Movie Reviews

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie's fantasy journey has some dark elements.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Shorts Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Funny, imaginative fantasy from Spy Kids director.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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A Very Brave Witch and More Great Halloween Stories for Kids Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Animated Scholastic stories spook preschoolers just a tad.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Barbie and the Three Musketeers Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie gets the swashbuckler treatment; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Pete's Dragon Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Offbeat live-action/animation mix with lots of drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Charm replaced with cartoon violence in lackluster sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Delgo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Shoddily animated adventure is too violent for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Inkheart Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween-targeted fantasy adaptation is no Harry Potter.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Tommy and the Cool Mule Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Feel-good talking mule movie deals with parental loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Tale of Despereaux Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Touching, beautiful tale is an excellent family film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Bedtime Stories Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sandler tames his jokes for family-friendly fantasy flick.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Barbie Presents Thumbelina Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Eco-friendly story unrelated to real Thumbelina story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Secret of the Magic Gourd Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Magical tale teaches moral lesson.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 5+
An uninspired rehash of the first movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Nutcracker: The Motion Picture Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Slightly creepy undertone to lovely staging of classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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The Nutty Professor Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Animated update of Jerry Lewis film is all about bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Barbie: A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Less authentic take; also less to scare younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Christmas Is Here Again Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Orphan saves Christmas in so-so, sometimes-scary musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Like steamed veggies: Good for you, but bland.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mild tween Halloween tale could use more thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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