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Luck * Great Characters, Fantastical Setting, Sweet Message About Controlling Your Own Destiny

Luck centers around the story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world. When she discovers the never-before-seen Land of Luck, Sam must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around. When she ages out of foster care, Sam discovers the Land of Luck and embarks on a quest that could change her luck forever. Bob becomes Sam’s partner in the quest to find a lucky penny in hopes of preserving his lucky life. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Maica N. comments, “Luck is a new film with so many twists and turns that it will have you captivated from the start. The high-quality animation supports an interesting storyline, making Luck a unique cinematic experience.” Madeleine H. adds, “Luck is a heartwarming film with great characters, a fantastical setting and a sweet story. I love this film! It made me think about good and bad luck … - read more...

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Thirteen Lives * Based On The True Story – Action-Packed And Extremely Suspenseful

Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave during an unexpected rainstorm. Faced with insurmountable odds, a team of the world’s most skilled and experienced divers – uniquely able to navigate the maze of flooded, narrow cave tunnels – join with Thai forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to attempt a harrowing rescue of the twelve boys and their coach. With impossibly high stakes and the entire world watching, the group embarks on their most challenging dive yet, showcasing the limitlessness of the human spirit in the process. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Sydney S. comments, “I absolutely loved this film by Ron Howard! Thirteen Lives is based on the true story of thirteen people who got stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand in the … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
If you're passionate about movies and see yourself either in front of the camera as an entertainment reporter, an actor, or even a screenwriter - look no further. We are looking for someone just like you! Our next online training session begins the end of July, meeting every Saturday for six weeks so you can join from anywhere! You can join from anywhere. After completing this camp, you'll be invited to join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics national team of reporters where you get to watch and review films before they are released, interview celebrities live and online, attend behind-the-scenes events for new film and digital releases. Sound … - read more...

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George Takei, Michael Cera (Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank), Alba Baptista (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris), Thor: Love & Thunder
Listen in as we interview George Takei, Michael Cera, Cathy Shim, Kylie Kuioka, Aasif Mandvi & Rob Minkoff from Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Alba Baptista (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris) and review those films plus Thor: Love & Thunder. Host Ashleigh C. is joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics’ Maica, Ethan, Tiana, Jude and Mikella. 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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Happy Day * Kid-Friendly, Energetic & Fun With An Organic Energy And A Sense Of Wonder
Family-friendly, rocking kids’ tunes for all ages to enjoy. Fun and educational songs with positive messages about appreciating our environment, using our imaginations, and validating the one and only you, plus a wonderfully relaxing sleep song and even a tune with a yak’s perspective, co-written with the author of Yak Girl. KIDS FIRST! Music Specialist, John Wood comments, “Jenn Cleary has created an accessible, appealing musical experience in this CD Happy Day. There's an organic energy to the tracks that Cleary's voice rides with a sense of wonder - nothing is unappealing… The album is custom made for its audience. The … - read more...

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