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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – As Good or Better than the Original

Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Dariana A, comments, “With some movies, the sequel is never as good as the original, but with this movie, they are both awesome films. There is never a boring part or unnecessary scene.” See the rest of her review below. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature By Dariana A., KIDS FIRST Film Critics, age 11 The Nut Job 2 is wonderful! With some movies, the sequel is never as good as the original, but with this movie, they are … - read more...


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The Glass Castle – Excellent Acting, Top Level Cinematography And Spectacular Direction

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The Glass Castle fascinates me because of its excellent acting. The cinematography is top level and the spectacular direction captures every scene from the memoir.” See his full review below. The Glass Castle By Arjun N., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15 The Glass Castle fascinated me because of its excellent acting. The cinematography is top level and the spectacular direction captures every scene from the memoir. The storyline is about a young girl, Jeannette (Brie Larson), who comes of age in a dysfunctional, yet creative family with an alcoholic father, Rex (Woody Harrelson) … - read more...

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Call for Film Critics – Deadline September 15
If you have a child between the age of 8 and 18 who is interested in joining our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team, please have them enter our national search. Visit our application site, read the instructions and send in your application along with your child's written and videotaped review of a film, rated G, PG or PG-13, that has been released in the last 6 months. For more info and to enter go to: http://2013critic.kidsfirst.org/ Our last deadline to apply for a position as one of our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics is September 15. We are looking for kids in major cities but, other cities will be considered as well. The difference is that they kids will most … - read more...


Dunkirk, Kiwi, Mily Miss Questions, Kids Choice Sports Awards
Listen in as we review the film Dunkirk, the DVDs Kiwi: Season 1, Mily Miss Questions: Season 1 and talk about the Kids Choice Sports Awards. Hosts Gerry O. and Samantha M. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Na’im, Michelle, and Jolleen. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

From the Jury

The Boss Baby
Babies, Puppies, Children, Humor, and Villains all have one thing in common - they all make a terrific film! The animation is colorful and has lots of details. The storyline is cute, silly, original and fun for the whole family. In the story, Tim wants all of his parents’ love for himself because he was an only child for so long and he is new to the idea of sharing love with his new baby brother. I can relate, since my sister was not thrilled about my arrival. It took her a while to adjust to sharing our parents. Now we are best friends forever. This leads to the lesson that there is enough love for everyone and we can always share. The issues of … - read more...


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