Lisa’s Week In Review — 4/15/19 — 4/21/19


On Monday afternoon, I looked up at the television in my office and I saw the sight of Notre-Dame Cathedral de Paris on fire.

As a lover of history and a lover of art and, yes, as someone raised Catholic, the sight broke my heart.  When Jeff and I were in the UK last November, we had actually made plans to cross the channel spend a day in Paris and, certainly, we were looking forward to visiting Notre-Dame.  Unfortunately, because of the rioting that was going on during that time, we had to change our plans.  As I watched Notre-Dame burn, I realized that, regardless of whether the structure was saved or not, history was dying on the screen in front of me.  When I saw the spire fall, tears came to my mismatched eyes.

And yet, when the fire was finally extinguished, there was good news to go with the bad.  The relics had been saved.  The statues that were normally on the spire had been removed before the fire.  There was damage.  There was loss.  But, thanks to bravery of the firefighters and a determined priest, so much had been saved!  For many of us, the photo below seemed to sum up the aftermath of the Notre-Dame fire:

Now, seven days after the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral, I am again heart-broken, this time for the victims of the terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka.  On Easter Sunday, three churches and three hotels were bombed.  As of right now, the death toll stands at 215, with over 400 injured.  It’s hard to know what to say when confronted with such evil.

As for me, I spent this Easter weekend with my sisters and it felt good and right for everyone to be back together for a few days.  I managed to get through Easter Vigil without setting anyone’s hair on fire and. even more importantly, without anyone setting my hair on fire, and, for that, I am thankful.  This was a week in which I saw both the best and the worst of humanity.  Hopefully, next week will feature more of the former and less of the latter.

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

Films I Watched:

  1. The Bible: In the Beginning….. (1966)
  2. Gilda (1946)
  3. Glory (1989)
  4. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
  5. Hollow Triumph (1948)
  6. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  7. King of Kings (1961)
  8. Paparazzi (2004)
  9. Prom Night (1980)
  10. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
  11. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)
  12. The Shoes of a Fisherman (1968)
  13. Suddenly (1954)
  14. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. The Amazing Race 31
  3. American Idol
  4. A.P. Bio
  5. Barry
  6. Brooklyn Nine Nine
  7. California Dreams
  8. Call the Midwife
  9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  10. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  11. Fosse/Verdon
  12. Game of Thrones
  13. Head Hunters
  14. King of the Hill
  15. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  16. The Magicians
  17. Roman Empire
  18. Saved By The Bell: The New Class
  19. Superstore
  20. Survivor 38
  21. Veep
  22. The Voice
  23. World of Dance
  24. Young Sheldon

Books I Read:

  1. Andy Warhol Giant Size (2008),
  2. Chaucer’s People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England (2017) by Liza Picard

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. 50 Foot Wave
  2. Above & Beyond
  3. Afrojack
  4. Alvin Risk
  5. Arcade Fire
  6. Armin van Buuren
  7. Avicii
  8. Barry Adamson
  9. Big Data
  10. Billie Eilish
  11. Blondie
  12. Blur
  13. Bob Dylan
  14. Britney Spears
  15. Cedric Gervais
  16. The Chemical Brothers
  17. Dillon Francis
  18. DJ Judaa
  19. Fiona Apple
  20. Flight of the Conchords
  21. Fitz and the Tantrums
  22. Garbage
  23. Gary Nunan
  24. Gwen Stefani
  25. Hozier
  26. Icona Pop
  27. Jake Bugg
  28. Johnny Cash
  29. Kelly Clarkson
  30. Kitty
  31. LSD
  32. Martin Garrix
  33. Mick Jagger
  34. Microw Jupiter
  35. Nelly Futado
  36. Neon Indian
  37. Nine Inch Nails
  38. Nouveau Lounge
  39. Palmistry
  40. P!nk
  41. Radiohead
  42. Robert DeLong
  43. The Rolling Stones
  44. The Spaceship Martini
  45. Steve Aoki
  46. Talking Heads
  47. Tiesto
  48. Tomoyasu Hotei
  49. The Verve

