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(C-) Barnyard

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
In this movie, the cows are boys. They have big pink udders and manly male voices. In fact, head cow Ben has the manliest, malest, deepest voice imaginable, that of quintessential cowpoke Sam Ell...

(B+) Bears

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MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(A+) Beauty and the Beast

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
"Beauty and the Beast" is one of Disney's most beloved fairy tales and the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.  This week it is back in theaters in 3D and it looks gorgeo...

(B+) Because of Winn-Dixie

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
This story of a girl, a dog, and the lessons they teach a small southern town is appealing but a bit heavy-handed, starting right at the beginning. It leads off with the sugary cliche trifecta: vo...

(B+) Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(B-) Bedtime Stories

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Once upon a time there was a movie studio that thought it could produce a hit with a performer best known for raunchy slacker comedies and a lot of money for special effects. This story does not t...

(B-) Benji: Off the Leash!

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The dogs are cute, the intentions are good, and there's a refreshing absence of potty humor, but that's about the best that can be said about the fifth movie about loveable mutt Benji from writer/d...

(C-) Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
A pampered pooch goes on an unexpected adventure but just about everything else in this movie is only too predictable. Drew Barrymore provides the voice for Chloe, a cashmere couture and diamond c...

(B+) Big Fat Liar

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
In this likeable family comedy, Jason Shepherd (Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle") plays an 8th grader who relies on his easy smile and even easier lies to keep him out of trouble, with a li...

(A+) The Black Stallion

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(B) Bolt

Genre: For all ages
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Bolt (voice of John Travolta) thinks he is a super-dog. He and his "person," Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus) spend their days battling the evil, green-eyed Dr. Calico (voice of Malcolm McDowell), who...

(B+) The Borrowers

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Mary Norton's delightful book about the tiny people who live in houses and "borrow" foraged items (thus explaining why no one can ever find anything) is charmingly translated to the screen. The art...

(A-) The Boxtrolls

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(B+) The Boy Who Could Fly

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
In honor of Special Education Week, watch this touching film with your family: Milly (Lucy Deakins), her mother, Charlene (Bonnie Bedelia), and her brother, Louis (Fred Savage), move into a new ho...

(B+) The Brave Little Toaster

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
In this movie, based on a story by science-fiction author Thomas M. Disch, a group of household appliances in a summer cottage, worried about their young master, leave home to go and find him, enco...

(B+) Bridge to Terabithia

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Thirty years ago, a young mother named Katherine Paterson wrote a book to console her son David after his close friend was killed in an accident. That book went on to win the Newberry, children's ...

(A+) Bringing Up Baby

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Shy paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) is hoping for three things: a rare dinosaur bone fossil, a million dollar research grant, and his marriage to colleague Miss Swallow. Madcap heire...



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