Lisa’s Week In Review: 5/14/18 — 5/20/18


Finally, I’m healthy again!  Being sick sucks but, as of the end of this week, I am finally feeling like myself again.  Here’s what I accomplished this week:

Movies I Watched

  1. All that Jazz (1979)
  2. Deadly Matrimony (2018)
  3. Deep Red (1975)
  4. Den of Thieves (2018)
  5. Disco Beaver From Outer Space (1978)
  6. Everybody Wins (1990)
  7. Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
  8. Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
  9. Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
  10. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
  11. The Go-Between (1971)
  12. Gorky Park (1983)
  13. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
  14. Inferno (1980)
  15. Missing (1982)
  16. The Mission (1986)
  17. Paddington 2 (2018)
  18. Paris, Texas (1984)
  19. Psycho Ex-Girlfriend (2018)
  20. River’s Edge (1987)
  21. Serpico (1973)
  22. The Silent World (1956)
  23. Suspiria (1977)

Television Shows I Watched

  1. The Americans
  2. Archer: Danger Island
  3. Barry
  4. Brooklyn 99
  5. Doctor Phil
  6. Fear the Walking Dead
  7. Ghost Whisperer
  8. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  9. iZombie
  10. King of the Hill
  11. Legion
  12. Lucifer
  13. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  14. New Girl
  15. The Office
  16. Patrick Melrose
  17. Roseanne
  18. The Royal Wedding!!!!
  19. Silicon Valley
  20. Survivor 36
  21. Sweetbitter
  22. The Terror
  23. True Detective Season 1
  24. Trust
  25. Vida
  26. Westworld

Books I Read

(Long story short: Last week, I inherited a stash of old Choose Your Own Adventure books.)

  1. Behind the Wheel (1992) by R.A. Montgomery
  2. Deadwood City (1978) by Edward Packard
  3. The Forbidden Castle (1982) by Edward Packard
  4. The Girl on the Velvet Swing: sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the 20th century (2018) by Simon Baez
  5. Horror Hotel (1983) by Hilary Milton
  6. Journey Under The Sea (1978) by R.A. Montgomery
  7. Kidnapped (1991) by Edward Packard
  8. Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy (2018) by Gregory W. Mank
  9. The Last Ninja (1991) by Jay Leibold
  10. Nightmare Store (1982) by Hilary Milton
  11. Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey? (1981) by Edward Packard

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. AIR
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Calvin Harris
  6. Cedric Gervais
  7. The Chemical Brothers
  8. Chromatics
  9. Dillon Francis
  10. Doro
  11. The Flaming Lips
  12. Garbage
  13. Jackalope
  14. Kevin Shields
  15. Michael Fredo
  16. Moby
  17. Muse
  18. Phoenix
  19. Saint Motel
  20. Taylor Swift
  21. Walt Mink
  22. The White Stripes

Links From Last Week

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared a picture of our new fence!  (It’s a nice fence and, fortunately, the possums can climb it.)
  2. Via my dream journal, here’s a dream I had about giving a lecture!
  3. On Ferguson Ink, Derrick Ferguson continues to interview some of the best writers around.  This week, he interviewed Michael A. Gonzalez!
  4. From News From The Boston Becks: A Century of Film: Crime Films
  5. From The World’s Common Tater: Tater Takes On The Entire Fall TV Schedule!  (Tater took a look at all of the upcoming network schedules this week so be sure to explore his site to get the full details on all of them!)
  6. From Outspoken and Freckled: 5 Reasons Why THE AWFUL TRUTH is my Classic Comfort Movie
  7. From John Rieber: “The Stewardess Is Flying The Plane!” Why I Love 70’s Cinema! The Decade’s Biggest “Hellraisers!”
  8. From Awards Circuit: Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg to Re-Team on Ulysses S. Grant Biopic
  9. TSL wasn’t at Cannes this year but Awards Watch was.  Check out their reviews here!
  10. Royal Wedding 2018: In Pictures

Links From The Site

  1. Erin profiled C.C. Beall and celebrated International Dinosaur Day!
  2. Jeff paid tribute to Margot Kidder!
  3. Viktor Von Glum reviewed Black Panther!
  4. Gary reviewed Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball and he revealed the Secret James Bond-Batman connection!
  5. Ryan reviewed Rock Steady, XTC69, and Love That Bunch, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  6. I observed Sofia Coppola’s birthday and shared my Oscar predictions for May!
  7. In case you missed it, here’s what won at Cannes!

