Lisa’s Week In Review: 9/14/20 — 9/20/20


I spent most of this week making plans for October!  It’s almost time for the Shattered Lens’s annual Horrorthon and this year, we’re going to try to make it the best one ever!

Films I Watched:

  1. The Car (1977)
  2. Confessions of a Time Traveler: The Man From 3036 (2020)
  3. Deranged Granny (2020)
  4. An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe (1970)
  5. Kung Fu Zombie (1981)
  6. The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
  7. The Secret Life of a Celebrity Surrogate (2020)
  8. Sinfidelity (2020)
  9. Sleeping With Danger (2020)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bar Rescue
  2. Big Brother 22
  3. Dancing With The Stars
  4. Doctor Phil
  5. Dragnet
  6. The Drew Barrymore Show
  7. Friends
  8. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  9. King of the Hill
  10. Love Island
  11. Mom
  12. The Office
  13. The Powers of Matthew Star
  14. Ratched
  15. Saved By The Bell
  16. Seinfeld
  17. The Vow

Books I Read:

  1. The Game (2020) by Linsey Miller

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. A.G. Cook
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Big Data
  4. Beabadoobee
  5. Bloc Party
  6. Britney Spears
  7. The Chemical Brother
  8. The Crystal Method
  9. Damn The Witch Siren
  10. Dillon Francis
  11. Future Islands
  12. Garbage
  13. Ghost
  14. Jakalope
  15. Jessie Frye
  16. Katy Perry
  17. Kennyhoopla
  18. Kygo
  19. Matt Ryder
  20. Muse
  21. Nine Inch Nails
  22. Phantogram
  23. Public Service Broadcasting
  24. Radiohead
  25. Saint Motel
  26. Suzanne Vega
  27. Tessa Violet

News From Last Week:

  1. ‘South Park’ to air pandemic-themed special episode
  2. Judd Apatow Calls Out ‘Chilling’ Hollywood Censorship: ‘China Has Bought Our Silence’
  3. Van Morrison criticises ‘fascist bullies’ in anti-lockdown Covid songs
  4. Tom Hardy ‘cast as next James Bond after No Time To Die’

Links From The Site:

  1. Jeff shared music videos from Suzanne Vega and Tom Waits and reviewed Gun Street, Gun Belt, Five Guns To Tombstone, Terror At Black Falls, Wild Orchid, At Gunpoint, and I Shot Billy The Kid!
  2. Erin took a look at the covers of Flirt and shared: Death is a Ruby Light, Hard-Core Murder, Operation Doomsday, Sonic Slave, Flicker of Doom, Black Gold, and The Silken Baroness!
  3. Ryan reviewed One & Three, Trance ‘n Dance, Island of Elin, and Forget-Me-Not!
  4. I shared music videos from Matt Ryder, Beabadoobee, Public Service Broadcasting, Tessa Violet, and Jessie Frye!  I paid tribute to Guy Hamilton and Jean Renoir!  I shared trailers for The Trial of Chicago 7, The Mandalorian, and Love and Monsters!  I reviewed Horse Girl, Confessions of a Time Traveler, The Most Dangerous Game, A Murder to Remember, Abducted on Air, A Predator’s Obsession, Deranged Granny, Poolboy Nightmare, Sinfidelity, She’s Out of Control, The Vast of Night, Athlete A, All The Bright Places, The Binge, The Lost Husband, 7500, Standing Up Falling Down, The Way Back, Villain, Have A Good Trip, Extraction, The Night Clerk, John Was Trying To Contact Aliens, and A Fall From Grace!  I also shared the Emmy winners!

More From Us:

  1. Consider subscribing to Ryan’s patreon!
  2. I wrote about Big Brother over at the Big Brother Blog!
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from Big Data, Muse, Damn The Witch Siren, Kennyhoopla, A.G. Cook, Future Island, and Kygo!
  4. On her photography site, Erin shared Hole, Leaves Above, Leaves, Yellow Leaves, Roof, Reunion Tower, and another picture of Reunion Tower!

Check out what I did last week by clicking here!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 9/7/20 — 9/13/20


This week, I rested.

Films I Watched:

  1. The Binge (2020)
  2. The Cleaning Lady (2019)
  3. The Dalton Gang (2020)
  4. Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)
  5. i’m thinking of ending things (2020)
  6. John Was Trying To Contact Aliens (2020)
  7. The Lost Husband (2020)
  8. Pool Boy Nightmare (2020)
  9. Satan’s Triangle (1975)
  10. She’s Out of Control (1989)
  11. The Silence (2019)
  12. Villain (2020)
  13. Woodstock (1970)
  14. The Wraith (1987)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bar Rescue
  2. Big Brother 22
  3. The Bold and the Beautiful
  4. Days of Our Lives
  5. Doctor Phil
  6. Dragnet
  7. General Hospital
  8. Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet
  9. King of the Hill
  10. Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  11. The Love Boat
  12. Love Island
  13. The Office
  14. The Powers of Matthew Star
  15. Saved By The Bell
  16. The Vow
  17. The Young and the Restless

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Arthur H
  2. Audioslave
  3. Avicii
  4. Big Data
  5. The Black Keys
  6. Blanck Mass
  7. Britney Spears
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. Culture Club
  10. Katy Perry
  11. Lord Huron
  12. Muse
  13. Phantogram
  14. The Police
  15. Saint Motel
  16. Taylor Swift
  17. The White Stripes

