We’re doing what we do best on Geek Girl Riot: Geeking out over some fantastical stories, including Dune, Ted Lasso, and Needle in a Timestack!
Ted Lasso Ted Lasso is an unexpected delight that warms our hearts and brings us philosophical joy. Now that season 2 is out, Sherin and Philip ring the Spoiler Siren and dive into the storytelling, the characters, and what they love most about the series. Watch both seasons on Apple TV+ now!
Dune If you know anything about GGR, it’s that we’ve been waiting for another Dune adaptation since before our radio show began. Sherin, Julian, and Philip have varying degrees of knowledge about the Dune-iverse, giving you a rundown of the original book series by Frank Herbert, before weighing in on the 1984 David Lynch film (and whether it’s the golden kind of trash). Then Sherin gives a spoiler-free teaser of the new Dune movie adaptation, hitting theaters and HBO Max on October 22. She says of the film: “DUNE is a strong film and a beautiful adaptation of Herbert’s book. It’s cold-blooded, imaginative, and robust; this is the kind of epic sci-fi we need. Denis Villeneuve is a brilliant filmmaker and storyteller.”And ooh, you’ll wanna get into ALL of it by the time our Rioters are done.
“If you are a fan of epic sci-fi, Dune itself, or good filmmaking (and you enjoy the kind of machinations that come when wealthy houses battle for supremacy): You’ll be a fan of DUNE. It is a strong Part 1, and I am here for the entire ride.” –Sherin Nicole
Needle in a Timestack Another one for your binge-watch list is Needle in a Timestack. Sherin and Julian recently attended a special screening & talk with director John Ridley at the Black Reel Awards hosted by Tim Gordon. Stay tuned to hear a quote from Ridley at the talk as well as a preview of the film from our Rioters. They talk about the cast, the story, and why it’s a fantastic blend of sci-fi and romantic drama you don’t often see on screen. Sherin says: “Leslie Odom Jr. is doing work in this film. When his character is triggered, the look of pain on his face, stunningly beautiful performance and deeply nuanced.” Watch Needle in a Timestack in theaters on Friday!
“John Ridley does something lovely in Needle in a Timestack, so does the cast. Within the film is a central question: What would you risk if you believed in true love?” –Sherin Nicole
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