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Film Review: ‘The Best of Me’ is the Worst of Formulaic Romance Novelist Nicholas Sparks

17 October 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – What do you see in the compilation image below?

Yes, it’s nine films based on books by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. But look more closely.

Message in a Bottle” opened his can of worms in 1999 and 2002’s “A Walk to Remember” could only say it was based on a best-selling novel. Then, after averaging one film every 1.6 years, they’ve all been riding on the breakout hit of 2004’s “The Notebook” with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

The nine films based on Nicholas Sparks novels with the most recent in the upper left on the oldest in the lower right.

Image credit: Nicholas Sparks

Rating: 1.0/5.0

In fact, every single movie poster after “The Notebook” had to say it’s from the author of “The Notebook” or else it would have never seen the light of day. The blessing of having a hit later becomes your burden of trying to repeat it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sting Sings Ringtones With Jimmy Fallon, Records Voicemail Message for Fan

17 October 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Are you ready for some Sting-tones?! Sting stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, where he took part in Jimmy Fallon's singing ringtone sketch, where he had to recreate the sounds of well-known ringtones. The rocker worked his magic on the digital melodies -- and the late note host commented that Sting's version of one of the tones actually sounded like a Police song. "It does sound like a Police song, my lawyers will be on it," Sting joked. "I could make a fortune.""You could make all your money on Stingtones, that's the best," Fallon added. "I'll give you a cut, don't worry," the singer promised.While we loved hearing his Sting-tones, the best part of the night was when the British crooner -- who is promoting his new musical, "The Last Ship" -- left an outgoing voicemail message for an audience member to the tune of "Message in a Bottle. »

- tooFab Staff

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Sting Records 'Message in a Bottle' Parody for 'Tonight Show' Fan's Voicemail

17 October 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Remember back in the mid-Nineties when it was all the rage to record the chorus of No Doubt's "Spiderwebs" as your voicemail greeting? Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show writers gave one lucky cell phone user an even more clever gift on Thursday night's episode, as former Police frontman Sting laid down "Message on My Voicemail," a modified version of the band's classic "Message in a Bottle," direct to the fan's device. (With shades of George Costanza channeling The Greatest American Hero theme on an episode of Seinfeld.)

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How To Know If You’re Watching a Nicholas Sparks Film

15 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

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Opening this weekend is yet another adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks’ romantic novels, The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. This makes the ninth Sparks novel to find its way to the big screen with another one (The Longest Ride) coming in April. Since 1999, when his first adaptation appeared in theaters, there have been countless Sparks-like stories to flood theaters. Films, such as The Vow and Remember Me, play on many of the author’s most popular tropes that its hard to know whether or not you’re watching an authentic “Nicholas Sparks Film” (Nsf).

Here at VH1 we broke it down question by question to help you through you’re next romantic-drama viewing experience.

The Cast

1) Does the film star James Marsden? (No pressure. There’s only a 22 percent chance here.)

2) Does the film’s leading man work with his hands? You know, »

- Stacy Lambe

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Nicholas Sparks Adaptation 'The Choice' Begins Production

13 October 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is set to begin today in Wilmington, Nc on the Lionsgate film The Choice, based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name. Directed by Ross Katz (Taking Chance) and adapted for the screen by Bryan Sipe (A Million Miles), the film stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran (The Conjuring, Annabelle) to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions.

The Choice tells the story of Travis Parker (Walker) and Gabby Holland (Palmer), who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life's most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble »

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Production Begins on The Choice – Based on Nicholas Sparks Novel

13 October 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production is set to begin today in Wilmington, Nc on the Lionsgate film The Choice based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’s novel of the same name.

Directed by Ross Katz (“Taking Chance”) and adapted for the screen by Bryan Sipe (“A Million Miles”), the film stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson.

Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran (“The Conjuring,” “Annabelle”) to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions.

The Choice tells the story of Travis Parker (Walker) and Gabby Holland (Palmer), who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable »

- Michelle McCue

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Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace Join Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Choice’

8 October 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario and Maggie Grace have joined the cast of Lionsgate’s romance-drama “The Choice.”

Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer came on last week as the lead characters in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel.

Ross Katz is directing the screenplay written by Bryan Sipe.

Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions. Lionsgate’s Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan will oversee the project for the studio.

The Choice” is set in a small coastal town where a man ends up pursuing a relationship with his new neighbor, leading to a journey that neither could have foreseen.

