• Posts Tagged ‘Good’

    The Orphanage

    by  • January 7, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona Starring: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep Rated: R for some disturbing content. Parental Notes: This is not a child-friendly film, on several counts. For one, it’s subtitled. For another, it is very creepy, with the ghosts or corpses of dead children featuring prominently in many scenes, and one...

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    Ocean’s 13

    by  • June 18, 2007 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Casey Affleck, Ellen Barkin, Scott Caan, Vincent Cassel, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Elliott Gould, Eddie Izzard, Eddie Jemison, Bernie Mac, Al Pacino, David Paymer, Brad Pitt, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Julian Sands Rated: PG-13 for brief sensuality. Parental Notes: This is a fairly straightforward caper...

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    Stranger than Fiction

    by  • November 13, 2006 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Mark Forster Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman Rated: PG-13 for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity. Parental Notes: This is an interesting, thought-provoking film which teens and preteens may well find fascinating. It is a solid PG-13, which makes it unsuitable for youngsters.

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    Running with Scissors

    by  • October 30, 2006 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Adapted/Directed by: Ryan Murphy Starring: Annette Benning, Brian Cox, Joseph Cross, Joseph Fiennes, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Evan Rachel Wood, Jill Clayburgh Rated: R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse. Parental Notes: This isn’t a terribly strong R, but it does deserve the rating. It’s not graphic but the...

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    School for Scoundrels

    by  • October 2, 2006 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Todd Phillips Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso Rated: PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence. Parental Notes: This is a safe movie for teens and mature preteens, though offhand mentions of rape may make it inappropriate for some.

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