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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Just as Mind-Boggling As The Others!

Following the events of The Force Awakens, Rey begins her Jedi training under Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled about Rey's immense strength with the Force. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to continue the fight against the First Order, which is led by Kylo Ren and the mysterious Snoke. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Michelle C. comments, “…my only hope was that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be just as mind-boggling as the others. Shame on me for ever doubting the legendary billion-dollar franchise, because (spoiler alert): It is!” Arjun N. adds, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi lives up to the hype because of its wonderful story and action. The acting has never been better for the series. This is sure to be a hit for all Star Wars fans.” Kimbirly O., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror, wraps it up with, “Loyal audiences won’t be disappointed! … - read more...

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Ferdinand – Surpassed our Expectations! Definitely Worth Sharing This Holiday Season!

Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Calista B. comments, “This movie has a good amount of star power with John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Daveed Diggs and more. The voice acting is probably one of the best things about this movie. Everyone sounds like they’re having so much fun and that they clearly love their roles.” Sahiba K. adds, “Ferdinand’s compassion is contagious and, … - read more...

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Call for Film Critics – Deadline Jan. 15, 2018
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 October 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...

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The Snowman, The Post, Justice League, The MeshugaNutcracker and more
Listen in as we interview producer, Shannon Guggenheim about The MeshugaNutcracker and review The Snowman & The Snowman and the Snowdog, Justice League, Super 4 and The Post. Hosts Gerry O., Keefer B., and Maria are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Morgan, Alejandra, and Rachel. 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

Ferdinand – Delightful Animated Treasure
Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses. KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror Kimbirly O. comments, "Along with the animation, the messages in this film are beautiful. Be yourself is the overall theme." See her full review … - read more...

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