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    Oscar Watch: Could 'The Spectacular Now' Pull It Off?

    Even if you didn't buy into James Ponsoldt's earnest coming-of-age romance "The Spectacular Now," you can't deny the film's powerful lead performances. Gifted youngsters Miles Teller (26) and Shailene Woodley (21) go for broke in this genuine crowd-pleaser, talking like real teenagers, behaving like...

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    Savannah Film Festival: James Ponsoldt Talks 'Spectacular Now,' Taking On Hilary 'Rodham' & The Power Of 'Pure'

    Sitting down with James Ponsoldt backstage at the Lucas Theater in Savannah, Georgia, one thing becomes immediately clear: he loves movies. Already thrilled that his latest "The Spectacular Now" is screening at the Savannah Film Festival in a cinema first build in 1921, my conversation with the dire...

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    Stream This: 'The Canyons,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion,' 'On The Road' & More On VOD This Week

    Hey-o cinephiles, and welcome to the deluxe edition of Stream This. There was a lot to cover this week, with so many films being released on VOD concurrently or in advance of their theatrical debuts, and we didn't want to leave anything out, including those nifty themed picks. Thus, the result at ha...

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    Review: James Ponsoldt's 'The Spectacular Now' Starring Shailene Woodley & Miles Teller

    Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is the charming, good time guy who lives in the moment. Self-assured, he’s the life of the party, popular, and he and his girlfriend Cassidy (Brie Larson) breeze through their high school experience. Sutter and Cassidy are like a teenage power couple that rule parties tha...

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    25 Films About First Love To Fall For

    This Friday sees the release of James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" follow-up, the tenderly drawn coming-of-age teen story "The Spectacular Now." Boasting standout performances from young leads Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, the film, which we reviewed out of Sundance and called "valuable and honest," ev...

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    Interview: Miles Teller Talks Unbroken Takes In James Ponsoldt’s ‘The Spectacular Now,’ Admiration For Donny Osmond & More

    Since his portrayal of a guilt-wracked young man in “Rabbit Hole” deservedly vaulted him into the spotlight, actor Miles Teller has committed to different shades of the high school/college experience. He snagged considerable parts in “Project X” and “21 and Over”—both anarchic, single-night party fi...

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    Trailer Watch: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Fall in Love in James Ponsoldt's 'The Spectacular Now'

    The first trailer for James Ponsoldt's coming-of-age entry "The Spectacular Now," which won the Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance, has landed. Starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, the film centers on the unlikely romance between hard-partying high school senior Sutter (Teller) and in...

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    Casting Watch: Is Carey Mulligan Best Choice for Hillary Clinton Biopic 'Rodham'? (POLL)

    Carey Mulligan is reportedly the top choice to play Hillary Clinton in "Rodham," the indie biopic of the former first lady and secretary of state. James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now") is on board to direct the film, which is penned from a script by Young Il Kim that made the 2012 Blacklist.

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    Unstoppable 'Spectacular Now' Director James Ponsoldt to Adapt 'Pippin' for TWC

    Adding to an already overstuffed plate, James Ponsoldt, director of Sundance hits "The Spectacular Now" and "Smashed," has signed on to write the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Pippin" for The Weinstein Company.

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    'Smashed' & 'The Spectacular Now' Director James Ponsoldt To Helm Hillary Clinton Biopic

    When you're hot, you're hot, and there are few filmmakers right now burning up with the kind of fire that "Smashed" and "The Spectacular Now" director James Ponsoldt is currently getting. Thanks to successive Sundance hits, he's been busy lining up a whole host of gigs including the YA adaptation "P...

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