Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water's surface. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Luca is an entertaining animated film filled with fun, lots of scooter rides and unforgettable moments. It has great messages and shows you that you can have a good time if you just �Silencio Bruno.� This new Disney-Pixar film has the potential of being one of your favorites.
The storyline is about a boy named Luca (Jacob Tremblay), who is a bit different from the rest. He is what people call a sea monster and so ... read more
Video Trailer NETFLIX Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - Fatherhood is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz from a screenplay by Weitz and Dana Stevens, based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin. The film stars Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Frankie R. Faison, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, and Paul Reiser, and follows a new father who struggles to raise his daughter after ... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Expect the unexpected with Kevin Hart�s new drama film, Fatherhood! The comedian takes his acting to another level and shows us a more serious side, still with a little humor, while delivering a heartwarming, tear-jerking family film. Fatherhood is based off the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matt Logelin and highlights the challenges and triumphs of being a single parent.
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WELL GO USA INC. Series: FEATURE, AGES 14-18 Topic - Family Description - Three Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Paper Tigers is such an engaging film with impeccable stunts, feisty characters and plot twists that grab your attention. You�ll feel like you�ve just witnessed these events happening in real life.
The Paper Tigers is about three childhood friends named Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) who, as adults, reunite after their sifu (teacher) dies. As kids, they shared the love of Kung... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews VISION FILMS Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - When a fateful injury sparks an ordinary girl to have foretelling dreams, she is forced into a race against time to save her family and prove her sanity....or is it JUST ANOTHER DREAM? KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I find Just Another Dream appealing because, on the surface level, this film seems like a fun action drama, but it has a deeper meaning about love transcending time and space. Even platonic love can eventually bring two people back to one another. This film also shows selflessness when Anna sacrifices something significant in her life in order to save another person's life. Young people will enjoy the action sequence... read more KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I like Just Another Dream because it is an intense, emotional action film. It constantly surprised me with every scene, and was extremely unpredictable.
This film starts off when the main character Anna (Kayden Bryce) is 8 years old, and takes a pretty bad hit to the head. Ever since then, she cannot stop having these incredibly realistic vivid nightmares. In her most recent dream, someone is murdered at a bank rob... read more
Click to see video reviews APPLE TV Series: TV SERIES, AGES 14-18 Topic - Family Description - Home Before Dark is a dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak. Directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, the series follows a young girl named Hilde (Brooklynn Prince) who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town,... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Calling all aspiring journalists, and father-daughter duos! This new series Home Before Dark has everything you could possibly want in a show, including a special father-daughter relationship, mystery, action, suspense and even romance.
The second season of Home Before Dark starts off the summer after journalist Hilde Lysko (Brooklyn Prince) uncovers a huge break in the Richie Fife case. Hilde, still haunted by the... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews MAGNET RELEASING Series: FEATURE, AGES 15 - 18 Topic - Family Description - After viewing a strangely familiar video nasty, Enid, a film censor, sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister's disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Censor is a unique movie that raises a lot of questions about censorship, the effect that fiction has on people and violence in the media. I really appreciate it for its subtlety; however I feel like the message is a little unclear.
The story follows Enid, a film censor. Her job consists of viewing graphic horror films and deciding what to cut and what to leave in. However, after a particular film reminds her of a ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews WARNER BROS. PICTURES Series: FEATURE, AGES 12 - 18 Topic - Family Description - In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a chil... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Did you love the musical In the Heights and want more? Well, your wish has come true and you can have more because In the Heights is now a movie! It has the same great soundtrack and is even more action packed.
In the Heights is about Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), a bodega owner, and his disappearing neighborhood in New York City, specifically Washington Heights. Small businesses are moving away; people are leaving; and ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews DISNEY CHANNEL Series: TV SERIES, 10-15 Topic - Family Description - Disney Channel's out-of-this-world live-action comedy series "Gabby Duran & the Unsittables" has return for a second season on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The series stars multitalented actress and musician Kylie Cantrall as Gabby Duran, a teenaged girl who inadvertently lands a job babysitting an unruly group of VIP extraterrestrial children disguised as everyday kids. In season two, a resourceful and courageous G... read more KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
I love Gabby Duran and the Unsittables so much because it has an effect that keeps you connected with the show the whole time. It has so many cliff hangers; you�re always wondering what will happen next; your always on the edge of your seat. I like that there are so many mysteries in each episode and that something new happens in every episode.
The storyline is about a young girl named Gabby Duran (Kylie Cantrall) ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SONY CLASSICAL Series: FEATURES, AGES 10-18 Topic - Family Description - During the Great Depression, Rusty Russell gives up a privileged position to coach football at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas. Whipping his young players into shape, they soon become an inspiration to their city, state and an entire nation. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
With a moving script, deep characters, and incredible production quality, 12 Mighty Orphans is a film you should not miss! A throwback to the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the aftermath of the First World War, the film will strike a chord with all generations, and it�s an especially great watch for sports fans and Texans.
The film tells the true story of one of the greatest football coaches in American history ... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION Series: FEATURE FILM AGES 5-15 Topic - Family Description - After moving to a sleepy little town, young Lucky Prescott befriends a wild mustang named Spirit, who shares her rebellious spirit. When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her new friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse that forever changed her life. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Adventure awaits in Spirit Untamed, the next chapter in the beloved animated Spirit franchise which is sure to capture a new audience of followers. Spirit Untamed is the story of connection between a girl named Lucky (Isabela Merced) and a wild mustang stallion she names Spirit. Lucky is a spirited girl and has difficulty fitting into the traditional life that her family plans for her. Her Aunt Cora (Julianne Moore... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews SONY CLASSICAL Series: FEATURE, AGES 12-18 Topic - Family Description - With unprecedented access to the foremost American negotiators, THE HUMAN FACTOR is the behind-the-scenes story from the last 25 years, of how the United States came within reach of pulling off the impossible - securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. Today, the need to learn from past mistakes couldn't be more urgent. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
The Human Factor documentary is very informative and will be loved by those that are curious about the negotiators of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict during the Clinton Administration, and their efforts to bring compromise and peace. The one-on-one interview setting makes it easier to understand and grasp basic questions of this foreign political situation. And while the film does provide some context in the beg... read more
Video Trailer Click to see video reviews DISNEY+ Series: TV SERIES, 8-18 Topic - Family Description - A collection of 6 short films. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - see youth comments KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say -
Launchpad is an emotional and uplifting collection of Disney short films that are great for teens and adults. Every one of the six movies features excellent acting, impressive cinematography, great special effects and storylines with meaningful themes.
Launchpad includes six different shorts, each with its own unique plot. American Eid and The Last of the Chupacabras are both centered around religion; American Eid... read more