LUISA PARNES Series: SCREENPLAY FOR AGES 8-12 Topic - Family Description - Tee is the first T-Rex ever to walk the face of the Earth and is treated by everyone with unease. When his mom marries the mayor, he moves into town after years of homeschooling and the timing couldn't be worse. The mayor has just signed a deal allowing raptors to come into town and destroy the local forest to build cheap housing. When the town looks to Tee for help, he must learn to overcome his insecurities and ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The First T-Rex is about the first T-Rex but it is much more than that because it has important messages for kids about standing up for what you believe in, being different and not being a bully. The characters make this script fun, entertaining and bring this script to life. It is appropriate for children ages 7+ but children ages 7-12 will relate to it more because of the fantasy aspect of it. The characters dialog... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
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Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER HOME VIDEO Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad. Starring Kevin, Neal McDonough and Hynden Walch. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - See youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Vigorous! This is your typical entertaining comic book film, only this time you're cheering for, and looking from, the bad guys' point of view.
Amanda Waller (C.C.H. Pounder) assembles a team of six criminals, called The Suicide Squad. Their mission is to break into Arkham and retrieve The Riddler's (Mathew Gray Gubler) cane. However it does not go according to plan.
This film is rated PG-13 for violence, sexual... read more
CGD MUSIC Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 2-5 Topic - Family Description - The first interactive lighted cover art. Two CD set of 30 tunes for anyone who wants beautiful music to drift to sleep and optimistic music to awaken. A calming yet intellectually stimulating experience for children, with world class musicians and Nashville Symphony's live string orchestra. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Nightlight Daylight is an exceptional package from first look and apparently you can tell a book, uh, CD by its cover. Its lovely, interactive fiber optic cover is off the charts - push the moon and the stars and fireflies light up. Impressive! It just gets better. After I finished pushing the moon for about half an hour I delved into the treasures within: an ambitious 30-song two-CD set. Hence the title. The artist,... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 109 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 35
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This sequel to the reboot of the original Planet of the Apes (1968) explores new and uncharted territory. And, it serves as a prequel to the original films in the series. What we see is a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar that is threatened by a band of human survivors from the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
What an exciting and thrilling blockbuster! I was worried about this film. This was the 8th add on to the Planet of the Apes series, second to the reboots. So this Is a sequel and an eighth movie. I expected that it would feel a bit stretching, but it isn't. In fact, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes' main purpose Is to show another side of these super apes and to set up the story for the next film in the franchise.
THE POP UPS Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 2-5 Topic - Family Description - These songs provide an active participation point for whole-family engagement, celebrating imaginative play, building, dance, puppet making and more. "We wanted to make something that wasn't only about listening, but could actually be recreated and re-imagined at home," explains Stein. "The Pop Ups are all about making things," adds Rabinowitz. "We want our fans to be able to engage in that experience for themselve... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Stop the presses! Late breaking news: The Popups have done it again! Their latest album 'Appetite For Construction' is a fanciful, danceable explosion of ideas and get-down rhymes and rhythms. The group is in touch with its musical lineage and producer/arranger Jason Rabinowitz does a masterful job of paying/playing homage to a myriad of pop culture voicing and styles. The group has a special spark and presents a mov... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon. Runtime: 40 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-5 Suggested Retail Price: $ 12
THE WHIZPOPS Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 5-8 Topic - Family Description - This new album of original songs delivers educational content via a zany range of characters and grooving, upbeat music in a range of styles. In all, the 10 tunes present key facts about the ocean and its inhabitants in a lighthearted and engaging way, often from the perspective of the subject animal. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Unlike the glorious manatee, Sea Blue Sea clips along at a rockin' pace and doesn't let up until we have been musically introduced to a variety of engaging underwater characters like the dolphin, manta ray, sea turtle and octopus among others that abide beneath the waves. The songs are exquisitely arranged and performed with a musical nod to the 80's forward - especially enjoyed the B-3 organ and guitar work. Clear a... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
5-8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 12
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews PARAMOUNT PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Tran... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Set five years after Dark of the Moon, this sequel sets out to continue the franchise and take a new pathway to hold our interest. It's a technical extravaganza, to be sure and, if it wasn't for being way too long, sure to be a hit with summer theater-goers. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O comments, "I think t this is a fantastic part of the series. They do an extremely impressive job since it is the first action fea... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This is the most action packed film I've seen in a while! I was worried that it won't be as good as the original, but boy was I wrong. Transformers: Age of Extinction is an action packed adventure that all Transformer fans will love! They are definitely back!
