Movie Reviews

Port Royale 4 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Historical simulation may help kids learn about trade.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Dog Loves Books TV Poster Image
age 4+
Canine book lovers bring stories to life in preschool show.
Network: CBeebies
(2020)
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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Rocket Arena Game Poster Image
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age 12+
High-explosive competitive shooter is a literal blast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Irreverent docu challenges religion; violent news clips.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Epic romantic fantasy adventure is poetic and violent.
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(2020)
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The Vanishing Deep Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen sisters race death in tepid futuristic thriller.
By Astrid Scholte
(2020)
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Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Adventure quest fun despite cartoon violence, stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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One Piece: Stampede Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fun anime pirate adventure has cartoon violence, language.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Battlewake Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun VR shooter packs pirate action but lacks depth.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Swashbuckle TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids battle pirates in goofy, slapstick game show.
Network: Comcast Kid Central, CBeebies
(2013)
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Neo Atlas 1469 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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One Piece: World Seeker Game Poster Image
age 14+
Live the Straw Hat Pirate life in this open-world adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Paskal Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
War violence abounds in so-so Malaysian action movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2019)
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Lady Smoke: Ash Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Warring kingdom sequel not as compelling as Book 1.
By Laura Sebastian
(2019)
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Genesis Alpha One Game Poster Image
age 15+
Ambitious space adventure ultimately disappoints.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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