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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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Rock Dog - 1.3.1

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A Tibetan mastiff dog (voiced by Luke Wilson) goes against his father's (voiced by J.K. Simmons) wishes and travels to the big city to become a Rock 'N' Roll musician and meet a famous rocker (voiced by Eddie Izzard). Also with the voices of Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Damon and Sam Elliot. Directed by Ash Brannon. [1:20 - PG]


Collide - 5.6.5

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When his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) cannot afford an organ transplant in Germany, a man (Nicholas Hoult) plans a cocaine heist for cash, but runs afoul of an eccentric drug lord (Anthony Hopkins). Also with Marwan Kenzari and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Eran Creevy. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German with English subtitles. [1:39 - PG-13]


The Red Turtle - 3.3.0

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This animated adventure tells the story of a man marooned on an isolated island and how after a large red turtle transforms into a woman, they fall in love and start a family. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. There is no real dialogue in the film, only exclamations. [1:20 - PG]


Get Out - 3.8.9

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A young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) travels to the home of his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family and becomes increasingly wary of the behavior of all the people around him. Also with LilRel Howery, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield and Stephen Root. Directed by Jordan Peele. [1:43 - R]


A United Kingdom - 3.3.2

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Based on a true story from 1947: an African prince (David Oyelowo) struggles to move his people away from the rule of monarchs and toward democracy while also fighting the British and their control over his marriage to a white woman (Rosamund Pike). Also with Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Terry Pheto and Jessica Oyelowo. Directed by Amma Asante. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Setswana with English subtitles. [1:51 - PG-13]


Loving - 2.2.3

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Set in the late 1950s and based on the true story of a Virginia couple (Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton) who married and were arrested under the Virginia anti-miscegenation law that prohibited people of different races from marrying. They sued the state and Loving v. Virginia made it to the Supreme Court. Also with Will Dalton, Dean Mumford, Terri Abney, Alano Miller and Chris Greene. Directed by Jeff Nichols. [2:03 - PG-13]


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The Great Wall - 1.7.3

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Two men (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) stumble upon The Great Wall of China, which is defended by a huge army of highly-trained soldiers that are preparing for a battle with an unknown entity. The men must decide whether to stay and fight or run away. Also with Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau and Hanyu Zhang. Directed by Yimou Zhang. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Chinese with English subtitles.[1:43 - PG-13]


A Cure for Wellness - 8.8.5

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A Wall Street investment firm sends one of its junior executives (Dane DeHaan) to an isolated sanatorium in the Swiss Alps to bring back their CEO (Harry Groener). Once there, the executive questions the spa's miracle cures and is prevented from leaving. Also with Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Adrian Schiller, Celia Imrie and Ashok Mandanna. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German without translation or subtitles. [2:26 - R]


Fist Fight - 6.6.10

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On the last day before summer vacation a mild-mannered high school English teacher (Charlie Day) tries to remain calm during senior pranks and impending job loss. Then he inadvertently offends another teacher (Ice Cube), who demands a schoolyard fight after the closing bell. Also with Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell and Dean Norris. Directed by Richie Keen. [1:31 - R]


John Wick: Chapter 2 - 4.9.5

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In this sequel, a former assassin (Keanu Reeves) plans a low-profile retirement but is recalled to action when an Italian gangster (Riccardo Scamarcio) demands a favor. The assassin reluctantly travels to Rome to kill the ruthless leader (Claudia Gerini) of a dangerous crime family. Also with Common, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane. Directed by Chad Stahelski. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian, Russian, Hebrew and American Sign Language with English subtitles. [2:02 - R]


The LEGO Batman Movie - 1.3.2

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In the Lego universe an angry Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) reluctantly goes on a personal quest: He must learn the basics of teamwork and friendship to save Gotham City from The Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) and his villainous army, with the help of Robin (voiced by Michael Cera) and Batgirl (voiced by Rosario Dawson). Also with the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey and Jenny Slate. Directed by Chris McKay. [1:46 - PG]


Fifty Shades Darker - 10.4.5

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The follow-up to the steamy romance between a wealthy man (Jamie Dornan) with a dark past and a woman (Dakota Johnson) trying to figure out the pieces to the puzzle of his heart. Also with Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by James Foley. [1:58 - R]


Rings - 4.6.3

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The infamous video that causes the death of the watcher seven days after it is viewed resurfaces in this third sequel and wreaks havoc on a college campus when it is incorporated into a lab experiment. With Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan. Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. [1:42 - PG-13]


The Space Between Us - 3.4.3

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In 2018 the first Martian colony leader (Janet Montgomery) dies in childbirth and her son (Asa Butterfield) becomes the first human to be raised on another planet. As a 16-year-old he starts communicating secretly with an Earth girl (Britt Robertson), he falls in love with her and travels to meet her and search for his father. However, he finds his organs quickly deteriorating in Earth's unfamiliar environment. Also with Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and B.D. Wong. Directed by Peter Chelsom. [2:00 - PG-13]


The Comedian - 4.4.10

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A man (Robert De Niro) trying to distance himself from a long time TV role hits the stand-up circuit, with mixed results. He finds that dealing with hecklers, bloggers, going viral and fatherhood are very difficult to manage. Also with Leslie Mann, Cloris Leachman, Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, Billy Crystal, Patti LuPone, Hannibal Buress, Charles Grodin, Gilbert Gottfried, Brett Butler and Jimmie Walker. Directed by Taylor Hackford. [1:59 - R]



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