February 22, 2016 • Movies & Film
It's Oscars season, and one of the few opportunities for regular theater-goers to enjoy short films on the big screen. There's a special place in our hearts for these bite-sized narratives in both film and book format, so we've made a list of short stories that should be made into short films.
February 22, 2016 • Movies & Film, Classics, Fiction
No doubt everyone in the United States is familiar with the Salem Witch Trials. The story has been the inspiration of many a tale, including the newly released horror film, The Witch. And to make the story even stranger, 1692 was a leap year and arrest warrants were issued for Tituba, Sarah Osbourne, and Sarah Good on Feb 29th. With all this mind, we at Quirk wanted to take a look at the many witches that have cast a spell on our pop culture, and how they would fare in a good old-fashioned cage match.
February 5, 2016 • Movies & Film, Zombies
I’ve spent the last seven years answering questions about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, so at this point there should be nothing left to say.
But the Hollywood adaptation hits theaters today, and Julie Leung, our social media manager, asked me to write a blog post commemorating the occasion, so here I am. And as it happens, there is one story about the publication of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies that I’ve never told anyone.
February 1, 2016 • Movies & Film, Star Wars, Crafting, Geek
Image from Pottermore.com
Here at Quirk we’ve spent the past week scouring the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links. Whether you are looking for your local wizarding school or some Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-inspired swag, we’re sure to have something to make your day a little brighter.
January 21, 2016 • Movies & Film
Chloë Moretz starring in The 5th Wave, based on the Rick Yancey novel, made us realize we haven’t done a round-up of her bookish movies and we needed to get on that STAT! Here we have a super talented and lovely woman who kicked her way into our hearts in the unforgettable role of Hit-Girl and already has, according to IMDb, 57 acting credits!
That’s a lot of work to have under her eighteen-year-old belt and a surprisingly huge amount of literary roles.