Movie Reviews

Battle Royale Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Ultraviolent Japanese cult movie came before Hunger Games.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Lincoln Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Intelligent, uncompromising drama is violent and complex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
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Selma Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Game Poster Image
age 17+
Awesome cinematic adventure packs rough language, violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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Sing Street Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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La La Land Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Profound, beautiful film about love and creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Yup - Math Tutoring App App Poster Image
age 13+
Live tutors give in-depth help to tweens and teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Exceptional, intense, complex crime drama resonates.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Crazy Rich Asians Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Messages, role models stand out in culture-clash romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Battlefield V Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Epic, violent WWII shooter targets soldiers' emotional toll.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Age of Empires II: Age of Kings Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategy is key in tough real-time strategy game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2002)
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Final Fantasy X Game Poster Image
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age 13+
A beautiful, engrossing action game.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
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Final Fantasy X-2 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fighting evil takes back seat to challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
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Gilmore Girls TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun coming-of-age drama that's great for teens.
Network: Freeform, CW
(2000)
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Meteora Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Themes of conflict overtake this rockin' album.
By Linkin Park
(2003)
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