January 24, 2017 • Movies & Film, Television
Felicity Jones is everywhere these days. In addition to her leading role in Rogue One, she’s one of the stars of this month’s A Monster Calls, based on the young adult novel by Patrick Ness and adapted for the screen by the author himself. And what a treat that must have been – to work directly with the imaginative mind of Patrick Ness and become immersed in the world of his award-winning novel. But Felicity Jones is no stranger to literary film roles. With Northanger Abbey, The Diary of Anne Frank, and, yes, even The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on her resume, it’s clear she’s a natural fit to translate the rich world of a novel to the silver screen. Here are some of our favorites.
January 19, 2017 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Politics, Television
We have seen fictional presidents do everything from single-handedly defeating terrorists to saving the world from aliens, but rarely do we get to witness the one act they all must have performed at some point -- their inauguration speech.
January 9, 2017 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Travel, Fiction
December 19, 2016 • Movies & Film, Fiction, Geek
Ah, the holidays. It’s a time to relax, to stuff yourself with delicious food, to spend time to with friends and family, and to…commit the perfect crime. Right?
It may sound a bit jarring, but the film version of Assassin’s Creed (which steals into movie theaters on December 21st) is not the first work to identify the link between the holidays and crime-related capers. Some of the best holiday tales are full of mischief and creative law-breaking! And here at Quirk, we have some particular favorites. Here are the ones that keep us coming back year after year.
December 14, 2016 • Movies & Film, Humor, Geek
Han: Tell me again what we’re doing here?
Leia: We agreed to watch some movie trailers for December releases.
Han: What is a movie trailer? What’s December? I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Rey: A movie trailer is a short video made to entice you to watch a movie, which is a two-hour story acted out on screen. And December is one Earth-month.
Han: I like this girl.
Finn: She’s all right.