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    The Wicker Man

    by  • September 5, 2006 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Neil LaBute Starring: Nicholas Cage, Kate Beahan, Ellen Burstyn, Frances Conroy Rated: PG-13 for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues. Parental Notes: This is a pretty hard PG-13, but still too soft for an R. The film is suspenseful and has disturbing imagery including a decomposed corpse and a person...

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    The Wedding Date

    by  • February 7, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Starring: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney Directed by: Clare Kilner Rated: Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue. Parental Notes: This is a fairly innocuous film for most teens and preteens, and if they like romantic comedies they will probably enjoy it. There is quite a bit of sexual innuendo, one fairly soft sex scene,...

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    The Merchant of Venice

    by  • January 24, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Starring: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson Directed by: Michael Radford Rated: R for some nudity. Parental Notes: This is a Shakespeare play, which will make it inaccessible to many youngsters, but older kids who have studied his works before may find it interesting. There is little in the way...

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    Phone Booth

    by  • April 2, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Joel Schumacher Starring: Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Kiefer Sutherland Rated: R for pervasive language and some violence Parental Notes: This film will appeal to older teens who enjoy suspense. Youngsters may find it too intense, particularly the constant threat of violence which runs through most of the film.

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    Blade II

    by  • April 27, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Leonor Varela, Ron Perlman, Danny John-Jules, Luke Goss Rated: R for strong pervasive violence, language, some drug use and sexual content. Parental Notes: The pervasive violence of “Blade II” makes it unsuitable for all but older teens with a thing for horror-action films.

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    Death to Smoochy

    by  • April 27, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Directed by: Danny DeVito Starring: Edward Norton, Robin Williams, Danny DeVito, Catherine Keener Rated: R for profanity, violent humor, sexual situations Parental Notes: This is a film for older teens and adults. It is aimed at adults, and the sexual and violent humor make it inappropriate for younger people.

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