Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 7-15 Topic - Family Description - 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Pan will revive the child in all of us, for sure! Before I delve into just how great this film is, I have to say that I was completely blown away by it! My original thought was, "Oh it's just another Disney movie. Meh." But, as soon as Blackbeard and Hook are introduced, my inner child leapt out and said, "This is awesome!"
Pan is the new revision of the classic Peter Pan story, directed by Joe Wright and featuring... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This live action feature film directed by Robert Zemeckis is phenomenal! There is nothing about it that I don't like.
The Walk is set in 1974 and is about a high-wire artist named Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who lives in Paris. He sees a photo in a magazine for the construction of the Twin Towers in NYC and gets the inspiration to walk a tight rope connecting the two buildings. This is highly illegal... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a stellar film (pun intended). It's not a one-man show like Galaxy but Damon definitely steals the show with his demeanor which draws you in and makes you believe that he COULD be that astronaut, on Mars, who was left behind and who "sciences the s--t out of it" to save his own life and return to earth.
The Martian landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful. The shots of space are extraordinary and the shots o... read more
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Ridley Scott turns in his finest film since Blade Runner. The Martian is such a touching film, that its flaws can be easily overlooked and forgotten. The sheer message and theme of this movie and the way they're presented is what gives this movie its greatness. It's a movie that explores the human condition and has something positive to say about it. We need that in today's cinema and I thank the cast and crew of thi... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freez... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Everest, the live action feature film directed by Baltasar Korm�kur is a truly thrilling movie that is super suspenseful and left me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed this film because it is a very inspirational and educational story that takes place in Nepal.
On May 10, 1996, a group of climbers are trying to accomplish climbing to the highest point in the entire world, Mount Everest. After arriving in Ne... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - In this gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I had no expectations going into the film. Biopics are really a 50/50 sort of deal, especially today. Biopics have been recycling the same plots for years now, so the only thing that can separate them are the performances and style of the director. Pawn Sacrifice is different from other biopics for those very reasons.
Tobey Maguire gives the performance of his career. His nuanced, detailed and invested performance... read more
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. Available September 15 on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital. 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 Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURES, AGES 12 Topic - Family Description - In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shoc... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Oh my! This is really non-stop action in a relentless way. It's like The Matrix on steroids! But, it's not graphically violent in terms of blood and guts. The Cranks and grotesque rats are a bit of a tummy churner but it's an interesting storyline. It reminds me of the Fortunately/Unfortunately Book. First, they're saved, then they're not, then they are, then they're not. Back and forth and it's hard to guess who you... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Maze Runner The Scorch Trials is a action packed continuation of The Maze Runner trilogy written by James Dashner. Fans will cry, laugh and be kept on the edge of their seats during the fantastically intense moments!
This movie keeps it at a rather intense tone throughout the film with a sense of humor added just when its most needed. There is a bit of romance in a few scenes, but it is definitely not one of the m... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews XXX Series: FEATURE, AGES 13-18 Topic - Family Description - In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - There are many mixed reviews on this film which opened this weekend. Many people were disappointed that Jason Statham was replaced by newcomer Ed Skrein. The story follows a former special-ops mercenary, Frank Martin, now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-so... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Transporter Refueled is an action-packed, thriller and crime film. The director Camille Delamarre delivers this spine-chiller in a way that keeps you in suspense the whole time. Their fashion is sleek and sophisticated.
This film takes place in the south of France where Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) enters into a world full of trouble. His father Frank Senior (Ray Stevenson) goes to visit his son for a weekend witho... read more
FOCUS COMMUNICATIONS Series: FEATURE, AGES 13-18 Topic - Family Description - A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Self/less is the riveting new sci-fi, action packed, mystery thriller that takes a new look at immortality. Damian, played by Ben Kingsley, is a wealthy man nearing his 70s dying of cancer. He is contacted by a radical medical company that claims they grant "immortality" to the world's most brilliant minds by transferring one's consciousness from their failing body, to a state-of-the-art, new body that has been grown... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Some films make you cry, some films make you laugh and some films just amaze you. Well, this one will make you think and digest information that you will see. Z for Zachariah may not be the most romantic film nor may it be an adventure, but hours after watching it, I was still thinking about what this film represents.
The story is set in a Valley. However, it is a post-apocalyptic time. The area outside of the Val... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: SERIES, AGES 5-18 Topic - Family Description - The Complete 50s series plus bendable toy. Gumby and Pokey, television's legendary clay characters, live one great fantasy after another in a timeless world of magic and wonder. This fun-loving duo can dive into any book for adventures near and far, from Toyland to the Wild West, to the moon and back. Gumby, an everyman hero, who captivates our hearts, always leaves a place better than how he found it. As the theme s... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This Complete DVD series really took me back to my childhood. Although I wasn't born when Gumby first aired, I do remember watching the show as a young child. This one is fully remastered with the original 50s soundtrack and it is just like the classic cartoon that I remember. There are not a lot of special effects and modern day bells and whistles but if there were, it wouldn't be Gumby. The extras are entertaining ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
After more than 60 years since Gumby was first created, we are brought back to the good times of the original, and my opinion the best of the iconic Gumby and Pokey characters. Gumby is all about fun and comedy. You watch Gumby not for drama or romance. There is lots of action and fantasy, since it is all about Gumby's fun adventures. Art Clokey (creator of Gumby) does a fantastic job writing fun and unique episodes.... read more Runtime: 220 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
5-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 24.99
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews N CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT Series: SERIES, AGES 2-5 Topic - Family Description - Meet the ABC Monsters! They are big, hairy and not very scary. The ABC Monsters are on the loose and only Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry can catch them. Twenty Six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet, but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town, so it's very... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What a great DVD! This title offers singing, dancing, puzzles and lots of character/viewer interactions throughout the DVD. This did supports inquiry and problem solving. The viewer is prompted to participate in phonic skills and word building via puzzles, games and songs. The animation is clear and colorful and fun to watch. This title is all about learning the alphabet. Each episode is centered around a specific le... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The kids really loved it. They sat there forever and were completely entertained. "ABC Monsters is about some kids who try to find Monster letters like one that looks like a G. They find all the letters so that they don't disappear. The monsters do things that start with their letter, like practicing arrows for A and looking for a bell for B. They sing songs when it's the end, and they ask questions. Actually the kid... read more Runtime: 90 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
4-6 Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
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