Firstly, one of my very favourite television shows has returned! Mad Men is back with a vengeance and I’m very sad that it’s the last season, yet also excited to see how it will end. Meanwhile, Niall from The Fluff is Raging has crafted the perfect Mad Men drinking game to partake in during this final season and during rewatches of the whole thing.
I love zingers, and also feminism. One of my favourite feminism-related zingers comes from Liam’s assessment of Cinderella from this fantastic write-up at La La Film: “The normalisation and acceptance of female subservience in Cinderella takes Disney back at least twenty years, and is a shameful reminder of the values that turned them into a billion-dollar ideology.” ZING!
My favourite Harry Potter book and film is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, hands down. As a result, I really loved Rebecca of Almost Ginger‘s write-up on five reasons why Azkaban was the best Harry Potter film. I love that a director like Alfonso Cuarón made it. I love the time travelling and the amazing cinematography (might make a post on that at some point). Such a good film.
This month I participated in a top notch blogathon, the April Fools blogathon, over at Cara’s Silver Screen Serenade. Myself and lots of awesome bloggers discussed the film twists that we we totally fooled by, and it was a lot of fun! I wrote about Breaking Dawn pt. 2 (2012), a foolish moment that is very shameful for me. You can read about everyone else’s foolish moments here, and also summed up very nicely in Cara’s conclusion to the blogathon!
April was Autism Awareness Month, a month dedicated to clearing up some of the myths and inaccuracies about this complex disorder. Courtney at Cinema Axis wrote a great post about the different ways that Autism is portrayed in film, as well as recommending some films that feature characters.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a Benny Hill theme to spice up a film a little bit. Brian of Hard Ticket to Home Video has identified a number of amazing edits where Benny Hill provides the missing element that any and all scenes need. This post will brighten your day by five hundred per cent if you watch all the videos.
It’s no secret that having a crush on a particular actor can inspire you to watch their entire filmography. That’s how I watched more than half of Max von Sydow’s films a couple of years back. Sati of Cinematic Corner identifies, in another beautifully designed post, her top 12 fantastic cinema and television shows that she found as a direct result of her crushes on actors. I love the idea of this post and I think it’s something that is universally relatable.
Our favourite filth master Eric of Isaacs Picture Conclusions scored himself a real interview with real subjects! Eric interviewed the ladies of up and coming comedic television series #ATown, and the results are more amazing than you could ever expect. Congratulations on scoring the interview EI, I can sense a blossoming career in investigative journalism!
Game of Thrones has finally returned – that’s probably my number one favourite of the month. Here are some of my favourite Thrones things this month:
- Sati of Cinematic Corner‘s recaps are, as always, beautiful and flawless. Here they are for: episode one, episode two, and episode three.
- I also really love Melissa of Snap Crackle Watch!‘s reviews. Here’s: episode one, and episode three.
- Thrones is always introducing new places and people, and Sidekick Reviews published a very handy post this month giving us all we need to know about Dorne and the Sand Snakes, which are both very important things this season.
And that’s pretty much it for April! Did you have any favourites this month? Feel free to share!