Movie Reviews

Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Maleficent Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mune: Guardian of the Moon Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Original animated fantasy has a few frightening elements.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Boy Who Could Fly Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A charming fantasy with a lot of heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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The NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Willow Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Formulaic-but-exciting family action-adventurer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sweeping owl fantasy adventure is impressive but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Secret of Moonacre Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting fantasy turns teen into sweet, selfless princess.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Mirror Mirror Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Sky High Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, if standard, animated adventure with battles, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Teen Beach 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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