Movie Reviews

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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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.
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(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 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Strange, unsettling fantasy has dark tone, some violence.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The 5th Wave Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Disappointing adaptation has violence, some romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Pan Movie Poster Image
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Pan
age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Justice League: Gods and Monsters Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging noir tale is dark and violent; some cursing, nudity
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Seventh Son Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Weak YA adaptation is far more mature than the books.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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I, Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Lifeless update of classic with lots of fantasy violence.
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 Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Teen-friendly fantasy romance doesn't live up to the book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Host Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Lots of kisses, but "Twi"-fi thriller isn't that compelling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Beautiful Creatures Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
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(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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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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