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

Have a great week, everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review — 5/7/2018 — 5/13/2018


 

I’m back!

So, I spent most of this week in recovery.  At the start of this month, my allergies literally went insane and, due to a sinus infection, I ended up miserable, cranky, and trapped in the house.  It wouldn’t have been so bad if I could have spent that time writing but I was in such misery that I couldn’t think straight.  Seriously, it was terrible.

However, as I sit here writing this, I am feeling a lot better.  I’m not a 100% recovered and I imagine that this whole month is going to be difficult for me.  That’s just the way it is during pollen season!  But, on the plus side, I can think and write again.  This is good because, after being knocked out for a week, I’ve got a lot to get caught up on!  (When you’re naturally hyperactive, a week of doing nothing feels like a year spent in prison.)

So, without further ago, here’s what I accomplished last week!

Films I Watched:

  1. Anonymous 616 (2018)
  2. Brave (2012)
  3. A Dangerous Son (2018)
  4. A Daughter’s Revenge (2018)
  5. Did I Kill My Mother (2018)
  6. Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018)
  7. It (1927)
  8. Logan (2017)
  9. Maggie’s Passage (2009)
  10. Mommy Be Mine (2018)
  11. Party Mom (2018)
  12. Three For The Road (1987)
  13. Tobor The Great (1954)
  14. Wisdom (1986)
  15. Wonder Woman (2017)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. American Pickers
  2. The Americans
  3. Antiques Roadshow
  4. Atlanta
  5. Barry
  6. Brooklyn 99
  7. Cats 101
  8. Charmed
  9. Cold Hearted
  10. Community
  11. Dance Moms
  12. Dead of Night
  13. Degrassi
  14. Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions
  15. Fixer Upper
  16. Friends
  17. Forbidden: Dying For Love
  18. Game of Homes
  19. Genius
  20. Ghost Whisperer
  21. Gilmore Girls
  22. House Hunters
  23. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  24. iZombie
  25. King of the Hill
  26. Legion
  27. Look Who’s Stalking
  28. Lucifer
  29. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  30. The Mod Squad
  31. Murder Among Friends
  32. Murder Comes To Town
  33. My Dirty Little Secret
  34. New Girl
  35. Night Gallery
  36. Roseanne
  37. Saved By The Bell: The College Years
  38. Seinfeld
  39. Silicon Valley
  40. South Park
  41. Survivor 36
  42. The Terror
  43. Trust
  44. Unsolved Mysteries
  45. Web of Lies
  46. Westworld

Books I Read

  1. Buckley and Mailer (2015) by Kevin Schultz
  2. A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006) by Michael Kazin
  3. The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and his Struggle to Save New York (2001) by Vincent J. Cannato

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Calvin Harris
  3. Cedric Gervais
  4. Afrojack
  5. Armin Van Buuren
  6. Avicii
  7. Big Data
  8. Blanck Mass
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Cedric Gervais
  11. The Chemical Brothers
  12. Icona Pop
  13. Jakalope
  14. Moby
  15. Muse
  16. Phantogram
  17. The Pinker Tones
  18. Saint Motel
  19. Swedish House Mafia
  20. Tayor Swift
  21. Walt Mink

Links From Last Week

  1. Sadly, last week, I was too busy being sick to spend as much time reading other sites as I wanted to.  However, I did discover two sites, called Resistancehole and Patriothole, both of which amused the Hell out of me.
  2. On her photography site, my sister shared this peaceful picture!
  3. From Vice: Harry Cheadle shares some unpopular truths about the current state of Saturday Night Live.
  4. John Coyote shared a Mother’s Day poem!
  5. On Ferguson Ink, Derrick Ferguson interviewed the writer, Sean Taylor!

Links From The Site

  1. Doc Bowman wished everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!
  2. Erin Nicole profiled the artist, James Hill!
  3. Gary reviewed Up In Smoke and Shanghai Express and cleaned out his DVR!
  4. Ryan reviewed Dumb and The Song of Aglaia and shared his weekly reading round-up!
  5. Case reviewed Altered Carbon!

(Want to see what I accomplished last week?  It’s a pretty threadbare list but click here to see!)

(By the way, Monday is my niece’s birthday!  Love you, Shannon!)