Links From Last Week:

  1. Oscar Shakes Up Best Picture Eligibility Standards; Strict New Diversity Requirements Take Full Effect In 2024
  2. The Oscars Diversity Misdirection
  3. Why the Oscars Diversity Rules Should Be Embraced by All Members
  4. ‘Cancel Netflix’ Backlash Grows Over ‘Cuties’ Film’s Sexualization of Young Girls
  5. The Walking Dead to end in 2022 – but will live on through spin-offs
  6. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Release Date Pushed to Christmas

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin profiled Stewart Rouse and shared: More Work For The Undertaker, Triumph of the Spider Monkey, A Bloody Business, Ashenden, World Trade Center Under Construction 1970, The Ecstasy Connection, and Diamonds Are For Dying!
  2. Doc wished all of you a Happy Labor Day!
  3. Jeff paid tribute to Diana Rigg and shared music videos from Jimmy Buffett, Suzanne Vega, Madness, 311, and Tesla.  He reviewed The Song Remains The Same, Wedlock, The Dalton Gang, Apache Territory, Operation Cobra, Charles Bronson: Hollywood’s Lone Wolf, and Julius Caesar!
  4. I wished happy birthdays to Dario Argento and Brian De Palma and I shared a scene from Four Flies on Grey Velvet!  I shared music videos from Avicii and Arthur H and I also shared the trailers for Nomadland and Rebecca!
  5. Leonard shared the Dune trailer!
  6. Ryan reviewed Pulp Friction and Whisnant!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!
  2. For the Big Brother Blog, I wrote about …. you guessed it! …. Big Brother!
  3. At my music site, I shared songs from Britney Spears, Muse, Lord Huron, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Audioslave, and Big Data!
  4. On her photography site, Erin shared: Empty Street, Underpass, A Place to Reflect, Tracks in the Grass, Patriots Day, Back Yard, and Fencing!

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

Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/31/20 — 9/6/20


Happy Labor Day!

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

Films I Watched:

  1. A Predator’s Obsession: Stalker’s Prey 2 (2020)
  2. All That Jazz (1979)
  3. Ask Me Don’t Tell Me (1961)
  4. Avalanche (1978)
  5. Becoming Bond (2017)
  6. Beware of Mom (2020)
  7. The Bridge Curse (2020)
  8. Cabaret (1972)
  9. Car Theft (1956)
  10. Corvette Summer (1978)
  11. From the Dark (2014)
  12. Fyre Fraud (2019)
  13. Girl On The Third Floor (2019)
  14. His Fatal Fixation (2020)
  15. Killer Daddy Issues (2020)
  16. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
  17. Psycho Escort (2020)
  18. Right or Wrong: Making More Decisions (1956)
  19. Secrets In The Woods (2020)
  20. Sinister Stalker (2020)
  21. What About Juvenile Delinquency? (1955)
  22. Why Vandalism? (1955)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Adam-12
  2. Bar Rescue
  3. Big Brother 22
  4. The Bold and the Beautiful
  5. Days of Our Lives
  6. Diabolical
  7. Doctor Phil
  8. Dragnet
  9. Evil Lives Here
  10. General Hospital
  11. Ice Cold Killers
  12. King of the Hill
  13. Love Island
  14. My Evil Sister
  15. The Office
  16. The Power of Matthew Star
  17. Saved By The Bell
  18. South Park
  19. The Vow
  20. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. Hidden Underneath: A History Of Lingerie (2005) by Farid Chenoune
  2. My Name Is Vittoria (2019) by Dafna Vitale Ben Bassat

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Andre Orbin
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Bloc Party
  4. The Black Keyes
  5. Britney Spears
  6. Broods
  7. The Chemical Brothers
  8. Christina Aguilera
  9. Coldplay
  10. Fallout Boy
  11. GRAE
  12. Jakalope
  13. Katy Perry
  14. Lord Huron
  15. Okay Kaya
  16. Royal Blood
  17. Steve Aoki
  18. White Stripes

Links From Last Week:

  1. Charles Saunders (1946-2020)

Coming Attractions:

  1. The Stand
  2. Halloween Party
  3. Possessor
  4. No Time To Die

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin profiled artist James B. Settles and shared the covers of Real Detective.  She also shared: Cry, Brother, Cry, The End of Summer, The Golden Violet, Strumpet’s Seed, The Big Flick, Motel Mismates, and The Beauty Game!
  2. Jeff paid tribute to James Coburn and Raquel Welch!  He also reviewed Speedtrap, Born American, The Woman Hunter, Rage, Maximum Revenge, Joshua, and Cry Blood, Apache!  He shared music videos from Love and Rockets, Snap!, Kim Wilde, Madness, Beastie Boys, and New Order!
  3. Ryan reviewed Cat Friends, Bird Acquaintances, and the Human Furniture, Bernadette, Big Punk, and The Funnies!
  4. I shared a music video from Grae!  I shared my Oscar predictions for August.  I reviewed Becoming Bond, Fyre Fraud, Corvette Summer, Avalanche, Secrets In The Woods, His Fatal Fixation, Beware of Mom, Killer Daddy Issues, Sinister Stalker, and Psycho Escort!  I also shared a scene from Werner Herzog’s Aguirre The Wrath of God!

