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The Musketeers TV Poster Image
age 15+
Swashbuckler spikes a classic novel with sex and violence.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Deliverance Creek TV Poster Image
age 15+
Tense, violent Civil War drama boasts strong female roles.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
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Destiny Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautiful space epic is less violent than other shooters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Liberator Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling lead performance saves violent Bolivar biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Game TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Espionage drama is smart, twisty Cold War tale.
Network: BBC America
(2006)
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Epic Rap Battles of History Website Poster Image
age 15+
Clips will make kids laugh; parents may not find them funny.
URL: http://www.epicrapbattlesofhistory.com
(2015)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Graphic biopic on notorious murder trial is too sensational.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Helldivers Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Very tough, old-school sci-fi shooter with flawed gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
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Sarafina! Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sobering musical about apartheid includes brutal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Three Days of the Condor Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Tense, violent '70s spy movie shows its age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1975)
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Destiny: House of Wolves Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion has familiar sci-fi battles, new maps, missions.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Tut TV Poster Image
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Tut
age 15+
Bloody, sexy Egyptian epic mixes facts and fiction.
Network: Spike
(2015)
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Public Morals TV Poster Image
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age 15+
'60s police drama's exceptional cast rescues muddled plot.
Network: TNT
(2015)
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Corpse of Discovery Game Poster Image
age 15+
Psychological space tale has confusing, repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Lair of Dreams: The Diviners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
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Truth Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Engrossing drama offers inside look at the news business.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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National Constitution Center Website Poster Image
age 15+
Expert analysis brings law to life, but content uneven.
URL: http://constitutioncenter.org
(2015)
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The Last Kingdom TV Poster Image
age 15+
Bloody costume drama is violent but tastefully constructed.
Network: BBC America
(2015)
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Street Law Website Poster Image
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age 15+
Excellent info, activities get kids into SCOTUS case work.
URL: https://www.streetlaw.org/
(2015)
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