Another month, another WIW article, so let’s get straight into it because there’s quite a lot here:

Films

  1. Blade (1998)
  2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  3. Non-Stop (2014)
  4. Blade II (2002)
  5. Fantastic Four (2015)
  6. The Expendables (2010)
  7. That Awkward Moment (2014)
  8. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
  9. Ant-Man (2015)
  10. Blade: Trinity (2004)

Film of the month: Based on its upcoming review (due up on the 13th), you can definitely tell that I adored Ant-Man. From its quick-fire, witty jokes to its well-directed action sequences and sprinkling of heartfelt moments, it’s one of the best superhero origin films in years and is easily one of Phase 2 of the MCU’s most entertaining offerings. It had all the odds stacked against it, but Ant-Man is a truly wonderful film. Be sure to check out the review when it’s released on the 13th!

TV Shows

  1. Community S1-2, 6
  2. Game of Thrones S1 E1-4
  3. American Dad S4 E1-3
  4. King of the Hill S1 E3
  5. Gotham S1 E1-2
  6. Parks and Recreation S1

TV show of the month: There hasn’t been too much to choose from this month, but by far my favourite show I’ve seen in August was Parks and Recreation. Although its first season is a mere 6 episodes, it’s incredibly consistent and thoroughly enjoyable, with fantastic performances from Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt, who are sublime. Having devoured Community multiple times I was eager to find the next comedy to race through, and Parks and Recreation is definitely that. It’s brilliantly acted, superbly written and a damn good time, and from what I’ve seen from season 2 in September, it’s only going to get better.

Books

  1. Batman: Arkham Knight – The Riddler’s Gambit
  2. Daredevil: The Movie Novelization
  3. Alien: Out of the Shadows
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street

Book of the month: Normally I don’t include books on this list (hence the title), but this month I’ve read quite a few so decided to include it regardless. I’ve enjoyed all the books I read in August, but my stand-out is definitely The Wolf of Wall Street. Jordan Belfort’s rise and fall from Wall Street infamy is such an interesting read, and I found myself engrossed, reading from cover-to-cover in a matter of days, with the second entry, Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, currently being read. Although the film disappointed me a little bit (you can check out the review here), I’d definitely recommend it, but I found the format of a book to allow for much more detail, loads more insane stories, and plenty more debauchery. It’s a fantastic read that doesn’t take a stock market pro to understand, and I definitely enjoyed my time with it.

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