Author Archive

The 5th Wave

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The film The 5th Wave, based on the first book in Rick Yancey’s popular teen series, comes out on January 22nd.

If you’ve already read the book, don’t worry! You can keep yourself busy while you wait for the movie’s release by checking out other similar teen novels.

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children.

Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

Posted by:

Teen Titles on the Big Screen

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

It happens every time – when a new movie comes out that was based on a book, everyone rushes to get a copy to read. Why not avoid the crowds by reading the books in advance?

Take a look at some of the awesome teen titles that have sold their movie rights and prepare for the satisfaction of saying, “I liked that book before it was a movie.”

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
(Release date: October 14, 2016)


Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
(In development, no published release date)


Paper Towns by John Green
(Release date: June 19, 2015)


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
(Release date: March 4, 2016)


Legend by Marie Lu
(In development, expected release date 2016)


Posted by:

Kent County Teen Film Festival Winners!

Monday, February 4th, 2013

This past Saturday’s seventh annual Kent County Teen Film Festival was a huge success!  More than 170 filmgoers braved the winter weather to cheer on their favorite teen films.

This year’s winners are:

• People’s Choice Award: The Mission (Directed by Jagienka Timek and Corrah VanWingen)
• Best Feature Short: The Mission (Directed by Jagienka Timek and Corrah VanWingen)
• Best Documentary Short: Finding Paradise (Directed by Emily Livermore)
• Best Commercial Short: Danny Rade (Directed by Danny Anderson, Zach Bingel, Nolan Darby and Mike Robert)
• Best Director: Emily Livermore (Finding Paradise)
• Best Screenplay: Jagienka Timek and Corrah VanWingen (The Mission)
• Best Actor: Kris DeYoung (Conflicted)
• Best Actress: Jagienka Timek and Corrah VanWingen (The Mission)

Congratulations to all our winners, and a big round of applause to all our teen filmmakers!

Be sure to like Kent County Teen Film Festival on Facebook to keep up to date with festival news, and to watch the winning movies.

And remember—it’s never too early to start filming for 2014!

Posted by:

Teen Film Festival Deadline Approaches!

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Kent County Teen Film FestivalAttention teens!

Have a band and want to make your own music video?  Love to do stop-motion animation with your action figure collection?  Want to cover yourself in fake blood and fight off a zombie apocalypse?

The deadline to submit your video to the Kent County Teen Film Festival is Monday, January 7!

Luckily, there is still plenty of time for you to create an award-winning film and watch it play on the big screen at Celebration Cinema.  Visit the Film Festival page for rules, answers to your frequently-asked questions, and more.  If you have additional questions, email the Teen Film Festival team at

Happy filming — and good luck!


Posted by:

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Let’s be honest. Most of us are crazy about superheroes. And this summer is no exception! Between The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man, Hollywood is keeping us busy.

But what do you do once you’ve seen Peter Parker save the world on the big screen for the fourth time?

Why, check out some of the superhero YALSA 2013 nominations for best graphic novel!

Some of the best include:

Spider-Man - Death of Spider-ManUltimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man

Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility… but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here?






Teen Titans - Team BuildingTeen Titans: Team Building

There should always be a Robin on the Teen Titans team, but if Damian is their only available option, maybe they’ll pass on having a Boy Wonder.  It’s hard to fight teenage enemies and a brat within their own team.






Batman - Gates of Gotham

Batman: Gates of Gotham

To uncover the truth behind the villainous Architect and his link to the city’s violent past, Batman unites with Robin, Red Robin and Batman Inc.’s Hong Kong operative the Black Bat. But can they stop their new foe’s plans before it’s too late? The future of Gotham started with an explosion, and it could end the very same way…





Posted by: