Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2017

Hello lovely people!

Today we’ll revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think about anything! ๐Ÿ˜€

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 02/05/17 – Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

– 03/05/17 – The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood

– 06/05/17 – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

– 13/05/17 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Read-Along

– 15/05/17 – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

– 15/05/17 –ย Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

– 19/05/17 – Ill Will by Dan Chaon

– 21/05/17 – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

– 23/05/17 – Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

– 25/05/17 – Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

– 26/05/17 – Caraval by Stephanie Garber

COMIC REVIEWS

– 08/05/17 – Batman (Volume 3) I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King

– 27/05/17 – The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

MOVIE/SHOW REVIEWS

– 10/05/17 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

BOOKISH POSTS

– 07/05/17 – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Haul

– 16/05/17 – Caraval // Special Giveaway

– 18/05/17 – Book Blogging – Marketing ft. Orangutan Librarian | Discussion Post

– 30/05/17 – What To Do in Singapore

Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman :ย A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence?

Villette by Charlotte Bronte:ย Arguably Brontรซ’s most refined and deeply felt work, Villette draws on her profound loneliness following the deaths of her three siblings.

Artemis by Andy Weir: Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right?

The Big Picture by Sean Carroll: ย Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions.

Wenjack by Joseph Boyden:ย Along the way he’s followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.

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The Fact of a Body – Since the day it was first announced, this book had my complete, undivided attention. Every day after I ended up being swarmed by reviews by fellow bloggers raving about its awesomeness. This is one true crime memoir that I’ll be looking into in the near future.

Artemis – Greek God as an epic title? Author of The Martian? A crime story set on the moon? Dude. It’s screaming my name!!!! I haven’t read The Martian (I’ve seen the movie though) and I know this is one book that I’ll keep my eyes wide open for!

Eye of the Needle – I’ve spotted this author’s historical fiction quite often (The Pillars of the Earth? The Century Trilogy?); they’re huge!! I looked into the books he’s written and found out that he was also known for some really good crime novels. Eye of the Needle is one of them, and its a spy thriller to make things that much better!

Contact – Found out it was one of those classics about humans meeting extraterrestrial intelligence for the first time. I also just recently found out the book was adapted into a movie and stars Matthew McConaughey. Say no more. ๐Ÿ˜€

Metro 2033 – I thought this series was just a video game until I recently found out that those games were based on a pretty popular dystopian book series. I never played the games, but the books definitely sounds like something I’d love to read though! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Trang:

I actually loved King Arthur ! I don’t know why the critics are so harsh on this movie. The camera angles and the music added so much on the plot and the visual was stunning!

As for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2, it was okay and enjoyable !

Lashaan: I finally saw the winner of the Best Picture award at the 2016 Oscars, Moonlight. Definitely a beautiful movie that explores the sexuality of an African-American boy during his childhood, teenage years and adulthood. ย Thanks to Karina, I also finally pushed up All the Way to the top of my priority list and got to see my man Bryan Cranston back in action. His performance as Lyndon B. Johnson was phenomenal! This is an amazing biographical TV movie for those curious on the rise of LBJ to presidency. I got the chance to watch Tropic Thunder as well, and boy was this movie packed with huge actors! It was such an entertaining comedy movie with ingenious cinematic moments! It truly surprised me. The month of May was also kind enough to help me find time to watch Dallas Buyers Club. I’m truly stunned that I hadn’t seen this when it first came out. This was an absolutely amazing movie where you see two amazing actors show us why they are among the best out there: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Must-watch. May was also the month where Supergirl, Arrow and Flash completed their respective seasons. I didn’t put Supergirl and Flash because Arrow really deserves that spot in this 5 spot list for turning a new page and delivering a much better season than the shit we got in season 3 and 4. And that Arrow finale? Damn. Well-done.

If you’ve seen any of these, feel free to mention it in the comment section. I’d love to fanboy/hate with y’all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Trang:ย The Cloud Forest in Singapore! I made a post about my trip but this is definitely the highlight of this month. ยซIt showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000 metres above sea level. It features a 35-metre-tall mountain covered in lush vegetation, shrouding the worldโ€™s tallest indoor waterfall.ยป

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Lashaan:ย THE TRAILER FINALLY CAME OUT THIS MONTH!!!! IDRIS ELBA AND MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ON THE BIG SCREEN TO ADAPT STEPHEN KING’S THE DARK TOWER!! โค SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!!11!

Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and donโ€™t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!

So whatโ€™s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies weโ€™ve mentioned?

Yours truly,

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49 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2017

  1. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer says:

    Lashaan – Metro 2033 sounds up my alley as well… I love dystopian! Also I am so looking forward to The Dark Tower! Idris Alba, yes! I love him and am totally behind his casting.

    Trang – The cloud forests of Singapore look amazing! I bet that was an incredible adventure, those pictures make me green with envy!

    Great post guys! I love how you listed all your posts, I’ll click through and see if I missed anything. Have a great June!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Thank you so much Dani! Always so glad to hear from you! ๐Ÿ˜› Metro 2033 really does sound fascinating huh? It’s a whole series and I’m surprised I just found out about it! And.. The Dark Tower!!!! Elba and McConaughey on screen is going to be sooo epic. I don’t even care if the movie flops, if they destroy Stephen King’s story, or anything. This is going to be awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you have a fantastic month of June too!!

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  2. Ayunda says:

    I haven’t watched King Arthur yet, but my boyfriend really wants to. I really liked Moonlight as well, it’s such a pretty movie, though quite slow and quiet. How did you like Norse Mythology? Seems really interesting.

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Moonlight really had a lot of silent moments, and a bunch of head nodding! It still managed to make all that work and deliver a stunning movie about a Black man discovering his sexuality and the harsh reality behind it all! Great movie! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you had a fantastic month of May Ayunda! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. mypaperinfinity says:

    Great post! I don’t understand the hate for King Arthur either. I thought it was a good movie. But Guy Richie movies are a hit or miss for most people (especially critics): either you love his style or you hate it. Kind of like Tim Burton, I guess.
    And I saw the Dark Tower trailer when I went to see King Arthur. I haven’t read the book, but it looks really interesting. And who doesn’t want to see Idris Elba + Matthew McConaughey? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I knowwwww, right? I only read the first book in the Dark Tower series and I hear this movie takes bits and pieces of all the books, basically making it its own thing. At this point, I don’t even mind if they respect the source material anymore. Elba + McConaughey on screen together is enough to get me all riled up for this movie!! ๐Ÿ˜› Hope you had a fantastic month of May, Lauren!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I haven’t read Girl on the Train yet (I’ve seen a good number of people hate on it since its release) but I do hope to check it out soon, but I believe Into the Water is probably going to end up being my first experience of that author! Hope you enjoy it when you get around to it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  4. Bookstooge says:

    Villette is probably my favorite Bronte book [of all the sisters]. I’ve read it twice and I know I’ll be reading it again.

    I picked up Metro2033 when it was free on Amazon a year or so ago. Will probably wait to see what you think of it before spending any time on it. It has waited this long, it can wait some more ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lashaan, you asked if there were any autobuys for 2017 in one of my posts. I just thought of another one: Larry Corriea’s next Monster Hunter International book, “Monster Hunter Siege”. I’ll be reading that as soon as I can when it comes out later this year.

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      All of a sudden, I’m the guinea pig huh? ๐Ÿ˜› I’ll definitely keep an eye out for Metro 2033 whenever I’ll go hunting for second-hand books. Would be pretty cool to read something that’ll ultimately make the great Bookstooge read afterwards! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Damn. I didn’t know the whole Monster Hunting International was an ongoing series. Also didn’t know about the “International” series. I just recall the Memoirs one (I think that’s what it was called) that you reviewed back then. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • Bookstooge says:

        Yep, you get to bravely lead the way into books unknown. That way if it sucks, I don’t have to personally find out ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have a kindle, I can lend it to you. But I seem to remember you’re a paper book kind of guy.

        re: MHI. Yeah, the Memoirs sub series was a spin off. The main series is so much better. I am not usually an urban fantasy kind of guy, but this one sucked me in. The only downside, as far as I’m concerned, is that Correia is a gunsmith and so there is a lot of gun porn in the books. You’ll find out more details about various guns than you’ll ever need to know ๐Ÿ™‚ But the upside is that in one book one of the characters uses a snow-shredder machine to take out a bunch of werewolves. It doesn’t get much better than that for me…

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        • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

          You’re generosity is greatly appreciated though. If I ever get my hands on a kindle I’ll be sure to drop by your headquarters for some sweets. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

          Wow, that sounds way too epic to overlook. And gun porn really sounds hilarious. If you can give two healthy thumbs up to this series, I’m pretty sure I can conclude that the writing style is extra good too.

