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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 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]


Cars 3 - 0.2.1

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Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is back but faces a new generation of competitors that he fears he will never be able to beat. Hence, he resorts to some old-school training with the help of his friends. Also with the voices of Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington and Bob Costas. Directed by Brian Fee. [1:49 - G]


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My Cousin Rachel - 6.3.5

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A man (Sam Claflin) seeks revenge after the death of his beloved guardian and believes that the woman (Rachel Weisz) his uncle fell in love with was responsible for his death. However, in the process of determining the truth, he falls in love with her himself. Adapted from Daphne du Maurier's novel. Also with Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Poppy Lee Friar, Andrew Knott, Andrew Havill, Vicki Pepperdine and Katherine Pearce. Directed by Roger Michell. [1:46 - PG-13]


Paris Can Wait - 2.2.3

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A married woman (Diane Lane) is left in Cannes by her husband (Alec Baldwin) when he must solve a crisis on a film set in Budapest. The man's business associate takes it upon himself to drive the woman to Paris, but is not much for a straight through drive and instead he stops frequently to share some of the most beautiful scenery, food and experiences that France has to offer. Also with Arnaud Viard, Linda Gegusch and Élodie Navarre. Directed by Eleanor Coppola. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French with no subtitles. [1:32 - PG]


The Mummy - 3.7.3

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In this franchise reboot an ancient Egyptian princess (Sofia Boutella) awakens from a prison crypt far beneath the desert, bent on revenge for her murder and usurpation of her throne. Transported to America, she encounters a military officer (Tom Cruise) and a scientist (Annabelle Wallis). Also with Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance. Directed by Alex Kurtzman. Several lines of dialogue are in ancient Egyptian with English subtitles. [1:50 - PG-13]


Megan Leavey - 3.5.5

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Based on a true story: A socially awkward USMC corporal (Kate Mara) trains a military combat dog that is too aggressive for anyone else to handle. She and the dog succeed in over 100 missions in Iraq, but when an IED explodes, their injuries and a separation put them both in jeopardy. Also with Bradley Whitford, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Common, Edie Falco and Will Patton. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. [1:56 - PG-13]


It Comes at Night - 4.6.6

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During a presumably post-apocalyptic era, a family struggles to survive an epidemic and are afraid inviting a young family into their isolated, protected home. Also with Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Griffin Robert Faulkner, David Pendleton and Mikey. Directed by Trey Edward Shults. [1:37 - R]


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - 2.3.2

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Animated feature based on the popular children's book series: Two boys (with the voices of Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) are threatened with separation when their angry principal (voiced by Ed Helms) figures that it would be the best way to stop their pranks and destroy their friendship. Also with the voices of Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal. Directed by David Soren. [1:29 - PG]


Wonder Woman - 3.6.1

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Set during WWI: Raised on a secret island to be a warrior, the princess of the Amazons Diana (Gal Gadot) meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the raging worldwide conflict. She then feels compelled to try and stop the war with the help of her sword, shield and magic lasso. Also with Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya and Lilly Aspell. Directed by Patty Jenkins. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in several languages with either English subtitles or translation. [2:21 - PG-13]


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - 4.7.3

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A ghost pirate ship pursues Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) destroying any ship in its path, while he searches out the Trident of Poseidon, which is said to bestow the owner with control of the seas. Also with Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Paul McCartney and Kaya Scodelario. Directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg. [2:09 - PG-13]



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