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(B+) Panic Room

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This thriller, in the claustrophobic mode of "Rear Window", finds Meg (Jodie Foster), a recent divorcee, and her combative daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart), trapped in the secret vault/bomb shelter...

(B+) The Parent Trap

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
This delightful remake of the Hayley Mills classic stars Lindsay Lohan as both Hallie and Annie, twin girls separated at birth, who meet up at summer camp and decide to switch places. Lohan is utte...

(B+) The Passion of The Christ

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This is both more and less than a movie. In one sense, it is less a movie than the heartfelt prayer of a gifted film-maker. In another it is a narrow and harrowing perspective on a story that, no m...

(B+) The Patriot

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
As I watched this movie, I kept thinking of the tagline from "Jaws 4:" "This time it's personal." Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, a veteran of the British army who was a hero during the French a...

(B+) Pay it Forward

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A child challenged to change the world comes up with a plan. He will do three important favors for people who need them. Then, instead of allowing them to pay it back, he will ask each of them to...

(B+) Perfect Harmony

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
The story takes place in Georgia, at an all-white private boys' boarding school called Blanton, in 1959. Blanton is famous for its boys' choir. The candidates for the prestigious "lead boy" positio...

(B+) The Pirates of Penzance

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages
Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" by talking like these delightful rascals! pirates%20of%20penzance.jpg » Read Review

(B+) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Jack is back. And he is doing what he does best -- stealing the movie from everyone else.  Johnny Depp continues Captain Jack Sparrow's conquest of center stage with this fourth in the "Pirates...

(B+) Planet of the Apes

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
lTim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" is less a remake than a re-imagining of the classic staring Charlton Heston. This version has no loincloth and no Statue of Liberty, and no Roddy McDowell, but H...

(B+) Playing from the Heart

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
This theatrical production of the real-life story of deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie is a real treasure for family viewing. As with the other productions from Globalstage, it may take some kids a...

(B+) Pleasantville

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
In "Dave" and "Big" screenwriter Gary Ross gave us characters whose innocent honesty and goodness revealed and transformed the adult world. Now, as both screenwriter and director of "Pleasantville,...

(B+) Pollock

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The best biographical movies do three things. They show us why the life being depicted was important and how the main character had an important impact on the way we see the world. They give us a...

(B+) Poseidon

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
This remake is so stripped down it doesn't even have time for two of the three words of the original: this isn't The Poseidon Adventure -- it's just "Poseidon." If they remake it, it will be called...

(B+) Possession

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
No one thinks more carefuly about words than poets, scholars, and detectives. All three come together in two parallel love stories spanning two centuries, based on the astonishingly inventive, da...

(B+) The Powerpuff Girls Movie

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The Powerpuff Girls' first feature-length movie may be a treat for the fans of the show, but its non-stop excitement and sense of humor is going to win over just about anyone. Move over Pokemon, th...

(B+) A Prairie Home Companion

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Garrison Keillor's voice is a national treasure. It is so warm, so magnetic, even hypnotic that it lulls you into a whole different dimension, an idealized past located somewhere between innocent ...

(B+) Premium Rush

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
He's a Manhattan bicycle messenger and his name is Wilee, like the coyote.  But Wilee (the always-brilliant Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is more like the road runner in this story.  He has an envelope t...

(B+) The Prestige

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
As if we should believe him, Hugh Jackman’s character proclaims in “The Prestige” that magicians have a “circle of trust.” “The Prestige” takes that circle of trust and twists it into...

(B+) Prime

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Writer-director Ben Younger, who perflectly nailed the high-testosterone world of pump-and-dump stock scams in Boiler Room, is a bit more uneven with a switch over to the estrogen side of things wi...

(B+) The Prince of Egypt

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Dreamworks SKG's first animated feature is a respectful retelling of the story of Moses, from the time he was found in the bullrushes and adopted by the Pharoh to the time he led the Hebrews out of...

(B+) Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Julianne Moore's radiant performance as Evelyn Ryan does for this movie what the real-life Ryan's "contest-ing" did for her family in the 1950's -- it holds it together with such mesmerizing grace ...

(B+) Prometheus

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B+) The Proposal

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Think "Taming of the Shrew Wears Prada." Book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) is whip-smart and whippet-thin, ferociously competent, ruthlessly demanding, and just plain scary. When she strides ...

(B+) The Providence Effect

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
You often hear the expression "feel-good movie" and it usually refers to a heart-warming romantic comedy or maybe something with penguins. This is a real feel-good movie because it is a real story...

(B+) Punch-Drunk Love

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Comedians use humor to transcend norms and act outside the rules of civility to express the feelings we strive to keep inside – anger, insecurity, resentment, and selfishness. Many of them assum...



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