SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countles... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This is a beautiful film about survival. I love everything about this live action film. The editing flows nicely and there are many visually stunning scenes. The story is about survival, loyalty and, most importantly, following your instincts.
In this film, a boy named Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is attacked by a buffalo. His father thinks he died, so he leaves him on the cliff where he was attacked. When he finally m... read more
PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18 Topic - Family Description - President Donald Trump's first year in office has been marked by ongoing turmoil - including in his own Republican party, where presidential tweetstorms, inflammatory rhetoric and high-profile dissent have fueled open conflict. Gripping and revealing, this program tells the story of Trump's takeover of the Republican Party - from the perspective of Republican lawmakers and insiders themselves. TRUMP'S TAKEOVER exam... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - You either love him or hate him., or so it seems. I have to be honest and say I actually cried when Donald Trump became the 45th President. And those were not happy tears. This documentary shows a brief story of how President Trump took over the Republican party. His campaign seemed to be fueled by anger and his anger, more than anything, was directed at the establishment. This film shows how there was fighting among... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
see adult comments Runtime: 56 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 17.99
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Meg is a somewhat entertaining homage to old-era shark flicks. A frightful direction and vibrant special effects provide a serviceable summer-end movie. Fans of shark flicks may want to check it out.
The movie follows a Shanghai-based, deep-sea team as they seek to postulate new discoveries among the underwater trenches. However, their discoveries go awry when a previously thought extinct Megalodon attacks the... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I usually dislike romantic comedies. Romance is probably my least favorite genre. I find it almost impossible to make rom coms interesting or unique. However, every once in a while, a movie like this appears. This movie was actually very enjoyable and made me laugh out loud.
The story follows Rachel Chu as she accompanies her rich boyfriend, Nick Young, to Singapore for a wedding. She meets his family and tries to... read more
PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: DVD, AGES 11-18 Topic - Family Description - NOVA: WONDERS is a fresh, lively series that makes complicated concepts accessible while taking a deep dive into the scientific process. Each episode poses a big scientific question and takes viewers along on a journey to explore how far we've come in our quest for answers, and how we've managed to get here. Among the intriguing topics pondered are the secret language of animals, what's hidden in the human body, the ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - If you are looking to be amazed, this is the DVD to watch! It is interesting, educational and simply amazing. Each episode answers a scientific question. There are two discs and the questions they address are: What are animals saying? Can we build a brain? What's living in you? Are we alone? Can we make life? What's the Universe made of? Such interesting questions and the answers will mesmerize you. There are three m... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
see adult review Runtime: 360 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
11-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.99
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What day is it? Why it is today, my favorite day. I am a life-long Disney fan. While it is not surprising I loved seeing the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood come to life via CGI transformation, I was surprised to see A.A. Milne's beloved characters in their original book form, not their Disney animation form.
Christopher Robin does not spend a lot of time introducing the viewer to the characters from the idy... read more
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If you're a fan of Winnie the Pooh, it's safe to say you are going to love this movie. But even if you aren't, you might still enjoy it. This film is absolutely adorable and it makes you feel like a kid again.
The story follows a grown up Christopher Robin, with a wife and daughter, as he struggles with his job and runs into Winnie the Pooh. The movie follows him interacting with his old friends, while also rememb... read more
PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: DVD, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - In this one-hour documentary, viewers follow host Peter Greenberg as he explores the country known as the "land of a thousand hills." President Paul Kagame proves to be the ultimate guide as he shows Greenberg the visual gems his country has to offer. Together, Greenberg and Mr. Kagame go gorilla trekking through Volcanoes National Park, jet-skiing in Lake Kivu, and exploring Nyungwe Forest National Park on an elevat... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This entertaining travelogue of the African country of Rwanda finds amiable host Peter Greenburg joined by the country's beloved President Paul Kagame as they hike a mountain forest to see gorillas in the wild, cross a wobbly canopy bridge two hundred feet above the forest floor and visit a tea estate. President Kagame, who brought the nation out of an infamous civil war to peace and relative prosperity, proves a cha... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
see adult comments Runtime: 55 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.99
PBS DISTRIBUTION Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10 - 18 Topic - Family Description - During his remarkable career with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams earned many nicknames - The Kid, The Splendid Splinter and Teddy Ballgame, but the only nickname that he wanted was "the greatest hitter who ever lived." In that pursuit, he combined his preternatural gifts with a fierce work ethic to become widely regarded as one of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball and in the process elevated the scienc... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This nicely-paced American Masters program, narrated by actor Jon Hamm, expertly dives into the story of baseball great Ted Williams, who played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1940s and 50s. Archival footage is interspersed with interviews with sportscasters, family members and Williams himself to present a well-rounded portrait of the ball player's complicated adult life. Dedicating himself to the science of batting,... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
see adult comments Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 7-12 Topic - Family Description - It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to p... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth review KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is such a hilarious film. During the premier at the Chinese Theatre, the laughs echoed around the room. The film stays true to the TV show, with inside jokes about Robin's baby hands and beautiful butt. Even with those things from the TV show, the film still makes sense if you haven't watched the show before. And, there are new things for people who have watched the TV show.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Discover Donna's (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfriend). As she reflects on her mom's journey, Sophie finds herself to be more like her mother than she ever even realized. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This film has many beautiful settings and hilarious scenes that had the audience laughing. I love the unique story line that is unpredictable and interesting. Although I enjoyed it, younger children might not understand some of the jokes. This film is for more mature audiences.
We learn more about Donna's (Meryl Streep, Lily James). We learn about Sophie's (Amanda Seyfried) three possible dads and what risks Donna... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PARAMOUNT PICTURES Series: FEATURES, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
So far, this summer's action and adventure films have been very boring. However, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is far from boring. It's full of adrenaline-pumping action! I believe that this is the best summer action / adventure film of the year and the best Mission Impossible film to date.
In this film, we see Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as he receives a mission he chooses to accept, but fails to complete, because of... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-18 Topic - Family Description - Narrated by Academy Award� winner Jeff Bridges, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX� and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This documentary is extremely educational and filled with a lot of information about engineering. I enjoyed the narration by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and found the different scenes quite amazing! The scenery is my favorite thing about this film. I also enjoyed the background music and the inspirational stories by all the different engineers. Overall, this is enlightening, inspirational and quite interesting.... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This film is really informational and the camera shots are amazing. The only drawback is that it gets a bit boring after a while. There is so much information that isn't all that interesting. This documentary would really appeal to those interested in architecture and engineering.
The film reveals stories about different engineers who all want to make the world a better place. They create buildings that won't coll... read more