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Paddington – A Beloved British Icon That Delivers Charm and Class, Out April 28 on DVD

215175.Paddingtom.DVD_1.jpgThis 21st Century version of Paddington comes with all the charm that this classic British character deserves. Now out on DVD, it has lots of insightful bonus features to enhance the viewing experience. The storyline follows a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. KIDS FIRST! Critic Samantha comments, “This movie is great movie that is funny and enjoyable in every way.” Kamren adds, “This movie is hilarious and heartwarming. Paddington has so many good parts it is hard to choose just one.” See their reviews below. Paddington By Kamren W., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 8 Paddington is a British film based on the book A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond. This movie is about a young bear from Peru and his crazy … - read more...

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Storied Streets completely destroys the stereotypical images we have about the homeless

214178.StoriedStreets..jpgStoried Streets explores homelessness across America by telling the stories of those who live it every day. Storied Streets explores the issue of homelessness across the country. The journey starts in LA and ends in New York covering 13 cities across the country. The film will shatter the stereotypes most of us have about the homeless population. Their stories are real, raw and compelling. These stories, coupled with the fact that right now homelessness is growing at an unprecedented rate in America, is the genesis behind this film. It will provide a window into their struggles, question stereotypes and change the way you feel about homelessness. Directed by Thomas A. Morgan & Jack Henry Robbins. Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon & Morgan Spurlock.

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Film Critics Boot Camps: Martha's Vinyard, DC, Brooklyn, Seattle and Santa Fe
KFFC.BootCamp.2015.jpgDo You ...Love, really love films? Love talking about the latest films?Envision yourself talking on the Red Carpet?

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Watching the latest films. Learning to write film reviews. Learning to talk about films on camera. Meeting guest film critics, producers and actors. Learning interview techniques. Improving your on-camera skills. Being coached by seasoned professionals. Parents ...

Kids love movies.  It’s part of their socializing experience.  They love being on-camera and are comfortable there.  At the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp we put what kids love to good use and …

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Reviews of Women in Gold, Furious 7 and The Longest Ride
KFCA.2014.jpgListen in as we review Furious 6 starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne, the Rock, Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez, Women in Gold starring Helen Mirren and The Longest Ride, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks - All playing in theaters now. Hosts Raven Devanney and Keefer Blakeslee are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Willie Jones and Shelby Ronae. - read more...

From the Jury

Dorothy Jeakins and Barbara Karinska Share the first Oscar® for Costume Design – by Brianna Hope Beaton
DorothyJeakins.jpgA costume designer is responsible for designing clothes for a movie, stage or television production. They design garments that enhance the actor’s character personality and define the time period they appear from before the actor even opens his or her mouth. They have to consider the durability of the garments, the actor’s ability to comfortably move about in the costumes, the director and actor’s personal ideas for the costumes and how the lighting will affect the look of the fabric once it is filmed or appears on stage.

Both Dorothy Jeakins and …

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