Movie Reviews

csm_movie
age 12+
 
Bigger and badder than No. 1, but still a blast.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
age 7+
 
Cute adventure; OK for tweens, but a little scary for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
age 6+
 
A stop-motion animation masterwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
csm_movie
age 11+
 
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
age 8+
 
Formulaic-but-exciting family action-adventurer.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
age 9+
 
Movie based on anime series has lots of martial arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
age 7+
 
Fun, fast-paced sequel is more upbeat than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Lesser known Miyazaki with heavy themes, cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
age 13+
 
Bland fantasy sequel has some scary monsters.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 13+
 
Geek tribes revel in docu about massive commercial event.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_movie
age 17+
 
Violent, muddy, but spirited movie from classic pulp tales.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 12+
 
Wild West shoot-'em-up with drinking and a suggestive scene.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 10+
 
Action-packed sequel still doesn't live up to book series.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 13+
 
Teen-friendly comic-book sequel is brutal but not gory.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 14+
 
Lifeless take on classic tale with bloodless martial arts.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Family adventure has positive messages but muddled story.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 17+
 
Sequel with stylized bloody battles, sex, and vengeance.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 13+
 
Awful supernatural swashbuckler is violent and pointless.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 13+
 
Predictable adventure has lots of violence, decent actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)

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