Movie/TV June Wrap-Up

Great month of entertainment!

TV:

We’ve got two shows coming back with new seasons and one new show!

Hands down, I think The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most incredible acting I’ve ever seen. The entire cast is flawless. I feel like I never know what’s going to happen next. Each episode is so engaging, I can’t take my eyes off the screen.

Big Little Lies—I’m not sure yet if I like it as much as the first season. I do really like the connected relationship between these five mothers and how their relationships are challenged. I LOVE seeing Adam Scott in a dramatic role and I hope this gets him more roles in drama. On a sillier note, I recently realized that Meryl Streep is wearing false teeth this season and it’s kind of ridiculous.

Euphoria—a new show on HBO that Entertainment Weekly called “Skins on steroids”—is a pretty crazy ride. Probably the most graphic show I’ve ever watched—so many dicks—and I’m really looking forward to see where it goes. Cool to see Zendaya in a completely different role.

Movies:

Always Be My Maybe – ♥♥♥
Say You Will – ♥♥♥
The Last Summer – ♥♥
Rocketman – ♥♥♥♥♥
Then Came You – ♥♥♥♥
Late Night – ♥♥♥♥

I always gravitate to indie teen/coming-of-age movies that show up on streaming sites. A lot of them aren’t great or very memorable, but there are some hidden gems. Then Came You was SUCH a hidden gem. I think Asa Butterfield is a really great young actor and Maisie Williams really blew me away. I don’t watch Game of Thrones, so I’ve never seen her act before, but I thought she was really charming and fun to watch. Late Night was right up my alley. I think Mindy Kaling is a total queen and Emma Thompson rocks a power suit like a rockstar.

Not going to lie, I was a little nervous about Rocketman because of my hatred of Bohemian Rhapsody, and if you didn’t know, after the original director left, BR was finished directed by Rocketman’s director Dexter Fletcher. However, Rocketman was amazing. Taron Egerton was incredible with his portrayal of Elton John and instead of being a jukebox musical, it was a true musical.  It helped that Elton John was heavily involved in project and wants to tell his real story, temper tantrums and all. Highly recommended.

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