I haven’t done this in ages! As usual. Let’s begin.
Movie: The Dark Knight Trilogy. I have been mostly or slightly biased towards Marvel until I watched this trilogy. Now I love DC and Marvel equally. The movie was dark, action-packed, and overall fulfilling to the max. I just don’t understand why they decided to recast Batman. Especially with Ben Affleck! Of all people! Also DC’s record of who is in the main DC Cinematic Universe is (dare I say it) way more complicated than Marvel’s. None of the TV shows are in the Cinematic Universe (apparently they have a universe of their own), and The Dark Knight Trilogy isn’t either, so DC has to recast the Flash and Batman… and possibly Oliver Queen at some future time. Sounds fun.
TV Show: Orange is the New Black. I’ve only gotten through something like the first seven episodes, but I can already tell you that this show has the most diverse group of characters I’ve ever seen (in a live-action show, because The Legend of Korra does a fantastic job as well), featuring different races (I’d like to see more Asian people), sexualities, genders, religions, etc. If only Piper would admit that she’s bisexual.
Book: All the Light We Cannot See. As per usual, Grace has only gotten through the first 50 or so pages of this book. Nevertheless, I can already tell you that this book is gorgeously written. It’s a story set in WWII and told through the eyes of two children (I mean, at the end they’re young adults). It may sound like the Book Thief but they’re pretty much nothing alike.
Song: Mr. Brightside. A 2000s-but-definitely-already classic song. I’ve gotten obsessed with it recently. It’s definitely worth your time to listen to it about 1000000 times on repeat. Like I have. Because I’ve been indoors for 72 hours straight doing nothing.
So next week I’m off to China to visit the fam. If you’ve never been to China, then you’re probably jealous of me. If you’ve been to China then you probably feel sorry for me. I’d be excited except I have this horrible cold so I’m not particularly excited for this trip. Anyways, I won’t be blogging next week but I’ll see you the week after!
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these amirite? Well, let’s begin.
Movie: The Lord of the Rings. No, I have not finished the books. YES, I AM AWARE THE BOOKS ARE GREAT. But watch the movies anyways. It’s a classic and LOTR > Hobbit any day (fight me).
TV Show: Agents of SHIELD. Apparently it’s going to be very related to the greater MCU. I’m only 10 minutes into it and SPOILER ALERT: PHIL COULSON IS ALIVE! Does anyone die in Marvel? Oh yeah. Captain America Civil War -_-
Book: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? It’s an epistolary, which means (for those of you who are not educated in the fine arts of English… or in my case, googling) it’s a novel written with a bunch of letters and documents. I mean, since it’s based in modern day there are emails and stuff. And there’s some non-letter narrative in there too. But whatever. IT’S FUNNY. READ IT.
Song: Flightless Bird, American Mouth. Even its use in the Twilight Saga will NEVER DETER MY LOVE FOR THE SONG! The lyrics make absolutely no sense… aka it’s great.
Oh yes, and if you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s new music video, watch it here. I mean, it’s highly unlikely that you’re not one of the 24,000,000 views (I wonder what the probability is…), but it’s worth a rewatch anyways.
Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s not supposed to be a horror movie but it scared me out of my wits. I’ll never trust Siri again. Also somehow after watching the movie I found myself reading about the Soyuz 11 accident and let me tell you that is not something I wanted to know.
TV show: Fresh Off the Boat. I thought it would be racist but it was actually hilariously accurate. A bit overdone, but still accurate.
Book: Caddie Woodlawn. If you like books that don’t really have a plot line. Actually it’s kind of like Boyhood in book form come to think of it.
Song: Clementine by Sarah Jaffe. If you like Indie pop/folk music. Which I do 🙂
Movie: Selma (it’s still in theaters). Still totally relevant to America today, sadly enough.
TV show: Agent Carter. Just watch it and you’ll understand.
Book: Fahrenheit 451. I just finished it and the fact that I finished it probably suggests that it’s worth a read (I haven’t been able to finish a book in at least half a year).
Song: Hero by Family of the Year. It’s a song that plays in Boyhood and it’s now my favorite song.
So I’m going to start something called “The Weekly Suggestion,” and it’s basically what it sounds like. Every week I’ll suggest a movie, TV show, book, and song (or soundtrack) to listen to.
Movie: Interstellar (it’s still in theaters). Be prepared – it’ll make you cry like a little baby. Well at least it made me cry like a little baby. Maybe you’re just good at controlling emotions.
TV show: The Flash. The show is only on its first season, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up.
Book: The Book Thief. It’s my absolute favorite book. It made me super emotional as well.
Song: To Build a Home. This is a super depressing song that’ll probably make you cry (again). If it doesn’t make you cry, then I suggest you watch KatrinDepp’s Harry Potter tribute with that song right here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUhPLb_vCkg
This post is just full of tears for me.