Links From Last Week:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared Spring Creek, Twisty Path, Bridge to the Bench, As The Sun Went Down, Rock, A View Through The Window, and Faith!
  2. At my music site, I shared music from 50 Foot Wave, Gwen Stefani, Flight of the Conchords, Nelly Furtado, Muse, Mick Jagger, and Martin Garrix.
  3. On Reality TV Chat Blog, I reviewed the latest episodes of The Amazing Race and Survivor!
  4. Notre Dame, one of Paris’s most iconic landmarks, damaged in a massive fire
  5. Notre-Dame blaze: 24 hours that rocked Paris and shocked the world
  6. The Lineup of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival
  7. Top 10 Best James Franco Performances
  8. Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigator played by Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring films, has died at 92
  9. With The Rise of Skywalker, Is Disney Backtracking on The Last Jedi?
  10. Clint Eastwood Circling ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ For Disney/Fox
  11. Meet Mujahed Kobbe, the Man Twitter Can’t Seem to Ban
  12. “You will lose everything.”: Inside the Media’s #MeToo Blacklist
  13. I Taught At Columbine. It Is Time To Speak My Truth.
  14. Wanted teen Sol Pais likely killed herself before Colorado manhunt, police say
  15. New Orleans Apologizes for 1891 Lynching of Italian-Americans
  16. A Priest Saved ‘The Body of Christ’ From Notre Dame, and NY Times Thought He Meant a Statue
  17. 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

Links From the Site:

  1. Erin profiled Albert Fisher and considered why we need It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.  She shared the following artwork: Jackie Robinson, The Naked Sword, Cowgirl Romances, Fantastic Novels Magazine, Three For The Money, Watching the Sky, and Peace!
  2. Gary reviewed Chaplin’s Art of Comedy, Kentucky Kernals, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, and Retreat & Decision!
  3. Patrick shared some thoughts on the current situation with the AD/AF community!
  4. Ryan reviewed All The Sad Songs, Vagabond, Cannabis, The Inspector, and Doom Patrol Episodes 9 and 10.  He also shared his weekly reading round-up!
  5. I shared music videos from Palmistry, Nine Inch Nails, Saint Motel, The Spaceship Martini, LSD, Kitty, and Johnny Cash.  I also reviewed the 4th episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Avicii: True Stories.

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/8/19 — 4/14/19


Game of Thrones is back so I guess I’ll be trying to keep up with all of this for the next few weeks.

Another week, another list.  Fortunately, for most of next week, I’m going to be off work for Easter so I can get caught up on all the movies that I’ve missed.  Wish me luck!

Movies I Watched:

  1. Being There (1979)
  2. The Curse of Inferno (1997)
  3. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
  4. Empire Records (1995)
  5. Love and a .45 (1994)
  6. Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
  7. Secrets in a Small Town (2019)
  8. Shag (1989)
  9. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. American Idol
  3. A.P. Bio
  4. Barry
  5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  6. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  7. Degrassi
  8. Doctor Phil
  9. Fosse/Verdon
  10. Game of Thrones
  11. In the Dark
  12. Jeopardy
  13. King of the Hill
  14. The Magicians
  15. Project Runway
  16. Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire
  17. Special Unit 2
  18. Superstore
  19. Survivor 38
  20. True Detective
  21. The Twilight Zone
  22. Veep
  23. The Voice
  24. The Walking Dead
  25. What We Do In the Shadows
  26. Young Sheldon

Books I Read:

  1. After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land (2017) by Natasha Fraser-Cassoni
  2. Fatal Reckoning (2019) by Marie Force

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Alison Wonderland
  2. Arcade Fire
  3. Big Data
  4. The Black Keys
  5. Blanck Mass
  6. Blondie
  7. Blur
  8. Britney Spears
  9. The Chemical Brothers
  10. Coldplay
  11. Deadmau5
  12. Ella on the Road
  13. Elle King
  14. Fiona Apple
  15. Hard-Fi
  16. Kelly Moran
  17. The Killers
  18. Michael Fredo
  19. Muse
  20. Public Service Broadcasting
  21. Thomas D
  22. Tiesto
  23. Tomoyasu Hotei
  24. UPSAHL
  25. The Verve
  26. Victoria Beckham

