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Christmas Carol, A

Review based on a 2-D (standard) screening. If I ever wanted to know what A Christmas Carol might look like as a high-end video game, I need search no farther than this motion picture, which takes the Dickens classic and converts it into somethi...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-06
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Scary Images)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Jim Carrey, Gay Oldman, Colin Firth, ...
Christmas Story, A

A Christmas Story has something no other holiday film - new or old, comedic or serious - can boast: perfect nostalgia. That quality fuels this modern-day classic and has made it one of the season's most beloved motion pictures. One of the Turner c...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 1983-11-18
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Bob Clark
Cast: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, ...
Chronicles of Narnia, The: Prince Caspian

For the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia, director Andrew Adamson has caught a severe case of Lord of the Rings-itis. While the 2005 adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe kept close to the tone of the book, Prince Caspia...

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 2008-05-16
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Andrew Adamson
Cast: William Moseley, Liam Neeson (voice), Vincent Grass, ...
Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

As the bean counters toil, Eustace waits. So does Jill. And Polly and Digory, too. Walden Media has optioned all seven of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia books, but whether the other six (or, more likely, five - since The Horse and His Boy seem...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-09
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Andrew Adamson
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, ...
Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is fantasy-lite. With its PG rating and aversion to anything shocking or overly grotesque, it's the bastard stepchild of The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. A dull, meandering storyline an...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2010-12-10
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter, ...
Cinderella

The re-interpretation of an animated film into a live-action version is a tricky and difficult process - one made more uncertain when the movie in question is one of the classics. Cinderella, released by Disney in 1951, has been beloved by three gene...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2015-03-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: FANTASY/ROMANCE
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Lily James, ...
Cinema Paradiso

If you love movies, it's impossible not to appreciate Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore's heartwarming, nostalgic look at one man's love affair with film, and the story of a very special friendship. Affecting (but not cloying) and sentimental (b...

Run Time: 2:54
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, ...
City of Ember

City of Ember has almost anything one could want from a science fiction-based family adventure film: likeable characters, an imaginative setting, and a fast pace. The third item on that list is notable. Recognizing that children often have limite...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2008-10-10
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Gil Kenan
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Harry Treadaway, Bill Murray, ...
Clash of the Titans

On the surface, Clash of the Titans would seem to be mixed using a sure-fire recipe for success, so where did things go wrong? How did a film that should have captured the imagination of the young Star Wars generation end up failing? Some of it h...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 1981-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Desmond Davis
Cast: Harry Hamlin, Burgess Meredith, Judi Bowker, ...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

In late 1977, everyone seemed to believe this. Although UFOs have been a popular subject for speculation, rumination, and investigation for more than 50 years, at no time was the phenomenon more popular than during the 1970s. Along with the Loch ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1977-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, ...