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» We enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for them or their children, according to their own criteria. Unlike the MPAA we do not assign an inscrutable rating based on age but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE & PROFANITY, on a scale of 0 to 10, and we explain in detail why a film rates high or low in a specific category; we also include instances of SUBSTANCE USE, a thorough list of DISCUSSION TOPICS that may elicit questions from children, and the MESSAGE the film conveys. Since our system is based on objective standards, not the viewer's age or the artistic merits of a film, we enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for their own children...

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Power Rangers - 2.5.4

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Based on the TV franchise: When five teenagers find glowing coins in a gold mine, they are imbued with superpowers and begin to understand that they now have the responsibility of saving the planet from an evil entity. With Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston and Bill Hader. Directed by Dean Israelite. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an alien language with English subtitles and a few are spoken in Chinese with English subtitles. [2:04 - PG-13]


Wilson - 6.4.10

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A lonely man's (Woody Harrelson) father dies and he is left with no family and no real friends. When he re-connects with his ex-wife, he learns that he has a teenage daughter and he tries to get to know her, with life-changing consequences. Also with Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara. Directed by Craig Johnson. [1:34 - R]


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The Belko Experiment - 2.10.10

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One day at a Bogota office, 80 employees led by three individuals (John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn and Adria Arjona) are forced into a social experiment: Trapped inside their high-rise, they are ordered by a voice over the intercom to murder two co-workers within 30 minutes or die themselves. Also with John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener and Michael Rooker. Directed by Greg McClean. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without translation. [1:28 - R]


Beauty and the Beast - 2.4.1

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Live action remake of the 1991 Disney animated feature: A small French village is home to a bookish, kind and unusual girl (Emma Watson) and her inventor father (Kevin Kline), who encounters a nobleman (Dan Stevens) that has been cursed to spend his life looking gruesome unless someone falls in love with him. Also with Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Hattie Morahan, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Directed by Bill Condon. [2:09 - PG]


T2 Trainspotting - 9.6.10

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Sequel to the 1996 black comedy about drugs: A man (Ewan McGregor) returns home to Scotland after 20 years abroad to reunite with old friends, whose lives have been challenging with addiction and money problems. Also with Robert Carlyle, Steven Robertson, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Shirley Henderson. Directed by Danny Boyle. [1:57 - R]


Land of Mine - 2.8.5

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Set in 1945 at the end of the German occupation of Denmark: A Danish Sergeant (Roland Møller) is tasked with leading a group of German POWs with finding and defusing mines buried along the Danish coast. The situation becomes more complicated since most of the POWs are teenage boys. Also with Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Laura Bro, Zoe Zandvliet, Mads Riisom, Oskar Bökelmann, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Leon Seidel, Karl Alexander Seidel, Maximilian Beck, August Carter and Tim Bülow. Directed by Martin Zandvliet. [1:40 - R]


Kong: Skull Island - 2.7.5

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Set in 1973 as the Vietnam War comes to a close: a group of scientists accompanied by a military security force travels to a never-before mapped island surrounded by electrical storms and magnetic interference. The giant animals they find when they arrive have them running for their lives. With Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. [2:00 - PG-13]


The Ottoman Lieutenant - 6.7.1

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In 1915 an American nurse (Hera Hilmar) travels to eastern Turkey to volunteer at a hospital. She falls in love with her escort (Michiel Huisman), a Turkish army officer, while a doctor at the hospital (Josh Hartnett) falls in love with her and WWI is soon upon them. Also with Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Affif Ben Badra, Paul Barrett and Jessica Turner. Directed by Joseph Ruben.


Before I Fall - 5.4.5

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After dying, a young woman (Zoey Deutch) relives her last day repeatedly. Not clear about what is happening, she eventually figures out what she must do to be freed from this unending loop. Also with Halston Sage, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, Erica Tremblay and Liv Hewson. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. [1:39 - PG-13]


The Shack - 1.5.1

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After his young daughter is murdered, a man (Sam Worthington) becomes depressed and questions his faith. A strange letter without postage arrives, urging him to return to the shack where the murder happened. He arrives at the shack and steps through a door to a supernatural realm. Also with Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Radha Mitchell, Aviv Alush, Sumire Matsubara and Alice Braga. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine. [2:12 - PG-13]


Logan - 5.8.10

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In 2029 the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is in exile, but finds a young girl (Dafne Keen) whose powers seem to match his. He must protect her, as well as his mentor (Patrick Stewart) from the nefarious plans of criminals from the X-Men's past. Also with Stephan Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Directed by James Mangold. Many lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without translation. [2:21 - R]


Table 19 - 5.2.5

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When a woman's (Anna Kendrick) boyfriend of 2 years (Wyatt Russell) breaks up with her, she is taken out of the bridal party of her oldest friend. Now she has to try to make the best of the situation, while seeing her ex with another woman and being seated with the undesirable invitees at table 19. Also with Stephen Merchant, Amanda Crew, Lisa Kudrow, Maria Thayer, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, June Squibb and Thomas Cocquerel. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz. [1:27 - PG-13]


Rock Dog - 1.3.1

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A Tibetan mastiff dog (voiced by Luke Wilson) goes against his father's (voiced by J.K. Simmons) wishes and travels to the big city to become a Rock 'N' Roll musician and meet a famous rocker (voiced by Eddie Izzard). Also with the voices of Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Damon and Sam Elliot. Directed by Ash Brannon. [1:20 - PG]


Collide - 5.6.5

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When his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) cannot afford an organ transplant in Germany, a man (Nicholas Hoult) plans a cocaine heist for cash, but runs afoul of an eccentric drug lord (Anthony Hopkins). Also with Marwan Kenzari and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Eran Creevy. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German with English subtitles. [1:39 - PG-13]


The Red Turtle - 3.3.0

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This animated adventure tells the story of a man marooned on an isolated island and how after a large red turtle transforms into a woman, they fall in love and start a family. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. There is no real dialogue in the film, only exclamations. [1:20 - PG]



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