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James Ponsoldt Made The Summer's Best Romance, But What He Does Next Will Surprise You
After premiering at Sundance-- where a special prize was created for Woodley and Teller-- and traveling to SXSW, The Spectacular Now is winning over audiences across the country, and arrives at a time of great change for its stars as well as its director, James Ponsoldt. Ponsoldt was at Sundance just last year with Smashed, and six years before that with Off the Black, but his career has accelerated significantly since January of this year
Watch Shailene Woodley And Miles Teller Threaten Movie Texters In Alamo Drafthouse PSA
Following in the footsteps of The World's End cast, and Before Midnight's Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, among others, the latest actors to take an amusing stand against texting and cell phone chatting during movies are The Spectacular Now's Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.
Honesty And Negative Influence: Talking With The Spectacular Now's Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley
Late last month I had the awesome opportunity to speak with the filmís two main stars, and with the movie expanding into more markets this past weekend the time is right to share. Watch our interview below in which Teller and Woodley discuss the honesty in the screenplay that attracted them to the script, what it was like working with director James Ponsoldt, and whether Sutter should be seen as a positive or a negative influence on Aimeeís life. Check it out!
Operation Kino 125: The Spectacular Now Lives Up To Its Sundance Hype
This week we're tapping back into all those heavy high school emotions to review The Spectacular Now, the new teenage romance directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. To help us out, we bring in Slashfilm's own Angie Han. Was she as charmed by the movie as Katey and Patches were back at Sundance? Find out!
The Spectacular Now Trailer Revels In the Highs And Lows Of High School
Miles Teller stars as party animal and general screw-up Sutter Keely; Shailene Woodley, who recently won widespread praise for her heartbreaking performance in The Descendants, co-stars as Aimee Finicky, a good girl who meets this bad boy when she finds him passed out on her lawn after a hard night of high school shenanigans.
The Spectacular Now Director James Ponsoldt To Adapt Broadway Musical Pippin
Adaptations of big, famous Broadway musicals seem to be very big in Hollywood right now. The end of last year saw the release of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, and we just learned that a Guys and Dolls remake is in the works, potentially starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum.
Miles Teller And Shailene Woodley Wow SXSW With The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now is a powerful film and a big reason itís able to maintain its emotional punch is by never being preachy or over-dramatic. In the hands of lesser filmmakers the story would focus on how the wayward youths find their way back to the straight and narrow...
The Bling Ring And The Spectacular Now Get Summer Release Dates
Though newly formed financing and distribution company A24 hasnít released anything just yet, it already has four festival-traveled films in the pipeline for 2013. Both Harmony Korineís raunchy crime adventure Spring Breakers and Sally Potterís Cuban Missile Crisis-tinged drama Ginger and Rosa have had their March release dates for a little while now, though their more recent acquirements were sitting in limbo until now
True Story Drama Fruitvale Tops Sundance Awards With Grand Jury And Audience Prizes
The last film to win both the Audience Award and U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival was Precious in 2009, almost exactly a year before it went on to become a Best Picture Oscar nominee. Now history may be ready to repeat itself, with the intense drama Fruitvale
The Spectacular Now's Miles Teller And James Ponsoldt On High School And Weird Sexual Tension
One of the earliest and most universally well-loved hits at this year's Sundance FIlm Festival was The Spectacular Now, which honestly, we all should have been coming. It's directed by James Ponsoldt, who made last year's very well-liked Smashed, and stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller
Sundance Video Blog #3: Spectacular Now, Mud, Kill Your Darlings And Terror In The Eccles Tent
There's a myth about Sundance glamour, mostly based on red carpet photos of celebrities in fur hats, or maybe press releases about how much fun everyone had sipping complimentary cocktails at a party. And yes, there's plenty of that happening around here right now, but I'm seeing almost none of it
The Spectacular Now: The Rare Sundance Coming-Of-Age Story That Feels Like It Matters
The most common of all Sundance Film Festival tropes, or at least the most exhausted, is the quirky romance between two attractive, young, mildly famous white people. It's easy to read that kind of plot description in the guide and roll your eyes, but then once in a while comes a movie like The Spectacular Now
Kyle Chandler And Mary Elizabeth Winstead Join Spectacular Now Adaptation
The Spectacular Now focuses on Sutter Keely, a senior who lives in the moment and is the life of every party. After one massive blowout, he wakes up on a strange lawn and meets Aimee Finicky, a misfit who is clueless in the ways of popularity and is planning for her future. Intrigued by her outsider appeal, Sutter begins to date her as a sort of social experiment, but soon discovers he can have a real impact on her life, and possibly for the worse.
21 Jump Street's Brie Larson Heads To High School Again For The Spectacular Now
Larson will play Cassidy, described as one of the leads in the film. She held her own alongside some very funny actors in Jump Street, so Spectacular could go for humor and heart with this cast in place and likely hit itís targets
Miles Teller Will Romance Shailene Woodley In The Spectacular Now
It sounds like some kind of She's All That knockoff, but reviews of the book seem to suggest it's much smarter and more believable than that, and Teller's previous performances suggest he could bring a lot of depth to even the stereotypical popular-high-school-dude role
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