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Joni Mitchell Shoots Down Taylor Swift–Starring Biopic and Taylor Swift

25 November 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You won't see Taylor Swift's version of "River," it turns out. Although she previously expressed interest in playing singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in the planned adaptation of Girls Like Us, Mitchell tells The Sunday Times that this will not, in fact, be the case: "I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.'" Mitchell also said of the source material, written by Sheila Weller, "It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes. There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books, assumptions, assumptions, assum­p­tions." Guess "The Lucky One" was just a big waste of time then, wasn't it? »

- Lindsey Weber

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Ranking Every Nicholas Sparks Movie Couple, from Pathetic to Passionate

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

While we’ve pretty much established all Nicholas Sparks films are the same, the one factor that truly sets them apart is the chemistry between the lead actors. Sure, we could watch attractive people kissing in the rain, hair blowing in the wind during a slow embrace on the sandy shores of North Carolina all day, but if the passion isn’t there, we ain’t buying it.

As the author’s latest book-to-film venture The Best of Me is currently in theaters, only time will tell where James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan fall on the spectrum of believable couples in Sparks’ movie repertoire.

Of course, not all silver screen couples can be up to par with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams‘ perfectness in The Notebook. The two couldn’t stand each other at first on set, and they were still the most heart wrenching on screen. Take note from »

- Taylor Ferber

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Us Box Office Report – Brad Pitt’s Fury topples Gone Girl with $23.5 million opening

20 October 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Your Us Box Office Report for w/c 20th October 2014…

Having closed the 58th BFI London Film Festival this past weekend, David Ayer’s World War II tank movie Fury has knocked Gone Girl from the number one spot in a solid weekend for the box office.

Starring Brad Pitt and Shia LeBeouf, Fury took $23.5 million over 3,173 screens, despite the middling reviews from some critics. This puts it on the right path to easily make back its $68 million budget, as it has yet to open anywhere else in the world.

Although having been knocked from its throne at the top of the charts, David Fincher’s Gone Girl had another good weekend at the box office, taking $17.8 million to bring its domestic total to $107 million. Gone Girl is now the fifth most successful movie from Fincher and should overtake Alien3, Panic Room and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but »

- Luke Owen

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The 27 Most Important Shirtless Zac Efron Pictures

18 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Like a fine wine, Zefron just keeps getting better.

Let’s get the words out of the way quick and move on to what you came for: The pictures. Happy Birthday, Zac Efron. You are now 27. We wish you would jump out of a cake for us, because what a happy birthday that would be.

Ok, Here Are The Shirtless Pictures:

1. When he sang in the shower for High School Musical 3, but the scene was cut probably because it would have sent millions of Disney channel watchers into premature puberty:

2. When he filmed the (almost) drowning scene in Charlie St. Cloud:

3. When he made sweet, sweet love in The Lucky One:

4. And then Taylor Schilling got to stick her hands down his pants:

5. Whatever was happening here in The Paperboy:

Watch: You need to see Zac Efron do the “Wiggle” dance

6. And whatever was happening here. Same movie.

7. The Paperboy again, but »

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Happy 27th Birthday, Zac Efron! See the Actor's Sexiest Shirtless Pics!

18 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Happy birthday, Zac Efron! This Hollywood hottie is turning 27 today! There are countless reasons as to why we, and the rest of the world, love this stud of an actor. It seems only fitting that we celebrate these reasons on his birthday. First of all, Efron is a quadruple threat: he can sing, he can act, he's hilarious and he has those abs! The abs may be our favorite, though. Let's take a look back at all the times the actor dropped jaws with his perfect muscles. In The Lucky One, Efron gets steamy with Taylor Schilling, giving us all the more reason to love him. Then, in Neighbors and That Awkward Moment, we find Efron shirtless and even butt naked! In honor of »

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Digital Tracking: ‘Fury’ to Blast Away Box Office Competition with $32 Million

17 October 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns should be at their peak.

Fury,” Sony

Moviepilot Prediction: $32 million

Fury” rolls into theaters this weekend armed with the mega star power of Brad Pitt, solid reviews and good social stats. The first of three World War II movies opening this season (the others being Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and “The Imitation Game”), all with significant Oscar buzz surrounding them, “Fury” looks by far the most action heavy. Sony cleverly played this up in the social campaign by appealing to tank »

- Tobias Bauckhage

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Film Review: ‘The Best of Me’

16 October 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s something unmistakably poignant about the sight of Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden circling each other with barely concealed romantic longing in “The Best of Me,” though not for reasons anyone probably intended. The latest soap product to roll off the Nicholas Sparks assembly line, this tale of two former lovers reuniting after a 21-year separation also functions as a study of two terrific actors struggling to overcome the relentless mediocrity of their material. With its ill-motivated swerves into violent tragedy and the near-fatal miscasting of one pivotal role, the Relativity release seems likely to jerk as many laughs as tears from its target audience, though Sparks fans might still turn out in sufficient date-night droves to continue the author’s string of Hollywood hits.

