Video Trailer WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Description - The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Encanto is an amazing film full of teachings that brings big surprises and great emotions to the public. You�ll be thrilled with the many beauties and magic in this film.
The film tells the story of Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz), a girl who is part of the Madrigal family, a family where everyone has super-magic powers. But, is Mirabel of the same alignment as they are? An unexpected event that puts the fami... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews FAIRMONT PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 13 - 18 Topic - Family Description - A struggling young actress's fortunes change when a world famous movie director drives into the back of her car. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I love Introducing Jodea! It is an incredible film that brings great emotions to the viewer and is full of teachings. This film tells the story of Jodea, a woman who, since a kid, dreamed of becoming an actress, and she finds someone who can help with that. This film is so amazing that you could not look away from the screen!
The storyline is about when Jodea (ChloeTraicos), a struggling young actress, crashes into... read more
Video Trailer NBC STUDIOS Series: TV SERIES, 6-18 Topic - Family Description - Created by Ava DuVernay, a social experiment focuses on real families of different backgrounds who experience a new way of life when they trade homes. The participants boldly step out of their comfort zones, taking part in each other's daily routines, getting acquainted with new friends and neighbors, trying unfamiliar hobbies and more. Afterward, the families come together to share stories as well as their new persp... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Home Sweet Home is not just another show where families switch lives! This show is different from other reality television shows because it focuses on celebrating differences, things that families have in common and connecting people rather than conflicts, like many other reality TV shows. It really is a breath of fresh air.
Home Sweet Home is an unscripted nine-part docu-series created by Emmy-winning and Oscar-no... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews NETFLIX Series: FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18 Topic - Family Description - An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
A Boy Called Christmas is an unforgettable magical tale of how Christmas came to be. Nikolas sets out on a difficult journey to the Far North in search of his father and the magical elf village called Elfhelm. What he finds is so much more. He finds new friends, hope, and who he was meant to be.
As the film begins, Aunt Ruth (Maggie Smith), comes to babysit three children during the Christmas season. She tells them... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews NETFLIX Series: FEATURE, AGES 10 - 18 Topic - Family Description - 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible explores Nepal's deep connection to high-altitude mountaineering through the eyes of Nirmal "Nimsdai" Purja, a fearless, fun-loving Nepali climber on a quest he dubs "Project Possible"--to summit all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter mountains in just seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. With a team of skilled Sherpas, he traverses Mount Everest, K2, and other iconic ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I really like 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible. It's an intense emotional documentary film that highlights the reality of mountain climbing. Most importantly, it showcases the ability that a human being has.
This film follows the journey of Nimsdai Purja as he manages to climb the world's 14 highest and most dangerous mountains in just a few months. He calls his mission "Project Possible," and we see the reality of ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews GLOBAL CONTINUITY PUBLISHING Series: FEATURE, AGES 12 - 18 Topic - Family Description - A married couple and indie band duo, who never reached the success that they had always hoped, decides to stop pursuing their dream when a financial opportunity arises for them to perform on a new children's program called "The Rumperbutts." In spite of all the money and newfound success, the two of them are miserable and have spilt up. However, on one magical evening, a mysterious stranger comes into their lives and... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Rumperbutts was interesting and fun to watch, but it's geared for an older audience than me. I did like the storyline a lot and the editing is great. My favorite bit is probably the music. Yeah, definitely the songs - some are a little corny (the Rumperbutts ones), but some are actually really, really beautiful.
Bonnie (Kori Gardner) and Jack (Jason Hammel) met in 2005, formed a band and started dating. Three y... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews BLEECKER STREET MEDIA Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family's posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with her newfound independence. Befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a weekly dinner gathering with her parents' wealthy friends. She is shocked to learn that her perfectionist mother Sheila (Ma... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
India Sweets and Spices is the South Asian-American coming-of-age film of the year - a tale of family, feminism and biscuits and bravery. With masterful acting, beautiful cinematography, and a strong script, it's certainly not a film to miss!< p>Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family's New Jersey hometown after a year away at UCLA and upends their life with her free-spirit personality. She befriends Varun (Ris... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews COLUMBIA PICTURES Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 10-17 Topic - Family Description - When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like Ghostbusters: Afterlife because it includes a great combination of events from the original 1984 movie. This film has comedy and nostalgic moments mixed with a journey filled with adventure. Then the ending gives the audience a hint of a sequel.
This magnificent movie starts off with Egon Spengler in his home located in a creepy, old farm in the middle of nowhere. He is a lonely, old man whose life revolves ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before the... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
King Richard is a heart-warming bio-drama film about family and perseverance that will inspire the world! Director Reinaldo Marcus Green and Writer Zach Baylin deliver a great film about achieving the impossible when you don't give up. It's based on the true story about tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams and how they rose to fame and the role their father played. Tennis fans are sure to love this, but anyone... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews FOCUS FEATURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Belfast is a 2021 black-and-white coming of age comedy-drama film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Caitr�ona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciar�n Hinds, Colin Morgan, and newcomer Jude Hill. The film, which Branagh has described as his "most personal film," centers on a young boy's childhood amidst the tumult of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the 1960s. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - SEE YOUTH COMMENTS KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Belfast is the equivalent of a stormy, rainy day, creating a perfect calm-before-the-storm kind of feeling. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, this family story is a tasteful, bittersweet masterpiece.
Set in a small neighborhood in Northern Ireland during the late 1960s, Buddy (Jude Hill), a young boy from a small-town family, experiences life in tumultuous times. As religious tensions between the tight-knit ... read more
Click to see video reviews APPLE TV Series: FEATURE, AGES 10 - 18 Topic - Family Description - In Finch, a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man's quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he's gone. Tom Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Cinematography, sound effects mixed with one sole apocalypse human survivor, a lovable, relatable robot, and a cute dog, make Finch an adventure like no other! Not to mention that it has some of the best CGI I have ever seen. Finch is considered a sci-fi drama film, but could also be considered a comedy, making this a very interesting film.
Finch tells the story of Finch (Tom Hanks), who survives the apocalypse wit... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SABAN ENTERTAINMENT Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Christmas gifts come in all shapes and sizes. For James (Luke Treadaway), a struggling street musician, a very special one arrives in the form of Bob, a strong-willed stray cat who wanders into James's tiny flat. Bob enriches James's life, giving him companionship, purpose, and a large, new audience. When Animal Welfare officers threaten to take Bob, the local community rallies to help James and Bob -- sparking a jou... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
A Gift From Bob is a holiday story with a touching message and a loveable cat named Bob. The film shows how a musician and a cat come together and form a bond that touches everyone around them. It's based on a true story and is an uplifting reminder of the true spirit of Christmas.
This movie begins with the main character, James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) at a party. He has published a successful book about his cat B... read more