Movie Reviews

Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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Penny Dreadful TV Poster Image
age 18+
Horror worlds collide in dark, violent adult drama.
Network: Showtime
(2014)
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Great Expectations (2013) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Odd Thomas Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Nightmarish imagery, violence abounds in dark-humored tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Black Sails TV Poster Image
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age 18+
Pirate drama revels in sex, blood, and salty talk.
Network: Starz
(2014)
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Action-packed sequel still doesn't live up to book series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Spooksville TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Popular book series makes for chilling thrills for tweens.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2013)
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Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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The White Queen TV Poster Image
age 18+
Riveting drama about medieval monarchy too sexy for teens.
Network: Starz
(2013)
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School of Dragons Game Poster Image
age 10+
Train dragons, learn science in top-notch MMO for kids.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2013)
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The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
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Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Hemlock Grove TV Poster Image
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age 18+
High school-set horror series is gory, sexy, and strange.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Game Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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The Raven Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Tell-tale Poe thriller has heavy gore, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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