All Reviews

age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
age 7+
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
age 13+
LEARNING
Fun superhero brawler on Kinect with no blood or gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Ideal for fans of the TV show, packed with frenetic action.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 4+
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
age 18+
LEARNING
Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 7+
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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age 17+
New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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age 13+
LEARNING
Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 8+
Violence overshadows positive messages in CGI remake.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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age 11+
Broad comedy mostly family friendly, but some innuendo.
Network: ABC
(2012)
age 11+
LEARNING
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 8+
Teenage Ben's comical adventures are fun but violent.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
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age 18+
LEARNING
Co-op, sci-fi 1st-person shooter rains blood and body parts.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
age 10+
Spellbinding Spielberg series has some lessons, too.
Network: NBC
(2012)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
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age 12+
Over-the-top sci-fi action with great special effects.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)

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