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The Darkest Minds Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Skilled actors can't save derivative, violent YA thriller.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Orbiter 9 Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi tale with slow build and deep messages; violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Smart, emotional, violent sequel has resonant ideas.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Equals Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Dystopian romance ponders love; some passionate scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The 5th Wave Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Disappointing adaptation has violence, some romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Jurassic World Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Reboot is fun but scarier, more violent than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Jupiter Ascending Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 13+
Laughably bad but slick-looking sci-fi epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Parallels Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beware: TV pilot marketed as movie -- all setup, no closure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense sequel is darker than first, with more weapons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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R.I.P.D. Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Lifeless, violent dud recycles many better sci-fi comedies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Violent animation about tragic pasts has frenzied action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Host Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 13+
Lots of kisses, but "Twi"-fi thriller isn't that compelling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Upside Down Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi romance has great visuals but poor storytelling.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Occasionally violent origin story is surprisingly good.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Super 8 Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens save town in action-heavy sci-fi film with retro feel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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I Am Number Four Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi thriller/teen romance isn't as good as the book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Avatar Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Howard the Duck Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 13+
Superhero spoof is awful -- and edgier than you remember.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Waterworld Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Seagoing sci-fi swashbuckler fun despite bad reputation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Tin Man Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Wizard of Oz meets Blade Runner.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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