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(B+) Bandslam

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A little edgier than the "High School Musical" series and a little smarter than the usual tween fare, "Bandslam" is a refreshing late-summer treat for tweens, teens, and their families from the alw...

(C-) Barnyard

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
In this movie, the cows are boys. They have big pink udders and manly male voices. In fact, head cow Ben has the manliest, malest, deepest voice imaginable, that of quintessential cowpoke Sam Ell...

(C) Battle for Terra 3D

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
The animation may be three-dimensional but the story is one-dimensional in this dull saga of humans invading an alien planet -- from the perspective of the aliens. I suppose it is actually the hum...

(B-) Bedtime Stories

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Once upon a time there was a movie studio that thought it could produce a hit with a performer best known for raunchy slacker comedies and a lot of money for special effects. This story does not t...

(B-) Bee Movie

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Preschool
Jerry Seinfeld will always be remembered for creating a brilliant and beloved television show about...nothing. His unbreakable rule was "no learning, no hugging." Popular sitcoms had always been ...

(C-) Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
A pampered pooch goes on an unexpected adventure but just about everything else in this movie is only too predictable. Drew Barrymore provides the voice for Chloe, a cashmere couture and diamond c...

(C) The Big Year

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
"The Big Year" would be a lot better if it didn't try so hard to be The Big Movie.   This over-Hollywood-ized take on the real-life story of passionate-to-obsessed birders (don't say "bird-watche...

(B+) Black Nativity

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
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(B) Bolt

Genre: For all ages
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Bolt (voice of John Travolta) thinks he is a super-dog. He and his "person," Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus) spend their days battling the evil, green-eyed Dr. Calico (voice of Malcolm McDowell), who...

(B+) The Boy Who Could Fly

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
In honor of Special Education Week, watch this touching film with your family: Milly (Lucy Deakins), her mother, Charlene (Bonnie Bedelia), and her brother, Louis (Fred Savage), move into a new ho...

(B) Bratz

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
If the "Transformers" were the snips and snails and puppy dog tails of the toys-to-movie genre of the summer of 2007, the » Read Review

(C) Bride Wars

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Movies thrive on smackdowns. "Clash of the Titans." "Alien vs. Predator." "Freddy vs. Jason." "Kramer vs. Kramer." Rocky vs. Apollo Creed. And now, Bridezilla vs. Bridezilla. Kate Hudson (wh...

(B+) Bridge to Terabithia

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Thirty years ago, a young mother named Katherine Paterson wrote a book to console her son David after his close friend was killed in an accident. That book went on to win the Newberry, children's ...

(A-) Brooklyn Castle

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: All Ages
I.S. 318 is a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school.  And its students have won more national chess championships than any other in the country.  So this is a touching and inspiri...



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