Movie Reviews

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Curious but not scary, this Alice is close to the book.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
age 7+
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Muppetry coaxes campy '90s hit out of its shell.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Seeker Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Disappointing adaptation of a great kids' book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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City of Ember Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Secret of Moonacre Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting fantasy turns teen into sweet, selfless princess.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sweeping owl fantasy adventure is impressive but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Spiderwick Chronicles Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
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Eragon Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Dragon fantasy falls flat, but kids won't care.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Coraline Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Lord of the Rings (1978) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Pan Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Where the Wild Things Are Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sometimes-dark adaptation focuses on friendship, loneliness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Too scary for younger fans of the popular books.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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