Movie Reviews

Thunder Soul Movie Poster Image
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Uplifting docu spotlights legendary high school jazz band.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Duets TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Star-studded singing contest is pretty family friendly.
Network: ABC
(2012)
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Sound Shapes Game Poster Image
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Fun indie combines music, platforming, and creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Justin Bieber: Rise to Fame Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Baby, even die-hard Beliebers will find this docu lame.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Sing Party Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Karaoke and dance party game features wide range of music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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The Winner Is TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Family-friendly singing competition with some sad stories.
Network: NBC
(2013)
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Questimate! App Poster Image
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age 9+
Dynamic estimation game lets kids design the questions.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Audiosurf Game Poster Image
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Trippy arcade game uses player's own music collection.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
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Lessonface Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Learn an instrument online with live lessons from real pros.
URL: http://www.lessonface.com
(2014)
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Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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Blackbird Fly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
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Mapoosa Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Sim world offers some learning games but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.mapoosa.com
(2015)
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Jem and the Holograms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Strong messages can't save otherwise so-so adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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WordBrain App Poster Image
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age 9+
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Tune Zoo App Poster Image
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age 9+
Whimsical music-maker includes great info, records video.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Yousician - Your personal music teacher App Poster Image
age 9+
Slick, high-priced tool teaches kids core musical skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android
(2017)
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DisneyNOW - Shows & Live TV App Poster Image
age 9+
Disney Channel faves plus branded games; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Beginners Welcome Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-intentioned story of sixth-grader grieving dad's death.
By Cindy Baldwin
(2020)
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