The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

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“Do you suppose it’s possible for us to belong to someone before we’ve met them? If so, I belong to you or you to me, or me simply to the spirit I found among you in Guernsey. […] And hope that if books do have the power to bring people together, this one may work its magic.”

Yes, yes I do suppose – and that’s certainly the case with a film as remarkably captivating as this one. If you know anything about me, I hope it’s how much I adore a story of triumph and adventure cobbled with a romance that’s to be treasured for all eternity. I’m a complete sap, that’s a given, but The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the first period-drama film I’ve ardently adored since Jane Austen adaptations. And that seems oddly fitting because the film’s very own hero/writer is a fan of the beloved Miss Austen, too. Win win. The film takes us on the kind of enamoring adventure of finding oneself through another’s story, and isn’t that how we all find inspiration every now and then? The stories we hear, the people we meet, and the journeys we embark on. The film adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow’s novel of the same title is an exquisite masterpiece filled with a stunning cast and pleasant twists to the story’s original format. The riveting cinematography, astounding performances, and thought-provoking themes have given us something truly great to hold onto.

P.S. let’s just go ahead and declare the summer of 2018, the summer of Lily James, because she’s doing it all, captivating our hearts one wanderlust evoking movie after another. (The first I’m referring to is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again if that wasn’t obvious.)

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast Episode 8 “Moulin Rouge Broadway Review”

Moulin Rouge Broadway Review

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Photo Credit: Jenna Guidi

It’s a spectacular spectacular with all the confetti you could dream of, superb performances, a gorgeously talented diverse cast, an out-of-this-world stunning set, and the kind of theatrical appearance the world dreams of. Moulin Rouge is one of the most memorable films of its time, and this pre-Broadway production in Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre is an immense treat for its generation. It’s bound to be an award-winning hit you won’t want to miss. Colossal passion all around and heart wrenching emotions that’ll leave you thinking through the night — poignant, exquisitely captivating, and profoundly enduring. It’s worth every penny and more.

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The only remaining dilemma now is where is the soundtrack because we need it like we need air! Just wait until you hear it all — Oh my goodness. (Insert Michael Scott gif of “where are the turtles!?) I mean, honestly though, have you all heard Aaron Tveit’s preview of “Come What May“? Because if you haven’t, get on this stat, and now imagine how amazing the rest of the production is. Just imagine.

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast Episode 7 “Ant-Man and the Wasp Review”

Ant-Man and the Wasp Review

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On this week’s episode of Marvelous Geeks, Morgan’s back to talk all things Ant-Man and the Wasp with me. This isn’t a spoiler free podcast so be warned if you haven’t seen the film yet. Who’ll save who? What was our favorite part? And naturally, there’s more Avengers 4 speculations. Come talk all things MCU with us.

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×06 “The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Cinematic Masterpiece”

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Cinematic Masterpiece

Surprise! I bet you thought you heard the last from me re. this movie. On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I’m here to talk about the greatest film in existence, a true cinematic masterpiece, Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Ugh. It’s the best, fellow geeks. It really truly is. There’s something for everyone, guaranteed.

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×05 “The World of Jane Austen”

The World of Jane Austen

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On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I sat down with my amazing cover artist and good friend, Jenna Guidi to talk about our favorite aspects of Jane Austen’s world. She caught up on the stories so quickly, I had to get her on to discuss it all. Listen in to see who are favorite ladies are, our favorite ships, places, books, shows, movies, and more.

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×04 “The Fandom Realm”

The Fandom Realm

On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I not only break down my experiences in fandom, but I talk about the things we need to change in order to create a healthier environment. To semi quote the theme, basically, if what we’re doing is hurting another person, then it’s time to look within.

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(Here’s a picture of me sitting in front of the one fandom I’ll always be a part of. Steve Rogers’s.)

