Welcome to the latest edition of the Snooty Ushers’ Round-Up! We’re looking back at the best (and worst) of June 2016.
We are ready to go! For the first time since we started these round-ups, it wasn’t a comic book film that ruled the box office. Me Before You had people sobbing in the aisles, (none more so than Welshy who was so broken by this movie that he is missing this months round up) and The Secret Life Of Pets brought some joy to the families of Britain. Independence Day: Resurgence had a soft opening at the US box office but did well enough around the world that we might see a third.
But that’s just cold-hard box office figures and mere reviewers… what did The Snooty Ushers think of June?
What’s the best film you’ve seen this month?
Dave: The Nice Guys – cracking script, great chemistry between Crowe and Gosling, funny and very entertaining. Works as a buddy comedy and a Noirish homage to the 70s. Brilliant.
James: Independence Day: Resurgence is a good popcorn film .If you analyse it even slightly you will pick it to pieces (Can shoot fighter jets out of the sky but not a bus going in a straight line? And literally NO-ONE follows orders…), but it is what is is. Lots of fun to be had. It just beats out The Secret Life Of Pets, which was just a bit ordinary.
And what was the worst?
Dave: Just the one for me and it was The Nice Guys, which I loved, so once again I have nothing to add here. I will say however my 4 year old said The Secret Life of Pets was rubbish…
James: Gods Of Egypt. Just… wow. Link.
Anything else that has caught your eye this month?
Dave: I finally caught The Hateful Eight on blu ray and I absolutely loved it. Spotlight was excellent too, truly brilliant film making and Triple 9 was a great take on the cops and robbers story. I would like to also mention a lovely little film I caught on Netflix called Begin Again, starring Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knighltey. By the guy who wrote Once. It’s a treat.
James: The second season of Bloodlines was very good indeed. It’s a basically a high quality soap opera. I’ve also rewatched Archer (and the seventh season landed this month on Netflix, which was a great bonus!), and Being Human, which has turned up on Netflix after being my number one show on my Top 10 BBC Three shows, so I gave it a full re-watch. Both of them are truly fantastic shows.
What are you looking forward to in July?
Dave: Star Trek Beyond, it is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and this looks great (even if they have destroyed the bloody ship again). I am also looking forward to the Ghostbusters reboot and have everything crossed that it works. The new Ice Age film is out, so if Finding Dory and then there is the return of Jason Bourne!!. Good month ahead for Dave 🙂
James: It has to be The BFG. It was an favourite book of mine as a child, and this version from Steven Spielberg has got childhood memories flooding back for me. It just edges out Finding Dory. July is shaping up like a decent month, with Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne as well.
And what are you dreading?
Dave: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. The show was mince, so why would this be any different. I would rather boil my balls than watch this.
James: I’ve gone back and forth on Now You See Me 2, and I reckon it’s only going to tarnish what was a surprisingly decent first film.
What else has got you excited for July?
Dave: Euro 2016 Final, Wimbledon, the Olympics start and I am turning 40… also, have tickets for The Book of Mormon in London’s West End and I can not wait!
James: The Olympics, the time when you get to watch multiple sports continuously. Also, le Tour de France is always fun.
And with that, we are done! Let us know what have been your favourite bits of June’s offerings in the comments!
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