Who doesn’t love traveling to new places? Unfortunately, some places we would like to visit don’t exist. Here is a list of ten fictional places we wish we could visit this summer.
Why? Because the Ewoks are adorable and badasses. They helped defeat the Empire.
Why? “Why not?” is the better question. Quidditch, Apparating, pet owls that are house-trained … Living in the wizarding world would be incredible, but Hogwarts has the added bonus of being the coolest boarding school ever. Hufflepuff pride!
3) Neptune, CA
Why? We would seek employment at Mars Investigations, but secretly, we would visit Neptune to make out with Logan (and Duncan).
4) The Red Universe
Why? Altlivia and Lincoln. Enough said. (Bonus: lots of blimps.)
Why? We want to slay some vampires and drink tea with Giles. (Of course this would be before the town was swallowed up by a Hellmouth. Obviously.)
6) Jurassic Park (with Tom Hiddleston)
Why? Because we want to see Hiddleston communicate with the velociraptors.
7) The New York Institute
Why? Because being a Shadowhunter would be freaking awesome. But mainly because we’d want to meet Jace, Clary, Alec, Simon, Magnus, and every other butt-kicking character from the Mortal Instruments series. And afterwards, we’d stop off at the London Institute circa 1878 to swoon over Will Herondale.
8) Stars Hollow
Why? It may be a small town, but it’s full of big characters. Sure, there are downsides to everyone being involved in everybody else’s lives, but really it’s like having a huge, hilarious family that all live within walking distance of each other. Plus, we would love to eat at Al’s Pancake World, no matter what kind of cuisine he was serving that week.
Why? Where else can you have coffee with Snow White and Captain Hook? I bet if we stuck around long enough, the folks from Star Wars would eventually show up. Storybrooke is basically Disney World without roller coasters.
10) Pawnee, Indiana
Why? Sure, the city almost voted to allow Sweetums to take over their water supply, but what this place lacks in common sense, it makes up in friendship. Also, we will visit any city that had a Star Wars filibuster.
I finally started watching Orphan Black.
A few of my friends are fans and are always singing its praises so I told myself I had to watch it this summer. I didn’t have much knowledge going in. I was expecting clones and superb acting from Tatiana Maslany but I was not expecting so many shocking moments in the first episode. I had so many questions by the end that I decided to list my ten “WTF” moments watching ‘Natural Selection.’ I have a feeling there will be more in future episodes. I’m excited!
1. When Sarah encounters a girl who looks exactly like her
2. When the doppelgänger jumps in front of a train
3. When Sarah transforms into Beth and speaks in an American accent
4. When Sarah discovers multiple birth certificates
5. When Sarah learns Beth is a cop
6. When Sarah drinks the soap
7. When Art breaks into Beth’s car
8. When Katja Obinger appears
9. When Katja is shot
10. When Katja’s cellphone rings then Beth’s
For some, June 22 is any other day but at popculturenexus.com, June 22 is BIG day. It’s Meryl Streep’s birthday!!!!!!
So, how do you celebrate the day the world was given one of the most talented actors to have ever lived? Do you have a Meryl movie marathon? Do you listen to the Mamma Mia! soundtrack on repeat? I guess it doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you do it with passion because that’s what makes Meryl so astounding. Whether she is rafting down the Salmon River or ruthlessly leading a fashion magazine, Meryl breathes life into each character she portrays because she is passionate about her craft. Her passion is palpable on the screen which makes it easy to believe her relationships with other characters. To celebrate Meryl’s birthday, we decided to look at one of her greatest love stories, Out of Africa (1985).
She once had a farm in Africa but we still have 20 feels we can’t get over.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
In honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to commemorate all of our favorite TV dads. Between them, they’ve had to deal with everything from sibling spats to alternate universe apocalypses, and everything in between. So join us in tipping our hats to these fantastic fictional fathers…
Keith Mars (Veronica Mars)
Find out what fans had to say about the film. Spoiler alert: It includes many tears.
