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Encanto * Amazing Film Filled With Great Emotions And Lessons That Bring Big Surprises

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! Film Critic Anna Clara B. comments, “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.” See her full review below. Encanto By Anna Clara B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12 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 … - read more...


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Kids Helping Kids – One Film At A Time

Celebrate Giving Week with KIDS FIRST! November 29 – December 3 I'm a big believer in the importance of taking time to be grateful. It’s not surprising that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all – just ask my children about that. As KIDS FIRST! celebrates its 30th anniversary, I want to express my gratitude to all our wonderful donors and supporters that helps get our KIDS FIRST! Film Critic’s reviews out to kids and families everywhere, guiding them to make better media choices. https://gofund.me/d26e072d As we approach Giving Tuesday, I want to remind you that contributions from individual donors like you assist us in meeting our annual fundraising goals which provides critical funding that supports all the backend work at our office – coaching our young reporters, editing their written and videotaped reviews, promoting them … - 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 for more information: https://www.kidsfirst.org/become-a-juror/ Deadline to apply: November 1; December 1 Before applying, please … - read more...


Ciaran Hinds, Jude Hill (Belfast), Jesse Moss (Mayor Pete), Ghostbusters: Afterlife, King Richard, Julia, The Rumperbutts
Listen in as we interview Ciaran Hinds and Jude Hill from Belfast, Jesse Moss, Director of Mayor Pete and review Ghostbusters: Afterlife, King Richard, Julia and The Rumperbutts. Host Nathalia J. is joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Jude, Ethan, Ashleigh, Katherine, Kendall, Alma, Samantha and Benjamin. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

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14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible * Intense Emotional Journey Pushing The Limits Of Human Endurance
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 peaks through extreme weather, life-or-death decisions, and the emotional weight of his mother’s illness back home. 14 Peaks is a thrilling, action-packed story … - read more...


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