NaNo Day 9: Movies I’m Excited to See

I didn’t get as much written yesterday as I’d ultimately hoped for, but at the least I didn’t fall more behind. And I managed to get everything else done yesterday that I needed to! (Yay for small victories.)

I’m now at 13.3k in NaNoWriMo, which is only a little under 2k below where I meant to be by today. And I don’t have as much going on today as I did last Monday, so hopefully I’ll actually have a chance to write during a sane hour! (Although I also have to do some homework and catch up on work for the extra-curriculars that I’m running this year, so that’ll take a lot of my free time.) (But shhh.)

In my contemporary film industry class, we discussed today how Spectre finally dropped The Martian from the top spot in the U.S. box office, after a whole month as #1. Talking about box office dynamics and all that got me thinking about which movies will probably take over the #1 spot in the next few months–which then got me also thinking about which movies coming out over the next few months (whether they’re likely to break box office records or not) I am ABSOLUTELY DYING TO SEE.

So: My 2015 list of Movies I’m Excited to See.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Release Date: November 20, 2015

What It’s About: The Girl on Fire sets everything else on fire.

Why I’m Excited: No duh.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18, 2015

What It’s About: I mean.

Why I’m Excited: See answer to this question under Mockingjay Part 2.

Bridge of Spies

Release Date: October 16, 2015 (Out Now)

What It’s About: The CIA taps on an ordinary American lawyer during the Cold War to represent a Soviet spy in court, in an effort to ultimately facilitate an exchange for a captured American pilot.

Why I’m Excited: I love spy stuff and I love stuff based on true stories and I love Tom Hanks. Basically, this movie was made for me. (And you too, if you also like that kind of stuff!)

The Good Dinosaur

Release Date: November 25, 2015

What It’s About: I actually have no idea what this movie is about. BUT:

Why I’m Excited: Pixar and dinosaurs? Sign me up.


Release Date: December 25, 2015

What It’s About: This movie follows a powerful and corrupt family across four generations, as one woman (Joy) founds a business dynasty.

Why I’m Excited: Let’s be honest: I’ll watch anything Jennifer Lawrence is in, at this point.


What movies are you excited about? Anything I missed that I should add?

Goal for Today: 2,000 + 2,000 (from Friday)

Overall Goal: 17,000

Current Word Count: 13,368