PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: TV SERIES, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - A Chef's Life, Season 1 Join Chef Vivian Howard's personal and culinary journey from the top restaurants in New York to her return to Eastern North Carolina as she explores the rich bounty of farm fresh cooking, family and community. Each episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her seasonal menus. Disc One Sweet Cor... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I highly recommend A Chef's Life. If you enjoy culinary and reality TV shows you will enjoy this unique television series that follows Chef Vivian Howard and her journey with her Northern Carolina restaurant, Chef & the Farmer. 100% farm-to-table experience!
Unlike other culinary shows, it focuses on community-based agriculture and a family's restaurant. It automatically made me feel connected to the Chef Vivian Ho... read more
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See adult comments please. This has not been reviewed by youth. Runtime: 390 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 29.99
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Click to see video reviews PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: TV SERIES, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt are studying the secrets of great white sharks while their nemesis, Chef Gaston Gourmand, is looking for ingredients for his shark fin soup recipe. Later, when Martin knocks the Creature Power Suits into a deep Arctic trench, the brothers search for them in the brand-new Octopod submarine where they witness a Pacific octopus' defense against an attacking shark. Then Aviva takes the lead w... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Animation, learning and fun is what Wild Kratts Shark-Tastic is about. The brothers, Martin and Chris Kratt, better known for their PBS kids show Zoboomafu, is back again. This learning adventure takes them to different parts of the world and the special sea creatures that live there.
This DVD includes four episodes:
1. Octopus Wildkratticus- Saving a special octopus.
2. Tortuga Tune Up- How some sea turtles ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This sequel to the Avengers series delivers almost non-stop action. As an adult, I sometimes felt totally assaulted at the amount of violence in the film and began to question the descriptive term "gratuitous violence." This is a term that KIDS FIRST! has long employed as one of its criterion for endorsing a film. You might argue that the amount of violence used is acceptable since it is relegated to good fighting ev... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Another monumental Marvel movie! The Avengers assemble once again go up against a new corrupt, A.I. Ultron (James Spader). As the troupe pursue their mission, we're given a deeper understanding of our favorite super heroes.
There are not enough words in the world to express how happy I am. As a Marvel fan, this film showcases some of my favorite comic book characters together in one plot line in a bigger and bette... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews LIONSGATE FILMS Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This remarkable film truly delivers a compelling love story along with the struggle of a young woman whose life is a nightmare because she never ages. Some of us might love that idea but, as you watch the heartbreak of Adaline as her daughter becomes older than she, and then elderly, you realize the importance of growing old together with your loved ones. Adaline's life is threatened at times during the McCarthy era ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Age of Adaline was not something I expected to love so much. The idea of tampered aging wasn't anything new to me and I wasn't excited to see another modern love story. But I found myself severely invested in this movie. There were times I completely forgot to jot notes down in my notebook...for there weren't any. This film is one of the best American romantic dramas to come along in a while.
ANDYLAND MUSIC Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Fifteen beloved folk and classic children's tunes capture the heart of the songs. Authentic instrumentation, thoughtful arrangements, restored lyrics, and Andy Z's friendly vocals complete this rousing CD that will entertain and engage for years. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - From 'This Land is Your Land' to 'Happy Trails,' Andy Z brings a freshness and excitement to familiar songs that we think we may know but after a few extra verses that were part of the original songs and some well-played musical surprises our ears are buzzing with a renewed acquaintance with old friends. The vocals are engaging and the toe-tapping arrangements will have you dancing with a 'Turkey in the Straw' or bre... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming Runtime: 38 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
5-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
SONG WIZARDS RECORDS Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Twelve cheeky, laugh-out-loud funny songs. Combining country and children's pop music with a wacky, seesaw feel, moving from a country stroll where the wit sneaks up on you to a rock 'n' roll sprint where an outrageous lyric slams into you. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Put on the headsets and buckle up because 'Calling All the Elephants' is one of the best albums in a long while to make you laugh out loud and snort milk out of your nose! The word-play, songwriting and musicianship are exemplary. Randy Sharp and Dave Kinnoin, two-seasoned performers, flex their musical chops and in the process push the creative boundaries of children's music in a profoundly wondrous way.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews MAGNOLIA PICTURES Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris' advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people ar... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Iris is a great documentary, particularly if you have a passion for fashion. Iris Apfel is a 94-year-old woman who embraces her unique eye for fashion and style. She takes the simplest things from shops and stores all over town and dresses them up in a variety of ways. She accessorizes her clothing by accenting them with very large and unique pieces of jewelry. Large pearl necklaces with big, bright colorful bracele... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews THOMAS A. MORGAN & JACK HENRY ROBBINS 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 KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This film completely destroys the stereotypical image of the homeless and makes you rethink what you should have said to that person you saw on the street. Storied Streets is truly inspiring and I believe everyone should watch it.
This is a documentary. But, it tells stories like none other that are not only terrible and sad, but also inspirational and heartwarming.
The story looks at different homeless people ... read more
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
Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Freshly hatched bee Maya is a little whirlwind and won't follow the rules of the hive. One of these rules is not to trust the hornets that live beyond the meadow. When the Royal Jelly is stolen, the hornets are suspected and Maya is thought to be their accomplice. No one believes that she is the innocent victim and no one will stand by her except for her good-natured and best friend Willy. After a long and eventful j... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming Runtime: 89 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
4-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ 17.99