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Aziz Ansari on Hollywood's Diversity Problems: It's 'Strange' That It's Only White People in Nicholas Sparks Films

21 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Aziz Ansari, speaking Friday night at The New York Times' TimesTalks in New York City, had a one-word assessment of Hollywood's progress on diversity. "When people like ask me, 'Do you think like the diversity stuff is getting better?' I'm like, 'No.' " For example? Nicholas Sparks movies. "There's a poster right outside our writer's room, it's one of those Nicholas Sparks books where it's just two white people just staring at each other," the Master of None creator and star said. "It's like, there's been 20 of those movies - not once is it a black woman staring into a guy's eyes. »

- Maggie Parker

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Aziz Ansari on Hollywood's Diversity Problems: It's 'Strange' That It's Only White People in Nicholas Sparks Films

21 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Aziz Ansari, speaking Friday night at The New York Times' TimesTalks in New York City, had a one-word assessment of Hollywood's progress on diversity. "When people like ask me, 'Do you think like the diversity stuff is getting better?' I'm like, 'No.' " For example? Nicholas Sparks movies. "There's a poster right outside our writer's room, it's one of those Nicholas Sparks books where it's just two white people just staring at each other," the Master of None creator and star said. "It's like, there's been 20 of those movies - not once is it a black woman staring into a guy's eyes. »

- Maggie Parker

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Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ Ripped Apart on Twitter After Cannes Debut

20 May 2016 2:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Sean Penn’s humanitarian romance “The Last Face” is being savaged on Twitter after premiering Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. Commenters on social media are describing the film, which stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, as the worst of the fest. Others are also quipping that the picture is so awful that it destroyed Penn’s relationship with Theron. The duo broke up a year ago.

When critics weighed in, they largely echoed the flash reactions that bubbled up online.

Variety Chief Film Critic Owen Gleiberman faulted Penn for spending so much time on the love story between Theron and Bardem, writing, “no matter how ‘well-meaning’ a director may be, there’s something inherently eye-rolling about being asked to care about the tragedy of African children through the Pov of two lovelorn glamour pusses.”

IndieWire’s Eric Kohn branded it the worst film of Penn’s career, writing »

- Brent Lang

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Cannes Film Review: ‘From the Land of the Moon’

15 May 2016 5:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A film prone to cutting on an unfallen tear, “From the Land of the Moon” from French director Nicole Garcia is as syrupy a confection as ever dripped from the pen of Nicholas Sparks (though inspired by the novel “Mal di Pietre” by Milena Angus). Given a gloss of respectability by the tastefulness of Garcia’s style, the genteel photography from Christophe Beaucarne, an unobjectionable score from Daniel Pemberton and a performance of tremulous commitment from Marion Cotillard (as per), as well as by its ineffable Frenchness, that last quality might be enough to bring those who equate “French” with “artistic” to the yard. But even they may find themselves choking on this bonbon during a credibility-assassinating final act reveal.

Cotillard plays Gabrielle, who at the film’s opening is a (slightly unconvincingly) young woman in rural France, nursing a wild crush on the local village schoolteacher — understandable as he »

- Jessica Kiang

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‘Star Wars’ Regains Top Spot on Disc Sales Chart

12 May 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” returned to the top spot on the Npd VideoScan sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended May 8.

It marks the third time in the five weeks since the sci-fi sequel arrived on shelves that it earned the top overall spot; “The Force Awakens” had been on top in the two weeks since its debut before ceding the next two weeks to 20th Century Fox’s “The Revenant,” which slipped to No. 3 in its third week.

“The Force Awakens” also held onto the top spot on VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart, which it has held for four of its five weeks of availability.

The top new release on both charts was Sony Pictures’ “The 5th Wave,” an alien invasion thriller based on a young adult novel. The film earned $34.9 million at the domestic box office. »

- John Latchem

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New to On Demand: The Choice

3 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

At this point, one has to wonder if author Nicholas Sparks’ novels and their film adaptations are assembled overnight by elves in a workshop somewhere in North Carolina. Sparks has had 11 of his stories made into films, the first being 1999’s Message in a Bottle starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn and Paul Newman. Sparks’ most culturally and commercially significant book-to-screen installment was 2004’s The Notebook (No. 3 of 11) starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. It’s been mostly downhill since, with 2014’s The Best of Me and 2015’s The Longest Ride providing cannon fodder for critics and performing … Continue reading →

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- Ryan Berenz

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 2-8

2 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

TV Worth Watching

"The Good Wife" (Sunday on CBS at 9 p.m.)

