Reviewer Jackie K. Cooper's Guide to Current Movies

| by Lindsay Stidham


Title               				Rating              			Score
The Adventures of Tintin		PG					8
					(Mild Violence)
(An animated adventure that harkens back to the days of “Indiana Jones” and company)

Big Miracle				PG					7
					(Mild Profanity)
(A family friendly true “save the whales” story that combines drama, humor and romance)

Chronicle				PG-13					7
					(Violence & Profanity)
(Three teens develop superpowers in this “special effects” laden movie that really entertains)

Contraband				R					6
					(Violence & Profanity)
(The movie is lacking in plot believability, but Wahlberg delivers another solid performance)

The Darkest Hour			PG-13					4
					(Profanity & Violence)
(A hard to follow movie about aliens invading the world, particularly Moscow)

The Devil Inside			R					2
					(Profanity & Violence)
(An exorcism story filmed documentary style that bores more than it shocks)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close	PG-13					5
(Never hits its mark emotionally and just drags on for much too long)

The Grey				R					4
					(Profanity & Violence)
(Even wolves can’t overcome action hero Neeson but the plot of this movie can!)

Haywire				R					3
					(Violence & Profanity)
(Steven Soderbergh gives martial artist Gina Carano her own movie; she doesn’t deserve it)

The Iron Lady				PG-13					6
					(Profanity, Violence  & Nudity)
(Meryl Streep is amazing as Margaret Thatcher; the movie about her life not so much)

Joyful Noise				PG-13					7
(Dolly and Latifah in a sing out of gospel music with a modern touch, pure enjoyment)

Man On a Ledge			PG-13					7
					(Profanity & Violence)
(A movie in the “Die Hard” tradition – all action and no need for absolute logic. Suits me.)

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol	PG-13					7
					(Profanity & Violence)
(Great special effects and daring stunts make this movie the action film of the year)

My Week With Marilyn		R					7
					(Profanity & Nudity)
(Michelle Williams is brilliant as Monroe, and the movie is enjoyable too)

One For the Money			PG-13					5
					(Profanity & Violence)
(Heigl gives it her all but she never lifts the movie to be anything more than average)

Red Tails				PG-13					7
					(Violence & Profanity)
(A patriotic movie with great aerial shots & a moving story about the Tuskegee Airmen)

Underground Awakening		R					4
					(Violence & Profanity)
(Another chapter in the battle between the Vampires and the Lycans – same old same old)

War Horse				PG-13					8
					War Violence and Mild Profanity)
(A beautifully told story of a horse and its experiences during World War I)

We Bought A Zoo			PG					8
					(Mild Profanity)
(A great family film that features one of Matt Damon’s most endearing performances)

The Woman In Black			PG-13					7
					(Profanity & Violence)
(Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe stars in this suspenseful & chilling old fashioned horror story)