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Schmidt Short P8126 Capless Rollerball Refill - Black - 3 Pack
Schmidt Short P8126 Capless Rollerball Refill - Black - 3 Pack
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed., September 9, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it, September 9, 2014
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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Clever and Amusing Collection of Halloween-themed stories, September 9, 2014
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales is a clever and amusing collection. This exciting and adventurous DVD is comprised of six episodes and a bonus sing-along. When you watch this DVD it surely makes you smile with great delight.

This series is a Halloween/spooky edition, but don’t worry it is not scary at all, but there are a few really great lessons in each series.

My favorite episode is Boast Buster. It is really interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The Boast Buster episode teaches you a really impressive lesson, which is do not boast or brag instead remain humble. If you have a special talent or, if you learned how to do a really cool trick, do not use your talent to make others feel bad. Another lesson you will glean from this particular episode is to have an admirable spirit and use your special talents for good and not just to show off or brag that you are better than others.

My favorite character is Apple Jack, who is very enthusiastic, gracious and good-natured. Everyone loves her. She has a very unique southern accent that brings a new style to the My Little Pony series.

The voiceover actors Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball and Andréa Libman are simply stupendous at making each pony unique and special.

My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales is definitely an entertaining series that you will not want to miss. I recommend this DVD series for ages 5 to 12, probably more to girls than boys but, who knows. And, I give it 5 out of 5 shining stars.

Reviewed by Kendyl P, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, go to kidsfirst dot org.


The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Hundred-Foot Journey
DVD
Price: $14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic way to wrap up the summer, August 28, 2014
What a fantastic way to wrap up the summer! I am not the biggest fan of
romance films, which is what I expected from this film initially.
However, The 100 Foot Journey is a funny, inspirational and delicious
adventure that everyone will love.

This isn't just a romance film. This has a lot of cooking with a bit of
love spiced in with the cooking, there are some fantastic one-liners
that make the audience roar with laughter and this is all included in a
fantastic adventure.

The story starts when an Indian family that cooks at a school, has to
leave the school for very sad reasons. They end up in France where they
start a restaurant. However, across a 100 foot wide road, there is
another, very different restaurant. A huge adventure starts with the
chefs, the owners, and some other people too. If you want to find out
what happens you got to watch the film!

This film is produced by a great partnership of Steven Spielberg and
Oprah Winfrey based on a famous novel, so it was bound to be a
masterpiece, and it is! The actors are funny. They are very much in
touch with their characters and they all fit their parts perfectly! The
directing is very precise and it makes me want to read the book that
the movie is based on!

My favorite scene is when they are a bit competing and there is a
montage of different cooks/chefs from the two restaurants cooking
pretty and yummy looking food. It shows you that, even though both
restaurants are very different, both can make excellent food! It made
me hungry and I swear I could smell it at times.

This movie has some adult oriented references and also some scenes
little children won't understand so a good age rating is 8 to 18. I
also give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars for fantastic directing, cast,
editing, ideas, and of course producing!

Reviewed by Gerry O, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more youth reviews,
go to kidsfirst dot org.


Mumfies Quest: The Movie
Mumfies Quest: The Movie
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4.0 out of 5 stars funny and exciting animated film for preschoolers, August 28, 2014
This review is from: Mumfies Quest: The Movie (DVD)
Mumfie’s Quest - The Movie is an adventurous, funny and exciting animated film for preschoolers. The Animation Director (John Collins) does a great job of making the characters look so realistic.

This film is about a young elephant named Mumfie who lives all by himself. One day he decides he wants to go on an adventure. He makes a lot of friends on the way such as Scarecrow, Whale, and Pinky the flying pig, who is lost from his mother. Mumfie, Scarecrow and Whale decide to take Pinky back to her mysterious island home, but the Queen’s evil secretary has taken over the island. They have to work together to defeat him and bring back the Queen of Night.

