‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ adds up to winning combination

LOS ANGELES — “A Brilliant Young Mind” is not the film you think it is. It’s better. Autism Daily Newscast first wrote about the film last March when it was first released in the UK under the name  “x + y”.  The film tells the story of 17-year-old Nathan Ellis [played by Asa Butterfield] who has Asperger’s syndrome […]

Documentary Chronicles Autistic Child’s Breakthrough

“I am real.” These are the first words communicated by a 10-year old non-verbal autistic boy whose journey is documented in the HBO movie “A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism”. The movie follows the story of Keli Thorsteinsson. Doctors told his mother, Margret Ericsdottir, that he had the mental capacity of a two-year old. […]

Disney’s Descendants – good Disney Channel movie

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the trouble making offspring of Disney’s classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evie) and Jafar (Jay). Disney’s Descendants […]

Press Release – New Autism Feature Film ‘Po’ Seeks Names for Closing Credits

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Director John Asher has just finished filming his upcoming dramatic feature Po (www.themoviepo.com) and is looking for families affected with autism to contribute their names to the closing sequence of the film. Asher intends to use the names to fill the screen and create a visually compelling statement in an […]

Hotel Transylvania 2 – really cute

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. This fall, the Drac Pack is back!! Watch the exclusive first look at all of your favorite monsters & humans back together in Hotel Transylvania 2, and join the Hotel T community for updates and new content.  Dracula and his friends try to bring […]

Pan – Do not waste your money

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. This movie was so bad. Do not […]

Teen with Asperger’s creates documentary to inspire children with autism

Glenview, Ill. — An 18-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome is determined to create a documentary aimed at helping others like him. Connor Olen was inspired to create the documentary after experiencing firsthand the struggles that individuals on the spectrum have to face— when he auditioned for a school play and didn’t get in — due to […]

Goosebumps – Jack Black was really creepy

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when […]

The Martian – Bring Him Home: Really Good

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, Watney must […]

Update – Wizard Mode Crowdfunding Campaign

SALAZAR Film launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to cover post-production costs to complete a feature-length documentary Wizard Mode and to reach a wide audience with its message. Although the campaign will end on Friday October 16th, Vimeo, an online video platform, has come onboard as an official partner and will match contributions when […]