Links From Last Week:

  1. I reviewed the latest episode of Survivor!
  2. From Erin’s photography site: Alley Trees, Alley Way, A Colorful Path, Church Path, Off The Path, Playground Path, and Path.
  3. On my music site, I shared music from Victoria Beckham, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, The Killers, Hard-Fi, Arcade Fire, and Fiona Apple!
  4. From Ferguson Ink, Dispatches From The Windy City: One, Two, and Three
  5. The Awakening of Kim Kardashian West
  6. Russian film director Kirill Serebrennikov gets bail in fraud case
  7. Felicity Huffman and 12 wealthy parents plead guilty in college admissions scam
  8. Famed Character Actor Seymour Cassel Dies at 84 in Los Angeles, Oscar Nominated for John Cassavetes’s “Faces,” Appeared in “Rushmore,” Many Hits, TV Staple
  9. Jim Jarmusch zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die to open Cannes Film Festival
  10. Hawkeye Series Starring Jeremy Renner in the Works at Disney+ 
  11. From zero to hero: how the DC cinematic universe was saved
  12. Parkland victim’s father: Traumatized students shouldn’t have been flung into politics
  13. Actor Geoffrey Rush Awarded $850,000 In Damages Over Articles Alleging #MeToo Misconduct
  14. Grease Prequel Film Rumours Leave Fans Begging: ‘Please Don’t Tell Us More’
  15. Teen Movie Hell: The Book Review
  16. ‘If You Only Watch One Anime, Watch Attack on Titan,’ Says Friend Who Has Watched Exactly One Anime

Links From The Site:

  1. Case reviewed the second episode of the second season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!
  2. Erin profiled Edward Dalton Stevens and shared the following artwork: Famous Detective, Stalking the Unicorn, The Resort, Everyday Science and Mechanics, Silenced Witness, Get Me Headquarters, and The Blessing!
  3. Gary reviewed Evil Dead, Vehicle, and 99 River Street!
  4. Ryan shared last week’s weekly reading round-up and this week’s weekly reading round-up and he reviewed Doom Patrol, In The Wilderness, and 3D Sweeties!
  5. I shared music videos from The Chemical Brothers, Thomas D, Alison Wonderland, Muse, Ella on the Road, Blanck Mass, and Kelly Moran!  I shared the trailers for The Lion King, Spirits in the Dark, The Professor, and Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker!  And I shared my Oscar prediction for April! I also reviewed the third episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 4/1/19 — 4/7/19


This week really made me appreciate my friends, my family, and my boyfriend.  I spent most of the week feeling sick and kinda down but, when I admitted that I needed help on Friday, so many people rallied to my side that it brought tears to my mismatched eyes.

I’m feeling better now and looking forward to the rest of 2019!

Movies I Watched:

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  2. Billy Madison (1995)
  3. Bring it On (2000)
  4. The Dirt (2019)
  5. Evelyn (2002)
  6. Flash Gordon (1980)
  7. For the Love of George (2018)
  8. Happy Gilmore (1996)
  9. The Highwaymen (2019)
  10. I Nearly Married A Serial Killer (2019)
  11. Lady In The Lake (1946)
  12. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
  13. The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
  14. My Killer Client (2019)
  15. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  16. Team Foxcatcher (2016)
  17. The Terminal Man (1974)
  18. Top Gun (1986)
  19. Triple Frontier (2019)
  20. Winter’s Bone (2010)
  21. Young Adult (2011)

