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(B) Pacific Rim

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(D) Patch Adams

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
If the real-life Robin Williams were a doctor, he would be the real-life Patch Adams, who believes that doctors should treat the patient, not the disease, and that sick, frightened people need to f...

(B-) Paul Blart: Mall Cop

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Some things are so inherently funny they transcend time, language, and culture. Slipping on a banana peel. A cream pie in the face. And now we must add to the list Kevin James in a uniform ridin...

(C-) Peaceful Warrior

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(C+) Pearl Harbor

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Remember when Humphrey Bogart told Ingrid Bergman that "it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world?" Well, this is a s...

(B) Penelope

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
penelope.jpgThis off-beat and uneven fairy tale has somethin...

(B) Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
A teenager feels like he doesn't fit in anywhere. It all comes together when he finds out that he has inherited some special powers from the father he last saw when he was seven months old. And he...

(C+) The Perfect Storm

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
It's very hard to make a good book into a good movie, even a good book that seems inherently cinematic, as this one does, with all its swirling winds and crashing waves. But in adapting this book,...

(F) The Pink Panther

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Anyone remember Ted Wass? He starred in Curse of the Pink Panther.

Alan Arkin (Inspector Clouseau) tried to step into the banana-slipping shoes of Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. Robert...

(D) The Pink Panther 2

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
I have seen taxidermy livelier than this moribund mess which further sullies the reputation of the original series of films starring Peter Sellers as well as those of everyone associated with this ...

(B+) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Jack is back. And he is doing what he does best -- stealing the movie from everyone else.  Johnny Depp continues Captain Jack Sparrow's conquest of center stage with this fourth in the "Pirates...

(B+) Planet of the Apes

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
lTim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" is less a remake than a re-imagining of the classic staring Charlton Heston. This version has no loincloth and no Statue of Liberty, and no Roddy McDowell, but H...

(B-) Pompeii

Genre: Tragedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) Poseidon

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
This remake is so stripped down it doesn't even have time for two of the three words of the original: this isn't The Poseidon Adventure -- it's just "Poseidon." If they remake it, it will be called...

(B-) Post Grad

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
There is not one single thing in this movie that you don't see or guess from the trailer, but for some audiences that means that it will deliver just what they are looking for. Alexis Bledel pla...

(B+) A Prairie Home Companion

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Garrison Keillor's voice is a national treasure. It is so warm, so magnetic, even hypnotic that it lulls you into a whole different dimension, an idealized past located somewhere between innocent ...

(B+) Premium Rush

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
He's a Manhattan bicycle messenger and his name is Wilee, like the coyote.  But Wilee (the always-brilliant Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is more like the road runner in this story.  He has an envelope t...

(B) The Prince & Me

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
The title says it all. This is a classic Cinderella story about a hardworking girl from the Wisconsin dairy farm who wants to go to medical school but falls for a handsome and charming foreign exc...

(C) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Roger Ebert launched a thousand blog posts with howls of protest by asserting that a video game could never be a ...

(B+) The Proposal

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Think "Taming of the Shrew Wears Prada." Book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) is whip-smart and whippet-thin, ferociously competent, ruthlessly demanding, and just plain scary. When she strides ...



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