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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Twilight and Starlight – Lessons of Friendship and Understanding

Twilight Sparkle is determined to prove that anyone can learn the magic of friendship. So when a reformed Starlight Glimmer wants a fresh start, Twilight is only too happy to take her under her alicorn wing and lend a helping hoof. And though challenges await Starlight as she learns about friendship, Twilight and the rest of the Mane 6 will do whatever it takes to ensure Starlight succeeds! My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Twilight and Starlight By Imani B.G., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15 My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Twilight and Starlight is a very positive show. I love how friendship is always the main theme with these magical ponies. I also love how, in each episode, there is a lesson to learn about friendship and how to apply the skills throughout life. Kids will definitely enjoy watching the Equestria girls and learn more about the journey of … - read more...


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Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest – Stealth Learning at its Best,

Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt. Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab. While visiting one of Kent's relatives, the kids come up with a great idea for attracting more tourists to his restaurant - the only catch is that it also attracts a very big shark with very big teeth! What will the Secret Lab Kids do? Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie and friends will show just how fun science can be. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Jolleen M. comments, “I love all of the puns and the jokes. I thought that they were very funny. I also thought that it was awesome that everything tied in with learning, so that you could enjoy watching the movie while learning new things about science.” Carla P. adds, “The show has cool features that … - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

Call for Film Critics – Deadline July 30
If you have a child between the age of 8 and 18 who is interested in joining our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team, please have them enter our national search. Visit our application site, read the instructions and send in your application along with your child's written and videotaped review of a film, rated G, PG or PG-13, that has been released in the last 6 months. For more info and to enter go to: http://2013critic.kidsfirst.org/ Our last deadline to apply for a position as one of our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics is December 30. We are looking for kids in major cities but, other cities will be considered as well. The difference is that they kids will most … - read more...


Cars 3, The Mummy, Alisa Knows What to Do, Super 4, Bambi, New Media Film Festival
Listen in as we review Cars 3, The Mummy, Alisa Knows What to Do: Season 1, Super 4: Enchanted Island, the 75th Anniversary of Disney’s Bambi and the New Media Film Festival. Hosts Gerry O. and Keefer B. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Na’im, Lucia, Alejandra, Dariana and Morgan. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

From the Jury

The Book of Henry – Surprisingly good with excellent writing and performances
Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila. Her younger son Peter is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan's older son Henry, age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother - and, through investments, of the family as a whole - Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry's kind classmate Christina, … - read more...


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