Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)

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The Water Man
 
Movie

The Water Man

Touching family drama explores love, friendship, and loss. Full expert review
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
 
Movie

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Action-packed family adventure tackles tech dependence. Full expert review
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: The Movie: Mugen Train
Movie

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: The Movie: Mugen Train

Film continuation of anime series has scary body horror. Full expert review
Mortal Kombat
Movie

Mortal Kombat

Silly, gory but great-looking and fun martial arts fantasy. Full expert review
Jupiter's Legacy
TV

Jupiter's Legacy

Ambitious but flat superhero show has violence, profanity. Full expert review
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These outstanding family movies, TV shows, and games were selected to receive our seal for quality and impact.
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Will Congress and Tech Leaders Step Up to Help Keep Kids Safe Online?

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Congress Has a Historic Opportunity to Lift Children out of Poverty

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New Research Shows Kids' Mental Health Tied to Online Experiences

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