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(B+) The Adventures of Tintin

Genre: Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B) Agent Cody Banks

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
I took four young teenagers to this movie and they loved it. But I was not as impressed.

The idea is a cute one -- but it was cuter when they did the same thing in two editions of "Spy Kid...

(A-) Akeelah and the Bee

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
"Prestidigitation."

Akeelah (Keke Palmer) has just won her school's spelling bee and everyone is impressed and proud. But Dr. Larrabee (Laurence Fishburne), who, like Keke, grew up in Comp...

(B+) Alice in Wonderland

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Almost 150 years ago Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson published his wildly imaginative story about Alice's adventures down a rabbit hole. And now the wildly imaginative director Tim Burton has...

(B-) Aliens in the Attic

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Back in the era of Saturday matinées, "Aliens in the Attic" would have been just fine sandwiched between a couple of cartoons and a newsreel, especially if about half an hour was lopped off and ...

(C) Alpha and Omega

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades

Two young Canadian wolves representing the extremes of the social scale join forces in the animated "Alpha and Omega," which keeps them stuck in the bland middle. Though the visuals are in 3D, t...

(A-) An Inconvenient Truth

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
No zombies. No chain saws. No mutants. No aliens. No meteors hurtling toward Earth. And yet, this is the scariest movie of the year, not, as some jokes suggest, because it is a two-hour Power ...

(B) Arctic Tale

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MPAA Rating: G     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
The people behind "March of the Penguins" have put together another endearing story of life in the coldest place on earth. This time, it is the story of two newborns, a polar bear called Nanu and a...

(C+) Are We There Yet?

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Robert Benchley once wrote, "There are two kinds of travel, first class and with children." But the longest, naggiest, car-sickiest travel with children cannot be any more tedious than this weak a...

(C-) Astro Boy

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A show of hands, everyone. If you think it's a good idea to begin a movie for children by killing off a young boy in an industrial accident as his father looks on, raise your hand. Anyone? I didn...

(A) Awakenings

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Malcolm Sayer, a shy neurologist (Robin Williams), is assigned to work with patients for the first time after his research funding is cut off. His patients, all but catatonic, are in a ward called ...



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