What a difficult week. 2016, as many have stated, is turning into an awful year, and it’s difficult to keep yourself upbeat when such terrible things are happening to great people.
I’ve been feeling a little down this week, and this slump seems to be present in all aspects of life: work, movies, TV-shows and even reading. I could say that it started on Sunday, when we heard the news about Anton Yelchin’s death. He was my age, he was healthy and an all around amazing guy, and then something so stupid happened, and I’m still a little sad.
With six work days this week, I’m keeping myself occupied with work, but at home I find it hard to focus. I wanted to write a post about Anton, but so far, I haven’t found the words. It felt wrong to post a review of The Nice Guys as the first post this week as well, so that’s why there wasn’t a post up at the beginning of this week.
Moving along, I’ve seen some great and not so great movies these past few weeks. I saw both of The Conjuring movies, and I loved the second one a little bit more that the first. I also saw Now You See Me 2 and thought it wasted its potential. And finally, I rewatched Stardust because why the hell not!
Not long until it’s July, the best movie month this year I reckon, as there are so many promising movies coming out, iIncluding Star Trek Beyond which I’m going to see with a box of tissues. There’s also a Zac Efron and Adam DeVine movie out next month, which will hopefully be fun, funny and entertaining.
I’ve been trying to catch up with everything, and start watching new shows, but I’ve failed with all of that. Nothing seems to be entertaining enough except Masterchef Australia. As of right now, I’m currently staring at its Twitter feed because my favorite is in the elimination and I really don’t want him to get eliminated! (Update: He’s in! Yay! I should have never had any doubt about his skills!)
BOOKS & MUSIC
Picked up Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch but I’m still fairly in the beginning with it. I hope to finish it by the end of this week but I’m not sure if I will. It’s a massive book and I don’t have the need to read it as bad as I sometimes have with books. For instance, A Court of Mist and Fury, which I inhaled in three days because it was so so good!
Suicide Squads soundtrack list became public knowledge and one of my favorites is on it! Twenty One Pilots Heathens is pretty good, not my favorite song of theirs, but still good. Can’t wait to hear that song during their concert in Helsinki though, I bet it’s going to be epic after watching the movie!
FixChatter writes about Zootopia.
Sofia from Film Flare is back for an update about her Blindspot challenge.
Dan the Man discusses Central Intelligence.
Two Dollar Cinema’s take on Save the Date.