More From Us:

  1. I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  2. For Horror Critic, I reviewed The Bridge Curse!
  3. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subscribing!
  4. At her photography site, Erin shared: Tennis Center, Sun, Frog, Glowing Eyes, George Dealey, Considering, and Memorial!
  5. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared some thoughts on the theme song from Big Trouble in Little China!
  6. At my music site, I shared songs from Broods, Katy Perry, Andre Orbin, Christina Aguilera, Steve Aoki, Bloc Party, and Royal Blood!

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

Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/24/20 — 8/30/20


Rest in Peace, Chadwick Boseman.  I’m still processing the news of his passing.  I think every film lover is.

On a more positive note, I hosted the #ScarySocial live tweet this weekend and I got a chance to share one of my favorite Italian horror film, StageFright, with a whole new audience of people.  Everyone seemed to really enjoy the film, which made me feel great.  It reminded me of why I write about movies in the first place.  There’s no greater feeling than introducing someone to a film or a book or any other work of art that they might have otherwise missed.

Here’s what else I did this week:

 

Films I Watched:

  1. A Murder to Remember (2020)
  2. A Taste of Evil (1971)
  3. Black Panther (2018)
  4. Ruthless Realtor (2020)
  5. Secrets in the Basement (2020)
  6. Slipping Into The Darkness (1988)
  7. StageFright (1987)
  8. A Thief In the Night (1972)
  9. The Watchers: Revelation (2013)
  10. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  11. Years of the Beast (1981)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bar Rescue
  2. Big Brother 22
  3. The Bold and the Beautiful
  4. Cobra Kai
  5. Coronation Street
  6. Days of Our Lives
  7. Degrassi
  8. Doctor Phil
  9. Dragnet
  10. Fear Thy Neighbor
  11. General Hospital
  12. Ghost Whisperer
  13. King of the Hill
  14. Love Island
  15. Paranormal State
  16. Parking Wars
  17. The Powers of Matthew Star
  18. The Republican National Convention
  19. Saved By The Bell
  20. Seinfeld
  21. Shipping Wars
  22. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. The House on Fripp Island (2020) by Rebecca Kauffman
  2. The Real Story of Catholic History: Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths (2017) by Steve Weidenkopf

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Active Child
  3. Anita Baker
  4. Billie Holliday
  5. Blanck Mass
  6. Britney Spears
  7. Carly Simon
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. Coldplay
  10. Daft Punk
  11. Dagny
  12. deadmau5
  13. Elohim
  14. Elvis Costello
  15. Giant
  16. Girl in Red
  17. Hadwell
  18. Jakalope
  19. Jimi Hendrix
  20. Johnny Lee
  21. Keep Shelly in Athens
  22. The Killers
  23. lBM
  24. LeeAnn Rimes
  25. Melissa Manchester
  26. The O’Kaysons
  27. Otis Redding
  28. The Police
  29. Public Enemy
  30. Rita Coolidge
  31. Rockwell
  32. Saint Motel
  33. Selena Gomez
  34. Taylor Swift
  35. Tiesto
  36. Whitney Houston

Links From Last Week:

  1. AwardsCircuit Says ‘Farewell’ on Aug. 31

Links From The Site:

  1. R.I.P., Chadwick Boseman
  2. Erin shared The Covers of .44 Western Magazine and The Case of the Lucky Legs, My Private Hangman, Votes For Women, Liberty, Titter, All The Girls He Wanted, and Living It Up!
  3. Jeff reviewed Flesh and the Spur, Smokey the Bandit, Hit Lady, The Babysitter, Jet Attack, and Pier 5, Havana!
  4. Ryan reviewed Mindviscosity, Trolls: 1 Trip 2 Many, and Rotten!
  5. I shared music videos from Girl In Red, Keep Shelly In Athens, Active Child, Saint Motel, Saint Motel again, Dagny, and Elohim!  I reviewed Slipping Into Darkness, Left Behind, Left Behind 2, Left Behind: World At War, Ruthless Realtor, Apocalypse, Revelation, Tribulation, Judgment, A Thief in the Night, Years of the Beast, The Watchers: Revelation, Denounced: Rise of The Horsemen, The Freedom of Silence, and The Prophet’s Son!   I shared the trailers for Come Play and Ammonite!

More From Us:

  1. For the Big Brother Blog, I reviewed Big Brother!
  2. Ryan has a patreon and you should consider subscribing!
  3. At my music site, I shared songs from The Killers, Saint Motel, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Coldplay, Above & Beyond, and Tiesto!
  4. On her photography site, Erin shared: Welcome, Need A Ride?, Come Inside, Highland Park, Ducks in Black-and-White, Possum in A Tree, and Backyard!

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

Have a great week, everyone!

Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/17/20 — 8/23/20


Look Cinema, R.I.P.

Another week comes to an end.

I’m a little bit sad because I learned that one of my favorite theaters — my beloved Look Cinema — has gone out of business as a result of the pandemic.  Look was my favorite theater to go to.  It was like the Alamo Drafthouse but not as expensive and usually with less hipsters in the audience.  The last film that I saw in a theater was at Look Cinema.  And now it’s gone.