Televison Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. American Idol
  3. Antique Roadshow
  4. A.P. Bio
  5. Bar Rescue
  6. Barry
  7. Behind the Gates
  8. Broad City
  9. Doctor Phil
  10. Face the Truth
  11. Ghost Whisperer
  12. House Hunters
  13. House Hunters International
  14. In the Dark
  15. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  16. King of the Hill
  17. Our Planet
  18. Ozark
  19. Project Runway
  20. Selling Mega Mansions
  21. Selling Yachts
  22. South Park
  23. Superstore
  24. Survivor 38
  25. The Twilight Zone
  26. Veep
  27. What We Do In The Shadows
  28. World of Dance
  29. Young Sheldon

Books I Read:

  1. All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse (1990) by Martin Gottfried
  2. Fosse (2013) by Sam Wasson

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Avril Lavigne
  3. Big Data
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Calvin Harris
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. CUT_
  8. DJ Judaa
  9. DJ Snake
  10. Emma Bunton
  11. Falco
  12. Flight of the Conchords
  13. Goblin
  14. Jakalope
  15. Justin Timberlake
  16. Kazaky
  17. Lindsey Stirling
  18. Loren B
  19. MARINA
  20. Master Blaster
  21. Saint Motel
  22. Swedish House Mafia
  23. Taylor Swift
  24. The White Stripes

Links From Last Week:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared: April Is Here, In My Office, In The Front Hallway, Weeds, Trees, Chair and Table, and Call Before You Dig!
  2. Over at Horror Critic, I reviewed The Lawnmower Man!
  3. On my online dream journal, I wrote about a clown dream and a leopard dream!
  4. I reviewed the latest episode of Survivor!
  5. On my music site, I shared music from CUT_, MARINA, The White Stripes, Justin Timberlake, Emma Bunton, Britney Spears, and Master Blaster!
  6. Britney Spears says she’s taking a little ‘me time’
  7. Britney Spears enter mental health facility
  8. The Beyond (1981) to be released with four different prologues
  9. The Cats Movie Will Shrink Actors to Feline Size and Add Performance Capture Fur
  10. Sam Mendes’ WWI Drama ‘1917’ Is Reportedly Comprised Of One Long Shot
  11. Francis Ford Coppola Ready To Make ‘Megalopolis’ And Is Eyeing Cast
  12. Justice Department Warns Academy Over Potential Oscar Rule Changes Threatening Netflix
  13. DOJ Lawyers Now Want To Be Involved In The Oscar Nominations
  14. You Won’t Believe What’s Holding Up Martin Scorsese’s New Mob Flick, The Irishman
  15. You Can’t Make Up How Absurd Lori Loughlin’s First Court Appearance Was
  16. Boom!  An Autopsy of the media after the Mueller bombshell
  17. Mexican musician appears to kill himself after MeToo claim
  18. What Was The Washington Post Afraid Of?
  19. The Company Behind Fearless Girl Has Voted Against Several Gender Pay Equity Resolutions, New Study Reveals
  20. Prince Harry Calls for Fortnite Ban in th UK
  21. Fortnite: Is Prince Harry right to want game banned?
  22. The streaming age is making it easier than ever to discover great movies
  23. Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels

Links From The Site:

  1. I reviewed First Blood and paid tribute to Roger Corman.  I also shared music videos from Frank Stallone, Calvin Harris, Kazaky, Lindsey Stirling, Flight of the Conchords, Lindsey Stirling (again), and David Douglas!
  2. Case reviewed the 1st episode of the second season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!
  3. Erin shared the following artwork: Puck, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Psycho Circus, Shock Illustrated, Contact, Georgia Boy, and Little Al of the FBI.
  4. Doc wished everyone a weary April Fools Day!
  5. Gary reviewed Black Dragon’s Revenge, Burt Reynolds’s autobiography, and The Letter.
  6. Leonard shared the trailer for The Joker!
  7. Ryan reviewed Episode Seven of Doom Patrol, Coyote Doggirl, Father, Soft Fascinations, A Different Sky, Nick’s Rainow Pepsi Blood, Plaguers Itnl, and Jesus Freak!

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Lisa’s Week In Revew — 3/25/19 — 3/31/19


This has been a shocking week!  In between following the latest developments regarding the Mueller Report, Michael Avenatti, Jussie Smollett, and the upcoming 2020 Democratic primary, I even managed to watch a few movies and read two books!

