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» We enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for them or their children, according to their own criteria. Unlike the MPAA we do not assign an inscrutable rating based on age but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE & PROFANITY, on a scale of 0 to 10, and we explain in detail why a film rates high or low in a specific category; we also include instances of SUBSTANCE USE, a thorough list of DISCUSSION TOPICS that may elicit questions from children, and the MESSAGE the film conveys. Since our system is based on objective standards, not the viewer's age or the artistic merits of a film, we enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for their own children...

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A Cure for Wellness - 8.8.5

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A Wall Street investment firm sends one of its junior executives (Dane DeHaan) to an isolated sanatorium in the Swiss Alps to bring back their CEO (Harry Groener). Once there, the executive questions the spa's miracle cures and is prevented from leaving. Also with Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Adrian Schiller, Celia Imrie and Ashok Mandanna. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German without translation or subtitles. [2:26 - R]


The Great Wall - 1.7.3

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Two men (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) stumble upon The Great Wall of China, which is defended by a huge army of highly-trained soldiers that are preparing for a battle with an unknown entity. The men must decide whether to stay and fight or run away. Also with Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau and Hanyu Zhang. Directed by Yimou Zhang. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Chinese with English subtitles.[1:43 - PG-13]


Fist Fight - 6.6.10

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On the last day before summer vacation a mild-mannered high school English teacher (Charlie Day) tries to remain calm during senior pranks and impending job loss. Then he inadvertently offends another teacher (Ice Cube), who demands a schoolyard fight after the closing bell. Also with Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell and Dean Norris. Directed by Richie Keen. [1:31 - R]


John Wick: Chapter 2 - 4.9.5

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In this sequel, a former assassin (Keanu Reeves) plans a low-profile retirement but is recalled to action when an Italian gangster (Riccardo Scamarcio) demands a favor. The assassin reluctantly travels to Rome to kill the ruthless leader (Claudia Gerini) of a dangerous crime family. Also with Common, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane. Directed by Chad Stahelski. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian, Russian, Hebrew and American Sign Language with English subtitles. [2:02 - R]


The LEGO Batman Movie - 1.3.2

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In the Lego universe an angry Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) reluctantly goes on a personal quest: He must learn the basics of teamwork and friendship to save Gotham City from The Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) and his villainous army, with the help of Robin (voiced by Michael Cera) and Batgirl (voiced by Rosario Dawson). Also with the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey and Jenny Slate. Directed by Chris McKay. [1:46 - PG]


Fifty Shades Darker - 10.4.5

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The follow-up to the steamy romance between a wealthy man (Jamie Dornan) with a dark past and a woman (Dakota Johnson) trying to figure out the pieces to the puzzle of his heart. Also with Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by James Foley. [1:58 - R]


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Rings - 4.6.3

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The infamous video that causes the death of the watcher seven days after it is viewed resurfaces in this third sequel and wreaks havoc on a college campus when it is incorporated into a lab experiment. With Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan. Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. [1:42 - PG-13]


The Space Between Us - 3.4.3

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In 2018 the first Martian colony leader (Janet Montgomery) dies in childbirth and her son (Asa Butterfield) becomes the first human to be raised on another planet. As a 16-year-old he starts communicating secretly with an Earth girl (Britt Robertson), he falls in love with her and travels to meet her and search for his father. However, he finds his organs quickly deteriorating in Earth's unfamiliar environment. Also with Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and B.D. Wong. Directed by Peter Chelsom. [2:00 - PG-13]


The Comedian - 4.4.10

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A man (Robert De Niro) trying to distance himself from a long time TV role hits the stand-up circuit, with mixed results. He finds that dealing with hecklers, bloggers, going viral and fatherhood are very difficult to manage. Also with Leslie Mann, Cloris Leachman, Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, Billy Crystal, Patti LuPone, Hannibal Buress, Charles Grodin, Gilbert Gottfried, Brett Butler and Jimmie Walker. Directed by Taylor Hackford. [1:59 - R]


Gold - 6.4.10

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Based on a true story: A struggling precious metals dealer (Matthew McConaughey) and a geologist (Edgar Ramirez) travel to Indonesia in search of a lucrative gold mine. While they do discover gold, they must navigate the difficult worlds of Wall Street investors and the Indonesian government. Also with Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood, Craig T. Nelson and Stacy Keach. Directed by Stephan Gaghan. A few lines of dialogue are in an Indonesian language with English subtitles. [2:00 - R]


Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - 3.8.3

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In this sixth sequel humanity continues to face extinction in a zombie apocalypse as a woman (Milla Jojovich) is betrayed by a villain (Shawn Roberts). She gathers the few remaining humans and fights zombies, as well as unanticipated new mutants. Also with Ruby Rose, Ali Larter, Eolin Macken, William Levy and Iain Glen. Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. [1:47 - R]


Silence - 2.8.2

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Two 17th-century Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to Japan searching for their missing teacher (Liam Neeson). This is a time when Christianity was outlawed and severe punishment and death were employed to deter the Japanese population from converting to it. Also with Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida and Yôsuke Kubozuka. Directed by Martin Scorsese. [2:41 - R]


A Dog's Purpose - 2.4.1

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A dog (voiced by Josh Gad) lives several lives in various forms and with a number of human companions while trying to determine the meaning and purpose of canine existence. Also with Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apa, Logan Miller, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby and Bryce Gheisar. Directed by Lasse Hallström. [2:00 - PG]


xXx: Return of Xander Cage - 4.6.5

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Called out of exile by the CIA, an xXx agent (Vin Diesel) mobilizes a team of daredevils to find and destroy a weapon called Pandora's Box, which controls all the satellites orbiting Earth. A super villain (Donnie Yen) wants to use it to destroy the world. Also with Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by D.J. Caruso. [1:47 - PG-13]


Split - 4.7.5

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Three young women are abducted and held by a man (James McAvoy) who seems to exhibit the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder. The women learn that their abductor currently has 23 personalities and a 24th, referred to as The Beast, will be unleashed soon. Also with Sebastian Arcelus, Betty Buckley, Izzie Coffey, Brad William Henke, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula and Anya Taylor-Joy. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. [1:57 - PG-13]


The Bye Bye Man - 5.8.5

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After moving into a creepy old house, three people begin to experience strange events; and as their reality shifts and they are convinced that they are going mad, they each realize that there is only one way to escape the evil that has been unleashed. Also with Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Michael Trucco, Jenna Kanell, Erica Tremblay, Faye Dunaway and Carrie-Anne Moss. Directed by Stacy Title. [1:36 - PG-13]



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