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(C) Made of Honor

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"Made of Honor" has gloss and bounce and some of the core elements of a mainstream chick flick/date movie. Sexiest Man Alive runner-up in lead role? Yep, Dr. McDreamy himself. I've been a Patric...

(B+) Madea's Family Reunion

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
As the Borg say on "Star Trek," "Resistance is futile." Don't even try to get in the way of Madea, that pistol-packing, Bible-thumping, larger than life powerhouse and force for good creation of T...

(B-) Magic in the Moonlight

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B+) Mamma Mia!

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B+) The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating:     Audience: High School
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(B+) Man on Wire

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) Mao's Last Dancer

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
Director Bruce Beresford, best known for "Driving Miss Daisy," returns to the themes of cross-cultural connections in this film based on the memoir of Chinese ballet star Li Cunxin. Li (Chinese ...

(B+) Margin Call

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Investors can make bets by promising to buy stock at a higher or lower price than the current day's valuation.  If all goes well, they never actually have to buy the stock.  They can keep buying ...

(B) Marie Antoinette

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
With this third film, we can begin to see the themes emerging in the work of writer/director Sofia Coppola. Again, she has given us the story of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman trying to find ...

(C) Match Point

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
In Stardust Memories, Woody Allen's character refers to his mother's cooking as putting food through the "deflavorizing machine." His latest movie feels as though he has taken his complex and powe...

(C+) The Messengers

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The trailers for "The Messengers" don’t do it justice — there’s a lot more potential in this movie than appears in the » Read Review

(C) Miami Vice

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
The original "Miami Vice" was Michael Mann's decade-defining television show. It ran from 1984-89 and everything about it was fresh, edgy, and influential. The t-shirt under the Armani jacket wit...

(B+) Million Dollar Arm

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
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(B+) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
miss%20pettigrew.jpgA delicious retro romp about a f...

(B+) Morning Glory

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School

We love those disheveled but indomitable women of the television world, from Holly Hunter in "Broadcast News" to Mary Tyler Moore in her iconic 1970's television series, Tina Fey in "30 Rock," a...

(D) Mr. Woodcock

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
If Sophocles knew that this would be the result, he would never have allowed "Oedipus" to see the light of day. "Mr. Woodcock" is an Oedipal comedy about a man who loves his mother and who becomes...

(A) Munich

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meier said, "I can forgive them for killing my children. I cannot forgive them for forcing my children to kill theirs."

At the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, ther...

(B+) Music & Lyrics

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Comedy that is actually funny plus romance that is actually sweet equals a sunny little valentine to brighten the winter doldrums. And -- I can't help saying it -- Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore go...

(C) My Life in Ruins

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Everything that made the adorable "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" so winning is missing from this tired and formulaic sitcom of a movie about an American tour guide in Greece. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding...

(B-) My Sister's Keeper

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
How far would you go to save your child's life? How far should you go? Those are the questions posed -- and largely ducked -- in this film based on the best-selling book, » Read Review

(B-) My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Even with a face contorted with rage and vengeance and a voice echoing through the streets of New York as well as the theater, it’s difficult not to like Uma Thurman as the needy, controlling and...

(B) My Week with Marilyn

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
"Her skin does not reject the light." That was impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir's answer when asked why he used one favorite model so many times.  And it describes the luminous beaut...



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