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Why We’re Running to See Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice

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I think we can all agree that The Notebook is the best movie of all time. Not only is it romantic and touching, but it introduced America to the perfection that is Ryan Gosling. Remember life pre-Ryan? Yeah, I don’t want to either. The Notebook also marked a pretty important cultural milestone: the Nicholas Sparks movie trend. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Sparks’ writing. I’m probably in the minority here (even in the BookTrib offices!), but it doesn’t matter. Regardless of how I feel about the books, I am deeply, deeply in love with the movie adaptations. No one does cheese like Sparks. Somehow his storylines are the perfect combination of…

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Dear The CW: These Moments Must Be Included in ‘The Notebook’ TV Series

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I saw The Notebook at least five times when it came out in theaters back in 2004. And no, I have absolutely no shame attached to that statement. The movie may have become synonymous with sappy romances over the years, but it’s still a damn good flick that basically introduced the world to the ungodly hotness that is Ryan Gosling. #hatersgonnahate Which is why I was so excited to hear that The CW is developing a series based on the movie and Nicholas Sparks’ original book (Hachette Book Group, 2004). Apparently, the network is even going to skip the present-day Alzheimer’s storyline – which, let’s face it, most of us fast-forward through anyway – and keep the TV show a historical…

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The star wore Prada: How great fashion can save a lackluster film

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Any book lover has had the unique experience of watching one of your favorite novels come to life on the big screen. It’s a moment filled with fear that the story will be butchered, forever tainting your view of the book, and awe that you’re finally seeing something you’ve only ever pictured in your mind. I’ve watched some truly awful adaptations of my favorite books (I’m looking at you, The Time Traveler’s Wife) and some truly amazing ones (hello, Princess Bride). But sometimes the beauty of a movie can triumph regardless of what’s happening in the story. A character will put on a certain dress or suit and make a scene pop in a way that didn’t seem possible in…

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