Supposedly, the theaters down here will be reopening at the end of the upcoming week.  Personally, I’m not ready to go back yet.  If theater can remain open for a month without it resulting in another wave of infections, I’ll consider taking the risk.  If that means that I’m late seeing Tenet …. well, that sucks.  Because I really want to see Tenet.  But safety first.

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

Films I Watched:

  1. Birds of Prey (2020)
  2. Club Paradise (1945)
  3. The Day After (1983)
  4. Denounced: Rise of the Horsemen (2017)
  5. Detour (1945)
  6. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
  7. The Divide (2011)
  8. Driven to the Edge (2020)
  9. The Freedom of Silence (2012)
  10. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959)
  11. High School Hellcats (1958)
  12. The House at the End of the Street (2012)
  13. The House That Would Not Die (1970)
  14. Junior Prom (1946)
  15. The Karate Kid (1984)
  16. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
  17. Man on the Prowl (1957)
  18. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  19. My Daughter’s Been Kidnapped (2020)
  20. The Prophet’s Son (2012)
  21. Reefer Madness (1936)
  22. Richard Jewell (2019)
  23. She Shoula Said No (1948)
  24. Shelter (2015)
  25. Sunset (2018)
  26. Test Tube Babies (1948)
  27. Testament (1983)
  28. Threads (1984)
  29. When the Wind Blows (1986)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bar Rescue
  2. Big Brother 22
  3. Brave New World
  4. Diabolical
  5. Doctor Phil
  6. Dragnet
  7. How To Rob A Bank
  8. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  9. King of the Hill
  10. The Office
  11. The Powers of Matthew Star
  12. The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Books I Read:

  1. Midnight Sun (2020) by Stephanie Meyer

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Armin Van Buuren
  3. Big Data
  4. Blanck Mass
  5. Bloc Party
  6. Bright Eyes
  7. Britney Spears
  8. Charli XCX
  9. The Chemical Brothers
  10. Coldplay
  11. Cowboy Junkie
  12. The Crystal Method
  13. Daft Punk
  14. Deadmau5
  15. Dillon Francis
  16. Elohim
  17. Fiona Apple
  18. Gabbie Hanna
  19. HAIM
  20. The Hillbilly Moon Explosion
  21. Katie Pruitt
  22. Icona Pop
  23. Jessie Reyez
  24. The Killers
  25. Kylie Minogue
  26. Mandy Moore
  27. Matt Maltese
  28. Neon Indian
  29. PJ Harvey
  30. Public Service Broadcasting
  31. Purity Ring
  32. Saint Motel
  33. Steve Aoki
  34. The Sufrajettes
  35. Tame Impala
  36. Taylor Swift
  37. Tiesto
  38. UPSAHL

 Trailers We Shared:

  1. The Secrets We Keep
  2. Blackbird
  3. Saved By The Bell Reboot
  4. The Binge
  5. Scare Me
  6. Death Of Me
  7. Monsters of Man
  8. Death On The Nile
  9. On The Rocks
  10. Robin’s Wish
  11. The Personal History of David Copperfield
  12. Let Him Go
  13. Claw
  14. Abyssal Spider
  15. Dead
  16. The Batman
  17. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  18. The Suicide Squad
  19. Black Adam
  20. Wonder Woman 1984

Links From the Site:

  1. I shared music videos from Kylie Minogue, Tame Impala, Purity Ring, Bloc Party, Mandy Moore, Jessie Reyez, and Matt Maltese!  I reviewed Threads, The Day After, The World, The Flesh, and the Devil, Murder on the Orient Express, Go Ask Alice, Testament, When The Wind Blows, The Divide, Sunset, Private Wars, and Shelter!
  2. Erin shared the covers of Man’s Action, along with: In Case of Emergency, Titter, Give ‘Em The Ax, Death in the Fifth Position, Thin Air, Come Easy Go Easy, and A Hearse of Another Color!
  3. Jeff reviewed Trapped, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, The Night The Bridge Fell Down, Hanging By A Thread, In The Custody of Strangers, Fugitive Rage, and Mongo’s Back in Town!
  4. Ryan reviewed From Beneath, House of Ruin, and High Socks New Jersey 1950!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing.
  2. I wrote about Big Brother over at the Big Brother Blog!
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared: The Other Side of the Fountain, The Past, Rattler, Tracks, Joe Perkins, Crypt, and Friends!
  4. On my music site, I shared songs from Charli XCX, PJ Harvey, The Surfrajettes, Neon Indian, Katie Pruitt, Cowboy Junkies, and Gabbie Hanna!

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

Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/10/20 — 8/16/20


As I type this, we’ve got a huge storm raging outside so, instead of rambling about my week, I’m just going to schedule this to post before the power goes out.  Besides, the most important thing about last week is that I survived it.

