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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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - 2.3.1

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A road trip to visit grandma on her 90th birthday does not prove popular with all family members, especially since all electronic devices are confiscated by the mom (Alicia Silverstone) in an attempt to spend a little time unplugged. Several mishaps and complications ensue. Also with Jason Drucker, , Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Dylan Walters and Wyatt Walters. Directed by David Bowers. A couple of lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:31 - PG]


Alien: Covenant - 5.9.8

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In this second prequel, a team of spacefaring married couples discovers the lethal alien species on an Earth-like planet. With the help of two androids (Michael Fassbender), the team leader (Katherine Waterston) pursues a battle against the creatures and also discovers a saboteur. Also with Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Damian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jesse Smollett and Callie Hernandez. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:03 - R]


Everything, Everything - 5.3.3

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A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) has spent her whole life in her home and away from anything that could make her sick and potentially kill her by overtaxing her fragile immune system. Although longing to go outside, she is content until a new neighbor (Nick Robinson) inspires her to want to experience everything that she has been missing. Also with Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Danube Hermosillo and Sage Brocklebank. Directed by Stella Meghie. [1:36 - PG-13]


The Lovers - 7.3.6

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An aging suburban couple (Deborah Winger and Tracy Letts) in a decades-old marriage have extramarital affairs and plan to divorce. Then they suddenly fall in love again, with each other. Also with Aiden Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross and Jessica Sula. Directed by Azazel Jacobs. [1:34 - R]


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Snatched - 8.5.8

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An impulsive (Amy Schumer) is dumped by her boyfriend the night before the start of their South American vacation and she convinces her overprotective mother (Goldie Hawn) to go with her instead. However, the bickering duo is caught in chaos instead of exotic attractions. Also with Joan Cusack, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Óscar Jaenada and Wanda Sykes. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Several lines of dialogue in Spanish and one phrase in Klingon are not translated. [1:37 - R]


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - 3.7.5

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A retelling of the old English legend: Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is raised in a brothel after his father, the king, is murdered by his uncle (Jude Law) and is unaware of his royal bloodline. When he is the only young man able to free the mystical sword left in a stone by his father he must decide whether to accept his new role. Also with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay, Tom Wu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Neil Maskell, Annabelle Wallis and Bleu Landau. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [2:06 - PG-13]


Norman - 2.4.5

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A Jewish promoter (Richard Gere) befriends a rising Israeli politician (Lior Ashkenazi) by giving him a pair of impressively expensive shoes. When the man later becomes the Israeli prime minister, the American gains influence in the New York Jewish community, but cannot keep up with their demands. Also with Michael Sheen, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Hank Azaria, Josh Charles and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Directed by Joseph Cedar. Several lines of dialogue are in Hebrew with English subtitles and a few lines are in Hebrew or Yiddish without translation. [1:58 - R]


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 3.6.4

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After saving the universe in their first outing, the Guardians are hired to tackle a space monster, while continuing their quest to discover who Peter's (Chris Pratt) father really is. Also with Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, the voice of Vin Diesel, the voice of Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Directed by James Gunn. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Groot with translation by others. [2:16 - PG-13]


How to Be a Latin Lover - 5.3.4

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After 25 years of marriage a man (Eugenio Derbez) finds himself both single and without an income. He convinces his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) to take him in while he looks for a new wealthy wife. Also with Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raphael Alejandro, Michael Cera, Rob Corddry, Mckenna Grace, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Raquel Welch and Linda Lavin. Directed by Ken Marino. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:55 - PG-13]


The Circle - 4.3.5

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An eager new employee (Emma Watson) becomes a customer experience representative for the world's largest social media firm, The Circle. The company's founder (Tom Hanks) encourages her to participate in cutting edge research that increases her enthusiasm, but as the experiment evolves, she begins to see that all her decisions affect everyone she knows, destroying privacy and freedom. Also with John Boyega, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan and Patton Oswalt. Directed by James Ponsoldt. Several short text messages in several languages are shown without translations. [1:50 - PG-13]


Phoenix Forgotten - 1.4.4

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According to the plot, on the night of March 13, 1997 unknown lights in a V-pattern moved across Phoenix skies near a military base and three teens (Chelsea Lopez, Florence Hartigan and Luke Spencer Roberts) drove into the desert with a video camera to document the incident. The teens disappeared and 20 years later new evidence begins a new investigation. Also with Justin Matthews, Clint Jordan and Cyd Strittmatter. Directed by Justin Barber. [1:30 - PG-13]


The Promise - 4.7.3

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Based on real events from the 1915 Armenian Genocide: A medical student (Oscar Isaac) falls in love with a dancer (Charlotte Le Bon), who's dating an American reporter (Christian Bale) who is investigating the Ottoman persecution of Armenians. As the genocide begins, the members of the love triangle decide to fight together for the Armenian resistance. Also with Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Rade Šerbedžija. Directed by Terry George. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in German with no translation, and a few additional lines are spoken in Armenian, a Turkish dialect, and French with English subtitles. [2:14 - PG-13


Unforgettable - 7.7.5

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A man and a woman (Geoff Stults and Rosario Dawson) start a new life together and all is well until his former wife (Katherine Heigl) decides she can't let go of her life with him. Also with Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cummings, Robert Wisdom, Simon Kassianides and Isabella Kai Rice. Directed by Denise Di Novi. [1:40 - R]


Free Fire - 3.8.10

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In 1970s Boston, a black-market arms deal between the IRA and South Africans goes haywire and the result is an interminable shootout in an abandoned warehouse; the arms broker (Brie Larson) responsible for setting up the deal and her sidekick (Armie Hammer) attempt to survive the ordeal by using their arsenal of weapons. Also with Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Enzo Cilenti, Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor and Babou Ceesay. Directed by Ben Wheatley. [1:30 - R]


Gifted - 3.3.5

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After his sister's death, a man (Chris Evans) takes custody of her young daughter (Mckenna Grace) who appears to be gifted in math. Once discovered, the man's estranged mother (Lindsay Duncan) decides that she knows what's best for the child and sues her son for custody. Also with Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Michael Kendall Kaplan and Glenn Plummer. Directed by Marc Webb. [1:41 - PG-13]



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