Eight of Sparks’ books have been made into films, including “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Dear John” and “The Lucky One.” “The Best of Me” is due in theaters on Oct. »

- Dave McNary

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Benjamin Walker Joins Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Choice’ for Lionsgate

30 September 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Benjamin Walker has been cast as the lead character in Lionsgate’s romance-drama “The Choice” based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.

Walker, last seen in HBO series “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” will portray Travis Parker. He will star next in Ron Howard’s “Heart of the Sea.”

The screenplay adaptation was written by Bryan Sipe.

Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions. Lionsgate’s Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan will oversee the project for the studio.

The Choice” is set in a small coastal town where Parker ends up pursuing a relationship with his new neighbor, leading to a journey that neither could have foreseen.

Eight of Sparks’ books have been made into films, including “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Dear John” and “The Lucky One.””The Best of Me »

- Dave McNary

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Carrie Underwood, Beyonce and President Obama Inspire at The Global Citizen Festival

28 September 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Global Citizen Festival had music and celebrities, but at the center of it all, was an important cause.

With an all-star lineup, the Global Citizen Festival in New York City last night was not just a music festival for fun.

In its third year, the festival in Central Park had a lineup including Beyonce, Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, Alicia Keys, The Roots and Tiesto.

While Beyonce and Jay Z ended their On The Run Tour, they performed together again to the excitement of the audience.

News: Beyonce and Jay Z's Emotional End to On The Run

Pregnant and stylish in heels, Underwood covered R.E.M's "Everybody Hurts."

Photos: Carrie Underwood Is The Most Adorable Pregnant Woman

No Doubt's Gwen Stefani was joined by Sting, and they sang "Message In a Bottle."

At the heart of all of these amazing performances was a cause to end extreme poverty.

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Nicholas Sparks Adaptation 'The Choice' Gets Director Ross Katz

2 September 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ross Katz has signed on to direct the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Choice for Lionsgate, which is scheduled to begin production this October in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Published in 2007, Nicholas Sparks' The Choice follows a man and a woman who first meet as neighbors in a coastal town in North Carolina, whose relationship blossoms into a romance neither of them imagined would happen.

Bryan Sipe is writing the adapted screenplay, with the author producing through his new Nicholas Sparks Productions company, alongside Theresa Park and Peter Safran.

The project marks the 11th Nicholas Sparks novel to be adapted for a feature film, joining other hit adaptations such as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One and last year's Safe Haven. The author currently has two adaptations in post-production, The Best of Me and The Longest Ride.

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Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Choice’ Sets Ross Katz as Director (Exclusive)

2 September 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ross Katz (“Adult Beginners”) has come on board to direct the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “The Choice.”

Sparks is producing with Theresa Park and Peter Safran. Production companies Nicholas Sparks Productions and The Safran Company (“The Conjuring”) are producing and financing the film.

Lionsgate acquired the North American and U.K. distribution rights in June. The project is set to begin shooting in October in Wilmington, N.C.

The Choice,” published in 2007, tells the story of a man and a woman who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town in North Carolina and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. Bryan Sipe has written the screenplay.

Nicholas Sparks Productions recently announced the acquisition of Gale Sayers’ life and memoir rights for a feature film to be co-produced with Michael Costigan.

Katz made his feature film directorial debut in 2009 with HBO’s “Taking Chance. »

- Dave McNary

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Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix And More Join The Fantasia: Music Evolved Setlist

31 August 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the release date of Fantasia: Music Evolved a little under two months away, Harmonix has finally revealed the full tracklist for their colorful rhythm game. Published by Disney Interactive, Fantasia will launch exclusively on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 20.

Speaking at Pax Prime this weekend, the team at Harmonix announced that tracks from Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix, The Flaming Lips and more will round out the final setlist. As one of the more musically-inclined developers in the business today, it makes sense that Harmonix would build a tracklist as eclectic as the one included here.

You can check out the entire tracklist for the title below, with the new additions bolded.

Dvořák – “Symphony No.9 from the New World” Vivaldi – “The Four Seasons: Winter, 1st Movement” Avicii – “Levels” J.S. Bach – “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” Cee Lo Green – “Forget »

- Eric Hall

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Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Choice’ Draws Lionsgate for U.S., U.K. Distribution

10 June 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has acquired the North American and U.K. distribution rights to the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “The Choice.”

The project, which has not yet signed a director or cast, is the second that Sparks has set up at his 2-year-old production company. The author has seen eight of his novels turned into films starting with “Message in a Bottle” in 1999, followed by “A Walk to Remember,” “The Notebook,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” “Dear John,” “The Last Song,” “The Lucky One” and “Safe Haven.”

