Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To See, Hear, And Read In January

Run the Jewels 3, the return of director Ben Affleck and season 2 of Full Frontal are just some of what’s coming.

Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To See, Hear, And Read In January

Once upon a time, Co.Create put together a statistical, 100% scientific analysis proving that January is the weirdest month of the year for movies. This study coincided with the release of Mortdecai, a film about Johnny Depp’s bracingly eccentric mustache, but it also shed light on the phenomenon of either a new Underworld or Resident Evil chapter, along with some true cinematic abominations like Kangaroo Jack, always ringing in the new year. Well, it is with no small pleasure that we announce Hollywood has indeed done it again, releasing into the wild a flock of flicks that could only come out in the dead of winter—including both an Underworld AND a Resident Evil entry, along with Monster Trucks, the film about trucks that are indeed monsters, destined to be the Kangaroo Jack of its time. Worry not, though, because even if this January’s movie offerings form a typically mixed bag of nuts, the supply of music and TV on hand will no doubt captivate, with new work from the xx and Run the Jewels, and the premiere of Tom Hardy’s foray into TV, Taboo. Here’s what else you’ll be watching and listening to while keeping warm this winter.


Movies In Theaters

Movies To Watch At Home

Albums You Should Hear


Things To Watch On Your TV Or Computer

Books To Read

  • In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary, out on January 9.
  • Clownfish Blues: a Novel by Tim Dorsey, out on January 23.
  • 4 3 2 1: a Novel by Paul Auster, out on January 30.
  • Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner, out on January 30.

[Photo Mash Up: Adriana C. Sánchez for Fast Company; Source Photos: Taboo: Robert Viglasky, courtesy of FX; Live By Night: Claire Folger, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Bastards: Daniel McFadden, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Ilze Kitshoff, courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment; Underworld: Blood Wars: Larry Horricks, courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment; The Mick: Pamela Littky, courtesy of FOX; Emerald City: Michael Muller, courtesy of NBC; One Day At A Time: Michael Yarish, courtesy of Netflix; 74th Golden Globe Awards: Art Streiber, courtesy of NBC; Jeff & Some Aliens: courtesy of Comedy Central; The Young Pope: Gianni Fiorito, courtesy of HBO; Victoria: courtesy of ITV Plc]

About the author

Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.