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When a powerful villain appears on Earth to find an artifact that holds limitless energy, the head of secret organization SHIELD calls in the toughest team he can find: the Avengers. Quick-witted and nuanced, the film takes the best of the superhero genre and dishes it out in a fan-pleasing way. 

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A darkly sweet portrait of adolescent angst. Edward's social awkwardness and deer-in-headlights self-consciousness is adorable enough to soften the sharpest of his pointed appendages. Exposes the cynical underbelly of front-porch Americana, forcing us to find beauty and truth in the grotesque.

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Billionaire Tony Stark is abducted in Afghanistan and grievously wounded by the very weapons his company manufactures. Back in America, he vows to set things right with the help of a high-tech exoskeleton. Robert Downey Jr. elevates this film; he's funny, human, heroic, and completely engaging. 

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Every year, in a postapocalyptic future, a boy and a girl are randomly selected to compete in the Hunger Games, a televised battle to the death for the Capitol's amusement...and as a brutal reminder of the 12 districts' failed rebellion. Violent, but in a heartbreaking way.

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A thinking person's thriller, with one of the finest performances ever given by a child, Haley Joel Osment, who plays the patient of a child therapist (Bruce Willis). At times it's scarier than R-rated films, and viewers may find the thoughtful views on life and death comforting or disturbing. 

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Common Sense Tips

Common Sense Tips

  • Read The Hunger Games or the story that inspired Blade Runner to see how they differ from the films
  • Even a movie based on a comic book can be extremely violent. Is there "good" and "bad" violence?