Images: 1) Tom Hardy by Greg Williams 2) Mad Max poster by Andy Fairhurst.
For the life of me, I can’t settle on an opening and it’s frustrating since I woke up with a solid plan to swiftly finish this Commercial Break so I could return to my reading. Part of the problem is the fact that I’m having a hard time remembering what happened this month besides Mad Max: Fury Road because that’s all I think about… that and Tom Hardy.
May was over in a blink of an eye and considering everything that happened, I’m pretty happy with how things turned out. The blog turned 5, I got some great news from work, my best friend/roommate is now older and I got to see Mad Max twice. That’s a pretty solid month and considering everything that I have planned for June, I feel like May was just the start.
During summer months I wish to blog less but still post regularly – this means lots and lots of scheduling which might mean Mettel Ray won’t be as up to date with various snippets from the past. I want to get couple of posts out that have been sitting in the drafts pile, while probably doing some list posts about anticipating upcoming movies and shows.
Like I already mentioned, I saw Mad Max: Fury Road and loved it! Which is nice because I feel like there should always be a movie that everybody loves and it’s the shared enthusiasm that makes it all worth it. Seeing it twice was simply a necessity because it’s cool to state that you have seen your possible 2015 favorite more than once in the cinema. I say possible because I have a feeling we’re going to get a couple of good contenders for the first slot and I can’t wait.
Only other newcomer I managed to see was Pitch Perfect 2 on its opening night and it was okay. There were weaknesses, and solid strengths, and all in all it was just a nice girl power movie. I was happy to see no vomiting but I could have used more Skylar Astin, then again his lack of presence was meaningful, but more of my thoughts would be present in the upcoming review.
There hasn’t been a month were I haven’t watched that little TV than this past month. I literally fell behind with everything, I almost didn’t start watching Rookie Blue, I didn’t marathon anything and I’m three episodes behind with Game of Thrones. The only highlight I can recall is The Stitchers which is a sci-fi infused show that reminds me of Dollhouse and it’s very very promising! And I can’t wait to see more.
The lack of interest also resulted in the lack of research I did for the newcomers this summer as well as the fall season. The summer seems to be quiet, with couple of new ones coming out and I guess the fall shows are still being decided, so who knows when the post will be up. Might be in August so I don’t really know why I’m talking about it so much.
BOOKS & MORE BOOKS
Since I fell behind with my reading in April, I had to catch up in May and I’m currently back on track. I read two great books, the first book of the Throne of Glass series and I finished The Diviners yesterday. The first I loved a lot, the second was close to perfect but both very enjoyable reads. As seen, I like fantasy and supernatural books, which dominate my reading list but since my reading challenge is almost half way through, I have some upcoming boxes I need to tick that require expanding my reading preferences.
Also picked up a horrible follow up to a great book which was Rebel Belle’s Miss Mayhem. I loved Rebel Belle, it was fresh, it was empowering but the second book was a complete failure and I pretty much hated it. Even the typical YA romance novel The Fill-In Boyfriend was better than Miss Mayhem which is saying something.
I’m constantly contemplating whether I should pick up Game of Thrones again because it’s been two years, guys! That’s how long I’ve had it on my night stand with a bookmark between it’s third book and I don’t even know if it’s acceptable to start it up from there, or I’m inclined to start from the beginning? Also, I feel like I’m going to be so confused by the time I get to the fourth book because the show has taken its own path and I don’t even know what to expect from the books. But that’s good I guess, because I can be surprised.. surprised and possibly angry, because the show is doing its own thing but that means I could fall behind with my reading challenge so I just don’t know. Help!?
All you Mad Men fans go read Film Flare‘s series finale recap.
Dan the Man reviews Results.
Cinematic Corner loves and reviews Mad Max: Fury Road.
Rambling Film wasn’t impressed by Last of Robin Hood.
Abbiosbiston‘s 10 female movie characters who kick ass is all about girl power!
Tomorrowland doesn’t get a lot of pie from Digitalshortbread.
Almost Ginger talks about Lost in Translation.
Flixchatter sparks my interest with her Time Lapse review.
MOVIE ROULETTE LINKS
If you have participated and your blog isn’t linked here, or in here, please leave me a comment and I’ll add it ASAP.
Rambling Film plays Movie Roulette.
Flixchatter also plays Movie Roulette.
That Film Girl took a turn with the Movie Roulette.
Thanks for both links! Your blogathon was good fun. 🙂 I really think you should finishing reading Game of Thrones. I don’t think you’ll be confused, it’s easy to separate the show/book paths.
I love that I got two opposite suggestions for the book/series question. As if there wasn’t enough confusion before. 😀
GOD, I really need to see Mad Max!
You still forgot to link my Roulette post!
God damn it!! And I was looking and searching from all the sources for them. I’ll give you a special shout out on Twitter and add the link soon! I promise!!!
Yes you do!
Thanks so much for the shout out! Are there other things than Tom Hardy to think about?
No, just Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy only.
I really need to publish Roulette post, damn I keep forgetting! Don’t read the books now as you watch the show – it will just confuse you
I completely understand forgetting.. I think I’ve wanted to participate in blogathons a lot these past months but simply forgotten about them..
I want to read the books and maybe prolong the series for a bit.. I mean, I think the books would be more fun!
I liked Mad Max too, but didn’t really care for Pitch Perfect. Like you said, it had strengths and weaknesses. Thanks for the link!
I’m trying to type up a review for Pitch Perfect but it’s proving to be extremely difficult and it’s never a good sign.