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(B+) James and the Giant Peach

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
This movie may be too scary for kids under six, but older children and their families, particularly fans of the Roald Dahl book, will love this spectacular musical fantasy from Tim Burton and Henry...

(B+) The Jane Austen Book Club

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
I'm pretty sure that Jane Austen never thought of including a lesbian jumping out of an airplane in any of her books, and yet somehow that scene fits in just fine in this story of six people who ge...

(B+) Jane Eyre

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
[gallery ids="33644,33645"]Jean-Michel Cousteau begins this dazzling underwater documentary with archival footage of his father's pioneering work in showing us life in the other two-thirds of the p...

(B+) Jiro Dreams of Sushi

MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School

(B+) Johnny Belinda

Genre: Classic
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) The Joneses

Genre: Satire
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Why do we want what we want? I don't mean world peace or for our school's team to win the NCAA championship, but why do we want a particular brand of shoe or phone or perfume? Is it because we th...

(B+) Journey to the Center of the Earth

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B+) The Jungle Book

MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Based on Rudyard Kipling's book about a boy raised by wolves, this version concentrates on Mowgli's return to his family's village and the challenges he faces as he tries to adjust to "civili...

(B+) Juno

MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Juno%20poster.jpg It's time for the q-word again. Every year, it seems, there is some...

(B+) Jurassic Park III

MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
It may seem odd to speak of a made-to-be-blockbuster as unpretentious, but the aspirations of "Jurassic Park III" are remarkably -- almost endearingly -- modest. It does not waste time with chaos ...

(B+) Just Like Heaven

MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Many romantic comedies have a Sleeping Beauty theme, but few as literally as this by-the-book but enjoyable trifle.

Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) is a dedicated doctor who has no life outside...

(B+) Just Wright

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
If you've seen the trailer, you know exactly what's coming here, but there's nothing wrong with that. After all, you know what's coming when you combine eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla to make a c...

(B+) Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages
Things for the young fans of Justin Beiber to think about as they watch this film: He is cuuuuute! Hair! Smile! Voice! Dancing!I  am so lucky to have a talented, unassuming, nonthreatening, hard-w...


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