I held out a spectacularly long time. I would like that known. Tears did not leave my eyes until the film's third and final act. This is not to shame those for whom the tears came sooner; for many the weeping was but a foregone conclusion. For some they never came at all. For others they were entirely the point. But I'd just like it known.
Shailene Woodley Talked About Gender Politics & Comparisons To Jennifer Lawrence On The Tonight Show But NBC Cut It Out
Today in things that make us scream incoherentlyThe Fault in Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley isn't shy about sharing her opinions when it comes to gender issues and for that we love her. Read on to find out what she said that got edited out of one of her Tonight Show appearances.
Why Not Do It With Some Style?
The lovely Kirsten Dunst donned a Rodarte Star Wars gown at the Met Gala in New York last night. One day, we hope to do the same. Read on for another shot which caught a very special Spider-Man Mary Jane moment plus that rumored Star Wars movie title!#488407469 / gettyimages.com
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SniktIt's been five X-movies (counting the upcoming Days of Future Past), one X-cameo, and one origin story-shaped cinematic travesty for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, but after one more solo film Jackman is hanging up his claws. He swears. He's almost one hundred percent certain. No, really.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star in this clip from The Fault in Our Stars, revealed at the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend. Something tells me this might be the only non-tear inducing scene in the whole film. But even so... Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?
A young woman, small and troubled, faces off against a totalitarian dystopia bent on control of the remaining world after the disaster of total war. It may sound achingly familiar, but we haven’t quite been here before. Divergent, based on the popular book series by Veronica Roth, follows the story of Beatrice-turned-Tris (Shailene Woodley), a young woman existing in a world divided by Factions, castes based on different human temperaments rigidly upheld to preserve an everlasting peace. When an aptitude test fails to assign Tris a Faction, even the one her family comes from, Abnegation, she is told she is Divergent, a secret she must keep or lose her life. Choosing to enter the warrior class, Dauntless, instead of remaining with her family, Tris is subjected to a rigorous series of training tests both mental and physical to determine if she is allowed to stay in her chosen Faction or to be cast out as one of the homeless Factionless. But trouble is brewing between the governing Abnegation Faction and the coldly intelligent Erudites , and soon Tris, and those close to her, are drawn into a conflict bigger than themselves. I have not read Divergent or any of its accompanying sequels, and so entered the theater with fresh eyes, if a skeptical heart. What I found was a troubled film, one held up on weak foundations, and with a poor finishing job to match its underlying structure. No amount of beautiful CG landscaping can hide the flaws in Divergent’s grand design. Here we’ve got a knotty premise coupled with issues of casting, clarity, and what I assume is interpretation of original material. Though the film tries to make something out of what it has to work with, the results are, ultimately, unsatisfying, and speak to the larger picture of its particular genre.
Things We Saw Today"I remember playing with my Boba Fett action figure as a little kid, and my mom saying 'Boba Fett could be a woman, you can’t tell with the armor and the helmet.' This was in the mid- 90s, before the prequel films revealed Boba Fett to be some lame clone kid," says Tumblr user aJRAWINGS. "I still think of Boba Fett being female to this day, and I still think that’s cooler than the 'official' explanation." Ditto. (thanks, anon tipster!)
"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." - Divergent star Shailene Woodley speaking to Teen Vogue. Hollywood is all about comparing one thing to another, especially when it comes to young adult properties (does that really ever help?), in order to cash in on the previous success. Whether it's comparing "love stories" or pitting the lead characters against each other, it's nice to see Woodley addressing the issues straight on. (via Gossip Cop)
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"If my character [from Divergent] and Katniss from The Hunger Games battled it out? I don't know. I don't feel like they would actually battle. I feel like it'd be like, 'You're a strong lady? I'm a strong lady, too. Let's combine forces and bring it together.'"—Shailene Woodley in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, providing us with the YA version of that time Amy Adams said she'd rather Lois Lane and Wonder Woman work together to get stuff done instead of fighting over some dude, y'know? Or when Jessica Chastain called out the media for perpetuating “the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along" when people were talking about a (made up) feud between her and Jennifer Lawrence. Ovaries before brovaries! (via: Jezebel) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?
Here it is: The final trailer for Divergent, based on the first book in Veronica Roth's best-selling YA trilogy. When it comes out on March 21st, will you be in line? The way the studio's releasing trailers and pics seemingly out into the ether makes me think we might have another The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on our hands. Seriously, the only organic buzz I've heard about this movie is people talking about how it affects star Shailene Woodley playing Mary Jane in the Amazing Spider-Man sequels. But it could surprise me and be a big success. We'll see. (via: Digital Spy) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?