The Breadwinner (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Breadwinner (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE BREADWINNER (2017) Featuring the voices of Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Kawa Ada, Noorin Gulamgaus, Ali Kazmi, Kane Mahon, Reza Sholeh, Mran Volkhard and Kanza Feris. Screenplay by Anita Doron. Directed by Nora Twomey. Distributed by GKIDS. 93 minutes. Rated PG-13. In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, where a woman’s survival is … Continue reading

Wonder (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Wonder (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

WONDER (2017) Starring Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Ali Liebert, Crystal Lowe, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Nadji Jeter, Emma Tremblay, Noah Jupe, Millie Davis, Danielle Rose Russell, Bryce Gheisar, Elle McKinnon, Ty Consiglio, Kyle Breitkopf, James Hughes and Sonia Braga. Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Steve Conrad and Jack Thorne. Directed by … Continue reading

Before I Fall (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Before I Fall (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BEFORE I FALL (2017) Starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta, Jennifer Beals, Liv Hewson, Alyssa Lynch, Nicholas Lea, Erica Tremblay, Roan Curtis, Liam Hall, Claire Corlett, Anthony Stephens and Bal Nagra. Screenplay by Maria Maggenti. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. Distributed by Open Road Films.  … Continue reading

Lewis MacDougall – Faces Down a Monster
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Lewis MacDougall – Faces Down a Monster

Lewis MacDougall Faces Down a Monster by Jay S. Jacobs It’s quite an impressive and scary achievement, a twelve-year-old boy, appearing in only his second film, gets the starring role.  His character is the main thrust of the movie, and on screen almost the entirety of the film.  It is based on a critically acclaimed … Continue reading

A Monster Calls (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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A Monster Calls (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

A MONSTER CALLS (2016) Starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Ben Moor, James Melville, Oliver Steer, Dominic Boyle, Jennifer Lim, Max Gabbay, Morgan Symes, Max Golds, Frida Palsson, Wanda Opalinska, Patrick Taggart, Lily Rose Aslandogdu, Geraldine Chaplin and the voice of Liam Neeson. Screenplay by Patrick Ness. Directed by J.A. Bayona. Distributed … Continue reading

Liam Neeson – A Master Calls
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Liam Neeson – A Master Calls

Liam Neeson A Master Calls by Jay S. Jacobs In casting the title character of the film A Monster Calls, a forty-foot tall behemoth made of trees and earth who helps a small child come to cope with the impending death of his mother, you just can’t have the normal casting call.  The actor must … Continue reading

Jake Marcionette – Surviving in the YA World
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Jake Marcionette – Surviving in the YA World

Jake Marcionette Surviving in the YA World by Jay S. Jacobs When you hear the term Young Adult books, you tend to think of these younger people as being the readers of the books, not the writers. Jake Marcionette is doing his part to change that conception. Marcionette was only 12 years old when he … Continue reading