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(B) Larry Crowne

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"Larry Crowne" is such a perfectly pleasant movie that it may not be until you walk toward the exit that you realize that something is missing. Until then, the good spirits of stars Tom Hanks and J...

(B) The Last Mimzy

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Two children find toys that make them more intelligent and powerful and send them on an adventure in this fine story for 4th-8th graders and their families. After he plays with the toys, Noah (Chr...

(B) Last Vegas

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) Lawless

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) Leatherheads

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B) The Legend of Zorro

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Great stunts, glamorous stars, and our affection for the characters make this sequel watchable, even with a disappointing script.

The original was pure popcorn pleasure, with Anthony Hopkins...

(B) Les Misérables

Genre: Tragedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) Liberal Arts

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
It is true.  At heart, everyone is 19, except for the people who actually are.  "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor has followed his promising debut as a writer/director with the uneven but ...

(B) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Another quirkfest from Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tannenbaums), this film has some of the most imaginatively charming images on screen this year, especially a tiny rainbow-str...

(B) The Lincoln Lawyer

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
That's not Lincoln as in the rail-splitting President. It's Lincoln as in car. Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a lawyer whose office is in his car, the better to maneuver between his court app...

(B) The Lion King 3D

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
One of Disney's most popular animated features (and the inspiration for one of Broadway's biggest blockbuster) has been re-issued in 3D.  "The Lion King" is sort of a cross between "Richard III" a...

(B) Little Angels

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Preschool
Roma Downey knows something about angels after playing one on television in the fondly remembered "Touched by an Angel" series.  Now her » Read Review

(B) Little Drummer Boy

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: All Ages
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(B) Little Hope Was Arson

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: High School
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(B) The Lorax

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Adapting Dr. Seuss for a feature film is a challenge. The movies can capture his whimsical drawings and mischievous humor but they fail when they pad his storylines and jettison his rhymes.  Dr. S...

(B) Lord of the Dance 3D

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages

The best seat in the house for one of the most popular shows on the planet is "Lord of the Dance 3D," a concert film that puts the viewers on stage with the thunderously percussive Irish dancers...

(B) Lottery Ticket

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
This genial little fairy tale of a comedy gives us a likable hero and an irresistible fantasy. Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) is a good, honest, hard-working kid who lives with his grandmother (Loretta De...

(B) Lucky Number Slevin

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Slevin (Josh Harnett) is not having a good week. He lost his job and his girlfriend. He was mugged and his wallet and suitcase were stolen. He decided to visit a friend, who seems to have disappe...

(B) The Lucky One

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Director Scott Hicks pours enough syrup over this film to supply an IHOP.  Every shot of the golden sunlight on the Louisiana bayou or the perfectly tousled angelic curls of the perfectly precoci...



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