As summer gets into full swing, more and more films and TV shows are being watched – and today we’ll be looking at what I’ve checked out in the past month. Let’s get into it:
- Batman (1989) – rewatch
- Ghostbusters (1984)
- Ghostbusters II (1989)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Inglorious Basterds (2009)
- Saw (2004)
- Assassin’s Creed (2016)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) – rewatch
- Saw II (2005)
- Predator (1987)
- Predator 2 (1990)
Films of the month: As always, there’s a plethora of great films here, so it’s really hard to choose. First of all, Spider-Man: Homecoming was a delightful romp from start to finish. As we said in our review, Tom Holland is the best cinematic Spidey yet, and Homecoming‘s plot is incredibly refreshing and nuanced, which really changed our expectations for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Next is Inglorious Basterds. As to be expected with director Quentin Tarantino, this is a masterfully-executed picture. Performances are terrific, especially Christoph Waltz’s Landa, and there’s a sublime plot that truly subverts your typical World War II thriller. The action is tightly-done but simultaneously horrifying, and Basterds really gives Tarantino a chance to demonstrate why he’s one of our generation’s best filmmakers. Quick mentions also need to go to Saw and Predator (Rogue One would get a mention, but we don’t count rewatches). Both deserve far more credit than they get, and without going into much detail are thrilling, well-made romps that deserve to be remembered for many years to come.
- Game of Thrones – S5 E8-10, S6 E1-3
- Love Island S3
Not too much TV again this month, but both deserve a mention. On one side of the spectrum, Game of Thrones is still the sublime, breathtaking show that has swept the world for years. Performances here are truly unparalleled – actors such as Kit Harington seamlessly blend into their roles, and the plot lines that are now coming into fruition after years of build-up are brilliant to watch. Every episode is its own rollercoaster of emotion, and it’s so hard to tear yourself away from Westeros. Next up is Love Island, on the totally opposite end of the spectrum. We’ve talked about it before, but it’s been the surprise hit of the summer, building greatly on what was already a fantastic series last year. The cast of singles are loveable and the arguments are just as gripping to watch as ever, and it’s a great shame it’s now over for the year: the Love Island blues have hit us harder than you can imagine.
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