Movie Reviews

Age of Empires IV Game Poster Image
age 12+
Deep, polished historical game has educational potential.
Platforms: Windows
(2021)
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The Green Wave Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring basketball docu has emotional intensity, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Monster Family 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Dull animated monster sequel has slapstick violence, threat.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2021)
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Karma's World TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Moral lessons artistically woven in top-shelf show.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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America’s Big Deal TV Poster Image
age 12+
Live shopping experience promotes products, entrepreneurs.
Network: USA
(2021)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 8 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Party game promotes fun social play in large groups.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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Playbyte App Poster Image
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age 12+
An easy way to learn game creation, with some small risks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2021)
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L.O.L. Surprise!: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Toy-themed movie is cute but unexciting; heavy on marketing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Ghosts TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunted comedy has some laughs, some stereotypes.
Network: CBS
(2021)
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The Kids of Cattywampus Street Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, offbeat short stories filled with fun absurdities.
By Lisa Jahn-Clough
(2021)
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Egg Marks the Spot: Skunk and Badger, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, whimsical adventure of friendship and rocks.
By Amy Timberlake
(2021)
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The Ghost and Molly McGee TV Poster Image
age 7+
Funny ghost-girl buddy story has mild ghoulish scares.
Network: Disney Channel, Disney+
(2021)
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Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales TV Poster Image
age 7+
Spooky special is overstuffed but fun; some violence.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, inspiring history of the Black Power movement.
By Kekla Magoon
(2021)
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Looney Tunes Cartoons Back to School Special TV Poster Image
age 7+
Less than great messages from Looney crew; some violence.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
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The Addams Family 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Silly sequel focuses on family love; peril, some racy jokes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Ancient Yellowstone TV Poster Image
age 7+
Science-adjacent miniseries lies dormant in most respects.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
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Kaleidoscope Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting collection of story fragments traces love and loss.
By Brian Selznick
(2021)
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The People Remember Book Poster Image
age 7+
Emotional book ties 500-year history to Kwanzaa principles.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2021)
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The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heartfelt, scattershot reflection on privilege and bias.
By Brendan Kiely
(2021)
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