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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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No Escape - 4.8.6

A man (Owen Wilson) takes his wife (Lake Bell) and two young daughters (Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare) overseas, where he thinks that his company is helping to provide clean drinking water to the denizens. Shortly after they arrive he realizes that the local people don't see their presence as positive and they must flee for their lives. Also with Pierce Brosnan, Thanawut Kasro, Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak and Sahajak Boonthanakit. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in a foreign language with no subtitles and a couple are in French and are translated into English. [1:43 - R]
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We Are Your Friends - 7.5.10

An ambitious promoter and DJ (Zac Efron) plans to amass fame and wealth by stepping up his game to spin discs in Hollywood. However, he creates only mediocre mashup tracks and a more experienced but burned-out DJ (Wes Bentley) offers to help. The younger man becomes distracted as he falls for his mentor's girlfriend (Emily Ratajowski) and puts his future at risk. Also with Alex Shaffer, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston and John Bernthal. Directed by Max Joseph. [1.36 - R]
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Mistress America - 5.3.7

A college freshman (Lola Kirke) is disappointed with her life in a dorm. She tackles the doldrums by hanging out with her irrepressible older stepsister, a hard core New Yorker (Greta Gerwig) who lives in Times Square and manufactures misadventures for the pair. Also with Heather Lind, Cindy Cheung and Matthew Shear. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:24 - R]
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Irrational Man - 6.5.5

A philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix) struggles to cure his job burnout with a move to a small Northeastern college. When he chooses to become involved with a student (Emma Stone) instead of an unhappily married professor (Parker Posey) who is pursuing him, he feels renewed. Also with Jamie Blackley. Directed by Woody Allen. [1:35 - R]
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Agent 47 - 2.7.5

In this sequel, a woman (Hannah Ware) with heightened senses searches for a man who will not leave her thoughts and dreams. She confronts two genetically enhanced secret agents (Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto) who alternately threaten and protect her, and she learns family secrets that lead to more questions. Also with Ciarin Hinds, Angelababy and Thomas Kretschmann. Directed by Aleksander Bach. [1:36 - R]
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American Ultra - 3.8.10

A West Virginia slacker's (Jesse Eisenberg) life consists of smoking marijuana, slouching through his convenience store job, and writing a comic book about an ape superhero. Buried in his subconscious is the fact that he is a lethal sleeper agent for the CIA and when he's scheduled to be eliminated one of its project leaders activates his fighting skills with a hypnotic phrase. He becomes a weapon, but also discovers a secret about his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart). Also with Topher Grace, Connie Britton. Walton Groggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Tony Hale. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. The film contains several lines of dialogue in Chinese with English subtitles. [1:35 - R]
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Sinister 2 - 2.8.5

Running from an abusive ex-husband (Lea Coco), a mother (Shannyn Sossamon) moves her 9-year-old twin boys to an old country farmhouse. Strange things occur in the house and the abandoned church next door, the ex-husband shows up to claim the twins, and an evil entity influences the children to murder while filming their actions as "kill art." Also with Nicholas King, James Ransone, Robert Daniel, Dartanian Sloan, Robert Daniel Sloan, Tate Ellington and John Beasley. Directed by Ciaran Foy. [1:37 - R]
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - 4.6.3

Based on the eponymous TV series from the 1960s: A CIA agent (Henry Cavill) and a KGB operative (Armie Hammer) find themselves working together to track down an organization bent on developing nuclear weapons. Also with Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Hugh Grant and Jared Harris. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Some dialogue is in German, Italian and Russian with English subtitles. [1:56 - PG-13]
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Straight Outta Compton - 8.6.10

The story of the rise of rap group N.W.A.: In 1988 the new group revolutionized music and pop culture with its first studio album, "Straight Outta Compton," which addressed life in South Los Angeles and especially police harassment of African-Americans. With O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, R. Marcus Taylor, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr. and Paul Giomatti. Directed by F. Gary Gray. [2:27 - R]
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Ricki and the Flash - 4.3.4

A long time ago an aging rock star (Meryl Streep) left her husband (Kevin Kline) and daughter (Mamie Gunner) to follow her singing dreams. Returning home in guilt, she faces questions, heartbreak and anger from her grown daughter, her two sons and her ex-husband's new wife. Also with Rick Springfield, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Nick Westrate, Hailey Gates, Ben Platt, Charlotte Rae, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale and Bernie Worrell. Directed by Jonathan Demme. [1:42 - PG-13]
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Fantastic Four - 1.6.4

While testing a teleportation device four colleagues find themselves in another dimension only to return with special abilities that they struggle to control. They must also each decide how to put these new powers to good use. With Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Josh Trank. [1:40 - PG-13]
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The Gift - 5.5.6

The lives of a couple (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) are disrupted by the arrival of one of the husband's high school buddies (Joel Edgerton). The peculiar friend begins showing up unannounced at their home and leaving lavish gifts for them. Also with Allison Tolman, Busy Philipps, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, PJ Byrne, Wendell Pierce and David Denman. Directed by Joel Edgerton. [1:48 - R]
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Cop Car - 0.6.6

Two 10-year-old boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) running away from home stumble upon an unattended sheriff's cruiser and decide to take it for a ride. They quickly realize that it was a mistake. Also with Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim. Directed by Jon Watts. [1:26 - R]
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - 1.3.0

A precocious sheep decides he wants to take the day off from the farm and in trying to make that possible sets off a series of events that may change the farm forever if he and his friends can't get everyone back where they belong. Also with Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour, Tim Hands, Andy Nyman, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate and Jack Paulson. Directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak. [1:25 - PG]
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - 3.6.4

In this fifth installment the IMF leader (Tom Cruise) attempts to convince a pompous CIA chief (Alec Baldwin) that an organization called "the Syndicate" is a real and present danger. However, the CIA shuts down IMF, and its leader organizes his team (Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg) to bring down the Syndicate and capture its members. Also with Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Zhang Jingchu, Jens Hultén, Tom Hollander and America Olivo. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Dialogue contains several German lines with and without English subtitles.[(2:11 - PG-13]
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Vacation - 7.6.9

In this sequel a new generation of Griswolds (Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) take a vacation to iconic Walley World and fall into a series of misadventures on the way. Also with Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. [1:39 - R]
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Southpaw - 5.7.10

A champion boxer (Jake Gyllenhaal) feels torn as his wife (Rachel McAdams) begs him to quit his high-income sport and spend more time with their daughter (Oona Laurence). After a tragic event, child protective agents take away his daughter when he turns to substance abuse. Seeking a comeback, he returns to boxing with the help of a former pro trainer (Forest Whitaker) who now works with underprivileged kids. Also with Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, and 50 Cent. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. [2:03 - R]
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Mr. Holmes - 1.3.1

In 1947 a retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is disturbed by his recent trip to Japan in search of anti-aging potions. Returning to Sussex with determination, he focuses on a 35-year old unsolved case. He does not remember all the facts, but he does retain the knack for solving crimes. Also with Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Patrick Kennedy, Hattie Morahan and Hiroyuki Sanada. Directed by Bill Condon. [1:45 - PG]
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