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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of Laggies

13 October 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of Laggies, the new film starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Webber.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see Laggies at the Emagine Novi Theater in Novi, Michigan on Monday, October 27th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Laggies: Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape – at least temporarily – she »

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Contest: Win A Haunted House 2 on Blu-ray

13 August 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you enjoyed the Scary Movie franchise or were curious to see a comedic take on James Wan’s The Conjuring, then you might be interested in A Haunted House 2, released on home media earlier this week by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. We’ve been provided with two Blu-ray/DVD combo packs of the Marlon Wayans-starring film to give away to Daily Dead readers.

“Having overcome the demons of his past, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) is ready to start over with his new girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two adorable kids, Wyatt (Steele Stebbins) and Becky (Ashley Rickards). When their house is plaguedby a rash of bizarre paranormal events, Malcolm turns for help to his buddy Miguel (Gabriel Iglesias) and exorcist Father Williams (Cedric the Entertainer) in an attempt to drive the evil spirits from his home. But it turns out it’s not just the house that’s haunted… »

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Earth To Echo: Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Review

23 June 2014 12:41 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

What is a part of most people's Independence Day weekend? Fireworks, family gatherings and...movies! The movie for kids is Earth to Echo, about an a group of best buds who befriend a lost alien. Kpf Movie Star Movie Critic Katherine McNamara (Contest, Girl vs. Monster) rates the PG film a Pick:

"Grab your GoPro cameras and don't miss a moment of Earth to Echo! Relativity's newest summer film follows the story of a group of kids who stumble upon a map that leads them to an alien crash landed in the desert. Together, they must help him rebuild his ship so he can get back home. The cast of the film was wonderful and full of personality. Astro, a newcomer to the world of film, was a standout. The music in the film perfectly enhanced the emotions of the story, drawing the audience in even more. The found footage »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Katherine McNamara)

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Belle: Katherine McNamara Movie Star Movie Review

18 June 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

It's a catch up week at the movies for kids and teens, and Kpf Movie Star Movie Critic Katherine McNamara (Contest, Girl vs. Monster) recommends the historical PG-13 film Belle:

"You can't choose your family. Dido certainly learned that the hard way in Belle, the story of a mixed race girl growing up in an all white family in England in the 1700s. This film explores the complicated social structure at the time and the vast discrimination and judgment that could be passed on a person based on their social status, their birth order, or even the color of their skin. This story is wonderfully chock full of romance, family conflict, and the pomp and circumstance present in that era. Standout performances include Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the title character, Sam Reid as John Davinier, and Tom Felton (of Harry Potter fame) as James Ashford. The wardrobe, hair, and makeup »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Katherine McNamara)

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Maleficent: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

1 June 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Maleficent upends a classic fairytale and Disney animated classic. Does the switch up work? We asked our Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest):

"Every Briar Rose has its thorn - Angelina Jolie is both as the title character in Maleficent, the latest retelling of the original "Sleeping Beauty" story. In this retelling, the formerly evil Maleficent is not all that malevolent. If you expect anything similar the original tale of Princess Aurora and the spinning wheel, you will be very surprised - this new take gives the backstory of this beloved villain and adds new twists to the classic tale. The special effects were stunning and quite well done in the film. Jolie was completely transformed into the dark yet beautiful fairy. Also, the fight sequences are incredible, in particular Maleficent's flying is quite phenomenal. Jolie is by far the standout performer »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Godzilla: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

20 May 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Who didn't see Godzilla last weekend? The film opened to a whopping $94 million dollars making it the biggest opening of the summer, past Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But, is it worth your money? Well, it depends on what you want out of a movie according to Kpf's Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest), who point out the film's highlights:

"In the 2014 version of Godzilla, the monster fights to right the forces of nature, and there's little the human race can do with gigantic adversaries such as the Muto and Godzilla stomping all over their cities. The action sequences and special effects in the film are fantastic. Also, the music and sound effects flowed with the movie flawlessly, helping to pull the audience into the story and the action even more. Standout performances include Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Ford Brody. »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Transcendence: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

26 April 2014 12:06 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Transcendence dives into some heady ideas, but do they make sense? KidsPickFlicks Movie Star Movie Crix Katherine McNamara (Contest) and Joel Courtney (Super 8) say it's a film worth exploring:

"To what limits should technology stretch? Transcendence does not answer this question, it merely begins to explore its possibilities. The film follows the story of Will and Evelyn Caster as their journey to creating artificial intelligence changes suddenly when Will is fatally wounded by an intelligence resistance group. Stunning visual effects show a myriad of futuristic technologies made possible in this world including plants being brought to life with nano-technology. These phenomena were made believable by the performances of Paul Bettanny and Rebecca Hall as they saw their possibilities for healing and destruction. Johnny Depp also delivered a fantastic performance as Will Caster in his ever-changing altered state of consciousness, if you will. Some strong language is used in the film, »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Heaven Is For Real: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

