• Posts Tagged ‘Rated R’

    Kung Fu Hustle

    by  • April 24, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written and directed by: Stephen Chow Starring: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Kwok Kuen Chan Rated: R for sequences of strong stylized action and violence. Parental Notes: This is an insanely violent film, but the violence is largely the cartoonish, light-hearted violence of Saturday morning cartoons. Some gangster violence early in the film...

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    The Amityville Horror

    by  • April 18, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Andrew Douglas Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloe Moretz, Philip Baker Hall Rated: R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use Parental Notes: Although this film isn’t as viscerally disgusting as many modern horror films, it does include a number of disturbing images and has...

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    Sin City

    by  • April 3, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, with “Guest Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, and plenty of others. Rated: R for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue Parental Notes: The only reason this film is rated R and not NC-17 is because the...

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    Hide and Seek

    by  • January 31, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Starring: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue Directed by: John Polson Rated: R for frightening sequences and violence. Parental Notes: This is not a movie for youngsters, though teens who like to be scared might enjoy it. There is not a lot of graphic violence, but we do see a number...

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    Alexander

    by  • November 29, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Oliver Stone Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto. Rated: R for violence and some sexuality/nudity Parental Notes: With plenty of violence and two near-rapes, his is not a movie for youngsters or preteens, although mature teens may like its interesting portrait of the conqueror.

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    Sideways

    by  • November 1, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    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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    Shaun of the Dead

    by  • September 27, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    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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    THX-1138: The Director’s Cut

    by  • September 6, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    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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