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MTV Unleashes ‘If I Stay’ Movie Trailer

MTV has unleashed a new trailer for the If I Stay film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actress Chloe Grace Moretz playing the lead role Mia and actor Jamie Blackley as her love interest Adam.

The story, based on Gayle Foreman’s popular young adult novel, follows Mia when her “world is turned upside down during a horrific car accident that kills her parents, and leaves Mia in a coma.” This movie is scheduled to hit theaters on August 22nd.

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Trailer Revealed For ‘Gone Girl’ Movie Adaptation

Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for the Gone Girl movie adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Ben Affleck in the lead role of Nick Dunne and actress Rosamund Pike as his spouse Amy.

Author Gillian Flynn worked with Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Fincher to change the ending of her book for the story featured in this movie. The official release date has been scheduled for October 3rd. (via The Verge)

Samuel L. Jackson Performs ‘Boy Meets World’-Themed Slam Poetry

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Django Unchained actor Samuel L. Jackson recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and performed slam poetry about the 90′s American sitcom, Boy Meets World.

In the video embedded above, Jackson makes references to the Corey-Topanga love story, the Corey-Shawn bromance, and Eric’s infamous “Feeny” call.

According to Mental Floss, Fallon later asked Jackson whether or not he was a fan of Boy Meets World; Jackson admitted that it’s probable he had never even “seen one episode.”

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Tribeca Film Releases Trailer For ‘Palo Alto’

Tribeca Film has unveiled a trailer for the Palo Alto movie adaptation. Deadline reports that this film, based on James Franco’s 2010 short story collection, marks the directorial debut of Gia Coppola.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of Franco himself as soccer coach Mr. B, Emma Roberts as a young student named April, and Jack Kilmer playing the artist Teddy. Palo Alto will be shown during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24th. The official release date has been scheduled for May 9th.

Bryan Cranston Lands Deal for Memoir On ‘Breaking Bad’

Bryan CranstonGolden Globe-winning actor Bryan Cranston has landed a book deal to pen a memoir chronicling his years playing Walter White on the hit TV series, Breaking Bad.

Cranston (pictured, via) gave this statement in the release: “Walter White taught me a lot—some of it useful, some of it dangerous. With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.”

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‘SNL’ Star Ana Gasteyer Interviews Writer Ann Brashares

Writer Ann Brashares sat down with Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer to discuss her new young adult novel, The Here and Now.

Throughout the interview, the comedic actress insists that the new book is the latest installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. In the video embedded above, Brashares explains that “pants” do not play a significant role in this “forbidden romance.”

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‘The Paris American’ Shares ‘Film Sonnet’ by James Franco

James FrancoThe Paris American has selected actor James Franco as their “Poet of the Week.”

Franco (pictured, viashared the news on Facebook and received more than 6,000 “likes.” The online magazine posted Franco’s poem “Film Sonnet.”

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Russell Brand Reveals New Children’s Stories on YouTube

Actor Russell Brand has written his first children’s book. The book is called The Pied Piper of Hamlet, and is the first of a series of fairy stories and folk tales called Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales. Chris Riddell, a contributor to The Observer and National Book Award nominee, created the drawings.

Russell announced the book in a YouTube video, which we have embedded above. In the video, he says that he hopes the stories will “unlock aspects of our consciousness and to affect and impact the way that we see the world.”

Check out his reading above.

Darren Aronofsky’s 7th Grade Poem Inspired Him to Adapt ‘Noah’

Noah DirectorFilmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s desire to adapt the story of “Noah’s Ark” originates from a seventh grade poetry assignment. Aronofsky (pictured, via) wrote “The Dove,” his own version of the famous biblical tale, after his teacher Vera Fried asked her students to “write a poem about peace.”

According to Variety, he credits Fried as the person who inspired him “to become a writer.” Indiewire has posted the poem in its entirety; here’s an excerpt:

“The rain continued through the night
And the cries of screaming men filled the air
The ark was afloat
Until the dove returned with the leaf
Evil still existed.”

David Tennant Reads ‘Sonnet 126′ by William Shakespeare

Happy National Poetry Month! To kick off this month-long celebration, we’ve dug up a video featuring Dr. Who actor David Tennant reading William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 126.”

Tennant delivered this performance for Touch Press’ 2012 iPad app, “The Sonnets.” Additionally, Tennant recorded recitations of sonnets #12, #18, and #71 for this app. What’s your favorite Shakespearean sonnet?

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