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Silver Linings Playbook Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Offbeat dramedy mixes light and dark; some intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Injustice: Gods Among Us Game Poster Image
age 15+
DC Comics characters pummel each other -- with some blood.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Les Miserables Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Excellent film adaptation of gritty, heartbreaking musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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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.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Life of Pi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Crysis 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Middling sci-fi shooter filled with violence and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Book-based drama for mature teens tackles tough subjects.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Dead Space 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Bloody, gory sci-fi action sequel, now with co-op support.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
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The Carrie Diaries TV Poster Image
age 13+
Sex and the City prequel is edgy but has merit for teens.
Network: CW
(2013)
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Total Recall (2012) Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Remake is better looking, less violent, less thoughtful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Men in Black III Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Third alien adventure is fun, less memorable than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Prometheus Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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