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(B+) The Ladykillers

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Tom Hanks and the Coen brothers take the title, the concept (sweet little old lady outwits criminals), the teeth, and the slightly sepulchral laugh from the 1955 English black comedy classic. They...

(B+) Last Chance Harvey

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
It's wonderful to watch young people falling in love for the first time. That's why we get to see it so often in the movies. But it is even more wonderful to see people falling in love for the la...

(B+) The Last Samurai

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
For better and worse, this is what Hollywood knows how to do -- a grand and eminently watchable epic with no expense spared, ambitious in scope, thoughtful in execution. If it is not particularly ...

(B+) Legally Blonde

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
It's been too long since the last courtroom comedy. This one might not reach the heights of the sublime "My Cousin Vinny`" but it comes pretty close.

Reese Witherspoon plays Elle Woods, an ...

(B+) Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Reese Witherspoon is still enchanting, but "Legally Blonde 2" suffers from sequel-itis. That happens when the movie studio wants badly to repeat the success of an original, but the happily-ever-aft...

(B+) The Legend of Bagger Vance

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
There is a golden boy, young, handsome, a champion golfer, and he wins the heart of Adele (Charlize Theron), the most beautiful debutante in Georgia. His roots in Savannah are so deep that even hi...

(B+) Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
They may horrify tender-hearted parents, but the Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket (pseudonym of Daniel Handler) are wildly popular with school-age kids.

"These books are among th...

(B+) Life or Something Like It

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
It's been months since we have had a good old-fashioned date movie and that makes this one particularly welcome.

Angelina Jolie plays Lanie, a television news reporter in Seattle who thinks...

(B+) Lili

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Lili (Leslie Caron), a French orphan, is dazzled by a handsome carnival magician named Marcus (Jean Pierre Aumont) when he speaks kindly to her, and she follows him back to the carnival. She ...

(B+) The Lion King

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Sort of a cross between "Richard III" and "Hamlet," this is the story of Simba (voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a child, Matthew Broderick as an adult), the cub of Mufasa (James Earl Jones), the...

(B+) Little Lord Fauntleroy

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Cedric (Freddie Bartholomew), who lives in New York with his widowed mother, finds out that he is the grandson of a British earl, and is to go to England to live in his castle. After marrying...

(B+) Little Miss Sunshine

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
When the family in this movie learns that their van cannot be repaired in time for them to get to the Little Miss Sunshine competition, they decide to drive it as is. And that means that in order ...

(B+) A Little Princess

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Sara Crewe is brought to Miss Minchin's boarding school by her adored father, and promises to be "a good soldier" and be brave about staying there without him. She is the brightest girl in th...

(B+) Live Free or Die Hard

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
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(B+) Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4)

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
It will blow the box of popcorn out of your hand. die%20hard%204.jpg Jus...

(B+) The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The squeals of joy from the audience began as soon as Hilary Duff's name appeared in the credits and quickly escalated into sounds only dogs could hear as Duff, playing Lizzie McGuire, worked her w...

(B+) Local Hero

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Plot: McIntyre (Peter Reigert) is an ambitious executive with a Knox Oil & Gas, based in Houston, Texas. He is dispatched by Happer (Burt Lancaster), the company's eccentric billionaire chief e...

(B+) Lone Survivor

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B+) The Longest Yard

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After a series of interchangeable slacker movies with scripts that felt like two lines scribbled on a pizza box cover and a couple of sensitive performances in movies by A-list directors, Adam Sand...

(B+) The Longshots

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A little bit of grittiness keeps this fact-based story of a girl who plays football from getting too sugary. The talented Keke Palmer of » Read Review

(B+) The Lookout

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
In this tense and twisty thriller, our narrator and central figure is Chris (the stunning Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a one-time high school hockey star and dreamboat who was brain-damaged in a car cras...

(B+) Lords of Dogtown

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
In the late 1970's, a group of kids in Venice, California who loved to surf invented a new kind of skateboarding and a new kind of cool.

Three ingredients came together. The first was tech...

(B+) The Losers

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The weather is getting warmer, which means it must be time for some movies about BLOWING STUFF UP! And so we have "The Losers," based on a comic book originally set in WWII but updated by Andy D...

(B+) Love and Basketball

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
About eighty percent love and twenty percent basketball, this is a romance about two basketball-loving kids who go one-on-one in both games for almost twenty years before they get it right. The ...



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