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Last week was quite something, saw two movies, watched an entire television season, sprained my ankle and finished two books. I like the addition of the sprained ankle to my health history, because I’m not much of a sporty person so I’ve never had any proper physical injuries. Now I can say I have a sprained ankle for the first time in my life, sadly it was not a sex injury, like someone suggested (you know who you are!). Plus, it turns out, sprained ankles are not fun! They hurt like hell, I almost blacked out from pain, and it’s impossible to walk – just what I needed to spice up my life!
LIFE – “SPICED VERSION”
After my emergency room visitation my own doctor wanted to run some tests and it turns out my calcium levels are still quite low. So I got another week of sick leave and I must say, it’s pretty well timed, since I fell down some stairs and sprained my ankle on Thursday. Yes, that’s me, clumsy as fuck! So I spent the entire Friday in bed, which gave me a good chance to finish two books. As of this moment, the ankle is still swollen but I can put some weight on it without it hurting too much. BUT I still have a limp. Wonderful. Anyway, I’m expecting it to be swollen and sore for quite some time, so who knows when I’ll be walking normally again.
Other than that, I’ve now spent a lot of time watching things and writing things, and planning things and just getting a system going instead of this chaos that seems to be my blog/life. You wouldn’t think there’s chaos but there is, which is why I organised the shit out of it for the next month. That’s right, I literally planned a whole month worth of posts and plan to do this for September as well – how responsible of me! Most of those posts for August are pretty much written as well, so I’ve been especially productive.
Last week I saw two movies I was excited to see, Dunkirk and The Beguiled. And I have a lot of feelings for both. For instance, I first I thought I liked Dunkirk but as I started writing the review, I slowly realised its full potential. That movie has so much depth to it, beyond what you see on screen, and it has a very strong message as well. The more I think about it, and the more I listen to its soundtrack, the more I fall in love with it. So I’m not actually a little confused what my final verdict should be.
The Beguiled was my second Sofia Coppola movie I remember watching from start to finish! I literally can’t recall any of her other movies that well, and I never finished Somewhere. The Beguiled had similar problems to it that I have with her directing style but at least there was Colin Farrell to ogle at. Man, that man is just so yummy, and what did Sofia do? Didn’t even allow us some butt shots or anything. Such a waste!
Oh and I also watched Deepwater Horizon because Dylan O’Brien is in it, and I used to adore the shit out of him in case anyone has forgotten. But turns out, since he has his new movie coming out soon, I’m still a bit of a fangirl when it comes to him, so I watched pretty much the only movie of his I haven’t seen yet. (I’m probably never going to watch High Road). It was devastating to see those events unfold and to think 12 hours of additional work would have kept that disaster from happening.
There is a movie I’m super excited about but I’ll do a separate post on it in August. I’m telling you, I have it all planned now, so you’ll be seeing out of date reviews and discussions from me all the time now! Not the case entirely though, but I’m out of date anyway so I should just own up to it!
I could also talk about many of the trailers that were realeased during Comic Con BUT I have a separate post coming up this week that highlights those I watched. Plus, I want to discuss a few of them in length, so I figured a longer post will be more effective. So stay tuned, it will go up tomorrow, and it’s freakishly long, so I’m sorry in advance!
I feel like I’m a broken record when it comes to 13 Reasons Why but here I go again, I have not yet seen it, but I will! Last week I just got distracted by Fargo, and now I’ve seen its first season and I loved it! It was amazing! Already watching the second season and man, Patrick Wilson is amazing (or maybe I’m just easily amazed)! I really like him, I thought I hadn’t seen him a lot but I actually have! I think The Conjuring was the first time I really noticed him and put my eye on him but before that he has had supportive roles in so many movies I’ve seen. Anyway, I’m glad I started watching Fargo, should have done it sooner but it’s fun to binge watch shows!
Speaking off binge watching, I haven’t really been watching a lot of stuff that is going on now. Masterchef Australia finished today, so that’s that. Was very disappointed how it all turned out and to be honest, this season didn’t have a stand out for me at all. Everyone seemed equally dull to be honest. Nashville has also been on my radar but I’m quite frankly over it now since there’s a lot of problems with the show since its move to a different station. Summer used to have so many teen oriented shows for me and now there seems to be lack of those too! Any recommendations? I really want something light and breeze to contradict Fargo.
That reminds be, I hate that IMDb has lost the feature where you can click on movies or shows that are similar to the one you’re currently looking at. It was so helpful to just see what you might have missed or not heard of. Now you go on IMDb and there’s nowhere to click really, no possibilities to discover new things. That feature was like one of my favourite things there and now, I feel like I’m missing out.
BOOKS & MUSIC
Like I mentioned before, I finished two books last week and actually started a third one as well. The first I read was Nobody Is Ever Missing, which was about a woman who had depression and decided to leave her husband and go to New Zealand. It was okay, didn’t love it and was actually a bit annoyed by it, though the topic of the book is really sensitive and especially heartbreaking considering the news of Chester Bennington’s death. Not going to lie, I was pretty shook up about it since I just recently went down memory lane and listened endlessly to Linkin Park one evening. So I needed a mental pick me up and decided to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue which I ended up loving!
Music vise I have been a bit out of the loop but, like I said, I listened to Linkin Park one evening and this cover of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep will now forever remain my favourite cover ever. There are so many other songs I could highlight but for some reason, that one, crushes me. I also listened to Dunkirk’s soundtrack while I was typing this, which brought up another set of sad emotions, so I’m going to end this post with less sad things – links to amazing bloggers!
Two Dollar Cinema hated Despicable Me 3
Oh So Geeky shares her love for Colossal
Lana Morgan shares her thoughts on To the Bone
Dan the Man talks Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
My Filmviews reviews Dunkirk
Often Off Topic shares 3 mini reviews: Okja, Gifted and Atonement
Cinematic Corner does these RF thingies, and they are awesome