Renee Ahdieh delivers another captivating fantasy story with her new duology, Flame in the Mist. This book has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, and it did not disappoint. Once again, Ahdieh grabs readers with her enchanting prose, suspenseful magical mystery, and a fierce heroine to root for. In Flame in the Mist, Ahdieh transports us to the enigmatic and mesmerizing setting of feudal Japan. We are introduced to Mariko, a clever, resourceful, and capable daughter of an influential and powerful samurai. Against her wishes, Mariko’s father

Lead actors, Mitchell Slaggert and Christine Marzano, along with Director, Daniel Peddle, sat down with us to chat about their new film, Moss, ahead of its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Moss, a modern-day coming-of-age tale, tells the story of an isolated young man who embarks on an unforgettable adventure for his 18th birthday. For Moss, the day represents freedom, particularly from his father, whom he believes resents him after losing his wife during childbirth. Along the journey, he meets Mary, a woman fleeing from her own heartache.

Earlier this year, Hulu and AwesomenessTV announced that their hit zombie series, Freakish, would be back for a second season. And, today, we learned the actors that’ll join returning cast members, Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Meghan Rienks, Melvin Gregg, and Tyler Chase. We’ve been freaking out all day! So without further ado. Drum roll, please… Niki DeMartino (Dance Camp) Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Relationship Status) Ryan McCartan (Liv and Maddie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again) Arden Cho (Teen Wolf) Amanda Steele

We’re halfway through 2017 and there’s been a serious lack of new rom-com films. But, not to worry, we’ve found one that’s sure to warm your heart and make you laugh. It’s Kumail Nanjiani’s latest feature, The Big Sick. The story follows a couple that must deal with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. The Big Sick stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, and it opens in select theaters on June 23, 2017. Pop-Culturalist is excited to give three lucky readers tickets to see the

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