This is not just about fighting between bad and good guys (which there is plenty of). Transformers: Age of Extinction has a good mixture of romance, humor and... read more
Video Trailer ROUNDER RECORDS/CONCORD MUSIC GROUP Series: AUDIO CD FOR AGES 2-5 Topic - Family Description - This 16 song collection embodies all of the qualities that have already established Raffi as a beloved and trusted icon for young listeners. These are songs about love ("Love Bug," "Seeing the Heart"), nature ("In the Real World," "Blue White Planet"), play ("Free to Play," "To the Park"), chores ("Mama Loves It"), teamwork ("On Hockey Days"), imagination ("Magic Wand") and the need to slow down and catch one's breat... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Let's start with the obvious, 'Love Bug' is a terrific album filled with lovely and entrancing songs. I could say, ridiculously, where have you been for twelve years? And the answer might be, doing lots of fun and satisfying stuff. It's like we never missed you, Raffi. The soothing voice and positive artistic sensibilities are sharper than ever. The love for the individual child and family, care for our world and the... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
coming soon Runtime: 40 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age:
2-7 Suggested Retail Price: $ 15
HULU, LLC Series: TV SERIES, AGES 12-18 ANIM Topic - Family Description - As the A-Troupe dancers prepare for the regional dance competition, relationships and loyalties are put to the test at the Next Step studio. Created by Frank Van Keeken. Starring Victoria Galdesarra, Isaac Lupien and Trevor Tordjman KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The pilot episode of this TV show was full of so many amazing dance moves that it was hard to keep my eyes off of the screen. The drama that occurs within a group or a team was conveyed perfectly, and every dancer on the show performed flawlessly.
This first episode basically provides the background as to what the season will be about. The Next Step is a dance studio in Canada, and in the first episode, teenage da... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SHOUT! FACTORY Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Since her arrival in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle has learned the true meaning and value of friendship. With her very best friends -- Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy and, of course, Spike -- Twilight goes on the greatest of adventures and comes back with even more lessons. All of this has earned Twilight her wings and the crown of a Princess and now you can learn what Princess Twilight Sparkle ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - My Little Pony is a perennial favorite with kids of a certain age and adults as well, as I discovered last year at the premiere of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. A huge following of 20 and 30-year-olds arrived in costume to celebrate the feature film debut of this iconic series. About this DVD Gerry O, age 12, a self-proclaimed fan comments, "This collection has more than just favorite characters - there are a lot ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This is a fantastic collection of My Little Pony episodes. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Keys of Friendship is a collection of the best episodes from My little Pony including a sing-along. If you are as big of a fan as I am, you will be very entertained by this collection.
This collection has more than just favorite characters - there are a lot of family matters, some good lessons, a lot of comedy and some pr... read more
SHOUT! FACTORY Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12 Topic - Family Description - Everypony loves Halloween... the candy, the pumpkins, the costumes, the friends! Join your favorite residents of Ponyville -- Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and, of course, Spike -- as they take on some of the spookiest adventures Equestria's ever seen! Time to gather around and hold on tight, because these six exciting tales are a chillingly good romp. Episodes Include: Boa... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
This is a fantastic grouping of episodes from the "My little Pony Friendship is Magic series!" I saw the episodes that are listed and I have to say that it is a wonderful selection for the chosen theme.
These episodes are mainly around being spooky and a little bit scary even though each one has a different story. From a Halloween special to an episode about a haunted castle, the episodes make you laugh, be enterta... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews ENTERTAINMENT ONE Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke and Beau Knapp. Directed by William Eubank. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Best friends Nic and Jonah embark on a road trip with their close friend Haley to help her move to California. Along the way, Nic and Jonah continue corresponding with a computer genius known to them as Nomad. Nomad previously hacked into their college's computer system and, being computer programmers themselves, they aim to one-up this mysterious hacker. They trace the IP address from the emails they've been receivi... read more