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(B+) Galaxy Quest

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
This is one of the funniest movies of the year, hilariously but affectionately skewering television sci-fi, its stars, and its fans. Not since William Shatner told Trekkers Dana Carvey and Jon Lovi...

(B+) Get Smart

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
getsmart-%282%29.jpgThe big-screen version of the...

(B+) The Gift

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Cate Blanchett plays Annie Wilson, a widow from rural Georgia who has the gift of second sight. She supports her three sons by doing readings with cards, so she hears a lot of problems and secrets...

(B+) Girl with a Pearl Earring

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A portrait by Johannes Vermeer inspired a best-selling novel by Tracy Chevalier, who imagined the relationship between the artist and his subject, not as a Shakespeare in Love-style romance but as ...

(B+) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
The late Swedish author Steig Larsson created a series of books originally titled "Men Who Hate Women" with a character who was an idealized version of himself -- an investigative journalist of imp...

(B+) Gladiator

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Gladiator" is a movie of such astounding scope and sweep and such masterful story-telling that it makes its storyline seem classic rather than clichéd. Breathtakingly sumptuous visuals credibly r...

(B+) Glee Live! 3D

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Gather up, Gleeks, "Raise Your Glass" and get ready for "Fireworks!"  The musical TV series about a high school show choir, now poised to move from hit to cult, continues its juggernaut from telev...

(B+) Glory Road

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
A man who coaches high school girls' basketball gets a job at a small Texas school and not only takes them to the nationals, where they defeat the long-time champions in a stunning upset, he change...

(B+) Gnomeo & Juliet

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages
What's in a gnome? Shakespeare's tragic romance about the children of warring families has been adapted countless times (a high point: "West Side Story;" a low point: » Read Review

(B+) The Golden Compass

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
goldencompass.jpg Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) is disobedient, obstinate, craf...

(B+) The Good Shepherd

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
You can see what drew director Robert DeNiro and co-producer Francis Ford Coppola to this film about the beginnings of the CIA. It resonates with many of the same themes as their great triumph Godf...

(B+) The Gospel of John

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
"The Gospel of John" is a reverent, moving, and dignified depiction of the life of Christ as described in the New Testament. It is a literal re-telling, actually a recitation of the Gospel, word f...

(B+) The Grand Seduction

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B+) The Great Debaters

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Great%20Debaters.jpg In 1935, the debate team from ...

(B+) The Great Race

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Dedicated to "Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy," this movie is both a spoof and a loving tribute to the silent classics, with good guys, bad guys, romance, adventure, slapstick, music, wonderful antique ca...

(B+) The Great Race

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: All Ages
Dedicated to "Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy," this movie is both a spoof and a loving tribute to the silent classics, with good guys, bad guys, romance, adventure, slapstick, music, wonderful antique ca...

(B+) Greedy Lying Bastards

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) The Green Mile

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
It's pretty easy to make a movie where the hero saves the Earth from asteroids or blasts the bad guys into smithereens, because those kinds of battles give us lots of very cool stuff to look at. It...

(B+) Grindhouse

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
NOTE: This movie has extremely graphic, grisly, violent, and disgusting images, situations, and characters. It is not appropriate for anyone under 18 or for many adults. The positive rating is o...

(B+) Gulliver's Travels

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MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages
A cringe-inducing catastrophe with all of the appeal of fingernails on blackboard, this movie's first early warning sign should have been the omission of Jonathan Swift from the opening credits. <...

(B+) Guys and Dolls

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: The story takes place among the small-time underworld characters of New York. Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) runs a "floating crap game" (held in a different place each time) that provides en...



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