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Epic Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Under the Dome TV Poster Image
age 15+
Sci-fi drama explores the dark side of humans in captivity.
Network: CBS
(2013)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Warm Bodies Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Despite violence, book-based zombie romance is OK for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Struck by Lightning Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy high school comedy from Glee star has some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Beautiful Creatures Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Jack Reacher Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Serviceable but forgettable Cruise thriller is very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Silver Linings Playbook Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Offbeat dramedy mixes light and dark; some intense moments.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Les Miserables Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Excellent film adaptation of gritty, heartbreaking musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Life of Pi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Book-based drama for mature teens tackles tough subjects.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Carrie Diaries TV Poster Image
age 13+
Sex and the City prequel is edgy but has merit for teens.
Network: CW
(2013)
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Total Recall (2012) Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Remake is better looking, less violent, less thoughtful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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