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Ya Movie Parents Who Don't Suck

27 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

I unapologetically read a lot of young adult books -- for work (hey, they keep getting adapted into films), because it helps me recommend books to my own kids, and because I just want to, period. But something that bothers me as an adult reader and viewer of coming-of-age stories is how often the parents are absent, distant, abusive, missing, overbearing, plain evil, or, of course, dead from the very beginning.

I fully understand why those sorts of parents make the young protagonist more sympathetic or troubled or fragile, but it's a relief when the parents aren't the antagonists. That's why I was so impressed with the parents in "If I Stay," who like the mom and dad in "The Fault in Our Stars" are actually, you know, Doing Their Jobs as parents: loving their children unconditionally; giving their kids advice; providing their kids freedom to grow up but being »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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If I Stay Review

27 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

When the talented young actress Chloë Grace Moretz burst onto the scene, truly coming to prominence with her performance as Hit-Girl in the 2010 superhero flick Kick-Ass, she was a breath of fresh air. She may have looked like a sweet, innocent young girl – but subverted the stereotype with an invigorating, energetic, and somewhat unrefined turn, signalling the start of what has since been a flourishing career, which has seen her collaborate with Martin Scorsese in Hugo, and turn to her dark side in the Carrie remake. However her latest endeavour, R.J. Cutler’s If I Stay, is a dramatic step backwards, as she plays the cliched, ‘misunderstood’ teenager with about as much depth as a paddling pool. A character that is everything we had hoped she would never become.

Moretz plays Mia Hall, an introverted high school student, who prefers to play her cello and listen to Beethoven, than go »

- Stefan Pape

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Tons of Stills from If I Stay Released, Film Now in Theaters

22 August 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Chloë Grace Moretz starrer “If I Stay” is out in theaters now! The film, which also stars Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach, is a drama in which a girl has to make the most difficult decision a person could make. The film is directed by R.J. Cutler with the screenplay by Shauna Cross, based on the novel by Gayle Forman. The cast also includes Jakob Davies and Gabrielle Rose. The film is presented by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Here’s more about the film. “Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision  [ Read More ]

The post Tons of Stills from If I Stay Released, Film Now in Theaters appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Film Review: ‘If I Stay’ Can’t Rinse its Too-Sudsy Soap Opera

22 August 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – We hate it when they grow up. Chloë Grace Moretz, a former child actor, takes on a first-teen-love role, and the results are decidedly mixed. The extreme emotions, the circumstances and Ms. Moretz’s performance undermine the soapy “If I Stay.”

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The film is told in episodic flashback, after a car accident renders the character of Moretz as a ghost-like presence over her own coma recovery. Based on a popular young adult novel, the plot is straight out of a soap opera, and the squishy narrative doesn’t help matters. The film seeks to be different, by having the main character’s parents as former rock and rollers, and it sprinkles in a few swear words, but overall the tart points can’t affect the glacial pacing – this film moved so slow it almost reversed time – and the dull approach that Moretz applies to her character felt as »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'If I Stay' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Weepy Romance

22 August 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Yes, "If I Stay" is yet another teen romance based on a young adult book. I will disclose that I read and loved Gayle Forman's best-selling book about a brilliant young cellist faced with the ultimate life-and-death decision after her entire family is involved in a devastating car accident. Mia Hall (Chloe Moretz in her first romantic lead role) is an invisible spirit watching over her unconscious body in an intensive care unit. As she ponders what the future holds for her (is she headed for Juilliard, as she once hoped, or should she just give in to the lure of letting go), Mia spends most of her time remembering what she loved most about her pre-crash life: her family, her best friend, and her rather amazing boyfriend Adam (Jamie Blackley).

Director R.J. Cutler's take on the supernatural teen romance changes a few things up while remaining faithful »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Chloe Moretz Talks If I Stay, Working with Director R.J. Cutler, Her Love of Boyhood, The Fifth Wave, and More

21 August 2014 9:33 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay.  The movie stars Chloe Moretz as Mia Hall, a talented young musician who balances her aspirations of attending the Juilliard School with the budding romance of her devoted boyfriend Adam, played by Jamie Blackley. A tragic event puts those earthly concerns behind her as Mia must decide whether to fight for her life with Adam by her side, or give in to her new condition.  The film also stars Mireille EnosJoshua LeonardLiana LiberatoAisha Hinds, and Stacy Keach.  For more on If I Stay, watch these clips, check out over 40 images, or click here for all our previous coverage. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Chloe Moretz.  She talked about wanting to make a movie that girls her age could go see with their families, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Chloe Grace Moretz on the Staying Power of ‘If I Stay': ‘This Movie Is Going to Hit Home’

21 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I think this movie is really going to hit home with a lot of people, they’re going to go and see it because it deals with life themes that we all know and we all have seen and felt and heard,” said Chloe Grace Moretz at the Wednesday premiere of “If I Stay” at the Tcl Chinese Theatre, based on the bestselling novel by Gayle Forman. Moretz plays the lead character of Mia Hall. “It’s not just silly, typical fodder. It’s different from anything we’ve seen yet.”

