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Movie Reviews

Talking Tom Hero Dash App Poster Image
age 9+
Mediocre runner for kids is bloated with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Thomas & Friends: Adventures! App Poster Image
age 6+
Thomas' educational world tour gets derailed by a pay wall.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Kim Possible Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Live-action cartoon update tackles tricky teen emotions.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Tag with Ryan App Poster Image
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age 6+
Over-simplified endless runner trips over its commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Train - Code Visually App Poster Image
age 9+
Good concept but needs tutorial and on-screen guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV Poster Image
age 6+
Pervasive potty humor, pranks in books-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir App Poster Image
age 6+
Endless runner ruined by very heavy emphasis on ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Predator vs. Prey: Going Wild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens vs. mad scientist in exciting sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Book-based adventure is fun ... if you like potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Smighties TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Lackluster Smurf-esque cartoon has heavy commercial ties.
Network: YouTube
(2017)
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Transformers Rescue Bots: Disaster Dash - Hero Run App Poster Image
age 6+
Amusing but simple endless runner has limited appeal.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Bullet Soul Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2017)
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Sailor Moon Drops App Poster Image
age 6+
Cute, simple match-3 puzzler appeals to all ages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Going Wild, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Confusing story with too many characters; for fans only.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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