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24 FramesThe new romance "The Lucky One," starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, is the latest in a line of film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks' weepy novels ("Dear John," "The Notebook"). Critics agree that film is a tearjerker most likely to be enjoyed by...
Company TownThe fate of specialty movie label Miramax Films appears even murkier than it has been in the wake of Dick Cook's ouster as the head of Walt Disney Studios. Cook remained a staunch supporter of Miramax as rumors of the......
Company TownSome folks at Disney's specialty movie unit Miramax Films are dismayed that their leader Daniel Battsek jetted off to the London Film Festival this week while the ax is falling on many of his employees and the company is basically......
Special to The TimesSomething fresh happens onscreen in "No Reservations," the newest in that newly burgeoning genre, American foodie cinema, and it's not the sea bass poached in a court bouillon with sautéed batonnet of carrots and zucchini (though that fish with vegetables...
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Channel Guide MagazineIt’s been a solid six years since Zac Efron burst onto the screen in the Disney Channel’s smash hit High School Musical. And even though he’s grown up considerably in those six years, it’s hard to imagine that skinny, musical kid...
Zap2ItThe romantic-tragic approach of novelist Nicholas Sparks has fueled such stories as "The Notebook" and "Dear John," and it services Zac Efron reasonably well in this drama about a Marine who believes his life was saved during Iraq combat by his locating a...
Hollywood keeps making adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, even though they've never really burned up the box office. Maybe “The Lucky One” will be, well, the lucky one, but it's hard to imagine why. Sparks films have become their own...
** (out of four) Don’t just assume “The Lucky One” is some schmaltzy, ordinary Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook”) adaptation in which a dreamy guy (Zac Efron), who says stuff like “You should be kissed every day, every...
Bully ***1/4 La violencia escolar cautiva la atención de Bully, enérgica e inteligente crónica que retrata el infierno que viven los niños abusados por sus compañeros de clase. Bully arranca revelando una verdad alarmante: anualmente más de 13...
Fox 5 San Diego staffI’m not sure who has a worse track record with bad movies – Tyler Perry or Nicholas Sparks. Perhaps the edge should go to Perry, since he’s involved in every aspect of his crappy films. And Sparks did give us The Notebook, which wasn&...
You don't need a message in a bottle to get the word out: Author Nicholas Sparks knows his audience. Conservative moviegoers (along with plenty of centrists and liberals) take to the latest Sparks adaptation, gratefully. They know they're not going to get...
PIX11.comBased on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller The Lucky One, Zac Efron ("17 Again," "Charlie St. Cloud") stars alongside Taylor Schilling (TV's "Mercy") and Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents" franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated...
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