I really enjoyed this movie! It is very adventurous and suspenseful. It captured my attention the whole time and the suspenseful parts kept me wondering if Mumfie and his friends were going to get caught by the evil secretary. This movie is also very funny. There are lots of jokes throughout the whole film. Britt Allcroft does a great job writing amusing scripts and creating interesting characters. The music, by Larry Grossman, is also great! Some of the music is dark and scary during evil parts and then bright and upbeat during the happy parts in the film. My favorite character in this film is Whale because he is built like a ship. On the inside he has hammocks for beds, chairs, tables and food. It is so cool that he looks like a whale on the outside and a cruise ship on the inside!

The message in this movie is that friends will always help you if you ever get into trouble and need them. In the end, Mumfie realizes that friends and teamwork are more important than anything else. His friends help him a lot throughout the film and when they are in trouble Mumfie helps them too! In the end they have to learn to work together to stop the secretary.

I give Mumfie's Quest – The Movie 4 out of 5 stars because it is adventurous, exciting, and funny. I recommend it for kids ages 2 through 6 especially those who like animals, adventures, and pirates.

Reviewed by: Jeremy B. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic


Identical
Identical
DVD
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Identical is a great film with a powerful message and fantastic story line ..., August 28, 2014
This review is from: Identical (Amazon Instant Video)
The Identical is a great film with a powerful message and fantastic story line that always keeps you guessing. It’s really an enjoyable film to see.

Twins, Ryan Wade and Drexel Hemsley (Blake Rayne) are separated at birth, for financial reasons, during the Great Depression. A preacher and his wife adopt Ryan to give him a better life. Although the boys have different lives, they both share their passion for music. Drexel performs as a famous rock star while Ryan struggles between pleasing his parents and following his dreams.

This film has great music, family principles and really zones in on finding and following your dreams. I also like its captivating and unique story that is beautifully portrayed on the big screen. It’s set in 1936, way before my time, but I still enjoyed watching and listening to the music. Blake Ryan plays both of the twins and is able to keep their characters separate. At the same time, he projects the intense connection that twins have between each other. The wardrobe, hairstyles and historical props all contribute to the rich details that create this special period piece.

My favorite scene is when Ryan listens and looks at his twin brother's record album and he does not notice that he looks and sounds exactly like him. This scene is funny because you question why he wouldn’t notice it. It seems so oblivious that you can’t help but feel bad for him. My favorite character is Ryan’s Mother, Louise Wade (Ashley Judd), because she is very kind and has a light spirit when you look at her and hear her beautiful voice. You somehow know that she only wants the best for her son.

The Identical also stars Seth Green (Dino) and Ray Liotta (Reece Wade) who contributes their exceptional acting abilities to this film with great humor and emotions.

I love the powerful message in this film which is to follow your dreams and not other peoples. It’s your life so work hard to fulfill your dreams and it will make you happy. I recommend The Identical for all the music lovers at heart and ages 10 to 18. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars as I really enjoyed the music, the story line and the message. The Identical rocks in to theaters on September 5th, so please check it out.

Reviewed by Brianna B, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more film reviews by youth reporters, go to kidsfirst dot org.


The Expendables 3 [Blu-ray]
The Expendables 3 [Blu-ray]
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars We all need the movies that allow us to just sit back and let our mind melt, August 20, 2014
We all need the movies that allow us to just sit back and let our mind melt - the kind of movie you can watch without your brain. No thinking, no deciphering, no figuring things out. Just watch and enjoy the explosions.

The Expendables 3 has plenty of that and more. There are enough bullets, deaths, explosions, weapons, punches, kicks and bruises to make any fan of action movies content.

Usually in action film like this, the acting is good enough to believe the characters. Adding Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas to this third sequel is the best thing this franchise has done. They easily give the finest performances in this film and in the whole trilogy. Antonio gives the film lots of humor and a remarkable monologue, showing his range impeccably. And then there's Mel Gibson, who works with the limitations of his script beautifully - not being too over-the-top, too psycho or too much of a cliché, he creates a villain that doesn't come off crazy or bombastic, but realistic. I appreciated their performances.

As for other aspects of the movie, there isn't really much that struck me as outstanding. The sound is great, the special effects are nice, the script is an action movie script. You have typical character archetypes - tough girl, stubborn prodigy, attempts at humor, one liners and lots of explosions.

