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A Million Miles Away * An Inspiring Life Story Of Jose Hernandez, The First Migrant Farmworker To Become An Astronaut

This film is a biopic about Jose Hernandez and his path from a farm worker to becoming an engineer and an astronaut. Jose M Hernandez was born in Mexico. While working in the fields, he co-developed the first digital mammography imaging system. He then persevered to become a crew member on Space Shuttle mission STS-128. Tells how it takes perseverance, community and sacrifice to accomplish a seemingly impossible dream. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Daniel S. comments, “A Million Miles Away is full of remarkable acting. Michael Peńa leads as Hernandez with much charisma and dramatic depth. He excellently captures the humble, smart and ambitious astronaut. It’s very difficult not to root for him, as we can all resonate with aspects of his journey.” See his full review and interview below. A Million Miles AwayBy Daniel S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age … - read more...


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Ghosters: Phantom Patrol * The Perfect Mix Of Funny And Suspenseful While Tackling Tough Family Dynamics

Get ready for an epic adventure with “Ghosters: Phantom Patrol!” When tricky ghosts break free from a super-secret government facility, things get wild, a little spooky, and a whole lot of fun! As New York City is packed with mischievous ghosts, two clueless security guards team up with a pair of fearless tech-savvy kids to save the day. Get ready for a side-splitting and thrilling ride as they dive into the ghostly commotion and work together to save the city! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ella S. comments, “There are many similarities between Ghosters and Ghostbusters, such as the theme music, the New York setting, and even the logo with the ghost shown at the beginning (though it isn’t exactly the same). Fans of Ghostbusters will enjoy certain scenes, like the scene where one spirit takes over a giant statue, a nod to the Stay Puft Marshmallow … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
Are you passionate about media? Do you see yourself in front of a camera as an entertainment reporter? Look no further. We are looking for someone just like you! We invite you to audition for our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team here: https://www.kidsfirst.org/become-a-juror/ There, you will 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. We'll reach out to you with any questions we have and we might ask you to … - read more...


Charles Schultz, Raymond Persi (One-Of-A-Kind Marci), Danny Wu and more
Listen in as we interview Charles Schultz and Raymond Persi about Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marci, Danny Wu about American: An Odyssey to 1947 , Kate Lisbon about Into the Spotlight and Anthony Stacchi and Peilin Chou about The Monkey King. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Tiana S. is joined by Eshaan, SaniyaRain and Mikella on today’s show. Before you spend your hard earned money on entertainment, be sure to check out what our real kids have to say about the newest films and digital releases. - read more...

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One Of The Most Informative And Awakening Documentaries I Have Ever Watched
Death is the only certainty we have in life, and yet we know so little about it. This documentary explores the different aspects of the afterlife including near death experiences, channeling the dead and the attempt to extend one's lifespan thru cryonics. After living through a global pandemic, death has been placed at the forefront of our lives however what actually happens to us when we die is still shrouded in mystery. There are some cultures that believe that death is truly the end, however there is a growing community of people around the world who claim to have … - read more...


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