• Underworld

    by  • September 11, 2003

    Directed by: Len Wiseman Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy Rated: R for strong violence/gore and some language. Parental Notes: Although “Underworld” is neither as violent nor as gory as it could be, it is still likely too intense for preteens. Teenagers who like vampire and werewolf stories will...

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    The Medallion

    by  • September 1, 2003

    Directed by: Gordon Chan Starring: Jackie Chan, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands, Lee Evans Rated: PG-13 for action violence and some sexual humor. Parental Notes: The content of “The Medallion” is fine for preteens and above, provided they can endure the mediocre fight scenes and atrocious dialog and acting.

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    Passionada

    by  • August 18, 2003

    Directed by: Dan Ireland Starring: Jason Isaacs, Sofia Milos, Emmy Rossum, Lupe Ontiveros, Seymour Cassel, Theresa Russell Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 108 min. Parental Notes: Although this movie contains nothing objectionable for preteens beyond some passionate kissing and implied sexual activity, it may bore them with its sly humor and slow, thoughtful romance.

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    Freaky Friday

    by  • August 6, 2003

    Directed by: Mark S. Waters Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Chad Murray Rated: PG for mild thematic elements and some language. Running Time: 93 min. Parental Notes: This is a great film for all ages, especially for those who live with a teenager. The film’s message – that life...

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    Spy Kids 3d: Game Over

    by  • August 1, 2003

    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

    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

    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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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    by  • July 1, 2003

    Directed by: Gore Verbinski Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley Rated: PG-13 for action/adventure violence. Parental Notes: Although some youngsters may find the skeletal pirates too frightening, preteens and teens will doubtless love the swashbuckling excitement and teen heartthrob romance of this film.

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    The Italian Job

    by  • June 1, 2003

    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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