All Reviews

age 12+
 
Strong female lead defies stereotypes in tantalizing series.
Network: ABC
(2015)
age 12+
 
Fun, engaging adventure despite fantasy violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2015)
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age 12+
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Romance about aging and love is tender but falls flat.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Cartoonish violence, ribald jokes in fairy tale send-up.
Network: ABC
(2014)
age 12+
 
Mostly mild 1920s-set Woody Allen comedy has charisma.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Star vehicle for young YouTube celebs has iffy messages.
In Theaters Now
(2014)
age 12+
 
Silly, difficult game buries safety message a bit too deep.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 12+
 
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
age 12+
 
Football biopic has positive messages but doesn't score.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Another terrific but terrifying psychological thriller.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Dated but still solid puzzle-filled adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
age 12+
 
Cultures clash in the kitchen in warm family drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Showbiz tale about legendary Mexican actor is mostly tame.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Stylish stealth game demands patience, timing, and skill.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 12+
 
Remarkable human feats entertain in reality series.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
By Ally Condie
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Inspiring, tween-friendly docu on music's impact on memory.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)

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