Game Reviews

Zombies 2 TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet sequel promotes inclusion, challenges stereotypes.
Network: Disney Channel
(2020)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bendy and the Ink Machine Game Poster Image
age 12+
Freaky first-person adventure full of animated jump scares.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Zombies Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Teens challenge stereotypes in lively Disney musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Jump-scare-packed finale hits home.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Game Poster Image
age 12+
More of the same, but just as scary as its predecessors.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Godzilla Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Iconic movie monster once again wreaks massive destruction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Fairy Tail TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Sexy, violent anime with some merit, mixed messages.
Network: Online
(2011)
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Pacific Rim Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Loud robots vs. monsters movie could have used more heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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A Monster in Paris Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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