JULY Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month


How in the world is July over already?!?! Seriously, this past month has been a total blur to me. I feel like I haven’t done anything worth writing about the entire Summer! I mean we’re finally gonna go for a bike ride outside of town with some friends, something we’ve been meaning to do since the beginning of Summer but just never got around to it, heh.

Well, the one thing I love about July was writing my birthday tribute to my beloved Stanley Weber and getting a thank you tweet! Yes I’m still giddy just thinking about it 😉 On a related note, I finally got around to writing my first ever script. It’s going well so far, I just hope I can keep the momentum and actually FINISH it.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Sequels

Musings on Clueless – random observations on the
iconic 90s movie 20 years later

TIFF 2015 Picks


Ant-Man (2015)

Cartel Land (2015)

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

ONCE (2006)

Self/less (2014)

Song of the Sea (2015)

New-to-me Movies I haven’t reviewed yet:

Ondine (2009)

A Promise (2014)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Minions (2015)

What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)


Sabrina (1995)

Clueless (1995)

Notting Hill (1999)

Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
I pretty much watch this one every other week, sometimes I just
have it running in the background whilst I’m working on
my laptop just to have Stanley to keep me company 😉

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

TV Shows:

Saw one episode of BBC’s Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express

I’m currently juggling a few British series:
Downton Abbey | The Fall | Any Human Heart

Movie of the Month

MIRogueNationIt’s an easy pick this month. I absolutely LOVE this latest Mission Impossible movie, even more than the fourth one which was my fave until this one. I LOVE Rebecca Ferguson here, I’d love to see her replace Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt for future MI movies! I mean if they can’t have a female Bond, why not have the protagonist of MI movies be a female spy?

I’ll be reviewing it this weekend, but for now, I’ll just say that ROGUE NATION is one of the most entertaining movie I saw all Summer and would likely end up on my top 10 of the year. There’s apparently plenty of juice left in the franchise!

So that’s my July recap. What’s YOUR fave movie(s) you saw this month?

47 thoughts on “JULY Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month

  1. Yeah I can’t believe summer’s almost over! I mean I love the fall and of course football season is just a month away but I don’t want the cold temps to get here yet.

    I thought Rouge Nation was great too, I’m seeing it again at the IMAX next weekend. So it’s definitely movie of the month of July.

    1. Hi Ted! It’s crazy how fast Summer flies in MN. Yeah I don’t even want to think about Fall yet though I love that season, it’s what follows that I don’t like.

      I have a feeling you’d like Rogue Nation! I actually think the story is more engaging than Ghost Protocol and Rebecca Ferguson is a VERY memorable addition to the cast.

  2. Thanks for sharing the TIFF post, I somehow missed the news! (Just read and commented on your post about that)
    I’m glad Mission Impossible is so entertaining, hope to go see it soon myself 🙂

    1. Hi Chris! I happened to be on Twitter when the schedule was released so I blogged about it immediately. Wish I could see all of those movies soon. Hope you enjoy MI5 as much as I did!

    1. Hi Eddie! Check out MI5, preferably in a cinema w/ great sound as the action is really awesome. I have a bit of a girl crush on miss Ferguson!

  3. Wow! Strong praise for M:I 5. My review went up earlier today and I can’t wait to compare notes.

    And you are so right. This month flew by. I can’t believe its already August.

  4. I’m not into musicals but Once was a great film for sure. I didn’t watch too many movies this past month but I’ve been binge-watching Seinfeld from start to finish.

    1. I wouldn’t categorize it as a musical, more of a drama with music as a major plot. Ah, I did watch some episodes of Seinfeld, it’s just so much fun!

  5. Phew! July was quite exhausting. I move to Bali now and surprisingly Bali isn’t much into movies and, yes, my movie experiences are a little bit deteriorating. However, I enjoyed Ant-Man so much as a small movie in its accordance to a grand design.

    1. Hi Paskalis! That’s cool that you moved to Bali, did you plan on doing that for a long time? I didn’t know they’re not into movies, but I suppose in a place w/ such amazing scenery maybe they don’t need on-screen entertainment, ahah. Glad you like Ant-Man!

    1. Oh, isn’t that an animated feature? I didn’t know you’re into that kind of movie but glad you like it, I might give it a rent then.

    1. I just read your review of 13 Minutes, sounds really intriguing! Minions is a lot of fun but for some reason I haven’t got the interest in reviewing it.

  6. Time’s flying in! I watched a few great films this month: The Babadook, Psycho, Inside Out. And also V/H/S Viral, which wasn’t so good. Gotta take the rough with the smooth, I guess.

    1. Hi Adam! I don’t think I could watch The Babadook, even the trailer spooked me so much I almost couldn’t finish it. I heard it’s good though if you’re a horror fan.

    1. Hi Cindy! Nice isn’t it when you have a gripping show to binge on. Right now I’m juggling several different shows, psycho thriller The Fall is so creepy but yet I can’t stop watching. Haven’t seen Railway Man nor Erin Brokovich yet.

            1. Thank you my friend, really appreciate your support! I look forward to your Colin Firth post, in the meantime, hope you can take part in Five for the Fifth. Btw, I watched parts of Pride & Prejudice w/ Firth last night, been ages since I saw that one.

      1. Tom

        I can’t even imagine. The entire process of writing something like is daunting to me. I’m sure it is to others as well, but the difference between me and them is that they (you) have the confidence to go for it. Good for you. I’d be keen on seeing a draft someday. 😀

        1. I tried writing a novel a few years ago but never finished it 😦 This time I’m keen on at least getting that done, whatever happens to it is another matter. It’s actually fun as I get to live w/ my characters in my head every day 😀

  7. Keep up the work on the script, Ruth! 🙂

    Haha, I used to watch A Good Year a lot, like you do with Not Another Happy Ending.

    My favorite movie of last month was Amy, which was tragic, but beautiful.

    1. Thanks Josh! I try to write something every day, even if I end up changing it later, I just have to get into the habit of making it a daily routine.

      Ahah, I take it you watched A Good Year for miss Marion? 😉 The French are captivating aren’t they… I’ve been fascinated by so many French actresses but this is the first time a French actor has bewitched me so forcefully.

      I’m very curious about AMY.

  8. You’ve started writing a script, very exciting! 🙂 I’m looking forward to hearing how you get on with it over the next few months. Looks like I’ve missed some brilliant posts. Clueless is one of my all time favourite movies and recently I loved Ant Man and Song Of The Sea.

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