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The End of the F***ing World TV Poster Image
age 17+
Dark dramedy raises talking points for mature teens.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI App Poster Image
age 11+
Steep price, but adaptation of PC classic is incredible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Victoria and Abdul Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Dench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Tulip Fever Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Clumsy telling of silly, confusing story has lots of sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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All Eyez on Me Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Edgy but bland biopic fails to capture Tupac's genius.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Exception Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Strong sexuality in WWII-set drama/thriller.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Band Aid Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Mature indie dramedy isn't always pretty, but it's honest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Game Poster Image
age 17+
Online shooter is close look at brutality of Vietnam War.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Sand Castle Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Humanistic look at Iraq war; violent battles, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Alex & Eliza:  A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun imagined tale of Alexander Hamilton's sweet romance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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Live by Night Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Sluggish, uninspired mobster drama has lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Allied Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Beautifully made but mature wartime romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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50 States - Best Educational Game App Poster Image
age 11+
Decent geography game roadblocked by ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Brainfeed - Educational Videos for Kids App Poster Image
age 11+
Curated learning videos still best after parental preview.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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The Birth of a Nation (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Stirring, provocative, flawed, bloody slave-revolt story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hairspray Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning TV production has exceptional role model, themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Anthropoid Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Depressing, dull, violent take on a true WWII story.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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