To sum up this film, I would quote critic James Berardinelli's (Reelviews) review on The Expendables 2, "Does exactly what it's supposed to do-no more, no less." What does that mean? No deep thinking, more explosions.

Taking into consideration its success and flaws, I give this film 3 out of 5 stars, meaning I recommend you see it. It's a nice film to see if you wish to get a few laughs and relax your brain. Because of the huge amount of violence and the profanity, I recommend this film for kids ages 16 to18. The MPAA seems to be getting more lenient with their ratings but KIDS FIRST! considers excessive profanity inappropriate for younger kids.

Reviewed by Willie J, KIDS FIRST! Critic. For more youth reviews, go to kidsfirst.org. @kidsfirstmedia on twitter, kidsfirstmedia on Facebook and KIDS FIRST! on Youtube and Huffington Post.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for teaching workshops with kids. The video card is not included, nor the 3 AAA batteries., August 20, 2014
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It's okay. I am using this for workshops with kids and thus, wanted something inexpensive and easy to upload to m y computer. I purchased both this and the DVR410N-RH-STP. This one is cheap plastic and the other has a metal body, is slimmer and a better feel to it. The images are about the same. Note that they do not come with the video card. That must be purchased separately. Also, it requires 3 AAA batteries which do not come with it. Overall, not a bad little camera for teaching purposes.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for use with kids. Super cheap. Does not comes with video card. That must be purchased separately., August 20, 2014
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I ordered both the Vivitar VIVDVR426HDBLKV and this one. Both were super inexpensive. This one is far better than the other. This has a metal body the other, cheap plastic. Note that neither comes with the video card. You need to purchase that separately. I bought these to use in workshops with kids and, for that purpose, they are perfect. I will buy more of these but not the other.


Batman: Assault on Arkham [Blu-ray]
Batman: Assault on Arkham [Blu-ray]
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4.0 out of 5 stars the bad guys' point of view, August 19, 2014
Vigorous! This is your typical entertaining comic book film, only this
time you're cheering for, and looking from, the bad guys' point of
view. Amanda Waller (C.C.H. Pounder) assembles a team of six criminals,
called The Suicide Squad. Their mission is to break into Arkham and
retrieve The Riddler's (Mathew Gray Gubler) cane. However it does not
go according to plan.

This film is rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language and
I admire this film's judgment. Not long ago, I wrote a blog about the
rating system and how leisurely the ratings are letting mature content
into PG-13 films without forewarnings. I can't complain since this film
gives us a clear heads up! I will say, one of the film's characters
towards the end says, "Mother..." and then the audio cuts off. I don't
believe that counts for using the "F" word.

The characters are dynamic. As much as I love heroes, I adore villains.
A protagonist is nothing without an antagonist and these criminals take
the cake. Batman villains are unlike your regular, "Want to take over
the world" bad guys. They are complex criminals that are assassins,
deranged psychologically, destined to kill and maim for fun, and
sometimes all of the above at once. What's even better, these
characters are lesser known villains such as Killer Shark (John
DiMaggio), Captain Boomerang (Greg Ellis) and more - all with their own
vendetta both personal and business. This creates engaging conflict
between the characters.

The artistry in the animation never ceases to amaze me. Batman's
universe is dark and brooding with lots of shadows and dim lights.
Colors like red, green and purple are done in darker shades and tones
instead of normal bright tones. The characters all have costumes and
designs that define them. Joker (Troy Baker)'s bright colored suit
stands out from the rest of the characters while still looking like a
part of the world he lives in.

My favorite Character is Deadshot (Neal McDonugh). Deadshot is the
leader who only wants to be with his daughter. He's cunning, a sharp
shooter and deadly. He even manages to get into Joker's mind and
outsmart him. That's impressive.

My favorite scene is when the squad is up against Batman (Kevin
Conroy). This takes place in a building full of confiscated belongings
from the criminals of Arkham. So if you're a comic book fan, like me,
see how many different Easter Eggs you can spot. Plus this is one of
the rare times you see Batman do what he does best.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommended it to 13- through 18-
year-olds. As I mentioned earlier, there is content that is
inappropriate for younger kids.

Reviewed by Keefer B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more film reviews by kids, go to kidsfirst dot org.


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