May was a pretty good month for me. I finally finished all my projects and essays for university and successfully turned them in, and now I just have to focus on my dissertation. After that stressful beginning of the month, I went back home for a week and a half and enjoyed spending time with my family and some close friends, while my mom spoiled me and fed me like there was no tomorrow :) Now I am back in London, ready to rumble, do my research and find a job. I need a job/work experience/internship/anything to do this summer, otherwise I will go crazy!
[Side note: lovely London people, what do I have to do to get into the press screenings? can I or is it too early to do it? help please?]
As for actual movies I saw this month, I am happy to check some important titles I've been meaning to see for months (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, City Lights and so on).
Here's the list for May:
Young Adult 
City Lights 
Some Like It Hot 
Coco avant Chanel  foreign film
Taxi Driver 
The Virgin Suicides 
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon  foreign film
Big Fish 
Moonrise Kingdom 
Brief Encounter 
I also participated in some very cool blogathons
- Nostra's The Ten: Best actors of all time- my pick
- Duke&the movies' Representing Humanity- my choices
- 2 concerts (Maccabees and BBC Hackney Weekend)
- Viewing of Frankestein, the Danny Boyle theater play that he directed, starting Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller, which also was broadcast live across the UK, and now it's being re-introduced to some select theaters. Just so there are no confusions: I am going to see it in the cinema theater, so no, unfortunately, I won't see Cumberbatch in person, but he will be on a huge screen in front of me, and I am fine with that :)
- Diamond Jubilee parties
- Tate Museum visit
...and hopefully, many more interesting things!
Have a great June everyone!
Oh my god, you've seen Moonrise Kingdom!!!!! I'll say it again, so jelly.....ReplyDelete
That Frankenstein play sounds amazing already, just with the inclusion of Benedict Cumberbatch. I hope you enjoy it!
And it was a pretty good month for blogathons, wasn't it :)
Have a great June as well! Hope you get cool job and good luck with the dissertation!
So jelly, I love this phrase, I am going to use it from now on :P Thanks Ruth!Delete
I am totally jelly too about Moonrise Kingdom! Lime green jelly!!ReplyDelete
Woah Cumberbatch within actual human distance- crazyyyy!! I would melt. The concerts sound awesome too.
Glad to see that you saw some important titles. Also why don't you talk about the books you read- that's fun :)
Correction: Cumberbatch won't be within actual human distance- it's a film theater, so I am going to see him on a huge screen from the 6th row, so that's a plus, too :)Delete
As for the books, I don't usually talk about them because they're mostly YA books and I'm not sure everyone is interested in them- this month I read Insurgent, if you want to know
Wow another great month for you, quite a few masterpieces in that list of films.ReplyDelete
I'm going to try and catch Moonrise Kingdom when it opens here tomorrow. Hopefully I can sneak off early to the matinee :)
Thanks! Go see Moonrise Kingdom, you will love it! Oh, and congrats for the nomination for Lammys2012!Delete
Nice working catching so many classics this month! Sounds like a good month ahead of you, especially with that BBC Hackney weekend!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I can't wait for that day, it's going to be amazing!Delete
Nice to know that you enjoyed your month. Mine was pretty hectic, but was fun too. Hope it all goes well with your dissertation and job.ReplyDelete
Oh, thanks, I hope so, too!Delete
Just like me you watch modest amount of movies, but what great movies they are! Though in June I'm pretty sure I'll see only 2 or 3, thank you so much exams! :)ReplyDelete
Only 2 or 3? that's too bad, but I get why! Try to see Moonrise Kingdom, and I am sure you will catch Prometheus :) all my friends want to go see it, I might tag along, too!Delete
Nice batch of movies! Young Adult, City Lights, Taxi Driver... love all of 'em!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I loved them, too!Delete
Oh, you too watched City Lights! And Moonrise Kingdom - I'm waiting for it desperately.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your finding a job/ internship!
Hi Diana, so we saw about the same amount of movies, that makes me feel a bit better. That's cool that you've seen Moonrise Kingdom already, I'm going to read your review now :)ReplyDelete