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noblealice ([personal profile] noblealice) wrote2012-07-05 10:16 am

MONTHLY ROUNDUP - JUNE 2012

MOVIES:
Battleship*
The Trotsky
Troop Beverly Hills
Abduction
Snow White And The Huntsman
The Ides of March
Super 8


BOOKS:
Adventure Time Comics (Issue #1-4)
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card (re-read)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (re-read)
Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts (re-read)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner(re-read)


TV: (all aired episodes unless otherwise specified)
Veep
The Ricky Gervais Show
Game of Thrones
Legend of Korra
Continuum
Suburgatory (episodes 16-22)
Cougar Town (episodes 11-15)
Suits
The Newsroom**



*I GIVE IT FIVE STARS AND THREE THUMBS UP! This movie will win all the Oscars and will go in history as the best film OF ALL TIME - calling it now! I am not even being 100% sarcastic! It was just so fun to be in the theatre with my best friends, laughing and talking with everyone else in the theatre - not a single soul was taking this movie seriously - and it was HILARIOUS (perhaps not on purpose) but it also had Rihanna (!!!) and Liam Neeson and other attractive people and the highest ranking official that everyone took orders from was from the Japanese fleet and the blonde doctor physiotherapist lady being buddies with a man who'd lost both legs during active service and was learning to walk on his prosthetics AND THEY KICKED ALIENS IN THE FACE! Obviously the best part - other than poor Taylor Kitsch having to fumble through some truly groan worthy lines ("But that ship's a museum!" [whips off sunglasses] "Not today.") - was when they actually brought up the GRID from the game and used the letter/number combinations to fire at the aliens!!! Rihanna was the weapon's expert, y'all. So she was the one saying "H7, FIRE!" or whatever. CINEMATIC GOLD!

Sadly, no one ever said the words "you sunk my battleship", and this injustice will go down as the greatest tragedy of our time.


** I am basically hatewatching this show for my room-mates. I have to keep my hate to myself because I don't want to harsh their buzz but UGH, I am so uncomfortable with so many things it chooses to be. DEV PATEL, TAKE ALLISON PILL AND LEAVE. JUMP SHIP. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS WRITING! There was a moment in the pilot of 'he's Indian, so everything thinks he must be the IT guy - but wait - he's NOT! Get the joke?!'

...and then he takes on the role of techie in the next episode. *frysquint*