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(B) Take the Lead

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
It never fails.

No matter how many times rap songs win the Oscar, no matter how many years have passed since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were at the top of the box office as they danced ...

(B) Taxi

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"Superman has kryptonite," explains Washburn (Jimmy Fallon), showing that even the greats have their weaknesses. "Indiana Jones has snakes. Whitney Houston has Bobby Brown." (Ba-dum-pump) He migh...

(A) The Terminal

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One of the most enduring themes in fiction is the journey. From The Odyssey and the search for the holy grail to to The Wizard of Oz, The African Queen, and Finding Nemo, the story of hero...

(C+) Tex

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Plot: The only one of the popular S.E. Hinton books to be filmed by Disney, this is a bit glossier than the two directed by Francis Ford Coppola ("The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish"), but still a ver...

(A+) Thirteen Days

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For once the tag line has it just right: "You'll never know how close we came."

It may seem like a movie script, but it really happened. American planes took photos of Soviet missiles in Cu...

(B+) This is It

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
"This is It" is here to rescue us from the tabloids and remind us what true star power looks like. There are moments of aching sadness as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the concert tour that n...

(B) Thor

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The original Hammer is here.  Thor, Norse god of thunder and lightning (and the source of the word "Thursday"), star of Marvel comics written by Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and memorably...

(B+) Thor: The Dark World

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(D) The Three Stooges

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
I believe it was the great philosopher Curly Joe who first said that you cannot step in the same stream twice.  And perhaps it was Shemp who said that you can't go home again.  Okay, that was the...

(B+) Thunder Soul

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
A real-life "Mr. Holland's Opus," this is the inspiring story of a dedicated teacher who transformed the lives of his students and the gathering 35 years later, when he was 92 years old, to perform...

(B+) The Time Machine

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In honor of this year's B-Movie celebration, the DVD pick of the week is one of the films they are showing at the festival, the classic George...

(C) Timeline

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Hollywood sometimes seems to operate under some unnamed Law of Plots, where certain themes and stories must be recycled on a schedule so predictable that it makes the daily orbit of the Earth aroun...

(B+) Titanic

Genre: Tragedy
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Classic Greek tragedies explored the theme of hubris as human characters dared to take on the attributes of the gods only to find their hopes crushed. This is a real-life story of hubris, as the sh...

(B) Titanic 3D

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Classic Greek tragedies explored the theme of hubris as human characters dared to take on the attributes of the gods only to find their hopes crushed. This is a real-life story of hubris, as the sh...

(C) The Tourist

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Behind this forgettable trifle are some very talented people, all punching below their weight when they're not just calling it in. The screenplay is by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), Christophe...

(C) Transcendence

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) Transformers

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The surprising transformation here is not from machines into enormous robots but from a modest Saturday morning » Read Review

(B) Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Genre: Superhero
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(C) Tristan + Isolde

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Tristan and Isolde have suffered enough. This movie feels like overkill.

Oh, their legend will survive. But this classic comics-style perfume commercial of a re-telling will not.

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(B) Tron: Legacy

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Here's all you need to know about the stars: Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return as Kevin and Alan and their avatar/doubles, CLU and Tron. They are joined by Garrett Hedlund as Kevin's son, S...

(D) The Tuxedo

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Four words I didn’t plan on saying: Bring back Chris Tucker!

The bad guy in the movie may be evil, but he doesn’t do nearly as much damage to Jackie Chan as the script does. It’s a cu...

(B+) Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Tyler Perry's latest film is more traditional and with a more consistent tone than his "Medea" movies, but it has his trademark trio: sincerity, spirituality, and story. And if he passes on that o...



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