Sparks has cranked out a fresh slab of romantic hokum every year or so since 1996, and the studios have largely kept pace with his output, »

- Justin Chang

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Box Office Predictions: 'Fury' Takes on 'The Best of Me' and 'The Book of Life'

16 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Fury has the best trailer of the group, and we know it's all about marketing for opening weekend. Plus, you know, 79 percent on Rt is the highest of the weekend. Is my $28.8 million call enoughc It's also winning the Fandango "most anticipated" award for the weekend. Brad Pittc See, the evidence is all apparent for a Fury victory, the only drama left is just how high this one can reach. The Best of Me will draw all the Nicholas Sparks fans, plus the occasional hapless date night. Safe Haven and The Lucky One both opened just north of $20 million, but I'm slightly less bullish on this title due to 1.) Star power and 2.) Time of year. It's odd to say, but Julianne Hough and Zac Efron are slightly more credentialed and marketable within the key demo here than James Marsden. Although the film isn't nearly as mindless as The Notebook it's still not exactly brilliant either. »

- Laremy Legel

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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 »

- MovieWeb

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Nicholas Sparks Wants to Work With Johnny Depp

13 October 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Nicholas Sparks is the modern king of romantic tearjerkers, and The Best of Me, the upcoming adaptation of his novel, is all but guaranteed to make you sniffle. Along with a few other journalists, I was invited to the hot Louisiana set during filming and had a chance to quiz Sparks, as well as his stars, James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. The story follows Dawson and Amanda, a pair of young lovers from opposite sides of the tracks who are reunited in their hometown after decades apart. Sparks filled me in on something that fans of the book are dying to know: the changes between the book and the movie. Plus, he spilled on the actors he'd love to work with (Johnny Depp!) and the movies adapted from his books that he thinks are the most tear-worthy. Source: Getty Popsugar: Of all your movies, which are the most sob-worthy? Nicholas Sparks »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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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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Blu-Ray Giveaway: ‘Neighbors’

19 September 2014 8:58 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Living next to a fraternity house is a nightmare especially if you’re planning to raise a family.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has provided Latino-Review a copy of “Neighbors” to one lucky reader on the site.

The hilarious comedy stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron as neighbors waging war against each other. Rose Byrne, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse rounded out the rest of the cast.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Seth Rogen (This Is the End, 50/50), Zac Efron (The Lucky One, That Awkward Moment) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, Insidious series) join forces with director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) for Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Digital HD and Blu-rayTM:

Alternate Opening:  Uncover the mystery of how »

- Gig Patta

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Intl Box Office Final: Blockbusters Strong O’Sea Led By ‘Lucy’, While U.S. B.O. Suffers

8 September 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update, Monday, 3:35 Pm: Overseas actuals have been logged for Lucy, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Hercules, Into The Storm, Tmnt, The Fault In Their Stars, If I Stay, 22 Jump Street, Sex Tape, Deliver Us From Evil, Boyhood, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Let’s Be Cops, Step Up: All In, As Above, So Below, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Relatos Salvajes. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore rom com Blended flew past $80M abroad, a bonus considering the film flatlined stateside, next to the duo’s previous outings, with $46.3M.  Total global stands at $126.3M. More to come. — Anthony D’Alessandro contributing with Monday actuals.

Related: ‘Guardians’ Tops Lowest Grossing Post-Labor Day Domestic Weekend Since 2000

Previous, Sunday, 4:15 Pm Pt: This weekend domestically is projected to be the lowest grossing of 2014, off 23% from a year ago. And yet, the international frame is »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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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.

Ross Katz made his directorial »

- MovieWeb

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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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Box office preview: Will teen drama 'If I Stay' top 'Sin City' sequel?

21 August 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It takes a special kind of sequel to be able to withstand a nine-year gap between releases, and unfortunately for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for doesn’t appear to be up to the task. Instead, the Ya adaptation If I Stay looks poised to take first place this weekend.

Here’s how things might play out.

1. If I Stay — $20 million

Chloë Grace Moretz stars as Mia, a 17-year-old cellist who is coma-bound after a car crash that kills her family, in this emotional adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 bestseller. MGM and New-Line co-financed the $11 million project, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Save $10 And See All Of Nicholas Sparks’ The Best Of Me In This New Trailer

11 August 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the most common complaints directed toward movie trailers today is that the preview gives away way too much. If you’re interested in catching the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ romance The Best of Me when it comes out on October 17th, you may want to save the spoilers and skip this two-and-a-half minute ad entirely.

The drama, which stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan, centers around Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier, two high-school sweethearts who reunite many years later, after Dawson is released from prison. Evoking elements of The Notebook and The Lucky One, both adaptations of Sparks’ bestsellers, The Best of Me shows the problems between the love interests when they were young (and played by the Point Break remake’s Luke Bracey and Trust‘s Liana Liberato) and then what happens when they meet up again years later.

The Best of Me‘s full trailer »

- Jordan Adler

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