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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Poster Image
age 13+
Anime adventure for fans is deep on content, shallow on fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven Game Poster Image
age 15+
Prequel expansion offers chances to change Chinese history.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Spinning Out TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Self-harm, toxic competition in compelling skating series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring profiles of black Americans in history and today.
By The Staff of the Undefeated
(2019)
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Hello Ninja TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Knee-high ninja kids save the day, learn valuable lessons.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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All the Freckles in the World Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky, enjoyable coming-of-age comedy; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Losers TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Sports docu series dependent on hit-or-miss stories.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Sugar Rush Christmas TV Poster Image
age 10+
Holiday-themed spin on fun competitive baking show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Overcomer Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Well-made Christian drama succeeds despite stereotyping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas TV Poster Image
age 7+
So-so holiday horse tale warms with timely themes.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Top Elf TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Lots of holiday spirit in fun building competition.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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A Family Reunion Christmas TV Poster Image
age 10+
Holiday special teaches gratitude, celebrates family.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fluffy but enjoyable romance with intersecting stories.
By John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
(2008)
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy hockey game has real-world teams, leagues, players.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Path of the Warrior Game Poster Image
age 13+
VR beat 'em up packs a punch with over-the-top fun.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Black Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Haywire holiday horror remake takes a feminist position.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE App Poster Image
age 15+
Martial arts action game packs a mediocre punch.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Dasher Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reindeer's origin story has striking art, lots of heart.
By Matt Tavares
(2019)
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The Toll:  Arc of a Scythe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent sci-fi thriller finale plays masterful endgame.
By Neal Shusterman
(2019)
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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby Movie Poster Image
age 10+
More adventures in Aldovia; some mild suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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