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(B-) W.

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Maybe it is just too soon, maybe we are just too used to the high-gloss satire of "Saturday Night Live" and "The Daily Show," maybe it's the kaleidoscopic structure, but this movie feels like a rou...

(B) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Is greed still good? Does greed still, for want of a better word, work? Twenty-three years later, Gordon Gekko is back, still played by Oscar-winner Michael Douglas and now running short on money ...

(B) The War Horse

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B) War of the Worlds

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
“Is it the terrorists?” a frightened child asks, because that is the scariest thing she knows. But what makes this thing scary is that it is something no one knows. It is beyond our knowledge, ...

(B+) Warrior

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Imagine if Rocky, instead of fighting Apollo Creed, got into the ring with another Rocky.  And they were brothers. I know, I know, but somehow it works in a surprisingly affecting story of the ...

(B) Water For Elephants

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
According to the ringmaster of the Benzini Brothers Traveling Circus, “a circus survives on blood, sweat, pain and [excrement].”  In "Water for Elephants" we experience all of these, along wit...

(C) Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(C) What Happens in Vegas...

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A romantic comedy needs to get us on the side of its couple as individuals and on the side of romance. This one fails by giving us characters so crude and unlikeable that even the star wattage of ...

(D) What to Expect When You're Expecting

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(C) When a Stranger Calls

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
“He is calling from within the house.” What a line! Since the original version of When a Stranger Calls came out in 1979, that sentence -- packed with impending terror --has resonated with ba...

(B-) When in Rome

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
An exceptionally strong cast makes this fantasy romantic comedy trifle pleasantly watchable despite its chick-lit conventions. Kristen Bell is Beth, the (of course) supremely competent museum "cur...

(B) Whip It

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Drew Barrymore has devoted more time than most people to growing up and has done it more publicly than most people, too. At age 34, she has been acting for nearly three decades. Here she makes he...

(B+) White House Down

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(F+) The Wicker Man

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Fans of the original The Wicker Man appreciate the film for many reasons: Its dichotomy of paganism and Christianity, its skillful use of Celtic folk music, its eerie and overbearing ambience. Alth...

(D) Wild Hogs

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
It was almost 40 years ago that E...

(B-) Winter's Tale

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) The Wolverine

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B-) The Women

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
It isn't so much that they have updated or re-invented the brilliantly acidic Claire Boothe Luce play that was adapted for a classic 1939 movie; they completely misunderstood it. The surface detai...

(C) The Words

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B+) Words and Pictures

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B-) World Trade Center

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
September 11, 2001 was one of those days that cleave history in two, forever separating the Before and the After as irrecovably as it separated those who were lost from those who survived. As we w...

(C-) Wrath of the Titans

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