Week In Media: 10 Cloverfield Lane, One Million Bullets, Magicians Trilogy, & Good Girl

The magic of 10 Cloverfield Lane is that the ads don’t tell you anything. I won’t tell you anything, either — because that’ll ruin some of the fun. This movie is tense and unforgettable. There isn’t a moment you’ll feel safe to go to the bathroom. You will hold your pee inside happily.


Sia’s latest release, This Is Acting, is a maelstrom of raw emotion. Its songs were each written for someone else, but Sia kept them for herself. Their assorted musical genres are strung together by intensity and passion. It’s a richly rounded-out collection, worth a listen.


The release of SyFy’s The Magicians inspired me to re-read Lev Grossman’s series. I was a different person at their time of release; a more depressed, moody person. As such, I didn’t notice what a whiny prat the protagonist was. Quentin’s prissiness, and the other characters’ reactions to it, are hilarious.

The Magicians trilogy has amazing world-building. I’m daunted by how much thought Grossman put into this series. Even if you don’t like Quentin (you won’t), you should visit for universe creation alone.


I did not love Good Girl like the rest of this list. The adverts for this are basically “Did you like Gone Girl? Read this next!” I liked Gone Girl, so I tried this.


It’s like Gone Girl — minus the spiky characterization, multi-twist plot, or sense of drama. (This was a library book, thankfully.)

Yes, I know: the “Girl” naming trend is confusing as fuck. (i.e. Good Girl, Gone Girl, Girl On The Train, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).

My elementary school best friend and I disagree on this book. (She thinks this book is pretty great, even better than Gone Girl.) Regardless, if you don’t like any of these “Girl” books, just steer clear.

Did you like any of these? Do you recommend anything?