Movie Reviews

The X Factor TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Simon Cowell's Idol follow-up lags behind original.
Network: Fox
(2004)
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Magic Guitar App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun way to build musicianship, rhythm; watch social aspects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Totally Amp'd! App Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween series and interactive app combine for fun new hybrid.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Surviving the Applewhites Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
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Applewhites at Wit's End Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
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The Next TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun singing competition has lots of product placement.
Network: CW
(2012)
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Showville TV Poster Image
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Watch-together reality spotlights small-town talent.
Network: AMC
(2013)
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Grojband TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny musical cartoon has iffy gender stereotypes.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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The Year of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 10+
Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.
By Claire Legrand
(2013)
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Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame TV Poster Image
age 10+
Mild reality promotes young The Voice winner's music.
Network: CMT
(2013)
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Sing Your Face Off TV Poster Image
age 10+
Viewers will tune out silly celebrity vocal contest.
Network: ABC
(2014)
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Rising Star TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Real-time voting gimmick can't save singing contest.
Network: ABC
(2014)
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Most Valuable Players Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, engaging docu about high school musical theater.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Into the Woods Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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It Takes a Choir TV Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring reality show has meaningful messages for families.
Network: USA
(2014)
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Fix My Choir TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith-centered choir makeovers are uplifting and positive.
Network: Oxygen
(2014)
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Niko: The Journey to Magika Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bland animated adventure with bullying, demonic imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Breaking a Monster Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Middle school metal band makes it big in revealing docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times of Pete Seeger Book Poster Image
age 10+
Riveting biography of beloved folk singer, activist.
By Anita Silvey
(2016)
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Just Dance 2017 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun dance game pushes you off couch; pay for new songs.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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