Posts tagged "young adult"

Shailene Woodley Thinks “Twilight” Sends A “Toxic” Message To Teens

“Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. [The protagonist Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.”
Our love…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 12, 2014

10 Life Lessons I Learned From Reading Young Adult Novels

As is true for most aspiring writers, I was first a reader. I think I learned to read at like 4 and completely devoured The Babysitter’s Club series, and then the Hardy Boys, there were some kids in a boxcar that were really entertaining. And then Harry Potter happened and I literally wrote myself a…

By: College Candy / June 2, 2013

The CW Is Developing A “Hunger Games”-Like Show Based On The Young Adult Novel “The Selection”

The huge success of The Hunger Games film adaptation did not go unnoticed. Hollywood is currently doing everything it can to figure out how to replicate the success of that project with their own and that includes scooping up similar young adult book series. In steps Kiera Cass’ The Selection and the CW network. 

Amazingly enough, The Selection just hit shelve…

By: The Mary Sue / May 20, 2012

Diablo Cody Says Feminists “Should Be Up My Butt”

“Any feminist out there who doesn’t support me gets a big boo because you’ve got one person out there who is advocating for women in Hollywood and you’re going to slag that person? If you’re a feminist, you should be up my butt. I have no idea if I’ve helped feminism or set it back, because people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Meh At The “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” And “Young Adult” Premieres

Both “Young Adult” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” held premieres this week, and the stars of both films — Charlize Theron and Sandra Bullock — turned out in support. Were they sartorially splendid or did they fall on their faces? Click through to find out.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 16, 2011

Charlize Theron Is Concerned For Grown Women Who Wear Hello Kitty

“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them … [Is it] the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it … [I] said…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 16, 2011

7 Things We’ve Learned About Life Since High School

In “Young Adult,” Diablo Cody’s new film opening Dec. 16, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a divorced novelist who returns to her home in small-town Minnesota determined to rekindle a romance with her high school boyfriend. Mavis may have gotten older, but she hasn’t exactly grown up or figured out how to let go of the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2011

Here Are Your 2012 Golden Globe Nominees!

Let the award season begin! This morning, the nominees for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards were announced in Hollywood. I can’t contain my excitement: Ryan Gosling got nominated for two — yes, two — awards, for “Crazy Stupid Love” and “The Ides of March”! (Bradley Cooper was nominated for zero.) He is up against Joseph…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2011

Diablo Cody On Her Film’s “Romantic Love Scene”

“It’s a love scene to me, in a weird, sick way, and I really was looking forward to writing it. I was looking forward to it the way you look forward to actual sex. I was like, this is going to be good… It felt very romantic to me at the time.”
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By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 14, 2011

7 Things We’ve Learned About Friendship Since High School

In “Young Adult,” Diablo Cody’s new film opening Dec. 16, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a divorced novelist who returns to her home in small-town Minnesota determined to rekindle a romance with her high school boyfriend. Mavis may have gotten older, but she hasn’t exactly grown up or figured out how to let go of the…

By: The Frisky / December 13, 2011

Diablo Cody Wanted To Create A “Beloved” Female “Anti-Hero”

“The conventional knowledge in Hollywood is that an unsympathetic female character can tank a movie. I’m hoping that’s not true. I’m knocking on wood really emphatically right now but honestly I have a lot of theories sometimes I wonder if it comes down to mommy issues. The idea of a cold, unlikeable woman or a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2011

We See Chick Flicks: “Young Adult”

Starring Charlie Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson & Elizabeth Reaser
Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman
I went into a screening of “Young Adult” already anticipating that I would love it. After all, the premise centered around that of a young adult novelist, and as a total YA nerd, I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2011

Diablo Cody Says She Suffers From “Imposter Syndrome”

“I think women in particular — and, in fact, I’m acting as if this is my original thought, it’s on the Internet that women in particular are more susceptible to imposter syndrome, and for some reason, it’s very rare in men. Women who experience any degree of success tend to often believe deep down inside…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2011

7 Things We’ve Learned About Love Since High School

In “Young Adult,” Diablo Cody’s new film opening Dec. 16, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a divorced novelist who returns to her home in small-town Minnesota determined to rekindle a romance with her high school boyfriend. Mavis may have gotten older, but she hasn’t exactly grown up or figured out  how to let go of the…

By: The Frisky / December 6, 2011

Diablo Cody’s New Flick “Young Adult” Takes Some Risks

Say what you will about the choices Diablo Cody has made as a result of her fame from “Juno,” but the woman takes risks — huge risks — with what she puts out there. (That campy Megan Fox/Amanda Seyfried horror movie that flopped? Exactly.) Her newest movie coming out this holiday season is called “Young

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 7, 2011

Why We Can’t Wait For Charlize Theron In “Young Adult”

As a devout fan of Judy Blume, The Babysitter’s Club, and Sweet Valley High books, the entire Frisky staff’s interest has been piqued by this just-released poster for “Young Adult,” screenwriter Diablo Cody’s third flick. It’s an awesome send-up of the traditional young adult book cover and, all of a sudden, we can’t wait for…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

Diablo Cody Teams Up With Charlize Theron For Her Next Flick, “Young Adult”

OK, OK, so “Jennifer’s Body” bombed. But Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Juno,” is the kind of lady who dusts herself off to try again. Our girl Diablo is teaming up with “Juno” director Jason Reitman again for “Young Adult,” a screenplay she has written about a woman who returns to her hometown and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2010