Films I Watched:

  1. Abducted on Air (2020)
  2. Cargo (2017)
  3. Ex-Con: Redemption (2020)
  4. The Forbidden Dance (1990)
  5. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
  6. I, Tonya (2017)
  7. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1964)
  8. Massive Retaliation (1984)
  9. Miracle Mile (1988)
  10. Outrage (1973)
  11. Private Wars (1993)
  12. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
  13. Strangler Of the Swamp (1946)
  14. 2,001 Maniacs (2005)
  15. Victor Crowley (2017)
  16. We Summon The Darkness (2020)
  17. WarGames (1983)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bar Rescue
  2. Big Brother 22
  3. The Bold and the Beautiful
  4. Children’s Hospital
  5. Days of Our Lives
  6. Dragnet
  7. Fatal Vows
  8. General Hospital
  9. Ghost Whisperer
  10. King of the Hill
  11. The Last Drive-In
  12. The Love Boat
  13. Parking Wars
  14. The Powers of Matthew Star
  15. Saved By The Bell
  16. Seinfeld
  17. The Simpsons
  18. The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji
  19. The Young and the Restless
  20. Young Sheldon
  21. Your Worst Nightmare

Books I Read:

  1. Convention (1964) by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II
  2. Dark Horse (1972) by Fletcher Knebel

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Big Data
  3. Blanck Mass
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Britney Spears
  6. Evanscence
  7. Happy Mondays
  8. Icona Pop
  9. Jake Bugg
  10. Jessica Simpson
  11. Kedr Livanskiy
  12. Lana Del Rey
  13. Linkin Park
  14. New Order
  15. Rich White
  16. Saint Motel
  17. Steve Aoki
  18. twenty one pilots
  19. UPSAHL

Links From The Site:

  1. I reviewed Miracle Mile, Radioactive, Insignificance, Top Gun, WarGames, Countdown to Looking Glass, and Massive Retaliation!  I also shared music videos from Jessica Simpson, Lana Del Rey, and Icona PopI also paid tribute to Alfred Hitchcock!
  2. Jeff reviewed White Rush, Who?, The Pledge, Ghost, Yuma, Not of this Earth, and The Strangers in 7A!  He shared music videos from Metallica, Tom Petty, Mudcrutch, and Whitesnake!
  3. Erin shared Stocking Parade, The Pleasure Seekers, Droll Stories, Mystery, Sensational Crime Confessions, Best True Fact Detective, and Kitty!  She also shared the Racy Covers of Silk Stocking Stories!
  4. Ryan reviewed “And now sir, is this your missing gonad?,” Eccentric Orbits, and The Impeachable Trump!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subscribing!
  2. I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from twenty-one pilots, Britney Spears, Evanscence, Linkin Park, Steve Aoki, Demi Lovato, and Lana Del Rey!
  4. Over on her photography site, Erin shared: Walking, Hiding Squirrel, Searching, Found It!, Dolls in the Dark, Driving and Photographing, and The Wind!

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

Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/3/20 — 8/9/20


Season 22 of Big Brother started this week and with it, my summer job of covering the show for the Big Brother Blog!  So, I didn’t watch as many movies as usual this week.  Nor did I review as many …. well, actually, I didn’t review anything.  It’s been a while since that’s happened.  However, I have a lot of reviews scheduled to go for next week so yay!

Anyway, forgive the rambling intro …. here’s what I did this week:

Shock (1977, dir by Mario Bava)

 

Films I Watched:

  1. Charge Over You (2012)
  2. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)
  3. Crowhaven Farm (1970)
  4. Giant (1956)
  5. Insignificance (1985)
  6. Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013)
  7. Shock (1977)
  8. Top Gun (1986)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Bar Rescue
  2. Big Brother 22
  3. The Bold and the Beautiful
  4. Days of our Lives
  5. Doctor Phil
  6. Dragnet
  7. Fear They Neighbor
  8. General Hospital
  9. It’s A Living
  10. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  11. The Love Boat
  12. Masterchef
  13. The Office
  14. Paranormal Survivor
  15. The Powers of Matthew Star
  16. See No Evil
  17. The Simpsons
  18. World’s Most Wanted
  19. The Young and the Restless

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Ami
  2. Britney Spears
  3. Chris Zabriskie
  4. Daft Punk
  5. Elle King
  6. Ennio Morricone
  7. Jessica Simpson
  8. Lam Gallagher
  9. Libra
  10. Lou Reed
  11. Phantogram
  12. The Psychedelic Furs
  13. Pulp
  14. Saint Motel
  15. Selena Gomez
  16. Skrillex
  17. Taylor Swift
  18. Tegan and Sara
  19. The Ting Tings
  20. The View

Our Tribute To Morricone:

  1. Main Theme From A Fistful of Dollars (A Fistful of Dollars)
  2. Main Theme From For A Few Dollars More (For A Few Dollars More)
  3. Gui La Tesa (Duck, You Sucker!)
  4. Malena (Malena)
  5. Chi l’ha vista morire? (Who Saw Her Die?)
  6. Neve (The Hateful Eight)
  7. Final Theme From Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso)

Links From The Site:

  1. Along with my Morricone tribute, I shared a music video from Ami.
  2. Erin shared the Covers of Action Stories, along with Tip on a Dead Jockey, Big City Nurse, Like Crazy, Passionately Yours Eve, Whisper, Collier’s and Spicy Mystery!
  3. Jeff shared music videos from Bon Jovi, Madness, Grateful Dead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Squeeze and Metallica!  He reviewed Snatched, The Hanged Man, Cotter, The Airzone Solution, Boulevard, Dream’s Ashes, and The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan!
  4. Val reviewed 365 Days and shared 4 Shots From 4 Films!
  5. Ryan reviewed Micky, Ghouls, Mondo Groovy, and Mondo Groovy Horrorshow!

