Watched, Read, Loved: August 2017

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Yay! It’s spring! (I am writing this up quickly in September). The weather has turned me into a positive, upbeat person for the time being. There is something to be said to drive to work and the sun is actually up when you get there, so I am pretty thankful. The saddest thing is naturally not being in the sun during the day, but it makes life worth it.

Life-wise, we went to the Modderfontein nature reserve for a friend’s birthday. It’s quite lovely, and as it is not the one I usually head to for a it-doesn’t-feel-like-the-city feel, it felt like a new place to see in the concrete jungle I live in. Had some amazing cupcakes too, which changed my life – like WOW.

I also watched the international Dota championships – like, I still don’t know how that happened. I hope to have actually played this game by next year to have a clue what is happening.

I also did a Parkrun – naturally the morning was chillier than all the rest, but I did one. I’d love to 1) make better time 2) remember my barcode and 3) get fitter. We are doing an international health challenge at work, starting the 27th of September, and the aim is 10 000 steps a day. It is scary because I don’t think I manage 2000 a day at this stage.

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Ghost (1990) – I really thoroughly enjoyed Ghost. The effects had me giggling, while the youth of Swayze and Demi Moore was really pretty to look at. Definitely one of the best Blindspots this year, though my selection has been pretty on point if I say so myself.

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The Intern (2015) – you can read my review here. The Intern is a heartwarming film with a great message, and I had a great time.

Ella Enchanted (2004) – I seemed to have had a lot of exposure to Anne Hathaway this month, but I’m not complaining as I really like both films. Hathaway is joined by Hugh Dancy, who has the most perfect face to play any form of a Prince. So handsome. This is a really fun movie, and I always enjoy it.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) – yes, again. Don’t judge.

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Sully (2016) – probably my favorite watch this month, Sully is inspirational and I was on the edge of my seat. Highly recommended.

Wild (2014) – Wild is a prime example why I don’t like real life adaptions. The lead character was uninspiring and selfish, and a track across the NST couldn’t convince me to root for her.

Mean Girls (2004) – Is Mean Girls the most quotable movie of all time? This movie is definitely one of my favorite films ever. It is relatable, accurate, hilarious and just so much fun.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them (2016) – I have a friend who was really outraged that I talked smack about this film. His attempt to convince me was to have me watch it at home in Bluray with 3D Glasses. I don’t have the heart to say that just because something is pretty to look at it means it is good, but it did improve on rewatch.

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Stranger Things – the amounts of hearts I want to draw around this show. STRANGER THINGS IS EVERYTHING AND I NEED MORE NOW. The soundtrack, the premise, the whole I difference of it all, the miraculous amount of kids who can actually act. I was told by ten million people to watch Stranger Things, and now, after watching, my life is richer as a result. I need the second season now. Like NOW.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 – I joined everyone and their grandma’s to watch the amazing penultimate season of Game of Thrones. I still need to do a recap of the last two episodes, which are some of the best this show as given us.

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Vampire Diaries Season 7 and 8

Season 7 nearly sunk the show for me. The departure of Nina Dobrev proved to be a terrible blow to the show. The odd thing is that Season 7 started fine and halfway just lost the plot. It became so bad that Damon slipped in his number one ranking for me, and was replaced by Enzo. Even after being done with the show, Enzo remains as number one. I need to find it in me to review the last two seasons, but man, some things just can’t be forgiven, DAMON.

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The Rise of Nine (Pittacus Lore)

I am steadily working my way through the Lorien Legacies series of Pittacus Lore. I am enjoying the Rise of Nine quite a bit, although I still find the battles way too frequent and drawn out.

The Gunslinger (Stephen King)

Finally, I am also trying to attempt to work my way through The Gunslinger. I really like Stephen King’s way – I’m not always sure whether his books are for me, the man is amazing with words. I was about 5 sentences in when I googled a word to check what it means, and that rarely happens for me. I’ll still have to see what the book is all about, and hope to finish at least the first one.

What have you been up to this month?

7 thoughts on “Watched, Read, Loved: August 2017

  1. Awesome stuff! Mean Girls is always fantastic. I rewatch a ton in a year, sometimes just as background noise when I draft posts. I also did see Fantastic Beasts and the review is coming up but I liked it. You are going through Stephen King too? I’m reading IT and boy, when (and if) I finish its going to be the longest novel I’ve ever read clocking in at 1400+ pages and I’m just not reaching even the 50% mark..haha! But then, I’m taking a lot of breaks. As for TV, the goal is to get back to TVD (which I’m at Season 6, maybe?) and start Stranger Things.

    Been rewatching Gilmore Girls to finish up the overdue TV Binge that I never finished earlier this year. Working on horror movies for October’s horror marathon as well.

    • Gosh I love Mean Girls! I also do that, and seem to repeat PPZ and The Duff Particularly often. I am glad to hear you liked Fantastic Beasts, it was definitely better on re-watch for me.

      You have my admiration for tackling It. I am weirdly fascinated by the story and want to check it out, but the size of that book scares me more than the It itself. I need to pick up The Gunslinger again, I forgot about it while reading Gone Girl.

      Oh you must watch Stranger Things! I would love to hear your thoughts, I found the series phenomenal. I enjoyed TVD season 6, but sadly 7 and 8 were horrifc.

      I need to do the new Netflix season of Gilmore Girls – I can’t wait! I can’t wait for October – the scary posts are always the best!

  2. Great round up bestie! I can’t judge you on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, something I have been itching to rewatch, too. Soon, soon. Stranger Things is the best. Man, since you watched Mean Girls I have been wanting to watch that again. Maybe I must just buy it and have fun. Worth adding to the collection!

  3. I have largely spent this month slacking off. I’ve got like 9 reviews backed up but I’m ignoring their desperate pleas for attention.

    Also getting pretty freaking pumped up for that Bladerunner sequel! Can’t believe it’s only like 2 weeks away!!

    Great to see you’ve caught up with Stranger Things. That show blew me away, and it also took me some convincing to get into it. After all the hype I didn’t believe it. But then it kind of lived up to that, and ever since I’ve been really anticipating the next season. Soon!

    • you can do it! I’m slogging my way through some reviews too, although my inspiration is almost zero.

      I can’t wait for Bladerunner!

      I think ST really starts working on the third episode or somewhere there. I really can’t wait for more, October should hurry up now.

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