Movie Reviews

Suburgatory TV Poster Image
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Edgy, satirical comedy is fun for older teens, adults.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Jane by Design TV Poster Image
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Unlikely teen drama centers on positive female role model.
Network: Freeform
(2012)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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The Latino List TV Poster Image
age 14+
Top-notch documentary features strong Latino role models.
Network: HBO
(2011)
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Bitterblue Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Graceling sequel overlong, but strong heroine shines.
By Kristin Cashore
(2012)
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Sparkle Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Whitney Houston's final film has some mature elements.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Bunheads TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Likable drama blends good role models, small-town humor.
Network: Freeform
(2012)
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Sparkle (1976) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Beasts of the Southern Wild Movie Poster Image
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Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Pitch Perfect Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy, teen-friendly musical comedy uplifts with song, heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Starstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Australia New Wave musical has lots of energy, plus smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Rift Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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The Lost Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
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Revolution TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Post-apocalyptic adventure balances violence, family themes.
Network: NBC
(2012)
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Call the Midwife TV Poster Image
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Sublime British medical drama with explicit birth scenes.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
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The Latino List: Vol. 2 TV Poster Image
age 14+
Second volume profiles more strong Latino mentors.
Network: HBO
(2012)
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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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Ask the Passengers Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
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Killer Karaoke TV Poster Image
age 14+
Game show has singing, painful stunts, and salty lingo.
Network: truTV
(2012)
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