• Posts Tagged ‘Wonderful’

    The Hangover

    by  • June 8, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Tod Phillips Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham Rated: R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material. Parental Note: This is not a film for kids. It’s gleefully vulgar and packed with adults behaving badly.

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    Coraline

    by  • February 9, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written for the screen and directed by: Henry Selick Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Robert Bailey Jr., Ian McShane Rated: PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor. Parental Notes: This is essentially a horror movie for kids. Know your child’s limitations, there...

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    Gran Torino

    by  • January 12, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her Rated: R for language throughout, and some violence. Parental Notes: This is not a film aimed at children. Mature teens may enjoy it, but youngsters should stay home. The violence is not glorified and excessive, but it’s not comfortably cartoonish either.

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    Doubt

    by  • January 5, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written and Directed by: John Patrick Shanley Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams Rated: PG-13 for thematic material. Parental Notes: Although there’s nothing on screen that might be problematic for young viewers, the subject matter (doubts about whether a priest is assaulting schoolboys) and the overall style of the film are inappropriate...

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    Frost/Nixon

    by  • December 15, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Matthew McFayden, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon Rated: R for some language Parental Notes: Most youngsters will probably be bored by this talk-heavy film, though there’s little objectionable here — very little violence (some footage of American involvement in Vietnam and Cambodia) and even...

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    Changeling

    by  • November 10, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore Rated: R for some violent and disturbing content, and language. Parental Notes: This is a film aimed squarely at adults. There is some nastiness involving missing and murdered children which, while not graphic, renders the film unsuitable for youngsters — but...

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    Appaloosa

    by  • October 20, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Ed Harris Starring: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger Rated: R for some violence and language. Parental Notes: This is a very mild R, and I suspect it got that rating because of a sequence in which two naked people are seen from a distance, from behind, rather than because of a...

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    The Dark Knight

    by  • July 21, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhardt, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace. Parental Notes: This is a pretty hard PG-13 — I’d call it a borderline R. The makeup effects, psychotic characters, and thoroughly dark story make...

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    Iron Man

    by  • May 5, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Rated: PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content. Parental Notes: This is a fairly-rated PG-13 film. The action is intense but not gruesome and the sensuality is there but with less nudity than...

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