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  • This is fine, and yet . . .

    Fangirlish ‏@fangirlishness 44m
    With that I am off to see @MortalMovie for the 12th TIME. I love it. And I want YA Movies to be made. SO I am supporting. #SeeCityOfBones
    Again, if you love something and want to see it 12 times, more power to you. It's the idea that this is a cause to support which is so weird to me.

    Rebecca Serle ‏@RebeccaASerle 8m
    No one said that supporting YA movies means always liking them. Go watch, have an opinion, contribute to the dialogue.
    I feel like part of the dialogue should be discussing *why* this is a beekdamn cause you are trying to guilt me into caring about.

    books =/= movies

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    • Movies=$$$$4Authors
      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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      • Well, that is Reason #45,509 why no publisher should buy any of my books (should I ever actually finish one). I don't think I'd be very good at promoting any movie adapted from one. I have no hustle. My hustle is broken.

        In non YA movie news . . . we saw The World's End last night.

        Hot Fuzz >> Shaun of The Dead >> any random ep of Spaced >>> The World's End.

        There were entertaining moments where you saw the flashes of old brilliance -- but overall it was sort of thin, kind of loose, and not entirely likable.

        I didn't hate it, but it didn't give me much to love.

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        • I think Shaun of the Dead is cute but really overrated.

          And nobody expects an author to promo their movie adaptation.
          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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          • And nobody expects an author to promo their movie adaptation.
            Really? CC seemed to be everywhere. She had all her friends pimping it everywhere, too.

            (By everywhere, I mean social media-wise).

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            • That was her choice. She's a fame/attention whore from way back so it's not surprising.
              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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              • I agree with everything Is has said regarding the release of TMI. I would also add that the internet is the worst kind of gauge of something or someone's popularity toward actual financial success (see: every Kristen Stewart indie of the last 5 years).

                That said, Clare still got the best kind of release she could've hoped for for TMI so zero sympathy for poor showing.

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                • Obvs the critics hated it, but was it considered a bit of a flop? Like, in the biz? I don't know how to gauge these things.

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                  • Flop is relative to expectations. It was kind of a flop but it didn't do worse than it was predicted to do, I don't think.

                    The studio bankrolled it to the nth degree in the hopes of catching a groundswell (that never happened). Their party line is that they are looking to make up their money internationally. But I'm guessing the odds of it becoming a film series is low.

                    ETA: It had a pretty poor opening $$ given the screen saturation level. So it's a big disappointment, if not a huge-ass flop in the traditional sense.
                    Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                    • I don't get why industry genius peeps did not get that no one is even checking for Phil Collins, let alone Lily.

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                      • This article is unintentionally hilars. I seriously thought it was a parody.

                        http://pagetopremiere.com/2013/08/5-...-jamesdashner/

                        5 reasons why ‘The Maze Runner’ has the potential to be a huge success

                        With the latest book-to-film YA movies being slumps at the box office, I was brainstorming about which upcoming films I feel have the potential to jump out of that valley of misfortune, due to true and exciting originality. I had the chance to visit the set of The Maze Runner in Louisiana, and while I can’t reveal anything about my trip just yet, I feel like the film will be a success for a variety of reasons. Of course, marketing and advertising will play a big part in box office numbers, but it has many huge advantages in the bag already. I thought I’d share them with you! The film stars Dylan O’Brien, is being directed by Wes Ball, and is based on the novel by James Dashner. It hits theaters on February 14th, 2014.

                        1. It’s aimed at young guys!

                        Woah! A young adult GUY movie? [b[After Twilight, almost every YA film made has been aimed at least somewhat towards women.[/b] Beautiful Creatures, The Host, The Mortal Instruments, none of them are guy movies, the only guys seeing these films are people being dragged by their girlfriends. The thing about male-based movies like The Maze Runner is that unlike guys and chick-flicks…girls like them too! Also, even differently than the “teen” audience… I feel like The Maze Runner will pull even younger guys, in the 10-13 range, away from their couches and into the movie theater. However, older guys will enjoy it too. Not many films have tried to tap into that junior-high aged male audience.

