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(C) Takers

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Why make a movie with so many first-rate performers and give central roles to people who cannot act and have no star power on screen? For the answer, read the credits. Rap star T.I. and R&B star ...

(C) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
When we've seen Will Ferrell run around naked, how much fun is it to see him run around in his underpants?

The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. ...

(A-) Thank You for Smoking

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Michael Kinsley famously said that the crime in campaign finance is not what's illegal -- it's what's legal. That also applies to campaign finance's even sleazier cousin, lobbying.

Lobbyis...

(A-) The Theory of Everything

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B+) There Will Be Blood

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
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(B) Think Like a Man Too

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(C-) This Means War

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
In the world of this film, American spies work in stylish and luxurious L.A. offices and live in cool apartments that look like the ads in Maxim with people toasting each other with expensive vodka...

(C-) A Thousand Words

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"A Thousand Words" was filmed four years ago, when George W. Bush was President and a joke about the massive popularity of Hannah Montana was timely.  Four years later, it is being not so much rel...

(C) The Time Traveler's Wife

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Books and movies are two very different modes of expression. Books tend to be more subjective and internal, focusing on what the author or characters think and feel. Movies are usually better at ...

(B) To Save a Life

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Whose life does the title refer to? "To Save a Life" begins with a funeral, a tragic loss of a high school kid who committed suicide because he felt isolated a...

(B+) Total Recall

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Will the 2012 version of the story inspired by Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember it for You Wholesale<...

(B) Tower Heist

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
If the Occupy Wall Street crowd decided to make it movie it would be "Tower Heist," the story of 99%-ers stealing back from a 1% guy what he stole from them. Alan Alda has a lot of fun playing a...

(B+) Tracks

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

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A timely story, some welcome complexity, and a compelling performance elevate this story of terrorism above the usual bang-bang. Don Cheadle plays Samir, a person of interest being tracked by the a...

(C) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Oh, dear. #TransformerFail I truly loved the first Transformers movie. It was everything you need in a big summer explo...

(B-) Transporter 3

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is in the transport business. If he accepts the job he guarantees delivery with three rules: once the deal is made, no details may be changed, no names provided by eit...

(B+) The Tree of Life

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
On those dark nights of the soul, when we consider not just life but Life, and Meaning, and our place in the cosmos, our lives don't play out in our minds in sequence.  Images and snatches of...

(B) Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
When in the depths of winter the dregs of the cinematic year limp into theaters, some audiences long for the more cerebral fare of spring or fall. “Haven’t we seen this plot before?” becomes...

(B) Trouble With the Curve

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(A-) True Grit

Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
In a remake of the John Wayne classic that is truer to the Charles Portis book, the Coen brothers have made their most sincere film yet, a western as spare and yet majestic as its unspoiled landsca...

(B) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Things -- and people -- heat up in this third chapter in the "Twilight" saga. Bella (Kristen Stewart) begins by quoting Robert Frost's famous poem about » Read Review

(B+) The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"You're good with weird," a character tells Bella mid-way through "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." That's an understatement. In the first » Read Review



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