August 1, 2013

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...

July 24, 2015

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

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...

March 19, 2024

“Irish Wish” Director Janeen Damian Makes a Rom-Com Dream Come True with Lindsay Lohan

...the film turned out to be a family affair, too. “I think the music is really spectacular in Irish Wish, and Michael worked really hard on that,” Damian gushed. “Michael actually has...

March 9, 2013

Talking Points: Eleven Intriguing Items From the World of Film From the Past Week  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...

August 20, 2013

The World’s End: What's Behind our Apocalypse Obsession?

...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 world. In...

December 13, 2013

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,...

September 10, 2015

Game of Thrones Director Jeremy Podeswa on Last Season's Toughest Episode

...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 reduce...

July 7, 2016

Looking at 3 Incredible Moments From Battle of the Bastards

...of the Basards," we looked at not only the entire, sensational 69-minutes, but also detailed, thanks to HBO, how they shot the Battle of Winterfell. It's been a truly spectacular season, one in which we...

October 12, 2016

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...