Reviews: What's New This Week

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Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full.

In Theaters: "Tangled"
"Tangled" is Disney's animated retelling of the Brother's Grimm fairy tale, "Rapunzel." Meant to appeal to both boys and girls, the film features a strong heroine and a prince who needs saving more than she does. A great new villain and wonderful original songs make this film one the entire family can enjoy together. Rated PG, OK for kids 5+

DVD: "Eat Pray Love"
Julia Roberts plays the lead role in "Eat Pray Love," the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling book of the same name. On a journey of self-discovery, Gilbert's travels take her to beautiful locations where she eats beautiful food. Some rough language and sexual references earn the film its rating. PG-13, OK for kids 14+

TV: "Freak the Freak Out"
A special episode of Nickelodeon's "Victorious," "Freak the Freak Out," finds the Hollywood Arts gang competing in a karaoke contest and nursing a sick sibling. Just like the series, the special features wacky predicaments and lots of musical interludes. Rated TV-G, OK for kids 8+

Books: "The Lying Game"
The first in a new series from the same author of "Pretty Little Liars," "The Lying Game" is not appropriate for young readers.
Rich mean girls play dangerous pranks while the main character tries to stay out of their way and solve the mystery of a young girl's murder. Fairly violent with plenty of crude language, the book is full of bad people doing bad things. Iffy for kids 14-18

Music: "There's a Place for Us" by Carrie Underwood
Even if they are too young for the movie, kids will enjoy "There's a Place for Us" from the soundtrack of the upcoming "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." Underwood's strong voice is backed by a soaring orchestra in a power ballad about staying true to who you are. OK for kids 6+

Games: "Family Feud Decades"
For Nintendo Wii, "Family Feud Decades" is the video game version of the popular TV game show that pits families against each other in determining the most popular answers to a variety of survey questions. Fast-paced and fun, this game encourages creative thinking and conversation. Rated E10+, OK for kids 7+

Web: You Are What You Read
An educational site that's all about books, "You Are What You Read" lets readers connect with one another and share their passion for the written word. Regular kids and celebrities alike create and post favorite book lists and get reading recommendations based on their own personal interests. OK for kids 8+

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