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Still shot from the movie: Cloverfield.

Cloverfield

New York City falls prey (once again) to an attack by an enormous monster. This time, the tale of destruction is documented by a group of partygoers who happen to capture the earth-shaking events with their video camera. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 17 Jan 2008
Video Release: 21 Apr 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Despite the threat of impending death, looters break into an electronics store to steal equipment. Why is looting often a problem in a disaster zone? Why do people seem less inhibited about stealing in these situations?

Although Rob uses his cell phone several times during the film, the reality is that this service often goes down during disasters as the system is overloaded. You can read about real life scenarios of this problem at this ABC news site: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3446088&page=1

This movie suggests that the government has confidential films and records. What type of items might be in these files? Is there some information that should be kept from the public? Who should have access to them?

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