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Russell Madness – A Hilarious, Adventurous Film Perfect for Sharing with Younger Kids

RussellMadness.jpgThis film tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet story, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills and the conflicts evolve from there. Starring John Ratzenberger, Mason Vale Cotton and Crystal the Monkey, this PG rated film is something to share with your kids and grandkids. KIDS FIRST! Critics Gerry O., age 12 comments, “Russell Madness has a feel of comedy with a wrap-around of family ties, while still having a core of wrestling and a little sprinkle of suspense.” See his full review and interviews with the cast and crew below. Russell Madness Reviewed by Gerry Orz, KIDS FIRST! Critic, age 12 This film is hilarious, … - read more...

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Tinkerbell.Never.jpgThis new story explores an ancient myth of a fabled creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell's (Mae Whitman) good friend Fawn (Ginnifer Goodwin), an animal fairy who's not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this animal - massive and strange with glowing green eyes - is not really welcome in Pixie Hollow and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast before it destroys their home. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast By Kendyl Powell, KIDS FIRST! Critic, age 13 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is an adventurous movie about Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, (Ginnifer Goodwin) an animal fairy with a big heart and an adventurous mind.  As Fawn is flying through the forest, she notices a mysterious cave and hears a weird sound coming from inside. Fawn immediately flies inside the … - read more...

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Film Critics Boot Camp, Spring in Denver, Summer in Martha's Vinyard, DC, Brooklyn and Santa Fe
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March 23 - 27 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily Ages 9 - 13  Fee: $360  Reel Kids  602 Center Dr. Suite E and F Superior, CO 80027 Come Spend a Week ...

  • Watching the latest films.
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Strange Magic, Jorge Gutierrez (Director, The Book of Life), YouTube Space LA
KFCA.2014.jpgListen in as we review the new George Lucas film Strange Magic, Interview Jorge Gutierrez, the director of The Book of Life which comes out on DVD / Blu-ray this week, review the indie short COWS by Susan Boynton and a fave of our critics, discuss the E-book series UptonCharles Dog Detective and talk about our KIDS FIRST! Critics experience at YouTube's Space LA where we are shooting our first TV shows, KIDS FIRST! News HIghlights!. Whew. Catch all this and more with your hosts Keefer Blakeslee and Brianna Hope Beaton joined by KIDS FIRST! Critics Kendyl Powell and Anthony - read more...

From the Jury

Evolution of Film by Gerry Orz
Cineorama_camera.jpgIn the late 1800s, art took a huge leap, the first films were created. Of course, compared to modern films they were very basic - no color, sound, no steady cam. It looked like a whole bunch of pictures were taken with a cardboard camera. That was the first few films which were, at the most, one minute long. This illusion of moving pictures was what the first films looked like. In 1910, the first movie camera was made, a film camera. Today, a film camera is part of our every day life. But back then, it was revolutionary. A genius didn't need a movie camera to make a colored film. A person manually colored the film by making adding red, blue, yellow and … - read more...

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