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Blinky Bill - Fun, comical adventure based on the Australian cartoon about koalas

BB.DVD.Cover.300dpi.jpgBlinky Bill the Movie is a 2015 Australian-American computer-animated adventure film based on the Blinky Bill character, an anthropomorphic koala created by Dorothy Wall for a children's book series in 1933. Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his missing father's footsteps. When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that hints at his Dad's whereabouts, he embarks on a journey that takes him beyond the boundary of Green Patch and into the wild and dangerous Outback. He quickly makes friends with Nutsy, a zoo koala, and Jacko, a nervous frill-necked lizard. Pursued relentlessly by a vengeful Cat who has a personal score to settle with Blinky, the trio must learn to work together if they ever want to survive the rugged Australian landscape and find Blinky's father! …

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – A Hilariously Relatable Adventure

middleschool_1.jpgWho doesn’t have mixed feelings about their middle school experience? It’s a time of transition and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, based on the novel by James Patterson and Chris Tebbets will bring back memories and hysterics. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ryan R. comments, “Many people can relate to hating school at some point in their life and that is what makes this movie so relatable. I love the animations, because they are child friendly and are very well drawn.  It shows that it’s okay for you to have and use your imagination and be creative.” Mia A. adds, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is the best movie I have seen for middle school kids in a long time! It is fun and creative, and I absolutely enjoyed it.” See their  full reviews below.Reviewed by Ryan R., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12 I absolutely enjoyed watching this movie … - read more...

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Call for Film Critics in Select Cities, Deadline October 30
KFFC.BootCamp.2015.jpgIf 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 KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Local Search deadline to apply for this fall is OCtober 30. We are looking for kids major cities but, other cities will be considered as well. The difference is that they kids will most likely not … - read more...


Guess How Much I Love You, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Eagle Huntress and more...
KFCA.2015.DEC.V2.jpgListen in as we interview Jo Boag, the Creative Director of Guess How Much I Love You: Autumn Journey, and review Loving, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Eagle Huntress and Ice Age: Collision Course at the Discovery Cube. Hosts Keefer Blakeslee and Morgan Bertsch are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Tre'ana and Kamhai. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

From the Jury

Disagreeing with Critics by Keefer C. Blakeslee
SeeYouatMovies.2.jpgHere’s something we can all relate to. I’ve recently been thinking about it because I’ve seen a lot of films recently that I’ve enjoyed and yet critics disliked. Now, film is art and art is subjective so, of course, people are going to have different thoughts about certain films. That’s what having an opinion is all about. Here are some films that come to mind. Money Monster - This Jodi Foster directed film starred George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Just uttering those three stars should make critics go wild. Well, in fact, the opposite happened. While critics enjoyed the cast, they thought the themes of Wall Street were clouded by action. Now I … - read more...


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