Here’s my week in review:

Movies I Watched:

  1. Brexit (2019)
  2. Casino (1995)
  3. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  4. Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970)
  5. Final Exam (1981)
  6. First Blood (1982)
  7. Island of Grace (2009)
  8. The Killer Next Door (2019)
  9. Marie’s Story (2016)
  10. Night School (1981)
  11. Red Sonja (1985)
  12. Shock (1946)
  13. Shock (1977)
  14. Under the Electric Sky (2014)

TV Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. American Idol
  3. Antiques Roadshow
  4. Bar Rescue
  5. Barry
  6. Beverly Hills 90210
  7. Charmed
  8. Couples Court with the Cutlers
  9. Dance Moms
  10. Deadly Recall
  11. Dynasty
  12. Flack
  13. Ghost Whisperer
  14. Hometown Homicide
  15. I Am The Night
  16. Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
  17. Million Dollar Mile
  18. Project Runway
  19. Shipping Wars
  20. South Park
  21. Special Unit 2
  22. Survivor 38
  23. Veep
  24. The Voice
  25. World of Dance

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Big Data
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. The Black Keys
  4. The Chemical Brothers
  5. The Comet is Coming
  6. David Guetta
  7. Dillon Francis
  8. DJ Judaa
  9. Flight of the Conchords
  10. Foals
  11. Hozier
  12. Kero Kero Bonito
  13. M4Sonic
  14. Moby
  15. Muse
  16. Neon Indian
  17. Paige Stark
  18. P!nk
  19. Rich White
  20. Robert DeLong
  21. Saint Motel
  22. Seal
  23. Sigrid
  24. Subsonica
  25. Taylor Swift
  26. Tiesto
  27. The Ting Tings
  28. UPSAHL
  29. Wolkoff

Books I Read:

  1. An Anonymous Girl (2019) by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  2. The Light Over London (2019) by Julia Kelly

Links From Last Week:

  1. I haven’t seen Us yet.  *GASP*  I know, I know.  It’s been a busy week.  However, check out Derrick Ferguson’s review over at The Ferguson Theater!  (I should have my own review up over the upcoming few days.)
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared Fire Department, Cameras, Antique Camera, Cameras Watching, Kodak, Antique Camera 2, and Fountain!
  3. On my music site, I shared music from Moby, Kero Kero Bontio, The Comet is Coming, David Guetta, Sigrid, Subsonica, and Foals!
  4. I recapped the latest episode of Survivor!
  5. “While I live, I remember”: Agnes Varda’s Way of Seeing
  6. Keanu Reeves helps fellow airplane passengers through emergency landing stress, logistics
  7. New Book Reveals Stunning Misconduct And Dysfunction At ABC’s ‘The View’
  8. Jagged Little Pill Is Actually Very Bad???
  9. Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler, and Other Stars Stand Up For Waitresses.  Their response?  “No thanks.”
  10. The Resistance Media Weren’t Ready for This
  11. A family rescued a dog from certain death. Years later, he died saving their lives in a shooting.
  12. An awkward kiss changed how I saw Joe Biden.
  13. American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray set announced

Links From The Site:

  1. I wished James Caan a happy birthday and I shared music videos from The Comet is Coming, Wolkoff, Paige Stark, M4SONIC, Flight of the Conchords, Tiesto, and Seal.  I also reviewed Red Sonja!
  2. Erin took a look at the covers of Detective World and shared the following artwork: No Business For A Lady, Startling Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, No Wooden Overcoat, and The Fixers!
  3. Gary reviewed High Sierra, It Happened In Flatbush, and A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die!
  4. Ryan reviewed Casino Son and shared his weekly reading round-up!

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

Have a great week everyone!  The first three months of 2019 are over with and April is going to be shocking here on the Shattered Lens!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/18/19 — 3/24/19


Bleh.  I might to watch a lot of movies and write a lot of reviews today but, as I sit here writing this, I am currently so sick that even looking at the glowing screen of my laptop gives my motion sickness.  Like seriously, I had to take a Dramamine just to be able to move the arrow across the screen.  Hopefully, I’ll be a bit better tomorrow.

