Game Reviews

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Drama about child's 9/11 loss stirs up sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Poster Image
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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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 Impossible Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Very intense story of family's survival against the odds.
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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Unbroken Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense WWII biopic is inspiring but doesn't go deep enough.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Steve Jobs Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Compelling portrait of Apple genius has lots of swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Brooklyn Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant immigration drama is romantic, thought-provoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Dunkirk Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense, challenging story shows the horrors of war.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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I Am Mother Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thoughtful sci-fi thriller has graphic violence, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Empire of the Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful but grim WWII saga through a boy's eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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21 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Breezy Vegas con film fun, with some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Gangster Squad Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Very violent tale of LAPD's real-life war against the mob.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intelligent, uncompromising drama is violent and complex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Witch Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intense, fascinating Puritan horror tale has blood and gore.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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