Sandie Angulo Chen

Sandie Angulo Chen has been writing about pop culture since 1998, when she landed her first post-college job at Entertainment Weekly. She's written for Moviefone since 2002 and has contributed as a movie critic, columnist, or feature writer to Common Sense Media, the Washington Post, Variety,, and Next Movie. A member of the Washington Area Film Critics' Association, Sandie spends a shocking amount of time reviewing family & teen films and reading young adult literature.

'Hunger Games': 6 Book Scenes They Never Should Have Cut From the Movies

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read the books, or seen the movies, um, well, you need to fix that. STAT.... Read more

11 YA Authors Reveal the Books They Want to See Made into Movies

Now that the adaptation of James Dashner's "The Scorch Trials" is two-thirds done, and the final installments... Read more

The 11 Best YA Adaptations of the Last Decade

"Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" is the latest young adult adaptation hoping to capitalize on the built-in... Read more

The 25 Best Kids' Movies of All Time

Those who think they've outgrown kids' movies should mourn for their shriveled hearts. Because with... Read more

'Tomorrowland' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

"Tomorrowland" is Disney's new sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson. Like the... Read more

'Pitch Perfect' 2 Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

The Barden Bellas are back, folks, and this time they've been the reigning U.S. a cappella champions... Read more

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

Joss Whedon returns to write and direct another massive Marvel spectacle with "Avengers: Age of Ultron,"... Read more

10 Great Earth-Friendly Family Movies on Netflix

April 22nd is Earth Day, and it's ideal to actually get outdoors and appreciate nature, join a local... Read more

'Home' Review: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

"Home" is the latest family-targeted adventure to pair a human kid with a friendly extraterrestrial.... Read more

5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About 'Insurgent'

"Insurgent," the second installment in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" trilogy, is a true middle book, and... Read more

10 More Young Adult Books Being Made Into Movies

If you loved "Divergent," "The Maze Runner," and "The Hunger Games" and are ready for more young-adult... Read more

7 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'Insurgent'

So you saw "Divergent" a year ago and loved it. Maybe some of you caught it on cable, bought the DVD,... Read more

2015 Family Movie Preview

It's that time of year not only for a look back at the year's best, but also to peek ahead at what the... Read more

The 10 Best Family Movies of 2014

We know you must be overwhelmed with all the Best Movies of 2014 lists touting the understated brilliance... Read more

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

The penultimate page-to-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy hits theaters today... Read more

A Guide to the New Characters in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

At the end of "Catching Fire," Katniss Everdeen aided a band of revolutionaries in destroying the Hunger... Read more

'The Maze Runner' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

"The Maze Runner" is the latest young adult dystopian adaptation to entice audiences with promises of... Read more

YA Movie Parents Who Don't Suck

I unapologetically read a lot of young adult books -- for work (hey, they keep getting adapted into films),... Read more

'If I Stay' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Weepy Romance

Yes, "If I Stay" is yet another teen romance based on a young adult book. I will disclose that I read... Read more

'The Giver' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Dystopian Thriller

"The Giver" is the latest dystopian thriller to follow an attractive teen who must fight against the... Read more