Monthly Entertainment Recap: August

Hello! Pop culture and entertainment rule my life. I decided that it would be fun to do a little recap of all the media I consumed each month:

BOOKS!

Reading list is a little shorter than usual this month. I do my reading at night and I’ve been pretty exhausted this month with all the packing and cleaning. And honestly, I wasn’t very inspired with these books this month. I ended up starting and stopping a few books this months too. I really hope I’m not in a slump.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood—3 STARS

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth—4 STARS

August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski—2 STARS

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian—3 STARS

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith—4 STARS

 

TV!

Orange is the New Black (Season 6) 

Season 5 of OITNB was really great—everything with the lockout and the aftermath of Poussey’s death—but the newest season was a huge let down. I only made through half of the episodes before calling it quits, probably for good.

Barry (Season 1)

Now this show is fantastic! I love seeing actors going against what they’re most known for. Bill Hader created a really great and complicated character—the whole cast is really outstanding and hilarious. Highly recommend!

MOVIES!

Although I didn’t read much, I did see plenty of movies. All of them were pretty great!

Blindpsotting

This was out of this world. Daveed Diggs and writing partner/co-star Rafael Casal told a story with such lyric prose that it just hits you in the gut. Outstanding.

Sorry to Bother You

Bat shit crazy, but so much fun!

Most Likely to Murder

I love Adam Pally. That’s all.

Before I Fall

I haven’t read the book yet but I enjoyed the movie a lot as a YA adaptation.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Ok, here’s the thing. I never saw the first movie, despite my strong love of Colin Firth and Julie Walters, because I hate the music of ABBA. Years later, I still hate ABBA, but watching the trailer for this prequel/sequel, for some reason I had this urge to see the movie. It love Lily James and I think she did a wonderful job as a young Meryl. So I guess I better watch the first one…

Blame

I really missed having Chris Messina in my life.

Crazy Rich Asians

Beautiful! Gorgeous! And I don’t just mean the main guy, Henry Golding. Can’t wait for the sequel!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Oh, my heart! Planning on writing a full post on this soon. Stay tuned!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

This will also be a post coming soon.

Juliet, Naked

I loved this book by Nick Hornby when I first read it back when it first came out. Not gonna lie, I kinda forgot what it was about before going into the movie but I did enjoy it. I enjoy anything with Chris O’Dowd, even when playing a narcissistic asshole, he is effortlessly goofy and charming.

LIVE SHOWS!

This is probably the last time I’ll have any live shows to report on the count of moving across the country. Happy to have closed out my summer with these two shows:

How Did This Get Made Podcast Live at Largo

If you haven’t heard of this podcast here’s the logline: Comedian Paul Scheer and his two lovely co-hosts, June Diane Raphael (also Paul’s wife) and Jason Mantzoukas (one of the funniest comedians around) watch and discuss universally terrible movies, usually with a guest or two. This live show was sans June, but did include comedian Nicole Byer and one of my favorite people, Adam Scott, to discuss the new movie The Meg. I bought these tickets for my sister’s birthday, my comedy buddy that I’m really going to miss when I leave.

Hanging with Paul Scheer: Disney Edition!

A few weeks back I did a post about the pop-up event and auction called That’s From Disneyland. Throughout the few weeks it was around, they held different events and shows in honor of Disney and the pieces in the exhibit. Hanging with Paul Scheer is a show he does once a month at Largo where different comedians, writers, musicians etc, bring an item of significance to tell stories. He brought this same format, but Disney-fied it! With guests Jeff Garlin, Allie Goertz, Rachel Bloom, and another one of my favorites, Ben Schwartz, there were stories, songs, and many rants from Mr. Garlin.