                        2. The cast is nearly entirely male – and they aren’t all described as impossibly attractive. What?!

                        Bella, Tris, Katniss, Clary – the latest heroes of this latest YA film craze have all been women. There’s an obsession with the “strong female lead” but people are looking for something new! Also for some reason, like Harry Potter, guys and girls can relate to a male hero but males are reluctant to relate to a female hero. Also, since a guy wrote this book, you aren’t going to get descriptions of rippling abdomninals. Like Harry Potter, Thomas is an unlikely hero. He isn’t particularly athletic or confident at the beginning of the story, but we grow with him.

                        3. It doesn’t fit into any popular ‘genre’ exactly – the story is original!

                        Supernatural? Not really. Dystopian? We don’t really know for most of the book since the entire plot shrouds our world in mystery. Romance? Certainly not. Is there a love triangle? Nope. This story is fresh and new, and can’t really be compared to anything closely. Of course, the press will compare it to anything they can even remotely find it similar to. There are no vampires, no Shadowhunters, there are no passionate make-out scenes. The plot-point of the maze is extremely intriguing, so the audience is right there, gripped like James Dashner’s characters.

                        4. It features talented up-and-coming talent, mixed with seasoned veterans.

                        Dylan O’Brien is hugely talented, and plays the lead in this film. He has a huge fan base from his role of Stiles on Teen Wolf (seriously, have you been on Tumblr, recently?) and he’s refreshingly goofy and hilarious. We also have a cast of seasoned British actors like Thomas Brodie-Sangster of Game of Thrones, Kaya Scodelario of Skins, and Aml Ameen of The Butler. Then, we have Patricia Clarkson…Oscar winner! Plus, we have total newcomers like Blake Cooper as Chuck. This is a seriously impressive cast.

                        Wes Ball, an extremely talented young director (he created the short film, Ruin), has taken on this story as his first movie. So he’s diving into it with fresh eyes and understanding – and a lot of care and love. Then we have people like Wyck Godfrey, who is producing some of the biggest book-to-film adaptations the world has ever seen – Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, and more. He knows what he’s doing. Experience, mixed with the wide-eyed excitement of talented newcomers is key here!

                        5. It’s based on an extremely popular book written by a man, with a fanbase that reaches hugely wide demographic.

                        My 12 year old brother absolutely loves The Maze Runner, I love The Maze Runner. I’m a 21 year old girl! The author is a man, unlike any of the other popular YA book-to-films that have been made in the past few years. The world is always looking for something truly original, and I feel like this story fits the bill. The book is hugely popular, and has been for a while. The Facebook page of the film already has over 100,000 ‘likes.’ If that’s not proof of the pudding, I don’t know what is.
                        IT'S WRITTEN BY A MAN.

                        HOW FRESH AND NEW.

                        WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.

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                        • Page to Premiere is run by the same tedious Stans that run Mockingjay.net. They don't post anything not approved by the movie studio. So they actively nix spoilers and set pics that the studio asks them not to post. They do it for access to fan events and studio/set tours. I detest them.
                          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                          • Ugh. That explains the pandering. But she could still have written a puff piece without hitting all of those weirdly anti-feminist notes.

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                            • They were also started by at least one of the participants of His Golden Eyes which was some bullshit Twi site that no one I know actually visits and yet got press passes to the handprint ceremony and shit like that. That Kimmy chick actually did a red carpet with Horowitz once!
                              I detest them as well.

                              Also I just realized that Fangirlish is Twilightish castoffs + Little Lauren who ran (runs?) the Twi Facebook and is um, not little and a total troll. One of the founding members is my age, has FIVE children under 10 and goes to every existing fan event. I used to see her at concerts and was like, how? But no really, how?
                              They professionally suck up for free shit with no actual fan loyalty. I detest them too.

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                              • The Facebook page of the film already has over 100,000 ‘likes.’ If that’s not proof of the pudding, I don’t know what is.
                                Um.... that's so not true. When is facebook "likes" the measure on anything?
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