June 2021 Wrap Up

What a productive month I don’t think I have had such a productive month since 2019 and I hope continue this productivity for the rest of the year. In terms of books I didn’t read many but I hope to build on it as I have a lot of half finished books on my list to finish but my favourite of the month has to be The Selection as I just loved the drama and learning slowly how the world works. In terms of films I have two favourites, firstly The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It which is not only a fantastic plot but is more grounded than the other films as there is an actual trial which brings out the true crime element perfectly. The other film is F9 I just love these films they are so much fun and ridiculous but also as they have gone on, they have kept the importance of family embedded into the series which I think is really important. In terms of TV shows there is no competition it has to be Genius Season 3 Aretha as Cynthia Erivo’s performance throughout the whole season embodied Aretha Franklin and her singing made me want to get up sing and dance. The girl who played her younger self was incredible. For Comics my favourite was Spider-Gwen Volume 0 as it flips and twists that story we know so well of Peter Parker and his origin story gives it a new lease of life and a character that is exploring who she wants to be and I can’t wait to read more.

Let me know in the comments what books, films, TV shows, comics and manga you read and watched this month.  If you have read any of the books, films, TV shows, comics and manga I have talked about lets have even more of a discussion in the comments.

Here is the list:

Books:

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11594337-the-one-and-only-ivan?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=fD1eyxzKfm&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A beautiful story of a friendship between a gorilla and an elephant.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10507293-the-selection?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=WJzbITFtba&rank=1

My Pitch To You: In a world where there is a competition as to who is selected as the queen of this world. However, America only enters because her secret lover thinks she should then what will she do when she gets selected for the competition.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo and Jamie Chang

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52380731-kim-jiyoung-born-1982

My Pitch To You: A generational look at Korean women and their place within Korean society by following Kim and her family through life.

Films

F9

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5433138/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A film filled with fast cars and slightly ridiculous plot lines but nonetheless just great fun to watch.

Uncle Vanya

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13299678/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A Chekov play that looks at the sacrifices people make for family and the hardship of life.

Another Round

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10288566/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A group teachers decide to put a Norwegian check philosophers theory into practice which centres around the body’s alcohol level.

A Quiet Place 2

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8332922/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A sequel that will explain a lot about the world and whether you can survive in this world or whether there is no point in keeping going?

Luca

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12801262/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A beautiful story about a two young boys who just want to ride around the world on a Vespa but the rain and water are a bit of an issue magically speaking.

Air Force One

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118571/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: Harrison Ford is the US President but one day on his way home the plane is hijacked but can they save everyone and catch the bad guys?

Wish Dragon

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5562070/?ref_=tt_mv_close

My Pitch To You: A beautiful story of friendship and how it really can concur all.

Carnaval

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14074470/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: The most hilarious and fun girl trip film.

Saint Maud

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7557108/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A creepy look at death and an obsession with God or maybe it is someone else?

The Father

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10272386/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A way for a an audience to experience the confusion and hardship of having Dementia.

The Hitman’s Bodyguards Wife

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8385148/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A funny sequel with the incredible Salma Hayek being such a badass wife and we find out who Michael’s dad is.

The Conjuring the Devil Made Me Do It

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7069210/?ref_=tt_mv_close

My Pitch To You: The best conjuring film yet that mixes horror and true crime that will have you clutching your popcorn for dear life.

Jurassic Park 2 Lost World

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119567/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: The legendary sequel to the best dinosaur films ever.

Shiva Baby

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11317142/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A realistic depiction of how everyone who doesn’t conform to society norms feels going to a family event and being interrogated.

TV Shows: Finished

Genius Season 3 Aretha

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5673782/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: An series spanning the life of Aretha Franklin with incredible performances from everyone.

Lupin Season 2

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531336/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A triumphant second season where the deception goes even deeper underground.

Penguin Town Season 1

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14677850/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A hilarious and stressful look at a penguins life in South Africa.

Blue Bloods Season 1

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595859/?ref_=tt_mv_close

My Pitch To You: A family of cops and a lawyer that have a lot of history working for the people of New York City.

Charmed Season 1

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158552/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: Three estranged sisters who are now bound together by the book of shadows and their powers.

Good Wife Season 2

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442462/?ref_=tt_mv_close

My Pitch To You: As Alicia finds a new normal, her life begins to crumble around her again as she tries to find the truth.

Not Finished

Loki Season 1

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9140554/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A fabulously witty series where there are many Lokis and a talking clock.

Betty Season 2

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10814438/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_7

My Pitch To You: After the first season we follow each character as they go through COVID and still try to skate.

Greys Anatomy Season 13

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: Things are getting worse and worse for Meredith as the Riggs situation gets more complicated and Alex’s situation even worse.

Private Practice Season 2

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0972412/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: As Addison is adjusting to being not only the boss but also the LA lifestyle she stumbles into some problems and her colleagues just go from one issue to the next.

Comics/ Manga

Spider-Gwen Volume 0 Most Wanted? Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25066786-spider-gwen-vol-0?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Xh1eV0JDap&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A flipping of the tale of Peter Parker but with Spider-Gwen being the one figuring out her superhero role.

Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45010800-witchy?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=bMUrXzt6RX&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A story of a young girl wanting to break free from the norms of her magical life.

Blue Exorcist Volume 1 by Kazue Kato, John Werry

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9876989-blue-exorcist-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=VkUhRrFDVT&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A young boy who doesn’t have it figured out. Then a secret is revealed about him that will change his life forever but can he prove his worth as a demon slayer?

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45445557-the-deep-dark-blue?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=eYrf9qRAnD&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A royal family in deep peril, two young brothers who now must disguise themselves as girls to survive and reclaim their throne.

Avengers World Volume 1 A.I.M. pire by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Stefano Caselli, John Cassaday

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19539425-avengers-world-volume-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=bz4r6N4NWe&rank=2

My Pitch To You: A team of Avengers that have an enemy that is manipulating them into giving a message but what is the message?

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