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 -
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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
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: ANIMATED FEATURE, AGES 4-15 Topic - Family Description - When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discove... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - From Dreamworks comes a new animated feature, Home with an adorable misfit from another planet who lands on Earth, makes friends with the locals and everyone discovers the true meaning of the word Home. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin, this film is filled with music and humor and is perfect for you to share with the younger members of your family. KIDS FIRST! Critics Harmony M. comments... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
From DreamWorks, comes the delightful film Home. The film serves as great entertainment with its loveable characters, hilarious dialogue and feel good tone. The film is about an alien species, called the Boov, that invade planet Earth in an attempt to hide from an evil monster called the Gorg. By doing so, the alien race makes themselves at home and relocates all the humans elsewhere. While all the humans are transpo... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WEINSTEIN CO, THE Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film stars Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, who takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Susana H. comments, "Personally, it has everything I'm looking for - a little bit of action and seriousness and actually has somewhat to do with history, the Holocaust to be exact." Willie J. adds, "I was completely investe... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Woman in Gold, an intriguing and true-life story, is excellent. Personally, it has everything I'm looking for - a little bit of action and seriousness and actually has somewhat to do with history, the Holocaust to be exact. There are very strong characters to play out the story including Rondol Schoenberg or Randy (Ryan Reynolds) and Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), which of course, has to be my favorite character. Even... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This film is not for the faint-of-heart. It's action is absolutely non-stop and crazy! From dropping cars out of airplanes only to parachute to the ground where they begin their high speed chase through a forest and jump off cliffs. And, that's just the start. I am not an action/adventure genre fan lover but, I have to say, this one really does take the cake. It gets your blood moving. It is certainly not one I would... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This action-packed series returns with another intense and fantastic film and the only way to describe it is amazing - loaded with awesome looking cars, adventures and action scenes. You will not be bored once in its entire 137 minutes. Furious 7, like all the other Fast and Furious films, beats its predecessor.
There is much more to this movie than just action scenes. There is a story with morals and family, for t... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - coming soon KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This new romantic drama is a fantastic mix of adventure and romance. Although it is a romantic film at heart, there are many other aspects that will make everyone find something they like about it. It has a little sparkle of comedy, which makes it entertaining and great story line. There is a true feeling of thrill with a core of adventure and heart-warming discoveries.
The film is about a famous bull rider named L... read more