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(A+) Casablanca

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Plot: Rick (Humphrey Bogart) owns a popular nightclub in Casablanca, in the early days of WWII. France is under the control of the Vichy government, which has close ties to the Nazis, but Casablanc...

(B-) The Christmas Candle

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Former Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is now in the faith-based movie busin...

(B) A Christmas Snow

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A snowstorm at Christmas time makes a busy woman stop and reconsider her priorities when she is stuck in her apartment with two people she has just met: a little girl who does not want to be there ...

(A-) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
The perennial children's classic by C. S. Lewis has been lovingly, thrillingly, enchantingly, brilliantly brought to screen in this flawless adaptation of the first of the "Narnia" series. (Note fo...

(B+) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A gallant warrior mouse and a dragon with a secret join the two youngest Pevensie children for a voyage and a quest in the third and best so far in the Narnia series. War has come to England and E...

(A+) Citizen Kane

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades

Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies, alone in Xanadu, his enormous mansion. His last word is the mysterious "Rosebud." A newsreel gives us the highlights of his life, the wealthy young m...

(B+) City of Ember

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Under the earth's surface for so long they have forgotten how and why they got there and even that there is another place to be, the citizens of the City of Ember have just about lost their sense o...

(D) College Road Trip

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MPAA Rating: G     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
college%20road%20trip.jpgWhat bugs me the most ...

(B) Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Lindsay Lohan plays a 15-year-old who has a lot to be dramatic about, or at least she thinks she does. First of all, her parents had the bad judgment to name her "Mary," when she was born to be a ...

(C+) Contact

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
This film, based on the late Carl Sagan's novel about a young scientist's efforts to make contact with intelligent life beyond our world provides a sharp contrast in tone to slam-bang shoot-'em-ups...

(B+) The Corn is Green

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Miss Moffat (Bette Davis), an educated and very independent woman, arrives in a small Welsh mining village in 1895 to live in a house she inherited and start a school for the miners’ children. Sh...

(B+) The Count of Monte Cristo

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Two things that almost always capture our attention in movies are watching someone learning something and watching someone getting revenge. Both are in "The Count of Monte Cristo" in abundance, an...

(D) Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
You would think that a movie called "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" would just about make itself work. It starts with two strong assets: an engaging character already well known and fondly remem...

(B) The Croods

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(C+) Curse of the Cat People

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Plot: Despite the title (insisted on by the studio following the producer’s very successful -- and scary -- "The Cat People"), this is a gentle story of a lonely and sensitive girl and her "frien...



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