Stephanie Perrault

Stephanie is a former WORLD contributor.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Movie
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

Moviegoers packed the final pre-release showing of The Perks of Being a Wallflower - a teenager's coming-of-age story set in 1990s Pittsburgh. Adolescents and young adults crowded the lobby, waving their tickets and begging the screening attendant to let them in. I would have never made it without my press credentials.

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Bourne for action

Movie | Fourth installment of popular series introduces a new super agent
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 8/24/12, 05:37 am

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13 for language and violence), fourth installment in the popular Bourne espionage series, introduces audiences to a new super agent: Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an all-American outdoorsman who leaps cliffs, wrestles wolves, and is a mean motorcycle rider.

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Photo by Alicia Gbur/Stage Six Films

Gift exchange

Movie | <em>Sparkle</em> raises valid questions about Christians and their talents, but it also presents a misguided view of our callings
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 8/24/12, 05:37 am

"Why would the Lord give me this gift if I wasn't supposed to use it?" Sparkle Anderson tearfully asks when her mother discovers her daughters' secret lives as Motown singing sensations. "Sparkle," Mrs. Anderson replies firmly, "you can have a gift. It's how you use it that matters."

Sparkle, played by American Idol-winner Jordin Sparks, spends the movie learning the truth her mother, played by Whitney Houston, learned the hard way.

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