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Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend * I Loved Every Second Of This Documentary 

Messi's World Cup: The Rise of a Legend is a biographical documentary series produced in a collaboration between Apple TV+, Smuggler Entertainment and Pegsa Group. The series follows Lionel Messi's triumphant career, his overall impact on football and shows his journey of highs and lows with the Argentina national football team across five World Cups, culminating with his fairytale ending of winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Alma K. comments, “I loved every second of the documentary Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend. Messi is an absolute legend. I remember watching these games in 2022 so it’s very very interesting to know what was going on behind the scenes, what the players were thinking and feeling, and other things.” Daniel S. adds, “Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend follows pro … - read more...


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Popular Theory * Highlights The Concept That Friendship Is All About Chemistry

Popular Theory follows Erwin, a 12-year old genius, far smarter than any of her high school classmates. But Erwin's genius has come at a price: isolation. She doesn’t have any friends and even her sister thinks she’s a social leper. Determined to win the State Science Fair, she teams up with classmate Winston, a fellow outcast and chemistry guru, to create a popularity chemical which they add into sticks of chewing gum. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Eshaan M. comments, “With compelling performances and a story emphasizing brains over social status, Popular Theory is both a heartfelt story of friendship and innovation that young viewers will love. Erwin (Sophia Reid-Gantzert), a young genius named for Nobel Prize–winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger, is the youngest student in high school and a bona fide loner.” Selene W. adds, … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
Are you passionate about media? Do you love talking about the latest films or TV shows? Do you imagine yourself as an entertainment reporter? Look no further. We have a place for you where you can do all that and more!We invite you to audition for our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team here: https://www.kidsfirst.org/become-a-juror/ Fill out our online audition form. Along with your personal information (which we do not share), you'll be asked to submit a sample 200 word written review of a film or TV show and to upload a brief video about yourself to our dropbox folder. Next, our staff reviews your application and schedule an online audition. Don't … - read more...


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After producing a weekly podcast since 2011, we are taking a little break while we restructure. Please be patience; we'll be back before you know it. Thanks, KIDS - read more...

From the Jury

Orion and the Dark * A Family Friendly Film That Includes Various Types Of Emotions Such As Sad, Happy, Afraid And More
A boy with an active imagination faces his fears on an unforgettable journey through the night with his new friend: a giant, smiling creature named Dark. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Avalynn G. comments, “The film Orion and the Dark is a family friendly film that includes various types of emotions such as sad, happy, afraid and more.  I love the animation and the contrast between the light and dark.” See her full review below.   Orion and the DarkBy Avalynn G., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age … - read more...


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