• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG’

    Independence Day: Resurgence

    by  • June 27, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

      Directed by: Roland Emmerich Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Jeff Goldblum, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner Rated: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and destruction, and for some language 1996’s “Independence Day” didn’t set itself up for a sequel. It’s getting one anyway – but the returning cast and crew...

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    by  • June 2, 2015 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Brad Bird Starring: Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy Rated: PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language Remember when the future was hopeful? The original “Star Trek” series offered us a vision of a time when Americans and Russians could work together, where things...

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    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    by  • March 9, 2015 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: John Madden Starring: Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Shazad Latif, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle Rated: PG for some language and suggestive comments Back in 2011, moviegoers were introduced to Sonny (Dev Patel), the relentlessly optimistic Indian man with his heart set on making The Best...

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    Big Hero 6

    by  • November 24, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Don Hall, Chris Williams Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Daniel Henney, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell Rated: PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements. There are a couple of primary themes in “Big Hero 6,” Disney’s latest CGI kids’ adventure...

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    Oz the Great and Powerful

    by  • March 12, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    China Girl and Oz

    Making what is essentially a prequel to one of the most beloved films of all time is a risky business. “Oz, The Great and Powerful” gives us the story of how the titular wizard in “The Wizard of Oz” got to where he is when Dorothy meets him. It’s not a perfect film by...

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    Rise of the Guardians

    by  • November 27, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Kids movies that take the time and trouble to be enjoyable by and accessible to grownups have a special place in my heart, especially when they’re fairly smart and creatively designed. “Rise of the Guardians” falls into this camp, and I enjoyed the first hour and twenty minutes enough to forgive the last ten...

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    by  • October 9, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Back in 1984, Tim Burton produced a stop-motion short film entitled "Frankenweenie," in which a boy brings his dog back to life after the beloved pet is killed by a car. It's a charming piece, and available in the extra content on DVDs of "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Now, almost twenty years later, Burton...

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    by  • August 28, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Chris Butler, Sam Fell Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman Rated: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language Laika, the studio behind stop-motion hit “Coraline,” have done it again with “ParaNorman,” another tale of a child who doesn’t fit...

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    by  • July 2, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    It seems like just about every movie whose protagonist is a young woman has to have a love interest for her. In some cases (Disney, I'm looking at you), the young woman's entire adventure revolves entirely around getting her man. Not exactly inspiring for young girls who are more interested in adventures than in...

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