Movie Reviews

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Movie Poster Image
age 14+
King Arthur returns in tedious fantasy drama; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Home Movie: The Princess Bride TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded remake is most fun for original film's fans.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
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Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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Trolls World Tour Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Amusing, upbeat musical sequel promotes joys of diversity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Dreambuilders Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stepsisters learn to unite in animated tale; mild threat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt behind-the-scene doc shows Frozen 2 in the making.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Control: The Foundation Game Poster Image
age 16+
Episodic expansion is short on gameplay, deep on story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategic tale offers a clunky yet effective challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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The Empire of Dreams Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl of Fire and Thorns spin-off offers a new fab girl hero.
By Rae Carson
(2020)
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Pixar in Real Life TV Poster Image
age 4+
Fun live-action run-ins with Pixar icons around NYC.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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Muffin Knight App Poster Image
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age 10+
Wacky multiplayer platformer is mostly good fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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The Shadow Wand: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witch turns into warrior in sexually charged third book.
By Laurie Forest
(2020)
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A Song Below Water Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional fantasy about two girls who seize their power.
By Bethany C. Morrow
(2020)
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Artemis Fowl Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Truth and Tales - Kids Stories App Poster Image
age 5+
Folk tales look great, but interactive elements disappoint.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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