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(B) Take the Lead

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
It never fails.

No matter how many times rap songs win the Oscar, no matter how many years have passed since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were at the top of the box office as they danced ...

(C) Takers

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Why make a movie with so many first-rate performers and give central roles to people who cannot act and have no star power on screen? For the answer, read the credits. Rap star T.I. and R&B star ...

(C) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
When we've seen Will Ferrell run around naked, how much fun is it to see him run around in his underpants?

The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. ...

(C) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(B) Terminator: Salvation

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
How can you have a war between humans and machines when the line between them is hard to find? In the first three Terminator movies, cyborgs from the future were sent back in time to prevent fut...

(B) Think Like a Man

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) Think Like a Man Too

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(C-) This Means War

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
In the world of this film, American spies work in stylish and luxurious L.A. offices and live in cool apartments that look like the ads in Maxim with people toasting each other with expensive vodka...

(B) Thor

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The original Hammer is here.  Thor, Norse god of thunder and lightning (and the source of the word "Thursday"), star of Marvel comics written by Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and memorably...

(B+) Thor: The Dark World

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(C-) A Thousand Words

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"A Thousand Words" was filmed four years ago, when George W. Bush was President and a joke about the massive popularity of Hannah Montana was timely.  Four years later, it is being not so much rel...

(C) The Time Traveler's Wife

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Books and movies are two very different modes of expression. Books tend to be more subjective and internal, focusing on what the author or characters think and feel. Movies are usually better at ...

(B) Titanic 3D

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Classic Greek tragedies explored the theme of hubris as human characters dared to take on the attributes of the gods only to find their hopes crushed. This is a real-life story of hubris, as the sh...

(B) To Save a Life

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Whose life does the title refer to? "To Save a Life" begins with a funeral, a tragic loss of a high school kid who committed suicide because he felt isolated a...

(B+) Total Recall

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Will the 2012 version of the story inspired by Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember it for You Wholesale<...

(C) The Tourist

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Behind this forgettable trifle are some very talented people, all punching below their weight when they're not just calling it in. The screenplay is by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), Christophe...

(B) Tower Heist

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
If the Occupy Wall Street crowd decided to make it movie it would be "Tower Heist," the story of 99%-ers stealing back from a 1% guy what he stole from them. Alan Alda has a lot of fun playing a...

(B) Traitor

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A timely story, some welcome complexity, and a compelling performance elevate this story of terrorism above the usual bang-bang. Don Cheadle plays Samir, a person of interest being tracked by the a...

(C) Transcendence

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) Transformers

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The surprising transformation here is not from machines into enormous robots but from a modest Saturday morning » Read Review

(B-) Transformers: Age of Extinction

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School

(C) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Oh, dear. #TransformerFail I truly loved the first Transformers movie. It was everything you need in a big summer explo...

(B-) Transporter 3

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is in the transport business. If he accepts the job he guarantees delivery with three rules: once the deal is made, no details may be changed, no names provided by eit...

(B+) The Tree of Life

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
On those dark nights of the soul, when we consider not just life but Life, and Meaning, and our place in the cosmos, our lives don't play out in our minds in sequence.  Images and snatches of...

(C) Tristan + Isolde

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Tristan and Isolde have suffered enough. This movie feels like overkill.

Oh, their legend will survive. But this classic comics-style perfume commercial of a re-telling will not.

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(B) Trouble With the Curve

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(A-) True Grit

Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
In a remake of the John Wayne classic that is truer to the Charles Portis book, the Coen brothers have made their most sincere film yet, a western as spare and yet majestic as its unspoiled landsca...

(B-) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
In trying to balance the hopes of the passionately devoted fans of the  » Read Review

(B) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Things -- and people -- heat up in this third chapter in the "Twilight" saga. Bella (Kristen Stewart) begins by quoting Robert Frost's famous poem about » Read Review

(B+) The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"You're good with weird," a character tells Bella mid-way through "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." That's an understatement. In the first » Read Review

(B+) Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Tyler Perry's latest film is more traditional and with a more consistent tone than his "Medea" movies, but it has his trademark trio: sincerity, spirituality, and story. And if he passes on that o...



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