More From Us:

  1. I reviewed Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  2. On my music site, I shared songs from Jessica Simpson, Skrillex, Tegan and Sara, Liam Gallagher, The View, The Psychedelic Furs, and Chris Zabriskie!
  3. On her photography site, Erin shared: Walking, Ahead, Fields of Green, Rain, End of the Street, Alley, and Modelo!
  4. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subscribing!

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/27/20 — 8/2/20


The important thing, for me, is that I got my car inspected and paid the registration fee this week.  I hate having to do stuff like that and I resent the inconvenience.  But I got it done and now …. well, now, I guess I’ll just spend the rest of 2020 sitting on my couch and ordering stuff off of Amazon.

Seriously, the world’s just kind of standing still right now.

Anyway, here’s what I watched and read this week!

Films I Watched:

  1. Adopted in Danger (2020)
  2. Baby Monitor Murders (2020)
  3. The Black Castle (1952)
  4. The Comic (1969)
  5. The Crazies (2010)
  6. Deadly Daughter Switch (2020)
  7. The Encounter (2010)
  8. Engaged to a Psycho (2020)
  9. Enter Laughing (1967)
  10. Gotti (2018)
  11. Radioactive (2020)
  12. The Thin Man (1934)
  13. Tread (2020)
  14. The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. 9-1-1: Lone Star
  3. The Alienist
  4. The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!
  5. Bar Rescue
  6. Community
  7. Cults and Extreme Beliefs
  8. Daily Mail TV
  9. Degrassi
  10. Dr. Phil
  11. Dragnet
  12. Evil Lives Here
  13. Friends
  14. Ghost Whisperer
  15. Homicide City
  16. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  17. It’s a Living
  18. The Love Boat
  19. The Office
  20. Paranormal Survivor
  21. The Powers of Matthew Star
  22. Saved By The Bell
  23. Seinfeld
  24. The Simpsons
  25. Storage Wars

Books I Read:

  1. Go Ask Alice (1971) by “Anonymous”

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Afrojack
  4. Alvin Risk
  5. Amy Winehouse
  6. Armin Van Buuren
  7. Avici
  8. BANKS
  9. Big Data
  10. Blanck Mass
  11. Britney Spears
  12. Cage the Elephant
  13. Calvin Harris
  14. The Chemical Brothers
  15. The Correspondents
  16. The Crystal Method
  17. Daft Punk
  18. deadmau5
  19. Dillon Francis
  20. DJ Snake
  21. Ennio Morricone
  22. Goblin
  23. Gwen Stefani
  24. HAIM
  25. Hardwell
  26. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY FOUND ME BUT THEY DID
  27. Icona Pop
  28. The Interrupters
  29. Jessica Simpson
  30. Joywave
  31. Kedr Livanskiy
  32. Kid Rock
  33. Lynard Skynard
  34. Neon Indian
  35. Robyn Adele Anderson
  36. Spice Girls
  37. Steve Aoki
  38. Swedish House Mafia
  39. Taylor Swift
  40. Tove Lo
  41. UPSAHL
  42. Warren Zevon
  43. Zedd

Our Continuing Tribute to Moricone:

  1. Chi Mai (various)
  2. La Resa (The Big Gundown)
  3. Main Title Theme (Red Sonja)
  4. The Main Theme From The Cat O’Nine Tails (The Cat O’Nine Tails)
  5. Deep Down (Danger Diabolik!)
  6. The Main Theme From Autopsy (Autopsy)
  7. Main Theme From Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion)

Links From Last Week:

  1. Why Comic-Con ‘At Home’ Was a Bust
  2. Have You Been ‘Wokefished’ While Dating? Here’s How to Tell
  3. 6 people who don’t deserve their Emmy nominations this year — sorry
  4. 13 people who didn’t get an Emmy nomination this year, but should have
  5. Emmys 2020 Nominations: 12 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
  6. Emmy nominations 2020: 10 surprises and snubs
  7. Gianni Russo Tells The Story Of Getting Kidnapped By Pablo Escobar After Murdering His Underboss In A Las Vegas Restaurant
  8. Buy physical media
  9. RIP, WIlford Brimley, funnier than you might think

News From Last Week:

  1. Gotham under attack: ‘Joker’ spotted jet-skiing on the East River
  2. ‘Upstream Color’ Director Shane Carruth Accused of Abusing Ex-Girlfriend
  3. ESPN investigation finds coaches at NBA China academies complained of player abuse, lack of schooling
  4. Taylor Swift Remains Silent as Fans Doxx and Harass Music Critic Over ‘Folklore’ Review
  5. Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment
  6. ‘This Is a Real Kick in the Shorts’: Small-Town Theaters Owners React to AMC’s VOD Pact With Universal
  7. NBC Insiders Say Entertainment Boss Fostered Toxic Culture, Under Investigation
  8. Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Mississippi Burning,’ dies at 76

Links From The Site:

