Movie Reviews

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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)
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)
Wolf Children Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Beautiful Creatures Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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)
Mirror Mirror Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
John Carter Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Mars-based action epic has strong fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacularly epic, poignant end to a magical series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging third Narnia adventure is fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
The Secret of Moonacre Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting fantasy turns teen into sweet, selfless princess.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
All-new 3-D Alice story is trippy and intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Imaginative Heath Ledger fantasy is too dark for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
9 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Visually stunning but scary fantasy for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
Dragon Hunters (Chasseurs de Dragons) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Old tale told with stunning but scary animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)

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