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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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The Hitman's Bodyguard - 4.8.10

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A bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) down on his luck after failing to prevent the assassination of a high-powered client finds himself guarding a notorious hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) that's being transported to the Hague to testify against the Belarusian president (Gary Oldman). Also with Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and Richard E. Grant. Directed by Patrick Hughes. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese, Belarusian, French and Spanish and most are accompanied by English subtitles.[1:58 - R]


Logan Lucky  3.5.5

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A divorced West Virginia father (Channing Tatum) loses his job because of a war injury and gathers his one-armed brother (Adam Driver) and his sister (Riley Keough) to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They recruit a convicted explosives expert (Daniel Craig) and his two odd brothers to intercept the track's money transport system, while local jail prisoners create diversions. Also with Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston and Sebastian Stan. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [2:00 - PG-13]


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13 Minutes - 5.8.4

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Based on the true story of Georg Elser (Christian Friedel), a man who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939. Also with Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow, Felix Eitner, David Zimmerschied and Rüdiger Klink. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. In German with English subtitles. [1:54 - R]


Annabelle: Creation - 1.7.2

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A retired toymaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his ailing wife (Miranda Otto) welcome a nun (Stephanie Sigman) and six orphan girls into their home. When the girls find a doll named after the toymaker's daughter, who died years ago, a demon (Joseph Bishara) possessing the doll begins to terrify the orphans. Also with Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Mark Bramhall and Adam Barley. Directed by David Sandberg. [1:48 - R]


The Glass Castle - 5.6.5

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Based on a memoir by Jeannette Walls: an alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) becomes estranged from one of his daughters (Brie Larson) as he raises her and her siblings without enough resources, or emotional stability. Also with Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head, Sarah Snook, Josh Caras, Brigette Lundy-Paine and Max Greenfield. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. [2:07 - PG-13]


The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature - 1.3.1

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When a greedy developer wants to take over a park and turn it into a profit making amusement park, the animals living there take matters into their own hands. With the voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Dunham and Gabriel Iglesias. Directed by Cal Brunker. [1:31 - PG]


Kidnap - 1.6.5

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A woman's (Halle Berry) young son is kidnapped from a park, and she pursues the kidnappers and will allow nothing to get in her way. Also with Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple, Jason George, Christopher Berry and Arron Shiver. Directed by Luis Prieto. [1:34 - R]


The Dark Tower - 1.6.3

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Adapted from the Stephen King series: A pre-teen boy (Tom Taylor) discovers an alternate world through his dreams and soon learns that he is the key to saving his own world with the help of a Gunslinger (Idris Elba). Also with Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Hamilton, Dennis Haysbert and Claudia Kim. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. [1:35 - PG-13]


Step - 2.4.3

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A documentary about three Baltimore high school seniors (Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger and Tayla Solomon) that struggle through poverty and prejudice, within a landscape of police brutality and the 2015 violent protests. They prepare to compete in a regional step dance contest, while they push hard to graduate and become the first members of their families to attend college. Also with Gari McIntyre and Paula Dofat. Directed by Amanda Lipitz. [1:23 - PG]


Brigsby Bear - 4.3.4

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A 25-year-old man (Kyle Mooney) discovers that the people he has been living with are not his real parents and he was actually kidnapped at birth. He is rescued and returned to his biological family but all he wants to do is figure out the end of a show that he watched throughout his youth. Also with Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg and Michaela Watkins. Directed by Dave McCary. [1:40 - PG-13]


Detroit - 5.8.10

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Based on true events: The 12th Street Riot rocked Detroit in July 1967 and alleged sniper fire at the Algiers Motel caused the Detroit Police, the Michigan State Police and the National Guard to seize the motel. A small group of gung-ho police officers and their ring leader (Will Poulter) abusively interrogated guests and killed three men, while nine other men and two women were beaten and tortured. Also with John Boyega, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski, Hannah Murray and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. [2:23 - R]


Atomic Blonde - 7.9.9

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In 1989, before the end of the Cold War, an MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) uses her deadly skills to survive on a mission to Berlin. Assigned to work with the British station chief (James McAvoy), she must defeat foreign spies to capture a crucial list of double agents. Also with John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. Directed by David Leitch. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German and Russian with English subtitles. [1:55 - R]


The Emoji Movie - 1.3.2

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When the "Meh" emoji (voiced by T.J. Miller) in a teen boy's phone has a problem focusing on his assigned emotion, he looks for help from a hacker (voiced by Anna Faris) before being deleted from the operating system. Also with the voices of James Corden, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara and Rachael Ray. Directed by Tony Leondis. [1:26 - PG]


Maudie - 5.3.2

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In the 1930s a woman (Sally Hawkins) struck with crippling arthritis runs away from her controlling aunt (Gabrielle Rose) to keep house for a rough-mannered fishmonger (Ethan Hawke). Living in a tiny house in Nova Scotia, the couple becomes famous when the arthritic woman cultivates her primitive artistic talent and sells several paintings. Also with Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett and Greg Malone. Directed by Aisling Walsh. [1:55 - PG-13]


Wish Upon - 3.7.5

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A teenage girl (Joey King) is given a strange box that seems to grant wishes, but she quickly discovers that it came with repercussions. Also with Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Elisabeth Röhm, Josephine Langford, Alexander Nunez, Daniela Barbosa, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn. Directed by John R. Leonetti. [1:30 - PG-13]



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