Joshua Leonard, who plays Mia’s father Denny, noted that “If I Stay” received a boost from the box office success of “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“This is embarrassing to admit, but I didn’t know that it was based on a young adult novel when I first read the script,” said Leonard. “Because it’s a very beautiful and evolved script, »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Exclusive Portraits: Chloë Grace Moretz For New Film ‘If I Stay’

21 August 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Chloë Grace Moretz has grown up onscreen, and the former child actor is now a teenager in the new film “If I Stay.” Recently, she was in the area promoting the film, handing out free cupcakes to fans and admirers at the Sprinkle Cupcakes store in downtown Chicago.

Chloë Grace Moretz for ‘If I Stay’ at Sprinkles Cupcakes, July 30th, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

The actress began in television ten years ago with a guest shot on “The Guardian,” and had a regular gig as Kiki George on the short-lived “Dirty Sexy Money.” In 2009, she was memorable in “(500) Days of Summer,” followed that up with “Kiss-Ass” (2010) and starred in the remake of “Carrie” (2013). In “If I Stay,” she portrays Mia, the star-crossed car accident victim, trying to figure out what is next.

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took these Exclusive Portraits of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Review: Chloe Moretz shines in surprisingly mature supernatural love story 'If I Stay'

20 August 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Movies about young love are hard to pull off, and when they don't work, they can be cloying and obnoxious. Done right, though, there is something both lovely and piercing about them, and while I think "If I Stay" has to do a fair amount of juggling to get its premise to work, there is a cumulative power to it that I found undeniable and earned. "Earned" is a big word for me in films like this. One of the biggest problems when you're making a film about love between people of any age is showing how love sparks between people and how it flourishes and doing it without giving in to short-cuts or cliche. How many times have you seen a supposed romance and the meeting is completely ridiculous? How many movies have you seen where you're supposed to just accept that characters have fallen in love because that's »

- Drew McWeeny

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Film Review: ‘If I Stay’

19 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A horrific road accident leaves a teenage girl stranded between life and death in “If I Stay,” a life-flashing-before-her-eyes melodrama that similarly hovers in a weird limbo between sensitivity and clumsiness. Out-of-body experiences and gooey romantic interludes aside, this adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 bestseller hinges on the sort of relatably horrific worst-nightmare scenario that naturally invites, and rewards, a certain level of viewer empathy. But while many in the audience may well find themselves getting misty-eyed as the screen fades to white and softly crooned rock tunes flood the soundtrack, the overall execution is so pedestrian that it’s possible to feel more moved by the filmmakers’ good intentions than by the actual emotional content onscreen. Warner Bros.’ attempt to cash in on the current craze for mortality-obsessed Ya material — call it “The Fault in Our Cars” — should enjoy decent B.O. staying power among the book’s fans and beyond. »

- Justin Chang

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Enter Our 'If I Stay' Giveaway

15 August 2014 8:25 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In anticipation of the film's release, Latino-Review is givinging away a few "If I Stay"-related items to some lucky readers, including a "If I Stay" Light Blue Backpack, "If I Stay" Metal Cello Bookmark on Card, and more.

In order to enter the contest, email Latinoreviewmail@gmail.com with your name and address and include "If I Stay" Giveaway in the subject headline.

This giveaway will be open until August 25th at noon Pst and is only open to residents of the United States.  Also, only one entry per person.  Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries and randomly draw winners that day. Winners will be advised via email.

Here is what we got.

1     Alternative Apparel Farra Inside Out French Terry Hoodie in Pink1     Light Blue Backpack1     Metal Cello Bookmark on Card1     Set of Three 3.5" x 5" Notebooks with Custom Paper Wrap1     Silver Plated Charm Bracelet1     10" x »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Giveaway: Win 'If I Stay' Prizes to Go Back to School

15 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

What if you had to choose between life or death? That's the tough decision facing Mia Hall in the new Warner Bros. fantasy drama If I Stay. Starring Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley as two young lovers on the bring of adulthood, Mia faces a life-altering accident that forces to choose between her family and her future. We have an excellent new contest lined-up to celebrate this impending release, and since the summer movie season is winding down, and school is starting back up again, we thought we'd throw in a couple of items to make anyone's return to class an exciting one. Check out our cool school prizes, which include a stylish hoodie, a backpack, custom notebooks, a tote bag, metal chalkboard and even a soundtrack CD to make those long bus trips go by a little quicker. It may not be life or death, but make the right choice. »

- MovieWeb

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Enter Our If I Stay Giveaway and Win a Giant Prize Pack

15 August 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

If I Stay fans now have a chancee to take a piece of this adaptation of Gayle Forman’s Ya novel home.  Director R.J. Cutler’s adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia, a talented young musician who balances her aspirations of attending the Juilliard School with the budding romance of her devoted boyfriend Adam, played by Jamie Blackley.  A tragic event puts those Earthly concerns behind her as Mia must decide whether to fight for her life with Adam by her side, or give in to her new condition.  Also starring Mireille EnosJoshua LeonardLiana LiberatoAisha Hinds, and Stacy KeachIf I Stay opens in theaters August 22nd. In anticipation of the film's release, we've been provided with some If I Stay-themed items to giveaway to a reader.  The winner will get a hoodie, a charm bracelet, a backpack and more!  Hit the jump to see »

