he's all that

No one needed a She’s All That reboot. In fact, a case could be made that we didn’t even need the first movie. But we got it anyway, and now we’re getting the reboot, too. It’s a gender-swapped version called He’s All That, and it stars a “Tiktok sensation.” Anyhoo, He’s All That is now headed to Netflix, where it will either be embraced by the youths of today or fade into the ether. Long live cinema!

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stargirl sequel

Stargirl is coming back to Earth. Disney+ has ordered a sequel to the 2020 feature film that adapted the best-selling 2000 book by Jerry Spinelli. Star Grace VanderWaal is set to return as the titular ukulele-playing teen girl in a feature film helmed by returning director Julia Hart.

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To All the Boys Always and Forever

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: To All the Boys: Always and Forever

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: In the third and final entry in the teen-centric To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before rom-com trilogy, Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky’s relationship is tested when they discover that they’ll be attending different colleges, which throws a wrench into their long-term plans.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: After a hugely disappointing second installment, this wholesome franchise rebounds in a big way with this delightful (if predictable) entry, which includes picturesque jaunts to Seoul and New York City and all of the rom-com tropes that you’d expect. Read More »

generation trailer

The kids are mostly all right in Generation (also styled Genera+ion), a new teen dramedy series from HBO Max. Well, at least they’re a tad more stable than the destructive teens of Euphoria, the acclaimed HBO teen drama that Generation appears to be chasing.  Executive produced by Lena Dunham and created by 19-year-old Zelda Barnz and her director father Daniel Barnz (Cake), Generation follows a diverse group of LGBTQ teens as they explore their identities. Watch the Generation trailer below.

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the summer i turned pretty tv series

Jenny Han is bringing a little more summer loving into our lives. The author behind the hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before teen romance series is getting another one of her YA novels adapted to the screen. But this time Han will have a more personal hand in making the upcoming The Summer I Turned Pretty TV series, which has just been given a series order by Amazon.

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Cusp Review

It’s never been harder to be a teenager than right now, an age when all the trials and tribulations of growing up follow you no matter where you go thanks to the smart phone that everyone has in their pockets or hands at all times. It’s even worse when there’s nothing to do, which is why teen girls Autumn, Brittney, and Aaloni often find themselves passing the time and escaping parents in their small Texas town by drinking, smoking, and hanging out with older dudes and gun-toting bros. And directors Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt follow them every step of the way in their verité documentary Cusp. Read More »

Summertime trailer

Poetry received a high profile boost recently thanks to Amanda Gorman’s fiery, powerful poem she delivered at Joe Biden’s inauguration. So perhaps now is a good time to release the trailer for Summertime, a new film from Blindspotting director Carlos López Estrada. Sort of an anthology movie, the film follows 25 young people as they criss-cross their way across Los Angeles on a hot summer day. Check out the trailer below.
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Coda review

The coming-of-age genre is well-trod at this point. There are few innovations, and even fewer surprises, and yet we constantly return to it like an old song we used to love — maybe you’ve outgrown it, but you never get over the fondness for it.

Like many of its coming-of-age predecessors, Siân Heder‘s Coda hits all the familiar beats — teenager Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) is stuck between pursuing her dreams and staying in her hometown to help the family fishing business — but with a new variation: Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family, and her dream is to become a singer. It sounds like it could be an ill-advised set-up for a broad comedy (and in the original 2014 French film La famille belier that Coda is a remake of, it almost is), but Coda approaches the story with an earnestness and raw authenticity that you can’t help but be moved by this lovely little charmer.

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chilling adventures of sabrina season 4 early buzz

The fourth and final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has critics running both hot and cold. Much like how Sabrina Spellman was split into two personas in the Netflix teen horror drama, critics could not be more divided on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 4, which closes out the popular series this Thursday. Is it the best season yet, as a couple critics claim? Or is it a disappointing and “cheap” finale as a couple others say? Find out more with the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina early buzz below.

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‘The Wilds’ Season 2 Given the Go-Ahead by Amazon

the wilds season 2

The Wilds will survive for a season longer. The YA survival drama has been renewed for a second season of more teen castaway conflict by Amazon Prime Video, just one week after the 10-episode first season debuted on the streaming platform. Check out the show’s announcement video of The Wilds season 2 below.

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