April 3, 2018 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Television
They say best friends are never more than a phone call away. But It’s 2018, so we should probably revise that to “never more than a FaceTime, Snapchat, or VR sesh away.” Even then, these fancy new methods of keeping in touch really only apply if you exist in the same dimension as your bestie, which to be frank, might not always be the case. Before passing away, Stephen Hawking co-published a final paper on the possibility of a multiverse, prompting us to wonder, can we really even say who our true best friends are? For all we know, they might not even exist in the same time or space. We tested the theory, and sure enough, in the case of these pop culture and literary icons, their perfect matches weren’t even found in the same story, let alone universe.
March 22, 2018 • Fiction, Geek Girl, Movies & Film, Television
If you follow Reese Witherspoon on Instagram, you know she loves to read. In fact, “love” might be too mild a word to describe this voracious bookworm. She founded a production company so that she could amplify the voices of female novelists and non-fiction writers, turning their books into films. She has a social media-based book club, where she encourages her followers to read her new favorite books together. (Watch out, Oprah. Just kidding, they’re genuinely friends.) Today, in honor of Reese’s birthday, we’re celebrating our very favorite literary roles from her resume. These roles range from the silly to the serious, but one they have one thing in common: they’re all excellent books. And honestly, we expect nothing less.
March 12, 2018 • Fiction, Geek Girl, Movies & Film
If you’re an avid young adult reader of any age, chances are you’ve already dream cast your favorite YA books of the last year. But with more and more YA novels being optioned for film – and going into production! – the fun doesn’t stop with carefully curated Tumblr posts and fan trailers. Mark your calendars, YA fans. Because 2018 is going to be a busy year at the movies.
March 2, 2018 • Movies & Film
Kiss, Marry, Kill is a game that's inherently weighted in the wrong direction. In it, pajama-clad contestants take turns naming celebrities, cuties, and other beings chiseled from Greek stone before deciding who they would kiss, marry, or wipe off the face of the Earth. That means 33.33% of the time, you’re making a horrific decision, and 66.6% of the time you’re being completely selfish. But what would happen if the lineup of contestants were more, let’s say, morally repugnant? That would invert things, meaning you'd need to take one for the team twice before doing humanity a solid—which makes Kiss, Marry, Kill: Literary Villains far, far more interesting a proposal.
This round: Sauron, Nagini, and Hook. Who would you kiss, marry, or kill?
March 1, 2018 • Movies & Film
Award season is in full swing, but every movie fan knows that the biggest and brightest ceremony of the year will always be the Academy Awards. The Oscars are the ultimate film award, especially the coveted Best Picture (although no one is going to sniff at an Oscar for sound editing)—and they are the perfect way for film fans to catch up on everything that they should be watching from the past twelve months. This year, the Oscar nominees are filled with movies based on books. Not too surprising, as Hollywood loves literary adaptations!
If you’re looking for a stunning film to watch this spring, with a book to read as well, look no further than these ten Oscar nominees.