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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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Dunkirk - 0.6.5

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During World War II, allied troops were stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk in the French front awaiting evacuation. German bombers began picking them off and the race to save them began. With Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Lee Armstrong, James Bloor, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden. Directed by Christopher Nolan. [1:46 - PG-13]


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - 4.5.3

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Sci-Fi film set in the 28th century about two agents of the Ministry of Defense (Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne) that embark on an assignment, which involves a mystery that unless they can solve may doom the City of a Thousand Planets. Also with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu and Sam Spruell. Directed by Luc Besson. [2:17 - PG-13]


The Big Sick - 4.4.10

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A Pakistani-American comedian (Kumail Ninjiani) is torn between the traditions of his Muslim parents (Anupam Kher and Zenobia Shroff) and finding a marriage partner. After losing his true love (Zoe Kazan), he learns that she is in a medical coma and his odyssey begins. Also with Adeel Akhtar, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter Bo Burnham, Kurt Braunohler and Aidy Bryant. Directed by Michael Showalter. [1:55 - R]


Girls Trip - 8.5.10

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Four forty-something friends (Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish) travel to the NOLA Essence Music Festival to celebrate their friendship, with unexpected results. Also with Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kofi Siriboe and Kate Walsh. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. [2:00 - R]


A Ghost Story - 3.4.5

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After dying, a man (Casey Affleck) returns to his home as a white sheeted ghost and he watches his wife (Rooney Mara) deal with her grief as he longs to somehow reach her. Unable to do so, he spots another ghost in a sheet in a neighboring house. Also with McColm Cephas Jr. and Kenneisha Thompson. Directed by David Lowery. [1:32 - R]


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War for the Planet of the Apes - 1.6.2

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In this third installment of the "Planet of the Apes" reboot, the chimpanzee leader (voiced by Andy Serkis) and his troop are in a war against humans led by a maniacal rogue colonel (Woody Harrelson). As apes die off, the fight is joined by a second army of humans, but acts of nature join the fray as well to determine the fate of Earth. Also with Amiah Miller and the voices of Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary and Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves. Several apes and a young girl use sign language and grunts that are accompanied by English subtitles. [2:22 - PG-13]


Spider-Man: Homecoming - 3.6.4

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Having worked with a team of superheroes, teen Spider-Man (Tom Holland) goes to live with his aunt (Marisa Tomei). With help from a mentor (Robert Downey, Jr.), the teen develops his superhero identity, and soon gets the chance to use his powers to their fullest against an arch-villain (Michael Keaton). Also with Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly. Directed by Jon Watts. Two lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian with subtitles. [2:13 - PG-13]


The House - 6.7.10

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A middle class couple (Will Farrell and Amy Poehler) loses a scholarship and cannot afford their daughter's college education. Hence, they join a neighbor (Jason Mantzoukas) in his underground casino operation and money piles high, but so do problems with a nosy policeman, a corrupt city council and feuding neighbors. Also with Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner, Ryan Simpkins, Allison Tolman and Michaela Watkins. Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen. [1:28 - R]


Baby Driver - 4.7.10

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A man (Ansel Egort) with tinnitus from a childhood accident has to constantly listen to music to distract himself and this peculiar routine helps him become an expert getaway driver for a sophisticated robbery ringleader (Kevin Spacey). When the driver falls in love with a waitress (Lily James), he wants to start a new life, but his boss won't let him. Also with Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. Directed by Edgar Wright. [1:53 - R]


Despicable Me 3 - 2.3.1

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Fired from the Anti-Villain League, a former villain (voiced by Steve Carrell) discovers he has a more successful twin brother (also voiced by Steve Carrell). The problem arises when the brother asks his sibling to join him in a new life of crime. Also with the voices of Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel. Directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda. [1:31 - PG]


The Beguiled - 6.6.2

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It's 1864 and a preteen girl takes an injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) to her Southern all-female boarding school. As sexual tensions rise, girls and two women offer him companionship as they belittle one another and tempers flare. Also with Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence and Angourie Rice. Directed by Sofia Coppola. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French with no subtitles or English translations. [1:34 - R]


Transformers: The Last Knight  - 2.6.4

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In this fourth sequel evil Transformers battle humans and autobots to conquer the Earth. To save Earth a mechanic (Mark Wahlberg), a little girl (Isabela Moner), and a professor (Laura Haddock) ally with autobots and a mysterious old man (Anthony Hopkins) to apply the secrets of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to their situation. Also with Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci and the voices of John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Omar Sy and Peter Cullen. Directed by Michael Bay. A few phrases are spoken in French and an alien language without subtitles. [2:28 - PG-13]


All Eyez on Me - 7.7.10

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Biopic that follows the life and career of the late Tupac Shakur -- rapper, poet, actor and social activist (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) from his childhood in Harlem to fame to his murder in 1996. Also with Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Kadida Jones and Danai Gurira. Directed by Benny Boom. [2:20 - R]


Rough Night - 7.6.9

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A bride-to-be (Scarlett Johansson) and her friends (Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon) have a bachelorette party in Miami and they accidentally kill a male stripper. They then carry the corpse around all night, trying to avoid being arrested. Also with Demi Moore, Ty Burrell, Colton Haynes, Paul W. Downs, Tyan Cooper, Dean Winters and Bob the Drag Queen. Directed by Lucia Amniello. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without subtitles, an educational DVD in Spanish is played with translations given and a line of dialogue is spoken in French without subtitles or translation. [1:40 - R]


47 Meters Down - 2.6.5

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Two adventurous sisters (Mandy Moore and Clair Holt) vacation in Mexico and plan to swim with sharks. Diving underwater in a steel shark cage, they face great whites in safety but when their cage breaks away from their boat, they plunge further into the deep, their oxygen runs low, and they become desperate for help. Also with Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura and Matthew Modine. Directed by Johannes Roberts. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish and are not translated. [1:29 - PG-13]



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