Happy August everybody! I missed June’s recap because it was such a whirlwind month for me, but it’s back now!
Whoah, it’s the last month of the year before we get to the ‘–ber’ month (or brrrrrr month if you’re in Minnesota!)… and that also means the end of Blockbuster Movies is near. I think there are only a couple of Summer movies left, Smurfs 2 this weekend, and We’re The Millers & Elysium next weekend.
Now, here are some of the posts you might’ve missed from this past month:
- Question of the Week: What movie(s) surprises you most this year?
- Random Thoughts: What happened to these directors’ (once-promising) career?
- Upcoming Flix Spotlight: R.I.P.D and interview w/ extra Tim Jacobs
- New Releases Double Reviews: World War Z & White House Down
- The Flix List: Top 10 Movies from the first half of 2013
- Musings on Batman casting and the actor who gets my vote for the role: Richard Armitage
New-to-me Films Watched:
A Cat in Paris (2010)
We’re The Millers (review next week)
The Act of Killing (2012)
Batman: Year One
The Vicars of Dibley (Christmas Special)
July seems to have gone by pretty quickly. I didn’t see any film the first weekend of July, but I guess I was able to see quite a bit of movies in about three weeks. The surprise film of the month for me has been Pacific Rim, which I saw twice in a month, with The Wolverine being the most disappointing.
Movie of the Month:
I was going to put down Pac Rim as movie of the month but that was before I saw this film.
The Act of Killing is a chilling documentary that recounts the mass-killings in 1965, which is the darkest moments in my homeland Indonesia’s history. I saw this a couple of nights ago and well, all the adjectives you’ve probably heard about this film: harrowing, disturbing, shocking, brutal, mind-blowing, etc. are no hyperbole. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before and one that I won’t soon forget.
This is what Werner Herzog, who was one of the producers of the film, said about it:
“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, & frightening in at least a decade.”
I’ll be interviewing director Joshua Oppenheimer tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned for my review and the interview post next week!