Happy July, friends! (How is it already July?!?)


Stephanie wrote up a Stream It on Little Monsters, in which the ever-delightful Lupita Nyong’o fights zombies.

And have you read this week’s Book Reports?

Book-Related Things

“Healthy romanticism is loving yourself enough to know that you deserve what you desire.”

“Tasmanian ‘book detective’ reunites customers with long-lost books and beloved childhood titles.”

“23 Books To Read If You Loved The Summer I Turned Pretty—you know, if you didn’t already read the source material.

Onscreen Things

Marcel the Shell did an Alamo Drafthouse Don’t Talk PSA!

Teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2.

Teaser trailer for Angie Thomas’s On the Come Up. (Read Jennie’s review here.)

This is the movie we need right now. Jai bless these two.

Vampire Academy arrives on Peacock Sept. 15, as well as some Pitch Perfect Bumper thing nobody asked for.

The Diablo Cody-penned Lisa Frankenstein will star Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton.

Rashida Jones’s production company is looking to bring an adaptation of Lovesick (also known as Scrotal Recall) across the pond.

Jason Schwartzman has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes.

Multimedia Things

Jason Reynolds: Forever FYA Boyfriend.

Miscellaneous Things

This merch for the Missouri Abortion Fund is very (on-brand) cute (and supports a great cause).

Nancy Meyers’s house is in the new issue of Architectural Digest.

Good read: “How The Chicks Continue To Be Unabashedly Political.”

“Dakota Johnson on Family, Sex—And the ‘Psychotic’ Making of Fifty Shades of Grey

What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.