Tragically, we lost both John Carl Buechler and Larry Cohen this week.  Buechler’s audio commentary for Friday the 13th Part VIII, which he recorded with Kane Hodder, is a favorite of mine.  As for Larry Cohen, he was a true maverick and his independent spirit represented the best of American cinema.  My favorite Cohen film?  God Told Me To.

Films I Watched:

  1. A Daughter’s Deception (2019)
  2. The Atomic Submarine (1959)
  3. Behind the Curve (2018)
  4. Disclosure (1994)
  5. The Inventor (2019)
  6. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  7. Lifeforce (1985)
  8. One Night With The King (2006)
  9. Queen of Blood (1966)
  10. Surf Party (1964)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. The 43
  3. American Idol
  4. A.P. Bio
  5. Bar Rescue
  6. Brooklyn Nine NIne
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  8. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
  9. Dynasty
  10. The Fix
  11. Ghost Whisperer
  12. Ireland’s Wild Coast
  13. King of the Hill
  14. Saved By The Bell
  15. Superstore
  16. Survivor 38
  17. The Voice
  18. World Figure Skating Championship
  19. World of Dance

Books I Read:

  1. Hollywood’s Eve (2019) by Lili Anolik

Music To Which I Listened

  1. Adi Ulmnasky
  2. AJR
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Avicii
  5. Avril Lavigne
  6. Bob Dylan
  7. Britney Spears
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. The Crystal Method
  10. DJ Judaa
  11. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  12. Kevin Garrett
  13. Moby
  14. P!nk
  15. Phantogram
  16. Rita Ora
  17. Robert De Long
  18. Sleigh Bells
  19. Swedish House Mafia
  20. Susana
  21. Tiesto

Links From Last Week

  1. Larry Cohen dies at 77.
  2. John Carl Buechler dies at 66.
  3. High Schoolers Perform Stunning Play Based on Ridley Scott’s Alien
  4. The Director Who Doesn’t Care What You Think of His Movies
  5. Oregon Blockuster outlast all the others to become the last on Earth
  6. The musical ‘Oswald,’ with 27 songs and Broadway ambitions, will have its world premiere in Dallas
  7. Marvel Television Props & Costumes To Be Auctioned for the First Time Ever by Prop Store
  8. The 2020 Democratic Candidates as Michael Scott Quotes
  9. It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD
  10. Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’
  11. Brute kicks elderly woman on Bronx train; bystanders take cell phone video and don’t help
  12. Showrunners, Screenwriters Back WGA in Agency Battle, Sides to Meet Again Tuesday
  13. We should probably talk about Lauren Duca
  14. I reviewed the latest episode of Survivor!
  15. On my music site, I shared music from Avril Lavigne, The Chemical Brothers, AJR, Avril Lavigne again, P!nk, Bob Dylan, and Armin van Buuren!
  16. On her photography site, Erin shared: A, Flowers, Frog, For the Love of Trees, Watching the Sky, Bridge, and Peace.

Links From The Site

  1. Case reviewed Triple Frontier!
  2. Erin shared the covers of Clark Hulings and the final scene of Eight Men Out!  She also shared the following artwork: Nita’s Place, Murder on the Purple Water, Gehrig’s Final Farewell, The Guy From Coney Island, The Tigress, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and Argosy!
  3. Gary paid tribute to 20th Century Fox, Larry Cohen, and Harold Sakata and reviewed Three on a Match!
  4. Ryan reviewed Bronze Table of the Blade Masters and Doom Patrol, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
  5. I shared music videos from Avicii, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Armin van Buuren, Adi Ulmansky, The Crystal Method, Kevin Garrett, and P!nk.  I reviewed Disclosure, Captain Marvel, and The Inventor!  And I shared my Oscar predictions!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/11/19 — 3/17/19


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Another week comes to a close and what a week it was.  It started with celebrities bribing colleges to ensure that their children were accepted and it ended with James Gunn getting his old job back.  For one group of students, Spring Break has ended and, for another, it has just begun.  And I can hear the voice out there, all asking, “Lisa, when are you reviewing Captain Marvel!?”  Next week, I promise.

