App Reviews

Shortcut Movie Poster Image
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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Old school shooter series feels outdated and overrated.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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Mia's Magic Playground TV Poster Image
age 4+
Imagination inspires creative problem solving in sweet show.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Fun-packed fairy-tale parody challenges stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(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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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(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
csm_game
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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AVICII Invector Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun interactive celebration of late DJ.
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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Guardian Tales App Poster Image
csm_app
age 10+
Fun throwback tale with lots to do but little handholding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Igniting Darkness:  Courting Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fiction series end bogs down in palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(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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