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  5. Holly says:

    I really need to read Villette ASAP… I’ve loved Jane Eyre for years but have yet to read anything else by Charlotte Bronte. I’m glad you both had a great month of May, and happy June! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Sophie Li says:

    Kudos to you guys for reading and reviewing so many books all in one month!
    I read Maus in my grade 11 English class – LOVED it. An amazing comic.
    I also adore Dallas Buyers Club and Moonlight – definitely both deserve the Oscars they received.
    I just recently started a blog where I will be reviewing books (currently nowhere near the amount of reviews on this site!) Hoping to learn from you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers,
    Sophie

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Oh my, a pleasure to meet ya Sophie! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ohhhh, that is just the most awesome thing ever. I remember one of my French class teachers had a copy of Maus but never really made it part of the curriculum or truly made us want to discover them. I would’ve been sooooo grateful to have had a chance to read Maus back then (lets not speak about my English classes… in my French education system, all my English classes were… lame, to the say the least hahaha). I’m also so glad to hear from someone who’s seen both of those movies and acknowledges their Oscar-worthiness!! McConaughey and Leto getting Oscars for their roles in Dallas Buyers Club was just PERFECT! Both of them were absolutely amazing! And both movies were just mind-blowing. Will probably go down as classics, if you ask me. ๐Ÿ˜€

      I’m sure if you enjoy reviewing books and sharing your passion about them with the online world, you’ll end up having just as many or more reviews than how many we’ve got on the blog! I’ll definitely drop by your blog and check out your stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thanks for dropping by and take care! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Sophie Li says:

        I was surprised that Maus was assigned to us during English class, thinking that it’s *just* a comic book- except it’s much more than that!

        Thank you for your encouragement. I just have one review so far but I’m hoping to write more as I go along. I’m following your blog, and I am looking forward to reading more updates from you guys!

        Cheers,
        Sophie

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  7. LizScanlon says:

    You’ve had a crazy busy month of May with some great content…

    internally I;’m screaming because McConaughey!!! Gosh, I love this actor sooooo much! Dallas Buyers Club is a fantastic movie and I loved him in True Crime Season 1 as well… *fan girl here!* ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Thanks Liz! ๐Ÿ˜› And… YESS MCCONAUGHEY IS THE MAN! I’m going to assume you’re referring to True Detective Season 1, and if so, you just crawled your way to my list of FAVOURITE PEOPLE OF ALL TIME!!!! I loved his role in that True Detective and seldom hear about people watching that show (might be because of how dark it can be). SO GLAD TO KNOW LIZ IS A FAN!!! YAY!! โค

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        • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

          Yes, I did. It’s not memorable or truly that captivating compared to season 1. It’s a good season though, but it doesn’t bring anything huge to the table. Like.. the best way I could think of to describe it.. is.. it’s like a super fancy and pretty meal, but once you eat it, you just realize it’s average. ๐Ÿ˜› Season 1 was honestly a masterpiece. โค

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  8. Marie says:

    Okay, I NEED to go to this Cloud Forest right now, it sounds magical. I have now seen Guardians of the Galaxy and it was quite a fun movie, my favorite part was obviously, well…baby Groot haha ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you two will have a great June! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great recap, it seems like you both had an amazing month during May. Trang the Cloud Forest looks amazing. I already said your previous Singapore post made me want to travel there, well just seeing the pictures you posted makes me want to go to Singapore myself even more! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Also Lashaan I still need to see the trailer for The Dark Tower, I’ve heard amazing things about it already and it’s just the trailer so far! I’m really excited about it too! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Great post, and I hope you both have an amazing June. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Watch it now!! ๐Ÿ˜€ The movie looks phenomenal and will reawaken the praise that surrounds Stephen King’s famous series! I believe people who haven’t read the books will still be able to enjoy this movie as it does not seem to be a direct adaptation of the books; it just draws inspiration from it and takes bits and pieces from each books of the series to make this movie. I hear there will be a TV show for the series later on and will be much more accurate in its adaptation! Thanks for the kind words, Beth! Hope you have a wonderful month of June too!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        Well I haven’t read the books either so that’s a relief to hear! I’ve heard so many people talking about this series and this show that I’ve kind of been pulled into the hype surrounding it. And if I end up enjoying it I may even check out the books as well!
        Thanks Lashaan! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. ravenblake99 says:

