Month in Media - June 2017 [#28]

Will it be as late as May? (spoiler: no!) Hopefully not as late as April! But still, a new idea has cropped up that I'd like to use going forward: ongoing media. Basically, it's a "what are you watching/reading/playing" right now type thing, mainly to help me keep track of stuff. I'm also interested to see how long it takes me to consume certain types of media and whether there are any underlying trends. I'd assume that books take me the longest, movies the least (I rarely split viewing of films) but I'll be interested to see if my assumptions are correct.

Ongoing media:

TV - A Series of Unfortunate Events (utterly amazing so far);

TV - Doctor Who (I really hate weekly release schedules, but one of the best seasons in a while).

Video games - Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [Gamecube] (Much harder than I remember and it could really use more frequent or user-set save points, but just bashing orcs around remains a lot of fun).

Update 13/06/2020: With the launch of the reviews section all content has been migrated to new pages (see links below). Please refer to that section for updates, records, and more Month in Media content. This article can be considered "archived" and only kept to preserve URLs and non-review content.

Books

The Midas Flesh [vol. 1]

tl;dr: A really cool idea stifled by mediocre execution.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [vol. 1]

tl;dr: A brilliantly crafted mashup of literary characters that is a delight to read; one of the best graphic novels I've picked up to date.

Movies

Avengers Assembled [rewatch]

tl;dr: So. Many. Easter Eggs! Remains a hugely entertaining and surprisingly comedic entry point to the MCU.

Avengers: Age of Ultron [rewatch]

tl;dr: A decent entry to the series, but ultimately feels a little forgettable.

Captain America: Civil War [rewatch]

tl;dr: Even more plot holes then I remembered, but still a huge amount of fun.

Wonder Woman

tl;dr: Holy crap, DC have created a genuinely clever, interesting, well-made superhero movie. Praise be to Zeus!

Shrek the Third

tl;dr: Fun enough but a little flat and not on par with either the original or the first sequel.

Tangled [rewatch]

tl;dr: Still great fun but not quite as utterly brilliant as I remembered; remains well worth a watch and a core part of Disney's evolution.

The Last Witch Hunter

tl;dr: Vin Diesel plays his usual character. Some action happens. Parts are quite fun. I didn't hate it.

Up There

tl;dr: Smart, funny and very British. A quirky comedy with excellent performances and some very interesting ideas; definitely watch it!

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