December 2016 Favourites

fav-dec2016Happy new year everyone! Welcome to 2017!

I think we can all agree that 2016 was a pretty rough year for many and varied reasons: the loss of many many, talented people; one of the hugest cluster-shits in political history occurred and continues to occur; Harambe; numerous terrorist attacks; a movie about emojis. But this first day of 2017 promises a new start, and the potential for fun and exciting things to come.

I’ll post a recap on the film things I enjoyed most throughout 2016 as a whole, but for now, here’s a selection of some things I enjoyed during the month of December. Unfortunately, I had the least amount of time in my entire blogging history to actually do any writing, or have a look at my WordPress reader, which was sad for me because I feel a bit out of the loop on a lot of things! But nevertheless, we shall power forward.

Without further ado, here are some of my favourite things from December.

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Finishing my Blindspot series for 2016
It was a tough road with my relatively poor posting frequency this year, but we got there in the end. I successfully covered (‘reviewed’ is possibly a bit of a stretch) all of the films on my Blindspot list for 2016. I didn’t think I’d get there, but with some stealthy watching and writing some sneaky bullet point reviews for the final four, it was achieved. Be on the lookout for a new Blindspot list for 2017, to be published soon!

Partial Credit Podcast
Myself and my buddies Cameron and Jeremy started a podcast! It’s called the Partial Credit Podcast and it’s a monthly podcast where we generally have a chat about exciting things in pop culture, such as video games, films, television, graphic novels, et cetera. Cameron and Jeremy are more about the video games and graphic novels than I am, but it’s a fun time. We’ve only just started, and episode three has just been released! Check out our Soundcloud to have a listen. But try not to laugh too much at our goofy Australian accents, or at my secret passion for Pokemon Go.

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Wedding planning
It’s easier than I thought it would be! I’m really excited for April 2017.

This Twin Peaks teaser
I feel the need to really hold back my excitement for the new Twin Peaks revival in 2017, but after watching the above teaser, I can barely contain my hype. Director David Lynch as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole just eating a donut and looking bewildered. That’s the teaser. I LOVE IT! It’s such typical Lynchian weirdness that I can almost feel myself trusting the show to be good. I can’t wait.

Well, there’s my list of some favourite things for December 2016. What did you enjoy this month? Are there any posts I should check out? What films did you enjoy this month? Feel free to let me know below! šŸ™‚

8 comments

  1. Hi Anna, happy new year. Hope you had a good transition into 2017. I didn’t know you had a podcast, is it free to download? If so I’d love to listen as I listen to a lot of podcasts on my walk to work and I’m always interested in podcasts related to video games and films. Look forward to your blog posts in 2017, take care. šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks heaps Curtis, hope you had a great new year’s celebration! šŸ™‚ We’ve only recently started the podcast but it’s great fun! If you have the Soundcloud app on your phone, I believe you can listen from there. Hopefully we’ll be on iTunes soon-ish as well!

      1. I had a pretty session thank you. šŸ™‚ And coolio, I’ll be sure to check you out asap, maybe I’ll learn something for my own podcast. šŸ™‚

  2. I can’t express how much I love The Pianist. Rewatched it this year and still find it absolutely devastating. For me 2016 was a bit crazy in terms of movies. Started slow and many big blockbusters disappointed. But the final three or four months really perked up. In fact my Top 10 list is littered with films I discovered in the final months (and weeks).

    1. Such an amazing film, I can’t believe it took me so long to see it. But I still can’t believe I’ve seen so few releases from this year. Time to catch up! I don’t think you’re alone on more recent films being in your top 10 – it does feel like a lot of the big ones have been released lately. Perhaps a bit of strategy around Oscar-time, methinks! šŸ˜‰

  3. […] I mentioned in my recent December favourites post, 2016 has been pretty crappy for lots of reasons. I’m not going to make a list (because I […]

  4. I enjoyed the amazing developmental leaps Little O made in December. He’s suddenly changed completely. It’s amazing how rapid and sudden it has been.

    1. I love it! šŸ™‚ He’s such a gorgeous little nugget.

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