Game Reviews

The Kingdom of Back Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mozart's sister steps up in witty historical fantasy.
By Marie Lu
(2020)
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Dolly Parton's Heartstrings TV Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling dramatic tales bring iconic song lyrics to life.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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The Perfection Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent, gory horror-thriller; language, sex, nudity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Dirt Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Biopic celebrates bad behavior; drugs, sex/nudity, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Sims 4: Get Famous Game Poster Image
age 12+
Substantial add-on boosts focus on fame and consumerism.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Kwon Ji Yong Act III: Motte Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Boring docu about G-Dragon has cursing, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Masterful performances impress in modernized rock opera.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Honey: Rise Up and Dance Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Solid dancing interrupted for predictable story; swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Coach Guitar Chords Tuner Tabs App Poster Image
age 12+
Top-notch lessons teach guitar visually; pop songs included.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Solo Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
(2017)
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Hearing Is Believing Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Docu spotlights blind, musically gifted young woman.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Country Crush Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Predictable tale has lots of country music, sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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To Joey, with Love Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartbreakingly beautiful doc about devout singers' lives.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Charming period comedy may not sing to younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Rock Band Rivals Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Expansion adds friendly competition, but limited gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2016)
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Rez Infinite Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Immersive masterpiece of sights, sound in a virtual world.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube stars' frantic concert movie has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell Game Poster Image
age 12+
Heavy-metal platformer challenges players' skills, reflexes.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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