As for today, it’s St. Patrick’s Day.  Among his many accomplishments, St. Patrick banished all of the snakes from Ireland.  Some people will tell you that there were never snakes in Ireland to begin with but those people would never have the courage to say that to St. Patrick’s face.

Here’s hoping you’ve all had a great week and that you’ve all had a great St. Patrick’s Day.  Here’s what little I accomplished:

Movies I Watched:

  1. 47 Meters Down (2017)
  2. The Beach (2000)
  3. Captain Marvel (2019)
  4. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)
  5. In the Blink of an Eye (2009)
  6. Mommy Group Murder (2019)
  7. Murder-In-Law (2019)
  8. Open Water (2004)
  9. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
  10. Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)

TV Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days In
  2. A.P. Bio
  3. The Bachelor 23
  4. Brooklyn 99
  5. Ghost Whisperer
  6. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  7. King of the Hill
  8. Project Runway
  9. Renegade
  10. Shipping Wars
  11. Special Unit 2
  12. Superstore
  13. Survivor 38
  14. The Voice
  15. The World’s Best
  16. The Young Sheldon

Books I Read:

  1. Hollywood Rat Race (1998) by Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. The Chemical Brothers
  2. Daft Punk
  3. Dropkick Murphys
  4. Elle King
  5. Ellie Goulding
  6. Hardwell
  7. Holly Miranda
  8. HomeTown
  9. The Irish Rogues
  10. Jake Bugg
  11. Jeff Phillips
  12. Leaderboard
  13. Lindsey Stirling
  14. Tiesto
  15. UPSAHL
  16. War

Links From Last Week:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared: Stairs in the Water, Clouds, More Clouds, Heading for the Water, Water Pump, Limbs, and Bird On A Street Lamp!
  2. I reviewed the latest episode of Survivor for Reality TV Chat Blog!
  3. On my music site, I shared music from The Chemical Brothers, Leaderboard, UPSAHL, Ellie Goulding, Elle King, Lindsey Stirling, and more Lindsey Stirling!
  4. Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among several dozen snared in elite college cheating scheme, authorities say
  5. Free Lori!  Free Felecity!
  6. Disney reinstates James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3
  7. Walt Disney’s Frozen Head: a science fiction movie secretly shot at Walt Disney World
  8. ‘Saturday Night Live’ Accused of Plagiarizing Comedy Group’s Sketches
  9. DNA evidence might reveal Jack the Ripper’s identity
  10. ‘Bunga bunga’ model Imane Fadil’s death investigated
  11. What is Beto’s Dog Thinking?
  12. Vermont Town Swears in Goat as Mayor

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared the trailer for Avengers: Endgame.  I also reviewed Midnight Express, Open Water, Open Water 2, Open Water 3, 47 Meters Down, The Beach, and Fyre.  I shared music videos from Jake Bugg, Daft Punk, Lindsey Stirling, War, Holly Miranda, Tiesto, and Hometown!
  2. Erin encouraged us to take a break with the pulps and shared the following artwork: Zero Cool, North Beach Girl, Waikiki Beachnik, The Beachcomber, The Beach House, Dr. Paradise, and Saint Patrick!
  3. Gary reviewed The Maltese Falcon, House of Secrets, Boy Meets Girl, and Pot O’Gold.  He also offered up some musical wisdom from the Dropkick Murphys!
  4. Ryan reviewed Cult of the Ibis, The Sea, Billie the Bee, and Doom Patrol.  He also gave us his weekly reading round-up!
  5. Val reviewed The Kids of Degrassi Street — Noel Buys A Suit!