  1. Jeff reviewed The Bounty Man, The Love War, Blood River, Cave-in!, Die Watching, Stranger On My Land, and Zapped!  He shared music videos from The KLF and Debbie Harry and he paid tribute to Wilford Brimley!
  2. Erin shared the covers of Fight Stories, along with: The Cautious Amorist, Tropical Spitfire, South Sea Stories, Point Venus, Jewel of the Java Sea, The Tracks, and Flame Goddess!
  3. Ryan reviewed Questions of Molten Motion, Dress Rehearsal, and Detective Double Digest!
  4. I shared music videos from BANKS, The Devil’s Daughters, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Los Bitchos, and Dum Dum Girls.  I shared the Emmy nominations and I paid tribute to Richard Linklater and Mario Bava.  I shared a scene from Danger Diabolik!  I shared my Oscar predictions for July!  I shared trailers for After We Collided, Kajillionarie, and Honest Thief!  I reviewed Her Deadly Groom, Deadly Daughter Switch, Gotti, The Powers of Matthew Star, Engaged to a Psycho, The Baby Monitor Murders, The Comic, Tread, and Adopted in Danger!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared: 3 Trees, Garden Statue, Green Sky, Street, Blue, To The Side, and Path to Somewhere!
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from BANKS, Saint Motel, I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY FOUND ME BUT THEY DID, The Correspondents, The Interrupters, Robyn Adele Anderson, and Amy Winehouse!

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The Crazies (1973, dir by George Romero)

Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/20/20 — 7/26/20


It’s difficult, isn’t it?  The constant onslaught of bad news can be hard take, especially when you know that it’s being pushed by people who have an incentive when it comes to keeping everyone depressed.  I’ve always said that one of the secrets to good mental health is to get away from social media and to go out and enjoy yourself.  Unfortunately, so many things have come together this year to take away that option for a lot of people.  When I do go out and talk to people, I discover that things aren’t as bad as you might think.  But when I stay inside and just look at twitter or the news, it’s easy to feel like the entire world is falling apart.

I was really looking forward to 2020.  This is the 10 year anniversary of this site and I had a lot planned.  Unfortunately, I’ve had to put a lot of those plans on hold.  For instance, it’s hard to do a series of reviews about the Olympics or Cannes when both of those events have been delayed.  It’s hard to review a series of political films when neither the Democratic nor the Republican convention is going to be occurring (at least not in their usual way) this year.  It’s difficult to review new films when all of the theaters are closed and all of the big films are being pushed to the side.  The same is true when it comes to reviewing TV shows.  The world’s on hold right now.  I’m not whining about it or playing the poor me game.  I’m just acknowledging the truth of the situation as far as my 2020 plans are concerned.

So, what do I do?  Do I give up, as so many others have?  Do I say, “Well, I’m just going to sit around and be miserable?”  Or do I simply put those plans on hold, secure in the knowledge that I will get a chance to do them eventually?  Me, I’m going with the latter.  As of right now, it looks like our 10 year anniversary celebrations are going to extend into 2021 because 2020 just doesn’t count.  Then again, perhaps we should make every day a celebration whether it’s an anniversary or not.

I was going to start work on a bunch of back to school reviews next month but now it looks schools might not be reopening.  So, we’ll put those reviews off until 2021.  I’ll just concentrate on getting my reviews for the October horrorthon prepared.  The important thing is to never ever give up.

Here’s what I did this week!

Films I Watched:

  1. After Midnight (2020)
  2. Arkansas (2020)
  3. Her Deadly Groom (2020)
  4. House (1985)
  5. I Was Lorena Bobbitt (2020)
  6. The Invisible Woman (2020)
  7. Mile High Escorts (2020)
  8. Murder in the Vineyard (2020)
  9. Night of Terror (1972)
  10. Psycho Yoga Instructor (2020)
  11. Shirley (2020)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. The Alienist
  2. Children’s Hospital
  3. Degrassi
  4. Dragnet
  5. Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia
  6. House Hunters
  7. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  8. The Love Boat
  9. Medical Police
  10. The Office
  11. The Powers of Matthew Star
  12. Saved By The Bell: The College Years
  13. Twilight Zone
  14. Wynonna Earrp

Books I Read:

  1. Mexican Gothic (2020) by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  2. The Swap (2020) by Robyn Harding

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. BANKS
  2. Big Data
  3. Bob Moses
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Calvin Harris
  6. The Chemical Brothers
  7. Creed Bratton
  8. The Crystal Method
  9. Daft Punk
  10. Deadmau5
  11. Dillon Francis
  12. DJ Snake
  13. Elle King
  14. Elohim
  15. Ennio Morricone
  16. Future Islands
  17. Garth Emery
  18. HAIM
  19. Hardwell
  20. The Hunted
  21. Jakalope
  22. Lush
  23. Metric
  24. Public Service Broadcasting
  25. Rich White
  26. Saint Motel
  27. Taylor Swift
  28. UPSAHL

Our Continuing Tribute To Morricone:

  1. Theme From Frantic (Frantic)
  2. La Lucertola (Lizard In A Woman’s Skin)
  3. Spasmodicamente (Spasmo)
  4. The Theme From The Stendhal Syndrome (The Stendhal Syndrome)
  5. My Name Is Nobody (My Name Is Nobody)
  6. Piume di Cristallo (The Bird With The Crystal Plumage)
  7. For Love One Can Die (D’amore si muore)

News From Last Week:

