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(A-) I Capture the Castle

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
If Jane Austen’s protagonists lived in a world of embroidered silk, spinning graceful webs to catch spouses in a rigid system of behavior and class, then the heroines of “I Capture the Castle...

(A-) I, Robot

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Now this is what I call a summer popcorn movie!

It's hard to say which has the sleeker profile, Will Smith (everything you could ask for in an action hero) or the Chicago skyline of 2035, a...

(A-) Identity

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
It was a dark and stormy night.

Ten strangers are stranded at a seedy motel. And then, as one of them later explains, "people started dying."

At first, it seems that they have noth...

(A-) In America

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Screenwriter/director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot) tells the story of his family's move to America as something of a fairy tale set in a sweltering and grimy apartment building where even the kind-h...

(A-) In Her Shoes

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Siblings divide up the world to prove who they are, and the closer they are to each other, the more they depend on each other, the harder they would to stake their claim to being different from eac...

(A-) Inception

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Stop right now. I mean it, stop reading. If you have not already seen "Inception," there is nothing I can tell you that would not diminish your experience of this film. The less you know going i...

(A-) Independence Day

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(A-) Inside Man

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Spike Lee's brilliant direction and a clever and surprising script from first-timer Russell Gewirtz provide an ideal setting for four of the most watchable actors in the business in a heist film th...

(A-) The Interpreter

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"The Interpreter" is a watchable, if not always absorbing thriller, thanks to sheer star power and top directing talent.

Nicole Kidman is Silvia, an American raised in Africa, who works as...

(A-) Into the Wild

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Every one of us at times hears the call of the wild, to match the wild of the outdoors to the wild that is inside us, to leave behind all of the petty complications of civilization and test ourselv...

(A-) Into the Wild

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Every one of us at times hears the call of the wild, to match the wild of the outdoors to the wild that is inside us, to leave behind all of the petty complications of civilization and test ourselv...

(A-) Intolerable Cruelty

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
In Bringing Up Baby, a psychiatrist explains that "The love impulse in man frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict." That idea may not always be true of romance, but it is at (where else) th...

(A-) The Iron Giant

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Preschool
It draws a lot from E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial, The Indian in the Cupboard, and, for that matter, from Lassie, but this story of a boy who befriends an enormous robot from outer space is told with...

(A-) It Might Get Loud

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
It goes to 11. Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") has made a documentary featuring three generations of guitar gods: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (The White Str...



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