Movie Reviews

 
Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Dinosaur Island Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uneven time-travel adventure has peril, mild violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Monte Carlo Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Silly but sweet travel comedy says to be true to yourself.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More of Greg's humorous antics; fun for series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Disney's A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 9+
3-D adaptation of classic holiday tale may scare young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Mandie and the Secret Tunnel Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Intriguing 1899 family mystery marred by stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Inkheart Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween-targeted fantasy adaptation is no Harry Potter.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Garfield's Fun Fest Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Lame, convoluted movie has rude behavior and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Trick or Treaters Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming German folktale has English subtitles, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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How to Eat Fried Worms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Matilda Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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