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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Gone in 60 Seconds Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Check your brain at the door, enjoy with popcorn.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Split/Second Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive racing game encourages aggressive driving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Parking War 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Parking sim is no fun without Facebook friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Shipping Wars TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Indie truckers compete for business, also smoke and curse.
Network: A&E
(2012)
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Dream Machines TV Poster Image
age 13+
Lots of swearing and rough-housing in car-building show.
Network: Syfy
(2012)
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London Calling Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
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Forza Horizon Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Grid 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Competent racer depicts car crashes with no consequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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LocoCycle Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Poor car-combat game with light overtones of discrimination.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Smokey and the Bandit Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Car stunts, romance, and salty language in 1970s comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Grid Autosport Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun Euro racing sim provides authentic driving experience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Game Poster Image
age 13+
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Cry-Baby Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Campy '50s parody has mild sex references, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Highway to Sell TV Poster Image
age 13+
Auto-restoration reality is rough around the edges.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2014)
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Baby Airlines - Airport City Adventures App Poster Image
age 13+
Freemium airport game includes frequent inappropriate ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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The Cannonball Run Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunts, stereotypes, and silliness in beer-fueled car race.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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F1 2015 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Realistic racing simulation is oddly shallow.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Need for Speed Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun fast-paced driving game glorifies illegal street racing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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The Crew: Wild Run Game Poster Image
age 13+
Expansion boosts fun, visuals, glamorizes illegal racing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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