21 April 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

A current movie trend is the True Story. The Railway Man, Philomena, the upcoming Million Dollar Arm and Walking with the Enemy are some of the April and May titles. Just released is Heaven is for Real, and KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) say it's a film that will get you thinking:

"What happens after we die? This age old question is tackled by an adorable 4 year old named Colton in Heaven is for Real. The film follows the story of the Burpo family, headed by Renaissance man Todd, the towns pastor, wrestling coach, fireman, and garage door repairman, as they struggle with questions of life, death, faith, family, and community surrounding the near death of their son Colton. The cast of this film was quite brilliant creating an ensemble that had a genuine thread of connectivity and community between each character. »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Son Of God: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

18 April 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

It's Easter weekend so no better time to see the story behind the holiday! KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) review Son of God:

"Son of God stayed true to the storyline of the Bible even to the point of being painfully realistic during Herod's slaughter of the innocents and during the Crucifixion. One difference between Son of God and other biblical films is that this one begins with the creation account in Genesis and ends with the book of Revelation. The cinematography is quite majestic creating a beautiful film and a feeling of reverence toward the story being presented. One of the most outstanding performances came from Diogo Morgado as Jesus. He embodied the essence of a traditional interpretation of the warm, loving Jesus presented in the Bible and his pain during the Crucifixion sequence was especially excruciating. This is a »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier -Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

13 April 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

The Captan America sequel is here - and already Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the biggest movie of 2014. Does it live up to the other Avengers films? KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) say oh-yeah:

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a character-driven action movie perfect for Marvel's first venture in 2014. Some of our favorite characters return as fantastic as ever including Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and, of course, Chris Evans as Captain America. There is never a dull moment as the film has a steady flow of action from beginning to end. The amazing fight sequences certainly do not disappoint, and the computer graphics were visually stunning. This is a great film for the family but may be a bit intense for younger children. 5 stars"

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- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Muppets Most Wanted: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

2 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Muppets make their first action thriller in Muppets Most Wanted, but is it still funny? KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) give us the low down:

"Muppets Most Wanted brings back some of the most beloved characters from the seven previous Muppet movies. Kermit is kidnapped and replaced by his evil doppelgänger, Constantine, who plans to carry out his master plan by framing the Muppets. The musical numbers will warm your heart and bring back childhood memories of classic Muppet entertainment. The leading ladies of the cast, Tina Fey and of course Miss Piggy, stole the show with their performances. Brilliantly placed cameo appearances from some of your favorite entertainers will constantly surprise you as to who will appear next! The film keeps you in stitches from beginning to the very end. The whole family, young and old, will love this movie. 5 stars »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Noah: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

30 March 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

It's just a few weeks until Easter and Passover - the perfect time to dive into your faith and see the story many American kids grew up with: Noah's Ark. Check out KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) review - here's an excerpt:

"One thing we can say about Noah is that there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding it. For our purposes, we are choosing not to take sides in the debate and focus on the film itself. Overall, the film itself was good. The cast gave outstanding performances, the standouts being Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Douglas Booth. The special effects team did a fantastic job of augmenting the epic landscapes to create visually stunning scenes - one of note being the scenes with the animals boarding the ark. The sound design of the film was brilliant as well »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Divergent: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

26 March 2014 12:19 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Everyone's talking about Divergent, but is it worth seeing? KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) give the lowdown:

"Based on the first installment of the best selling book series, Divergent is set in a dystopian Chicago where citizens are must choose one of five groups based on what they feel the most important trait is for a person to possess: kindness (Amity), honesty (Candor), intelligence (Erudite), selflessness (Abnegation), or bravery (Dauntless). What if a person displays more than one of these traits? They are the Divergent. The film is a cautionary tale about how ultimate power can corrupt even the best of intentions. It is also an inspiring story of how people can find passion, joy, and even love in the face of a seemingly impossible odds. Top notch performances by Theo James (Four), Jai Courtney (Eric), and Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews) really »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

22 March 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Mr. Peabody & Sherman has flown through time: it was a cartoon back when your grandparents were kids and now it's landed in 2014 so you can enjoy them, too. But, does the concept still work? Check out KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) have to say:

"Hop inside the Wabac and fasten your seatbelt for a very endearing retelling of a beloved classic cartoon. The film brings back the charming Mr. Peabody, a genius dog who invents time travel to teach his adoptive son, Sherman, about the past. Trying to impress a new friend, Sherman goes back in time for some fun, but makes too much of a mark on history, forcing Mr. Peabody to fix it before the rip in time is irreparable. The movie is quite fast paced with constant jokes for adults and kids alike. With an all-star cast featuring Ty Burrell, »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Pick Actress Award Winner is a Thief

17 March 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: The winner of the Pick Actress Award acted the heck out of some difficult subject matter. French-Canadian actress Sophie Nélisse is mesmerizing throughout The Book Thief, which deals with a once-illiterate girl who grows up in Nazi-run Germany and comes to realize that if her country "wins" the war, no one wins. Pretty tricky stuff - Congrats, Sophie!

