Movie Reviews

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Silly but exuberant sci-fi adventure has fantasy violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Wolf Summer Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Perilous wildlife adventure; girl in danger, animal deaths.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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One Piece: Stampede Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fun anime pirate adventure has cartoon violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Brazil Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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Imperial Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Dark yet inspiring tale has cursing, violence, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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6 Balloons Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Raw look at heartbreaking effects of addiction; drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Photographer of Mauthausen Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Harrowing concentration camp tale lauds bravery and resolve.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cargo Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Original zombie movie with heart; violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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