All Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
csm_book
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
csm_book
By John Boyne
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Online fantasy game is rooted heavily in bloody violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/LEGO mashup promotes teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Foul-mouthed character charms, but he's too edgy for teens.
csm_movie
In Theaters Now
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Multiple-personality drama is gritty but well-acted.
csm_movie
In Theaters Now
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Good card game limits itself unnecessarily with purchases.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
csm_book
By Piers Torday
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Extremely violent Schwarzenegger flick with drugs, language.
csm_movie
In Theaters Now
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Telepathic 12-year-olds return in exciting sequel.
csm_book
By M.M. Vaughan
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
csm_book
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
csm_book
By Jeff Baron
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Flawed, semi-violent action/tower-defense mash-up.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Well crafted but very violent expansion to popular RPG.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
csm_book
By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Intoxicating rise-and-fall story is full of sex and drugs.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Iffy humor, stereotypes abound in awful animated movie.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Design competition has snarky behavior, lots of brands.
csm_tv
Network: NBC
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Exceptionally dark and violent war game is joyless, brief.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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