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 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
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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
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming pre... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Loved the first movie and enjoyed the sequel as well. It's probably more suited to adults, especially older adults who will resonate with the trials and tribulations of the characters in this film. But, it is filled with a positive spin on how to deal with aging, limited finances, and the craziness of friends and family.
It's incredible cast is partly what makes this so charming. Judi Dench and Bill NIghy certain... read more
Video Trailer LEGACY GAMES Series: APP, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Create the perfect music and play with tracks in different genres, including dance, pop, and hip hop. Layer your loops and add fun sound effects, then take your beats to the dance party. Your color-coded music creates an exciting color and light show. Perform for an audience and earn points for mixing and scratching your music! You can then save your music and share with friends and family! KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Young kids gain enjoyment from the simplest of games, whether it be tag or crab racing. Crayola DJ is another one of those easy, fun games that lets children create their own music in the palm of their smart phone device. Perhaps the most enjoyable part is listening to the music change genres so quickly from funk to pop to hip hop just from pressing the devices on the game.
Crayola DJ opens up and the player is im... read more
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The Crayola DJ app is very fun, especially if you love music and creating music. This app helps you to make a song then spin your track at a party like a real DJ. The app is easy to learn, do and is fun to create with your friends. There is not a super wide selection of music beats to make your song but you can make a lot of tunes. I enjoyed the bright visuals, easy to follow instructions, the creativity of the app... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews LIONSGATE FILMS Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-12 Topic - Family Description - When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Aardman Animation is known for its thought-provoking animated films such as Wallace & Gromit, Creature Comforts, Chicken Run and Flushed Away. It is a British animation studio located in Bristol, England. Their latest installment, Shaun the Sheep, does not disappoint. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Willie J., age 16 comments, "But, the backbone of any and every Aardman film, including this one, is the screenplay. Shaun the ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Being a fan of Aardman, I was very excited to see this movie. And I was not disappointed. Shaun the Sheep is a charming, funny, and entertaining movie that continues the tradition of good movies by Aardman.
The animation is beautiful. Claymation is my favorite type of animation because of how off-beat it makes everything look, so I'm already partially biased on the cinematography. That is a huge reason I love Aardm... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This is a disappointing film that has a riveting first half but a rushed and forced second half. Four young minds create a machine that transports them into a alternate universe. Once they come back they have acquired unique powers that they need to control.
The first half looks quite promising. The pace, character development and story are very engaging. The darker direction they take with the story makes it enjo... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This family drama stars three-time Academy Award� winner Meryl Streep as an aging rock star who has abandoned her young children during their formative years and returns when her ex asks her to return to help her youngest deal with a failed marriage.
Ms. Streep has surprised us in the past with her singing talent in films such as Mama Mia and returns with a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist. Jonathan... read more
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This live action feature film directed by Jonathan Demme is definitely entertaining and a feel-good movie. Ricki and the Flash is loaded with non-stop music, mostly from the 80s and presumably sung by Ricki (Meryl Streep) and Greg (Rick Springfield). I enjoy this laid back comedy drama for its intense and strong family relationships.
This movie is about Ricki who walked out on her husband and three young children ... read more
Video Trailer RECESS MONKEY Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 5-8 Topic - Family Description - Flight, adventure and unexplored territory are all part of the concept behind Hot Air, a CD with DVD. Recess Monkey is known for expressing what kids adore most, and in this case, everyday experiences like meeting the new kid in school, wearing hand-me-downs, flying a paper airplane and watching a balloon drift up in the sky, are all related through smart lyrics and layered musicality. Band site: www.recessmonkey.com KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - 'Hot Air' rises to the occasion and delivers a potent punch of fun, danceable and delightfully listenable tunes that will lift your spirits and take you on flights of fancy that are frown resistant. Recess Monkey is a tried and true band of experienced and educated musicians who have inhaled the wonderful songwriting and production values of top groups from the late 60's and 70's and have exhaled a new, original and ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
See adult comments, youth comments coming soon. Runtime: 40 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
5-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ 17