Movie Reviews

Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Ender's Game Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Austenland Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Standing Up Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Insightful, frank look at how two kids survive bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland TV Poster Image
age 12+
TV spin-off takes dark fantasy drama to another dimension.
Network: ABC
(2013)
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Teenreads Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen bookworms will love this resource for all things YA.
URL: http://www.teenreads.com/
(2014)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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Lost Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Eye of Zoltar: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
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The Belstone Fox Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
'70s drama about fox-dog friendship has very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Superficial, unauthorized drama about writer's rise to fame.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 - A Dreadly Business Game Poster Image
age 12+
Creative adventure full of puzzles and laughs.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014) Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Lackluster version of classic Twain tale has some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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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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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Sad, beautiful tale of boy genius and tragic gun accident.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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