Tara Talks: Episode Five (The one with Book Boyfriends)

(Image Credit: Tara Robinson / The Daily Quirk)

(Image Credit: Tara Robinson / The Daily Quirk)

This week is Valentine’s Day! So instead of moping around that you are alone why don’t you cuddle up with a different kind of guy? This week I decided to take things a little differently and talk about my favorite book boyfriends! I mention my Top 4 but there are many more below who didn’t make the cut into the video. Continue reading

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox Film)

2014 Soundtracks: On Top and On Tap

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox Film)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox Film)

Soundtracks are a vital part of any movie- strip a movie of its music and you could wind up with an entirely different feel altogether. With 2014 being such a great year in film, it’s a given that it would be an outstanding year for the soundtrack. Here’s the best of the best with a sneak peek at the great listening that is yet to come! Continue reading

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She said WHAT?: Shailene Woodley’s Top 5 Quirkiest Quotes

Shailene Woodley (Image Credit: MTV)

Shailene Woodley (Image Credit: MTV)

If you’re a movie fan, you probably now recognize actress Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster via The Fault In Our Stars. If you knew her before the film’s release, you might remember the crazy things she said during the press tour she had for the film. Before that, Woodley was once the star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family, where she played teen-mother, Amy and shined as Tris in this year’s Divergent. Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Win a special ‘The Fault in our Stars’ prize pack!

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The wait is almost over, nerdfighters! The theatrical release of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars is just around the corner, and if the wait hasn’t killed you, these last three weeks might. But, in order to make the anticipation a little less trying, The Daily Quirk is offering you a chance to get your hands on an awesome TFIOS prize pack. Continue reading

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

What’s the big deal about… Ansel Elgort?

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

What’s the big deal about Ansel Elgort? Well first off, for those of you asking who he even is… Continue reading

Ansel Elgort as Gus and Shailene Woodley as Hazel in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: James Bridges/20th Century Fox Film)

‘The Fault in Our Stars’: How close will the film follow the book?

Ansel Elgort as Gus and Shailene Woodley as Hazel in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: James Bridges/20th Century Fox Film)

Ansel Elgort as Gus and Shailene Woodley as Hazel in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Image Credit: James Bridges/20th Century Fox Film)

Every day that passes brings a dedicated fandom closer to the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now that the trailer has been released, emotions are ramping back up in anticipation. Tears have been spilled, fangirls have squealed and everyone wants to predict just how closely the book and movie will line up. Let’s analyze together. Continue reading

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Book Cover and Set Shot (Image Credit: John Green / Instagram)

The latest ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Movie Updates from John Green!

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Book Cover and Set Shot (Image Credit: John Green / Instagram)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Book Cover and Set Shot (Image Credit: John Green / Instagram)

If you’re a fan of The Fault in Our Stars, you probably know that John Green is a bit of an Internet celebrity. If you follow John Green throughout the Internet, you may have an idea of just how excited he is about this movie. Just in case you don’t follow him or don’t have the time, I’m going to attempt to do a roundup here of all of the great updates that he’s sharing on Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram, almost all of which can be found on his Twitter stream.

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John Green & Shailene Woodley announce she’ll be cutting her hair for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and donating it to charity!

The Fault in Our Stars (Image Credit: John Green) / Shailene Woodley (Image Credit: Crestock)

The Fault in Our Stars (Image Credit: John Green) / Shailene Woodley (Image Credit: Crestock)

One of the best things about John Green being internet famous is that he’s constantly online and sharing awesome details about the production of the movie based on his novel, The Fault in Our Stars. On Tuesday he announced via YouTube and elaborated on Tumblr about the big aesthetic change that Shailene Woodley is making this weekend to play Hazel Grace Lancaster.

There’s no denying that Shailene has gorgeous hair. When it’s not pulled back, it reaches almost to her natural waist and has the kind of beauty that you know comes from being healthy, not from hours at the salon. Her character in The Fault in Our Stars (or TFiOS as it’s known online) is a 16-year-old cancer patient, so fans already expected to see a very different look in the movie. What wasn’t necessarily expected though, is that rather than wear a wig for the role, Shailene is going to cut her hair and donate it to Children With Hair Loss, a non-profit organization who provides wigs for children dealing with medically-related hair loss.

As a founding member of Nerdfighteria, John is a big believer in promoting awesome and decreasing world-suck (all the things that suck in the world), so of course he’s excited over something like this! He shared it in his Vlogbrothers video on Tuesday as well as on his Tumblr, not exactly compelling the community to do the same, but wanting to share the idea with them and encourage them to do so if they had any inclination to do so. John did ask that if anyone does participate, to post about it and use the tags #hairforhazel and #itgrowsback to keep the posts trackable.

I hope that Children With Hair Loss is ready for the donations they’re about to get; Shailene has joined the conversation and explained her own relationship with her hair and is urging anyone who is in a place to do so to donate theirs as well. She is also gracious enough to be clear that if you love your long hair, you should definitely keep rocking it.

Just from the volume of posts on tumblr about people cutting their hair, I’m going to guess that they will be receiving many more donations in the next few weeks than they typically do. As someone who has donated her hair in the past, I think it’s a fantastic thing and would encourage anyone who is comfortable doing so to check out the donation page and head to a salon. When I cut mine, I went to a SuperCuts and they did it for free, you may want to call a local place and see if that is offered near you!

I’ve been scrolling through the tags on tumblr and I can’t help but notice that every single person I’ve seen with a before and after picture looks AMAZING in the after picture. It’s starting to make me want to go for a super short cut myself! I’ll probably just end up donating some money to help CWHL fund the wig making.

As soon as there are pictures of Shailene’s cut, we’ll be sharing them, in the meantime, please leave a comment sharing your donation stories or whether you’ll be participating in this unofficial hairforhazel drive!

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Jemina West as Isabelle Lightwood, Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood, and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

Young Adult Book to Film and Television Adaptations in 2013

Jemina West as Isabelle Lightwood, Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood, and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

Jemina West as Isabelle Lightwood, Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood, and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (Image Credit: Rafy / 2013 Constantin Film International GmbH and Unique Features (TMI) Inc. All rights reserved)

With the recent popularity of movies based on The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games and TV shows like Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, young adult book-to-film adaptations are becoming more and more of a hot commodity. Several YA book adaptations are in the works for 2013, and many others are in development for possible film releases in upcoming years. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see, as well as what we can cross our fingers and hope to see! Continue reading