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NJ Kids Movie Review: Paddington

Paddington
  SYNOPSIS: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor Released in Theaters: Jan. 16, 2015 Best for Ages: 6+ Genre: Family, Based on a Book Runtime: 95 minutes Directed by: Paul King Studio: The .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Selma

Selma
  SYNOPSIS: This poignant drama chronicles Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language. Released in Theaters: Jan. 9, 2015 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Drama, History Runtime: 122 minutes Di.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Into the Woods

Into the Woods
SYNOPSIS: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with gathering magical items from classic fairytales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material Released in Theaters: Dec. 25, 2014 Best for Ages: 11+ Genre: Musical, Fairytale Runtime: 124 minutes Directed by: Rob Marshall Studio: Wa.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night Museum Tomb
SYNOPSIS: Ben Stiller returns as our favorite night guard Larry Daley, as he spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic of the museum before it’s gone forever. Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language Released in Theaters: Dec. 19, 2014 Best for Ages: 7+ Genre: Family, Sequel, Action/Adventure Runtime:.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Annie

Annie
  SYNOPSIS: Quvenzhane Wallis plays the beloved “Annie,” a foster kid whose life changes when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in. Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and rude humor Released in Theaters: Dec. 19, 2014 Best for Ages: 8+ Genre: Family, Musical Runtime: 118 minutes Directed by: Will Gluck Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing/Colu.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit Five Armies
SYNOPSIS: This third installment of “The Hobbit” trilogy finds Bilbo and Company engaging in a war against an array of combatants while keeping the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth. Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images Released in Theaters: Dec. 17, 2014 Best for Ages: 13.... read more

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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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