• Walking Tall

    by  • April 12, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Kevin Bray Starring: The Rock, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, John Beasley, Barbara Tarbuck, Kristen Wilson Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language Parental Notes: This is a hard PG-13, much closer to an R. Teens will probably like it but...

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    Hellboy

    by  • April 5, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt, Doug Jones Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and frightening images. Parental Notes: There’s plenty of violence here, but it’s comic-book style and mostly harmless for the teen and mature preteen set.

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    Starsky and Hutch

    by  • March 29, 2004

    Directed by: Todd Phillips Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Snoop Dog Rated: PG-13 for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence. Parental Notes: most of the film is innocuous, and although teens may not get all the 70s references, they’ll probably find it amusing.

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    Against the Ropes

    by  • February 12, 2004

    Directed by: Charles Dutton Starring: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles Dutton, Tony Shalhoub, Joe Cortese, Kerry Washington Rated: PG-13 for crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material. Parental Notes: Although the boxing sequences in this picture may be a bit intense for some youngsters, this film should be fine for most preteens....

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    The Perfect Score

    by  • February 2, 2004

    Directed by: Brian Robbins Starring: Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam Rated: PG-13 (for language, sexual content, and some drug references) Parental Notes: Although some parents may worry about the central premise of the film – stealing the answers to the SAT – this is an innocuous teen...

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    The Butterfly Effect

    by  • January 22, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post.Written and Directed by: Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz Rated: R for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug use. Parental Notes: This is an intense and often very disturbing film with images of child and...

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    The Perfect Score

    by  • January 19, 2004

    Directed by: Brian Robbins Starring: Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam Rated: PG-13 (for language, sexual content, and some drug references) Parental Notes: Although some parents may worry about the central premise of the film – stealing the answers to the SAT – this is an innocuous teen...

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    Along Came Polly

    by  • January 16, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: John Hamburg Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references. Parental Notes: There’s plenty of toilet humor here, but not much else objectionable for the preteen or teen set.

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    Big Fish

    by  • January 11, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard Rated: PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference. Parental Notes: This is a good film for almost any age, although young children may find...

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    Along Came Polly

    by  • January 9, 2004

    Directed by: John Hamburg Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references. Parental Notes: There’s plenty of toilet humor here, but not much else objectionable for the preteen or teen set.

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