Game Reviews

ThunderCats (1980s) TV Poster Image
age 7+
Classic 'toon's conflict is OK for older kids.
Network: Boomerang
(1985)
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DreamWorks Super Star Kartz Game Poster Image
age 7+
Mediocre racing game features Shrek, Donkey, and friends.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Aquabats! Super Show! TV Poster Image
age 7+
Gleefully absurd kids' superhero show has cartoon violence.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
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Ultimate Spider-Man TV Poster Image
age 7+
Hero finds super strength and responsibility with new peers.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Book Poster Image
age 7+
Superhero comic novel full of slapstick and bathroom humor.
By Dav Pilkey
(2002)
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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers: Captain Underpants, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, clever time-travel plot mixes with usual potty jokes.
By Dav Pilkey
(2012)
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Power Rangers Lost Galaxy TV Poster Image
age 7+
Villains and violence, but some worthwhile messages, too.
Network: CW
(1999)
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Slugterra TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Action, comedy, super-slugs, and great messages for tweens.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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Rescue Heroes TV Poster Image
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age 7+
First responders teach kids important safety skills.
Network: CBS, CW, Syndicated
(1999)
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Thunderbirds Are Go Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Campy '60s live animation adventure has some smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Power Rangers Megaforce TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun action show joins long-running but violent franchise.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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LEGO Batman: The Movie -- DC Superheroes Unite Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Lighthearted superhero action is fun -- but big toy ad.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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NFL Rush Zone TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Positive messages, but markets NFL and teams to kids.
Network: Nicktoons
(2010)
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Fractured Fairy Tales TV Poster Image
age 7+
Retro series' satire still offers cross-generational laughs.
Network: Hulu
(1959)
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Teenage Fairytale Dropouts TV Poster Image
age 7+
Appealing cartoon has positive messages about self-image.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000: Captain Underpants, Book 11 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Lego: Batman Be-Leaguered TV Poster Image
age 7+
Superhero story offers laughs, action, commerical tie-ins.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
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Song of the Sea Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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