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

Have a great week, everyone!  Remember, it’s always Spring Break somewhere!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 3/4/19 — 3/10/19


Reset your clocks

I swear, I don’t know if I was just in a down mood or if last week really was as bad as I thought it was but I feel like I’ve aged a year over the previous seven days.  For Lent, I gave up excessive negativity so I’m not going to dwell on it.  Instead, I’m just going to happily say that the week is over and a new one is about to begin!

Actually, now that I think about it, all the blame can probably be put on Daylight Savings Time.  Giving up an hour of your life is never easy.  On the plus side, for the first time since last November, the clock in my office is now correct.

Movies I Watched:

  1. Gia (1998)
  2. Leaving Neverland, Part 2 (2019)
  3. Psycho From Texas (1975)
  4. The Seven Five (2014)
  5. Suburban Swingers Club (2019)
  6. The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
  7. Walk.  Ride.  Rodeo. (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days In
  2. American Idol
  3. A.P. Bio
  4. The Bachelor 23
  5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  6. CBS News: The Gayle King Interviews
  7. Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
  8. Degrassi High
  9. Doctor Phil
  10. Face the Truth
  11. Friends
  12. Ghost Whisperer
  13. It’ Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  14. The Kids of Degrassi Street
  15. King of the Hill
  16. Kitten Rescuers
  17. The Office
  18. Parking Wars
  19. Renegade
  20. Seinfeld
  21. Superstore
  22. Survivor 38
  23. The Voice
  24. World of Dance
  25. The World’s Best

Books I Read:

  1. The Godfather (1969) by Mario Puzo

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Alec Benjamin
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. The Beatles
  5. Blanck Mass
  6. Cage The Elephant
  7. Calvin Harris
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. Cleaners From Venus
  10. Coldplay
  11. Daft Punk
  12. Gita
  13. Jakalope
  14. Jake Bugg
  15. Little Joe Hernandez
  16. The Prodigy
  17. Savage Rose
  18. Tiesto
  19. UPSAHL

Links From Last Week:

  1. At Days Without Incident, Leonard wrote about Keith Flint.
  2. In my dream journal, I wrote about a weird dream that I had about Saved By The Bell and Simon Cowell.
  3. I recapped the latest episode of Survivor!
  4. On my music site, I shared music from Adi Ulmansky, Gita, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Jake Bugg, Savage Rose, and Cleaners From Venus.
  5. On her photography site, Erin shared Tree and a Wall, Back Yard, Everyday Balloons, Gym, Across The Street, Stairwell View, and Stairs!
  6. Daniel Craig Is Supposedly Going To Be Replaced As James Bond By The Dude From Peaky Blinders
  7. Serling’s Clever Formula for Making Political Points on Twilight Zone
  8. “It changed my life: Francis Ford Coppola reflects on the Godather’s 50th Anniversary
  9. Luke Perry And The Strange Aging of 90210
  10. Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike — then learns it wasn’t him
  11. How Little Known Andrew Yang May End Up on the 2020 Debate Stage by Gaming the System

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared music videos from Tiesto, The Prodigy, Little Joe Hernandez, Alec Benjamin, Armin Van Buuren, The Chemical Brothers, and The Beatles.  I reviewed Leaving Neverland and Suburban Swingers Club.
  2. Erin celebrated New Orleans with the pulps and shared the following artwork: Blackjack, Vintage Mardi Gras Postcard, They Hanged My Saintly Billy, Love Me To Death, Detective Fiction Weekly, Science Stories, and Super Science Stories!
  3. Gary celebrated Mardi Gras with Louis Armstrong, paid tribute to Jan-Michael Vincent, and reviewed Elmer the Great, Don’t Look Back, and Mean Streets!
  4. Jeff reviewed Red Line!
  5. Ryan reviewed Doom Patrol Episodes Three and Four, Chlorine Gardens, True Friendship Now, and Astonishing Gaters.  He also shared last week’s reading round-up and this week’s reading round-up!
  6. Arleigh shared the trailer for season 8 of Game of Thrones!

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

Keep on dancing, Cancun!

Have a good Spring Break, those of you who are observing.  As for me …. well, every day is spring break for me!

Stay safe, Galveston!