- Evan Dickson

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Joshua Leonard Had a Blast as a Dead Parent in 'If I Stay'

14 August 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Joshua Leonard is no stranger to grimness, as he was one of the three terrified leads in "The Blair Witch Project" 15 years ago. But in "If I Stay," the new young adult tearjerker starring Chloe Grace Moretz as a Juilliard-ready cellist who ends up on life support after a car accident that kills the rest of her family, Leonard is spooky in a whole different way. He plays Moretz's father, a rocker type whose life we see in flashbacks, and it's eerie watching his happy familial scenes knowing he's a goner.  We caught up with Leonard to discuss playing the eerie role, whether Moretz is funnier than her onscreen character, and whether the family in "If I Stay" is anything like his.   »

- Louis Virtel

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of If I Stay in St. Louis

12 August 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley).

But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.

Also starring are Mireille Enos and Joshua Leonard as Mia’s parents, Kat and Denny, and Stacy Keach as Gramps. Rounding out the main cast are Jakob Davies as Mia’s little brother, Liana Liberato as her best friend, Gabrielle Rose as Gran, and Aisha Hinds as Nurse Ramirez.

R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue,” TV’s “Nashville”) directed the film from a »

- Movie Geeks

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Over 40 High-Resolution If I Stay Images Featuring Chloe Moretz, Jamie Blackley and More

9 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is getting closer to that August 22nd theatrical debut, so Warner Bros. just released a slew of high-resolution stills and behind-the-scenes shots from the film.  The movie stars Chloe Moretz as Mia Hall, a talented musician whose hopes and dreams are decimated by a terrible accident.  I haven’t read the book, but based on the film’s promo materials, this one looks to be a serious tearjerker, possibly on par with Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars. You can check out eight clips from If I Stay right here, and hit the jump to take a look at those images covering the happier times in Mia’s life and a bunch that clearly come from the post-accident portion of the film as well.  If I Stay also stars Jamie BlackleyMireille EnosLiana LiberatoJoshua Leonard and Stacy Keach. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Watch 8 Clips from If I Stay Featuring Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley

8 August 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fans of Gayle Forman's Ya novel If I Stay will definitely be interested in these eight clips Warner Bros. has provided from us the upcoming film adaptation. Director R.J. Cutler's take on the material stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia, a talented young musician who balances her aspirations of attending the Juilliard School with the budding romance of her devoted boyfriend Adam, played by Jamie Blackley. A tragic event puts those Earthly concerns behind her as Mia must decide whether to fight for her life with Adam by her side, or give in to her new condition. Also starring Mireille EnosJoshua LeonardLiana LiberatoAisha Hinds, and Stacy KeachIf I Stay opens in theaters August 22nd.  Hit the jump to check out the clips and be sure to check out the trailer while you're at it. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "Q2bzVqbzo6eFinuL5MEYf6MFoDaqklR2",adSetCode: »

- Evan Dickson

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Among Ravens Movie Review

23 July 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Among Ravens Directors: Randy Redroad and Russell Friedenberg Starring: Amy Smart, Joshua Leonard, Will McCormack, Victoria Smurfit, Johnny Sequoyah, Christian Campbell, Natalie Imbruglia, Russell Friedenberg, Calum Grant, Castille Landon “I’m lost in all this bullshit – I don’t even know who I am anymore!” screams a character late in “Among Ravens,” and at no point in the 103-minute running time of this dysfunctional-family drama does an audience member feel more of a surge of empathetic identification and crystal-clear truth. Co-directed by Randy Redroad and Russell Friedenberg, this indie film is an achingly pretentious turd-burger, through and through. “Among Ravens” unfolds during an annual July 4 party hosted by Wendy (Amy Smart) and  [ Read More ]

The post Among Ravens Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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If I Stay Trailer Featuring Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley

22 July 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The latest trailer for If I Stay is now online, which gives fans of Gayle Forman's Ya novel a glimpse into the feature film.  Director R.J. Cutler's adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia, a talented young musician who balances her aspirations of attending the Juilliard School with the budding romance of her devoted boyfriend Adam, played by Jamie Blackley.  A tragic event puts those Earthly concerns behind her as Mia must decide whether to fight for her life with Adam by her side, or give in to her new condition.  The new trailer offers quite a bit more bed-side footage than the previously released prologue trailer, but also appears to give away some of the story's beats.  Viewer beware. Also starring Mireille EnosJoshua LeonardLiana LiberatoAisha Hinds, and Stacy KeachIf I Stay opens in theaters August 22nd.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Third 'If I Stay' Trailer Takes Chloe Moretz to Death's Edge

22 July 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Chloe Moretz has a tough decision to make in the latest trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. drama If I Stay. After a tragic accident leaves her caught between the world of the living and the dead, she must decide where she needs to go. Will show follow her family into the afterlife, or will she return to live with the love of her life Adam. Watch as one young girl struggles with the biggest problem she's ever had to face in her young life. Which path will she choose, in theaters summer.

Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. »

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