Looking Forward To…

Films! 

There usually aren’t that many films that come out after Oscar season is over, but I think the movie studios realized that just banking on the summer or the month of December isn’t good enough. People like to see movies during other points in the year, too! Here are a couple of films I’m looking forward to:

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (March 18)
I worked at Barnes & Noble when Allegiant first came out. It was really popular, mainly because it’s a Teen Fiction book, and it’s part of a series. I’ve lost interest in YA novels, but I do try to keep up with the movies — especially when there’s a female heroine involved. The previous films were pretty enjoyable, despite any stereotypical tropes that pop up. Plus, who can deny that cast?

The Boss  (April 8)
As I was searching for female-led movies in March, there were some pretty slim pickings. Once I got to April, however, I found this little gem. Female empowerment, the comedy styling(s) of Kristen Bell and Melissa McCarthy, and a plot reminiscent of Troupe Beverly Hills? Yes please!

The Meddler (April 22)
This looks really fun — and it has both Susan Sarandon and JK Simmons, so it has to be good, right? It’s about a woman who recently lost her husband and is coping by focusing way too much attention on her daughter and her life. Plus, I really like Rose Byrne.

TV! 

I’m already watching How to Get Away With Murder and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but there are a few Netflix season two premieres that I’m looking forward to.

Daredevil (March 18)
If any of you watched Daredevil during its first season, or Jessica Jones, then you already know that they’re tying the two shows together in some interesting ways — and they’re leading up to The Defenders. This season is also going to feature Elektra, who is pretty badass in her own right.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (April 15)
Season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is coming! I’m so excited! This show has done a really good job at demonstrating discrimination in a funny way. It also has a great cast with two female stars (two of three, and the third is a gay black man, so…). Watch the first season if you haven’t!

Books!
Currently Reading:

Just as a quick note, I’m reading like four things right now. I see a book, I pick it up, and then I start. It’s getting difficult to balance!

Also, I’m attempting to read 35 books in 2016. Last year, I had a goal of 30 and kicked that goal’s ass by 3, so it’s time to up the ante. I also started a book club at the office, so if you ever have any lesser-known books to suggest, please feel free to comment!

The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
The End of Days is a series of chapters about the different possibilities of one person’s life. In the beginning, the person in question dies as a baby, and then it moves on to if she lives. It’s written in a stream-of-consciousness style, and so far it’s pretty interesting.

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