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(B-) The Secret of Moonacre

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is often asked what book she loved most when she was a child and she always answers » Read Review

(B+) Secretariat

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades

This is the story of two champions. One is the most celebrated horse of the 20th century, the only non-human athlete to be included on Sport's Illustrated's 1999 list of the top 100 athletes o...

(B-) The Shaggy Dog

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
An uninspired all-the-best-parts-are-in-the-trailer remake, this is a showcase for two things: Tim Allen's mugging and some computer wizard-style special effects. The limited entertainment value o...

(B+) Shorts

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A rainbow-colored wishing rock creates comic chaos in a film from Robert Rodriguez about bullies, family communication and being very, very careful what you wish for. It is also about an army of c...

(A-) Shrek Forever After

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: All Ages
Talk about happily ever after! "Shrek Forever After" is the best Shrek since the first one. After a third episode that proved they couldn't take it much furthe...

(B) Shrek the Third

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Did you ever wonder what happens to the villains while the hero and heroine are living happily ever after? We get to find out in this third chapter in the saga of Shrek. In the previous episode, ...

(B) Shrek the Third

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Did you ever wonder what happens to the villains while the hero and heroine are living happily ever after? We get to find out in this third chapter in the saga of Shrek. In the previous episode, ...

(B+) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
This is a story about one summer in the life of four friends, told with sincerity, heart, and a little bit of magic -- the very same qualities that made the original book and its sequels a "you hav...

(C) The Smurfs

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
After a promising beginning with the tart but sweet romantic comedy “Never Been Kissed,” director Raja Gosnell has been mired in the quagmire of movie junk food, "family" movies like “Scooby-...

(C-) The Snow Queen

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
It may be a coincidence that a Russian animation studio decided to make a movie based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the Snow Queen at the same time as Disney's big-budget feature, "F...

(B+) The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
A pinch of movie magic makes this fantasy action movie a summer movie popcorn pleasure for kids and their families. The story goes back to an » Read Review

(B) Soul Surfer

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) tells us that as a child she spent more time wet than dry. She is the daughter of competitive surfers, home-schooled so that nothing would interfere with her trai...

(B+) Speed Racer

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Andy and Larry Wachowski, the folks behind the Matrix trilogy, have taken the iconic but decidedly low-tech 1960's Japanese cartoon character and put the pedal to the metal with dazzling effects an...

(B) The Spiderwick Chronicles

Genre: Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B-) Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Jessica Alba was dressed for her role in Robert Rodriguez's ultra-violent "Machete" when, on a break from filming, she stopped to change her baby's diaper.  Rodriguez says he saw her performing th...

(B-) The Spy Next Door

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Jackie Chan, the most graceful and acrobatic of men when it comes to action scenes, is also one of the most clumsy when it comes to dialogue. So it is clever to cast him as a man who is awkward an...

(C) Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(C) Stormbreaker

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
I never thought I'd miss Cody Banks. But the dull and lifeless Alex Rider brought back surprisingly fond thoughts of the better-than mediocre Agent Cody Banks and the terrific first two Spy Kids. ...

(B+) Surf's Up

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Every so often an unpretentious little charmer like "Surf's Up" darts ahead of the pack of big, over-hyped, over-long, resistance-is-futile summer blockbusters lumbering into multiplexes. This one ...



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