April 22, 2019 • Geek, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The end draws nigh. After a decade of action packed adventure, the Infinity Saga is coming to its conclusion this month with the release of Avengers: Endgame. It has been a long and winding road to the final battle between the original six Avengers and Thanos, the being who has been pulling the strings on the world’s greatest heroes, but after 22 movies, the time has finally come to bring a close to things. As the original Avengers prepare to pass the torch of Earth’s defenders, they are going to need an exit plan for what to do in their golden years. With that in mind, we at Quirk are offering up some post superhero life plans.
April 18, 2019 • Fiction, Relationships
Netflix is full of surprises this month. First, they announce the Beyoncé film Homecoming with nothing more than a week’s notice. And then they release Someone Great, a romcom starring none other than Gina Rodriquez and Lakeith Stanfield. (Damn!) Not only does this movie boast an incredible cast – did we mention Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise also star? – it also turns the romcom genre on its head. Instead of following a love story, Someone Great follows a breakup. Which got us thinking about all the truly for-the-best breakups in literature.
Minor spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution!
April 16, 2019 • Reference: Media & Celebrities, Television
It’s hard not to love Mister Rogers. He taught us how to imagine, how to be a good neighbor, and, without us even noticing it, how to be a kind people. The lessons we learned from this wonderful man have stuck with us through adulthood. And yes, we did cry all the way through Won’t You Be My Neighbor? last year. We even published a book about him, pairing Fred Rogers own songwriting with beautiful illustrations by Luke Flowers: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. But we’re not the only Mister Rogers fans out there. Many many celebrities have expressed their love for the man. And who could blame them?
April 15, 2019 • Movies & Film
Have you ever noticed that action stars and superheroes have never stopped to practice self-care? Not one of our heroes ever has to go to the bathroom or grab a quick bite to stave off hunger. Let’s imagine for a moment if they acted like humans and took time out of fighting or killing someone to relieve and nourish themselves.
April 15, 2019 • Movies & Film, Reference: Media & Celebrities
We really really love The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston. In this wildly imaginative adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper, Imogen Lovelace is a teenager on a mission. All she wants is to save her favorite Starfield character, Princess Amara. She’s got the ExcelsiCon map memorized, the #SaveAmara hashtag trending, and so much merch to give away. But there’s one problem: Jessica Stone, the actress playing the role, wants nothing to do with the campaign. In fact, she’d rather her character remain dead. (Yikes!) Which got us thinking: who would we like to see switch places for our own entertainment? And the answer was easy: Emma Thompson and Emma Watson.