Friday, May 20, 2011

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

‘Popcorn’ photo by Petr Kratochvil
It’s time to make weekend family entertainment plans and see if this week’s current crop of films will be part of your schedule. The following report covers motion picture theatrical releases opening nationwide beginning Friday, May 20, 2011.

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 May 20, 2011 Bloodworth – Drama, Romance–R- because of “language, some violence and drug content.” 

 Opened May 20, 2011 Cost of a Soul – Crime, Drama–R- because of “pervasive language, violence and brief nudity.”

Opened May 20, 2011 Forks Over Knives Documentary – PG- because of “some thematic elements and incidental smoking.” NOTE: In limited release.

Opened May 20, 2011 Louder Than a Bomb- Documentary- NOT RATED- NOTE: In limited release.

Opened May 20, 2011 Midnight in Paris – Comedy, Fantasy, Romance- PG-13- because of “some sexual references and smoking.” NOTE: In limited release.

Opened May 20, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Action, Adventure, Fantasy- PG-13- because of “intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo.”

Opening May 24, 2011 The Annual – Comedy, Drama, Romance- NOT RATED NOTE.

Opening May 26, 2011 The Hangover Part II – Comedy- R – because of “pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images.”

Opening May 26, 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 – Animation, Action, Adventure–PG-- because of “sequences of martial arts action and mild violence.”

 For information on films that opened May 13, 2011, which included:  Bridesmaids;   City of Life and Death;   Everything Must Go;   Go for It!;   Hesher;   L’ amour fou (II);   Priest;   and Skateland as well as listings for the weeks of April 1 to May 13, 2011 please click on the link below.

 For information on films that opened the weeks of Friday, February 4 to Friday March 25, 2011 please click on the link below, where you will also find previous listings and links for prior weeks in January, as well as films that opened in 2010:

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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