• Gangs of New York

    by  • December 10, 2002

    Directed by: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent Rated: R Parental Notes: Suitable for mature teens only due to violent content and mature themes.

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    by  • November 21, 2002

    Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan, John Rhys-Davies, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, Bernard Hill, Andy Serkis, David Wenham, Brad Dourif Directed by: Peter Jackson Rated: PG-13 Parental Notes: Although the violence in “The Two Towers” is not particularly graphic, it is too intense for young...

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    Die Another Day

    by  • November 14, 2002

    Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Rosamund Pike Directed By: Lee Tamahori Rated: PG-13 for action violence and sexuality. Parental Notes: This film is probably too intense for younger teens, but will no doubt be popular with older kids.

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    by  • November 1, 2002

    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Kenneth Brannagh, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris Directed by: Chris Columbus Rated: PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language. Parental Notes: There are several scenes which may be too intense for young children, including one which involves hundreds of giant spiders. However, children who are...

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    The Transporter

    by  • October 28, 2002

    Starring: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze Directed by: Corey Yuen Rated: PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality. Parental Notes: Although “The Transporter” is a fairly bloodless film, it is quite violent. Younger teens may find it too intense but older ones will probably love it.

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    Knockaround Guys

    by  • October 14, 2002

    Starring: Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Andrew Davoli, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Tom Noonan Directed by: Brian Koppelman and David Levien Rated: R for violence, language and some drug use. Parental Notes: “Knockaround Guys” may look like a comedy from the trailers but it has a number of intense sequences inappropriate for younger...

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    Red Dragon

    by  • October 1, 2002

    Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Emily Watson, Harvey Keitel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins Directed by: Brett Ratner Rated: R for violence, grisly images, language, some nudity and sexuality Parental Notes: Older teens who liked the other films in the series will enjoy “Red Dragon” but younger teens may find the suspense and violence...

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    by  • September 30, 2002

    Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader Directed by: Steven Shainberg Rated: R for strong sexuality, some nudity, depiction of behavioral disorders, and language. Parental Notes: “Secretary” is not appropriate for younger teens but may provide an opportunity for parents and older teenagers to discuss alternate lifestyles.

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    The Banger Sisters

    by  • September 28, 2002

    Starring: Susan Sarandon, Goldie Hawn, Geoffrey Rush Directed by: Bob Dolman Rated: R for language, sexual content and some drug use. Parental Notes: the content of this film is probably inappropriate for younger teens, but older teenagers, particularly girls, will doubtless get a kick out of the idea that women their Mom’s age can...

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    City by the Sea

    by  • September 20, 2002

    Starring: Robert DeNiro, James Franco, Frances McDormand, Eliza Dushku Rated: R for language, drug use and some violence. Parental Notes: The violence and drug use in this film are brief but powerful, and the overall tone of faint hope in the midst of despair may make it too intense for younger teens.

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