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The War With Grandpa * Wonderful Family Comedy with Great Cast, Pranks, and Surprises

Sixth-grader Peter (Oakes Fegley) is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in with Peter's family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won't go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.  Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, The War with Grandpa is a hilarious family comedy featuring an all-star supporting cast: Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, … - read more...

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The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland * A New Christmas Must-See

Sparks fly between a famous model and a farmer with a young daughter, when she visits her childhood home. The town is in danger of losing their beloved Santaland festival, but miracles can happen with a little love, family, and faith. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Carlee S. comments, “The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland is a charming, modern Christmas love story. It reinvents the whole true meaning of Christmas and what is truly important. It definitely left me with the Christmas spirit, the belief that true love is possible, and that miracles can happen.”   Cadence G. adds, “I like The Farmer And The Belle: Saving Santaland because it’s a cute romantic story. I love romantic stories because they typically have a happy ending. Who doesn’t love a feel-good ending? The acting isn’t as strong as the storyline, but I … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
Are you a kid who loves film, loves talking about film and loves to be on-camera? If so, we want you on our national KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team! This audition is open to those wishing to be join our national KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team. To audition, click on the link below to apply. Auditions are open tweens and teens, ages 9 to 16. There are three short steps to enter. There is no fee to participate in this program, but there is a fee to take either our quick start course or one of our boot camps. Go here to apply: https://forms.gle/tJhe7EhtMAZg7sJV9 We are accepting Auditions: Sept. 1, Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Jan. 1. Our fall classes will be … - read more...

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Erik Davis (Fandango), Col. Terry Virts (Astronaut), Sebastian Sdaigui (Run for His Life)
Listen in as we interview Erik Davis (Managing Editor, Fandango), Col. Terry Virts (Astronaut and Producer of the book “How to Astronaut” and the film “One More Orbit”) and Sebastian Sdaigui (Director, Run for His Life). Host Calista B. is joined by KF! Critics Nathalia, Ethan and Tiana. 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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Mr. Soul! Focuses How Ellis Haizlip Used His Program To Show Black Talent In Positive Ways
Mr. Soul! is right on time given the subject - Ellis Haizlip - and his accomplishments as America’s first Black nighttime talk show host during the Civil Rights Movement/Black Power Movement from 1968 - 1973.  It is a rich story that will resonate with audiences across the nation and across generations.  With Black Lives Matter and the current state of our country and our communities addressing racism in a meaningful manner - Haizlip’s story and his inspiration is now even more important.   Ellis was innovative, political and gay. In his personal fight for social equality, this man ensured that the revolution would … - read more...

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