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(B) The Last Mimzy

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Two children find toys that make them more intelligent and powerful and send them on an adventure in this fine story for 4th-8th graders and their families. After he plays with the toys, Noah (Chr...

(B) The Legend of Zorro

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Great stunts, glamorous stars, and our affection for the characters make this sequel watchable, even with a disappointing script.

The original was pure popcorn pleasure, with Anthony Hopkins...

(C-) Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(C+) Like Mike

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
"Like Mike" has a formula intended for box-office heaven – a teen idol into a family friendly fantasy. Pint-sized rap star Lil Bow Wow plays an orphan who becomes an NBA star when he puts on a p...

(B+) Lili

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Lili (Leslie Caron), a French orphan, is dazzled by a handsome carnival magician named Marcus (Jean Pierre Aumont) when he speaks kindly to her, and she follows him back to the carnival. She ...

(A) Lilo & Stitch

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
"Lilo and Stitch" is as welcome as a gentle breeze coming through the hibiscus.

It has a cute story, endearing characters, a sensational soundtrack of Elvis classics, and glorious hand-paint...

(B+) The Lion King

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Sort of a cross between "Richard III" and "Hamlet," this is the story of Simba (voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a child, Matthew Broderick as an adult), the cub of Mufasa (James Earl Jones), the...

(B) The Lion King 3D

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
One of Disney's most popular animated features (and the inspiration for one of Broadway's biggest blockbuster) has been re-issued in 3D.  "The Lion King" is sort of a cross between "Richard III" a...

(B+) Little Lord Fauntleroy

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Cedric (Freddie Bartholomew), who lives in New York with his widowed mother, finds out that he is the grandson of a British earl, and is to go to England to live in his castle. After marrying...

(B+) A Little Princess

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Sara Crewe is brought to Miss Minchin's boarding school by her adored father, and promises to be "a good soldier" and be brave about staying there without him. She is the brightest girl in th...

(D) The Little Vampire

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
On one hand, this is an imaginative and exciting story, based on a popular series of children's books. On the other hand, the subject matter is vampires. Even though these vampires are friendly a...

(B+) The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The squeals of joy from the audience began as soon as Hilary Duff's name appeared in the credits and quickly escalated into sounds only dogs could hear as Duff, playing Lizzie McGuire, worked her w...

(A-) Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Chuck Jones, who produced over 100 of the greatest Warner Brothers cartoons, was asked whether he was making his cartoons for adults or children. "Neither," he responded. "I make them for myself ...

(B) The Lorax

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Adapting Dr. Seuss for a feature film is a challenge. The movies can capture his whimsical drawings and mischievous humor but they fail when they pad his storylines and jettison his rhymes.  Dr. S...



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