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(B-) The Darjeeling Limited

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
If Wes Andersen ever decides to treat his characters with the same loving attention he treats his props, he will make better movies. Oh the tschotchkes in this movie! It's like a long, loving J. Pe...

(B-) Death at a Funeral

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
It feels like the world should come to a stop when someone dies, but unfortunately, it does not. And it feels like the confrontation with the eternal and the shock of grief should somehow make eve...

(B) The Debt

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Stories are linear.  Part of what gives them their power is that we jettison the details that are distracting or unimportant.  But real life is messy.  That may not be as compelling, but is hone...

(B+) Decoding Annie Parker

Genre:
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B+) Defiance

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Cowriter-director Edward Zwick, who also made "Glory," the story of an all-black Union regiment in the Civil War, » Read Review

(A-) The Departed

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Brilliantly acted, enthrallingly told, this vast, operatic saga centers on two men, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) and William Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), both Boston Southies. Both are pretending ...

(B) Deterrence

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Teens may think that it does not really matter who gets elected President. Or, they may think that the important issues in this year's election are the domestic controversies that attract most of ...

(B) The Dictator

Genre: Satire
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
Chutzpah has never been a problem for Sasha Baron Cohen, whose previous films, based on characters he created for television, were semi-documentaries of encounters with ordinary people who did thei...

(B+) Disconnect

Genre:
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) District 13: Ultimatum

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle make a sensationally appealing team in this follow-up to their hit film "District B13." Belle is the creator of "parkour," a stunt spectacular that turns an entire ...

(A-) District 9

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This is the smartest alien movie in quite a while. But then movies about creatures from other planets are never about the aliens; they're about the humans, and about what being human really means....

(B-) Django Unchained

Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
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(B+) Don Jon

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
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(B+) Drive

Genre: Mystery
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn said that "Drive" is his vision of a contemporary fairy tal...

(B) Drive Angry

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
The movie is called "Drive Angry." It stars Nicolas Cage. It's in 3D.

What more do you need to know?

Cage is such a fan of comic books he took his screen name from a...

(B) The Drop

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(D) Due Date

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Two obnoxious and unlikeable people are stuck together for an excruciating cross-country road trip that is hard on them and harder on the audience.  It is such a thoroughly unpleasant journey ...



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