• 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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    Paycheck

    by  • January 8, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: John Woo Starring: Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart, Paul Giamatti Rated: PG-13 for intense action violence and brief language Parental Notes: This is a solid sci-fi thriller, and may be too intense for youngsters. There are plenty of action sequences, and while not bloody they...

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    Big Fish

    by  • January 3, 2004

    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 parts of it too intense.

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    Something’s Gotta Give

    by  • December 21, 2003

    Written and Directed by: Nancy Meyers Starring: Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Amanda Peet, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and strong language Parental Notes: youngsters probably won’t get this movie, but it might be educational for teens to see that older people really do have feelings and can fall...

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    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    by  • December 7, 2003

    Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellan, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis, and a cast of thousands. Rated: Rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images. Parental Notes: Teens and preteens who enjoyed the previous films will definitely want to see this final installment. Many...

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    The Last Samurai

    by  • December 1, 2003

    Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Koyuki, Shin Koyamada, Scichinosuke Nakamura, Hiroyuki Sanada Rated: R for strong violence and battle sequences. Parental Notes: This is an intensely violent film at times, although not as gory as some slasher flicks. Both its intensity and its main themes make...

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    The Haunted Mansion

    by  • November 30, 2003

    Directed by: Rob Minkoff Starring: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Nathaniel Parker, Terrence Stamp Rated: PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language. Parental Notes: This is a fun spooky movie for kids. Very young children will likely find the spiders, animated skeletons, ghosts, and tastefully filmed suicides too frightening, but kids who love the...

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