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Weekend Viewing: The Fault in Our Stars

It’s always tricky to convert a beloved book into a film. Thankfully, The Fault in Our Stars doesn’t disappoint—mostly due to the casting of Hazel and Gus. From the first glimpse of Hazel (Shailene Woodley from Divergent), you know she is perfect for the part. Although she’s not take-your-breath-away beautiful, you love her more for that. She’s tough yet sensitive; sarcastic, yet vulnerable; nonchalant, yet scared to show her true emotions. Enter Gus (Ansel Elgort, also from Divergent): the whole theater swooned when he came into the frame, but at first I was disappointed. Gus didn’t match my image of a really hot Gus. But as the movie progressed my opinion  quickly changed.  Ansel  charmed me with his ability to give [...]

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS NYC Premiere

It’s with puffy eyes that I write this post about the NYC premiere of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Puffy eyes because I spent two hours last night ugly crying as I watched Gus and Hazel on screen. The TFIOS scene at Zigfield Theatre was overwhelming. There were throngs of screaming fans–mostly fangirls, so the decibels were high pitched and LOUD–and a blue carpet instead of a red carpet. Inside the theatre things were calmer, although the tween girls behind me were VERY excited about meeting the brother of Ansel Elgort (aka Augustus Waters). Before the film, the producers, director, screenwriters, and actors were announced to loud cheers. But the loudest cheers of all went to John Green, the author [...]

Fictional Character I Want to Marry: Augustus Waters

I’m sure many of you have by now read, or atleast heard of John Green’s wildly popular YA romance novel The Fault in Our Stars. The book chronicles the 17th year of Hazel Grace Lancaster’s life, a girl who at the age of 13 was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer that quickly spread to her lungs. In an attempt to curb her daughter’s depression, her mother sends her to a cancer support group that meets in the basement of a local church. That support group is where Hazel meets and falls in love with Augustus Waters. Augustus is smart, like almost too smart. He likes art and he reads constantly and he’s obsessed with making sure his [...]