Movie Reviews

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX Game Poster Image
age 12+
Nostalgic monster raising limited by clunky play, controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2021)
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Steelstriker: Skyhunter, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Supersoldiers fight bloody battles in vivid dystopian tale.
By Marie Lu
(2021)
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Beasts of Prey Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens ally across social boundaries in sweet fantasy novel.
By Ayana Gray
(2021)
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A Boy Called Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Death, gore, peril, and pee in traumatic Santa origin story.
By Matt Haig
(2016)
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Pups Alone Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Derivative slapstick comedy is ruff; language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Blown Away: Christmas TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fun holiday competition special has some language.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett TV Poster Image
age 9+
Solid bounty hunter docu teases upcoming Star Wars series.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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Playing the Cards You're Dealt Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy faces his paternal legacy in heart-tugging tale.
By Varian Johnson
(2021)
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Home Sweet Home Alone Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Franchise returns with slapstick violence played for laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Siwas Dance Pop Revolution TV Poster Image
age 9+
Glittery pop star reality competition has lots of branding.
Network: Peacock
(2021)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny stuff for any kid who's ever been awful at a sport.
By Jeff Kinney
(2021)
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Unpacking Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Heartwarming game tells a story through its puzzles.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
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Dust & Grim Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sibs run funeral home for monsters in clever horror comedy.
By Chuck Wendig
(2021)
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Breathscape: Deep Breathing App Poster Image
age 9+
Music meets breath for a biofeedback boost.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2021)
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Age of Empires IV Game Poster Image
age 12+
Deep, polished historical game has educational potential.
Platforms: Windows
(2021)
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4400 TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi reboot has mystery and social commentary.
Network: CW
(2021)
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Dogs in Space TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Sci-fi space comedy is fun, has not-so-stellar role models.
Network: Netflix
(2021)
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A Tale of Sorcery: A Tale of Magic, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairies and fire demons vs. villains in wild page-turner.
By Chris Colfer
(2021)
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I Heart Arlo TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric, fun musical cartoon has drinking, implied drugs.
Network: Netflix
(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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