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Big Fish & Begonia – An Emotional Masterpiece. Artistically Magical and Though Provoking

It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy's kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy's soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Sahiba K. comments, “An emotional masterpiece, Big Fish & Begonia is an artistically magical and thought provoking piece of anime. The animation is beautiful. I felt as if I was watching a classic painting come to life.” See her full review … - read more...


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Dream Big: Engineering Our World – Informational and Inspiring!

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, DREAM BIG reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented … - read more...

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Calling All Miami Based Youth Film Buffs! June 18-22 @ Doral Academy
There are still a few spots left for KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp Miami - June 18-22. If you are a a youth, age 12-16 who Loves, really love films... Loves talking about the latest films... Would love to interview celebrities on the Red Carpet... We have a camp for you! Register now to attend camps in the following cities at the dates listed below. 2018 CAMP SCHEDULE June 18 - 22: Miami, FL Doral Academy, 2601 NW 112th Ave., Miami, FL 33172 July 9 - 14: KiDz HuB National Headquarters, 2685 County Rd 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 July 13 - 15: Young Media Critics, 225 E. City Line Ave, Suite 16, Bala … - read more...


Oceans 8, Incredibles 2, ABC Monsters, Super 4, Kung Fu Panda
Listen in as we review Oceans 8, Incredibles 2, ABC Monsters: The Complete Season, Super 4: Meet Ruby and Universal Studios' DreamWorks Theatre's Kung Fu Panda: Emperor’s Quest.

 Hosts Samantha M. and Sahiba K. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Nathalia, Dariana, Ella, Jolleen, Imani and Kamryn. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

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Uncle Drew – Very Funny Underdog Sports Flick. Great for Families.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. After a successful … - read more...


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