These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: September 2018

Here are some of my favorite things from September. We’ve got two movies, one TV show, one album, and one book.

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[WARNING: SOME SPOILERS DOWN BELOW]

Movies

1.) Moulin Rouge

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This was a movie I had heard a lot about, but had never seen. One of my friends let me borrow her copy of the movie and I finally saw it this month.
The beginning of this movie, I didn’t like at all. I don’t know if it was the acting, the way it was shot, or what……, but I wasn’t enjoying it. Then I think around the part where Christian and Satine are singing to each other with different songs that have to do with love, I started to like it a little more and then after that I really started to enjoy it.
I thought the music was good, and was used well throughout the film, and the characters were interesting.
Would I watch it again? Not sure, but I’m glad that I’ve finally seen it.

3outof5Stars

2.) Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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This was a sweet, heartwarming documentary about a man who spread so much love and happiness in the world, and inspired so many children. It was just wonderful.

4outof5Stars

TV Shows

1.) Queer Eye

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So, I decided to finally check out Queer Eye this month after hearing nothing, but good things about this show. Now, I never watched the original show so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was such a fun, heartwarming show about men getting tips about how to better improve their lives. I loved the cast of guys that were helping these men, they all had very distinct personalities and each shined in what they specialized in. My favorite of the guys was Jonathan, I just loved his personality, energy, and just his interactions with each man they helped.
If you haven’t seen this show yet, I highly recommend you go to Netflix and check it out.

LovedIt

Music

1.) Troye Sivan “Bloom”

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I was really nervous about this album because I did not love Troye Sivan’s first album. The singles Troye released made me more excited, but I was still nervous because on his previous album I ended up only liking the singles he released. That was not the case with Bloom. I loved the tone, lyrics, and Troye’s voice on this album. I loved how much his sound has grown from the first album because a lot of his songs on his first album did kind of sound similar which I think is why I didn’t love it that much. This album just made me more excited for Troye’s future albums so hopefully he can keep up this momentum in the future.
Some of my favorite tracks were “My My My!”, “The Good Side”, “Bloom”, “Dance to This”, “What a Heavenly Way to Die”, “Lucky Strike”, and “Animal”.
If you haven’t listened to Bloom by Troye Sivan then I highly recommend you give it a listen.

LovedIt

Books

1.) Champion by Marie Lu

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So…..I wasn’t in love with this book. The pacing felt weird to me and once again, I just didn’t connect/care about Day’s chapters. I was more into June’s chapters and it felt like a chore to read Day’s POV. I don’t know why it felt that way to me, but it did.
The way the story wrapped up was okay, but I’m still not sure if I like it or not. I get why Marie Lu decided to take the story that way and I kind of thought that’s how it was going to go, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the execution of it.
I’d give Champion by Marie Lu3.5outof5Stars and I’d probably give the series as a whole 4outof5StarsI’m glad I reread the first two and finally read this one. This is a good series, it’s just I think the first book is the strongest of the three, and then the ones after just got weaker to me.

 

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