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)
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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×03 “Best of Disneyland and Walt Disney World”

Best of Disneyland and Walt Disney World

On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I get to sit down with my friends Amanda and Alex in order to talk all things Disney parks within the US. Our favorites and least favorites plus a few tips and tricks. (Excuse my voice, I was recovering from a cold when this was recorded.)

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Check out Amanda’s YouTube Channel (http://youtube.com/c/BestDisneyDayEver )
Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×02 “Infinity War Review | Freakout!”

Infinity War 

On this episode of our Marvelous Geeks podcast, my friend Morgan and I discuss all things infinity war. The theories. The heartaches. The darkness. The happiness. It’s all just a bunch of overflowing heart wrenching emotions. Join us.

 

Babysitter Series: Dress Like Stranger Things’ Steve Harrington

When you first started watching Netflix’s Stranger Things, did you ever think we’d be here today? I surely didn’t, but man oh man, am I thankful. At some point in my life after October 27, 2018, I found myself ridiculously inspired by Steve Harrington’s not so thought through fashion. At some point, I then evolved it further into what I like to call, the Babysitter Series, if Steve Harrington was a girl. It makes all the sense, ssh.

So yes, I’ve put together some outfits that I most certainly feel would be approved by Babysitter/Mom of the year Steve Harrington.

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Jeans: Levi’s 501 Skinny
Crop Top: Forever 21 Ribbed Stripe-Trim Cami
Glasses: Ray Ban Wayfarer (A must have, timeless classic style from the 80’s.)
Shoes: Madewell “Alice Sandal” in Siberian Red
Bag: Kate Spade
Watch: Michael Kors
Eye Shadow: Colour Pop’s  “Cute AF” Palette
Lips: NYX “Morocco” and Milani “Best Red
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Shirt: Babysitter Steve Shirt (This is by the Original Artist, so if you’re buying any, make sure it’s this one! All others copied this original, incredible work, and that’s not cool.)

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Jeans: Madewell “Perfect Summer Jean
Shirts:

Striped: Madewell “Whisper Cotton Crew Neck”  (Similar)
Yellow:  Madewell “Ringer Tee in Stripe” (Exact)
Tank Top: Target “Embroidered Graphic Tank Top

Shoes: Madewell “Alice Sandal” True Black
Jacket: Madewell Fleet Jacket

That’s all for now folks, it’s so simple to dress as cute and casual as Steve Harrington. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more similar posts. And stay tuned because a super fun, Steve Harrington inspired giveaway is coming your way. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for when we announce it.

Timeless 2×09 “The General” and 2×10 “Chinatown” Review

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Who lives. Who dies. Who tells your story?

Episode Summary | Time in History: Where didn’t we go is the question? What didn’t we do? Who didn’t we meet? Timeless’ explosive, remarkably bold two-hour finale did a number on our hearts and there are no words. (Seriously though, there are no words. I’ve been staring at this article for an hour now.) Both “The General” and “Chinatown” carried the weight of sincerity in an encompassing finale that explored raw human emotions beautifully. Timeless and its characters are a representation of its viewers, they’re terrorized, broken, privileged, hurting, loving, fearful, strong, and so much more. And if this two-part finale reminded us of anything, it’s that the world we live in is not only far more vast than we can imagine, but it was an acute ode to the fact that every human being’s story matters. We are made up of our beliefs, our fights, our journeys, our heartaches, and sometimes, our quiet solitude. It’s been one heck of a season with none of our characters in the same place as they begun and if that’s not superb character development through intricate storytelling, then I don’t know what is.

There’s a fight in all of us. There’s a fight in all of them. And to find that fight is to find ourselves, only we must be cautious that through every little change, we choose each other over and over again. The human race is dependent on kindness. It’s dependent on adoration. And it’s dependent on stories. As much as this is a homage to season two, a review of these episodes that aired, it’s also a plea for a renewal — it’s the choice to dissect why these stories matter. And no matter what this show’s future holds, this two-part finale left us with an extraordinary message — find your fight and run towards it. Don’t stop until you have it.

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