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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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Mother's Day - 4.3.5

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Three personal stories link a successful HSN jewelry entrepreneur (Julia Roberts), a divorcée (Jennifer Aniston) with two sons, and a wife and mother (Kate Hudson) who is feuding with her own mom. Also with Jason Sudeikis, Aasif Mandvi, Sarah Chalke, Brit Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo and Jack Whitehall. Directed by Gary Marshall. [1:58 - PG-13]


Ratchet & Clank - 1.3.1

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A call for a new Galactic Ranger inspires a young Lombax (voiced by James Arnold Taylor) to try out for the position. Dejected, he takes refuge in a machine shop with a friend (voiced by John Goodman) until their planet is threatened and he figures out a way to save everybody. Also with the voices of David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti and Sylvester Stallone. Directed by Kevin Munroe & Jericca Cleland. [1:34 - PG]


Keanu - 6.7.10

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A sad jilted man (Jordan Peele) perks up when he finds a kitten on his doorstep. After he comes to adore it, a local drug gang steals it. Heartbroken, he enlists the help of his straight-laced cousin (Keegan-Michael Key) to infiltrate the gang and steal back his pet. Also with Will Forte, Method Man, Nia Long and Luis Guzman. Directed by Peter Atencio. [1:38 - R]


The Family Fang - 3.5.5

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The members of an eccentric, dysfunctional family of performance artists are estranged from each other, until reunited after an accident and the parents (Chrstopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) try to convince the children (Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman) to participate in another performance. Also with Kathryn Hahn, Marin Ireland, Harris Yulin, Eugenia Kuzmina, Jason Butler Harner and Linda Emond. Directed by Jason Bateman. [1:45 - R]


Sing Street - 3.4.5

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A teen boy (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is forced to change schools when his parents can no longer afford his tuition and in order to cope with the stress of dealing with bullies and being the new kid he organizes a band that eventually changes the path of his life. Also with Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton and Karl Rice. Directed by John Carney. [1:46 - PG-13]


A Hologram for the King - 5.3.5

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A Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a taxi driver (Alexander Black) help a middle-aged Boston businessman (Tom Hanks) with local customs and bureaucracy as he pitches a deal for hologram communications software to the king of Saudi Arabia. Also with Tracey Fairaway, David Menkin, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Jane Perry and Tom Skerrit. Directed by Tom Tykwer. Many lines of dialogue are in Arabic with English subtitles and several lines are not translated. [1:37 - R]


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The Huntsman: Winter's War - 3.6.3

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A wicked queen (Charlize Theron) punishes her sister (Emily Blunt) for falling in love by turning her heart to ice. She then becomes the Ice Queen and creates a frozen kingdom when she discovers she can conjure ice and snow at will. The sisters wage war against each other, while the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) attempts to stop them. Also with Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. [2:05 - PG-13]


The Jungle Book - 1.4.1

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Raised in India by a wolf pack, a young boy (Neel Sethi) leaves his jungle home when an evil tiger (voiced by Idris Elba) threatens to kill him. An authoritarian panther (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and a funny bear (voiced by Bill Murray) help the boy navigate the jungle as he encounters a hungry python, a gangster ape and destruction caused by humans. Also with the voices of Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken. Directed by Jon Favreau. [1:50 - PG]


Barbershop: The Next Cut - 4.4.5

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After more than a decade the South Side Chicago barbershop is now a unisex salon with both men (Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer) and women (Nikki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve) employees. The men and women stylists argue good naturedly, but decide to work together to stop the rising violence in their neighborhood. Also with Anthony Anderson, JB Smoove and Common. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. [1:52 - PG-13]


Criminal - 2.7.9

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After a CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered, his memories are transplanted into another man's brain in order to extract sensitive details about a criminal plot. The difficulties begin when the man (Kevin Costner) chosen to receive the memories is a murderous psychopath on death row. Also with Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, Antje Traue, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Scott Adkins and Michael Pitt. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in foreign languages with English subtitles. [1:53 - R]


Midnight Special - 0.5.2

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A man (Michael Shannon) kidnaps his young son (Jaeden Lieberher) from a commune and makes his way across the country while being trailed by the FBI, the NSA and commune henchmen. Also with Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard and Paul Sparks. Directed by Jeff Nichols. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish without translation. [1:52 - PG-13]


Miles Ahead - 6.6.10

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A look at the tumultuous period in the late 1970s when jazz legend and musical genius Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) all but disappeared from the music world. For 5 years he suffered from physical and emotional pain and drug abuse but then returned to accolades. Also with Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keith Stanfield, Christina Karis, Austin Lyon, Nina Smilow, Joshua Jessen and Theron Brown. Directed by Don Cheadle. [1:40 - R]


Hardcore Henry - 6.10.9

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A scientist resurrects a dead man as a cybernetic super-soldier, although he has amnesia and is mute. Through his eyes we see him struggle to save his former wife (Haley Bennett) from dangerous thugs, defeat a warlord (Danila Kozlovsky) who has a bio-engineered army for world conquest and rediscover his own identity. Also with Sharlto Copley, Andrey Dementyev and Tim Roth. Directed by Ilya Naishuller. A few lines of dialogue are in Russian with English subtitles and many additional lines of Russian dialogue are not translated. [1.36 - R]


The Boss - 5.5.9

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A rich woman (Melissa McCarthy) rules the business world, until she is convicted for insider trading and sentenced to four months in prison. After her release, she is bankrupt, homeless and without prospects and she throws herself on the mercy of her former assistant, who's a single mom (Kristen Bell). Also with Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Annie Mumolo, Tyler Labine, Kristen Schaal, Margo Martindale and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone. [1:39 - R]



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