• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    Paycheck

    by  • January 8, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: John Woo Starring: Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart, Paul Giamatti Rated: PG-13 for intense action violence and brief language Parental Notes: This is a solid sci-fi thriller, and may be too intense for youngsters. There are plenty of action sequences, and while not bloody they...

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    Big Fish

    by  • January 3, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard Rated: PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference. Parental Notes: This is a good film for almost any age, although young children may find parts of it too intense.

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    Something’s Gotta Give

    by  • December 21, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written and Directed by: Nancy Meyers Starring: Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Amanda Peet, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and strong language Parental Notes: youngsters probably won’t get this movie, but it might be educational for teens to see that older people really do have feelings and can fall...

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    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    by  • December 7, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellan, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis, and a cast of thousands. Rated: Rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images. Parental Notes: Teens and preteens who enjoyed the previous films will definitely want to see this final installment. Many...

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    Runaway Jury

    by  • November 2, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Gary Fleder Starring: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman Rated: PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements. Parental Notes: This is a standard Grisham thriller, appropriate for all teens and mature pre-teens. The violence is not particularly gory but youngsters may find it a bit intense.

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    School of Rock

    by  • October 21, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Richard Linklater Starring: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey Gaydos, Kevin Clark. Rated: PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references. Parental Notes: As other reviewers have noted, this movie does not deserve a PG-13 rating. There is some rude humor and drug references, but this is a movie kids will...

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    Duplex

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

    Directed by: Danny DeVito Starring: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Wisdom Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language and some violence. Parental Notes: Plenty of slapstick comedy and some dark themes, but little objectionable material for teens or mature preteens.

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    The Medallion

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

    Directed by: Gordon Chan Starring: Jackie Chan, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands, Lee Evans Rated: PG-13 for action violence and some sexual humor. Parental Notes: The content of “The Medallion” is fine for preteens and above, provided they can endure the mediocre fight scenes and atrocious dialog and acting.

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    Passionada

    by  • August 18, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Dan Ireland Starring: Jason Isaacs, Sofia Milos, Emmy Rossum, Lupe Ontiveros, Seymour Cassel, Theresa Russell Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 108 min. Parental Notes: Although this movie contains nothing objectionable for preteens beyond some passionate kissing and implied sexual activity, it may bore them with its sly humor and slow, thoughtful romance.

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