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Young stars’ slick showcase is latest ‘popaganda’ movie

From left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinsonin TriStar Pictures' "One Direction: This Is Us."
From left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinsonin TriStar Pictures' "One Direction: This Is Us."
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Time to christen a new breed of movie: “popaganda.” That’s the genre that has risen up in the past five years to lionize young pop stars at the height of their fame. (And, yes, cynically: These films are also designed to cash in on fans’ thirst for anything and everything related to the latest group to capture hearts.) From Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers to Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, the conceit of taking ...


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