Movie Reviews

 
The BFG Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Animated classic is enchanting but also scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1937)
Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Cinderella (2015) Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous, but it's the same old fairy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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)
Into the Woods Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
 
The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Epic, thrilling 3-D adventure sequel is outstanding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Maleficent Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Sleeping Beauty Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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)
Frozen Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Despicable Me 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
The Wizard of Oz Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1939)
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Ponies turn into teens in cute but highly commercial 'toon.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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