Feb. 22, 2012 - So many amazing performances from young actresses this year, we couldn't limit to just five - check out the choices and then vote in the poll to the right!

Abigail BreslinEnder's Game: Valentine Wiggin isn't just Ender's sister, she's really his only friend. Abigail really made us feel her love for Ender!

China Anne McClainGrown Ups 2: Charlotte's awkward if not reluctant entry into the dating world with Bumpty is hilarious and when she belts out a song at the party at the end of the movie, »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Need For Speed: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

12 March 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

You may already know "Need for Speed" the video game and now it's time to get familiar with Need for Speed the movie. But is it more than just a showcase for cool cars? Check out KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) review:

"Need for Speed zooms into theaters this weekend and is sure to be a big hit. This film follows the story of Tobey Marshall, played quite impressively by Aaron Paul, an amateur racer with potential and drive (pardon the pun) to make it to the proverbial big leagues. When disaster strikes, he must rebuild his life from the ground up in order to clear his name and drive his dream race - the prestigious De Leon. The cinematography in the film was beautifully scenic showing scene after scene of beautiful expansive highway and his unlikely sidekick, Julia, played by Imogene Poots, »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Non-stop: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

27 February 2014 5:07 PM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

When Liam Neeson is in an action film, you Know it's going to be really, really, action-packed! KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) say Neeson doesn't disappoint in his latest film, Non-Stop:

"Non-Stop is the new high flying hit at the box office this weekend! This must see movie stars Liam Neeson (as Bill Marks) and Julianne Moore (as Jen Summers) who keep the film's intensity at all time heights with their riveting performances. Neeson receives text messages during a flight saying that the passengers are at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account. Screenplay writers John Richardson, Chris Roach, and Ryan Engle created an storyline chock full of twists that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. This movie holds audiences hostage with its intensity and non-stop action. Fasten your seat belts and get ready »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Pompeii: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

26 February 2014 9:14 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Pompeii is ambitious: it strives to be an epic, sword-and-sandal action thriller romance in a disaster movie that is also historically-accurate! KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) evaluate if director Paul W.S. Anderson pulls it off:

"Pompeii, a mashup between Titanic and Gladiator, adds itself to the list of unusual Valentine's Day movies in the box office this year. It is indeed a love story, two people destined for each other but prohibited by social class, only interrupted by gladiator tournament fighting and blood. The performances of Kit Harington, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Emily Browning were fantastic and really draw the audience into the film. The special effects were stunning, showing how Mt. Vesuvius' colossal 79 Ad eruption utterly destroyed the beautiful city of Pompeii in less than 24 hours. While the storyline was predictable at times, the movie was still enjoyable. Please note: there are »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Pick Actor of the Year is Iron Man 3's Ty Simpkins

26 February 2014 12:00 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Iron Man 3 kid co-star Ty Simpkins is the Pick Actor Award winner! As Harley Keener, Ty proved he could go toe-to-toe with the great Robert Downey, Jr. and be the ultimate comic foil to Tony Stark. We wouldn't mind seeing Harley promoted from remote assistant to Iron Man sidekick! You can tell Ty congratulations on Twitter @TYSIMPKINSactor.

Feb. 17, 2014 - Which boy actor astounded you this year? In the Pick Awards, you get to vote for the kid actor you think did the Best job of all the movies last year. Check out the nominees and then go vote on the home page of KidsPickFlicks!

Asa ButterfieldEnder's Game. Asa brought the book to life - showing us that intellect can triumph over muscles as Ender Wiggin, a kid who is bullied chosen to lead an army.

Cameron BoyceGrown Ups 2. We don't have to get "chocolate wasted »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Labor Day: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

23 February 2014 11:50 PM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Labor Day looks like a movie for grown ups but KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) absolutely loved it, unexpectedly finding themselves on the edge of their seats!

"Labor Day is not at all reminiscent of the relaxing holiday that gives it its title. The film is quite intense, quickly transforming from a thriller about an escaped convict to an entrapuring love story. This film pushes the emotional boundaries of both the actors and the audience ranging from love, hurt, betrayal, depression, murder, and ultimately to hope. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin give award worthy performances as two broken people who were previously scarred by love and thought they would be alone forever but find each other instead. Also, Gattlin Griffiths did a phenomenal job and held his own with these masters of their craft as Henry, Winslet's son. We highly recommend this film. »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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