• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    Furious 6

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The latest outing in the “Fast & Furious” franchise is another romp packed full of fast cars, beautiful people, gunfights, fisticuffs, and explosions. If you’ve somehow missed out on the previous films, don’t worry: this is not a series built on complex character and plot development. If you’ve seen any team heist movies and/or...

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    Star Trek: Into Darkness

    by  • May 20, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pine in Star Trek: Into Darkness

    Directed by: J. J. Abrams Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Karl Urban Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence There’s a lot to like about the new Star Trek movie, “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” It has a great cast, incredible special effects, and...

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    Iron Man 3

    by  • May 7, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Iron Man is back, this time in his own movie – but in an unusual move for an action flick, the events of his previous film (the record-setting “The Avengers”) are not only mentioned but having negative consequences for his mental health. He doesn’t have time to sit around and deal with his issues,...

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    by  • December 18, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Fans of Middle-Earth, rejoice! A new movie is out, ready to take you to that land of Elves, Hobbits, and Dwarves. It’s also making use of the new high frame-rate technology available for 3D projection, so if you’re a film tech nerd, it’s doubly exciting. This isn’t a non-stop action thriller, of course; as...

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    Lincoln

    by  • November 19, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Abraham Lincoln is one of our most beloved presidents, and an incredibly complex figure. Steven Spielberg’s new film wisely focuses only on the last four months of the man’s life, and still has more than enough material to fill the film’s two and a half hours. This is a powerhouse of a movie, and...

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    Skyfall

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Daniel Craig stands near an Aston Martin in the Scottish Highlands.

    James Bond movies can be grouped both by actor and by tone. The most recent batch, the Daniel Craig Bond flicks, reflect Hollywood’s current love affair with the gritty and the flawed. “Skyfall,” the latest of these, gives us a Bond who can barely pass his field agent proficiency tests, whose hands shake when...

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    The Bourne Legacy

    by  • August 14, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Jason Bourne is familiar to folks who love movies about international intrigue, spies, and highly-trained assassins. Matt Damon brought us the amnesiac operative in three films, tracing Bourne's journey as he recovered from near-drowning, got some of his memory back, and confronted his creators at the CIA. "The Bourne Legacy" brings us a new...

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    Total Recall

    by  • August 7, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Let's get a few observations out of the way up front: no, there was no reason to remake the classic nineties cheesefest "Total Recall." Yes, the new film is technically a remake even though the entire setting and big-picture conflict are different. No, the new film isn't as terrible as I was expecting. Yes,...

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    by  • July 24, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy launched seven years ago with "Batman Begins," and now it wraps up with "The Dark Knight Rises." This is a solid conclusion for a film franchise that has been nominated for over 100 awards and earned the love of millions of fans. The final film doesn't reach the mind-blowing...

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