Movie Reviews

Legacy: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed return to form in elf-girl epic series.
By Shannon Messenger
(2019)
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Guts Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, sensitive account of dealing with bathroom anxiety.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2019)
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Vice Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Irreverent, mature biopic about VP Dick Cheney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee/Pikachu! Game Poster Image
age 9+
Updated role-playing classic is fun, if a bit too easy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
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Line Webtoon - Daily Comics App Poster Image
age 15+
Diverse but mature collection of user-created comics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Summer Camp Island TV Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, heartwarming series has cross-generational appeal.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
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Okja Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Extreme peril, swearing in violent eco-fable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gore, sex, epic battle against evil in twisty faery tale.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky sci-fi comedy is fun but can be violent.
Network: BBC America
(2016)
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The Crown TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Game Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious action games with frequent firefights, some blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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