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YA Onscreen: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Does A Face Switcheroo

Greg will be back, but Santino Fontana won’t! Plus we must, we must, we must see Judy Blume’s books on the silver screen and oh captain, my (Star Trek) captain is returning to that final frontier!

YA Onscreen: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Does A Face Switcheroo

Oh, hey, has it already been a week? Looks like it’s time for another YA Onscreen! Read on for the goss.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is bringing back a familiar face—or are they? Greg the character will be returning, but not as played by Santino Fontana. Instead Greg’s face will now be Skylar Astin’s face, of Pitch Perfect fame. Apparently they’re going to work this into the show (I can only imagine the song and dance number). Along with the news that they’re still ending the four-season run like Bloom always intended…this kind of makes me feel like Greg and Rachel are end-game. 

It’s the summer of Asian-American rom-coms! (To All The Boys I've Loved Before is only 10 days away, guys!)

And the pressure is on for Crazy Rich Asians to thrive. 

The Bold Type has tackled many large social issues, but there’s one thing they don’t seem to touch on

How director Desiree Akhavan reimagined teen movies for the upcoming The Miseducation of Cameron Post

We’ve got a ways to go, but black girl nerds are finally seeing something of themselves represented onscreen. 

Sir Patrick Stewart is dusting off his fancy captain's dress uniform and attaching that Starfleet communicator to his lapel! He’ll be joining CBS All Access and reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.

Before the release of the new Fantastic Beasts movie, Cinemark is showing all eight Harry Potter films across 141 theaters. Are you down for a marathon? 

Judy Blume is finally thinking about adapting her books to film. I read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret way too often—no way it can live up to the movie in my head. Also I want them to keep historical panache, like the outdated sanitary napkin belt so kids today can be just as confused as I was. 

Were you all about Josh Harnett in the 2000s? 

Ruby Rose will be The CW’s new Batwoman. Until I typed this out I kept thinking she was going to be another iteration of Catwoman, which I think also could have worked, but this makes…more sense. 

Super shocked that men and their conversations are still outnumbering women in speaking parts in movies (not). 

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson will be starring in the adaptation of Passing in Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut, about two friends reconnecting after high school. 

Remember that 2006 ditty, “Hey There Delilah”? Apparently tv execs out there think there’s enough to mine an entire TV show from it, because, well, that’s happening. I can see this as a made-for-TV Lifetime movie, but an entire TV series? I’m predicting a one-and-done season. 

Everything you need to know about the Charmed reboot. Are you excited to watch or will you turn it on out of morbid curiosity? 


That’s it for the week! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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