Five Favorite Things for June

  1. The Alienist

    found on NME.com

    I really enjoyed this show. I love a good period piece and drama/horror is totally my bag, so this was a match made in heaven. Luke Evans plays this lushy playboy and Daniel Bruhl (who always has a face I want to punch) is this very fastidious, cerebral doctor. The juxtaposition of the two is great and might have been enough, but the show goes one step further with Dakota Fanning. She really makes the team what it is. Also, I still can’t get over the fact that she hasn’t stayed permanently 5 years old. Is that just me?

  2. IT

    I finally finished reading IT which is just a monster of a book in more ways than one. I honestly don’t know how I feel about it, but I thought it deserved a place on the list because it is definitely a powerful piece of writing. I will say that reading the book gave me a great many gripes with the new movie though. It makes me angry that they marginalized Mike even more than he already is! He’s the historian. He pulls them all together. He joins the group and makes it the magic, sacred number 7. He’s crucial to the defeat of It, and you’re going to make him this nothing character and give Ben the historian role? Not cool. Also, having Beverly be this damsel in distress when she’s 1) the crack shot and 2) the reason they escape It the first time around is just lame. I did like the movie — very Stand By Me — but when compared to the books it is a hard pill to swallow.

  3. SNES Classic

    found on GameSpot.com

    I just got this and I’m having a blast playing the games I did as a kid. Donkey Kong and Super Mario, in particular, give me the feels. I want to start playing the games that I never got to as a kid, but I’ve been caught up in the nostalgia of the others. Anyway, it has been fun and well worth the purchase.

  4. Gillian Flynn

    I started reading Sharp Objects recently. I loved (to hate) Gone Girl, and I think I may love this book even more. I think Flynn is very talented and just gets right to the meat of people — their thoughts, their feelings, their secrets. She explores all the ways our different relationships (be it with spouses or parents) twist us into knots. Can’t wait to watch the show! I love Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. That is a dream cast. And I can’t wait for more Flynn books.

  5. DONUT FRIEND

    found on donutfriend.com

    If you’re in the LA area, you should check this place out. They’re a vegan donut shop, but I’m telling you, even if you’re not vegan, this place is rad. I feel like because there used to be so few options out there, people started to feel like the word “vegan” was this uppity hipster bullshit word synonymous with “garbage.” It soooooo doesn’t have to be. Try this place and you’ll understand. The MC5 Spice is my fave out of the few I’ve tried. Can’t wait to eat more when I have a cheat meal some time in the future (for now I’m on a bit of a diet :/).

As always, thanks for reading guys!

xoxo,
Gorey

About EBCorbin

Writer. Reader. Pumpkin Eater.
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