• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG-13’

    The Woman in Black

    by  • February 7, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Hammer Productions was synonymous with horror movies once upon a time. The brought us "The Horror of Dracula," "Twins of Terror," "The Devil Rides Out," and scores of others. They've made a comeback in recent years, bringing us "Let Me In," "Wake Wood," and "The Resident." Now, with "The Woman in Black," they bring...

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    One for the Money

    by  • January 30, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    "One for the Money" seemes to be getting treated like a red-headed stepchild by its production companies -- preview screenings for critics were delayed or simply not held, and although it's a light-hearted action comedy, it's being released in the no-man's-land cinematic tundra of late January. It's a shame, because this charming little film...

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    In Time

    by  • November 1, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

    Written and Directed by: Andrew Niccol Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy Rated: PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and strong language "In Time" begins with one of the more honest voiceovers I’ve heard: our hero tells us he doesn’t have time to explain the science behind the foundation of his world, so he’ll...

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    The Three Musketeers

    by  • October 24, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Milla Jovovich, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson, Logan Lerman, Christoph Waltz Rated: PG-13 for sequences of adventure action violence It seems to be a requirement for Hollywood to make a film based on “The Three Musketeers” at least once every twenty years, preferably saturated with whatever is currently in vogue....

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    Real Steel

    by  • October 11, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Shawn Levy Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangelie Lilly, Kevin Durand Rated: PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language Disney has many strengths, and “Real Steel” plays to two of them: telling heartwarming tales about underdogs and offering sweet stories about kids and parents bonding. The latter sometimes spills over into laughably twee...

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    Moneyball

    by  • September 27, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Bennett Miller Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop Rated: PG-13 for some strong language A movie about the pioneering use of cost-benefit analysis in baseball shouldn't be exciting, but somehow, "Moneyball" is. It traces the efforts of general manager Billy Beane to turn around the failing Oakland...

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    Warrior

    by  • September 13, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Gavin O’Connor Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material. Films in which boxing or other forms of physical violence stand in for verbal communication between men are hardly new, but "Warrior" sets its conversation-with-fists in the Mixed Martial...

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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    by  • August 7, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Rupert Wyatt Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, Tom Felton Rated: PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language. Prequels are by definition at something of an advantage -- knowing even the basic plot of the stories that take place after them means that you have at least...

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    Cowboys & Aliens

    by  • August 1, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference. Westerns and alien invasion flicks both have their cliches, and the idea of mashing the two together is a clever one -- that kind of genre...

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    Captain America

    by  • July 25, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    It's still summer, and "Captain America" is a summer superhero movie if there ever was one. It takes us to a 1940s America where the little guy can achieve beyond his wildest dreams, and where good people can destroy evil with tenacity, luck, and a strong jawline.

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