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Overwatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Twelve Forever TV Poster Image
age 8+
Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly mystery will be most fun for Pokémon fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Apex Legends Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Incredibles 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific, action-packed superhero sequel was worth the wait.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Next Gen Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great animation, solid messages; lots of cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Big, loud, violent, but amusing retelling of ancient legend.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Game Poster Image
age 14+
Frantic, mature action is fun despite content issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Firewatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mystery set in wilderness is challenging, captivating.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Spectre Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Fast-paced thriller is high on action, lighter on emotion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Shadowhunters TV Poster Image
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age 14+
A paranornal romance heavy on style, light on substance.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
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Illuminae: The Illuminae Files, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Pulse-quickening space thriller is fantastic but intense.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2015)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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Castle Crashers Remastered Game Poster Image
age 14+
Warped, violent medieval adventure full of action, laughs.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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