• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    Bulletproof Monk

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

    Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott, Jamie King Directed by: Paul Hunter Rated: PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content. Parental Notes: “Bulletproof Monk” is a fairly harmless action flick, with over-the-top fight sequences. Teens and preteens who don’t mind how cheesy it is will enjoy it.

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    Willard

    by  • March 31, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Glen Morgan Starring: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermy, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs Rated: PG-13 Parental Notes: although probably too intense for youngsters or those with phobias around rats, “Willard” will doubtless be enjoyed by teens with a taste for the macabre.

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    Daredevil

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

    Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano Rated: PG-13 for action/violence and some sensuality Parental Notes: This is a typical dark-comic-book movie, with a hefty dollop of bone-crunching sound effects and over-the-top violence. Teenagers with a taste for comics will probably adore...

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    by  • November 21, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan, John Rhys-Davies, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, Bernard Hill, Andy Serkis, David Wenham, Brad Dourif Directed by: Peter Jackson Rated: PG-13 Parental Notes: Although the violence in “The Two Towers” is not particularly graphic, it is too intense for young...

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    Die Another Day

    by  • November 14, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Rosamund Pike Directed By: Lee Tamahori Rated: PG-13 for action violence and sexuality. Parental Notes: This film is probably too intense for younger teens, but will no doubt be popular with older kids.

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    The Transporter

    by  • October 28, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Starring: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze Directed by: Corey Yuen Rated: PG-13 for violent sequences and some sensuality. Parental Notes: Although “The Transporter” is a fairly bloodless film, it is quite violent. Younger teens may find it too intense but older ones will probably love it.

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    Simone

    by  • September 15, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Andrew Niccol Starring: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Jason Schwartzman Rated: PG-13 for some sensuality Parental Notes: “Simone” is a film that will probably go over the heads of youngsters, but older teens may appreciate its mockery of the Hollywood machine.

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    Signs

    by  • August 15, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin, Rory Culkin, Cherry Jones Rated: PG-13 for some frightening moments Parental Notes: “Signs” is aimed at the adult crowd, and more mature teens may enjoy it. Youngsters will likely find it alternately dull and terrifying, as some of the more suspenseful scenes...

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    Eight Legged Freaks

    by  • July 21, 2002 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Ellory Elkayem Starring: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johannson, Leon Rippy Rated: PG-13, for sci-fi violence, brief sexuality and language. Parental Notes: There’s not much here to distress parents of older preteens and teenagers. Some sequences may be frightening to small children, but the violence is mostly cartoonish rather than...

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