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3 chucks rating
NR, would be PG

Labyrinthus. (2014) Spencer Bogaert, Emma Verlinden, Felix Maesschalck, Pommelien Tijs, Pepijn Caudron, Herwig Ilegems. Directed by Douglas Boswell. Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, picks up a black box that fell out of someone's backpack on his street. At home he discovers it is a controller to a sinister computer game that uses unsuspecting real people from his neighborhood as players. Several of his friends are inserted into its playing field through the controllers, leaving them in a coma in the real world. In a race against time Frikke must find the evil creator of this horrible game and figure out how to rescue the humans inside it.

Categories: Adventure, Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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3.5 chucks rating

PG-13

Lady in White. (1988) Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Jason Presson, Katherine Helmond. Directed by Frank LaLoggia. A ghost story set in a small northeastern town pits a boy with dreams of becoming a mystery writer against a serial killer when the boy sees an apparition re-enacting the ten year old unsolved murder of a young girl.

Categories: Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Crime and Mystery.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Ladybugs. (1992) Rodney Dangerfield, Jackee Harry, Jonathan Brandis, Ilene Graff, Vinessa Shaw, Tom Parks. Directed by Sidney J. Furie. Rodney Dangerfield stars as Chester Lee, a salesman bucking for a promotion, who gets saddled with the job of coaching the company-sponsored girls soccer team, which had a winning record but now has nothing but klutzy newcomers. Luck intervenes when he persuades his fiancee’s jock son Matthew to compete on the team disguised as a girl.

Categories: Comedy, Sports.

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3 chucksrating

PG

Lassie. (1994) Tom Guiry, Helen Slater, Jon Tenny, Brittany Boyd, Frederic Forrest, Richard Farnsworth, Michele Williams. Directed by Daniel Petrie. This 1994 film updates the classic Lassie Come Home film of the forties and the television series of the fifties and sixties. Instead of Timmy and Tommy, the story focuses around Matt Turner, a young teenaged kid from Baltimore who sports a headband, earring, rock t-shirts and high top chucks, and displays a negative attitude about most things. Can Lassie bring this kid around? Bet the farm!

Categories: Family, Drama, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

NR, would be PG-13

Last Kind Words. (2012) Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels, Marianne Hagan, Sarah Steele, Clay Wilcox, Alexia Fast. Written and directed by Kevin Barker. When young Eli moves to the backwoods of Kentucky with his family to work on an isolated farm, he meets Amanda, a mysterious and sweet girl. But soon he discovers that Amanda and the forest are harboring some very dark secrets.

Categories: Drama, Horror, Romance.

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3 chucksrating

PG-13

The Last Prostitute. (1991) Sonia Braga, David Kaufman, Dennis Letts, Dru Mouser, Cotter Smith, Wil Wheaton. Directed by Lou Antonio. Danny and Burt, two teenaged boys ditch summer camp and journey to Texas to find Loah, a prostitute elevated to legendary status by Danny’s late uncle. Their quest for a quick initiation into manhood hits a snag when they discover that Loah is retired and now runs a horse farm. Exhausted and penniless, they boys convince her to hire them on as farm hands. While Burt manages only to alienate himself, Danny befriends the headstrong woman and learns the true meaning of love.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG

The Last Song. (2010) Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Kelly Preston. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Veronica "Ronnie" Miller is a troubled and rebellious teenager sent to live with her estranged father in a small beach town for the summer. Her life begins to change when she is romantically pursued by a local boy from a wealthy family. But tragedy strikes as Ronnie begins to reconnect with her father through their love for music.

Categories: Drama, Romance.

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2 chucks rating

R

Lawn Dogs. (1997) Mischa Barton, Sam Rockwell, Chirstopher McDonald, Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by John Duigan. Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn’t quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who mows the estate’s lawns, rather than of the girls her own age. Their friendship grows during her visits to his trailer home, but although it is completely innocent it is obvious that it would be unacceptable to the residents if they found out.

