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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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Queen of Katwe - 2.3.1

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Based on a true story: In Uganda a young girl (Madina Nalwanga) shows extraordinary chess playing skills, thought an unusual trait for girls and the poor. Encouraged and challenged to succeed by her brother and mentors, she hones her skills against chauvinistic boys, rich snobs, and international chess masters. Also with David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanz and Taryn Kyaze. Directed by Mira Nair. Several lines of dialogue are in an Ugandan language with English subtitles. [2:04 - PG]


Storks - 2.3.2

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In this animated film a top delivery stork (voiced by Andy Samberg) accidentally triggers the Baby Factory, creating an unauthorized infant girl. Frantic to deliver the baby to a family before his boss (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) finds out, he gets help from a woman (voiced by Katie Crown) and along the way they encounter wolves and a pigeon (voiced by Stephen Kramer Glickman). Also with the voices of Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Anton Starkman, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell and Danny Trejo. Directed by Nicholas Stoller & Doug Sweetland. A song with unclear lyrics is accompanied by English subtitles. [1:30 - PG]


The Magnificent Seven - 3.6.4

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Remake of the 1960 western classic: Seven notorious men (Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier) join together to save a mining town from a tyrannical, murdering businessman (Peter Sarsgaard). Also with Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. [2:12 - PG-13]


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Snowden - 6.4.7

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Based on true events: A US contractor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaks classified information about illegal NSA surveillance to the press. Faced with prosecution for espionage, he flees to Russia as the NSA comes under scrutiny. Also with Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. Directed by Oliver Stone. A few lines of dialogue are in American Sign Language and German with English subtitles. [2:13 - R]


Bridget Jones's Baby - 7.4.7

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Crushed after a breakup with the love of her life (Colin Firth), a 43-year-old woman (Renée Zellweger) decides to concentrate on her career, but she meets a new man (Patrick Dempsey), while also rekindling the romance with her ex and when she becomes pregnant she doesn't know which man is the father. Also with Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sarah Solemani and Emma Thompson. Directed by Sharon Maguire. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Gaelic and what sounds like a French dialect, both without translation. [2:03 - R]


Blair Witch - 1.6.8

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After receiving information that suggests that his sister is still alive after disappearing in a forest years earlier, a young man and his friends plan to search for her but find more than they expected. With James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry. Directed by Adam Wingard. [1:29 - R]


The Hollars - 2.3.5

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A family comes together when they find out that the matriarch has fallen ill and they each undergo a transformation during her diagnosis and treatment. With Margo Martindale, Sharlto Copley, Richard Jenkins, John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick and Randall Park. Directed by John Krasinski. [1:28 - PG-13]


The Wild Life - 1.3.2

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An animated tale about Robinson Crusoe (voiced by Yuri Lowenthal) and his dog who are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. They meet a parrot (voiced by David Howard) and a small group of animals, gain their confidence and together build and defend a deluxe treehouse. Also with the voices of Laila Berzins, Joey Camen, Sandy Fox, Colin Metzger, Marieve Herington and Jeff Doucette. Directed by Vincent Kesteloot & Ben Stassen. [1:30 - PG]


When the Bough Breaks - 6.6.3

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A professional couple (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) desperately wants a baby to make their lives perfect, but are unable to conceive. They try every option available and as a last resort they hire a young woman (Jaz Sinclair) to carry their embryo, but problems begin when she becomes obsessed with the husband. Her psychotic behavior puts the couple's lives in danger. Also with Theo Rossi, Romany Malco, Michael K. Williams and GiGi Erneta. Directed by Jon Cassar. [1:33 - PG-13]


Sully - 1.4.5

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The story of the fateful US Airways flight out of La Guardia airport that Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) managed to land safely on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009 despite the fact that both engines were disabled by a flock of geese. Also with Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany, Ahmed Lucan and Laura Linney. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [1:35 - PG-13]


Morgan - 1.6.5

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A teenager (Anya Taylor-Joy) was bioengineered in a secret commercial lab as an advanced hybrid human. When she attacks a scientist (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a risk assessor (Kate Mara) is sent to determine the cost of keeping the teenager alive. But the teen escapes to create deadly chaos for the scientists who created her. Also with Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Michael Yare, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones and Chris Sullivan. Directed by Luke Scott. A few lines of dialogue are in Chinese with English subtitles. [1:32 - R]


The Light Between Oceans - 5.3.1

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After WWI a veteran (Michael Fassbender) becomes a lighthouse keeper on an Australian island. With his wife (Alicia Vikander) they find an abandoned baby in a rowboat and while he wants to notify authorities, his wife wants to keep the infant. In the coming years they have to confront a wealthy woman that threatens to break up their family. Also with Rachel Weisz, Emily Barclay, Bryan Brown, Leon Ford, Benedict Hardy and Jack Thompson. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. [2:12 - PG-13]


Don't Think Twice - 4.3.6

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Longtime members of a New York City improve troupe become agitated when only two of their cast (Keegan Michael-Key & Gillian Jacobs) receive calls to audition for a TV comedy sketch show. The remaining members become envious, snarky, and highly competitive with each other, afraid that they may not succeed despite their hard work. Also with Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher. Directed by Mike Birbiglia. [1:32 - R]


Mechanic: Resurrection - 5.6.5

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After retiring to a small island a professional assassin (Jason Statham) tries to get away from his past. Unfortunately, a former acquaintance won't allow it and holds a woman (Jessica Alba) hostage until the assassin commits three murders that have to look like accidents. Also with Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Sam Hazeldine. Directed by Dennis Gansel. Some dialogue is in Portuguese, Thai, Khmer and Bulgarian with and without English subtitles. [1:39 - R]


Don't Breathe - 5.6.8

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Three friends (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto) rob the homes of wealthy people hoping to get enough money to get away from their stagnant lives and move to California. When they plan their final job they have no idea what secrets they will uncover. Also with Stephen Lang and Emma Bercovici. Directed by Fede Alvarez. [1:28 - R]


Indignation - 6.5.5

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Based on a Philip Roth novel: Set in the 1950s, a Jewish college freshman (Logan Lerman) from a New Jersey working class family attends a conservative Christian college in Ohio on scholarship. He falls in love with a troubled girl (Sarah Gadon), and suffers numerous conflicts with his roommates, the college dean (Tracy Letts) and his parents' oppressive plans for him. Also with Linda Emond, Danny Burstein, Ben Rosenfield and Pico Alexander. Directed by James Schamus. [1:50 - R]



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