• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    47 Ronin

    by  • December 30, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Carl Rinsch Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Jin Akanishi, Rinko Kikuchi, Min Tanaka Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements If you saw the trailers for “47 Ronin,” the Keanu Reeves vehicle helmed by Carl Rinsch (doing his first feature-length...

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    by  • December 16, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Peter Jackson continues his epic prequel trilogy with the new film “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” As in the previous installment, “An Unexpected Journey,” the story found in the book “The Hobbit” is used as a framework, and events alluded to but not described there are filled in using the author’s other works....

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    Thor: The Dark World

    by  • November 12, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (which is distinct from but resonates with the comics) finished its first phase with “The Avengers,” and phase two is on its way with “Iron Man 3” and now “Thor: The Dark World.” Marvel is crafting this franchise of films so that they all interlock with each other in various...

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    Last Vegas

    by  • November 4, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Movies about older people are becoming more and more common as a certain population segment finds themselves aging. “Last Vegas” is the latest of this genre, a blend of jokes about aging and mild introspection about how older people should live. Like others before it, it has a fabulous cast and some good dialog,...

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    The Wolverine

    by  • July 29, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko “Hal” Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language The last big time we saw Logan, aka The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), he was cradling the body of his...

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    RED 2

    by  • July 22, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Dean Parisot Starring: Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta Jones Rated: PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material The gang of agents marked Retired: Extremely Dangerous are back for another adventure in “RED 2,” helmed by director Dean...

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    Pacific Rim

    by  • July 16, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    “Pacific Rim” is one of those movies where the trailers don’t do it justice, but can still make it pretty obvious whether you want to see it or not. If the idea of Guillermo del Toro (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”) directing a movie in which enormous robots fight enormous alien sea monsters fills you with...

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    The Lone Ranger

    by  • July 8, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The Lone Ranger is an American icon from a time long past. He lived on the radio and on black and white TV sets in a time when cowboy sagas and problematic portrayals of Native Americans were a big part of popular culture. When Gore Verbinsky and the rest of his “Pirates of the...

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    World War Z

    by  • June 25, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Marc Forster Starring: Brad Pitt, Mirelle Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga Rated: PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images Every so often a film tries to be two or more things that seem incompatible. In some cases, this succeeds – but most of the time,...

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    Now You See Me

    by  • June 11, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The Four Horsement of "Now You See Me"

    If you like heist movies, sleight-of-hand magic, and snappy dialog, you are in for a treat: “Now You See Me” mixes elements of the traditional bank heist movie with the world of professional magic (both up-close street magic and big-stage Las Vegas magic). Add in some interesting conspiracy elements, a director who knows how...

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