• 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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    The Village

    by  • August 2, 2004

    Review originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody Rated: PG-13 for a scene of violence and frightening situations. Parental Notes:

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    The Bourne Supremacy

    by  • July 26, 2004

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Paul Greengrass Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox Rated: PG-13, for violence and intense action, and brief language Parental Notes: Teens and preteens who enjoyed the first movie will doubtless like this one. It is almost certainly too intense for youngsters.

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    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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