Movie Reviews

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Pan Movie Poster Image
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Pan
age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Formulaic anime fantasy has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French comics-based adventure is engaging for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3: The New Minimoy Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Little Witch Academia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Anime Hogwarts puts plucky magic students in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Goobers! Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Low-budget monster movie is pretty much unwatchable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
Level Up Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantasy-action flick is best for video game-savvy tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Kid-friendly thriller is fun, if lacking in real magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
The Last Airbender Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Boring -- but age-appropriate for young fans of the TV show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
The Lord of the Rings (1978) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
Where the Wild Things Are Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sometimes-dark adaptation focuses on friendship, loneliness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
Coraline Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
Princess: A Modern Fairy Tale Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Second-rate fairy-tale romance has scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
Eragon Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Dragon fantasy falls flat, but kids won't care.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
MirrorMask Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Dense, dreamlike fantasy isn't for every kid.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Third in Lego-based series is overly complicated.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Confusing and complex story line; for Bionicle fans only.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
Dragons: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Battles, nightmarish imagery in toy-inspired fantasy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)

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