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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.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations Game Poster Image
age 16+
Expansion is light on content, lays groundwork for future.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Contra Rogue Corps Game Poster Image
age 16+
Bloody twin-stick shooter appeals only to franchise fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Game Poster Image
age 16+
Great strategy goes sci-fi with complex yet familiar entry.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Party Hard 2 Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Be a party killer at a far-from-killer party.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Extinction Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent alien invasion sci-fi tale has intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Astro (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Low-budget sci-fi action movie has violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Please Stand By Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-performed dramedy about fangirl with autism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Into the Breach Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Deceptively complex strategy game vs. bugs rewards failure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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ECHO Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Unique sci-fi adventure with flawed smart enemies.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Alien: Covenant Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Blood, gore, moody visuals, and a strong female character.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Life Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Lots of violence, some language, in well-told alien story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Farpoint Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Gory sci-fi FPS is especially intense due to immersive VR.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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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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Arrival Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Virginia Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Moody mystery that's an intriguing fun ride.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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The Technomancer Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Entertaining yet violent sci-fi tale with complex controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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