June 2015 Favourites

fav-june2015We’re officially past halfway into 2015! Time really flies. This month was a bit crazy for me, but I did manage to find so many amazing things to read and enjoy. So here I am once again sharing them with you all.

Metropolis (1927) can be a tough film to watch, depending on the version you get your hands on. I really loved this post by Laura of Filmnerdblog. Some beautiful image choices and great discussion about this groundbreaking work of cinema.

I participated in the Beach Party Blogathon this month by writing about Orca (1977). There were some pretty amazing posts for this blogathon, and you can see them here: day one, day two, day three, day four, and day five.

Earlier this month, Eric of Isaacs Picture Conclusions and Laura of Filmnerdblog got together to live-review a little film called Buck Wild (2013). Reading their responses to what seems like a pretty silly film was excellent!

In another of Alina of Literary Vittles‘ beautiful New Zealand posts, she posted some gorgeous photos and stories of her visit to the one and only Hobbiton, with lovely quotes from The Hobbit sprinkled throughout. Makes me want to visit ASAP!

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If you ever wondered whatever happened to the kids from The Goonies (1985), Brian of Hard Ticket to Home Video tells you where they went and what they ended up doing in this illuminating post. Their fates were more intertwined than we could have ever imagined.

I looove the collage work by Ben Stainton of Hello, Fig so much. I particularly loved this post, where he shared two images that he was commissioned to create about sleep and drugs. They’re so psychedelic and strange in the best way possible. One image was used in this article about benzodiazepine usage in the US, which is also a pretty interesting read!

One of my newest favourite blogs, Assholes Watching Movies, is so great. This month I loved this post which debunks the phrase ‘based on a true story’ when used in films. When you think about it, pretty much everything is based on some kind of true story. And when you’re taking liberties with a true story, there’s a lot of opportunity to whitewash a story or pop those rose-coloured glasses on. Lots of truth bombs dropped, I love it.

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As a result of June being the Game of Thrones finale month, I have a whole heap of favourite posts pertaining to Thrones!

Sadly, that’s the end of Game of Thrones for another year! Next season starts in April 2016. Fingers crossed the next book is released between now and then.

And that’s also it for my favourites this month! Did you have any favourite things or posts or shows or films in June? Feel free to share below!

P.S. My number one favourite this month is our new cat, Meg! So far Meg and Cooper are getting along great, see picture below for evidence. Love them.

  

26 comments

  1. Wow, so many cool posts to check out on this gloomy Sunday afternoon! Great work Anna

    1. Thanks James, hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

  2. Such a great feature

    1. Thanks Alex! πŸ˜€

  3. Ah, thanks for the mention. Glad you enjoyed my Metropolis post. Buck Wild was insanely good fun, especially watching it with Eric. We thought it was going to be crap but it was actually really good!

    1. You’re welcome Laura! Buck Wild looked like a lot of fun! Will you be participating in the upcoming Shitfest Social?

      1. Yep, definitely! I’ve seen the film already and it’s pretty bad.

  4. Thanks very much for featuring me! You’re one of my favorite film bloggers, so it means a lot to get a shout-out from you. And these posts always provide a full day’s worth of excellent reading material.

    1. Thanks so much! You’ve made my day! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks so much for the Beach Party links – what a blast that blogathon was! And thanks again for participating. Orcas would have been severely underrepresented if you hadn’t saved the day! πŸ™‚

    1. The Beach Party Blogathon was such a blast! Those orcas definitely needed representing! πŸ™‚

  6. Yes, so many good things to go and see, and some I already have! And very grateful to have been included.

  7. As always, LOVE these posts. Thank you so much for mentioning my little post! All these Thrones things!! I’m in heaven!! Lol.

    1. Aw, thanks Cara! πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoyed all the Thrones things!

      1. Of you know I did. πŸ˜€

  8. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do! Thanks for sharing these posts, They all look very interesting πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks heaps Mel! πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy!

  9. Thank you for the mention, and glad you liked the Shire post! I have to say, I think it’s been my favorite New Zealand post to “write” so far (i.e., matching up photos with Tolkien quotes). πŸ™‚ And your kitties are gorgeous! I miss my cat very much and can’t wait to see her in September. By the way, I’ve mentioned that I will be visiting Melbourne in August. I understand if you want to protect your blogging anonymity, but it would be a pleasure to meet you in person!

    1. That would be awesome, I would love to catch up! Just let me know the time and place, would love to show you around the city or I could even drive you guys down the coast or something! πŸ˜€ I love showing people around and being a tourist in my own city.

  10. great list Anna! tnx for the recap!

    1. Thanks heaps Rob! πŸ˜€

  11. So many great links to check out, great job! And thank you for the link! πŸ˜€

    1. You’re welcome, hope you enjoy the links! πŸ˜€

  12. Beautiful cats! Thank you so much for the links – Thrones is dead to me after what they’ve done to us :/

    1. You’re welcome Sati! Oh man, they are so dead to me as well, just for their overall dumbassery. The more I hear D&D say “yep, he’s dead”, the less zen about it I become. I’m still hanging on to hope, though. 😦

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