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
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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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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-12 Topic - Family Description - When Bubi, the youngest of the seven dwarves, accidentally pricks Princess Rose, he triggers the curse of an evil ice queen and sends an entire kingdom into a century-long slumber. Bubi and the other six dwarves must travel into the future with a charming prince and a suicidal dragon in order to save their fairy tale kingdom. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The Seventh Dwarf is a movie focused around Princess Rose and her curse. This story is very loosely based on Sleeping Beauty. In this story, you have all of the characters from all of the standard Disney fairytales. Princess Rose's rescue team consists of Jack, her Prince Charming, the seven dwarves and a "Suicidal Dragon."
Right away when watching this film you can tell by its animation and the loose story that i... read more
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The Seventh Dwarf is a family film adventure in which cute little dwarves Bobo, Tschakko, Cloudy, Sunny, Cookie, Speedy and Ralfie embark on a journey to save the beautiful and fabulous Snow White. It's the night before Princess Rose's 18th birthday and everyone in the kingdom goes to the Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PARAMOUNT PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new ene... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - See youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
"I'll be back!" and indeed he is. This action packed adventure movie is an all new story about going back and changing the future. I liked this movie but thought that it needed more cyborgs.
Paramount brings this 3D block buster movie out just in time for the 4th of July weekend.
I have seen the other Terminator movies. I was also a fan of the TV show based on the Terminator series. This seems like a movie tha... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews XXX Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-18 Topic - Family Description - A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
If you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about the wonderful brick building toy, LEGOs, this is your film, with not only insight of the full history of LEGOs but also about how large and diverse the LEGO community is! A LEGO Brickumentary will be loved by the millions of LEGO fans, and really anybody who wants to know how LEGO became a worldwide known phenomenal.
This of course is a documentary with m... read more