What I’ve Been Listening To & Watching

Sadly, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump of late, which is absolutely terrible. However, it means that I’ve been consuming a bunch of TV and music, which I guess could be worse. I thought I’d talk about some of the things I’ve been listening to and watching. What about you guys? What have you been listening to or watching? Rec me some stuff in the comments!

LISTEN

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HAMILTON

Basically on repeat all day every day. I was already obsessed, but my obsession has continued to grow while I’ve been not reading. I even bought the Hamiltome finally in an attempt to 1. Feed my obsession (it worked, obviously) and 2. Get back into reading (it also worked; I read 95 pages of this last night). I cannot get enough of the soundtrack though. It’s incredible. As I’m sure most of you are well aware. And if you aren’t, what are you waiting for?

GROUPLOVE

One of my absolute favorite bands right now. I saw them live in August and haven’t been able to stop listening since. Not that I want to. They are fun and upbeat and I love dancing along to their music in the car or at home.

Some of my favorites are: Welcome To Your Life, Ways to Go, Tongue Tied, and Lovely Cup.

WATCH

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COMMUNITY

I believe I’ve talked about my love for this show on the blog before, but if I haven’t, this is one of my favorite shows. After everything that happened at the beginning of the month (*cough*we elected the devil*cough*), I needed something funny and silly that could take my mind off of it. Community did the trick. I watched the first four seasons (the only ones I own on DVD sadly) in about two weeks. My love for this show has just grown.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

Ditto what I said above. I only own the first four seasons of Community and the first season of Arrested Development, so I’m about out, which sucks. But I’ve enjoyed visiting these characters again and getting in a laugh or two. Or a hundred.

MOANA

I just saw Moana this morning and I’m still in awe. I feel like I will be for a while. If you haven’t seen this yet, GO SEE IT. It’s beautiful – the story, the visuals, the characters, the songs. I felt like a little kid watching the movie because my eyes were like saucers the whole time. I absolutely loved it.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

If you’re like me and you grew up with the Harry Potter books, watching the movie will reignite the love you had for that world. It was like walking into a warm hug. It felt like home. I also happen to really love Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller, who were both soooo good. I wish Ezra Miller could’ve had a whole movie for his character. And I can’t wait for more from Newt Scamander.

What about you? What have you been watching and listening to?

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | EXCITEMENT

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out today, and I am seriously excited! I think the trailer looks absolutely incredible – the magic, the creatures, Eddie Redmayne. Everything looks wonderful. Except maybe Ezra Miller’s hair, but I love him so much that I don’t even care. I’m a big fan of Eddie Redmayne and his acting, so I’m really looking forward to him bringing Newt Scamander to life. And, of course, to see the wizarding world of America. I’m definitely going to see it this weekend, so watch my Twitter to see what I think (though I doubt I won’t like it). I’m going to share the trailer below in case you’ve somehow missed it. Let’s talk in the comments! Are you looking forward to seeing this?

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

Here are ten of the 2016 book to movie adaptations I am most excited about in release date order. Book covers from Goodreads and movie posters from IMDB. Descriptions are also from IMDB.

THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

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What it’s about: Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

When’s it out? January 15

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Seth Grahame-Smith

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What it’s about: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.

When’s it out? February 5

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

DEADPOOL, created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld

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What it’s about: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

When’s it out? February 12

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, based on several comics

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What it’s about: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

When’s it out? March 25

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

SUICIDE SQUAD, based on the organization in DC Comics

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What it’s about: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

When’s it out? August 5

Watch the trailer & find out more on IMDB.

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

What it’s about: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.

When’s it out? October 14

Find out more on IMDB.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J.K. Rowling

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What it’s about: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

When’s it out? November 18

Find out more on IMDB.

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs

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What it’s about: Teenager Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

When’s it out? December 25

Find out more on IMDB.

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

What it’s about: A teenage girl misses her flight at JFK Airport and meets a young British guy who may turn out to be her true love.

When’s it out? 2016

Find out more on IMDB.

LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green

Looking for Alaska

What it’s about: A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.

When’s it out? 2016

Find out more on IMDB.

Which book to movie adaptations are you looking forward to seeing?