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The Identical - A Powerful Message in a Faith-Based Film

TheIdentical.jpgThe Identical is a heart-touching drama about twin boys who are separated at birth and one becomes a rock 'n' roll star while the other struggles to balance his love of music with pleasing his father. Taking place in 1936, during the Great Depression, this film faith-based film is likely to move you to tears. Stars Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Blake Rayne and Amanda Crew. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna B, age 14, comments, "This film has great music, family principles and really zones in about finding and following your dreams." See her complete review below and listen to it on our radio show, KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions next week. The Identical Reviewed by Brianna B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14 The Identical is a great film with a powerful message and fantastic story line that always keeps you guessing. It’s really an enjoyable film to see. Twins, Ryan Wade … - read more...


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KIDS FIRST!'s partner, Kidstar Radio Launches Kickstarter Campaign on Labor Day

kidstar.jpgKidstar Radio Network, our partner that produces our KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions radio show, is launching a Kickstarter campaign Sept. 1 for a new international program called Voyage … - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

KIDSFIRSTlogohighres.jpgYou may submit your media for a KIDS FIRST! endorsement or for consideration in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival beginning August 15 through September 30. Don't delay, do it today. The sooner you get it to us, the quicker you get your endorsement.KIDS FIRST! has been supporting quality children's media for 23 years and is the most highly respected media endorsement program in the country. Unlike an awards program which limits the number of winners, every title that meets our criteria and is approved by our kids' juries receives an endorsement. Our base-line criteria includes: NO gratuitous violence or abuse NO inappropriate sexual behavior NO bias … - read more...


Reviews of The Giver, Batman: Assault on Arkham, My Little Pony: Spooktacular Pony Tales and more!
KFCA.2014.jpgListen in as we review the latest film and DVD releases including The Giver, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Planes: Fire & Rescue and My Little Pony, Keys of Friendship: Spooktacular Pony Tales. We'll also give you the 411 on the 29th Annual Children's Art Festival at Paramount and talk about all the stars we interviewed there. Catch all this and more with your hosts Keefer Blakeslee and Brianna Hope Beaton joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Gerry Orz and Morgan Bertsch. - read more...

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The “F” Bomb by Keefer Blakeslee
Keefer.2014.5.jpgWhen KIDS FIRST! Film Critics review a film, they give it an age recommendation so that parents are aware what their kids might witness in the movie. Every film has a rating such as G, PG and so on. However, as I watch movies, I am noticing that many things have changed regarding the censorship of the language used in films. Film ratings are done by the MPAA, the Motion Picture Association of America. Whenever you see a trailer or movie poster there is always a MPAA rating, usually at the bottom. They’re there to inform parents, as well as kids, of what to expect during the film - whether it’s language or subject matter. Let’s go over the … - read more...


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