Have a great week everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review — 4/30/18 — 5/6/18


Sorry, everyone.  This is an abbreviated week in review because I was sick the entire week, with allergies and asthma and stuff.  Last week was basically just an overmedicated blur.  Bleh!  Hopefully, I’ll be recovered by next Sunday!

Movies I Watched:

  1. 12 Angry Men (1997)
  2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  3. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  4. Hoodlum Priest (1961)
  5. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
  6. War of the Gargantuans (1966)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. The Americans
  2. Ash vs. Evil Dead
  3. Atlanta
  4. Barry
  5. Brooklyn 99
  6. Dead Silent
  7. Diabolical
  8. Evil Lives Here
  9. Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions
  10. Evil Twins
  11. Homeland
  12. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
  13. Howards End
  14. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  15. iZombie
  16. King of the Hill
  17. Legion
  18. Lucifer
  19. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  20. Murder Calls
  21. New Girl
  22. Night Gallery
  23. Nightmare Next Door
  24. Roseanne
  25. See No Evil
  26. Silicon Valley
  27. Survivor 36
  28. The Terror
  29. Trust
  30. Westworld

Check out last week here!

 

Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/23/18 — 4/29/18


 

Usually, I avoid discussing current events on this site but this has been such a chaotic week that I simply have to start out by mentioning everything that has happened since last Sunday.  Bill Cosby was finally convicted.  Tom Brokaw was finally exposed.  Kanye West tweeted that he loved Donald Trump and the people on both sides of the political divide lost their damn minds.  (And that was all just on Thursday!)  Meanwhile, the Korean War might be over and, as usual, an excessive amount of coverage and discussion was devoted to the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.  (If they had Nerd Prom in the 18th Century, the French Revolution would have stated a decade early.)

As for me,  this week has been a mix of good and bad.  The good part definitely included being interviewed on Ferguson Ink.  It also included Wednesday, which was Administrative Professionals Day.  The bad part has pretty much been this weekend, largely due to a combination of asthma and allergies.  Again, I had to put off my plans to review 28 classic Italian horror films.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a start on that project next week.

Anyway, here’s what I did accomplish:

Movies I Watched:

  1. The Amityville Horror (1979)
  2. The Apartment (1960)
  3. Cannibal Man (1971)
  4. Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  5. Fiance Killer (2018)
  6. The Gumball Rally (1976)
  7. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  8. Illegally Yours (1988)
  9. Kings Go Forth (1958)
  10. The Mean Season (1985)
  11. Nanny Killer (2018)
  12. Overboard  (1987)
  13. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  15. Strange Days (1995)
  16. A View to a Kill (1985)

Television Show I Watched:

  1. Archer
  2. The Americans
  3. Ash vs Evil Dead
  4. Ask the Undertaker
  5. Atlanta
  6. Barry
  7. Brooklyn 99
  8. Crime Watch Daily
  9. Dead of Night
  10. Diabolical
  11. Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions
  12. Fear the Walking Dead
  13. Genius: Picasso
  14. Homeland
  15. Homide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
  16. Howards End
  17. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  18. iZombie
  19. King of the Hill
  20. Legion
  21. Lucifer
  22. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  23. Masterpiece Theater: Unforgotten II
  24. Model Killers
  25. New Girl
  26. Next
  27. Night Gallery
  28. The Office
  29. Roseanne
  30. Silicon Valley
  31. Survivor 36
  32. Survivor Pearl Islands
  33. The Terror
  34. Trust
  35. UnREAL
  36. Vanity Fair Confidential
  37. Westworld

Books I Read:

  1. Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adam Rickfors
  2. Afrojack
  3. Arcade Fire
  4. Armin Van Buuren
  5. Audioslave
  6. Autograf
  7. Avicii
  8. BAAUER
  9. Big Data
  10. Bjork
  11. Blanck Mass
  12. Bob Dylan
  13. Calvin Harris
  14. Cedric Gervais
  15. The Chemical Brothers
  16. CUT__
  17. Daft Punk
  18. David Guetta
  19. Dillon Francis
  20. Eels
  21. Fiona Apple
  22. Florence + The Machine
  23. Goblin
  24. Hardwell
  25. Icona Pop
  26. Jakalope
  27. Jake Bugg
  28. James Newman
  29. Jay-Z
  30. The Killers
  31. Martin Garrix
  32. Mick Jagger
  33. Moby
  34. NGHTMRE
  35. Nine Inch Nails
  36. No Doubt
  37. Phantogram
  38. Rita Ora
  39. Saint Motel
  40. Skrillex
  41. Spice Girls
  42. Steve Aoki
  43. Talking Heads
  44. William Control

