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Let It Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen ensemble romcom is fun; language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Primal TV Poster Image
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age 14+
A caveman, a dinosaur, and a violent journey of forgiveness.
Network: Adult Swim
(2019)
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Super Dinosaur TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed comics-inspired series has tense battles.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Adventure Academy App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid learning content might get lost within greater game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Yoshi's Crafted World Game Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, creative cartoon adventure with low difficulty.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The History of Everything App Poster Image
age 8+
Basic timeline of select events; confusing presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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Life-Size 2 TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Lackluster sequel struggles to find appropriate audience.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Goosebumps 2: Slappy's Haunted Christmas App Poster Image
age 8+
Poorly made movie tie-in offers little entertainment value.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge fantasy adventure is deeper, has more hunting content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Pokémon Quest App Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, blocky, repetitive new take on Pokémon franchise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Monster Park - AR Dino World App Poster Image
age 8+
Dino AR is cool but would be awesome with more to do.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
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Daddy's Home 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Blended-family sequel has crass humor, iffy messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Crude, tired jokes and drug use weigh down Madea sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Bolivar Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful story of misunderstood dinosaur in big city.
By Sean Rubin
(2017)
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Angry Angel TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Some mature content, themes in so-so holiday movie.
Network: Freeform
(2017)
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