• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    Dracula Untold

    by  • October 13, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Vampires are nothing new. Dracula in particular is nothing new. “Dracula Untold” gives us an entire film of what we saw only briefly in Francis Ford Coppala’s version of the famed vampire’s life: the (rather brief) mortal life of Prince Vlad III – the national hero who saved his people and became a monster....

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    by  • August 12, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan Michael Rooker, Glenn Close Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language Marvel Studios has been bringing out big, fun superhero movies for several years now, and they’ve reached...

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    Godzilla

    by  • May 19, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Gareth Edwards Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence The only questions that really matter when grading a giant-monster movie are: are the monsters awesome? Are they on screen enough? For both, the new “Godzilla”...

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    by  • May 6, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Ealasaid A. Haas Directed by: Mark Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field Rated: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence Superhero movies are big these days, but a small group of filmmakers are discarding the fundamental characteristics that make these heroes who they are in the comics and re-designing...

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    Non-Stop

    by  • March 4, 2014 • Uncategorized

    The pre-Oscar season of dull movies studios don’t expect to succeed is finally easing a bit. “Non-Stop” is a film that’s almost summer-action-thriller-esque. It isn’t particularly ground-breaking, but succeeds in its aim to entertain, at least it does if you aren’t expecting it to be a thrilling summer roller-coaster ride of a flick.

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    I, Frankenstein

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Stuart Beattie Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Straohvski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout Some movies, you can tell whether you want to see them or not by the previews alone. “I, Frankenstein” is most assuredly one of those films. It has...

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    Grudge Match

    by  • January 7, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Peter Segal Starring: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Bassinger, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, LL Cool J, Alan Arkin Rated: PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language As the baby boomers age, both indie movies and Hollywood studios have started paying attention, creating out more projects about older characters, often...

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    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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