• Movie Reviews and Features

    Spy Kids 3d: Game Over

    by  • August 1, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Starring: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Ricardo Montalban, Robert Vito, Ryan Pinkston, Bobby Edner, Courtney Jines Rated: PG for action sequences and peril. Running Time: 89 min. Parental Notes: Although some sequences may frighten very young children or kids afraid of heights, this film is harmless for kids under 10. Teens...

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    Cookin’ at the Cookery

    by  • July 30, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written, directed, and choreographed by: Marion J. Caffey Starring: Ann Duquesnay, Janice Lorraine Showing at: San Jose Repertory Theatre through August 3rd. Parental Notes: Although this production is not rated, it might qualify as a PG for some language and sexual innuendo. This is an inspiring show, especially for any child who wants to...

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    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    by  • July 11, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Stephen Norrington Starring: Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Naseeruddin Shah, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, and Richard Roxburgh. Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo. Parental Notes: Although preteens may find some of the fight sequences too intense, teens will doubtless enjoy the special effects and...

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    The Italian Job

    by  • June 1, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Director: F. Gary Gray Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def Rated: PG-13 for violence and some language Parental Notes: This is a fun summer action flick, with nothing to distress younger teens. Some children may find the chase sequences too intense.

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    Bulletproof Monk

    by  • May 11, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott, Jamie King Directed by: Paul Hunter Rated: PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content. Parental Notes: “Bulletproof Monk” is a fairly harmless action flick, with over-the-top fight sequences. Teens and preteens who don’t mind how cheesy it is will enjoy it.

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    The Matrix Reloaded

    by  • May 1, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: the Wachowski Brothers Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving Rated: R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality. Parental Notes: Although most of the violence here is comparatively bloodless, this film deserves its R rating and may be too intense for youngsters. Teens who liked the first “Matrix” film will...

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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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    by  • March 31, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Glen Morgan Starring: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermy, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs Rated: PG-13 Parental Notes: although probably too intense for youngsters or those with phobias around rats, “Willard” will doubtless be enjoyed by teens with a taste for the macabre.

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