    Great Wrap Up! You guys had an amazing month! I loved playing Metro 2033 but I didn’t know that it was actually based on a book series. I haven’t read Dark Tower but I’m quite excited to watch its movie adaptation.
    I hope you guys have a great month in June as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Someone who’s actually played the game! It’s really good to know that it was pretty decent. Gives me hope in the books now. ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t think you’ll need to read the books to enjoy The Dark Tower. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone, and if after they see the movie and are curious enough, to check out the book series! I’ve only read the first book and know that I’ll someday complete this series! It’s just so darn interesting. Thanks for stopping by Raven! Hope you have a wonderful month of June too!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    Okay first of all!! I mean seriously ~ Idris Elba in Gunslinger โค Swoon and take my money yesterday! Okay done fangirling.

    Book Blogging – Marketing was a fantastic post! I have so much love for that one ๐Ÿ™‚ One of the highlights of my blogging month. Singapore looks amazing! I wish I could still travel. Kicking myself for not convincing the nonhubs to see King Arthur. He shied from the ratings but I kept telling him, this looks really good! Maybe there is still time? The Fact of a Body is still on my list!

    Happy June my friends โค

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Never done fangirling!!! McConaughey and Elba for two of the most epic roles in that series!!! โค โค โค And that action-packed and visually beautiful cinematography โค โค โค

      Ahahah thank you so much Danielle! Really appreciate all that love!! I actually looked away from King Arthur because of the rating, and also because of the style that seemed weird for a King Arthur tale. It felt more like something I'd check out if it came out on Netflix rather than something I'd go to the theaters for.. ๐Ÿ˜› And yess! The Fact of a Body has only known 5 star reviews from fellow bloggers and bookworms. It's definitely something we need to check out!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Wish you an awesome month of June Danielle!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Great wrap-up, guys! I really need to check out those books, especially Artemis. I’ve been hearing wonderful things about Andy Weir ever since The Martian came out and I absolutely need to see if they are true XD
    I’ve been meaning to watch Tropic Thunder for ages! It’s supposed to be super fun hahaha And I’m so glad Arrow is getting great again! I haven’t watched it in a while but wasn’t too motivated to get back to it as it was going so slow… So yeah, happy to hear it! ^^

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I know, right??? I only hear great things about Andy Weird and how cleverly he incorporates science into his stories. I can only imagine how awesome Artemis might be!

      You haaaaave to try Tropic Thunder out, especially if it interests you! Robert Downey Jr. was the MOST astonishing actor in that movie with the character he plays. I didn’t know he could do such a thing. I also think this is probably Tom Cruise’s best acting performance (I’m not a huge fan of his acting in other bigger titles of his). Can’t blame you for dropping Arrow. It had lost its groove after Season 2. But Season 5 was definitely a step in the right direction (even with some very off plot moments). Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to get back into the game! ๐Ÿ˜› Also hope you had a wonderful month of May, Sophie!!

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      • Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

        I never read the book but I watched the movie. It was nice. A good friend of mine loved the book, though! Thought the movie was ok ๐Ÿ˜› He got so excited to know a new book was out!
        I’ve actually watched Tropic Thunder yesterday! Oh my God XD I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much or been as confused in my entire life! But in a good way hahaha Everything was just so random and awesome. Robert was ALMOST unrecognizable, and yes, such an epic performance. I’m still laughing inside at the “I’m a lead farmer!” scene hahahaha
        Oh man… Brilliant movie. I don’t like Tom Cruise, ever, but he was so repulsive in this one that it was easy to watch XD
        Arrow is one of those shows I keep on watching because I don’t want to give up on it, but at one point I was just not into it anymore. I’ll keep going, though, now that I know it gets better. Maybe I’ll have a change of heart!
        And I did, thank you! ^^ Hope you did too (though, from what I’ve seen in your posts, it seems like it haha)! June is going pretty great as well, but I definitely want to try and read more books this month ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

          Crazy hectic movie, wasn’t it? Hahahaha Robert really was unrecognizable. I was mind-blown when my friend told me he was playing a black guy! Cruise really is a weirdly famous actor. I don’t find him particularly good in anything and when I say Tropic Thunder was probably his best performance, that has to say a lot about the dude! Hahahaha

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  13. Yvo says:

    Oh The Dark Tower! I have been living under a rock and totally didn’t know they were making a movie… And it sounds GOOD. Looks like you both had a great month!

