Movie Reviews

A Shine of Rainbows [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Magical coming-of-age story is intensely emotional.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn -- The Game [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Simple movie game with likable hero, cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Wizarding World [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Redesigned Harry Potter site has lush images, interactivity.
URL: https://www.wizardingworld.com
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The Canterville Ghost [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
TV movie version of Oscar Wilde classic has mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Oz the Great and Powerful [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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From Time to Time [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartfelt family drama with ghosts and scary fire scene.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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SimCity [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Action-packed sequel still doesn't live up to book series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Slow-paced dog movie teaches lessons on empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Invisible Tower: Otherworld Chronicles, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
King Arthur meets gamers in action-packed series start.
By Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2012)
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The Grimm Conclusion [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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Great Expectations (2013) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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From Norvelt to Nowhere [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)
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Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Disney Infinity: The Lone Ranger [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Western play set with pistols, axes, and a focus on combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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