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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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Split - 4.7.5

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Three young women are abducted and held by a man (James McAvoy) who seems to exhibit the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder. The women learn that their abductor currently has 23 personalities and a 24th, referred to as The Beast, will be unleashed soon. Also with Sebastian Arcelus, Betty Buckley, Izzie Coffey, Brad William Henke, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula and Anya Taylor-Joy. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. [1:57 - PG-13]


The Bye Bye Man - 5.8.5

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After moving into a creepy old house, three people begin to experience strange events; and as their reality shifts and they are convinced that they are going mad, they each realize that there is only one way to escape the evil that has been unleashed. Also with Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Michael Trucco, Jenna Kanell, Erica Tremblay, Faye Dunaway and Carrie-Anne Moss. Directed by Stacy Title. [1:36 - PG-13]


Monster Trucks - 1.3.1

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While drilling for oil three creatures are released from their deep Earth world and a young man (Lucas Till) works to get them back to their home safely, despite the efforts of unscrupulous men bent on poisoning their home. Also with Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe and Danny Glover. Directed by Chris Wedge. [1:54 - PG]


Sleepless - 5.8.10

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Two Las Vegas police detectives (Jamie Foxx and T.I.) have shady connections with a drug cartel. When they steal cocaine from a drug dealer, the 15-year-old son of one of the detectives is kidnapped in retaliation and in a frantic night-long search, the boy's father confronts police officials on the cartel payroll, casino drug dealers, hit men and gangsters. Also with Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Gabrielle Union and Scoot McNairy. Directed by Baran bo Odar. [1:36 - R]


Patriots Day - 2.8.10

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Based on the actual events of two bombs exploding during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013: A police officer stationed near the explosions (Mark Wahlberg), an FBI agent (Kevin Bacon), and the Boston Police Commissioner (John Goodman) ask survivors, first responders, and the public to help them catch the two terrorists who planted the bombs. Also with J.K. Simmons, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola and Alex Wolff. Directed by Peter Berg. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Chinese with English subtitles. [2:10 - R]


Live by Night - 6.8.10

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Set in the 1920s, a man (Ben Affleck) vows to never take orders from anyone and to never become part of the mob. However, circumstances conspire against his ostensible principles in Prohibition Era Boston and Florida. Also with Elle Fanning, Remo Girone, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister, Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Titus Welliver. Directed by Affleck. [2:08 - R]


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Underworld: Blood Wars - 6.8.5

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In this fifth sequel a vampire death dealer (Kate Beckinsale) confronts a large pack of werewolves, as well as enemy vampires. She finds useful alliances in a vampire-wolf hybrid (Theo James) and a Nordic Coven leader (Peter Andersson), who aid her in plans to end the eternal blood feud between the wolves and the vampires. Also with Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James and Charles Dance. Directed by Anna Foerster. [1:32 - R]


Love & Friendship - 2.1.1

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Adaptation of Jane Austen's novella "Lady Susan": A widow (Kate Beckinsale) searches for a new husband while staying at the estate of her in-laws. Without any means to support herself, she uses sex-appeal and cunning to achieve her objectives. Also with Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Jenn Murray, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Sophie Radermacher, Chloë Sevigny, Stephen Fry, Jordan Waller, Ross Mac Mahon, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Justin Edwards and Kelly Campbell. Directed by Whit Stillman. [1:32 - PG]


A Monster Calls - 1.4.1

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A boy (Lewis MacDougall) struggling with the terminal illness of his mother befriends a tree monster (with the voice of Liam Neeson) that helps him prepare for the loss by telling him three fantastical stories. Adapted from the children's novel by Patrick Ness. Also with Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Toby Kebbell. Directed by J.A. Bayona. [1:48 - PG-13]


Hidden Figures - 1.3.3

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Based on true events: The film relates the untold story of the impact female African-American mathematicians and engineers had on the space race during the early 1960s. With Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell. Directed by Theodore Melfi. [2:07 - PG]


Why Him? - 6.4.10

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A Michigan man (Bryan Cranston) with business problems reluctantly takes his wife (Megan Mullally) and teen son (Griffin Glick) to visit his daughter (Zoey Deutch), who's studying at Stanford University, for Christmas. While there the overprotective father discovers that his daughter's rich techie boyfriend (James Franco) is a profane nonconformist with odd associates. Also with Keegan-Michael Key, Cedric the Entertainer and the voice of Kaley Cuoco. Directed by John Hamburg. [1:51 - R]


Assassin's Creed - 1.6.5

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Based on the popular video game: A man (Michael Fassbender) is persuaded to embark in a program that will allow him to connect with his ancestors from 1492 in order to track down an item that is thought to contain the secret by which violence among humans can be eliminated. Also with Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet, Ariane Labed, Khalid Abdalla and Essie Davis. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:20 - PG-13]


Sing - 1.2.1

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Animated tale featuring animals performing in a singing competition for a theater owner (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) desperate to save his beloved theater from bankruptcy. Also with the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders and Jennifer Hudson. Directed by Christophe Lourdelet & Garth Jennings. [1:48 - PG]


Passengers - 5.5.3

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Set on a voyage for 120 years, a spaceship travels to a planet which 5,000 people from Earth plan to colonize. Along the way, two of the hibernation pods open and the occupants (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) are revived 90 years too early. Also with Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Andy Garcia. Directed by Morten Tyldum. [1:56 - PG-13]


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 1.5.1

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In a desperate effort to disable the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate planet killing weapon of total destruction, a young rebel (Felicity Jones) is sent to find a man who can lead her to her father, the designer of the Death Star. Also with Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen and Jimmy Smits. Directed by Gareth Edwards. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in an alien language with English subtitles. [2:14 - PG-13]


Collateral Beauty - 1.3.5

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A man (Will Smith) cannot come to terms with an unbearable loss and when on the brink of losing everything he must face the truth about life. Meanwhile, afraid that his emotional state is damaging their company, his colleagues are trying to prove he is mentally incompetent. Also with Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley and Jacob Latimore. Directed by David Frankel. [1:37 - PG-13]



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