Movie Reviews

Black Beauty (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Peril, emotional intensity in adaptation of classic tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Falconeer Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Average flight combat best for dogfighting fans only.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
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Wolfwalkers Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Pathless Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Stunning adventure stars female hero and scary monsters.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows
(2020)
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The Lives of Saints Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brief, bloody, lushly illustrated tales of the Grishaverse.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2020)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny take on sleepovers has insight, great illustrations.
By Suzanne Lang
(2020)
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That Animal Rescue Show TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animal rescue docu has uplifting themes, strong activism.
Network: CBS All Access
(2020)
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Meet the Chimps TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun peek into chimps' social lives; some romance, fighting.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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A World of Calm TV Poster Image
age 7+
Engrossing meditations on life, nature narrated by celebs.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teamwork rules in snowy adventure with new heroes.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Natalie Portman's Fables Book Poster Image
age 5+
Familiar tales get a cute new spin in lively picture book.
By Natalie Portman
(2020)
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Will You Be My Friend? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm, happy adventure is sequel to beloved picture book.
By Sam McBratney
(2020)
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Falcon Age Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Take flight with cultural tale of friendship, rebellion.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2020)
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World’s Funniest Animals TV Poster Image
age 8+
Silly, slightly bland animal internet video series.
Network: CW
(2020)
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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Attenborough's stark documentary is essential viewing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Tiny World TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Amazing nature docu series will delight whole family.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
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Saucy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Characters sparkle with humor in tale about animal rights.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2020)
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Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom TV Poster Image
age 6+
Compelling behind-the-scenes docu features animals galore.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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A Whale of the Wild Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young orca must grow up fast in exciting nature story.
By Rosanne Parry
(2020)
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