Movie Reviews

csm_movie
age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
csm_movie
age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
In Theaters Now
(2016)
csm_movie
Pan
age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
Animated BFFs' quirky time-travel story has some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
Formulaic anime fantasy has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 9+
Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 9+
Uneven time-travel adventure has peril, mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
 
age 9+
Beautifully animated Japanese folktale for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
Go behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, see Miyazaki at work.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_movie
age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 9+
Even a dog can't save subpar movie about magic, growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 9+
Mythic tale set in land of animals and danger is confusing.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 9+
Bland R.L. Stine entry is more silly than spooky.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 9+
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 9+
Anime Hogwarts puts plucky magic students in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 9+
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 9+
Ridiculous, dreadful film doesn't feature cute puppies.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 9+
Fantasy-action flick is best for video game-savvy tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 9+
Kid-friendly thriller is fun, if lacking in real magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)

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