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NJ Kids Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus
SYNOPSIS: Christian Bale plays the Biblical leader Moses, who rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, including battle sequences and intense images Released in Theaters: Dec. 12, 2014 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Drama, Based on a Book, Action/Adven.... read more

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12 Days of Christmas Movies

Santa Buddies
Have yourself a merry little Christmas … and while you’re at it, how about 12 days of Christmas movies on Netflix?! As always, the popular streaming service offers an array of holiday favorites for every age. From Bing Crosby to the Santa Buddies, here are 12 holiday movies the whole family can watch together, with a bonus for the grownups after the kids go to bed. If you want to end the 12 days on Christmas Day, start watching one movie each .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Theory of Everything

Theory of Everything
  SYNOPSIS: Eddie Redmayne plays renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in this movie based on a book by his first wife, Jane Hawking. Reel Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material Released in Theaters: Nov. 7, 2014 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Drama, Based on a Book, Biography, Romance Runtime: 123 minutes Directed by: James Marsh Studio: Focus Feature.... read more

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Top 10 Classic Holiday Movies For The Whole Family

10 Holiday Classics
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but we love it, right?! Ok, maybe I'm the only one on the planet who loves snow and stormy weather, but whether you do or not, it makes snuggling in and watching a favorite holiday movie that much more fun.  From Charlie Brown to Bing Crosby to Ebenezer Scrooge, here are ten classic holiday movies the whole family can enjoy together. 1. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). Christmas just isn't Christmas u.... read more

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 12 Classic Tv Box Sets For The Whole Family

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2014: 12 CLASSIC TV BOX SETS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The holidays are upon us, which means one thing: time to figure out what to give everyone on our gift list. Fortunately, it's been a great year for DVDs and Blu-rays, and I guarantee you'll find something for everyone in our holiday gift guides. Let's take a look at some great classic TV box sets released this year that the whole family can watch together. 1. The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series Released May 27, 2014 | Shout! Factory | 1.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Penguins of Madagascar

Penguins of Madagascar
SYNOPSIS: Those wacky penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world! Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor Released in Theaters: Nov. 26, 2014 (2D, 3D) Best for Ages: 7+ Genre: Family, Animated Runtime: 92 minutes Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J.... read more

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Top 10 Modern Holiday Movies For The Whole Family

Top 10 Modern Holiday Movies
Sure, we all love those classic holiday movies like "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life," but lots of modern holiday movies are great for the whole family, too. From "Elf" to "Home Alone" to "Fred Claus," here are ten of the best. 1. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (2011; Rated PG for some mild rude humor). Just how DOES Santa deliver all those presents in one night? Why, his ultra high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole, of cour.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Hunger Games
  SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant warrior who fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage in this third adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ popular book series. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material Released in Theaters: Nov. 20, 2014 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Sci-Fi, Actio.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Dumb and Dumber To

Dum and Dumber
SYNOPSIS: It’s been 20 years since their first adventure, and now Lloyd and Harry embark on a road trip to find Harry’s newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption. Reel Rating: 2 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language, and some drug references Released in Theaters: Nov. 14, 2014 Best for Ages: 15+ Genre: Comedy, Sequel Runtime: 110 minutes Directed by: .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights
SYNOPSIS: Young pop star Noni is struggling with the pressures of fame, until she meets Kaz, a cop who helps her find the courage to develop her own voice and become the artist she was meant to be. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language and thematic elements Released in Theaters: Nov. 14, 2014 Best for Ages: 14+ Genre: Romance, Drama Runti.... read more

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