Monday, October 3, 2016

Watch | Read | Listen {October 2016}

Hello October! October is one of my favorite months: the changing leaves, the crisp air, the seasonal food, the fall fashion! With summer finally gone, it also means the reemergence of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Summer seems to be for contemporary, but fall and winter for exploring new worlds and times while cuddled at home with hot tea. Who else agrees? 

I'm not on a book buying ban, but I am trying to be selective of which books I get, so right now I'm only planning on getting the new illustrated Chamber of Secrets and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, but I'm sure that will change because resisting new books is hard work guys. 


The Girl on the Train
Based on a novel of the same name; Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), an alcoholic who divorced her husband Tom (Justin Theroux) after she caught him cheating on her, takes the train to work daily. She fantasizes about the relationship of her neighbors, Scott and Megan Hipwell (Luke Evans and Hayley Bennett), during her commute. That all changes when she witnesses something from the train window and Megan is found to be missing, presumed dead. {Watch the trailer} I wasn't wowed by the novel at all, but in this case the movie looks better than the book. (October 7)

The Accountant 
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a forensic accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise. {Watch the trailer} My brother Ben is an accountant, so of course my family wants to see a movie about a CPA assassin. Plus, it does look pretty bad ass. (October 14)

Keeping Up With The Joneses
The Gaffneys (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher), a suburban couple, become embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that the Joneses (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot), their seemingly perfect new neighbors, are governmental secret agents. {Watch the trailer} Humor and action? Count me in! (October 21)

Based on a novel of the same name; Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) awakens in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has transpired over the last few days. He suddenly finds himself, once again, the target of a major manhunt. With the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) and his knowledge of symbology, Langdon will try to regain his freedom and lost memories, all while solving the most intricate riddle he's ever faced. {Watch the trailer} I really like the Robert Langdon books, but this one I wasn't a big fan of, unfortunately. (October 28)

Other movies coming out:
  • The Birth of a Nation (Oct 7)
  • Blue Jay (Oct 7)
  • Under the Shadow (Oct 7)
  • Coming Through the Rye (Oct 14)
  • Kevin Hart: What Now? (Oct 14)
  • Max Steel (Oct 14)
  • Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise (Oct 14)
  • American Pastoral (Oct 21)
  • I'm Not Ashamed (Oct 21)
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Oct 21)
  • The Eagle Huntress (Oct 28)
  • Rings (Oct 28)
Books & Music -- October 2016
  • Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa -- Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Indeed, her kaleidoscopic eyes may very well give her away to the ruthless Center government. (October 4)
  • Iron Cast by Destiny Soria -- It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada perform for the crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes how precarious their position is. (October 11)
  • The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunanti -- Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disorder, almost triumphed once; that was her first suicide attempt. Being bipolar is forever. It never goes away. The med du jour might work right now, but Zero will be back for her. (October 11)
  • Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff -- Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. (October 18)
  • Tattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen -- A year ago, Rem Braithwaite watched his classmate Franklin Kettle commit a horrific crime. Rem’s mother selects Franklin as a test subject for an experimental brain procedure intended to “cure” him of his cruel and violent impulses. Suddenly Rem’s memories of that day start coming back to the surface. (October 18)
  • The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levitathan -- Dash and Lily have had a tough year. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December. (October 18)
  • Cloudwish by Fiona Wood -- Vân Uoc tries to stick to her reality-keeping a low profile as a scholarship student at her prestigious Melbourne private school, managing her mother's PTSD from a traumatic emigration from Vietnam, and admiring Billy from afar. Until she makes a wish that inexplicably (possibly magically) comes true. Billy actually notices her. (October 18)
  • Bionic by Suzanne Weyn -- Mira has always almost had it all until a horrible car accident. The only way the doctors can help is to try experimental prosthetics and chips that are implanted directly into her brain. It's a huge risk, but after months of testing and therapy, Mira is back, and better than ever. But soon her friends turn against her. Is Mira human, or is she somehow something other? (October 25)
  • A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith -- No one knows how to handle Reiko. She is full of hatred. After a failed suicide attempt at her home in Seattle, Reiko's parents send her to spend the summer with family in Japan, hoping she will learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping backward in time into the nineteenth-century life of Miyu. (October 25)
  • The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet by Natasha Farrant -- Lydia is the youngest of the five Bennet girls. She's stubborn, never listens, and can't seem to keep her mouth shut. She's bored with her country life. Luckily, the handsome Wickham arrives at Longbourn to sweep her off her feet. (October 25)

What are you looking forward to this month?

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