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The Man Who Knew Infinity Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling story, but WWI-era math biopic needs more zest.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy has implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Requiem for the American Dream Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Noam Chomsky's theories of inequality are important but dry.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Outrun the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Chinese-American girl fights bias in compelling 1906 tale.
By Stacey Lee
(2016)
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The Crown's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Captivating tale of competing magicians in 1825 Russia.
By Evelyn Skye
(2016)
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Explosive take on politically charged topic is very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hearts of Iron IV Game Poster Image
age 12+
Highly detailed, frustratingly complex look at WWII.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Race Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fine performances propel well-intentioned Owens biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Finest Hours Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Death-defying rescue comes alive in intense drama.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Kathy Rain Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun, cheeky adventure heavy on puzzles, mid-'90s atmosphere.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Remember Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful, moody post-Holocaust drama has violent scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Wynonna Earp TV Poster Image
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age 16+
X-Files meets the Old West in modern, violent shoot-'em-up.
Network: Syfy
(2016)
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The Big Short Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Finance dramedy turns complex ideas into gripping cinema.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Plague Inc: Evolved Game Poster Image
age 12+
Spread a virus, kill the human race in this strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Trumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Entertaining Hollywood story has important history lesson.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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11.22.63 TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Ambitious King adaptation is more adult drama than history.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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My Name Is Not Friday Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
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Stonewall Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Disappointing gay-rights drama has sex, language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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