Movie Reviews

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Fun-packed fairy-tale parody challenges stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Trip to Greece Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Coogan and Brydon's final road trip has warmth but swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Chinese-inspired tale has positive messages, mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Magical adventure sequel has positive themes and mild peril.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bayala: A Magical Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Elves overcome prejudice to work together in animated tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Home Movie: The Princess Bride TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded remake is most fun for original film's fans.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Truth and Tales - Kids Stories App Poster Image
age 5+
Folk tales look great, but interactive elements disappoint.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Days of the Bagnold Summer Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Tender British comedy about a mismatched mother and son.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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Disney Magic Moments Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Magic Kingdom content is good, but rough around edges.
URL: http://www.DisneyMagicMoments.com
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Black Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Haywire holiday horror remake takes a feminist position.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Carol of the Bells Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Earnest, inclusive, diverse, but flawed holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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