REEL LIT ROUNDUP: 2018 MID-YEAR MANIA

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It’s the end of June, which means 2018 is half way over, and mid-year mania is upon us, dear Reel Lites! Funny how time flies when you’re having fun, right? In this roundup of the best things we experienced this month, we are sharing the movie and music that brought us black girl joy and the book we finally checked off the ol’ TBR.

Most Underrated Movie of June 2018

Even though I carry the cutest R2D2 purse with a C3PO wallet, I am by no means a die hard Star Wars fan. Yes, I have seen all the movies, but I know none of the lore, and I feel no need to learn. However, I was excited to see Solo: A Star Wars Story because of how pimpaliciously bawse Donald Glover looked in that fur coat.

Lando Calrissian in a fur coat
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I know the movie is considered a flop because it made 1.5 bazillion dollars when it was expected to make 2 bazzillion dollars, but I don’t get it because I thought the movie was GREAT! I laughed. I almost cried. I knew the surprise cameo, and I’m not talking about Lando rocking that Gordon Gartrell. If you were on the fence about seeing Solo, I’m telling you to hop off that fence and get to a theater STAT!

Lando Calrissian smiling
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The Carters and Donald Glover gave us LIFE in the Summer of 2018!! Click To Tweet

Favorite June 2018 Album Release

Ahh…Everything is Love is EVERYTHING for me right now! #BlacknessOnFleek! I am stanning even harder for Beyoncé, which I didn’t even think was possible! My giving Jay-Z a little less side eye! Man, I can’t wait to see The Carters doing their thing for the OTR II Concert-palooza. Since I’ve only listened to the album a few times, so I have no hot takes, but so far, the songs currently giving me life are SUMMER, HEARD ABOUT US, NICE, BLACK EFFECT, and of course the banger of Summer 2018, APESH!T, because the flexin’, stuntin’ on these heauxs, baddest b!tch in the game Yoncé is my favorite Beyoncé. And that video tho:

The Perfect Book to Read in June 2018

All the President's Men Book Cover

Have you ever read a book that was kind of interesting and thought-provoking, but once you finished, you had absolutely nothing to say about it? This month, that book for us was All the President’s Men. Although the book was so informative and felt so timely, it was difficult to find the words for a standard review. Luckily, I was able to eek out at least a mini book review that said more than reading this book reminded me of the history this country is doomed to repeat.

Your Turn

So…was your June 2018 jammin’ on the one, too? Have you seen Solo yet? Are you a fellow member of the BeyHive? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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