All Reviews

csm_movie
age 13+
 
Teen-friendly romcom has potential but tries too hard.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 13+
 
Earnest, slow drama shows teens dealing with mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed tale provides laughs while selling products.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 13+
 
Weak, boring docudrama lacks heart: nostalgia lovers only.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 13+
 
Flawed strategic shooter with toys has tech, play issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 13+
 
Appealing epic fantasy has intrigue, romance, action galore.
By Eleanor Herman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 8+
 
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Slick and stylized, retro spy adventure is loads of fun.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 13+
 
College psychic talks to spirits in mild show.
Network: ABC Family
(2015)
age 13+
 
Fun, challenging arcade adventure with fantasy violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_tv
age 13+
 
Tech startup-school reality promotes more than educates.
Network: ABC Family
(2015)
csm_movie
age 13+
 
Stars' chemistry can't save uninspiring, cliché comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Sincere showbiz animal trainer is modern Dr. Doolittle.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2015)
age 13+
 
Teen-friendly dramedy tackles big issues; some edgy content.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 8+
 
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)

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