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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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NJ Kids Movie Review: Interstellar

Interstellar
  SYNOPSIS: As Earth nears the end of its life, a group of explorers use a newly discovered wormhole to explore other galaxies capable of sustaining life. Reel Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language Released in Theaters: Nov. 6, 2014 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure Runtime: 169 minutes Directed by: Christopher Nolan Studio: Paramount Pictu.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Big Hero
SYNOPSIS: A special bond develops between a plus-sized inflatable robot named Baymax and young prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements Released in Theaters: Nov. 7, 2014 (2D, 3D) Genre: Family, Action, Adventure Runtime: 102 minutes Directed by: Don Hall, Chri.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Ouija

Ouija
SYNOPSIS: Bad things happen when a teen girl starts playing around with a Ouija Board. People die. Spirits wake up. Family secrets are revealed. Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent content, frightening horror images, and thematic material Released in Theaters: Oct. 23, 2014 Genre: Horror, Teens Runtime: 89 minutes Directed by: Stiles White Studio: Universal Pictures Cast:&n.... read more

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New in Movie Theaters: Week of Nov. 3, 2014

Big Hero 12
Alright alright alright … now we’re getting into the end-of-the-year movie rush where filmmakers vy for the attention of Oscar voters. For us, that means some Matthew McConaughey goodness, a family-friendly superhero movie, and Eddie Redmayne killing it as Stephen Hawking. Here’s what’s opening in theaters this week. INTERSTELLAR Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language | In Theaters 11/05 (2D/IMAX) | Ok for Kids.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Book of Life

The Book of Life
SYNOPSIS: This lovely animated tale from producer Guillermo del Toro follows Manolo, a young man torn between fulfilling his family’s expectations and following his heart. He embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 ReelsMPAA Rating: PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary imagesReleased in Theaters: Oct. 16, 201.... read more

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6 Not Too Scary Halloween Movies For Kids

POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE
by Jane Louise Boursaw  It's that time of year again. Halloween brings spooky nights, caramel apples, jack-o-lanterns, witches, black cats, and scary movies. But if your kids are still on the young side, you don't want movies that are going to give them nightmares. Here are six Halloween movies that are just the right amount of scary for little ones. 1. POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE Rated G | Ages 3+  Never underestimate the .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
SYNOPSIS: From gum stuck in his hair to embarrassing photos sent to the entire school, Alexander is having a very bad day. He thinks he’s the only one until his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves having their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 ReelsMPAA Rating: PG for rude humor, including some reckless behavior and languageReleased in Theaters: Oct. 10, 2014Genre: .... read more

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