This Month In Media: May 2015

My movie intake this month was just movies from the last year or so, but for the most part they were good choices. Between Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, there’s been some good movies in the theaters this month. I’ve also knocked out four of the Harry Potter books this month, and I’m currently working my way through The Half-Blood Prince. I’m surprised by just how GOOD those books are, and I know I shouldn’t be given the phenomenon surrounding them, but they’re just extremely well-written and engaging, and frankly a blessing considering how many kids they’ve gotten into reading. I think one thing I really like about them is, unlike a lot of other Young Adult novels, they never talk down to the reader, which makes them just as accessible to adults.


  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • San Andreas (2015)
  • Tomorrowland (2015)
  • Divergent (2014)
  • Let’s Be Cops (2014)
  • Whiplash (2014)


  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling — in progress


  • Concert: Butch Walker at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Anberlin – “Harbinger”
  • Billy Joel – “Got to Begin Again” (an oldie, but been listening to it a lot)
  • Butch Walker – Afraid of Ghosts
  • Butch Walker – “Chrissie Hynde”
  • Butch Walker – “Sober” (another older track that’s been on repeat this month)
  • Hellyeah – “Moth”


  • King of Pops, The Post-Apocalyptic Musical at 7 Stages Theatre (Dad’s Garage; Atlanta, GA)

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