hr_maleficent_pI am a movie junky. More like, I’m obsessed with films. It’s pretty rampant. It has to do with still wanting to be told stories, just not in written form. It’s hard to be this deep in the business and still find myself transported by a book. Too much looking by the curtain at the wizard!

This year, I’m looking for a couple films in particular. They include Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Lucy.

The lone original concept film is Lucy, but who can resist Scarlett Johansson as a complete and total badass? Aside from Scarlett’s one “get me out of here” come hither look, everything she does could’ve been portrayed by a male actor. That equality of butt-kicking is super appealing.

Here’s the trailer:

Meanwhile, I’ve enjoyed Scarlett as the most entertaining part of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was leaps and bounds better than his origin story. (Yes, I’m completely hooked on the whole Avengers universe of films. I’ve always had a thing about Marvel superheroes!)