Favorites: April 2016
New category time! Because you can’t be a blog without a ‘Favorites’ each month and since my Q&A of last month was a kind of favorites, I decided to make it official. So here are the things I have been loving (and have been highly recommending) in April:
I have to be honest. I haven’t watched many new movies this past month. I have however rewatched both Princess Diaries, which I still love, and some other chickflicks. The movie I did see, and loved, was ‘The Jungle Book’. It is directed by Jon Favreau and based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. We all know the story (if you have seen the original Disney movie, or read the book) so I won’t go into explaining the plot. If you want to know more or see the trailer you can check it out here: IMDb. I recommend it because it is just beautiful. The animals are so beautifully animated, the story is captivating and there is even some songs (like in the original Disney movie). But mostly, the voices are great and really suit the animals and their characters. If you don’t believe me, check out these photos of the cast with their movie animals: here.
I have stepped up my reading game this month, I finished 6 books, three of which were for book clubs (pats self on back). Of all six I have to say I love the graphic novel I got as a gift the most. It is called ‘The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue’ by Will Eisner. It is a collection of the three graphic novels he had written that were set on Dropsie Avenue, a fictional street in New York. The illustrations are beautiful, especially in ‘The Contract With God’ where you can just feel the emotion dripping of the page. I keep wanting to shove the images in people their faces, if that is not worth a mention in my favorites, I don’t know what is.
Obviously it is LEMONADE by Beyoncé, which could also have been in Movies to be honest. She surprised the world by dropping her visual album on the 23rd of April, a one hour long special on HBO. I tracked it down as soon as I could and I could not look away while watching it. Since then Hamilton has had to take a step back and the Queen B has been playing non-stop. I know I am not exactly the ‘target-audience’, but I love it a lot anyway. If you can find the visual album: watch it. It gives so much more depth to the music, at least in my opinion.
So what have you been loving this month? Or what would you recommend to me for next month? Leave it in the comments below!