Categories: Drama.

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2 chucks rating

R

The Lawnmower Man. (1981) Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mak Bringleson, Geoffrey Lewis, Jeremy Slate, Dean Norris, Colleen Coffey, Jim Landis, Troy Evans, Rosalee Mayeux, Austin O’Brien. Directed by Brett Leonard. A mentally retarded man is turned into a genius through the application of an experimental virtual reality program originally designed for primates.

Categories: Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG

The Legend of Cryin’ Ryan. (1998) Michael Heidemann, Andi Eystad, Harrison Myers, Ernie Lively, Harold Smith, Rhelda Mortensen, Rob Lenn. Written and directed by Deanna Shapiro. After young Kris accidentally knocks over the tombstone of Cryin’ Ryan, a thirteen year old kid who was killed under mysterious circumstances forty years earlier, she begins seeing his ghost. With her best friend Billy, Kris begins to investigate the events of his death to help lay his spirit to rest.

Categories: Drama, Crime and Mystery, Family.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG

The Legend of Gator Face. (1996) John White, Dan Warry-Smith, Charlotte Sullivan, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Kathleen Laskey, C. David Johnson, Paul Winfield, Pam Hyatt, Roger Dunn. Directed by Vic Sarin. Two bored young boys living in a sleepy Mississippi town fake appearances of a legendary swamp creature. Everyting is going great for them until the media appears and the National Guard is sent in to kill the creature.

Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Family.

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2.5 chucks rating
NR, would be PG

The Legend of Razorback. (2002) Austin Stout, Kevin McCarthy, Barbara Tarback, Nick Nordella, Andrew Schatzberg. Directed by Michael Greenspan. Since the untimely death of his parents, eleven-year-old Avery Small has become silent. No one has been able to alleviate his pain until Avery’s desire for a new bicycle leads him to undertake the challenge of Razorback, getting a haircut in a chair hooked up to a lightning rod.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Short.

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3 chucksrating

PG

The Lego Movie. (2014) Will Ferrell, Jadon Sand, Will Arnett and many celebrity voices for animated characters. Written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy.

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1 chucks rating
R

Leprechaun. (1993) Jennifer Aniston, Mark Holton, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt, Robert Gorman, Shay Duffin, John Sandeford. Directed by Mark Jones. A mean leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen.

Categories: Horror.

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3 chucksrating

G

Let It Be. (1970) John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, Billy Preston, Yoko Ono, Heather McCartney, George Martin, Mal Evans. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. A documentary of the Beatle in the studio preparing music for the Let It Be album, and ending with their famous rooftop impromtu performance in London.

Categories: Musical, Documentary.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Letters to God. (2010) Robyn Lively, Jeffrey Johnson, Tanner Maquire, Micahel Bolten Marie Chetham, Bailee Madison.. Directed by David Nixon and Patrick Doughtie. Tearjerker about a young boy suffering from cancer who writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community.

Categories: Drama, Family.

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3 chucksrating

R

The Liar’s Club. (1993) Wil Wheaton, Brian Krause, Michael Cudlitz, Soleil Moon Frye, Jennifer Burns, Aron Eisenberg, Sevonne Durkin. Directed by Jeffrey Porter. The loyalties of a tight group of high school friends is severely tested when a sexual encounter between one of them and young girl results in her death.

Categories: Drama, Crime and Mystery.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Liar’s Moon. (1981) Matt Dillon, Cindy Fischer, Hoyt Axton, Yvonne de Carlo, Jim Greenleaf, Broderick Crawford. Directed by David Fischer. Jack and Ginny are two teenagers from different sides of the tracks who meet and fall in love despite the opposition of Ginny’s parents. The two eventually elope, and live happily for a few months until Ginny becomes pregnant and a dark family secret is revealed.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Teenagers.

