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(B+) Waking Ned Devine

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) lives in a tiny Irish village called Tulaigh Mhor (pronounced Tully More). Like many of the other residents, he is an enthusiastic buyer of lottery tickets, and when he r...

(B+) Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
Childhood tragedy and attendant guilt feelings. A big career-defining concert followed by a flashback of everything that went before. Adults amazed by early evidence of extraordinary talent and f...

(B+) Warrior

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Imagine if Rocky, instead of fighting Apollo Creed, got into the ring with another Rocky.  And they were brothers. I know, I know, but somehow it works in a surprisingly affecting story of the ...

(B+) Watchmen

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
This movie deserves two separate reviews. The first is for fans of the the award-winning » Read Review

(B+) The Water-Horse

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
waterhorse-poster-0.jpg In the grand tradition of "he followed me home -- can I ...

(B+) We Don't Live Here Anymore

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Situated somewhere between John Updike and "Knott's Landing," this is a story of suburban angst and adultery, with meaningful glances, inexpressible longing, fumbled groping, and a lot of hangovers...

(B+) We Were Soldiers

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The Viet Nam battle drama "We Were Soldiers" spends half an hour making us care about each of the characters and the rest of the movie blowing them up.

It is based on the book by Lt. Colonel...

(B+) What a Girl Wants

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
This is not just a fairy tale -- it is a full-out fantasy straight from the heart of all young girls and former young girls who really really love their daddies. It may feel to other people like a ...

(B+) What Women Want

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Mel Gibson shows us just what women want in his first-ever romantic comedy -- we want Mel Gibson.

Mel plays Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive who is successful at work (he think...

(B+) Where the Heart Is

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
You don’t have to ask where the heart is in this movie – it’s all heart. As you might expect from a movie based on an Oprah book and starring several of Hollywood's most talented actresses, ...

(B+) White House Down

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
white-house-down-poster » Read Review

(B+) White Oleander

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Like all Oprah-selected books, White Oleander is the story of a girl who has to overcome the most severe trauma and abuse. The book’s language was both vivid and lyrical, making the terrible eve...

(B+) Whiz Kids!

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Preschool
Children 18 months to three years old will enjoy this gentle DVD, filled with happy children learning colors, numbers, letters, and just enjoying each other. Babies and toddlers will be drawn into...

(B+) Wimbledon

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Sun splashed shots and a series of beautiful, thoroughly English sets get this sports-romantic-comedy over the net, but a clumsy romance with flat dialogue means “Wimbledon” is far from an ace....

(B+) Winnie the Pooh

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages
Disney's latest film lovingly captures the magic of A.A. Milne's » Read Review

(B+) Wiseguy

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
"Wiseguy" was a tough, smart 1980's television series about a cop (Ken Wahl) who goes deep undercover, starting with 18 months in prison to establish his criminal credentials. In this first season...

(B+) The Witches

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Luke hears about witches from his grandmother (Mai Zetterling). She says they have to wear gloves to hide their claw-like hands and shoes that fit their square feet without toes, and that the...

(B+) Words and Pictures

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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