• Sideways

    by  • November 1, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Alexander Payne Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh Rated: R for language, some strong sexual content and nudity. Parental Notes: “Sideways” has some brief but fairly graphic sex in it and youngsters probably won’t enjoy the film anyway. Teenagers may enjoy it...

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    Surviving Christmas

    by  • October 25, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Mike Mitchell Starring: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Christina Applegate Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language and a brief Parental Notes: There are some mature themes and swearing here but nothing preteens can’t handle. Young kinds probably won’t understand the humor, but teenagers with a...

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    Mr. 3000

    by  • October 4, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by: Charles Stone III Starring: Bernie Mac, Angela Basset, Michael Rispoli, Brian J. White, Ian Anthony Dale Rated: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. Parental Notes: This is a good movie for teens and preteens, although some parents may find the good-natured swearing and mild sexuality...

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    Shaun of the Dead

    by  • September 27, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy Rated: R for zombie violence/gore and language. Parental Notes: There is a lot of gore in this, some of it quite disturbing. Provided your teen can handle blood and guts and...

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    Cellular

    by  • September 12, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by: David R. Ellis Starring: Chris Evans, Kim Bassinger, Jason Statham, William H. Macy Rated: PG-13 for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references. Parental Notes: This is a fairly intense PG-13 film, and may be way to intense for preteens. Teens will doubtless enjoy the...

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    THX-1138: The Director’s Cut

    by  • September 6, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: George Lucas Starring: Robert Duvall, Maggie McOmie, Donald Pleasance, Don Pedro Colley Rated: R for some sexuality/nudity Parental Notes: This dreamlike film is probably too odd for most preteens and it contains sexual material which while not terribly explicit may be considered inappropriate for youngsters.

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    Hero

    by  • August 30, 2004

    Directed by: Zhang Yimou Starring: Jet Li, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Rated: PG-13 for stylized martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality. Parental Notes: The violence in this movie is all heavily stylized and largely bloodless. This should be fine for preteens and up, although more mature...

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    Exorcist: The Beginning

    by  • August 23, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by: Renny Harlin Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Izabella Scorupco, James D’Arcy Rated: R for strong violence and gore, disturbing images and rituals, and for language including some sexual dialogue. Parental Notes: This movie is rated R, but could be NC-17 for some pf the material shown. Numerous violent...

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    Collateral

    by  • August 9, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Michael Mann Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith Rated: R for violence and language. Parental Notes: This film is rated

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