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(B-) Fame

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
Less a movie than a mosaic, this remake of the 1980 classic with the Oscar-winning title anthem about the high school for the performing arts has been re-imagined for the hyper-linked and just plai...

(B-) Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
If not exactly meriting the term "fantastic" yet, this second installment is a slight improvement over the " » Read Review

(B-) The Final Season

MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
From the opening shots of the American flag fluttering gracefully from a barn in the Iowa morning mist, to the closing scenes of cheering crowds at the baseball field, The Final Season is one great...

(B-) Find Me Guilty

MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Director Sidney Lumet revisits the themes of two of his most memorable films in this movie, but with less success. Like » Read Review

(B-) Fired Up

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Yes, this is a dumb little teen sex comedy that repeatedly tries to generate hilarity with a cheer involving the initials of its title. Yes, it spends a lot of camera time focusing on tight little...

(B-) Firewall

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
What can you do if you want to rob a bank and hotshot Harrison Ford has designed a foolproof security system? Well, firewalls may be unbreakable, but people are not. So, you tell him that if he d...

(B-) For Colored Girls

MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler

Tyler Perry's films frustrate critics and commentators, who are bothered by the awkward mash-ups of high melodrama and low humor and by what many people think is an exaggerated and biased portra...

(B-) For Greater Glory

Genre: War
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B-) Forbidden Kingdom

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
forbidden%20kingdom.jpgIt's not a good movie, bu...

(B-) Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"How I Met Your Mother's" Jason Segal wrote and stars in the latest from the Apatow atelier, another raunchy comedy with a tender heart, and once again the story of a childish and helpless man who ...

(B-) Foxcatcher

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B-) Fred Claus

MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
fredclausposter2.jpg The predictable work and family and romantic complications ens...

(B-) Freedom Writers

MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Here is the formula for movies about idealistic young teachers who go into bad neighborhoods:

1. Idealistic teacher goes into bad neighborhood and is aghast at poor conditions and cynicism of...

(B-) From Up on Poppy Hill

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
The animated films from Japan's Studio Ghibli are adored by many American families for their lush and intricate hand-drawn animation and imaginative story lines.  But others, like me, find many of...

(B-) Fun With Dick and Jane

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The first "Fun with Dick and Jane" was the popular reader that millions of first graders used to sound out words like "Oh" and "Run!" Dick and Jane were perfect suburban children in an idealized w...

(B-) Funny People

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
"Funny People" combines two very different movies. The first is a typically crass, shallow Judd Apatow production, saturated with childish sexual antics and slapstick humor. The second is a dark,...

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