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(B) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The rare sequel that improves on the original, "Madagascar 2" keeps the silliness and steps up the heart. In the first film...

(B) Maleficent

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B) Mao's Last Dancer

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
Director Bruce Beresford, best known for "Driving Miss Daisy," returns to the themes of cross-cultural connections in this film based on the memoir of Chinese ballet star Li Cunxin. Li (Chinese ...

(B+) Marley & Me

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Life is messy. And in this movie, that very important lesson is embodied by Marley, affectionately dubbed "the worst dog in the world" by his loving family. Jennifer (Jennifer Aniston) and John (...

(C) Marmaduke

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Those who come to "Marmaduke" eager for the humor that comes from the intestinal distress of others don't have to wait too long. The first of many instances of doggy-doo jokes comes about three mi...

(D) Mars Needs Moms

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
There is one perfectly charming moment in "Mars Needs Moms," but it does not come until the closing credits, when we get some live action glimpses of the voice actors. Their faces are covered with ...

(C) The Martian Child

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
There's nothing wrong with a little fakery now and then if it smooths out some rough spots and eliminates some distractions. But this film goes past fakery into condescending phoniness that knocks ...

(F+) Material Girls

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
The problem with a movie about rich people learning about real life that is written by rich people who have no idea about real life is that you end up with something like this -- a movie about two ...

(C-) Meet Dave

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B+) Megamind

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Let's get it out of the way first thing. "Megamind" would be a much more enjoyable experience if it wasn't so close to one of this year's brightest family pleasures, ...

(C) Mia and the Migoo

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
The influence of acclaimed Japanese animation wizard Hayao Miyazaki is clear in “Mia and the Migoo,” an award-winning film from French director Jacques-Rémy Girerd.  It has a Miyazaki-like br...

(B-) A Mile in His Shoes

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
"Do not just a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes," we are told, and that is the message of this understated film about a gifted pitcher who is on the autism spectrum and the minor leagu...

(B+) Million Dollar Arm

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
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(B+) Mirror Mirror

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar has found a story worthy of his ravishing visuals and the result is an enchanting update of the classic fairy tale of Snow White. [bcvideo vid='1534799835001' pid...

(B+) Miss Potter

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
As delicate as the title character's watercolors, this gentle story about the author and illustrator of » Read Review

(B+) Moms' Night Out

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B) Monte Carlo

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
It's the Princess and the Pauper with Disney star Selena Gomez and two Gossip Girls in a story about a Texas waitress who takes the place of a selfish heiress in the glamorous title city. There's ...

(B-) Morning Light

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
This sunny documentary about a sailboat race across the Pacific Ocean is a bit of a throwback to the days when a night at the movies included some cartoons, a newsreel, and a travelogue. It has a ...

(C) Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
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(B) Mr. Popper's Penguins

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
It used to be that a comedian who wanted to be in movies had to make an armed services comedy.  Now, we stick them in domestic stories about daddies who need to learn that the family is more impor...

(A-) Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) did not think of herself as someone who would live in the shabby gentility of the Claremont, a residential hotel in London. We never learn the details of what brought...

(A-) Muppets Most Wanted

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: All Ages
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