• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    Surviving Christmas

    by  • October 25, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Mike Mitchell Starring: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Christina Applegate Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language and a brief Parental Notes: There are some mature themes and swearing here but nothing preteens can’t handle. Young kinds probably won’t understand the humor, but teenagers with a...

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    Mr. 3000

    by  • October 4, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by: Charles Stone III Starring: Bernie Mac, Angela Basset, Michael Rispoli, Brian J. White, Ian Anthony Dale Rated: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. Parental Notes: This is a good movie for teens and preteens, although some parents may find the good-natured swearing and mild sexuality...

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    Cellular

    by  • September 12, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post. Directed by: David R. Ellis Starring: Chris Evans, Kim Bassinger, Jason Statham, William H. Macy Rated: PG-13 for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references. Parental Notes: This is a fairly intense PG-13 film, and may be way to intense for preteens. Teens will doubtless enjoy the...

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    Hero

    by  • August 30, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Zhang Yimou Starring: Jet Li, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Rated: PG-13 for stylized martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality. Parental Notes: The violence in this movie is all heavily stylized and largely bloodless. This should be fine for preteens and up, although more mature...

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    The Village

    by  • August 2, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Review originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody Rated: PG-13 for a scene of violence and frightening situations. Parental Notes:

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    The Bourne Supremacy

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

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Paul Greengrass Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox Rated: PG-13, for violence and intense action, and brief language Parental Notes: Teens and preteens who enjoyed the first movie will doubtless like this one. It is almost certainly too intense for youngsters.

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    I, Robot

    by  • July 19, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Alex Proyas Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell Rated: PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity. Parental Notes: This is a PG-13 movie that deserves its rating – the violence, while stylized, is still violence. It’s not gruesome or lascivious by any means, but youngsters may...

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    Spider-Man 2

    by  • July 5, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Sam Raimi Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina Rated: PG-13 for stylized action violence. Parental Notes: Although youngsters may find much of the film too intense, preteens and teens will doubtless have a good time if they’re Spider-Man fans.

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    The Stepford Wives

    by  • June 21, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Frank Oz Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz. Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and language. Parental Notes: Much of the humor here will be over the heads of youngsters, but teens with an ear for...

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    The Chronicles of Riddick

    by  • June 14, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed and written by: David Twohy Starring: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language. Parental Notes: Although some sequences, such as a man burning to death in superheated air, will...

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