It's easy to roll your eyes when a film's central theme is cancer. While such an affliction is inarguably sad, its handling in the movies is typically heavy-handed. The natural drama from the disease never seems to be enough for some filmmakers, who use manipulative tactics in a lame attempt to get the audience to cry, likely to hide the fact that their movie just simply isn't very good.
A good example of such a film is 2002's Nicholas Sparks schlock-fest, "A Walk to ...
Jun 6 2014, 11:44am CDT
Full article at: dark horizons
Topics: Gus, Nicholas Sparks, Laura Dern, John Green, Willem Dafoe
Source: The Business Insider
It wasn't just audiences who were reduced to puddles of tears while watching teen phenomenon "The Fault in our Stars." An adaptation of the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name, we caught up with author John Green recently who told us there were a lot of tears shed on set, too. "I cried every day," Green told Business Insider. "Most people cried much less than I did. I'm a bit of a crier generally. B ...
Full article at: The Business Insider
Jun 23 2014, 7:49am CDT
Source: Spectator Magazine
The Fault in Our Stars, which is based on the bestselling young-adult novel by John Green, is about two teenagers with cancer who fall in love and it’s a sort of Love Story for younger people, God help them, although unlike Love Story it’s not set to mislead an entire generation. (In my experience, love means having to say you’re sorry constantly, and at least three times before breakfast.) This is funnier — it’s funny about the B ...
Full article at: Spectator Magazine
Jun 18 2014, 10:00pm CDT
What's it all about?
Unless you've been living on a desert island with only a volleyball for company for the last year or so, we're sure you're more than aware of the story of The Fault in Our Stars, but just in case, this is a teen love story with a difference. Primarily told from Hazel Grace Lancaster's point of view, it's about how her life changes when she meets the h ...
Full article at: Sugarscape
Jun 17 2014, 6:58am CDT
Source: Oh No They Didn't!
Shailene Woodley worked with such accomplished pros as George Clooney (in The Descendants) and Kate Winslet (in Divergent), but it's her The Fault in Our Stars costars who, she says, have taught her the most. "I want to wake up every single day and be the best version of me. A lot of that has to do with Fault and meeting these 16- or 18-year-olds who had a week to live or passed away while we were filming," Woodley tells PEOPLE about her role as ...
Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
Jun 9 2014, 2:42pm CDT
Source: Business Insider
Amazon has come out with its latest batch of editors' picks for summer beach reads. As usual, the books span genres, from military crime thrillers to a poignant story of two teens with cancer falling in love. There’s truly something for everyone on this list. You won't be able to put these books down. “All Fall Down: A Novel” by Jennifer Weiner: A poignant story that follows an ordinary woman who sinks into addiction, Allison struggles to be a wife, m ...
Full article at: Business Insider
Jun 7 2014, 8:44am CDT
Source: Latino Review
It's easy to roll your eyes when a film's central theme is cancer. While such an affliction is inarguably sad, its handling in the movies is typically heavy-handed. The natural drama from the disease never seems to be enough for some filmmakers, who use manipulative tactics in a lame attempt to get the audience to cry, likely to hide the fact that their movie just simply isn't very good. A good example of such a film is 2002's Nichola ...
Full article at: Latino Review
Jun 6 2014, 12:05pm CDT
Source: Big Government
Throughout the late 50's and early 60's, there were a number of "death discs" or "teenage tragedy songs" that romanticized the intensity of teen love when mixed with premature death. The fad began in 1959 with Mark Dinning's #1 smash "Teen Angel," which resulted in the expected flood of similar recordings. By the time "Leader of the Pack" was released in 1964, there was a parental backlas ...
Full article at: Big Government
Jun 6 2014, 11:49am CDT
Source: screen rant
The Fault in Our Stars follows sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) who has fought thyroid cancer since she was thirteen. After the disease spreads to her lungs, Hazel entered an experimental study to help battle the cancer but, in spite of minor improvements to her overall comfort, she remains hooked to an oxygen tank, is easily tired, and, as a result, lives a hermitic life. Hazel fills her days with books, reality TV, and studying - until her mother (Laura Der ...
Full article at: screen rant
Jun 6 2014, 10:00am CDT
Source: Mother Jones
The post contains some spoilers.
The Fault in Our Stars is a smartly crafted, touching film about teenage love and teenage cancer. The movie has been widely described as this year's ultimate tearjerker: "Total emotional carnage—like having your head chopped off by a sword made of tears," GQ staff writer Zach Baron said. "The Fault in Our Stars is an industrial-strength teen romance that will make you que ...
Full article at: Mother Jones
Jun 6 2014, 5:00am CDT