Hello everyone, long time no post! Things have been excessively quiet over here at Film Grimoire, and for that I do apologise. But there’s no time like a post about favourite things to get back into the swing of writing.
I actually haven’t been able to watch too many films this month, things have been so hectic with work, study, and planning a wedding which will be happening at the end of the month (25 days to go). Here’s a list of films I have watched, though:
- Jawbreaker (1999)
- Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)
- Iron Sky (2012)
- Nightbreed (1990)
- Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
- Copycat (1995) – actually, I watched about half of this one because I fell asleep, but it was pretty good so I regret that a bit.
… and that’s it. I might post about the above films at some point, or I might just mention them in passing and move swiftly along! But without further ado, here are some of my favourite things this month.
New teaser trailers for Game of Thrones season seven
Season seven of Game of Thrones will be arriving a little bit late this year! It usually starts up around April, but this year, it’ll all be happening in July instead. We were treated to two teasers for the new season this month – a teaser with some nice animation around the sigils of the major Houses in the show, and the teaser above, showing Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow walking towards their respective thrones. So cool. I’m already hyped up for the new season, despite Thrones pulling a Breaking Bad by splitting the final season up into two mini-seasons across two years, to make the wait for the ending even more painful than it normally would be. I am thoroughly and irrationally in love with this show, and despite the many ways it has offended and disappointed me across the years, I can’t help but be so, so excited to see the whole thing wrapping up and to find out how it will actually end. Next, to wait approximately sixty years for the book series to be finished.
It also goes without saying that I’ll definitely be doing recaps/reviews/reflections of Game of Thrones this year!
RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine
My single favourite reality television show of all time has returned – RuPaul’s Drag Race is simply glorious. Thirteen/fourteen drag queen contestants are again vying for the title of Next Drag Superstar, and there are so many amazing contenders this year. My personal favourites are Shea Couleé, Nina Bo’nina Brown, Sasha Velour, and Valentina. The first two episodes were so great, and I’m looking forward to seeing more. RuPaul’s Drag Race isn’t just a somewhat bitchy contest about drag queens trying to out-drag one another; it sheds light on serious social and LGBTQI+ issues, making it necessary viewing. That, and the campy jokes about all the pop culture I love, makes it so enjoyable, heartwarming and important.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
I actually just watched this tonight, and it is possibly my favourite film that I’ve watched this month. Perfection in terms of acting (that little kid is awesome), storytelling, cinematography (gorgeous colours), and direction by Taika Waititi. I actually wish I’d seen this in the cinema. I love the way Taika Waititi makes you feel sad and happy and the full spectrum of human emotion, in a manner that is so authentic and engaging. As a director and screenwriter, he is so adept at harnessing the emotions of his viewers. Probably one of my favourite directors at the moment, although I do find it kind of funny that his next film is Thor: Ragnarok (2017), which sticks out like a sore thumb in comparison to the other works in his filmography.
I’m now currently watching Logan’s Run (1976), which belongs to a beloved film genre of mine – weird shit from the 1970s.
Planning a wedding
25 days to go and everything is basically done. All the things that need to be done have to be done on the day. Now we’re just kind of waiting for the inevitable to happen. My partner is in charge of making the playlist of songs, and put a couple of songs from La La Land (2016) on there, which I don’t mind. I’m sure there are other secret film songs on the playlist as well. Anyway, planning a wedding hasn’t been that stressful, and everything seems to be going smoothly!
That’s about it for this month. Is there anything I should check out or missed out on? Feel free to let me know what your favourite things have been this month!