Movie Reviews

The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Tales of the Night Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fun fairy tale "sequel" has intense villain and potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Descendants Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Nutcracker Prince Movie Poster Image
age 8+
So-so adaptation has some scary moments for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Once Upon a Mattress Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney reboot has fun playing on fairy tale stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Buttons: A Christmas Tale Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Holiday-themed musical is both gloomy and heartwarming.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Godmothered Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Contemporary twist on fairy tale has mild language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Secret Magic Control Agency Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fairy tale-inspired story has peril and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Christmas All Over Again Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable stuck-in-time holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Jumping Ship Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Adventure comedy sequel has mild peril and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Emily and the Magical Journey Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy-adventure has scary moments, little magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Into the Blue 2: The Reef Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Gratuitous sex and violence in dumb beach sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Low-budget family adventure has peril, mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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