“The Choice” will be produced and financed by Sparks and Theresa Park with Peter Safran. The project, from Nicholas Sparks Productions, is slated to begin shooting in the fall.

“The Choice,” published in 2007, tells the story of a man and a woman who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town in North Carolina and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. »

- Dave McNary

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Gets Release Date and 'The Neighborhood' Trailer

6 June 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Kinect-based game Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved took a big hit when Microsoft announced that Xbox One without Kinect would arrive in stores this month. Despite the imminent drop in Kinect-based Xbox Ones on the market moving forward, Disney Interactive is moving full steam ahead with the release of their Fantasia-inspired game and will release it to the world on October 21.

To accompany the release date announcement and usher in next week's E3, Disney Interactive has passed along a new trailer dubbed 'The Neighborhood' that explores a previously unseen city realm in the game. This trailer wisely intersperses cuts of an actual person "conducting" the gameplay so what's seen on the screen makes more sense.

The official description of 'The Neighborhood' reads as follows, "In The Neighborhood, players will work their way through a restrained 2D urban cityscape, using music and magic to unleash a vibrant and magical »

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Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection Review And Giveaway

3 April 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection is another of those set releases that is the best and worst of all possible worlds. Serious fans are going to be happy to get collectible postcards, and a “personal letter from Nicholas Sparks,” but they already own the movies, and the discs don’t have any new bonuses.

On the other hand, if you don’t already own the movies (or only have one or two), this is a great collection to bring them all home at once. While there aren’t new bonuses, and the films aren’t remastered, or otherwise jazzed up with new treatments, most of the films include some solid bonuses anyway, and even the aging Message in a Bottle looks pretty good.

The Collection includes:

Message in a Bottle A Walk to Remember The Notebook Nights in Rodanthe Dear John The Lucky One Safe Haven

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- Marc Eastman

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger Rounds Out The Skivvies

24 February 2014 4:02 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Skivvies and their rotating Broadway hunk guests bring together two of our favorite things – music and hot guys in their underwear. This time they welcome back Andrew Keenan-Bolger in his packed Pump trunks for a medley including The Police classic “Message in a Bottle”.  As always, Andrew is indispensable to the show. Especially at the three minute mark.

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- Ed Kennedy

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Happy Valentine's Day: Nicholas Sparks talks wet kisses, training swans, and tearjerker moments

14 February 2014 11:38 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

If you’re looking for a romantic movie to watch over Valentine’s Day weekend, you can get seven of them in the recently released Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection, which, for the first time, unites Safe Haven, The Lucky One, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, and The Notebook. Sparks chatted with EW about some of their signature moments, the challenges of topping sex scenes, why the ending of Safe Haven really shouldn’t have shocked you, and what’s next.

Entertainment Weekly: The adaptations of your novels always include what »

- Mandi Bierly

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Best Kisses From Nicholas Sparks' Movies: The Notebook, Dear John, The Lucky One & More!

28 January 2014 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's been 15 years since Nicholas Sparks' second novel was adapted into his first major motion picture—and romantic dramas have never been the same! Message in a Bottle, starring Kevin Costner and Robin Wright, captured the hearts of millions and ushered in new era of gripping love stories. From The Notebook (starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) to Dear John (starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried), Sparks' stories have come to life via some of Hollywood's hottest stars. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection. The gift set includes seven films based on the best-selling author's novels, »

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Kevin Costner Turns 59 -- See More '90s Hunks Then & Now!

18 January 2014 7:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Can you believe Kevin Costner is almost 60 years old?!The actor has definitely aged well -- Costner still looks like the spitting image of Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams."Since finding fame with his hit movie "Bull Durham" in 1988, Kevin has gone on to steal the screen in flicks like "Dances With Wolves," "The Bodyguard" and "Waterworld."He also melted women's hearts around the world in the 1999 romance "Message in a Bottle," and thoroughly creeped us out playing a serial killer in 2007's "Mr. Brooks."  Costner's been pretty successful in his personal life as well! Kevin has three beautiful children with his ex-wife Cindy Costner and married blonde bombshell Christine Baumgartner 2004. Kevin and Christine have three adorable kiddies together, too. We can't wait to see the actor's latest blockbuster "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" where he'll star alongside hottie Chris Pine!How do you think Kevin has aged? Tell toofab in the comment section below, »

- tooFab Staff

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