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    Yes Man

    by  • December 21, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Peyton Reed Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel Rated: PG-13 for crude sexual humor, language and brief nudity. Parental Notes: This is a pretty standard PG-13, though a sequence in which our hero must say “yes” to an oversexed senior citizen may have some parents squirming.

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    Quantum of Solace

    by  • November 17, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Marc Forster Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Almaric, Judi Dench Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content. Parental Notes: This is a solid PG-13. The sexual content is not graphic and the violence, while pervasive, is not gory or gratuitous.

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    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

    by  • August 4, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Rob Cohen Starring: Brendan Frasier, John Hannah, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Isabella Leong, Luke Ford Rated: PG-13 for adventure action and violence. Parental Notes: The violence here is mostly cartoonish, offscreen, or against undead characters. This film is lighthearted and probably fine for preteens and kids who aren’t afraid of...

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    by  • July 14, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambor Rated: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language. Parental Notes: The violence is pretty much all comic-book stuff, and if your youngsters aren’t too scared of monsters, they should be fine seeing...

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    Cloverfield

    by  • January 21, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Matt Reeves Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Odette Yustman, Mike Vogel Rated: PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images. Parental Notes: This is a solid PG-13. It’s not quite graphic enough to be an R, but there’s plenty of scary stuff in here. This is not a movie...

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    The Golden Compass

    by  • December 10, 2007 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Chris Weitz Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig Rated: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence. Parental Notes: The violence is, with one exception, fairly standard fantasy fare — there are battles with little blood. The exception is a battle between two armored polar bears which ends with one killing the...

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    Dan in Real Life

    by  • October 29, 2007 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Peter Hedges Starring: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook Rated: PG-13 for some innuendo. Parental Notes: Beyond teens getting away with speaking to their parents in a way some adults might not appreciate and a bit of innuendo, this film doesn’t have anything objectionable for teens/tweens.

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    Stardust

    by  • August 13, 2007 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Charlie Cox, Ian McKellan, Sienna Miller, Mark Strong, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Daines, Robert DeNiro Rated: PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risque humor. Parental Notes: This is not a graphic film at all, though some of the fantasy violence might scare younger children.

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    Night at the Museum

    by  • January 2, 2007 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Shawn Levy Starring: Ben Stiller, Carla Guigino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs Rated: PG for mild action, language and brief rude humor. Parental Notes: While some very young kids may find the rampaging T-Rex and other displays too frightening, this should be just fine for most kids.

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