Monday, May 4, 2015

Watch | Read | Listen {May 2015}

I think I need to live at the movies this month! I think I'm just going to camp out at the movie theater so I can always have the best seat in the house. I saw Age of Ultron this past weekend and the other two I absolutely need to see are Pitch Perfect 2 and Tomorrowland (there's actually a prequel book called Before Tomorrowland that was released by Disney). 


Avengers: Age of Ultron
When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)  jumpstarts a a peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's heroes (Chis Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johannson, Chris Evans, and Jeremy Renner) are put to the test to save the planet from the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader). {Watch the trailer.} Saw it this past weekend and loved it! (May 1)

Before I Wake
Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) take a sweet 8-year-old, but Cody is terrified of falling asleep because his dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. Jessie and Mark experience the wonder and horror of it and go on a hunt to uncover the truth of Cody's nightmares. {Watch the trailer.} I'm not normally one for horror, but this looks really interesting. (May 8)

Pitch Perfect 2
The Barden Bellas, the all-girls acapella group, are back with old and new members. They'll stop at nothing to win an international singing competition. Featuring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and directed by Elizabeth Banks. {Watch the trailer.} NEED TO SEE THIS! (May 15)

Two people bound by destiny -- jaded genius Frank (George Clooney) and optimistic and curious Casey (Britt Robertson) embark on a dangerous mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space called "Tomorrowland." {Watch the trailer.} Doesn't this movie look so cool? (May 22)

Barely Lethal 
Megan Walsh (Hailee Steinfeld) has spent her entire life in a special school learning to be a special ops agent, but on her first mission she sees the typical American life she years for and fakes her own death in order to have a normal life, but she learns school can be even more difficult than international espionage. {Watch the trailer.} Okay, yes, the premise is a bit ridiculous, but sometimes you just need to watch silly and fun movies. (May 29)

Other movies coming out:
  • Far From the Maddening Crowd (May 1)
  • 5 Flights Up (May 8)
  • Hot Pursuit (May 8)
  • Maggie (May 8)
  • Dark Star (May 15)
  • Every Secret Thing (May 15)
  • The Good Kill (May 15)
  • Mad Max (May 15)
  • Time Lapse (May 15)
  • Aloft (May 22)
  • Infinitely Polar Bear (May 22)
  • Poltergeist (May 22)
  • Gemma Bovery (May 29)
  • San Andreas (May 29)
Books & Music -- May 2015
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas -- When huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. (May 5)
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass -- A sequel to the Selection series, Princess Eadlyn's own Selection is here, but she doesn’t expect hers to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. (May 5)
  • Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos {review here} -- Teens are the gatekeepers of culture. A top fashion label employs Marla to dictate hot new clothing trends, but really she's a pawn in a calculated but seductive system of corporate control. (May 5)
  • The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs {review here} -Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life. (May 12)
  • Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer -- Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. (May 19)
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik -- Agnieszka loves her quiet village, but her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep the dark powers of the Wood at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. (May 19)
Mumford & Son's Wilder Mind (May 4) | Pitcher Perfect 2 (May 12) 

What are you looking forward to this month?

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  1. ElleSees.blogspot.comMay 4, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    i almost picked up material girls the other day!!

  2. I think living at the movie theater for a month sounds good! There are so many movies coming out that I want to see!

  3. I think I'm going to have to see Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters! The first one was just SO GOOD. Seeing Avengers on Thursday and I can't wait!

  4. That's awesome that you liked the Avengers movie. My husband and I want to go see it soon! Tomorrowland really does look super cool!


  5. I hope you like it! It's a fun adventure!

  6. I LOVED the first Pitch Perfect so much because I'll always remember that I saw it with my two best friends and then after we went to one of my friend's homes and found these old letters from the 50s in her garage. Kind of random, but it always reminds me of that. Hope you love Avengers!

  7. No one will know if I bring a camping bag and sleep in there, right? ;)

  8. I'm excited to read the book! I'm saving it for my plane ride to Pittsburgh!

  9. You should read it! I really feel like you would enjoy it!

  10. I saw Avengers last weekend too. I can't wait for Pitch Perfect!!

  11. I really can't wait for Pitch Perfect 2 and its soundtrack album!!! I think Pitch Perfect 1 is the best comedy film ever and the soundtrack album is my favourite.

    Dara | Hola Darla | @DarlaOct


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