• Posts Tagged ‘Rated R’

    Exorcist: The Beginning

    by  • August 23, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    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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    Troy

    by  • May 24, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O’Toole Rated: R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity. Parental Notes: This is not a movie for little kids – in spite of the comparative lack of disgusting gore, there are still...

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    Man On Fire

    by  • April 26, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken Rated: R for language and strong violence. Parental notes: This film is full of very strong, on-screen violence. The first half of the film is thoughtful and very well done but the second...

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    The Butterfly Effect

    by  • January 22, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post.Written and Directed by: Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz Rated: R for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug use. Parental Notes: This is an intense and often very disturbing film with images of child and...

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    The Last Samurai

    by  • December 1, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Koyuki, Shin Koyamada, Scichinosuke Nakamura, Hiroyuki Sanada Rated: R for strong violence and battle sequences. Parental Notes: This is an intensely violent film at times, although not as gory as some slasher flicks. Both its intensity and its main themes make...

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    The Matrix Revolutions

    by  • November 15, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Larry and Andy Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Lawrence Fishbourne, Collin Chou, Nona Gaye, Nathaniel Lees Rated: R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content Parental Notes: Like the other films in the trilogy, this includes a great deal of violence, both unrealistic and visceral. Youngsters will find it...

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    Love Actually

    by  • November 11, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Richard Curtis Starring: Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Laura Linney, Thomas Sangster, Alan Rickman Rated: R for sexuality, nudity and language. Parental Notes: This is a sweet and charming film, but not one free of sorrow. Teens and mature preteens with a taste...

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    Kill Bill, Vol. 1

    by  • October 30, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Sonny Chiba Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content. Parental notes: Hyper-violent, full of distressing images, and barrels of gore, this is not a movie for the weak-stomached and definitely too intense for younger...

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