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PopWatch Confessional: I quote 'Stomp the Yard' more than any other movie

I’m a sucker for a good dance movie and/or a good movie about dance, and yes, they’re two different things. When I was growing up, Save the Last Dance was my most-watched movie, and in terms of how many times I’ve seen it, it’s probably still in my top five. But my second favorite dance movie is one I came across in my teen years: Stomp the Yard. (And before Gladiators start asking, that is Scandal‘s Harrison, and as much as I like Columbus Short in a good suit, he will always be DJ to me.)

I fell in love with this movie for a number of reasons: READ FULL STORY

'Paper Towns' and Everyday YA: Please adapt these teen tales into films too!

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John Green fans must have felt as though they’d stumbled into the literal heart of Jesus on Monday with news that the author’s 2008 novel Paper Towns would also be adapted into a feature film, with The Fault in Our Stars actor Nat Wolff cast in the lead. The announcement isn’t just a boon for Nerdfighters everywhere, but also for fans of what, for our purposes, I’ll call Everyday YA: teen narratives in which nary a magic wand, sparkling vampire, or deadly arena (save for the high school hallway, of course) are to be found. And this latest option may just be the start.

When my colleague Nicole Sperling spoke with movie producers in the wake of Divergent‘s boffo box office, they hinted that the trend in young-adult filmmaking may very well be these types of tales — “less action-oriented and more intimate,” as Sperling summarized it. So if the tide is indeed turning toward the sort of characters who would have populated your 15th birthday party, noshing on Doritos and paging through YM magazines (RIP!), where should moviemakers mine for source material? I’ve got three suggestions for Everyday YA perfectly suited for celluloid: READ FULL STORY

'Prometheus 2': Let's speculate wildly about the 'Alien' prequel-sequel

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So Fox has officially announced a sequel to Prometheus, the Alien movie that didn’t really have any Alien aliens, but did have the aliens who made those aliens, and also a squid baby. Prometheus made a decent-though-not-tremendous chunk of change when it came out, and its mystery-laden plot inspired plenty of chatter. And whether you liked the movie or not, the prospect of a sequel is intriguing — mainly because it’s difficult to imagine what a sequel to Prometheus would be.

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James Van Der Beek remembers 'Dawson's Creek', 'Varsity Blues' and the role that got away

You know James Van Der Beek, from, well, being James Van Der Beek. The former star of Dawson’s Creek played a fictionalized version of himself on 2012’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, after adding a whole list of credits (like Varsity Blues, Rules of Attraction, and How I Met Your Mother) to his resume in addition to Dawson.

The Beek’s next role? Divorced doctor Will in CBS’s new sitcom Friends with Better Lives, premiering March 31. Before he shows off his comedy chops once again, Van Der Beek took a game look back at his most important roles — and the people who still hold a place in his heart, even after two decades in the biz.

The role my mom loves the most: Varsity Blues
“I think my mom was probably a Dawson fan, but it’s so funny — my mom’s favorite scene is the one in Varsity Blues where I give all the names for the different words for an erection. She just finds it really funny. The fact that I say ‘Pedro’ at the end of it, she just thought was hilarious. Quite frankly, I don’t want to discuss or think too much about why.”

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Ellen Page responds to anti-gay pastor: 'Being gay isn't a belief'

Ellen Page won’t let anyone make her feel bad about herself.

Over the weekend, some unnamed pastor sent Page, who recently came out of the closet, a letter.

The actress responded publicly on Twitter, writing, “2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn’t a belief.My soul isnt struggling& I don’t want arms of Heavenly Father around me.A girls arms? Yes.”

Score one for Page. (Isn’t that the kind of comeback we’d expect from the woman who portrayed fast-talking Juno?)

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'Divergent' scores: What does that mean for 'Allegiant'? -- POLL

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[SPOILERS for Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant]

Exciting news for fans of Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy: Divergent cleaned up at the box office this weekend, which means that the next two films — with release dates already set for March 2015 and 2016, respectively — are likely a go. Fans will be seeing a lot more of Theo James and Shailene Woodley.

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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer: A Deep Dive, now with more Sentinels!

Yes, there’s another trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the anxiously awaited franchise mash-up which is technically a fourquel, a sequel, an interquel, and a prequel — not to mention the much-discussed possibility among cultural scientists that the film may technically be a requel, since it rewrites the franchise’s own internal history and may cover previously explored ground. (See also: JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, the 1955 scenes of Back to the Future 2, the epilogue of Bourne Supremacy which is also the act-3 kickoff for Bourne Ultimatum.)

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'Troop Beverly Hills': Phyllis Nefler's Unawarded Patches

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The 1989 Shelley Long luxury vehicle Troop Beverly Hills turns 25 today, which means 1) You’re even older than you thought, and 2) It’s high time Phyllis Nefler — troop leader to us all — receives the (likely waist-cinching) sash of Wilderness Girl patches she has always deserved. Join me on this stroll down memory lane before those stinkin’ Red Feathers swarm in like poisonous water moccasins and corrupt the route!

The Anne Shirley Commemorative Puffed Sleeves patch:
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The Putting Things In Perspective patch:
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“Smokey the Bear isn’t going through a terribly messy divorce.”

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PopWatch Planner: 'The Good Wife' big episode, 'Teen Wolf' finale, 'Noah' in theaters, more

Between big episodes, season premieres, and a new Johnny Cash album, it’s safe to say that we’ve got another solid week of pop culture in front of us. For Good Wife fans, tonight’s episode is sure to leave a mark. Then we’ve got the Teen Wolf finale, new series Surviving Jack, and two big theater releases.

Here’s what your week looks like. Enjoy: READ FULL STORY

What is Fox's mysterious Marvel movie? -- THEORIES

In Hollywood, Marvel’s biggest superheroes are controlled by three different studios. Over at Disney, home-brewed Marvel Studios owns the Avengers and lots of lesser-known characters that it hopes you’ll like as much as the Avengers. Sony is hard at work turning its solo Spider-Man franchises into several Spider-Man franchises, which would inspire a joke about the Clone Saga if we hadn’t all agreed years ago to never mention the Clone Saga. Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has spent the last few years in recovery mode, mashing together its various X-Men sub-franchises into the anticipated Days of Future Past while rebooting Fantastic Four with a hip young director and a hipper young cast.

In a sense, Fox is trying to split the difference between Marvel and Sony. (Days of Future Past is to Avengers as Fantastic Four is to The Amazing Spider-Man.) And earlier Friday, Fox announced its own aggressive slate of superhero movies, sprinkling its franchises across the back half of this decade. A new Wolverine solo film will arrive in March 2017, one year after the already announced X-Men: Apocalypse. Summer 2017 will bring Fantastic Four 2. But the real news is another film, currently lacking a title, a concept, or anything more concrete than a release date: On July 13, 2018, Fox will release some kind of Marvel movie. What could it be? Here are three totally likely theories, plus one somewhat less likely theory and one extremely-unlikely-but-totally-awesome theory. READ FULL STORY

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