Monday, March 2, 2015

Watch | Read | Listen {March 2015}

It is a very good month for entertainment, my friends! There are incredible films, novels, and albums coming out the next four weeks, and I for one am very excited about it. I just know I'll be going to the theaters at least twice this month (for Cinderella and Insurgent) and popping into my local library to get my hands on The Wicked Will Rise


The director of District 9 and Elysium is now telling the story of Chappie, a gift and special robot who is smart and can be influenced by his surroundings. He is the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself, but a powerful force wants him to be the last of his kind. Starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, and Hugh Jackman. (Watch the trailer.) Neill Blomkamp's films have heart and make you think about society and are always amazing.  (March 6)

Disney is once again bringing to life the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. The 1950s animated classic is being brought to life in this live-action story of a young woman (Lily James) who is mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and finds love (Richard Madden) in an unlikely place. (Watch the trailer.) This film looks absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see it! (March 13)

The Cobbler
Adam Sandler plays a cobbler who works in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. When his machine breaks, he goes into the basement and unearths a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world with a fresh perspective. (Watch the trailer.) This comedy looks heartwarming and very funny. (March 13)

The second in the Divergent series and based on the book by Veronica Roth, Insurgent continues the story of Tris (Shaine Woodley) and Four (Theo James), now fugitives being hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), as they fight to stay alive, to stop the power-hungry Erudite elite, and make their world a better place. (Watch the trailer.) Yes yes yes! You can bet I'll be seeing this! (March 20)

Based on the book by Ron Rash, in North Carolina in the 1920s, George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence) are newly-weds who build a timber empire. The Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their love and ambitions, but when Serena discovers George's hidden past, their marriage begins to crumble. (Watch the trailer.) I've heard this film in incredible. (March 27)

Other movies coming out:

  • The Drop Box (March 3)
  • Grey Gardens (March 6)
  • The Second Best Marigold Hotel (March 6)
  • Unfinished Business (March 6)
  • It Follows (March 13)
  • The Wrecking Crew (March 13)
  • Danny Collins (March 20)
  • The Gunman (March 20)
  • The Walking Deceased (March 20)
  • Get Hard (March 27)
  • A Girl Like Her (March 27)
  • Home (March 27)
Books & Music -- March 2015
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro -- Now that the Romans have left Britain, Axl and Beatrice, elderly Britons, decide to embark on a journey across the troubled land to find the son they have not seen in years. Soon a Saxon warrior, an orphan, and a knight become their travel companions. (March 3)
  • Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver -- Two sisters' lives are changed forever when Dara's beautiful face is scarred by an accident. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks it's just a joke until she realizes that another girl has disappeared too. (March 10)
  • Prudence by Gail Carriger -- When Prudence (aka Rue) is given a dirigible (airship), she names it the Spotted Custard and flies to India in search of the perfect cup of tea, but she stumbles upon dissidents, a kidnapped wife, and Scottish werewolves. (March 17)
  • Big Hero 6, Vol. 1 by Haruki Ueno & Disney -- Hiro wants to be an inventor like his brother, but after his brother's death Hiro consoles himself by turning to his brother's last invention, a healthcare robot named Baymax. (March 24)
  • The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige -- The sequel continues Amy's mission to take back a corrupted Oz from the power-hungry and evil Dorothy. (March 31)
  • One Plus One by Jojo Moyes -- Jess' life sucks -- her husband is gone, her stepson is being bullied, and her math-whiz daughter has an opportunity she can't afford -- until the tech billionare, whose home she cleans, offers to help, but he's got problems of his own. (March 31)
  • At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen -- After disgracing themselves at a high society party in Philly in 1944, Madeline and her husband Ellis are cut off financially by his father. Ellis and his friend believe the only way to get back into favor is by succeeding where his father failed: by hunting down the Loch Ness monster. (March 31)
Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece (March 3) | Bradi Carlile's The Firewatcher's Daughter (March 3)
Madonna's Rebel Heart (March 10) | Marina and the Diamonds' Froot (March 16)
Death Cab for Cutie's Kintsugi (March 31)

What are you looking forward to?

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  1. I'm so excited to Cinderella! Serena looks like a good one too!


  2. I can't wait for Cinderella!

  3. ElleSees.blogspot.comMarch 2, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    truly appreciate this huge round up of movies and books to look forward to! i see lots of movies that i can't wait to check out!

  4. Can't wait to see Insurgent! I'm sure I'll Netflix some of the others (Chappie and Serena for sure!); we tend to be super picky about what movies we see in theaters because $$$. And yay, new books to look through! :)

  5. I can't wait for Cinderella! I'm especially excited for the Frozen short.

  6. There's just too many things to see!! I got an unlimited cinema card at the weekend so I want to see as many things as possible. I really want to start watching Agent Carter!

  7. Yes! I'm ready to see all of those movies, especially Divergent. :)

  8. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)March 2, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    I'm really looking forward to Insurgent, and I do fancy Cinderella, too.

  9. Definitely looking forward to seeing Cinderella and Insurgent! I hope Insurgent is better than the first Divergent movie because that movie put me to sleep. Haha. I like lists like these. I can't wait for your next one!

  10. Cinderella is definitely my most anticipated this month, but I'm also really looking forward to The Second Best Marigold Hotel. I hadn't seen anything on The Cobbler, but that sounds wonderful too! So many new books out this month that I want to read too, but I'm trying to get caught up on my TBR pile first.

  11. Oh, I always love your recommendations! So many good movies to see! I love both Jojo Moyes and Sara Gruen and can't wait to check out their books.

  12. I really want to see Cinderella! It looks so good!


  13. I really want to see Cinderella because I'm a huge Disney nerd. lol! I hadn't heard of The Cobbler, I will definitely watch the trailer for that one now. I can't wait for that Jojo Moyes book to come out. I've heard so many good things about her books, and I've had this one on my "to read" list for a while now on Goodreads. lol

  14. I can't WAIT for Cinderella! I was supposed to go to a screening for it tonight but I have to work (boo) but I'll definitely be seeing it when it comes out! I also want to see Serena (this is Bradley Copper/Jennifer Lawrence's third film together! Since the other two were so AMAZING, I have high hopes for this one!) <3

  15. I'm really excited to see Chappie!

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

  16. Cinderella is going to be amazing! Also Vanishing Girls and At the Water's Edge are on my to read list.

  17. I also judge a book by it's cover!! Some covers are just so pretty!!

  18. J.Law and Bradley Cooper can seriously do no wrong!!

  19. At first I thought The Cobbler was going to be another stupid movie from Adam Sandler, but it actually looks great!

  20. I need to see The Best Marigold Hotel! I saw the trailer for the sequel and it looks great!

  21. Thanks!! I love putting together this monthly post!

  22. Agent Carter is AMAZING! She's such a bad ass lady!

  23. I love Frozen, so I'm excited about that too!

  24. I totally understand! Movies are so expensive that I try to go during the matinee times!

  25. I wish we lived closer so we could see Cinderella together!

  26. Yeah, his last few movies were stinkers, for sure. I love his old ones like Happy Gilmore. lol!

  27. I ended up seeing it on Saturday and it was so good! I actually didn't realize it was a sequel until later in the weekend and now I'm looking forward to that too.


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