XXX Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - STORIED STREETS explores homelessness across America by telling the stories of those who live it every day. The documentary film-which premiered at the 2014 Sedona International Film Festival-profiles the homeless and the formerly homeless and their struggle to survive. Their stories are real, raw and compelling. These stories, coupled with the fact that right now homelessness is growing at an unprecedented rate in A... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews REVOLVER ENTERTAINMENT Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - The story follows a young rickshaw-puller in Bhopal who gets a menial job at a chemical plant, but in December of 1984 a chemical spill in India takes the lives of almost 15,000 people and injuring more than 100,000. The film follows how the industrial disaster in the city changes his life and those of others. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film is based on the true story about Bhopal's gas tragedy which book place in December of 1994 at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant. Over 500,000 people were exposed to toxic gas and other chemicals, killing as many as 10,000 people in one night. This historical drama is moving and shocking. Directed by Ravi Kumar. Starring Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kai Penn, Fagun Thakrar, Tannishtha Chatterje... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This documentary drama is about something everyone should know about and make sure the human race should not repeat. What happened 30 years ago should have never happened and it is truly sad this film is based on this true story. Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain is not only a reminder of what happened, but a story we must remember, so we do not repeat it.
This film is a documentary, but is also a story and a drama. There ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-18 Topic - Family Description - In South Asia, Maya the monkey and her son Kip struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the troop at Castle Rock. When neighboring monkeys take over their home, Maya's whole troop is forced to relocate. She uses her ingenuity to lead the members of her extended family to untapped resources amid strange new creatures and unfamiliar surroundings. Ultimately, the entire troop must work together to ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Monkey Kingdom opened my mind to learning about animals in the wild! This is a great nature documentary, especially if you like monkeys and, contributions from ticket sales of this movie will help save the monkeys in south Asia.
Monkey Kingdom begins with an explanation of how a certain group of monkeys live. Specifically, it focuses on Maya and her baby, who are considered the lowest of the group. It discusses th... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WEINSTEIN CO, THE Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 4-18 Topic - Family Description - A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Paddington is a great adventure, with lots of twists and turns. This film is playful, comedic, enjoyable and definitely a great film for friends and family.
Paddington (Ben Whishaw, voice) is a rare breed of bear that travels all alone to London. He wants to find a home after his is destroyed. While there, he discovers that it's not what he expects, but finds a family that's willing to take him in and look after h... read more
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From the producers of the Harry Potter franchise comes another children's film that many families will love for its humor, storyline, special effects and of course - the Bear! Paddington will be loved by families everywhere.
This movie has a nice core of humor with an intriguing story that is not only intense, but lighthearted too. Breathtaking special effects, animation and a strong feel of adventure round out th... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: ANIMATED FEATURE, AGES 4-15 Topic - Family Description - When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discove... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - From Dreamworks comes a new animated feature, Home with an adorable misfit from another planet who lands on Earth, makes friends with the locals and everyone discovers the true meaning of the word Home. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin, this film is filled with music and humor and is perfect for you to share with the younger members of your family. KIDS FIRST! Critics Harmony M. comments... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
From DreamWorks, comes the delightful film Home. The film serves as great entertainment with its loveable characters, hilarious dialogue and feel good tone. The film is about an alien species, called the Boov, that invade planet Earth in an attempt to hide from an evil monster called the Gorg. By doing so, the alien race makes themselves at home and relocates all the humans elsewhere. While all the humans are transpo... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WEINSTEIN CO, THE Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film stars Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, who takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Susana H. comments, "Personally, it has everything I'm looking for - a little bit of action and seriousness and actually has somewhat to do with history, the Holocaust to be exact." Willie J. adds, "I was completely investe... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Woman in Gold, an intriguing and true-life story, is excellent. Personally, it has everything I'm looking for - a little bit of action and seriousness and actually has somewhat to do with history, the Holocaust to be exact. There are very strong characters to play out the story including Rondol Schoenberg or Randy (Ryan Reynolds) and Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), which of course, has to be my favorite character. Even... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film is not for the faint-of-heart. It's action is absolutely non-stop and crazy! From dropping cars out of airplanes only to parachute to the ground where they begin their high speed chase through a forest and jump off cliffs. And, that's just the start. I am not an action/adventure genre fan lover but, I have to say, this one really does take the cake. It gets your blood moving. It is certainly not one I would... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This action-packed series returns with another intense and fantastic film and the only way to describe it is amazing - loaded with awesome looking cars, adventures and action scenes. You will not be bored once in its entire 137 minutes. Furious 7, like all the other Fast and Furious films, beats its predecessor.
