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WATCH: Sexy, Haunting New 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Trailer Stars Shailene Woodley

Writer/director Gregg Araki sheds his new-wave queer cinema roots for this Shailene Woodley vehicle about a 17-year-old girl whose sexual awakening coincides with the disappearance of her mother, played by Eva Green.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 21, 2014 3:29 PM
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'Transformers 4' Delivers Year's First $100-Million Weekend, Jolie's 'Maleficent' Passes $200 Million Domestic, 'Fault' Woodley's Second $100-Million Grosser

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" overcame the worst reviews of Michael Bay's career to deliver the summer's first $100 million weekend. The rest of the world came in just over double that at $201 million. With the World Cup having finished its intense initial round and little competition from new films either stateside or abroad, Paramount picked the perfect weekend for the return of the mighty Hasbro franchise.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 29, 2014 1:53 PM
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Will Hollywood Learn from 'The Fault In Our Stars'?

This past weekend showed that the marketing strategy employed by Fox and Mr. Dewey for "The Fault in Our Stars" was "spot on." The studio projected that the movie would hit $29 million at the North American box office. But something else happened.
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • June 10, 2014 10:30 AM
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'The Fault in Our Stars' Review and Roundup: Shailene Woodley Carries Manipulative Weepie

Trust me: when it opens Friday 'The Fault in Our Stars' will be review proof. It matters not a whit what any of us have to say about Josh Boone's four-hankie tragic romance based on social media star John Green's bestselling Young Adult novel. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber of "(500) Days of Summer" fame faithfully adapted the book, but this is a case where I wanted to see the authentic indie version of the film.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2014 1:52 PM
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John Green's Enthusiastic Fan Base Bodes Well for 'The Fault in Our Stars'

John Green's fans love him. As in, LOVE him. The "Fault in Our Stars" scribe has nearly 2.5 million(!) followers on Twitter and his vlogbrothers YouTube videos routinely rack up 500,000 to a million hits.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 3, 2014 11:54 AM
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Shailene Woodley Says She's Not a Feminist Because "You Need Balance"

Shailene Woodley is a pretty amazing quote generator (her Earth Mama comments about foraging in the woods and making her own lotions have inspired numerous listicles and clickbait fodder), and now she's said a few things to TIME about, as they call it, the "F" word. That would be feminism.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 5, 2014 4:26 PM
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Shailene Woodley's' Fault in Our Stars,' Covering EW, Is the New Model for YA Bestseller To Movie

“The Fault in Our Stars” could very well be a new model of a YA bestseller turned movie.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2014 7:00 PM
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WATCH: Shailene Woodley Is Doomed and in Love in Extended New Trailer for 'The Fault in Our Stars'

Rising stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are young cancer patients in love in the latest trailer for "The Fault in Our Stars," adapted from John Green's young adult tearjerker.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2014 5:10 PM
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Gregg Araki's Controversial New Film 'White Bird in a Blizzard' Gets a Distributor (TRAILER)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired all North American rights to writer/director Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard," the controversial film out of Sundance in which star Shailene Woodley bares all.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 1:31 PM
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Lionsgate Follows 'Twilight/Hunger Games' Template by Extending 'Divergent' "Trilogy"

Not only does Lionsgate/Summit commit to an ongoing production--which is the closest the movie companies come to episodic television, allowing fans to invest in the creation of a world over time--and hang on to beloved actors over a series of films, but "Divergent" is now extending the life of its "trilogy."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2014 12:38 PM
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