All Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Helen Mirren is best part of fact-based historical drama.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun haunted house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
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By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Slow docuseries uncovers new clues to human evolution.
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Network: PBS
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Unbiased “biography” of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
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By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Shapes, easy tutorials launch kids into animation creation.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Action-adventure is entertaining despite hard-to-buy plot.
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In Theaters Now
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
csm_tv
Network: Netflix
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
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By Cherie Priest
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun reality about young family's epic journey to India.
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Network: Travel Channel
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
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By Meg Cabot
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Positive, inspirational doc about helping underserved boys.
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Network: Discovery Channel, OWN
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Complex, moral leading man sells British period drama.
csm_tv
Network: PBS
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Bizarre tales of boy and his bottom have meager messages.
csm_tv
Network: Netflix
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
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By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Squeaky-clean dog caper is weighed down by heavy themes.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
csm_book
By John Kloepfer
(2015)

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