Hello ladies & gentlemen,
The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 2 (–).
Comic books read: 13 (–).
Manga volumes read: 9 (–).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
Superman: The City of Tomorrow (Vol. 1) by Joe Kelly.
The Vision by Tom King.
Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill.
The Dollhouse Family by Mike Carey.
Digital Mini Reviews | When Space Calls… You Answer!
Batman (Vol. 2): The Joker War by James Tynion IV.
Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
Just in time for the ongoing WandaVision Disney+ TV series, this graphic novel turned out to be an excellent read reminding us why we shouldn’t ignore the character’s plight within the Marvel universe.
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
I can’t say that there’s anything really worthwhile from this first volume of the X-Force in the latest X-Men revamp but I know it didn’t make me want to read anything else by Benjamin Percy in the end…
Out of the 16 movies I watched in January, two managed to sneak away with a full five star rating: The King of Comedy (1982) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). The latter is a rewatch that allowed my girlfriend to finally see one of David Fincher’s greatest movies. We’ll be watching the Swedish version soon to compare (she’s only seen that one before and was convinced that no Hollywood version could top it). 🤣
The King of Comedy (1982) is an ingenious satirical dark-comedy following one aspiring comedian’s delusional dream to star on his idol’s late-night talk-show by any means necessary as he exposes the brutal endeavour for talent recognition and the madness of fame. Robert De Niro’s performance here is utterly mesmerizing by portraying a sympathetic yet creepy daydreamer who strives to bring to life a rehearsed illusion of respect, glory, and stardom.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) is a chilling, brutal, and unforgiving mystery following two socially-banished investigators as they meticulously uncover a family tragedy through modern journalistic strategies.
I should have a review for this one coming real soon! 🙂
What a month it has been! It did fly by like it was nobody’s business but I’m glad for it. The months prior to it were intense in writing up an essay that I needed to use January to recharge since I’m going back into an intense month of writing in February. I don’t know if it’s just me but for some reason I like to stress myself by working harder towards the end rather than work a little everyday until the deadline. Some might say I have some kind of hidden masochistic facet to my personality.
With that being said, I managed to keep the month of January quite steady. I indulged everything with the necessary balance and calm to appreciate them without leaving anything behind. I also mostly focused on enjoying cinema and video games too, finishing up a couple of games and movies that have been on my backlog for far too long!
Unfortunately, our city is still in lockdown with a nice little curfew that has been quite successful lately. This will apparently remain for the whole month of February and there’s little hope for anyone who was looking forward to go back to enjoying restaurants, shopping, working out in gyms, and whatnot. But hey, more time at home to do things we always wished we had more time to do. Like read? 😀
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?