Let’s Go to the Movies – Ratings & Kids
Taking the boys to the movies is one of my favorite past times. I adore movies. I could watch movies all day long. I wish I lived in the time when you could go to the movies all Saturday long on a dime. (well, I don’t *REALLY* wish that because all the other stuff going on at the time might not be so good, though I’d love to be able to make-do like that!). So when we’re wanting to go to the movies, I use a couple of websites to research the movies BEFORE we get blindsided with some major language or subject issues we’re not wanting to tackle, just yet.
These sites also do the reviews for most major studio and some independent films.
Kids in Mind – this site breaks everything down into the most basic of offenses. Sometimes they’re laughable to me, but I realize some families take even the suggestion of violence or nudity or sexualization or inappropriate language a great deal more seriously than we do, so I take it with a grain of salt. But it’s really allowed us to know exactly what to expect from a movie, and determine if it’s something we want to expose the boys to or something that doesn’t really effect us. This is my go-to site.
Common Sense Media – this site is a little more slick, and also reviews all sorts of media for kids – not just film/tv.
Plugged In – this is Focus on the Family’s film/tv media review site
There are a few other sites out there like ScreenIt (which is subscriber based), movieguide.com, etc., but I think the ones listed above are generally the most used sites.
What are the sites you use to preview media for your kids?