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  14. Karina Pinella says:

    Moonlight was such a sad movie. I liked the feeling of authenticity but I just felt like there was no hope. Glad to be of help All the Way. Dallas Buyers Club was quite a movie too, wasn’t it. Good acting, but sad subject.

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      So true. I also felt the “no hope” vibe throughout the movie. It was just so saddening to see what kind of life he turns to in the end. Loved how powerful those silent or head-nodding moments were too. Thanks again for All the Way. Was so glad to see Cranston nail the role and deliver such a huge performance. I loved those moments where we’d hear his thoughts. I feel like they capitalized on his Breaking Bad performance and wanted him to have those solo moments to convey his “badassness”, Dallas Buyers Club was phenomenal too. Crazy what Leto and McConaughey physically went through for that movie too! I never heard about the true story, but this definitely made me dig a little bit more on it. Fascinating, and sad…

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      • Karina Pinella says:

        Speaking of Cranston, you might, if you haven’t already, consider watching Why Him? with James Franco. It was funny and Cranston is hilarious. You do know that he was in a comedic series for a long time. Anyway, I didn’t think I was going to like Why Him when I saw the trailer, but I liked it. It’s like Bad Moms. With their titles, you think it’s just some fluff and superficial movie, but they both have pretty serious themes and good acting and funny lines.

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        • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

          I saw the trailer and I was on the fence about the movie. I too still think I won’t enjoy it, which is why I have yet to want to see it. But now that you were convinced that it was pretty decent, I’ll definitely give it a shot when they release it on Netflix. I loved Cranston in Malcolm in the Middle. It was one of my go-to shows as a kid. It’s also what made me LOVE Breaking Bad so much cause of how Cranston completely changes his personality (while keeping some of his goofiness) in BB. I’ll definitely remember to check out Why Him? in the future, thanks for rec. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. theorangutanlibrarian says:

    Ahh Artemis is calling my name too!!! And I’m glad you liked Moonlight- I’m really hoping it’s good, first because it looks/sounds good and secondly because I hated La La Land (I know- this comment is gonna get me shot) and I don’t want to believe that the Academy is completely delusional for nominating it for so many awards (that was really weird reasoning, but whatever) Ah I’ve given up on Arrow/Flash/Supergirl by now- like you I also thought season 3-4 of Arrow were just trash- a part of me wants to pick it up again… but nah ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Cloud forest looks *so amazing*!!!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I sweaaaar!!! Me and my friends, while watching the Oscars, were sooooo irritated whenever we heard La La Lands!! Just the premise of that movie didnโ€™t make no sense to me. I havenโ€™t seen it yet, but I definitely plan on checking it out just to back up my hate hahahah Moonlight was definitely a unique and revolutionary movie that brings to light some touchy subject in a timely fashion. I still have a couple more Oscar nominee movies to go through before I decide for myself if Moonlight was the right pickโ€ฆ But so far, I think Moonlight has the edge because of the themes it tackles.

      You wonโ€™t see me recommending DCโ€™s TV shows to you any time soon hahahaha I really believe that people who watch it are just fans of the characters (superheroes) and looking for some family entertainment (even if itโ€™s cheesy as hell hahaha). ๐Ÿ˜› Arrowโ€™s season 2 was by far the best season thanks to Deathstroke (of all the DC shows for now). Flashโ€™s season 2 might come a close second too. Besides that, youโ€™ll have to be interested in the heroes in question to want to watch every season. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • theorangutanlibrarian says:

        Ah yes, I one hundred percent agree. I think a lot of it did appeal to me (aka paying homage to Hollywood greats and going back to basics) but in the end it was just a way of Hollywood patting themselves on the back and every scene they pinched from old films felt like a ripoff and was done terribly :/ Plus the story was godawful and the only personality trait of the characters was that they wanted to be stars- which turned out to be pretty uninspiring characterisation. Plus the music was dreadful, they overplayed their one good tune and Gosling can’t play piano (funnily enough, I watched the movie with a pianist who was laughing the whole way through about how many times he did a chromatic scale just to show off- I’ve no idea why they didn’t hire a proper musician) I could literally go on forever about this, but I won’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ (also what you’re saying gives me a *huge* amount of confidence in Moonlight)

        hahahaha I get that- I’m totally done with them. I get that!! So agree with you about Deathstroke- that was epic. I heard that about Flash and nearly watched it, but by the time I was about to get round to it, I heard season 3 was bad and didn’t see the point in continuing. hahaha so true!!

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