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(B) Race to Witch Mountain

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
After an enormous train crash/explosion, a line of dialog reassures us that the engineer (played in a quick cameo by Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook) was not hurt. This is, reassuringly, a Disne...

(B) Red Tails

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The official military documents of the 1940's said that African-Americans were "mentally inferior" "subservient and cowards" and not fit to fly planes.  The Tuskegee Airmen of WWII proved that Afr...

(B) Rendition

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
This is America. We do not torture people. But sometimes we send prisoners suspected of ties to terrorism to places where they do torture people. That is what happens to Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar M...

(B) Reservation Road

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
We’ve all done it. We know we shouldn’t. We know it is dangerous. Dwight (Mark Ruffalo) is racing to get his 10-year-old son home after a ball game went into extra innings. He is ...

(B) Revolutionary Road

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
It may be, as Thoreau said, that "most men lead lives of quiet desperation," but in the movies, desperation is much more likely to be loud. "Revolutionary Road" is another movie about unhappiness,...

(B) The Rum Diary

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a novel about men in their 30's working for a Puerto Rican newspaper, equally soaked in the title libation and the brinier flavors of cynicism and failure, but ...

(B) Runaway Jury

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
John Grisham's courtroom thriller is given the big-time Hollywood treatment and the result is as reliably entertaining -- but also as forgettable -- as an airplane novel. This is the kind of story...

(B) The Rundown

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
"The Rundown" is a likeable action movie with an almost-loveable star, World Wrestling Entertainment's The Rock as Beck, an enforcer for a nasty bad guy named Walker.

We first meet Beck in ...

(B) Running With Scissors

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The appeal for actors of movies about hideously dysfunctional people is obvious. They're fun to play, and always good for awards consideration. Which script would you go for, the umpty-umpth "meet...



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