped raining!  Every other day this week, it rained.  By the end of Thursday night, my backyard literally looked like a swamp.  Usually, when the weather gets weird in Texas, it leads to me getting a lot written but that didn’t happen this week.  I was distracted by the combination of the Olympics and Celebrity Big Brother.  Fortunately, both of those are now over.

Anyway, here’s my week in review:

Movies That I Watched

  1. Atlantic City (1981)
  2. The Boost (1988)
  3. The Bounty (1984)
  4. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  5. Christina’s House (2000)
  6. Dead Man Walking (1995)
  7. Fatal Games (1984)
  8. Harry and Son (1984)
  9. The Heiress (1949)
  10. First Daughter (2004)
  11. Goon: The Last of the Enforcers (2016)
  12. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
  13. On Golden Pond (1981)
  14. Personal Best (1982)
  15. The Principal (1987)
  16. Raising the Bar (2016)
  17. The Substitute (1996)
  18. Traffic Stop (2018)
  19. Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil (2018)
  20. Walk Like A Man (1987)
  21. What Waits Below (1984)
  22. Youngblood (1986)

TV Shows That I Watched

  1. 2018 Winter Olympics
  2. 60 Days In
  3. The Alienist
  4. The Amazing Race 30
  5. American Vandal
  6. The Bachelor 22
  7. Celebrity Big Brother
  8. Channel Zero
  9. The Chi
  10. Crashing
  11. Divorce
  12. The End of the F***ing World
  13. Ghost Whisperer
  14. Here and Now
  15. Homeland
  16. Intervention
  17. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  18. King of the Hill
  19. Live PD
  20. The Magicians
  21. The Trade
  22. Undercover High
  23. Waco

Books That I Read

  1. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming (1963)
  2. The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming (1962)

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Afrojack
  3. Alexis Taylor
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Bright Eyes
  6. Camila Cabello
  7. The Chemical Brothers
  8. Coldplay
  9. Creep Show
  10. Decade
  11. Ex Cops
  12. Fergie
  13. Icona Pop
  14. Jakalope
  15. Justin Moore
  16. Kate Melua
  17. Lil Ro
  18. Moses Uvere
  19. Muse
  20. NOIA
  21. Saint Motel
  22. The Ting Tings
  23. White Denim

Links From Last Week

  1. Over on SyFy Designs, I shared some thoughts on President’s Day!
  2. Over at the Ferguson Theater, Derrick Ferguson shares some thoughts on the DCEU vs. MCU!
  3. Over at Cracked Rearviewer, Gary got his reblog button back!
  4. Over at Images by Erin, Erin shares a picture of stormy weather!
  5. MM Leonard writes about vacationing in Qatar!
  6. The best moments of the Winter Olympics! 

Links From The Site

  1. Erin shares the Fantastic Covers of Famous Fantastic Mysteries!
  2. Gary reviewed Notorious, Key Largo, and The Gunfighter and payed tribute to the late Nanette Fabray.
  3. Ryan reviewed Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman“Nausea,” “Collection,” “Master Song,” And “Resident Lover, and Punk’s Not Dead and also shared his weekly reading round-up!
  4. Case reviewed Annihilation!
  5. Jeff took a look at the original Death Wish!
  6. Among other things, I reviewed Atlantic City and Fatal Games!

For me, anyway, next week is going to be all about reviewing films that have been nominated for Best Picture throughout the years!

Have a great week!

(Want to see what I watched and read last week?  Click here!)