MAY 2016 Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month


Time for another monthly recap, folks. Well, May is actually not a really great movie-watching month for me after a very busy April. I was pretty busy with my script and also my trip to Montréal/Québec City took up a lot of my time. But hey, I did manage to see Captain America: Civil War twice, and plenty of great rewatches too!

So anyway, here are movies I saw this month:

New-to-me Movies

Captain America: Civil War (2016)


One Day (2011)


A Bigger Splash (2016)
[review upcoming]


Great Expectations (1998)


About A Boy (2002)


Under the Cherry Moon (1986)


Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Sense & Sensibility (1995)

Casino Royale (2006)

Ant Man (2015)

Belle (2013)

Love & Friendship (2016)

Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (2016)




I went to see this again last night with my hubby and I still loved it!
As I mentioned in my review, this is such a delightful adaptation. Another Austen movie I could watch over and over for years to come.

Speaking of an Austen adaptation…


Of course I immediately purchased a Blu-ray copy of Pride + Prejudice + Zombies as soon as I left work. Just when I thought I couldn’t be more ardently in love with Sam Riley’s Darcy [le sigh] I know I’ll work that one to the ground in no time [not to mention my remote pause & rewind buttons, ehm] So yeah, suffice to say this is my favorite rewatch 😉

Well that’s my viewing recap of May. What’s YOUR favorite film of the month?

26 thoughts on “MAY 2016 Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month

  1. New movies I saw last month were Capt. America 3, The Nice Guys and The One I Love. Saw Capt. America 3 twice too and it’s my movie of the month. I also finished The Night Manager, thought it was excellent and convinced me that Hiddleston can play 007; he just needs to bulk up a bit and learn how to fight.

    1. Well, based on Sam Mendes’ comment (though who knows how much weight it carries), the new Bond will be entirely unexpected. I think Hiddles can do it, though I personally prefer a lesser-known actor and of course I’d love for Sam Riley to get the part. He’s also on the slim side but I think if he bulk up a bit he can do it, and he sure can be badass. Can’t wait to see The Night Manager!

      1. I don’t put any weight no Mendes’ comments at all! Remember after he directed Skyfall, he said he won’t direct another Bond film and then he made Spectre. I won’t be surprised if he’s back to doing another one, lol.

        1. Ahah yeah, and looks like no weight on Craig’s words either as I just read an article that he might not be done w/ Bond after all. Reportedly the producers like him so much they’re even willing to wait until he’s done w/ his current projects. WOW, he’ll look like a fossil by the time that happens, I mean he already looked so darn old even in Skyfall!

  2. Love & Mercy about Brian Wilson. I really hope to see Love & Friendship next month to support Whit Stillman. BTW, did you hear some of that shit that Michael Bay said about Kate Beckinsale for not being pretty enough? What a fucking chode. I bet his penis is tinier than an ant.

    1. Man I still need to see ‘Love & Mercy’ soon! Mwahahaha, Michael Bay is a doofus anyway, I really don’t care what he thinks. It’s incredulous how sexist Hollywood is that a jerk like that is still allowed to work. In any case, I think Kate is divine and she’s absolutely delightful in Love & Friendship!

  3. I see PPZ is out on home video now! I’ll definitely give it a go. I’ve seen some not so good movies this month, but the ones that stand out is Civil War and Diary of a Teenage Girl was kind of funny.

    1. Hi Eddie! I’m curious to hear what you think of PPZ. Again, I think for ardent zombie genre fans, this movie might be considered too *mild* as it’s not as gory as say, The Walking Dead. But it’s a lot of fun as they played it straight, and somehow Regency era works surprisingly well w/ the undead, or as they call it, unmentionables 🙂

        1. Yeah I think that’s the term from the PPZ novel which was a NYT best seller. I think it’s hilarious as it adds another layer in the British class system, below the peasants there are the unmentionables, mwahaha!

  4. I have to see this Pride and Prejudice and Zombies sometime, I just have to know how it goes down! Ah, About A Boy really is entertaining and endearing, I do enjoy it.

    Hmmmm, I watched more series last month than I did movies. I did love The Breakfast Club though, and that was a first watch for me. I enjoyed Civil War, but didn’t love it, and I enjoyed X-Men: Apocalypse, but didn’t love it either. Oh well.

    1. Yes, do see PPZ!! I think it’s a lot of fun but also romantic, which is bizarre I know, but I think director Burr Steers did a nice job. About A Boy is quite timeless I think, funny seeing how Nicholas Hoult has grown though.

      I actually have no desire to see ‘Apocalypse’ on the big screen. Hey at least you didn’t hate it, as some critics do.

  5. Ahhh I can’t believe I’ve gotta wait till July to see Love and Friendship. Its looks soooo good!

    What was a Bigger Splash like? I missed it, it didn’t play for long here.

    I’m also going to give Pride Prejudice and Zombies a watch ;D I’ll let you know what I think! 😀

    1. I really hope you enjoy it! I know I might’ve oversold it a bit as I’m just so into Sam Riley right now, but man he’s just soooo good as Darcy and I’ve never even loved other actors playing that role before, not even Colin Firth, the quintessential Darcy for most Austen fans.

      A Bigger Splash was interesting. Starts out as a drama but ends up more like a psycho thriller. I enjoyed the performances, I should have my review of that up next week.

    1. Oh of course I’d take part Mark, I’ll be posting my review of Casino Royale here on my blog. Thanks for making me write it, been ages since I saw it the first time.

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