Movie Reviews

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A classic action-adventure for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1954)
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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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You're So Cupid Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cheesy, clean romantic comedy with twin teenage matchmakers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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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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The Lord of the Rings (1978) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Where the Wild Things Are Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sometimes-dark adaptation focuses on friendship, loneliness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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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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Coraline Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Stepbrothers' hijinks are jolly -- just not very realistic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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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)
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How to Eat Fried Worms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Walking with Dinosaurs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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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)
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Matilda Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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I Am David Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Beautiful, gentle adaptation of classic novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama is emotionally intense, with mild scares.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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