Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: The Age of Adaline, Little Boy, and More

by | April 24, 2015 | Comments



The Age of Adaline

55%

Rating: PG-13, for some thematic material, including violence.

Blake Lively stars in this romantic fantasy as a beautiful woman who stopped aging at 29 after a cosmic car accident. Decades later, she’s been moving around and changing her identity to avoid being discovered — and she’s been reluctant to let anyone get close to her. This handsomely crafted film features a couple of major car crashes, actually. It suggests that Adaline has sex with the handsome philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) she allows herself to fall for, but we don?t actually see anything. There’s also a dog death, which might choke you up. (It got to me). And it features some very mature notions about love and immortality. Still, this is probably suitable for tweens and older — especially those with an interest in history or fashion. The statuesque Lively gets to wear some gorgeous period clothes.



Little Boy

25%

Rating: PG-13, for some thematic material, including violence.

Don’t let the title fool you. This is a rather intense and violent film that may be too disturbing for your own little boy or girl. Jakob Salvati stars as a diminutive 8-year-old named Pepper, who’s mercilessly teased by bullies in 1940s small-town California. When his father and only friend (Michael Rapaport) goes off to fight in World War II, Pepper performs a series of charitable acts in hopes of bringing him back at the suggestion of the town priest (Tom Wilkinson). This is a faith-based movie that features war footage, a hate crime and racial epithets against a Japanese man, shootings, a major death and a funeral. It’s also kinda terrible. Avoid it if you can.

NEW ON DVD



Taken 3

13%

Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language.

If you have seen the previous two Taken films, you pretty much know what you’re in for here: muscular, brutal and implausible PG-13 violence. Once again, Liam Neeson shows off his particular set of skills in the third (and supposedly last) installment in the series. This time, Neeson’s former covert operative is framed for the killing of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). He must outsmart Los Angeles police, Russian gangsters and various government agencies to prove he’s innocent and protect his daughter (Maggie Grace) from becoming the next victim. Messily edited fistfights, shootouts, chases and crashes ensue. If you love Neeson and insist on seeing everything he’s in — or if you’re dying to know what happens next in the Taken series — I guess you’ll want to catch this. But you’ll probably be just fine if you don’t.

