All Reviews

csm_game
age 12+
Cartoonishly violent shooter challenges and frustrates.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
age 12+
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
age 12+
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
Sweet, sentimental biopic of British talent show winner.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
csm_tv
age 12+
Likable female star stands out in stereotype-heavy sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
A beautifully written, wildly imaginative modern fairy tale.
By Gregory Maguire
(2014)
age 12+
Nun-to-be reality show has occasional iffy language.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
csm_tv
age 12+
Dull nail-design competition for manicure fans only.
Network: Oxygen
(2014)
age 12+
Docuseries offers peek into living-off-the-land subculture.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
Iconic movie monster once again wreaks massive destruction.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
LEARNING
Fun rhythm game with great music and a bit of mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 12+
Entertaining fantasy plagued by scattered subplots.
By Sherry Thomas
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
Sly strategy game puts a twist on tower-defense formula.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
csm_tv
age 12+
Tech-driven drama celebrates brains over brawn.
Network: CBS
(2014)
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)

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