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My Little Pony – Still Great For Kids With Bright Colors, Simple but Hilarious Jokes and Educational Morals.

Join Twilight Sparkle and her best pony pals as they explore one of the most beautiful places in Equestria. In the Crystal Empire, Twilight must find out if there is a spy in the empire. She also dedicates herself to helping a reformed pony learn the magic of friendship. Meanwhile, the Mane Six will work together to ensure a ceremony for Cadences and Shining Armor's new baby goes as planned. With the power of friendship, there is nothing the ponies can't do! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “I love watching the My Little Pony series and this season does not disappoint. I was captivated by the unique plot and relatable characters.” Linda D. adds, “These episodes are educating, exciting and captivating. I felt happy throughout the entire film and learned more about friendship.” Imani B. wraps it up with, “It is a very positive story. … - read more...


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The LEGO Batman Movie – Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The LEGO Batman Movie is a superb superhero movie which serves as a great homage to many aspects of Batman history.” Na’im S. adds, “The LEGO Batman Movie is fantastic! I was laughing throughout the entire film! I really enjoy all of the jokes and comedy that was put into it.” See their full reviews below. The LEGO Batman Movie By Arjun N., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15 The LEGO Batman Movie is a superb superhero … - read more...

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Deadline to submit to KIDS FIRST! February 28
We are accepting submissions for KIDS FIRST! Endorsement and Film Festival now through February 28. A KIDS FIRST! endorsement is recognized by media industry leaders and can open doors for you to get your film into distribution and into the hands of your audience. If you have a great film for kids and families that you wish to get played at venues all across the country, this is your opportunity to submit it. We have more than 50 venue affiliates who use the programming we select for their you and family programs. Each KIDS FIRST! venue partner offers their own awards and prizes. So, there are a plethora of potential awards awaiting you. Just think, for … - read more...


The LEGO Batman Movie, The Space Between Us, The Red Turtle, A Dog’s Purpose, Eagle Huntress, ABC Monsters Starring QRSTU and Long Way North
Listen in as we review the films The LEGO Batman Movie, The Space Between Us, The Red Turtle, A Dog's Purpose, Eagle Huntress, ABC Monsters Starring QRSTU and Long Way North. Hosts Keefer Blakeslee and Mia Anderson are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Arjun, Nathalie, Nathaniel, Ella, Jolleen, Katherine, Madeline, Samantha, and Clayton. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

From the Jury

The Impact Of Films by Gerry Orz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
In my past blogs, I often look at how film is changing due to new technologies and changing mediums. This week, I don't want to talk about how film is changing, but how film changes the world. Despite what many think, it isn't just documentaries that can open up people's eyes on current issues that need to be talked about. Historically, there are many films that completely changed the world thanks to their stories, messages and legendary quality. I recently reviewed a film called Never Again is Now which focuses on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. It not only tells the story of horrible events taking place and their cause, but it also tells the story … - read more...


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