Monday, August 16, 2010

The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week's movies with ratings and trailers

The following report covers motion picture theatrical releases that began opening nationwide Friday, August 13 to Thursday, August 19, 2010.

The movies listed below have a rating, which has been established by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and have been provided with an italicized commentary from the Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA).

If a film has not been provided with an official rating, additional information may, or may not be provided.

If a film is designated NC-17, very limited information will be furnished.

For your convenience, each film title links directly to the Internet Movie Data Base, which provides the most comprehensive listing about the movie’s storyline, and includes a trailer, cast and crew information, initial audience reaction (if prior screenings have taken place) and parent advisories when available.

As always, you are the single best judge for determining your child’s choice of entertainment.

Opened August 13, 2010- Animal Kingdom– R-because of “violence, drug content and pervasive language.”

Opened August 13, 2010 – Eat Pray Love– PG-13- because of “brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity.”

Opened August 13, 2010 – The Expendables – R- “strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language.”

Opening August 18, 2010- A Film Unfinished – R - because of “disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity .”

Opened August 6, 2010- Lebanon– R - because of “disturbing bloody violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity.” NOTE: This is a limited release to New York and Los Angeles markets at this time.

Opening August 19, 2010- Matching Jack-NOT RATED

Opened August 13, 2010- Peepli- NOT RATED

Opened August 13, 2010- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – PG-13 - because of “stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references.”

Opened August 13, 2010- Tales from Earthsea – PG-13 - because of “some violent images.”

Opening August 18, 2010- Vampires Suck – PG-13 - because of “crude sexual content, comic violence, language and teen partying”

For information on films that opened the week of August 6, 2010, which included: The Disappearance of Alice Creed; Flipped; Middle Men; The Other Guys and Step Up 3D, please click on the following link:

The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week’s movies

For information on films that opened the week of July 30, 2010 which included: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; Dinner for Schmucks; The Dry Land; The Extra Man; Get Low; Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel; Twelve; Hook Ya Crook; The Sicilian Girl and for all films that opened June 11 to July 23, 2010 please click on the following link:

The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week’s movies

For information on films that opened prior to June 11, 2010, please see archived issues of this report at my Arts & Entertainment homepage at the National Edition of

G GENERAL AUDIENCES (All Ages Admitted) PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) R RESTRICTED (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) NC-17 NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED – As determined by the Rating Board/Motion Picture Association of America.

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