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(D) Labor Day

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(C) Land of the Lost

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"Land of the Lost" features two funny actors and a criminally underused actress tramping around an alternate reality in search of comedy but not finding much for us to laugh at. Too raunchy for kid...

(B) Larry Crowne

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"Larry Crowne" is such a perfectly pleasant movie that it may not be until you walk toward the exit that you realize that something is missing. Until then, the good spirits of stars Tom Hanks and J...

(B+) Last Chance Harvey

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
It's wonderful to watch young people falling in love for the first time. That's why we get to see it so often in the movies. But it is even more wonderful to see people falling in love for the la...

(B-) Last Holiday

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Every night, Georgia Bird (Queen Latifah) cooks a spectacular meal, arranges everything perfectly, takes a picture of it for her "possibilities" scrapbook and then feeds it to the boy who lives nex...

(C-) The Legend of Hercules

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B-) Legendary

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A skinny teenager wants to wrestle in this unpretentious film with a predictable storyline (it even gives away the ending in the first minute) but benefits from some sharp dialog and the always wat...

(B) Les Misérables

Genre: Tragedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(C) Lions for Lambs

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
It is more op-ed than movie. "Lions for Lambs" is a well-meaning attempt to encapsulate and move forward one segment of our current political debates. But it is mostly speeches, not stories.

(C-) Little Man

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The Wayans family is better at making money than making movies. They know that if they keep the budget low and the humor even lower, they can keep making money. In fact, according to Entertainmen...

(B+) Live Free or Die Hard

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
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(B+) Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4)

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
It will blow the box of popcorn out of your hand. die%20hard%204.jpg Jus...

(C) The Lone Ranger

Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B+) The Lookout

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
In this tense and twisty thriller, our narrator and central figure is Chris (the stunning Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a one-time high school hockey star and dreamboat who was brain-damaged in a car cras...

(B+) The Losers

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The weather is getting warmer, which means it must be time for some movies about BLOWING STUFF UP! And so we have "The Losers," based on a comic book originally set in WWII but updated by Andy D...

(B) Lottery Ticket

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
This genial little fairy tale of a comedy gives us a likable hero and an irresistible fantasy. Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) is a good, honest, hard-working kid who lives with his grandmother (Loretta De...

(C) The Lovely Bones

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Peter Jackson, whose film versions of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy could be a textbook example of how to adapt a literary work for screen, could find his latest film, "The Lovely Bones" as the e...



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