Originally posted 2016-03-05 17:00:29. Title: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride Author: Cary Elwes Length: 245 Published: 2014 —— “Mawwage..Mwwage is what bwrings us togevah today. Mawwage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dream…” If this quote doesn’t put a smile on your face, this review isn’t for…

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Originally posted 2016-02-29 17:00:24. Title: Metro 2033 Author: Dmitry Glukhovsky (translated by Natasha Randall) Published: 2005 (Russia); March 28, 2010 (U.S.) Pages: 460 Genre: Science Fiction Series: Metro 2033 Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Features some swearing, but mostly a read for young adults due to themes. The book is not nearly as violent as the video game…

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Originally posted 2016-02-22 17:00:33. Title: The BFG Author: Roald Dahl Published: 1982 Pages: 240 Genre: Fairy Tale/Adventure Kid Friendly Rating: 6+ Click here for the Common Sense Media guide! The book may be a bit violent by current kid’s book standards considering the Giants’ general habit of eating humans, but it is not any more grisly than…

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Originally posted 2016-01-25 17:00:27. In honor of David Bowie, we wanted to bring out a review of Labyrinth that we posted when the site was first created.  Title: Labyrinth Director: Jim Henson Release Date: June 27, 1986 Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Adventure, Family MPAA Rating  – PG Running Time: 101 minutes Starring: David Bowie Jennifer Connelly Toby Froud…

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Originally posted 2015-11-17 12:00:45.   Title: The Authorities Author: Scott Meyer Published: September 28, 2015 Pages: 328 Genre: Mystery/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ The book opens with a non-sexual scene involving an adult toy, but it is mostly PG-PG-13 on balance. Contains some violence, mostly in the form of suspects resisting arrest.

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Originally posted 2015-10-24 12:00:39.   Title: Red Rising Series: Red Rising Trilogy Author: Pierce Brown Published: January 28, 2014 Pages: 401 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ This book can be downright grisly at times. Extreme violence is accepted, and even encouraged behavior in this society. The author often paints this violence negatively, but it is…

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Originally posted 2015-10-17 17:00:54. WHAT. HOLY CRAP. YESSSS.  Ok..ok…ok……..OKAY. Now that my initial excitement has calmed down and I’ve had 2 watches of the first episode; I’m beyond hooked. Within the first 15 minutes of this series it had it all: action, humour, suspense and intrigue. Some unnecessary fan service for the guys, but hey,…

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Originally posted 2015-10-10 12:30:55.   Title: Spirited Away Director: Hayao Miyazaki Release Date: July 7, 2001 Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 125 minutes Starring: ● Daveigh Chase ● Suzanne Pleshette ● Jason Marsden Kid Friendly Rating: 9+. The movie features several spooky monsters and storylines, and some characters smoke and drink ambiguous substances. Click here…

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Originally posted 2015-10-07 02:02:33. What. A. Rollercoaster.  That’s really the only thing to say after it’s first season came guns-a-blazing out of the gate. “Rokka” rarely takes its foot off the gas pedal, its superb sense of mystery and suspense will keep you glued to the screen and frothing at the mouth to see what’s…

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Originally posted 2015-09-30 12:30:58. Title: Master of Formalities Author: Scott Meyer Published: July 7, 2015 Pages: 448 Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 10+ The book includes some details about an ongoing war, but descriptions of the violence are not especially gruesome or realistic.

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Originally posted 2015-09-19 11:45:46. Title: Guardians of the Galazy Director: James Gunn Release Date: August 1, 2014 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 121 Minutes Starring: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Zoe Saldana as Gamora Dave Bautista as Drax Vin Diesel as Groot (Voice) Bradlet Cooper as Rocket (Voice) Kid Friendly Rating:  In our house we have watched this movie…

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Originally posted 2015-09-16 11:44:32. Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Published: 2011 (e-book); March 2013 (audiobook); February 2014 (hardcover) Pages: 369 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ for some coarse language; however, there is enough realistic science in the book that I would hesitate to discourage any mature science-minded kids from reading it.

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Originally posted 2015-09-12 08:36:23. Title: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Director: Tim Burton Release Date: August 9, 1985 Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 91 Minutes

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Originally posted 2015-09-05 12:21:42. Title: The Book of Life Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez Release Date: October 17, 2014 Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 95 minutes Starring: ● Diego Luna ● Zoe Saldana ● Channing Tatum Kid Friendly Rating: A good Disney analog is the animated Hercules (1997). The film delves significantly into…

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Originally posted 2015-07-23 22:01:53. Title: World of Darkness Developer: White Wolf (older) or Onyx Path (current) depending on which book you buy Platform(s): Tabletop RPG Release Date(s):1991 – Present Genre: Sci-fi/Supernatural/Real-World Players: As many as a GM can emotionally handle. Kid Friendly Rating: Perhaps 15+, this is completely dependent on the storyteller. This is a more adult series for sure,…

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