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2.5 chucks rating
R

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. (2004) Bill Murray, Cate Blanchette, Owen Wilson, Angelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor. Written and directed by Wes Anderson. Steve Zissou, an internationally famous oceanographer in the style of Jacques Cousteau, is facing a lot of problems: his documentaries are no longer well received, his longtime partner was eaten by a “jaguar” shark on his last voyage, and he has family and financial problems. But he somehow is able to take Team Zissou on one last voyage to kill the shark and try to redeem his life and career.

Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Drama.

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NR

Life Now, Life Then. (2017) Kedrich Sellati, Maxwell Apple, Tanner Flood, Luke Guldan, James DiGiacomo, Frankie Alvarez, Colin Critchley. Written and directed by Brian Budion. Two boys living on Long Island in the summer of 1994 plot revenge against their abusive father with the support of friends. (Not in general release yet) View a slide show of stills from the film.

Categories: Adventure, Drama.

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2 chucks rating

PG

A Light in the Forest. (2002) Lindsay Wagner, Danielle Nicolet, Christian Oliver, Edward Albert, Amy Amerson, Frank Bonner. Directed by John Carl Buechler. Holly Boy, the spirit of Christmas is pursued through the ages by evil spirits and ends up in Hollywood, turned into stone by an evil spell. But a young girl unwittingly unlocks his spirit and brings the continuing battle to Highland High School, where she has just moved after her parents were killed in Europe.

Categories: Fantasy, Family.

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2.5 chucks rating
NR, would be R

Lightning Bug. (2004) Bret Harrison, Lauren Prepon, Kevin Gage, Ashley Laruence, Bob Penny, Lucas Till, Shannon Eubanks, Hal Sparks, Jonathan Spencer. Written and directed by Robert Hall. A teenager from a poor family with a talent for creating grisly special effects for the local Halloween haunted house dreams of leaving his small parochial town in Alabama and going to Hollywood. But first he must deal with his abusive stepfather, a church group who thinks he is a Satanist, and the troubled secrets of his girl friend.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

R (for language)

Like Sunday, Like Rain. (2015) Leighton Meester, Julian Slatkin, Debra Messing, Billy Joe Armstrong, Olga Merediz, Sammy Pignalosa. Written and directed by Ralph Whaley. Estranged from her family, breaking up with her slacker boyfriend, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor takes an au pair job watching Reggie, an extremely bright and talented 12-year-old from a wealthy but distant family. The two connect and teach each other life lessons.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

R

Little Darlings. (1980) Kristy McNichol, Tatum O’Neal, Matt Dillon, Armand Assante. Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. When a well traveled and well educated child of priviledge meets up with a tough streetwise girl from the slums at a summer camp, an instant rivalry is born. Goaded on by the other girl campers, the two take on a high stakes bet — with the winner determined by whoever loses her virginity first.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Romance, Teenagers.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Little Giants. (1994) Rick Moranis, Ed O’Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa, Todd Bosley, Michael Zweiger, Danny Pritchett, Troy Simmons, Sam Horrigan, Joey Simmrin, Marcus Toji, Christopher Walberg. Directed by Duwayne Dunham. Danny O’Shea has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kevin, who was a football star. When Kevin cuts Danny’s daughter from the town’s Pee-wee football team, he decides to organize a rival team to take Kevin’s team on.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Sports.

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1 chucks rating
NR, would be PG

Little Marines. (1990) Stephen Baker, Steve Landers, Jr. Noah Williams. Directed by A. J. Hixon. Three young friends journey alone into the wilderness for a three day survival test.

Categories: Drama, Family, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

PG

Little Miss Millions. (aka Home for Christmas) (1994) Howard Hesseman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anita Morris, James Avery, Robert Fieldsteel, Steve Landesberg. Directed by Jim Wynorski. When a a nine year old heiress escapes from her money-grubbing step mother, the step mother hires a private detective to bring her back. When he succeeds she is too cheap to pay him off and instead reports him to the FBI for kidnapping.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Action/Adventure.

