Movie Reviews

Big Fish & Begonia Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Mystical anime has deep themes, some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Fullmetal Alchemist Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Violence, gore, peril in live-action manga adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacularly epic, poignant end to a magical series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Summer Wars Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent, gorgeous anime has some violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Alice in Wonderland (2010) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
All-new 3-D Alice story is trippy and intense.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, but magical adventures getting edgier, darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Boy saves books, gains courage in perilous fantasy sequel.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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