There is much more to this movie than just action scenes. There is a story with morals and family, for t... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This new romantic drama is a fantastic mix of adventure and romance. Although it is a romantic film at heart, there are many other aspects that will make everyone find something they like about it. It has a little sparkle of comedy, which makes it entertaining and great story line. There is a true feeling of thrill with a core of adventure and heart-warming discoveries.
The film is about a famous bull rider named L... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews LIONSGATE FILMS Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Directed by Robert Schwentke, Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Theo James. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The highly anticipated film Insurgent opens this weekend and, from our KIDS FIRST! Critics comments, you won't be disappointed. This second film from the Divergent series shows how Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna B. comments, "Insurgent has a... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This second installment of the Divergent series is an action packed film with a great display of emotions from the entire cast. It's intense and, at times, a little touching. I truly enjoyed viewing it.
War is now full-fledged between the Factions. Tris (Shailene Woodley), as a Divergent, has to continue to battle the guilt of her past shame and her enemies while trying to figure out who her true allies are. Many ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT Series: FEATURE, AGES 7-18 Topic - Family Description - In 1930s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the widower, Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain is often away and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I remember the year this film came out (1965). It was all the rage and everyone ran around singing the wonderful songs. Julie Andrews became a household name that held her fast in our hearts. This film today, still enchants. Based on the real live story of the Von Trapp family and their escape from Nazi Germany, it is a classic in many ways.
The bonus features on this 50th anniversary meditation will be a plus for... read more
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The 50th Anniversary Edition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a must-have for every family. This 5-disc DVD set includes the movie in HD and standard definition, a new 60 minute documentary called The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg and lots of other special features.
The Sound of Music is the best family film of all time because it brings everyone together with its great, t... read more
Runtime: 174 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
5-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.98
Media: Video and DVD
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE, AGES 7-18 Topic - Family Description - When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. Directed by Kenneth Branagh KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This much anticipated live action feature from Disney does not disappoint. The sets, locations and costumes are absolutely stunning. Cate Blanchett shines as the evil stepmother who can turn on the charm when she wants to. Lily James as the innocent Cinderella truly exemplifies kindness, a theme of the film. Richard Madden as The Prince also holds up. He is good-looking, kind-hearted and drawn to Ella because of her ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Cinderella is a beautiful classic fairytale. This modern rendition is powerful with a great cast that will keep you entertained. It's simply stunning!
After her father's death, Cinderella (Lily James) lives under the guardianship and authority of her wicked stepmother (Cate Blanchett). She becomes the servant of the house and is the subject of the family's ridicule and unkindness. When she meets a stranger in the w... read more
Video Trailer GODDARD/BROWN Series: DVD, AGES 0-2 Topic - Family Description - The DVD features animated Big Block Singsong music videos. This is a fun and entertaining animated musical short format series which currently airs on the CBC in Canada, Disney Junior in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK, among other international networks. Season 2 music videos debut on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior TV in May, and they already air on CBC TV in Canada. For more info, go to www.bigblocksingsong.co... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Who knew that being so square could be so cool! Big Block Singsong is a terrific musical, visual DVD romp. Creators Warren Brown and Adam Goddard have hit the creative mother load here - what seems so simple is so deceiving in its well-designed construction - the 'simple' individual block characters sing a two-minute nicely produced song that covers subjects from noses and hair to emotions of sadness and happiness, s... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 48 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
1-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 12.99