All Reviews

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12
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Stylish stealth game demands patience, timing, and skill.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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12
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Terrific dance sequences make up for subpar acting, plot.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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12
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Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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12
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Fame-hungry family's "reality" feels forced and forgettable.
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Network: Lifetime
(2014)
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12
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Talky docu on Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist may bore kids.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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12
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Album documentary is best for longtime fans of The Boss.
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Network: HBO
(2014)
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12
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Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
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By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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12
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LEARNING
Fun fitness dancing game not very original.
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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
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12
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Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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12
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Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
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By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
Editors' pick
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12
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LEARNING
This impressive database of fine and classical art features museum collections from around the world and lets kids curate their own galleries for study and inspiration. 
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URL: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
(2013)
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12
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Affecting alternate-world fantasy promotes tolerance.
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By Marie Rutkoski
(2012)
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12
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Dance movie is formulaic but boasts some fun sequences.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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12
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Inspiring memoir of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
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By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
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12
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Celeb life stories are sometimes inspiring; expect curses.
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Network: MTV
(2012)
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12
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Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
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By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
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12
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Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
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By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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12
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Intensity, drama mark eye-opening ballet reality series.
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Network: CW
(2012)
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12
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Serious tattoo art in a slightly gritty atmosphere.
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Network: TLC
(2012)
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12
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Realistic Aussie drama explores teen issues like dating.
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Network: TeenNick
(2012)

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