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August 1, 2013
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The Rise of Shailene Woodley:The Spectacular Now Star Shines Bright

...upcoming YA slate has a little bit of the Hunger Games' bite (Divergent, which we’ll discuss in a bit) but is mostly made from more sensitive stuff—consider them YA films for the soul. The Spectacular...

January 19, 2021
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A Brief But Thrilling Glimpse of "Godzilla vs. Kong"

...nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins, a...

July 24, 2015
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Paper Towns Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber

When I originally met screenwriter Michael Weber, he was doing publicity for a small-budget 2013 film entitled The Spectacular Now that he co-scripted with his writing partner, Scott Neustadter. That film, which...

February 13, 2018
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Oscar-Nominated Disaster Artist Screenwriters on the Art of Adaptation

...beloved books into screenplays. In 2013, their cinematic adaptation of Tim Tharp’s novel The Spectacular Now arrived in theaters to rave reviews. A year later, their adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel...

February 1, 2013
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Brush Up On The Spectacular 2013 Oscar Award Short Film Nominees

While we eagerly await the 85th Academy Oscar Awards Show, here’s an oft-overlooked category you can quickly catch up on: the Oscar-nominated Short Films of 2013 have just been announced. And let us...

September 10, 2015
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Game of Thrones Director Jeremy Podeswa on Last Season's Toughest Episode

...to look like, we agreed it had to be incredibly vast and spectacular, but then we feared we couldn’t do it properly with the resources we had, so there was talk to...

October 12, 2016
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A Monster Calls Promo Lands on 'Face Your Fears' Day

...and this promo reminds us, A Monster Calls is the kind of family film that dares to be different. Director J.A. Bayona on the set of his visually spectacular and stunningly emotional drama A...

December 13, 2013
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Fashion Lessons From 10 Golden Globe Nominated Actors & Actresses

When we looked at the Golden Globes list of acting nominees, we were struck by how these characters would make really compelling fashion icons. Seriously. Aside from being a spectacular year for film,...

August 20, 2013
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The World’s End: What's Behind our Apocalypse Obsession?

...the New Testament is a pretty spectacularly terrifying apocalypse story. In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of violent events that includes myriad natural disasters and the eventual flooding of the entire...

March 9, 2013
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Talking Points: Eleven Intriguing Items From the World of Film From the Past Week

...to  Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the guys who debuted with (500) Days of Summer and have since penned the book-to-film screenplays of Sundance favorite Spectacular Now and the upcoming adaptation of...

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