  1. From Avatar 2 to Mulan: Delayed films and their new release dates
  2. Regis Philbin, TV’s Enduring Everyman, Dies at 88
  3. ‘Gone With the Wind’ star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104
  4. John Saxon, ‘Enter the Dragon,’ ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Actor, Dies at 83

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin wished everyone a Happy Moon Day and profiled artist Darrel Greene!  She also shared: Navy Romances, What A Body, Pleasure Island, No Mask For Murder, Diamond Head, Isle of Free Love, and Ah King!
  2. Jeff reviewed Cease Fire, A Cry For Help, Shell Game, Thunder Alley, Meatballs IV, Fools, and War Hunt!
  3. Ryan reviewed Five Perennial Virtues, MOAB, and Wimp Digest!
  4. I shared music videos from Public Service Broadcasting, Garth Emery, Metric, Saint Motel, Bob Moses, Creed Bratton, and Calvin Harris!  I reviewed Arkansas, After Midnight, Mile High Escorts, Murder in the Vineyard, Psycho Yoga Instructor, and I Was Lorena Bobbitt!  I shared tributes to Olivia de Havilland, John Saxon, and Stanley Kubrick!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon!  Consider subscribing!
  2. At my music site, I shared songs from The Crystal Method, Lush, Elle King, Future Islands, Bob Moses & ZHU, The Hunted, and BANKS!
  3. At her photography site, Erin shared: Machines, Corner View, Four Ducks, That One Tree, Green, Fountains, and Made of Glass!

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Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/6/20 — 7/12/20


Ennio Morricone, R.I.P.

What a sad week.  On Monday, Ennio Moricone died.  On Wednesday, Naya Rivera went missing at Lake Piru in California.

As for me, I’m okay.  It’s hot!  Summer has just begun and it’s a pain.  But, still, there are movies to watch and books to read and songs to dance to and that’s the important thing.

Here’s what I did this week:

 

Films I Watched:

  1. Burning Kentucky (2020)
  2. Dispatched (2020)
  3. Dog Soliders (2002)
  4. Emerson Heights (2020)
  5. Frances Ferguson (2020)
  6. Healing River (2020)
  7. War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. The Bold and the Beautiful
  2. The Brady Bunch
  3. Days of Our Lives
  4. Dr. Phil
  5. The Flintstones
  6. General Hospital
  7. Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back
  8. Happy Days
  9. Hell’s Kitchen
  10. The Love Boat
  11. The Office
  12. Saved By The Bell
  13. Storage Wars
  14. Westworld
  15. The Young and the Restless

Books I Read:

  1. Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day (2017) by Joel Slevin

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Afrojack
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Blanck Mass
  4. Britney Spears
  5. CHVRCHES
  6. Daft Punk
  7. Distract
  8. Drastic
  9. Ennio Morricone
  10. HAIM
  11. Hardwell
  12. Kylie Minogue
  13. Michael Penn
  14. Muse
  15. Neon Indian
  16. Roosevelt
  17. Saint Motel
  18. Steve Aoki
  19. Taylor Swift
  20. UPSAHL
  21. Washed Out
  22. Zedd

Our Tribute To Morricone:

  1. Deborah’s Theme (Once Upon A Time In America)
  2. Violaznioe Violenza (Hitch-Hike)
  3. Come Un Madrigale (Four Flies on Grey Velvet)
  4. Il Grande Silenzio (The Great Silence)
  5. The Strength of the Righteous (The Untouchables)
  6. So Alone (What Have You Done To Solange?)
  7. The Main Theme From The Mission (The Mission)

News From Last Week:

  1. Is Anyone Watching Quibi?
  2. Why ‘Hamilton’ Can’t Win Any Oscars
  3. Venice, Toronto, Telluride and New York Film Festivals Join Forces in Non-Competitive Alliance
  4. ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Leads At The Weekend Box Office Again, 23 Years After Sequel’s Special Edition
  5. Naya Rivera search should be handled by the authorities: cops

Links From Last Week:

  1. Wait for It: The Hamilton Oscar Debate Is Not Over

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared An American Dream Girl, Year 3097, The Only Thing That Matters, The Case of the Lonely Heiress, God Wears A Bowtie, I Live to Love, and Lariat!  She also shared the covers of Science Wonder Stories!
  2. Jeff shared music videos from Scorpions and The Charlie Daniels Band!  He also reviewed Black Moon Rising, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, The Late Shift, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Mistrial, Above Suspicion, and Hurricane!
  3. Ryan reviewed Old Haunts and Tartarus!
  4. I shared music videos from Michael Penn, HAIM, Neon Indian, Britney Spears, and Drastic I wished a happy birthday to Kevin Bacon!  I reviewed The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Scarface, The Untouchables, Emerson Heights, Burning Kentucky, Frances Ferguson, Dispatched, and Healing River! 

More From Us:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared: Green White And Blue, July 7th, Falling Light, Green, Stop, No Dog, and Creek in Black and White!
  2. At my music site, I shared songs from: Kylie Minogue, Ennio Morricone, CHVRCHES, Saint Motel, Britney Spears, HAIM, and Hardwell!
  3. At Days Without Incident, Leonard wrote about Ennio Morricone!
  4. Ryan has a patreon!  You should consider subscribing!

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