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In pop culture entertainment, success always spans copycats, and it seems especially so with young adult books and movies these days. From over-intellectualizing self-aware teens, to 16-year-olds stru…
Based on the young adult novel by David Levithan, Every Day is the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), an ordinary sixteen year old girl who has been juggling everyday teenage life and problems at home…
Asa Butterfield has the biggest, roundest, child-like blue eyes, which is his blessing and curse. As a child actor in movies like Hugo and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, this sold his innocence. Now …
Thomas Mann stars as Greg Gaines, a contemplative and awkward semi-loner, who’s decided the path of least resistance towards getting through high school unscathed is to be on casually good terms with …
You know that a tough young woman means business when she chops off her long, flowing hair with a pair of dull scissors. Of course, when it happens in the movies, such a cut just ends up looking salon…
Don't get me wrong... I've really liked the Hunger Games series so far. In fact, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire both made my Top Ten Movies of the year when they were released. But Mockingjay - Pa…
Set in a dystopian future (that old chestnut!) and based on the YA book of the same name (yes, another one!), The Maze Runner centers on a young man named Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), who’s been mysterious…
It is not writer Lois Lowry's fault that it took 20 years for her acclaimed YA book The Giver to make it to the big screen. It's not her fault that within this time, the teen dystopian trend makes The…
Setting: Dystopian Chicago—the buildings are decrepit, the water of the lake and the Chicago River seems to have retreated, and there is a tall electric wall built around the city. At some point since…
A lot has happened since The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, and proceeded to charm the world with her smarts, self-effacing humor and her sass--not to mentio…
Naysayers will want to compare The Hunger Games (and the forthcoming movie sequels) to The Twilight Saga, or to other stories with similar surface plots, like The Running Man or Japan's Battle Royale.…