Gibby – Heartwarming...

A young girl finds an unlikely and uplifting friendship with an adorable monkey in this charming, light-hearted film. Katie has lost interest in her school, her friends, and gymnastics following the loss of her mother, but her outlook changes in the summer when she is asked to monkey sit...

Ice Age: Collision C...

The latest installment of the Ice Age series features Scrat in his epic pursuit of his elusive acorn. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while...

Pup Star – A Fun, Fa...

      From Air Bud Entertainment comes the new film Pup Star about an adorable Yorkshire terrier competing in a televised singing competition who is separated from her owner by an opportunist dog pound worker and goes on a huge adventure to get back. KIDS FIRST! Film...

Kubo and the Two Str...

Kubo and the Two Strings – One of the Best Films of the Year! Laika has done it again! This stop motion animation film follows the life of Kubo who lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old...

Jason Bourne – The P...

Jason Bourne – The Perfect Action Thriller!   The latest installment of the Bourne franchise features Matt Damon once again who is now well aware of who he is and determined to expose the government’s secrets. The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to...

Endgame – Based on a...

Chess doesn’t gather nearly the audience that head bashing sports do, but every now and then the film industry turns to this highly intellectual sport for inspiration. Endgame follows 5-year-old Jose (Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family) who has learned how to play chess like his grandfather and...

“Angels Singâ€...

Most of us have our favorite holiday films that we enjoy from year to year. Here is a new film that you might want to check out that puts a new spin on holiday movies. One of our youth reporters, Brianna B has this comment on the film, “I like how the writers, Lou Berney and Turk...

“Planes”...

If you thought “Cars” was brilliant, then you’ll be sure to love their latest animated adventure, “Planes” which comes out on DVD/Blu-ray November 19. It’s an action-packed comedy about a small plane with big dreams. The only problem is that the plane, Dusty is a crop-duster...

“The Book Thie...

Based on the beloved bestselling book, “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak, tells the story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. I read this book early in the...

Lee Daniels’ T...

This story follows the life of Cecil Gaines who serves eight presidents as a butler at the White House. We see how the civil rights movement, Vietnam and other major events affect this man’s life, family and American society. Be forewarned that it is rated PG-13 for some violence and...

With Chanukah Coming...

This debut DVD from beloved vocalist Mama Doni offers a range of music styles all celebrating the Jewish holidays of Chanukah, Passover and Shabbat. Doni sings and dances and cooks as she shares stories about the history of these holidays and how to celebrate them. Eric Lindberg, her talented...

“The Hunters&#...

The Hunters is a modern day fairy tale adventure, based on the magical mirror from “Snow White,” and follows the brothers Flynn as they embark on an international quest to find their parents and save the world from the clutches of evil.  KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O says, “The...

“The Extraordinary...

From the French film director Luc Besson (Le Grand Bleu, Arthur and the Invisibles), comes an adventure set in the early part of the 20th century focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Valdi...

“Gravity” –...

Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, “Gravity” is the highly charged story about a medical engineer and an astronaut who work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Be aware that it’s rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, disturbing...

Salinger: Unpreceden...

“Salinger” is an intense and educational look into the reclusive life of J.D. Salinger. Salinger is known for his novel “Catcher in the Rye” that continues to influence our culture greatly to this day. He took rejection after rejection to get his works published in the New York Times,...

Dear Dumb Diary Movi...

 â€œDear Dumb Diary” – Sure To Charm Your School-Aged Kids Based on the best selling series “Dear Dumb Diary” by Jim Benton, this made for TV movie airs September 6 on the Hallmark Channel. “You might think it is a girl’s movie but I enjoyed it and so did...

Grown Ups 2 Movie Re...

“Grown Ups 2” – A Hurt Your Sides Summer Comedy The sequel to the 2010 blockbuster, “Grown Ups 2” follows Lenny, Eric, Kurk and Marcus after they start their new lives by moving back to the town where they grew up. The film takes place over the course of one day, the last day of...

The Grandmaster R...

From director Kar Wai Wong comes “The Grandmaster,” the story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. This may not be a film for everyone but, as KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Anthony Aranda (age 11) says, “If mixed martial-arts is your style, be sure to go...

“Tom and Jerry’s Gia...

Who among us doesn’t secretly love watching Tom and Jerry, the classic cartoon characters that we’ve lived with since forever. Warner has created a new original movie, that finds our characters among the last animals living in StorybookTown, a fairy tale-inspired theme park...

Jobs Movie Review: B...

This movie is really cool and tells a great story about an inspiring person. After watching this movie I want to learn more about Steve Jobs and other aspects of his life. This movie is all about a person named Steve Jobs (Aston Kutcher) starting when he is in college and likes to build...

THE WOLVERINE: Movie...

“The Wolverine” picks up a few years after the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand” leaves off. Logan is living alone in the mountains in fear that if he is around other people he will hurt them like he hurt Jean Grey (killed in X-Men: The Last Stand). When Logan is summoned by an old...

“Planes”...

If you thought “Cars” was brilliant, then you’ll be sure to love their latest animated adventure, “Planes!”  It’s an action-packed comedy featuring Dusty, a small plane with dreams of competing in an around-the-world race.  The only problem is that Dusty is a crop-duster...

“Turbo” ...

From the makers of “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda,” “Turbo” is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise,...

“The Lone Ranger” Fa...

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Despicable Me 2 BY R...

Following on the heels of the highly loved Despicable Me, comes the sequel, Despicable Me 2 which, as our KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Raven D says, “is a very cute sequel and, good news, the minions are in it even more!” “Despicable Me 2″ follows Gru, the girls and those...

The Way Way Back Mov...

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“Man of Steel” Is No...

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KIDS FIRST! : Review of The Great Gatsby BY RAVEN ...

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KIDS FIRST!: Review of Star Trek into Darkness By ...

[embedplusvideo height=”298″ width=”480″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/4MZpCo8imZo?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=4MZpCo8imZo&width=480&height=298&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep2882″ /]   Star Trek into Darkness is the second movie based on the original TV series and, for those of us who grew up watching this show, brings back all our favorite characters – Captain James Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto). Uhura, (Zoe Saldana), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg and Sulu (John Cho). The...

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