This is it. The end of an era. After seven seasons of heartbreak (she'll always love you, Will!), headaches, incredibly sharp writing, and powerful performances from Julianna Margulies down to the many amazing guest stars, Alicia Florrick's story is coming to an end on May 8. The series finale, appropriately titled "End," was written by showrunners Robert and Michelle King, and directed by Robert King. Margulies told Entertainment Weekly the finale will be "satisfying, uplifting and sad." The showrunners have Not shot down that Josh Charles return rumor, so here's hoping for some kind of flashback/vision/cameo/thing. Also, here's hoping for more of this, from Alicia and Jason:

"Project Runway: All Stars »

- Gina Carbone

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On Demand DVD New Releases – May 2-8

2 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD New Releases May 2-8 The American Side When a private eye’s partner is caught in a blackmail scheme gone bad, he trails the prime suspect to Niagara Falls. Thrust into a world of whiskey, intrigue and rogue agents, he joins the quest. Matthew Broderick, Camilla Belle (Nr, 1:30) 5/3 The Choice From Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author of The Notebook and Safe Haven, comes this heart-lifting romance about how far we go to keep the hope of love alive. Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer (PG-13, 1:51) 5/3 East Side Sushi Juana, a working-class single mother, decides to take a job … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases – May 2-8 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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Mandy Moore Just Posted a Sweet Throwback to A Walk to Remember

28 April 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:38am Pdt If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks's romantic novels, then you'll definitely appreciate Mandy Moore's latest snap - a piece of memorabilia from the set of A Walk to Remember. The actress, who starred alongside Shane West in the film, took to Instagram on Thursday to share the sweet prop of the two of them that she discovered while cleaning out her home. She captioned the photo, "Also, I think this was an actual prop from the movie. Not sure how I ended up with it but cool. Nice suit, @theshanewest! #awalktoremember." So cute! See the precious photo above and then check out six common themes each of the author's movie adaptions have in common. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 18-24

18 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"The Revenant"

Leo's ready to come home with you this week. Leonardo DiCaprio had a bear of a time making this historical drama, but he won his first Oscar for it, and Alejandro Inarritu won his second in a row for directing. "The Revenant," which also picked up an Oscar for Cinematography, is finally out on DVD/Blu-ray on April 19. Blu-ray extras include "A World Unseen," a documentary of "The Revenant."

"The Lady in the Van"

Maggie Smith plays Miss Shepherd in this British dramedy based on the true story of an eccentric elderly woman who "temporarily" parks her van in Alan Bennett's driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. The critically acclaimed film, based on Bennett's memoir, »

- Gina Carbone

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9 On-Screen Couples We Successfully Shipped Irl

5 April 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

All is right with the universe when your favorite TV and movie couples make the jump to real world baes. These 9 couples sent fan hearts aflutter when they gave into their undeniable chemistry, proving soulmates really can find each other (and that their casting directors knew what they were doing). Kit Harington & Rose LeslieJon Snow and Ygritte shippers were devastated when the ill-fated lovers' relationship turned out to be, well, ill-fated. But Game of Thrones fans can at least take comfort in knowing actors Harington and Leslie are a real life hot-as-hell couple. The pair confirmed their long-rumored romance on »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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My Golden Days – Review

31 March 2016 9:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This week another film maker tackles a subject frequently explored in movies of the heart, perhaps best labeled the romance (but not a “rom-com”, though there’s a smidgen of humor).  It’s the old “lost love” plot, where the story’s focus character (often nearing those “twilight” years) remembers his first real infatuation and heartbreak, usually eliciting pangs of remorse or regret. Popular author Nicholas Sparks has made this a standard theme in film adaptations of his work from The Notebook to The Best Of Me. Now this new release hails from across the pond, France to be precise. Unlike those previously mentioned big screen “soaps” it is a more somber meditation when the film’s protagonist’s thoughts recall My Golden Days.

Those sun drenched days belong to a scholar working for France’s department of ministry, Paul Dedalus (Mathieu Amalric). We encounter him as he prepares to leave Tajikistan for Paris. »

- Jim Batts

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The Notebook, Weaveworld: The CW to Redevelop Drama Series

28 March 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Deadline reports that The CW is redeveloping The Notebook and Weaveworld TV series. The network originally developed both projects this season. While they did not move forward, the report indicates both will get new writers for the next cycle. The authors of the books that inspired each series (Nicholas Sparks and Clive Barker, respectively), will executive produce.

Set in North Carolina, The Notebook, which was also made into a feature film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams,features the post-World War II love story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV News: HBO, Fox, CW, Mars, Supergirl

25 March 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO

After two seasons, HBO has canceled its half-hour comedy series "Togetherness" from Jay and Mark Duplass. The second season of the series is currently airing with the April 10th season two finale to serve as the series finale.

Though HBO is not proceeding with another season, the network says "we look forward to continuing our strong creative collaboration with the talented Jay and Mark Duplass." [Source: The Live Feed]

Fox

Fox has handed out the first renewals of its half-hour comedies - giving new seasons for the Andy Samberg-led comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and the Will Forte-led "The Last Man on Earth".

