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Nicholas Sparks Archives -

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Jack Rico


2013/08/02 at 3:34pm

Nicholas Sparks Goes Español!

08.2.2013 | By |

Update: Nicholas Sparks has just added a new city and date for the book signing of his newest literary release, “The Longest Ride”. It’ll be on September 30th in Miami, FL, at Books & Books.

When one thinks of romance in the movies, it’s hard not to think of Nicholas Sparks being behind one of them. The American novelist, screenwriter and producer has put out so many hits that he’s now decided to go… español. Spanish readers are about to get a jolt of what it feels like to read a new book of his in Spanish during its premiere release. Read More

Karen Posada


2013/02/13 at 12:00am

Safe Haven

02.13.2013 | By |

Safe Haven

Every year just around Valentine’s day a book by Nicholas Sparks that has been made into a movie comes out, this year it’s ‘Safe Haven’. This is the second movie this week that is set in the South of the U.S.; the landscapes are quite beautiful, making any of us want to move to this enchanted place. Yes the main two actors are major eye candy, but there’s not much more to them than that. The problem with this sort of movies is that they all stick to the same formula leaving very little to the imagination and even less that would surprise an audience. For anyone who is going to watch this movie you know what to expect and if you like your corniness, mediocre acting and predictable ending this one for you.


Katie (Julianne Hough) runs away from her mysterious and what seems like tragic life and randomly ends up in Southport, North Carolina where she starts a new life. Here she meets Alex (Josh Duhamel) a widower with two children that is quickly smitten by Katie without knowing what he’s getting into.


This movie is filled with awkward and uninteresting conversations due to a poorly written script and unskillful acting. There are plenty of moments that don’t seem to fit with the rest of the film and at the end just with a little analyzing you realize how little they paid attention to detail. It is extremely overdramatic to make a point on who the bad guy is, while also using a lot of unnecessary drama to move the story along. All the romantic moments are completely predictable making them loose their charm.


Hough seems to not know how to react to a lot of things in the film, making her a bad actress. I don’t blame her completely since the script itself seems bipolar making her antisocial one second and completely nice the next without a real reason. Duhamel’s character seems so lonely that he inexplicably goes after this girl without much vision in a way a teenage boy would.


The movie ignores reality and sense in some occasions making it all the more surreal and unbelievable. Tierney (David Lyons) is almost superhero like surpassing obstacles a normal person wouldn’t, while always looking tense and crazy. There is one unexpected twist, which did surprise me, but besides that there’s not much mystery in the movie.


This is more like a TV movie that would play on Lifetime, I understand during this time of the year many people want to go see romantic movies, but I wouldn’t recommend you spend your money on this one. Just like Lasse Hallstrom‘s last romantic attempt ‘Dear John’, this is a love story that you easily forget once you walk out the theater.  

Karen Posada


2012/06/19 at 12:00am

‘Safe Haven’ to be Nicholas Sparks new movie

06.19.2012 | By |

'Safe Haven' to be Nicholas Sparks new movie

They’ve began shooting ‘Safe Haven’ a romance based on the story by Nicholas Sparks, who wrote ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Dear John’; like most of his movies this will be shot in his native land of North Carolina in the town of Southport. Director Lasse Hallström has already casted Josh Duhamel from ‘Transformers’ and Julianne Hough from ‘Rock of Ages’ as protagonists, David Lyons is also part of the cast. The writers of the script: Dana Stevens and Les Bohem along with the rest of the production team make up a group of artists that have worked in movies or TV shows focused on romance; which tells us this movie will be a romantic voyage.

‘Safe Haven’ is a story full of suspense and affirmation about Katie (Hough), a young woman who is struggling to find love once again when she arrives in the small town in North Carolina. The people see her as suspicious when she seems to not want to be part of the community, but slowly she becomes to appear familiar and begins a relationship with Alex (Duhamel), a widowed that owns a story and has two small children. But her past (Lyons will play Hough’s estranged husband) gets in the way of her new life and the terror will force her to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and what is like to rely on the power of love in this moving romantic thriller. 

The studios involved in the production are: Relativity Media, Temple Hill Entertainment and Nicholas Sparks’ own production company. The movie will open on February 8, 2013.

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