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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, over-full sequel has lots of wizarding violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Your Name Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Stunning but mature animated body-swapping love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
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The Shack Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Sentimental faith-based adaptation explores grief, healing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, intense Green Gables retelling not for all Anne fans.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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