App Reviews

The Man Who Knew Infinity Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling story, but WWI-era math biopic needs more zest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy game, implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Ben-Hur Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
New take on classic tale has intense action, few surprises.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes anti-war message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
Anthropoid Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Depressing, dull, violent take on a true WWII story.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Lucky Strikes Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery developer.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
Ozzy & Jack's World Detour TV Poster Image
age 14+
Rock royalty's road trip filled with history nuggets, fun.
Network: History
(2016)
Requiem for the American Dream Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Noam Chomsky's theories of inequality are important but dry.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Peter: The Redemption Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Violent biblical story defeated by weak production.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
My Voyage App Poster Image
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age 5+
Videos and activities teach sustainability and some culture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Everest VR Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging virtual reality sim a short, one-time experience.
Platforms: HTC Vive
(2016)
The Great Whale Road Game Poster Image
age 14+
Ocean-centric strategy game doesn't quite hit potential.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, engaging intro to each U.S. president through Obama.
By Ken Burns
(2016)
And I Darken Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
Elvis & Nixon Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Entertaining oddball comedy has some strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Anti-Democrat docu has strong political agenda, violence.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Towers Falling Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Chilling story of a boy coming of age in Hitler's house.
By John Boyne
(2016)
Rocky Mountain Express Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful visuals, rewarding tale of transcontinental train.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)

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