• Posts Tagged ‘Rated R’

    Orphan

    by  • July 27, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sars gaard, Aryana Engineer, Jimmy Bennett Rated: R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality, and language. Parental Notes: This is not a suitable film for children or most preteens. There’s plenty of graphic violence and some very effective terror-inducing sequences, not to mention moderately...

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    Surveillance

    by  • July 13, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jennifer Lynch Written by: Jennifer Lynch and Kent Harper Starring: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Ryan Simpkins, Kent Harper Rated: R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and a scene of aberrant sexuality. Parental Notes: The MPAA’s rating notes are accurate. This is not a film for kids....

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    Public Enemies

    by  • July 6, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Michael Mann Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Stephen Dorff, Jason Clarke, Billy Crudup Rated: R for gangster violence and some language. Parental Notes: Between the violence (which is graphic) and the rambling plotline, this is not a kid-friendly film.

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    The Taking of Pelham 123

    by  • June 22, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, James Gandolfini Rated: R for violence and pervasive language. Parental Notes: There’s lots of swearing here, and a fair bit of violence. Not suitable for youngsters, but fine for teens and mature preteens, provided the language isn’t a problem for you.

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    Crank: High Voltage

    by  • April 20, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written and Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam, Efren Ramirez, Art Hsu Rated: R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language. Parental Notes: To say this film is not appropriate for children is an understatement. Teens will likely...

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    Crossing Over

    by  • March 25, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Wayne Kramer Starring: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liota, Cliff Curtis, Summer Bishil, Alice Braga Rated: R for pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity. Parental Notes: This is not a film for children — the violence is sparse but graphic, and the underlying themes are aimed at adults.

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    Watchmen

    by  • March 9, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Zack Snyder Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino Rated: R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language. Parental Notes: This is not a suitable movie for youngsters. This is a strong R rating and the plot is a very grim...

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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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    Defiance

    by  • January 19, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed By: Edward Zwick Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Jodhi May Rated: R for violence and language. Parental Notes: The violence here is not romanticized or glorified, it is simply there, and given that this is a film about World War II, there is plenty of it. There’s also a...

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    Gran Torino

    by  • January 12, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her Rated: R for language throughout, and some violence. Parental Notes: This is not a film aimed at children. Mature teens may enjoy it, but youngsters should stay home. The violence is not glorified and excessive, but it’s not comfortably cartoonish either.

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