- @christinepilar ansel and shai gave justice to the book so kudos to them!!
@AnselElgort @shailenewoodley #tfios
- @jamhutcherfin As a result of seeing TFiOS, I was really impressed with Ansel’s acting out of anybody’s. I thought he did a great job
- @croley Tfios was seriously the best movie
- @diannehadap emotionally unstable for the rest of my life bc tfios.
- @gocheckyourself I SAW TFIOS AND I CRIED SO HARD I CANNOT BREEAATTTHHHEEE AGAIN
@realjohngreen HOW DARE YOU
- @LokiiLaufeyson Honestly, I found
#TFIOS to be quite boring…
@realjohngreen I saw #tfios yesterday and it was perfect. ansel and shailene were perfect. congrats, its the best movie of the year xx
- @CourtneyLuther TFIOS was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen…
- @dansmeow but guys, i went to see tfios and, i was so excited to see it but it was a let down, to be completely honest+…
- @makfinley2017 So many people were crying in the theater last night it was unreal. I loved it.
- @mmillaxoxo Oh gosh but it was the best. So beautifully and tragically made into movie. Lcckfkdlslldlsaööaöw
- @bieber_ariane The fault in our stars is the best movie ever. The saddest too! I cried for the last 45 minutes! ❤ :’)
#TFIOS #TFIOSFeels #AugustusWaters
- @Sarahholloway_ This movie is about to make me reevaluate my whole life
- @Reading_Girl So
#TFIOS was AMAZING! It broke my heart…Again. Like…I just…I can’t even explain how much I loved it! I wanna go back &see it again!
- @sazzyrosalie Definitely One of The Best Movie Adaptation
- @claudmramos I am literary crying walking home.
#TheFaultInOurStars so good.
#TheFaultInOurStars is one of those movies that I would watch 8254167 times. like it’s THAT good. DEFINITELY recommend it. 5 stars.
I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the movie adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars (in theaters June 6th), and I can’t imagine a better version of this story being told on the big screen. Directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love), the movie manages to capture the delicate balance of sharp, witty humor and brutally raw emotion that Green so deftly depicts on the page. A large part of the film’s success is that they took a fair amount of Green’s text straight from the book. Hazel’s narration is preserved through periodic voice-overs, and much of the dialogue is fairly true to the book, if not taken directly. The other reason The Fault in Our Stars so perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the book is the cast. I never thought it could be possible to find a young actress and actor who could truly embody Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters (unless someone created a time machine and went back in time to when Jena Malone and Mike Erwin were young enough to play teenagers), but Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort have surpassed any image I may have had of what these characters should be. And I’d be remiss if I left out the incredible Nat Wolff, whose performance as Isaac is so innate that it almost feels like Green based on the character on him to begin with.
The Fault in Our Stars seems like the rare instance where everyone involved in this project actually worked together seamlessly to create the best possible film while staying true to the original work. As someone who holds the book very dear and was dubious about its journey to the big screen, I am thrilled to say they succeeded. I think fans of the book will be very pleased with how the movie has turned out, and anyone who hasn’t read the book will be equally blown away by this powerful and brilliant film. Just remember to bring tissues.
When I saw the promo for The Wil Wheaton Project, I thought of the Fringe’s “The End of All Things.” Am I alone on this?
It’s no secret we LOVE Meryl Streep which is why when we found this video on YouTube, we had to share it.
What is your favorite Meryl Streep movie?
As soon as I finished reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, I went online, watched the trailed and became teary eyed. (Laura Dern’s performance will be the death of me) Louise, who had seen the film already at an advance screening, agreed to see it with me when it was released and told me I should prepare my tear ducts. So, that gave me idea. I grabbed some colored pencils and tape and made ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ facial tissues. Now we are ready for June 6.
I bought some pins just in case anyone at the movie theater was wondering what we were seeing.