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age 16+
Teens-vs.-monster in guilty-pleasure horror movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia Game Poster Image
age 10+
Good-looking adaptation is hurt by basic gameplay and bugs.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Serious Sam 4 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Old-school shooter series feels outdated and overrated.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Windows
(2020)
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The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos Game Poster Image
age 14+
Comedic tactical tale contains profanity and sexual themes.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Spelunky 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Treasure hunting sequel digs deep for frantic fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure Book Poster Image
age 3+
Wonderfully written guide to masks and emotions from Elmo.
By Sesame Workshop
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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Overloot App Poster Image
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age 10+
Overly simple pay-to-win action shouldn't appeal to anyone.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Othercide Game Poster Image
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age 16+
If at first you don't succeed, die, die again.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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The Babysitter: Killer Queen Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Blood, gore, crass humor in horrible horror movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Game Poster Image
age 15+
Action tale rerelease has bloody violence, player choice.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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#Alive Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Zombie violence, cursing in thrilling Korean horror tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(2020)
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As the Shadow Rises: The Age of Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, religion, and magic mix in twisty, satisfying sequel.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2020)
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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(2020)
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dark, engrossing continuation of "Trollhunters" saga.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Z Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Flawed but effective, scary "imaginary friend" horror tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition Game Poster Image
age 10+
Repetitive dungeon crawler is best played with others.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2020)
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Wasteland 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Deep, fun tactical role-playing game with mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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