Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Disney's sequel to its successful Planes film and in this one, world-famous air racer Dusty finds a new career as a fire fighting plane. This anthropomorphic character charms us once again in a tame adventure that you can feel comfortable taking your preschoolers to. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O, age 12, comments, "What a great add-on to the series... there are a lot of great messages and a lot of references to th... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
What a funny and entertaining film! I did not know what to expect, this is the fourth film in this vehicle's universe with the two Cars movies and then the first Planes movie. I was wondering if maybe Disney pushed it a little bit. However, Planes: Fire and Rescue is an entertaining film that is a fantastic sequel in this magical franchise.
The story isn't about just one topic. This is a little bit of humorous rom... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Karen Gillan. Directed by James Gunn. Written by James Gunn, Nicole Perlman. Based on the comic books by Dan Abnet and Andy Lanning. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - In the vein of mythological-based films comes Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana. After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill, a half human/half alien is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a te... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
It's predictable, clich� and often times cartoonish...yet, Guardians of the Galaxy is still one of the most entertaining blockbusters you'll see this summer. Boasting beautiful special effects and constant humor, Guardians of the Galaxy may not be a groundbreaking entry into its genre, but it certainly is a welcome addition.
The finest thing about this movie is the comedy that goes with it. Writer James Gunn really... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. Based on the book by Richard C. Morais. Starring Helem Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah and more. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey have partnered with Juliet Blake to produce this remarkable film starring Helen Mirren in a role perfectly suited for her as Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant. An Indian family opens their own restaurant across the street much to her chagrin and leads to confrontations that are hilarious and awkward. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, "This has a... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
What a fantastic way to wrap up the summer! I am not the biggest fan of romance films, which is what I expected from this film initially. However, The 100 Foot Journey is a funny, inspirational and delicious adventure that everyone will love.
This isn't just a romance film. This has a lot of cooking with a bit of love spiced in with the cooking, there are some fantastic one-liners that make the audience roar with l... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews LIONSGATE FILMS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney d... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth reviews KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
We all need the movies that allow us to just sit back and let our mind melt - the kind of movie you can watch without your brain. No thinking, no deciphering, no figuring things out. Just watch and enjoy the explosions.
The Expendables 3 has plenty of that and more. There are enough bullets, deaths, explosions, weapons, punches, kicks and bruises to make any fan of action movies content.
WEINSTEIN CO, THE Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaits, Katie Holmes. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Full of pretense, theories on life and enough ideas to cause you to rethink your own ideas, The Giver is an intense film about the effects of accepting the good and bad things memories of life.
Being a huge Meryl Streep fan (Chief Elder), I was very excited to see her performance and, I was not disappointed. Jeff Bridges' (The Giver) performance gives this film a veteran presence that adds to the wisdom their char... read more
Video Trailer BRYAN MICHAEL STOILLER Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - What happens when you find out the family dog is actually six-hundred years old and was once owned by a great and powerful wizard? In this charming and magical adventure, young Bobby Spade and his faithful therapy dog, Ozzy, stumble upon an ancient wizard's mystical book of spells. The once shy boy and loveable canine are unprepared for what comes next as the two find themselves suddenly graced with extraordinary ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I have to admit that I wasn't too sure about this movie in the beginning. It seemed a tad dark and sad. It does touch on some emotional issues of loss, being bullied and social anxiety. But, this quickly turns into a mystical and magical movie that is very entertaining. There is a whole theme of bad magic and good magic and, although good magic is much more powerful, something more meaningful is portrayed in the film... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 96 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
7-18 Suggested Retail Price: $
LUISA PARNES Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12 Topic - Family Description - Tee is the first T-Rex ever to walk the face of the Earth and is treated by everyone with unease. When his mom marries the mayor, he moves into town after years of homeschooling and the timing couldn't be worse. The mayor has just signed a deal allowing raptors to come into town and destroy the local forest to build cheap housing. When the town looks to Tee for help, he must learn to overcome his insecurities and ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The First T-Rex is about the first T-Rex but it is much more than that because it has important messages for kids about standing up for what you believe in, being different and not being a bully. The characters make this script fun, entertaining and bring this script to life. It is appropriate for children ages 7+ but children ages 7-12 will relate to it more because of the fantasy aspect of it. The characters dialog... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER HOME VIDEO Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad. Starring Kevin, Neal McDonough and Hynden Walch. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - See youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Vigorous! This is your typical entertaining comic book film, only this time you're cheering for, and looking from, the bad guys' point of view.
Amanda Waller (C.C.H. Pounder) assembles a team of six criminals, called The Suicide Squad. Their mission is to break into Arkham and retrieve The Riddler's (Mathew Gray Gubler) cane. However it does not go according to plan.
This film is rated PG-13 for violence, sexual... read more
CGD MUSIC Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 2-5 Topic - Family Description - The first interactive lighted cover art. Two CD set of 30 tunes for anyone who wants beautiful music to drift to sleep and optimistic music to awaken. A calming yet intellectually stimulating experience for children, with world class musicians and Nashville Symphony's live string orchestra. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Nightlight Daylight is an exceptional package from first look and apparently you can tell a book, uh, CD by its cover. Its lovely, interactive fiber optic cover is off the charts - push the moon and the stars and fireflies light up. Impressive! It just gets better. After I finished pushing the moon for about half an hour I delved into the treasures within: an ambitious 30-song two-CD set. Hence the title. The artist,... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 109 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 35
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This sequel to the reboot of the original Planet of the Apes (1968) explores new and uncharted territory. And, it serves as a prequel to the original films in the series. What we see is a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar that is threatened by a band of human survivors from the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
What an exciting and thrilling blockbuster! I was worried about this film. This was the 8th add on to the Planet of the Apes series, second to the reboots. So this Is a sequel and an eighth movie. I expected that it would feel a bit stretching, but it isn't. In fact, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes' main purpose Is to show another side of these super apes and to set up the story for the next film in the franchise.
THE POP UPS Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 2-5 Topic - Family Description - These songs provide an active participation point for whole-family engagement, celebrating imaginative play, building, dance, puppet making and more. "We wanted to make something that wasn't only about listening, but could actually be recreated and re-imagined at home," explains Stein. "The Pop Ups are all about making things," adds Rabinowitz. "We want our fans to be able to engage in that experience for themselve... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Stop the presses! Late breaking news: The Pop Ups have done it again! Their latest album 'Appetite For Construction' is a fanciful, danceable explosion of ideas and get-down rhymes and rhythms. The group is in touch with its musical lineage and producer/arranger Jason Rabinowitz does a masterful job of paying/playing homage to a myriad of pop culture voicing and styles. The group has a special spark and presents a mo... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon. Runtime: 40 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-5 Suggested Retail Price: $ 12
THE WHIZPOPS Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 5-8 Topic - Family Description - This new album of original songs delivers educational content via a zany range of characters and grooving, upbeat music in a range of styles. In all, the 10 tunes present key facts about the ocean and its inhabitants in a lighthearted and engaging way, often from the perspective of the subject animal. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Unlike the glorious manatee, Sea Blue Sea clips along at a rockin' pace and doesn't let up until we have been musically introduced to a variety of engaging underwater characters like the dolphin, manta ray, sea turtle and octopus among others that abide beneath the waves. The songs are exquisitely arranged and performed with a musical nod to the 80's forward - especially enjoyed the B-3 organ and guitar work. Clear a... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
5-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 12