Video Trailer Click to see video reviews DISNEY CHANNEL Series: FEATURE 5-12 Topic - Family Description - A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the trouble making offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evie) and Jafar (Jay). Directed by Kenny Ortega. Starring Sarah Jeffery, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth and Cameron Boyce. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Descendants is a Disney Film, Directed Kenny Ortega. It is a musical film about four descendants of Disney's most infamous villains: Mal (Dove Cameron), the daughter of Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), Carlos (Cameron Boyce), son of Cruella De Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson), Evie (Sophia Carson), daughter of Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy) and Jay (Booboo Stewart), son of Jafar (Maz Jobrani). Ben (Mitchell Hope), the son of Be... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - First off, in my approximate ten years of watching movies, I have never seen a movie that was so emotionally investing. Between the comedy and the incredible ending, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon does an incredible job in incorporating such a serious subject matter into a movie that is fun and entertaining. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a coming-of-age, PG-13 movie that tackles the serious subject of a young girl ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a brilliant new coming of age film that follows coworkers Greg and Earl through their senior year of high school. Their seemingly quiet and low key lives are altered forever after befriending a classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer. In this new age masterpiece, Greg, Earl and Rachel must navigate through the treacherous territories of high school and growing up while dealing w... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a ne... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Ladies and gentlemen, we have a masterpiece on our hands. Pixar has done it again. They already lay claim to two of the top 100 movies of all-time with Up and Wall-E and they have now added Inside Out to their mantelpiece. I will gladly go on record by calling this one of the finest animated features to ever be created. Why? Because it's THE most innovative, imaginative and creative film to be made since 2008s Synecd... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Pixar's New Inside Out is a Brilliant Creative Masterpiece!
Inside Out is one of the most creative movies that I have ever seen. Created and directed by Pete Doctor, Inside Out features the voices of Amy Poehler, Phillis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. The film was produced by the wonderful animation house, Pixar and is being distributed by Disney.
Inside Out is about the mind of a young girl... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Starring Chris Pratt, Br... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
After over 20 years, the park is back. The dinosaurs are back. The breathtaking directing, producing, acting, camera shots, special affects and story is back too. Reboots are one of the hardest things to pull off and not ruining the entire series it self. Director Colin Trevorrow and co-producer Steven Spielberg pull it off way over 100%.
When I say this is dramatic, that is a under statement. Although it is not s... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURES, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience. Directed by Boaz Yakin. Starring Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Mia Xitiali. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This movie is about a marine who faces challenges on and off the battlefield. However, this marine is not a human. This marine is a dog, a dog that inspires many. Max is truly an inspirational adventure many will love and enjoy.
This movie is truly a thriller with a pinch of mystery, however in the form of an adventure that is full of dramatic scenes. There is action with a sparkle of romance spicing up the story... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: FEATURE, AGES 7-12 Topic - Family Description - Crumbling castles, frightening spirits, beautiful horses and a plucky, fearless heroine all come together in this magical quest film, set in the starkly beautiful landscapes of rural Ireland. Mickey Miller is a thoroughly modern 12-year-old New Yorker who has little enthusiasm for her mother's plan to take her and her little brother to start a new life Longwood, a windswept town in Ireland. Their arrival in Longwood,... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This movie is a very good watch, being both very heartwarming and captivating. The film is full of lots of suspense and drama as the main protagonist, Mickey, aims to figure out the mystery of the new town she moved to.
In The Legend of Longwood, young teen Mickey Miller has to confront the mystery of the new Irish town her family has moved into. Upon moving, Mickey immediately gets sucked into the curse that the t... read more
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It is not too common that a small production company makes a wonderful film with a nice story line, cast and nicely done overall. The Legend of Longwood is a wonderful dramatic story that will be enjoyed by most who sees it.
The main genre of this film is drama with a sense of adventure and fantasy thrown in. Also, they include from time to time a bit of comedy making the story enjoyable, yet thrilling.
PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - 1913: Seeds of Conflict examines a critical yet overlooked moment of transformation in Palestine, long before the Balfour Declaration and British Mandate period usually considered the matchstick for today s ongoing struggles. It was a time when identities were fluid and few Arabs or Jews living there could imagine the conflict that would engulf their region for the next century. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The film is very eye opening about a very old and difficult conflict between Arabs and Jews and who owns Palestine. I enjoyed the film because it gave me answers to some questions I have about the conflict between Jewish and Arabic people. It enlightened me about the geography. I was not aware of the area called Ottoman and what was the Ottoman rule.
The film opens with the re-discovery of a film from 1913 that d... read more
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his daughter. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like this movie a lot. It is a good disaster film. San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton and stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Paul Giamatti. While this movie is well done, it doesn't quite compare with movies by the disaster movie king, Roland Emmerich. After seeing one of Brad Peyton's other movies, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, I had my doubts, but he does a pretty good job here.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews XXX Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, in the process, being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures a... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Barely Lethal is an upcoming independent action-comedy film directed by Kyle Newman and written by John D'Arco, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner and Samuel L. Jackson. The unlikely story revolves around a teenage special ops agent who covets a "normal" adolescence only to discover that "normal" isn't all its cracked up to be. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Kendyl P. comments, "Barely Lethal is an outst... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Barely Lethal is an action packed comedy. This film is about a teenage girl named Megan Walsh (Hailee Steinfeld) who is a highly trained special ops assassin taught to fight bad guys at a school called Prescott Scouts for Girls. Megan realizes that she is missing out on being a teenager and decides to fake her own death, enroll herself as an exchange student at a traditional American high school and live with a new ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explore... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth review KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I had not read the book nor heard of the film Far From the Madding Crowd when I saw it. So, this review is from the point of view from someone with no prior background knowledge of the source material. Please keep that in mind, fans of the book.
When I saw that BBC had a hand in producing this picture I immediately knew a few things, 1) it would have a down tempo pace, 2) The acting would be good and 3) that the ci... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfield - it's a girl comedy KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is truly a teen-focused comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Hailee Steinfeld. The humor is silly but the message poignant. When you're not laughing at the antics of these girls, you are tuned in to their becoming better friends and supporting one another. It deals with issues that kids can relate to - secrecy, jealousy, yearnings. The including of the YouTube star Flula Borg is a pleasant surprise an... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This is a fun and compelling sequel. The Barden Bellas are back! Because of a embarrassing performance they become a laughing stock and, in order to restore their title they, enter a world competition which no American team has ever won.
If you loved Pitch Perfect then you are going to enjoy this film even more. Pitch Perfect 2 has updated music, new characters and a lot of laughs. You can see the first film to get... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews ASPIRATION MEDIA Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country "that she wouldn't be able to show you on a map". With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won courage, she is about to change everything. For hundreds of thousands of people. ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The inspirational film Noble is very enlightening. It helped me realize that a kid's life in America can be so much easier than a kid's life in other countries. It also inspired me to help others that are not as fortunate as I am. The movie is very well acted, in terms of creating believable character. Noble is a film that touched me emotionally and mentally and definitely put a new perspective on life.