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(A-) Saved

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The first thing teenagers figure out is that it is enticingly easy to make fun of believers in any category. What's nice about this movie is that it does so while still entirely respectful of belie...

(A-) The School of Rock

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
If there was ever someone born to portray the true spirit of rock and roll, it is Jack Black. In this movie, that is what they needed, and that is just what he does.

Black plays Dewey Finn...

(A-) Seabiscuit

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There is a reason that good movies about sports, almost always about an underdog who overcomes obstacles to succeed, appeal to us in such a visceral fashion. Americans fiercely love athletic heroe...

(A-) Serenity

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Creator of Buffy the the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon has populated another world with tough, smart-talking characters fighting the darkest evil. And once again the heart of the force for good is a ...

(A-) Shall We Dance?

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Chicago lawyer John Clark (Richard Gere) writes wills. He listens to people sum up their lives -- their assets, their liabilities, their legacies. When it's done, they ask, "Is that it, then?" an...

(A-) Shanghai Knights

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There are no surprises in "Shanghai Knights," but that's only because it delivers exactly what we came to see: a cheerfully anachronistic buddy/action/comedy movie starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wil...

(A-) Shaolin Soccer

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
You know, we just don't get enough kung fu soccer fairy tale movies.

At least, I know it now, because this one is such fun I can't wait to see another. The most successful Hong Kong film e...

(A-) Shark Tale

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
This hip-hop/mob action comedy set undersea is fast, fresh, fun, and finny -- I mean --punny -- I mean funny.

Okay, you watch the movie and see if you don't come out making silly jokes like ...

(A-) Shattered Glass

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
"If your mother says she loves you, check it out."

That's what editors tell young reporters. Journalists believe that telling the truth is more than their job; it is almost a sacred obliga...

(A-) Shaun of the Dead

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(A-) Shrek Forever After

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: All Ages
Talk about happily ever after! "Shrek Forever After" is the best Shrek since the first one. After a third episode that proved they couldn't take it much furthe...

(A-) Sicko

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Presenting symptoms: queasiness, fever, hyperventilation, and mood swings.

Diagnosis: You've just seen Michael Moore's latest film, "Sicko." As the tagline says, "This might hurt a little."...

(A-) Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Dashing pilot Joe "Sky Captain" Sullivan (Jude Law) and intrepid reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) investigate the disappearance of a group of top scientists and the invasion of enormous rob...

(A-) Sky High

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
It's the classic anxiety dream -- embarrassing yourself in front of the whole class on the first day of school. Now imagine that instead of being called upon to answer some question about the summ...

(A-) The Social Network

Genre: School
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Change is not polite. The bigger the change, the more likely that it is messy and painful and ugly. Even its beginnings are often disturbingly uninspired and uninspiring. Despite what Hollywood ...

(A-) Something's Gotta Give

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This delightful romantic comedy is the ultimate middle-age woman's fantasy -- not the part about being romanced by Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson, just the part about being Diane Keaton.

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(A-) Spanglish

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Every few years, writer/director James Brooks makes another smart, sensitive movie about smart, sensitive people who love each other and drive each other crazy. In "Spanglish," as in Broadcast New...

(A-) Spider-Man

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(A-) Splendor in the Grass

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
In this classic of repressed teenage sexuality, set in the 1920s, Bud (Warren Beatty) and Deanie (Natalie Wood) are high school students who are newly in love and breathless with desire, physical a...

(A-) Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Hurray for "Spy Kids 2," this summer's most imaginatively joyous adventure.

Carmen and Juni Cortez are back, now full-time operatives of the spy organization OSS and its new kids unit. As t...

(A-) The Squid and the Whale

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A hyper-verbal, deeply wounded man who is almost as clever (but not nearly as brilliant) as he thinks he is has an ego that has been triply hit. His unfaithful wife wants a divorce, his writing ca...

(A-) Step Into Liquid

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The classic 1966 documentary The Endless Summer by Buce Brown introduced audiences around the world to the glories of surfing and made the search for the perfect wave thrilling and epic. Now Brown...

(A-) The Story of the Costume Drama

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Middle School
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(A-) Super 8

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A couple of kids who are deeply in love with making movies have made a movie about kids deeply in love with making movies, and it is one of the most joyously thrilling treats of the summer, a love ...



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