• Posts Tagged ‘Mediocrity at its Finest’

    Priest

    by  • May 23, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Scott Charles Stewart Starring: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.

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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    by  • February 2, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Patrick Tatopoulos Starring: Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux Rated: R for bloody violence and some sexuality. Parental Notes: This is not a kids movie. There’s plenty of violence and gore, including graphic scenes of people being beaten with a metal-tipped whip and being cut open with swords.

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    Twilight

    by  • November 23, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke Starring: Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart, Billy Burke Rated: PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality. Parental Notes: The scene of sensuality is pretty mild, it’s a makeout session cut off by Edward’s fear he is about to lose control and bite Bella. The violence is brief and not...

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    Righteous Kill

    by  • September 29, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jon Avnet Starring: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg Rated: R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use. Parental Notes: This is a pretty solid R rating. Not for youngsters, though teens and mature preteens may be fine.

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    You Don’t Mess With the Zohan

    by  • June 8, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Dennis Dugan Starring: Adam Sandler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rob Schneider, John Turturro Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity. Parental Notes: There’s little in the way of graphic nudity or violence here, the entire movie is very cartoonish. It is, however, very, very vulgar.

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    Speed Racer

    by  • May 19, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Larry and Andy Wachowski Starring: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon Rated: PG for sequences of action, some violence and language. Parental Notes: This is a movie aimed squarely at kids. The racing scenes may be a bit intense for very young kids, but kids old enough to watch Saturday...

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    21

    by  • April 3, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Robert Luketic Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Laurence Fishbourne Rated: PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity. Parental Notes: This is a solid PG-13 film. There’s some beating of card sharks by Vegas security goons and a sex scene, but neither is as...

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    The Bank Job

    by  • March 24, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Roger Donaldson Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Richard Lintern Rated: R Parental Notes: This is not a kids movie (plenty of nudity/sensuality and a bit of violence and kinkiness for good measure) though teens may enjoy it.

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    Untraceable

    by  • January 28, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Gregory Hoblit Starring: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross Rated: R for grisly violence and torture, and some language. Parental Notes: The R rating is well-deserved. The deaths in this film are protracted and gruesome, making the film not for impressionable youngsters.

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