Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
Enormous scale and spectacle, but weak characters, story.
Ghost story relies on creaky old clichés to generate scares.
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
This dumb, raunchy series should have given up the ghost.
Gore-filled horror remake entertains but can't top original.
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
Not enough magic to mostly unfunny Carell-Carrey comedy.
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
Darling royal tot is steeped in princess stereotypes.
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
Barbie teaches kids about classic ballets; some romance.
Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
Mixed-media movie celebrates life of Polish composer Chopin.
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
Despite violence, book-based zombie romance is OK for teens.
Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares.
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
Fourth in spooky series runs out of ideas -- and scares.
Brisk, outrageous action movie has tons of witchy violence.
Demonically scary movie has low gore, strong characters.
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
Plenty of gore -- and more 3-D -- in fifth RE installment.