Tag Cloud

Acorn TV 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 73rd Emmy Awards robots biography The Arrangement BET Awards ViacomCBS 4/20 Endgame Prime Video Martial Arts Black History Month Amazon Toys Lifetime Christmas movies Crackle natural history spinoff politics french Fall TV Sundance Now ABC Family comic book movie book adaptation mcc Binge Guide Mystery Winter TV Disney+ Disney Plus police drama Pet Sematary CNN films DC Universe IFC biopic legend boxoffice know your critic royal family deadpool Disney AMC Plus movie 2017 Cannes Film Festival Election anime 2018 international Summer Tumblr E3 Netflix quibi Turner werewolf indiana jones lord of the rings Hulu dreamworks American Society of Cinematographers sequels Watching Series spy thriller scene in color OWN cancelled TV series See It Skip It 21st Century Fox olympics jamie lee curtis hidden camera Superheroes independent FX on Hulu japan green book mutant Shudder SDCC stoner jurassic park Sneak Peek Exclusive Video Character Guide justice league posters New York Comic Con Polls and Games kids spain Fantasy adventure Arrowverse MSNBC ABC Signature movies GoT target Cartoon Network History Countdown black comedy Rocketman Universal Winners Box Office 20th Century Fox sag awards action-comedy Cosplay FOX sequel razzies Women's History Month Sony Pictures Brie Larson teaser crime Masterpiece comic PaleyFest social media The Witch cults Apple TV Plus Film saw TV One Fargo 72 Emmy Awards 2020 Disney streaming service rt archives TLC series twilight Holidays vs. YouTube elevated horror universal monsters Amazon Studios Opinion ESPN Photos AMC popular rom-coms TCA 2017 Television Critics Association genre romance free movies Calendar festivals GLAAD live action Stephen King chucky james bond BBC One Elton John Shondaland debate marvel comics Hear Us Out basketball CW Seed sopranos cancelled hispanic comiccon Schedule nbcuniversal nature Nominations LGBT japanese parents Funimation reboot Discovery Channel slasher screenings Red Carpet CBS unscripted First Reviews Musicals scary christmas movies women Turner Classic Movies Spring TV travel new zealand Reality Competition DGA kaiju tv talk APB high school DC Comics Starz aliens OneApp Marathons worst movies YouTube Premium political drama game show Marvel toy story Peacock talk show Mary poppins E! Christmas remakes Mindy Kaling Holiday Ghostbusters Spectrum Originals sports dark trophy Hallmark Nickelodeon Song of Ice and Fire TV Writers Guild of America Mudbound Extras TBS 24 frames rt labs critics edition spanish 79th Golden Globes Awards dragons NYCC dexter WGN RT21 Bravo italian PlayStation award winner Ovation Country Walt Disney Pictures disaster The Purge 45 miniseries heist movie Disney Plus Music comedies YA obituary game of thrones facebook Netflix Christmas movies laika Interview Fox Searchlight Captain marvel transformers SXSW NBA Star Wars X-Men TCM Pacific Islander critics Nat Geo cancelled television scorecard Comedy concert Paramount Plus batman NBC Musical Avengers Superheroe GIFs Reality trailers The Academy Britbox cancelled TV shows satire zero dark thirty mission: impossible period drama television child's play joker Marvel Television Trophy Talk dogs Kids & Family Horror A24 IFC Films vampires Spike FX 2019 diversity wonder woman asian-american doctor who Hollywood Foreign Press Association Star Trek RT History binge Logo Year in Review 2015 video Broadway godzilla streaming movies cooking cops Premiere Dates die hard golden globes CBS All Access Comedy Central ratings BET VOD Certified Fresh directors Crunchyroll Classic Film scary movies Academy Awards Paramount 1990s psychological thriller FXX Pirates king kong singing competition anthology sitcom Pixar new york Universal Pictures DC streaming service President IMDb TV Wes Anderson canceled National Geographic Emmys Family a nightmare on elm street Set visit Thanksgiving zombie thriller cars strong female leads theme song Comic-Con@Home 2021 festival Comics on TV TV movies rotten nfl HBO Go 2021 documentary war Oscars spider-man Food Network Pop TV Emmy Nominations serial killer Vudu Tags: Comedy adenture Trailer animated hist hispanic heritage month what to watch Legendary video on demand comic book movies suspense WarnerMedia telelvision ITV Freeform revenge TCA Awards ABC science fiction Apple TV+ comics Sci-Fi superhero HBO Max Mary Tyler Moore monster movies Tokyo Olympics Amazon Prime Video Infographic zombies slashers spider-verse blaxploitation marvel cinematic universe true crime Western Alien CMT Image Comics VICE Tarantino A&E Mary Poppins Returns aapi TV renewals crossover Sundance MTV archives Tomatazos Creative Arts Emmys Neflix boxing technology Chilling Adventures of Sabrina composers El Rey The Walking Dead mob all-time Heroines golden globe awards The Walt Disney Company cinemax news BAFTA Rock Rocky Lucasfilm Pop reviews venice fresh TIFF stand-up comedy cartoon TCA Anna Paquin Chernobyl young adult kong USA Network pirates of the caribbean king arthur based on movie comic books Fox News worst Quiz dceu Showtime emmy awards art house USA Travel Channel The CW black latino australia psycho Epix south america best YouTube Red renewed TV shows San Diego Comic-Con Columbia Pictures docudrama Amazon Prime hollywood TCA Winter 2020 spanish language feel good halloween tv LGBTQ leaderboard richard e. Grant Lifetime halloween First Look adaptation 007 Grammys new star wars movies Paramount Network streaming VH1 harry potter Marvel Studios Rom-Com toronto 2016 crime thriller space 71st Emmy Awards Baby Yoda Video Games DirecTV gangster live event documentaries franchise HBO blockbusters Esquire TruTV dramedy MCU supernatural Tubi Awards Tour discovery Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt BBC America critic resources Sundance TV prank book Instagram Live Hallmark Christmas movies versus fast and furious Adult Swim foreign football Trivia casting Warner Bros. breaking bad HFPA classics historical drama 90s ID criterion romantic comedy Apple TV Land docuseries Black Mirror Podcast Comic Book Biopics indie witnail Animation canceled TV shows medical drama Valentine's Day rotten movies we love finale superman Best and Worst Dark Horse Comics children's TV rt labs Awards Action crime drama name the review 93rd Oscars Television Academy Teen ghosts Syfy cats Super Bowl stop motion SundanceTV BBC Pride Month blockbuster mockumentary TNT screen actors guild Drama Lionsgate dc 99% PBS Ellie Kemper Disney Channel