Links From Last Week:

  1. Derrick Ferguson interviewed me for Ferguson Ink!
  2. From Sean Taylor: Political correctness and new pulp fiction
  3. From Pinky Guerrero: like, pretend your villain isn’t terribly empathic or something and Haunted Sleepover With The #LateNightMovie Gang!
  4. From The Guardian: After six months of #MeToo, the burning question seems to be: how soon can these guys come back?
  5. Unbelievable: Charlie Rose wants to host a show where he’ll interview other assholes who were exposed by Me Too.
  6. On her photography site, my sister shared The Ultimate Look of Contempt!
  7. Over at Sleeping Lisa, I wrote about a dream I had.
  8. In honor of National Poetry Month, I shared the following from Yeats: The Cold Heaven, Youth and Age, From The Antigone, September 1913, Byzantium, and The Second Coming!

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared The Covers of the Avenger!
  2. Gary reviewed The Beast With Five Fingers, Five Star Final, and Hardcore, along with taking a look at the song I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)!
  3. Ryan reviewed The Avengers: Infinity War and The Pervert, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  4. I posted two brilliant reviews: Destroy All Monsters and The Bounty!
  5. Speaking of brilliant reviews, you have to check out Leonard’s in-depth look at Alien!

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

Have a great week everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/16/18 — 4/22/18


Avicii.  Rest in peace.

Movies I Watched:

  1. Bad Girls (1994)
  2. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  3. Fish Tank (2010)
  4. The Final Sacrifice (1990)
  5. From Here To Eternity (1953)
  6. Gimme Shelter (1970)
  7. Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)
  8. I Just Don’t Dig Him (1970)
  9. Keep off the Grass (1969)
  10. Machine Gun McCain (1969)
  11. The Minus Man (1999)
  12. The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
  13. Rampage (2018)
  14. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
  15. The Star Chamber (1983)
  16. Stick It (2006)
  17. Tommy (1975)
  18. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
  19. Woodstock (1970)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. The Americans
  2. Ash vs. Evil Dead
  3. Atlanta
  4. Barry
  5. Brooklyn 99
  6. Communty
  7. Degrassi
  8. Ghost Whisperer
  9. Homeland
  10. Howards End
  11. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelpia
  12. iZombie
  13. King of the Hill
  14. Legion
  15. Lucifier
  16. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
  17. New Girl
  18. Night Gallery
  19. The Office
  20. Roseanne
  21. Silicon Valley
  22. Survivor 36
  23. Survivor Pearl Island
  24. The Terror
  25. Trust
  26. UnREAL

Books That I Read:

  1. I am I am I am by Maggie O’Farrell

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Aoki
  2. Avicii
  3. The Chemical Brothers
  4. Dada Life
  5. Dillon Francis
  6. Florence + The Machine
  7. Jakalope
  8. The Killers
  9. Muse
  10. The Rolling Stones
  11. Saint Motel
  12. Talking Heads
  13. Tomoyasu Hotei

Links From Last Week:

  1. Spirituality and the Use of Mood in Twin Peaks!
  2. In honor of National Poetry Month, I shared poems from Charles Baudelaire, Julia Ward Howe, W.B. Yeats, Diane Di Prima, Jane Kenyon, Dylan Thomas, and Emily Dickinson!
  3. I had a dream about a bus hijacking!
  4. On her photography site, Erin captures the light of day!

Links From The Site:

  1. Jeff wrote about how R. Lee Ermey made AP History fun!
  2. Gary reviewed Johnny Tremain and Hold On!  He also paid tribute to Superman and Bruno Sammartino and took a look at the song, (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet!
  3. Erin shared her thoughts on Tax Day!
  4. Ryan reviewed Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit Book Six, Warpwish Comics #1, and Necro Lover!  He also shared his weekly reading round-up!
  5. I paid tribute to Eric Roberts and Edie Sedgwick!  I also reviewed both Woodstock and Gimme Shelter!

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

I was hoping that I would be able to devote last week to Italian horror and giallo films.  Unfortunately, I got both busy and sick so that review series will start next week!

Have a great week!