All Reviews

age 8+
 
Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Animated alien comedy is sweet, cute, if not super original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Realistic racing simulation that's oddly shallow.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_app
age 7+
 
A galaxy far, far away…in the palm of your hand.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_book
age 14+
 
Spaceship adventure fails to rise above its gimmick.
By Ernest Cline
(2015)
age 13+
 
Fun for fans, no-blood brawling with text chat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
 
Driving puzzler revs bone-crunching racetracks, challenge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 15+
 
It's raining sharks again in this tongue-in-cheek gorefest.
Network: Syfy
(2015)
age 14+
 
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps one guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Violent sci-fi tactical strategy game poses great challenge.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Outrun Death in this cartoonishly violent kart racer.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Arcade-style soccer, with cars and a giant ball.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Bridge-building sim fun, challenge puts it on shaky ground.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_app
age 13+
 
Choose Your Own Adventure grows up, goes tech, is great.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_tv
age 3+
 
Endearing remake of classic has a galaxy's worth of charm.
Network: Sprout
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
age 13+
 
Space, big secrets, ambition -- and a clichéd sisterhood.
Network: ABC
(2015)
csm_movie
age 13+
 
Laughably bad but slick-looking sci-fi epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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