• I, Robot

    by  • July 19, 2004

    Directed by: Alex Proyas Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell Rated: PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity. Parental Notes: This is a PG-13 movie that deserves its rating – the violence, while stylized, is still violence. It’s not gruesome or lascivious by any means, but youngsters may...

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    Fahrenheit 9/11

    by  • July 12, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by Michael Moore Rated: R for some violent and disturbing images, and for language.

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    Spider-Man 2

    by  • July 5, 2004

    Directed by: Sam Raimi Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina Rated: PG-13 for stylized action violence. Parental Notes: Although youngsters may find much of the film too intense, preteens and teens will doubtless have a good time if they’re Spider-Man fans.

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    Two Brothers

    by  • June 28, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Jean-Jaques Annaud Starring: Guy Pearce, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Freddie Highmore, Oanh Nguyen, Vincent Scarito Rated: PG for mild violence. Parental Notes: Although young children (and animal lovers) may find some scenes too heart wrenching to watch, this is a good film for anyone who enjoys tigers and...

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    The Stepford Wives

    by  • June 21, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Frank Oz Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz. Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and language. Parental Notes: Much of the humor here will be over the heads of youngsters, but teens with an ear for...

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    The Chronicles of Riddick

    by  • June 14, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed and written by: David Twohy Starring: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language. Parental Notes: Although some sequences, such as a man burning to death in superheated air, will...

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    by  • June 7, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis Rated: PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language. Parental Notes: although particularly young children will find some of the sequences far too intense, older children and preteens will doubtless...

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    The Day After Tomorrow

    by  • May 31, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Roland Emmerich Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Ian Holm Rated: PG-13 for intense situations of peril. Parental Notes: Although some of the perilous situations may be a bit much for youngsters, this isn’t a particularly gruesome movie. There are shots...

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    Troy

    by  • May 24, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O’Toole Rated: R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity. Parental Notes: This is not a movie for little kids – in spite of the comparative lack of disgusting gore, there are still...

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    VanHelsing

    by  • May 17, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Steven Sommers Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Kevin J. O’Connor Rated: Rated PG-13 for nonstop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality. Parental Notes: Although the monster action is indeed nonstop, this is an innocuous movie for teens...

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