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(B+) Capitalism: A Love Story

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Twenty years after his groundbreaking "Roger & Me," documentarian-provocateur Michael Moore returns to some of the same themes with "Capitalism: A Love Story," about the financial meltdown and what...

(B+) Casino Jack and the United States of Money

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
As print media crumbles and broadcast and cable media splinters, documentaries have become one of the most thorough and dependable formats for delivering long-form journalism. From the acid (in bo...

(B+) Catch a Fire

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A sizzling performance by Derek Luke ignites this story about Patrick Chamusso, a South African oil refinery worker who became caught up in the fight against apartheid.

Chamusso who did his...

(C) Catch and Release

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
For the first time, screenwriter Susannah Grant not only writes but directs with this messy romantic weepie about a woman whose fiance is killed just before the wedding.

Grant is known for ...

(B+) Charlie St. Cloud

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Zac Efron makes an affecting and credible dramatic lead in "Charlie St. Cloud," the movie Nicholas Sparks wishes he could write, based on the » Read Review

(B+) Children of Men

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
"A baby is God's opinion life should go on," Carl Sandburg said. So, in a world where babies have stopped being born and the death of the youngest person on earth is an international tragedy, ther...

(B+) Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Vampires are everywhere these days. There are the Romeo and Juliet-style stories of Twilight and the steamier » Read Review

(B-) Click

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Like Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler has based his career on playing shallow, callow boy-men who learn painful for him/humorous for us lessons about the importance of growing up. Those stories have endur...

(B+) Cloverfield

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(A-) Coherence

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(B+) Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
There's an old joke about a woman who goes to a therapist.  "Why are you here?" he asks.  "My family wants me to come because I love pancakes," she answers.  "Well," he says reassuringly, "that'...

(B) The Company Men

Genre: Inspired by a true story
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Remember all those executives George Clooney fired last year in Up in the Air? Here is their story. Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones play charact...

(B) The Concert

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A Russian conductor, demoted to symphony hall janitor, intercepts an invitation to perform in Paris and decides that he will accept. Andreï Filipov (Aleksei Guskov) was once a celebrated conduc...

(B-) Country Strong

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The husband manager of the beloved country singer just out of rehab says to her, "Do I tell you how to sing, darlin'? Hmm? Have I ever told you how to sing a song?" "That ain't the point," she wea...

(B) Cowboys & Aliens

Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The last word I thought I'd be using about a movie called "Cowboys & Aliens" is "realistic," but what I like best about this film is the way it uses the most speculative of fantasies for though...

(B+) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Brad Pitt is a very fine actor (see "Twelve Monkeys" and "True Romance") but in this epic fantasy his diligent and thoughtful performance contributes less to the film than his appearance, about two...



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