Staff Recommendations – December 2015

While the holidays kept the Adaptation staff pretty busy, we took a break from the crazy to indulge in some fun and recommend it to you!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

If you’re one of the 5 people in the world that hasn’t seen Star Wars yet, go see Star Wars.

If you’ve already seen Star Wars, go see it again.

If you’ve already seen it again, calm down.

Ryan and Corey

Don’t calm down. See it a third time. No one’s judging.

Kendyl

Man Up (2015)

I just watched a film called Man Up, a rom-com starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. Its about a woman in her thirties who’s become rather cynical about love, when she’s mistaken for someone else’s blind date…and just runs with it. It’s fairly standard for the genre, funny yet insightful, and some parts had me groaning and covering my eyes with embarrassment. But in addition to the romantic main plot, it’s about taking life and living it to its fullest—and I appreciated the reminder.

-Jess

Quantico, in it’s first season on ABC

I’ve started watching Quantico, which has a really interesting format as well as a really cool premise. It focuses on main character Alex Parrish, an FBI agent who is framed for committing a major terrorist attack in Grand Central Station. Evidence from her own investigation indicates that the person doing the framing is from her class of FBI trainees at Quantico six months prior. As you may have determined, this show splits the timeline between present events and past events, yet the past events are presented in such a way that they are not really flashbacks; they’re just as important as what is happening in the present—and sometimes, even more interesting. It’s a good show so far, and I’m looking forward to when it comes off hiatus.

-Jenn

 

Adult Coloring Books, (preferably of the geeky variety, like Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Harry Potter)

They are fun, relaxing, and give you chance to be creative! Give a Dothraki screamer a fabulous quiver. Make Hermione a Slytherin. Give R2-D2 a color scheme of your own choosing. Or be boring like us and color everything the way it really looks. Who cares? It’s your coloring book! You get to decide. Not sure why they needed to put “adult” on the cover for us to rediscover this glorious pastime, but I’m glad they did!

-Kendyl and Ryan


That’s it for us this month, but be sure to leave your own recommendations in the comments!

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2 responses to “Staff Recommendations – December 2015

  1. I second the coloring books. It is great meditation and/or break from a stressful moment! It’s just good zen.

    Also, definitely no judging on seeing Star Wars multiple times, considering I saw LOTR: Return of the King six times in theaters 😋

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