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Review: 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' A Touching, Fresh & Funny Take On Teenage Love & Life

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 3:40 PM
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Teenagers have generally not been well served by the movies. Folks like Cameron Crowe, John Hughes and Judd Apatow aside, adolescent life is usually positioned around the goals of having sex, partying and getting into outlandish hijinks with little-to-no actual insight into how teenagers think or feel. In fact, it has been a long time since we've really had a movie that got it right, but delivering beyond expectations, "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" is about as authentic as it gets, bringing a fresh, funny and moving look at the ups and downs of friendship and family in high school.

Rosario Dawson, Channing Tatum & Emma Watson Reveal When 'Sin City 2,' 'Jupiter Ascending' & 'Beauty & The Beast' Start Shooting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 1:28 PM
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MTV have been busy chatting lately with a lot of celebs, and it seems they've managed to squeak out start dates for a trio of high-profile films including a sequel, a potential sci-fi franchise and a fairy tale reimagining. So let's get to it.

TIFF Review: 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' A Touching, Fresh & Funny Take On Teenage Love & Life

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 7, 2012 4:04 PM
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Teenagers have generally not been well served by the movies. Folks like Cameron Crowe, John Hughes and Judd Apatow aside, adolescent life is usually positioned around the goals of having sex, partying and getting into outlandish hijinks with little-to-no actual insight into how teenagers think or feel. In fact, it has been a long time since we've really had a movie that got it right, but delivering beyond expectations, "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" is about as authentic as it gets, bringing a fresh, funny and moving look at the ups and downs of friendship and family in high school.

Watch: Raise A Glass For The First Clip From 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' With Logan Lerman, Emma Watson & Ezra Miller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 4:49 PM
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For anyone who has been an outcast, an exile or stuck on the outside, particularly through those always awkward and tumultuous high school years, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" might be the movie for you. And for everyone else, it's the leading trio of Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson that provides hope that this will be an above-average romp through a familiar coming-of-age tale.

New Pics From 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Ezra Miller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 3:00 PM
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When in Iceland.... While Emma Watson spent some time in Bjork's homeland this summer to shoot Darren Aronofsky's upcoming "Noah," she used her time off to hang another musical talent on the island.

'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Soundtrack Features Sonic Youth, Galaxie 500, David Bowie, The Smiths & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 3:52 PM
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Every good teen movie needs a soundtrack of great tunes to go with it. For the upcoming "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower," it looks like the filmmakers have to put together one helluva mixtape that will make those who came of age in the '80s and '90s swoon, and perhaps turn some younger music fans on to some decent artists.

New Images From 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' With Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Ezra Miller

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 16, 2012 10:42 AM
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The emotionally fraught period of adolescence has fascinated many filmmakers, and the latest to tackle the turbulent experience is Stephen Chbosky, with “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” And with a TIFF premiere and theatrical release just around the corner, seven new stills from the promising picture have arrived.

Emma Watson and Elizabeth Olsen Downplay ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Rumors, Search For Lead Role Continues

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 1, 2012 11:42 AM
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Despite its less-than-refined origins, the team behind the film adaptation of EL James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” are ensuring in every way their end result will have some prestige. Focus Features (along with parent company Universal) have decided the film belongs in their library alongside “Pride and Prejudice” and “Brokeback Mountain,” and recently “The Social Network” producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti have come on board as well. However, it's the search for the female lead that’s really grown intense, but as more and more names are thrown into the mix, two talented actresses have now let the extent of their involvement, or indeed, lack of it, known.

Emma Watson Gets Biblical With Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 10:37 PM
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Darren Aronofksy's ark that is his next movie "Noah" continues to bring people aboard, and the latest is an actress who has no problem of late finding roles.

4 New Images From 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' With Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Ezra Miller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 6:20 PM
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As students head into summer and free of worrying about homework, teachers, tests and whatever else is on their mind, next fall, a whole new batch of kids will be entering high school for the first time. It can be a terrifying, alienating experience, making the already rough years of adolescence even more difficult, but at least at the cinema, there will be a movie that understands exactly what they're going through.

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