Movie Reviews

Freeheld Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Compassionate drama about equality has intense themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Recovery Road TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen-in-rehab drama has realistic plot, great characters.
Network: Freeform
(2016)
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The Shannara Chronicles TV Poster Image
age 14+
MTV's first fantasy series is violent but surprisingly fun.
Network: MTV
(2016)
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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Illuminae: The Illuminae Files, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Pulse-quickening space thriller is fantastic but intense.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2015)
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YouTube Music App Poster Image
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age 14+
Comprehensive music service almost has it all.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
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The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.
By Erin Bow
(2015)
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Code Black TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Bloody, blah melodrama goes for the gut with gross visuals.
Network: CBS
(2015)
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Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun but uneven sequel doesn't hit original's high notes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dumplin' Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, funny, plus-size coming-of-age story.
By Julie Murphy
(2015)
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Minority Report TV Poster Image
age 14+
Unlikely partners prevent grisly crimes using psychic power.
Network: Fox
(2015)
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Black Closet Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Engaging social strategy game gently addresses adult themes.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Love & Mercy Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Beach Boy biopic is outstanding but has lots of drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Dead House Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense horror thriller might go too far for some readers.
By Dawn Kurtagich
(2015)
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Dystopian sequel ups romance factor; still very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Alive: The Generations Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps you guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
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Whispering Willows Game Poster Image
age 14+
Horror adventure with strong heroine but lackluster puzzles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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End of Days: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Action-packed final showdown against killer angels.
By Susan Ee
(2015)
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None of the Above Book Poster Image
age 14+
Informative tale of a girl who learns she's intersex.
By I.W. Gregorio
(2015)
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