Three of our current June mini-series are not quite over and spilling into July a teensy bit (Olivia de Havilland & Screen Tarzans & Halfway Mark) but it's that time again to look back on the month that was since the calendar stops for no one! One series that is over is our FYC's for Emmy hopefuls including full tough to narrow down ballots for drama and comedy prizes. But all this off-current cinema distraction was fine because this summer movie season hasn't exactly been fire, if you know what I mean.
5 Personal Favs
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - four-part tag team celebration
"This kind of stuff" - a key scene in Weekend (2011)
The Furniture: Hail Caesar! - Hobie Doyle keeps it simple in "Merrily We Dance"
Tarzan gets his James Bond on -...The Valley of Gold
Jessica Lange's Long Journey - Our new Triple Crowner
7 That Sparked Most Conversation
Wicked is Finally For Real Coming -- albeit for Christmas 2019
Warcraft. What were they thinking? Video game adaptation is nuts
Noah Galvin, The Real O'Neals - the out star of a great sitcom
The 2016 Tony Awards -Hamilton, The Color Purple and more
Cast This: Oceans Ocho - Who should join Blanchett & Bullock?
Cast This: Murder on the Orient Express - Who should join Angelina Jolie?
Welcome to the Academy -683 people invited to join
Awards For June Screenings
Best New Thing: The Fits (2016)
Best Old Thing: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Craziest Thing: The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Sorry Neon Demon and Swiss Army Man - I know you both desperately wanted this prize.)
Dumbest Thing: Bo Derek & Tarzan... (1981)
Miniature Thing: Trevor (1994)
Saddest Thing: Anton Yelchin suddenly dying
Spookiest Thing: Penny Dreadful's unexpected ending
How was your June?
Coming in July: Vintage 1977 and the return of the "Smackdown", the 2016 Emmy Nominations on the 14th, plus new movies: The BFG, Captain Fantastic, Ghostbusters, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Star Trek Beyond, Cafe Society and Tulip Fever. Any requests?