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genre

  • Action
  • Animation
  • Comedy
  • Classic
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Epic
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Musical
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports
  • Spy
  • Thriller
  • War
  • Western

quality

  • A+, A, A-
  • B+, B, B-
  • C+, C, C-
  • D+, D, D-
  • F+, F, F-

who's watching

  • My entire family
  • Just the grown-ups
  • Little kids
  • Big kids

age range

  • Kindergarten - 3rd grade
  • 4th - 6th grade
  • Middle school
  • High school
  • Mature High schooler
  • Adult
  • All Ages




American Wedding

posted by rkumar
B
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating:R
Movie Release Date:2003
B
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Release Date: 2003

Okay, I admit it — I laughed. A lot. Even more surprising, I smiled. I was even a little sorry that this is the last of the American Pie trilogy. For anyone who has not been to a movie in […]

Uptown Girls

posted by rkumar
B-
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
B-
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

Once upon a time there were two lonely princesses who had to save each other. The first princess is Molly (Brittany Murphy), the daughter of a legendary rock star. Her parents died in a plane crash when she was nine […]

Seabiscuit

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

There is a reason that good movies about sports, almost always about an underdog who overcomes obstacles to succeed, appeal to us in such a visceral fashion. Americans fiercely love athletic heroes because we want to believe that the difference […]

I Capture the Castle

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

If Jane Austen’s protagonists lived in a world of embroidered silk, spinning graceful webs to catch spouses in a rigid system of behavior and class, then the heroines of “I Capture the Castle” inhabit a place as charmingly eccentric as […]

Gigli

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

This misbegotten mess is less a movie than a string of over-the-top audition monologues, those random set-pieces designed to show off an actor’s facility with language and attitude. Those can be entertaining in their own way, but they do not […]

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:2003
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date: 2003

This movie has a better plot, better characters, and better acting than the first one, but let’s be honest about it — no one is going to see this movie for the plot, characters, and acting. The audience for this […]

Johnny English

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date:2003
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date: 2003

This mild spy parody has nothing new, but Rowan Atkinson (“Mr. Bean”) is a gifted comedian who manages to wring some new laughs with material that has already been fully explored in movies from Our Man Flint and Dean Martin’s […]

Step Into Liquid

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date: 2003

The classic 1966 documentary The Endless Summer by Buce Brown introduced audiences around the world to the glories of surfing and made the search for the perfect wave thrilling and epic. Now Brown’s son Dana has produced this follow-up, another […]

Camp

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Camp Ovation does not look like much, but to the high school kids who return there summer after summer, it is close to heaven. Heaven being Broadway, that is. Camp Ovation is a camp for “theater kids,” those kids who […]

Freaky Friday

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating:Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language
Movie Release Date:2003
DVD Release Date:2004
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language
Movie Release Date: 2003
DVD Release Date: 2004

Jamie Leigh Curtis and Lindsay Lohan play a mother and teenager who switch bodies in this third version of the book by Mary Rodgers. Curtis is Tess, a compassionate therapist and a loving, if harried mother of two children (there […]

Thirteen

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

They say that the two worst years of a woman’s life are the year she is 13 and the year her daughter is. We get to experience both at once in this film about a 7th grader named Tracy (Evan […]

Bad Boys II

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

The old-fashioned real-deal movie star charm of Will Smith can occasionally be glimpsed somewhere inside this overlong cacaphony of car chases, shoot-em-ups, and explosions. It is impossible not to watch him and almost impossible not to smile while doing so. […]

How to Deal

posted by rkumar
C
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
C
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

Pop star Mandy Moore plays a teenager in this movie based on two popular books by Sarah Dessen. The books’ fans — and Moore’s — will enjoy the movie, which puts its heroine through the full obstacle course of adolescence, […]

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date:2003
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date: 2003

To be scrupulously fair to the sensibilities of its target audience, I must admit that halfway through this movie my 8-year-old godson leaned over to me and whispered, “This is AWESOME!” I wish I could say that I felt the […]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

posted by rkumar
B-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
B-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

“The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” is a great concept. Taking the energy and promise of a time of great change –the late 1800’s— as a base, adding the flavorings of a mystery in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s […]

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Fasten your seatbelts: The Terminator is back. The new model has lots of upgrades, lots of new powers and some interesting new shapes. These changes lead to surprising plot twists and some funny lines. But the best part of Terminator […]

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