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Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase – Timeless and Entertaining

A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Calista B. comments, “Now, it’s no secret that Nancy Drew is timeless. The books were first written in 1930 and they have been inspiring women ever since. I believe Nancy Drew is timeless and we all need a little girl power!” See her full review below. Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase By Calista B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15 This movie is very entertaining which is why we go to the movies. Even though I have no nostalgic attachment to the Nancy Drew books, I really enjoyed this film. The story is about Nancy Drew who has just moved to a small town called River Heights. She meets an elder woman named Flora who claims her house is haunted. … - read more...


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Wonder Park – Whimsical Animated Fantasy With Great Messages

June, an optimistic, imaginative girl, discovers an incredible amusement park called Wonderland hidden in the woods. The park is full of fantastical rides and talking, funny animals - only the park is in disarray. June soon discovers the park came from her imagination and she's the only one who can fix it, so she bands together with the animals to save this magical place and bring back the wonder in Wonderland. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ivey H. comments, “This animated fantasy film is awesome! It has a good message for younger viewers, is whimsical, bright and colorful.” Nathalia J. adds, “This refreshing film will have you on the silliest adventure ever. Make sure to buckle up for this wild ride through the imagination of the “Wonders in Wonderland.” See their full reviews below. Wonder ParkBy Ivey H., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age … - read more...

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KIDS FIRST! Partners with Xerb.tv to Launch Family Streaming Service
KIDS FIRST! and Xerb.tv are proud to announce the launch of a new, ad-free digital streaming service for high quality children’s programming, on March 1, 2019. The content is curated from filmmakers from all around the world and the bulk of the revenue from the channel will go directly to the filmmakers. The rapidly growing Xerb.tv, which launched in January, 2019 is providing KIDS FIRST! a platform to deliver a collection of family-friendly content that is inspirational, enriching and motivational. “What the KIDS FIRST! Digital Channel (https://xerb.tv/channel/kidsfirst) offers families is engaging, informative and fun content with … - read more...


Todd Douglass Miller (Apollo 11), Captain Marvel, See Jane Salon, Director’s Close-up
Listen in as we interview Apollo 11 Director, Todd Douglass Miller, review Captain Marvel, welcome new KF! Critic Hennesi Valle Rosas and learn about the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media's See Jane Salon: Trying to Sleep in the Bed You Made and Film Independent's Director’s Close-up: Thrill Seekers: Directing Dynamic Genre. Hosts Keefer B. and Samantha M. are  joined by KIDS FIRST! Critics Nancy, Michelle, Jordan, Hennesi and Gerry. 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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See Jane Salon – Gotta Keep on Tryin’!
Shining A Spotlight on Women in Literature and HollywoodHosted by 72andSunny & LAI Communications The 2nd Annual Black History Month celebration once again shines a spotlight on women and girls of color in Hollywood and media using literature as its entry point. The evening featured dramatic readings from the works by New York Times best-selling authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, along with the newest release of the novel, Blurred Lines, by Courtney Parker and Mona Scott Young. An empowering panel discussion followed on the current state of women of color in Hollywood and media. The panel also highlighted recent research studies by … - read more...


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