Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
Enormous scale and spectacle, but weak characters, story.
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
Darling royal tot is steeped in princess stereotypes.
Overly complicated Mexican anime has some scares.
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
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.
Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares.
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
Funny Christmas tale has feel-good themes for families.
Adventure about overcoming fears is loaded with peril.
Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.
Toy line characters teach tolerance -- and iffy body images.
Sweet fairy tale classic for little princes and princesses.
Violent fairy tale isn't for kids but will attract teens.
Classic 'toon movie shows age but still entertains families.
Magical realism adventure promotes family, environmentalism.
Sweet but muddled postscript to Oz has mild suspense.