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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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NJ Kids Movie Review: Left Behind

Left Behind
SYNOPSIS: When millions of people suddenly vanish, the world is plunged into chaos and destruction as a small group of survivors struggle to figure out what happened. Reel Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence/peril and brief drug content Released in Theaters: Oct. 3, 2014 Genre: Faith-Based, Thriller Runtime: 110 minutes Directed by: Vic Armstrong Studio: Freestyl.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls
SYNOPSIS: A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his adopted family from an evil exterminator. Will he succeed? Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor Released in Theaters: Sept. 25, 2014 Genre: Family, Animated, Based on a Book Runtime: 96 minutes Directed by: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable Studio: Focus Fea.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
SYNOPSIS: “Teen Wolf’s” Dylan O’Brien plays Thomas, a boy who’s deposited in a mysterious community of boys after his memory is erased. He soon learns they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape. Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images Released in Th.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Dolphin Tale 2

Dolphin Tale 2
  SYNOPSIS: We’re back at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, and the team of people who saved Winter’s life in “Dolphin Tale” reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a new companion. Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements Released in Theaters: Sept. 12, 2014 Genre: Family, Comedy Runtime: 107 minutes Directed by: Charles Martin Smith S.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Identical

The Identical
 It’s the Great Depression, and times are tough. When poverty forces a married couple to give away one of their twin baby boys, one of them becomes an iconic rock star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his preacher father. Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material and smoking Released in Theaters: Sept. 5, 2014 Genre: Drama, Musical Runtime: 107 minutes Dire.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall
  SYNOPSIS: This movie follows the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, a scene of violence and brief smoking Released in Theaters: Aug. 22, 2014 Genre: Drama, Faith-Based, Sports, Based on a Book .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: If I Stay

If I Stay
  SYNOPSIS: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma and leaves several family members dead. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and drift “into the light.” Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material Released in Theaters: Aug. 21, 2014 Genre: Drama, Romance, Based on a Book Runtime: 1.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Giver

The Giver
  SYNOPSIS: Based on the book by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” takes place in a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice. When a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world, he discovers something sinister behind the community’s facade. Reel Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/.... read more

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