The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 1 (-).
Comic books read: 7 (↑1).
Manga volumes read: 16 (↑10).
Movies Watched: 13 (↑3).
TV Series’ Seasons Watched: 1 (↓2).
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Remastered (Back on it!).
Horizon: Forbidden West (Back on it!).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
I recently started to reread Akira Toriyama’s classic and finished up his Dragon Ball run and this volume presented a fantastic accumulation of a little fella’s journey! More on this soon. 🙂
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
Not a bad story in itself, featuring a lot of Tom King’s signature style but it wasn’t particularly impressive compared to his past stand-alone graphic novels.
Out of the 13 movies I watched in July 2022, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was my favourite. I have been discovering/rewatching some of the cult classic horror movies that shaped modern cinema in the past months and got around to this beloved movie. My expectations were low, considering that a lot of classic movies are either dated or work less for an audience today because of everything they’ve seen from other directors who were inspired by these works. This turned out to be surprisingly good even by today’s standards, feeling timeless in so many ways.
What is A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) about? Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world…
My thoughts: This was a macabre and spooky introduction to the devilish Freddy Krueger as young teenagers attempt to survive a terrifying ordeal in a world where reality and dreams seamlessly overlap while their only way out might be to face the agent of nightmares head-on.
Still working my way through this beast, only really focused on it since my return from my vacation.
July, July, July. I don’t even know how to summarize it. The first half of it was the second half of my vacation and was mostly an unforgettable and wonderful time in Italy (more about that soon). The second half of it was mostly dedicated to me trying to get back to my routine, mostly dictated by the tempo at work. Thankfully, I was serendipitously offered the possibility to work from home until the end of summer; not because I needed it but because it would allow me to better progress through some reports I need to write up. As a whole, everything since my return home has been smooth sailing. No jet lag to torture me, mostly left to myself to meet up with friends and family, it really couldn’t have gone more smoothly. It has allowed me to quickly reestablish some form of routine that I was so familiar with right before going on vacation and I look forward to maintaining this throughout the month of August! 😀
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?