March 2017 Releases On My Radar

Posted March 3, 2017 by Melody in On My Radar / 0 Comments

So what’s releasing this month that I’m excited about? As far as movie theater releases go, I’m highly anticipating The Shack, Before I Fall, Logan, Kong: Skull Island, and Power Rangers.

As a Christian, I’m very much looking forward to The Shack. Before I Fall is the movie adaptation of the novel of the same title written by my favorite YA author, Lauren Oliver and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the adaptation so I am very excited to see this. X-Men is one of my favorites when it comes to comic book stories so I am definitely up to see Logan. But if we’re talking about being in a fandom, I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self that a Power Rangers movie will one day indeed come to the big screen…and even though it may not be exactly what I hope, it will b awesome. Or maybe I should wait to see that to put that hope out there? But I am so psyched to see this movie. And then there’s Kong: Skull Island. I don’t know what it is about King Kong movies but I am always there for it!

In Blu-ray/DVD releases, Moana is finally going to be available to own! Woo! Who else is counting down the days?! I didn’t get to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters so I’m looking forward to adding this to my collection. I’m really excited to be able to soon see Miss Sloane and A Monster Calls, the latter of which got very little promotion which is a shame, so I hope it finds new life when it becomes more widely available to audiences.

On the TV side, the first seasons of Insecure: and Master of None: both release on blu-ray/DVD this month and that’s all that matters on the TV release front as far as I’m concerned. Lots of shows are coming back from winter hiatus to make their mid-season premieres this month, which is exciting. Even more exciting, the new shows we’ll get to check out like Making History on Fox – stay tuned for my review! The show is great and not to be missed if you’re looking for something silly to take your mind off of the messiness of the world right now.

As for books… there are many great books coming out this month but I only want to highlight three. Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry is a middle grade novel in verse that follows a girl with Tourette syndrome as she starts a new school. It is absolutely beautiful! I read an early draft of the book two years ago as a literary intern and I cannot wait to own and read the finished copy. This is a definite must read. Then, there’s Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta, which I have been eagerly awaiting ever since I finished reading Lunetta’s duology, In the After and In the End. She blew me away with the duology! If there’s any author whose work I’ve read before, loved, and I’ve been looking forward to reading more from them – and I know that I will indeed get the chance to read more from them this year, Lunetta is the author whose words I’m most looking forward to reading. Finally, theres’s How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh, better known as IISuperwomanII on YouTube. I’ve been following her YouTube journey for many years and have been hoping that she would release a book, since, after all, of all of the YouTubers who have released books in the past handful of years, not many of them have actually written the books themselves. She is a comedian. She is a writer. So I know that she legit wrote this book, legit put her heart and soul into this work. So I am very, very, very much excited to read this and proud of all of her success thus far. Go, Lilly!

What are you anticipating this month?

March 1, 2017
Books
* Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs
* Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy
Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek The Amazing Creations of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore by Michael Westmore with Jake Page

March 3, 2017
Movies in Theaters
The Shack
Before I Fall
Logan
Table 19
The Last Word

March 7, 2017
Books
* The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
* You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
* Ultimatum by K.M. Walton
* The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
* The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
* Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict, created by Patrick Ness
* The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
* Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
* The Walking Dead, Vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
* Lies We Believe About God by Wm. Paul Young
* Madame President by Helene Cooper
* Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
* Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer
* The Roanoke Girls
by Amy Engel
* Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
The Americans: The Complete 4th Season
The Jamie Foxx Show: The Complete Second Season

Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
* Moana
* Jackie

March 9, 2017
Movies in Theaters
Uncertain (Limited)

March 10, 2017
Movies in Theaters
Kidnap
Kong: Skull Island
Personal Shopper
This Beautiful Fantastic
The Other Half (Limited)
My Scientology Movie (Limited)

March 14, 2017
Books
* Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Giant Days Vol. 4 by John Allison, Illustrations by Max Sarin, with Whitney Cogar, Lissa Treiman &, Liz Fleming
Pilot X by Tom Merritt

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
Z Nation: Season 3

Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
* Fences
* Passengers
* Elle

March 16, 2017
Movies in Theaters
Beauty and the Beast

March 17, 2017
Movies in Theaters
13 Minutes (Limited)
Atomica (Limited)

March 21, 2017
Books
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
* My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon
* The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
* Hellworld by Tom Leveen
Star’s End by Cassandra Rose Clarke
* Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller

TV on Blu-ray/DVD
Insecure: The Complete First Season
Master of None: Season One

Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
* Miss Sloane
* Sing

March 24, 2017
Movies in Theaters
Power Rangers
Bokeh
Life
Victor: The Power of Faith
CHIPS
In Search of Israeli Cuisine (Limited)

March 28, 2017
Books
* Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
* Overturned by Lamar Giles
* 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent
* The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
* A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
* Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Horizon by Scott Westerfeld
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan, Art by Fiona Staples
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
* The Body Market by Donna Freitas

Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
* Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
* A Monster Calls
* Patriots’ Day
* Monster High: Electrified

March 31, 2017
Movies in Theaters
The Zookeeper’s Wife (Limited)
Here Alone (Limited)

What new releases are you anticipating this month?

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