BUT ACTUAL HUMANS ARE DOING SOME AWESOME STUFF, TOO:
Kay Cannon, Blockers
The writer of the Pitch Perfect movies—not to mention the tragically underrated Netflix series Girlboss—drops her latest “hell yes, women are hilarious” flick. Blockers is about three parents trying to prevent their kids from having sex on prom night. Don’t worry, it’s smarter than it sounds. Kind of.
Lorrie Moore, See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Brought together for the first time, the essays in this non-fiction collection from one of America’s brightest literary lights discuss novels (naturally), television, the environment and the absurdity of politics. Some fiction writers should stick with fiction. Moore is very welcome here.
Diablo Cody, Tully
The Oscar-winning writer teams up with director Jason Reitman (for the third time) for another film about the complications of parenthood. Charlize Theron (in non-glamour mode) bonds with her nanny, who is played by upand-coming Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis. It’s like a sequel to Juno—only, not at all.