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3 chucksrating

PG

Little Miss Sunshine. (2006) Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, Toni Collette. A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG

Little Nikita. (1988) Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Bradford, Richard Lynch, Caroline Kava, Richard Jenkins. Directed by Richard Benjamin. Jeff Grant, a high school senior who wants to attend the Air Force Academy becomes involved in international intrigue when a routine background check by the FBI uncovers the fact that his parents have forged birth certificates. In fact his parents are Russian sleepers, inactive spies who have been placed in America by the KGB for call up during an emergency. Such an emergency has occurred, and the KGB uses the Grants as bait to track down a rogue agent who is killing their operatives in America.

Categories: Drama, Action/Adventure, Crime and Mystery.

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2 chucks rating

PG-13

The Little Rascals Save the Day. (2014) Doris Roberts, Greg Germann, Valerie Azlynn, Lex Medlin, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Drew Justice, Jenna Ortega, Eden Wood, Chase Vacnin, Grant Palmer. Directed by Alex Zamm. The Rascals try to raise money to save Grandma’s Bakery, but everything they try turns to disaster. Their one last hope is a talent show.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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3 chucksrating

PG

The Longshots. (2008) Ice Cube, Keke Palmer,Tasha Smith Jill Marie Jones, Dash Mihok, Matt Craven. Directed by Fred Durst. The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Categories: Drama, Family, Sports.

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2 chucks rating

NR, would be PG

Looking for Miracles. (1989) Greg Spotiswood, Zachary Bennett, Joe Flaherty, Patricia Gage, Paul Haddad. Directed by Kevin Sullivan. Set in the Depression of the 1930’s, this film is the story of two brothers who learn to come to terms with each other when they both end up spending the summer together in a camp.

Categories: Drama, Family, Coming of Age.

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2 chucks rating

PG

The Lords of Discipline. (1982) David Keith, Robert Prosky, G. D. Spradlin, Barbara Babcock, Michael Biehn. The year is 1964. Carolina Military Institute has admitted, for the first time, a young black man into its freshman class. Will McClean, a disciplined cadet with integrity is asked to protect him from the Ten — a secret society of cadets dedicated to eliminating those it deems “unfit” from the school.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Loser. (2000) Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Greg Kinnear. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Paul, a naive but good natured student from North Dakota gets a crash course in New York City life. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates, who connive to have him kicked out of their suite and assigned to a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, who’s the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish English literature professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it’s more than friendly feelings. But will Dora reciprocate?

Categories: Comedy, Romance, Coming of Age.

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2 chucks rating

R

Losin’ It. (1982) Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long, John Stockwell, John P. Navin, Jr., Henry Darrow. Directed by Curtis Hanson. Four high school boys going to school in southern California plan an overnight adventure in the brothels of Tijuana. An otherwise routine coming of age comedy is notable for early performances by Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, and John Stockwell.

Categories: Comedy, Teenagers, Sexually Explicit.

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3.5 chucks rating

NR, would be PG

Lost Christmas. (2011) Larry Mills, Eddie Izzard, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer, Sorcha Cusack, Steven Mackintosh, Christine Bottomley, Connie Hyde. Written and directed by John Hay. Orphaned the previous Christmas, a young boy looks after his demented grandma by selling stolen goods to a soft-hearted fence. One Christmas Eve the boy meets Anthony, an enigmatic stranger with apparent psychic powers, who begins to change his life.

Categories: Drama, Family.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Love and Basketball. (2000) Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, Bennis Haysbert. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quincy taught each other how to play the game. Now their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game...between family and team...between Love and Basketball.

Categories: Drama, Sports.

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2.5 chucks rating
R

Lucky. (2002) Michael Emanuel, Piper Cochrane, David Reivers, Jillian Bach. Directed by Steve Cuden. Failing cartoon writer Millard Mudd is falling into an alcohol-induced life of failure and isolation, until a stray dog he hits changes his life for good and bad. It seems that the dog can “talk” and get inside Millard’s head.

Categories: Comedy, Horror, Sexually Explicit.

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