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Alice Through the Looking Glass – A Magical Fantasy in the Tim Burton Tradition

Alice.ThruLooking_1.jpgBased on the book by Lewis Carroll, Disney brings us Alice Through the Looking Glass directed by James Bobin and produced by Tim Burton. The story follows Alice who returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Clayton P. comments, “Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass is a magical fantasy adventure film in the great Tim Burton tradition.  It is also a refreshing, feminist take on the classic Lewis Carroll story.” See his full review below Alice Through The Looking Glass By Clayton Pickard, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16 Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass is a magical fantasy adventure film in the great Tim Burton tradition.  It is also a refreshing, feminist take on the classic Lewis Carroll story. This sequel to 2010’s blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland, again stars Mia … - read more...


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Another Astonishing Marvel Fantasy - X-Men: Apocalypse

xmen.a.jpgX-Men: Apocalypse comes out May 27 and, according to our reporters, is worth the wait. The storyline follows Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe who has amassed the powers of many other mutants, becomes immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Morgan B. comments, “There are so many eye candy moments and graphics that are truly some of best that I have ever seen. I need to watch this movie again just to … - read more...

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Submit to KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Now Through May 27
SUBMIT_NOW.jpgWe are accepting submissions for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival now through May 27. 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 one entry fee, you have 50 venues looking at your submission. That makes the fee dirt cheap! Accepted feature films will get a First Look opportunity for distribution by Engine 15 … - read more...


Angry Birds, Dino Dan: Dino Babies, Mack & Moxy, X-Men: Apocalypse and more!
KFCA.2015.DEC.V2.jpgListen in as we review the new films The Angry Birds Movie and X-Men: Apocalypse as well as the DVD Dino Dan: Dino Babies, Trek's Adventures and interview special guests Brahm Wenger and Alan Green, producers of the new TV and DVD series Mack & Moxy. Hosts Gerry Orz and Keefer Blakeslee are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Morgan and Kamhai. Before you spend those hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our real kids have to say. ​http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/92436/angry-birds-x-men-apocalypse-mack-and-moxy-dino-dan - read more...

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Revenge of the Sequel by Keefer C. Blakeslee
sequelprequel.jpgA sequel blog to a remake blog? It sounds like a paradox. For those of you who don’t remember, my last blog discussed remakes and looked at them from a more positive point of view. I thought it would be fitting to talk about another one of Hollywood’s quick cash schemes - the sequels and prequels. You all know them, the continuation or back story to a film that has already been made. Now, I don’t particularly dislike sequels as much as remakes. There are some cases of necessary extension of a film’s story. Indiana Jones (not including Crystal Skull) still kept its charm with each new installment. Each Back to the Future film had enough comedy and … - read more...


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