• Movie Reviews and Features

    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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    by  • March 8, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Spike Jonze Starring: Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper Rated: Rated R for language, sexuality, some drug use and violent images. Parental Notes: This is a strange and at times violent film which younger teens will have difficulty understanding and young children will likely find too intense when they’re not utterly confused.

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

    Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano Rated: PG-13 for action/violence and some sensuality Parental Notes: This is a typical dark-comic-book movie, with a hefty dollop of bone-crunching sound effects and over-the-top violence. Teenagers with a taste for comics will probably adore...

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