The pair join the likes of "Empire," "Gotham," "Scream Queens," "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers" and "Bones" which are all coming back. The fates of "New Girl" and newcomers "The Grinder," "Grandfathered" and "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life". [Source: The Live Feed]

The CW

Originally developed for this season, The CW says they plan »

- Garth Franklin

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The CW To Redevelop ‘The Notebook’ & ‘Weaveworld’ Series Adaptations

25 March 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The CW is keeping two high-profile projects that it developed this season in contention for the next cycle. I have learned that the network plans to redevelop The Notebook, based on the romance novel by Nicholas Sparks and the 2004 feature, and Weaveworld, an adaptation of the horror/fantasy novel by Clive Barker (Hellraiser). Both projects will get new writers to pen new incarnations which again will be executive produced by Sparks and Barker, respectively. Set in late… »

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Film Friday Episode 25 [March 4th, 2016]: London Has Fallen

4 March 2016 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film Friday is The Hollywood News’ brand new weekly film show which will feature the week’s brand new releases in the UK, as well as looking at the pick of the pics currently showing at your local multiplex.

This week, we take a squint at the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, the new Coen brothers film Hail Caesar, horror films Goodnight Mommy and The Other Side Of The Door, Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Choice, and much more.

The series of Film Friday will run every Friday at 12pm midday, UK time, so make sure that you subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest show delivered to your door each week. Otherwise, simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook where we’ll also be posting links each week.

Film Friday Episode #25 [27 mins, 27 secs]

Film Friday Episode #1: Straight Outta Compton

Film Friday Episode #2: No Escape

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- Paul Heath

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The Choice Review: ‘Another American prep reimagining of when Tommy met Ralph’

1 March 2016 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Choice review: The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation takes a bow. Lovers of The Hallmark Channel may take a shine to this…

The Choice review by Sacha Hall.  If you’re not a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ cinematic brand of modern day Mills & Boon, you may as well cease reading and move right along to another film.  On the other hand, if complicated fatalist love stories involving attractive people in picturesque locations are your escapist go to, then The Choice will undoubtedly satisfy your syrupy sweet movie-going soul.

The Sparksian formulaic is unapologetically on show: North Carolinian locale (thank you Beaufort), a clichéd script with overblown plot twists, and antithetically waspy characters, partial to complicated, drama-fuelled relationships and cheesy utterances (although, had I actually heeded Benjamin Walker’s prologue and paid attention to the path I took today, I personally may have made a different choice).  Yet despite this and critics’ loathing of Sparks’ oeuvre, »

- Sacha Hall

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Rachel McAdams Has Officially Reached Peak Hotness Levels

29 February 2016 8:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Rachel McAdams can do no wrong. Rachel, nominated for her role in Spotlight, turned up to the Oscars looking like every inch the movie star she is. With a slit that would rival Angelina Jolie's infamously leggy look, our favorite Nicholas Sparks veteran absolutely rocked her look. Even though she didn't take home the gold, at least we got to win by witnessing her in this emerald, backless gown. Is it wrong to hope fellow award season star/her former flame Ryan Gosling sees her in this? Check her out, and see all the beautiful Oscars looks! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Movie Review – The Road Within (2016)

18 February 2016 9:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Road Within, 2016.

Directed by Gren Wells.

Starring Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz, Robert Sheehan, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick.

Synopsis:

After his mother passes away, Vincent (Robert Sheehan) is sent to an experimental treatment centre for his Tourette’s. While there, he befriends an anorexic girl called Marie (Zoë Kravitz) and together, the two steal a car to escape. As they leave, the pair are confronted by an Ocd patient called Alex (Dev Patel) who joins them on a painful journey of self-discovery.

The first few minutes of The Road Within are a nightmare for politically correct audiences. Opening with the funeral of Vincent’s recently deceased mother, we sit and watch as he struggles to control his Tourette’s during the sermon. Vincent’s condition is clearly making the other attendees uncomfortable, including his own father (Robert Patrick), and as his physical tics and vocal outbursts worsen, things escalate »

- David Opie

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Quotes of the Week From NCIS, Pll, The Bachelor, iZombie, H50 and More

14 February 2016 10:53 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Love is certainly in the air this Valentine’s Day, but so are some of the best zingers and one-liners from the past week in television. (In other words: It’s time to present our favorite Quotes of the Week.)

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo

This time around, we’ve got a topical Broadway name-drop on Supergirl, a deeply unromantic poem on NCIS, a disconcerting Nicholas Sparks reference on Teachers and sexual mishaps on both Supernatural and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (Don’t ask.)

Check out the gallery below – or click here for direct access »

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