Emily Ashby

Emily Ashby
Emily Ashby's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Common Sense Media
Publications: Common Sense Media

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Let It Shine (2012) [A] quality movie the whole family can enjoy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Bad Hair Day (2015) This TV movie is trivial and silly, but that pales in comparison to how much fun it is. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Radio Rebel (2012) [Debby] Ryan is her usual charming self in this funny, heartwarming story about conquering fears. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Suite Life Movie (2011) The movie makes an effort to push some positive content about sibling relationships and showing empathy, so there's some good to come of your tweens tuning in. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet How to Build a Better Boy (2014) This movie appeals to kids and parents with feel-good messages about self-acceptance and standing tall in the face of pressure to conform. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Teen Beach 2 (2013) Lest we forget how masterfully Disney can capitalize on a good concept, this TV movie makes a solid case with a second round of energetic song-and-dance numbers guaranteed to delight fans. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Girl Vs. Monster (2012) This is a fun choice for families who like Halloween thrills without the slasher-style blood spills. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Frenemies (2012) [T]he movie's worthwhile messages about social priorities and individuality come courtesy of sanitized characters and an unrealistic plot. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011) Feel-good messages nestled within the movie's shiny packaging -- plus a few Christmas surprises -- make this one to add to your family's watch list. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Den Brother (2010) Den Brother is a sweet tale of personal growth and accountability emphasized by the heartwarming relationship between a teen and his adoring little sister. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Cloud 9 (2014) This being a clean-cut Disney movie, it's not hard to guess where the plot is headed, but the story is so neatly designed that doesn't take any of the enjoyment out of it. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The story is appropriately packed with chaos, humor, and unexpected twists and turns kids will love, even while it takes many pages out of the original Adventures in Babysitting story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Hatching Pete (2009) This movie's premise could easily be cheesy enough to put parents off, but the talented young cast makes the story surprisingly enjoyable for a range of age groups. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Geek Charming (2011) Geek Charming is very sweet, a little sappy, and superbly crafted. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Lemonade Mouth (2011) Besides the social themes, there are plenty that relate to family life, and the movie's message about honest communication between parents and kids is impossible to miss. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 100% Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) It's not an easy task to craft a movie that's appealing to families across the board, but the writers of this epic comic adventure have managed to do just that. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Zombies (2018) Once again Disney hits a home run with the song-and-dance segments that engage viewers and reemphasize the strong themes about resisting peer pressure and respecting differences. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 90% Descendants (2015) This much-anticipated fairy tale add-on isn't perfect, but it's highly entertaining in the kind of young-love, flash-mob, song-and-dance manner that tends to thrill the youngsters - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Zapped (2014) Zapped is entertaining enough, particularly for the younger crowd who will be drawn to it because of Disney megastar Zendaya's presence, but its messages are somewhat mixed for this age group. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Johnny Tsunami (1999) Brimming over with positive messages about perseverance, friendship, forgiveness... Johnny Tsunami has lots to offer kids in addition to the action-packed surfing and snowboarding scenes. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Alien, tween rivals match wits again over Earth's fate. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Super Monsters: Furever Friends (2019) Bland franchise add-on introduces new animal characters. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Victor & Valentino (2016) Adventure, mild scares in Mesoamerican folklore-based show. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 100% Kim Possible (2019) Live-action cartoon update tackles tricky teen emotions. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special (2018) Sweet holiday story uses magic, kindness to solve problems. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
1/5 40% Life-Size 2 (2018) Lackluster sequel struggles to find appropriate audience. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 100% Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (2018) Strong female roles, diversity, and themes in origin story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) Plucky heroine's tale concludes in family-friendly film. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Zion (2018) Exceptional short docu tells teen's story of perseverance. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/5 67% Freaky Friday (2018) Musical reboot's heartwarming themes are great for families. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/5 100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) Masterful performances impress in modernized rock opera. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
No Score Yet Blurt (2018) Themes of self-confidence stand out in funny comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2016) Friendship, family, and role models in coming-of-age tale. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story (2018) Insightful biopic tells story behind momentous bus boycott. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4/5 100% Psych: The Movie (2017) Detective show follow-up will delight fans, some violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 100% Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017) Long-awaited sequel sends Arnold on quest to find parents. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Angry Angel (2017) Some mature content, themes in so-so holiday movie. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library (2017) Book adaptation has mild scares, friendship, adventure. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/5 67% Descendants 2 (2017) Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life (2017) STEAM-based movie doesn't wow, but has positive messages. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3/5 19% Dirty Dancing (2017) Remake can't recapture original magic, but still entertains. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance (2017) Chinese-American tween embraces heritage in sweet story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After (2017) As movie sequels go, this very enjoyable tale will rate high with fans who loved spunky Rapunzel's original misadventures with the dashing Eugene (nee Flynn Rider). - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Holiday Joy (2016) Predictable life-swap story has strong themes of gratitude. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Albert: The Little Tree With Big Dreams (2016) Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 76% Hairspray Live! (2016) This is an impressive, jubilant production of a story that's rich in messages about diversity, inclusion, and loving yourself. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/5 57% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) This inspirational blending of two stories from Parton's childhood is just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit, but the life-and-death realities deserve consideration for sensitive viewers. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Elena and the Secret of Avalor (2016) Princess crossover features two strong female role models. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win (2016) Indomitable girl speaks up for civil rights in sweet story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Swap (2016) Predictable body-switching comedy has positive messages. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016