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(B+) Fading Gigolo

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(A-) Fahrenheit 9/11

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This is the movie that won the movie world's highest accolade -- a sort of international Oscar -- the Cannes Film Festival's Palme D'Or. And it is the movie that columnist Christopher Hitchens<...

(B) The Family

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(C) Fanboys

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"Fanboys" has less of a sense of humor about its subjects than they do about themselves. It is so afraid of offending the demographic that it cannot decide if it is making fun of passionate fans o...

(A-) Far From Heaven

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The 1950’s was a time of peace and plenty, but it was also a time of conformity. It was especially inconvenient to be female, gay, or black. In “Far From Heaven,” characters struggle with a...

(D) Fascination

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Lust. Betrayal. Revenge. Greed. Murder. Somehow, all of these things become dull in the preposterous and yet decidedly un-fascinating "Fascination," a movie that plays as though the script was bei...

(D) The Fast and the Furious

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I don’t ask for much from summer popcorn movies. Give me some car chases and explosions, some romance, and a nasty villain who meets a nastier end, and I’m happy. I had high hopes for "The Fa...

(F+) Fast Track

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Painfully overlong at under 90 minutes, "The Ex" (formerly known as "Fast Track") is a clunky, lead-footed disaster, the stunning incompetence of its script and direction only exceeded by the shock...

(B+) Fever Pitch

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The only thing surprising about this completely conventional big studio date movie is that it comes from the joyfully outrageous Farrelly brothers (There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal) and th...

(C+) The Filth and the Fury

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More than 20 years ago, the Sex Pistols made one album, were let go by two record companies, one after only one day, and had the number one song in the UK, though it was so controversial it could n...

(D) Final Destination 2

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Not bothering with everyday movie conventions like plot, acting, or logic, this wisp of a sequel found its competitive advantage in “Final Destination” (2002) and pursued it with gleeful abando...

(D) Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

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In "A.I." we had a real boy, Haley Joel Osment, playing a robot. In this movie, we have computer animated figures playing real people. This is the first computer-animated movie to "star" actors. ...

(B+) Finding Forrester

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There is nothing more appealing to watch in a movie than one character teaching another, except perhaps when two characters teach each other. This reliable formula is well presented in this fine f...

(B-) Fired Up

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Yes, this is a dumb little teen sex comedy that repeatedly tries to generate hilarity with a cheer involving the initials of its title. Yes, it spends a lot of camera time focusing on tight little...

(B+) The Five-Year Engagement

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B+) Flags of Our Fathers

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Clint Eastwood's first of two films about the WWII battle at Iwo Jima is sincere, competent, and respectful. He powerfully conveys the madness and brutality of battle and the conflicting feelings o...

(B+) Flight

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(D) Flightplan

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It's always a bad sign in a thriller when the big reveal is greeted by hoots of derisive laughter, and that's what happened at this movie. It's an even worse sign when two-time Oscar winner Jodie F...

(A+) The Fog of War

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“The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara” is an intelligent documentary directed by Errol Morris and based upon an interview with Robert McNamara, who as Secretary of...

(B+) Footloose

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Director Craig Brewer doesn't so much remake 1984's » Read Review

(B-) For Colored Girls

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler

Tyler Perry's films frustrate critics and commentators, who are bothered by the awkward mash-ups of high melodrama and low humor and by what many people think is an exaggerated and biased portra...

(B-) For Greater Glory

Genre: War
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(B-) Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"How I Met Your Mother's" Jason Segal wrote and stars in the latest from the Apatow atelier, another raunchy comedy with a tender heart, and once again the story of a childish and helpless man who ...

(D) Formula 51

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This "Formula" is missing some key ingredients – like plot, characters, and dialogue.

Here is what it does have: the undeniably cool Samuel L. Jackson (who co-produced) in a kilt, fending ...

(C+) Four Brothers

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We start out on the side of the four adopted brothers who reunite to find the people who murdered their mother, but they lose us in this over-violent and under-sincere story that strays from justic...

(D) Frailty

Genre: Horror
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Many great horror movies deal with families; that is where we are all most sensitive. This uneven film exploits that vulnerability but is ultimately unsatisfying.

The film opens on a da...

(B) Freddy vs. Jason

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
I hope needless to say, this extremely violent movie is only for the hard-core fans of the genre who are old enough not to be traumatized by it. Since I do not think I can be fair to these movies,...

(B+) Frequency

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Every moment, we face a thousand seemingly inconsequential choices that can have the most profound impact on our lives and those around us. In "Frequency," a fireman gets a message from his son, 3...

(C+) Friday After Next

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This third in Ice Cube’s “Friday” series has something to offend everyone, with highly politically incorrect jokes in just about every category. On the other hand, it is better than the last ...

(B) Friends With Benefits

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"Shut up, Katherine Heigl," says our heroine, as she passes by a wall of posters for another fungible romantic comedy that should be sued for deceptive advertising.  Jamie (Mila Kunis) is an execu...

(C) From Paris With Love

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
John Travolta loves to be bad. And so he is clearly having a blast -- in both senses of the word -- in this film, playing a bald guy with an earring who likes to shoot first and think later. As ...

(C+) Full Frontal

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Somewhere on the continuum between complexity and incoherence lies the latest film from Steven Soderbergh. After big-time Hollywood critical and box office success with the glossy, classy "Erin Br...



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