Thursday, March 3, 2016

WATCH, READ, PLAY: MARCH 2016

Wow, its March already. Crazy. This year is going by far quicker than I expected and has brought the Rogue and I some unexpected hiccups and excitement as well. This month I will probably spend a lot of time gaming and watching some good films. Are you excited about any of these things?

FILM & TV
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Genre: Comedy/War
Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Alfred Molina, and Martin Freeman.
In short: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (March 4th)

House of Cards Season 4
Channel: Netflix
In short: Set to focus on Frank’s (Kevin Spacey) reelection campaign (March 4th)

Once Upon A Time Spring Premiere
Channel: ABC
In short: I can’t help but love this show and all of the costumes. (March 6th)

Quantico Spring Premiere
Channel: ABC
In short: This was a surprise hit for me this year for the new fall shows. You can catch the previous part of the season on Hulu (March 6th)

Damien series premiere
Channel: A&E
In short: Starring Bradley James, after discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ. (March 7th)

10 Cloverfield Lane
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr, Mat Vairo
In short: A young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is forced to cope with her new life after waking up from a nearly fatal accident in this thriller from director Dan Trachtenberg. After narrowly avoiding serious injuries in a car wreck, Michelle (Winstead) awakens in the care of a man who claims to have found her at the scene, and who brought her to his home after a catastrophic chemical attack devastated the surrounding area. (March 11)

Allegiant
Genre:Sci-fi/ Action-Adventure
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller
In short: The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT, takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before. (March 18)

Midnight Special
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
Stars: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon
In short: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers. (March 18)

Daredevil Season 2
Channel: Netflix
In short: This season we get Elektra and the Punisher. Could be amazing. (March 18th)

The Bronze
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson
In short: A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete's star rises in town. (March 18)

The Little Prince
Genre: Animation/Fantasy
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard
In short: A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. (March 18)

Batman vs Superman
Genre: Act-Adv/Comic
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot
In short: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. (March 25)

BOOKS
Chaos Choreography (Incryptids #5) by Seanan McGuire (March 1st)
In short: Fifth book in Seanan McGuire’s funny and fast-paced urban fantasy InCryptid series featuring ballroom dancer and monster expert Verity Price. Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She’s rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster-hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her—or so she thinks. When Verity gets the call from the producers of Dance or Die, the reality show she almost won several years before, she finds the lure impossible to resist, and she and Dominic are off to L.A. for one last shot at the big time. Of course, nothing is that simple. When two contestants turn up dead, Verity will need every ally she can find with the investigation, without blowing her cover…

The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins (March 1)
In short: Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and --- with her twin, Anya --- unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland interests are divided, and greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander is tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe. However, he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden.

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (March 8th)
In short: Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer...Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (March 8th)
In short: Kill the beast. Win the girl. A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage. Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment. Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

GAMES
TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
In short: A virus has brought New York City to a standstill on Black Friday, carried by our porous, filthy, linen money. A sleeper government agency called The Division steps up to assist the infected and shoot down assailants and terrorists within the quarantined city. An involved leveling system and loot-based equipment drops encourages players to thoroughly explore of the city for the best gear, and the multiplayer aspect pushes players to cooperate to survive, or assail, one another. And there goes my week next week (March 8th)

Hitman
Platform: Xbox One, PC, PS4
In short: Hitman goes back to its roots in this installment, as a bald man in a suit, killing his target with his guns, or whatever weapon is in the area. The Hitman games feature highly detailed environments, filled with deadly hazards and traps that seem innocuous at first glance. A stylized glass chandelier over a fashion runway may not be dangerous at first, but some clever tampering and good timing can transform it into the perfect tool for the job. Hitman will be released episodically; the first episode hits shelves this month. (March 11)

Did I miss anything?

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