Movie Reviews

Bob the Builder TV Poster Image
age 3+
Teamwork paramount on friendly construction show.
Network: PBS
(1998)
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The Magic School Bus TV Poster Image
age 5+
A fun, frantic, and educational ride for kids.
Network: ION, NBC, qubo
(1994)
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Cars Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Pixar comedy is full of four-wheeled fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Cars 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Some intense scenes in story of empowerment, mentorship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Herbie: Fully Loaded Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Kids may enjoy it; most parents will snooze.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Mario Kart DS Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Fresh, fun go-karting with cartoonish mischief.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2005)
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie Poster Image
age 6+
A fantastical car story custom-made for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Transformers Rescue Bots TV Poster Image
age 6+
Feel-good Autobots story teaches teamwork to younger crowd.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 7+
Family-friendly racer gets large update with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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Forza Motorsport 7 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Exceptional racing sim takes the checkered flag.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Transformers Prime TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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Speed Racer Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Action-packed kids' film fun, with a few sputters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Rocket League Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Arcade-style soccer, with cars and a giant ball.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Transformers TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1984)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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