• Envy

    by  • May 10, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Barry Levinson Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler, Christopher Walken Rated: PG-13 for language and sexual/crude humor. Parental Notes: Teens will probably find this somewhat over-the-top tale of the infamous emotion and its effects amusing. It’s a bit raunchy for younger kids, but...

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    Laws of Attraction

    by  • May 3, 2004

    Originally Published In: The Milpitas Post Directed by: Peter Howitt Starring: Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and language. Parental Notes: This light romantic comedy is fine for teens but will probably bore youngsters.

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    Man On Fire

    by  • April 26, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken Rated: R for language and strong violence. Parental notes: This film is full of very strong, on-screen violence. The first half of the film is thoughtful and very well done but the second...

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    Connie and Carla

    by  • April 19, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Michael Lembeck Starring: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual humor and drug references. Parental Notes: Parents who aren’t worried about the subject matter (drag queens and mobsters) will find nothing to object to in this sweet, fluffy comedy.

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    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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