Well, summer is in full swing and with it, comes the tidal wave of summer movies. Of course, that also means your kids are going to beg you to take them to see some of those.
Now, you can find out all about the movie’s appropriateness for your kids before you ever leave the house. I’ve written up some parent orientated movie review sites in the past, but I feel this one takes the cake!
This Web site breaks each movie down into three major categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore and Profanity. They also cover substance abuse, discussion topics and the message of the movie. For each category, they list what was seen or heard in the movie.
For example, Profanity: “1 scatological term, 1 clinical scatological term, a man yells “sheep” in frustration, 2 anatomical terms, name-calling (ugly, stalker, insane, loco, jerks, Captain Ahab, fool, stupid), 4 religious exclamations.” – The Evan Almighty review at Kids in Mind.
Doesn’t that really break it down for you? And they do that for each category. You will know exactly what your kids might see or hear before you ever get to the theater. That way, if there is some offensive material or if it’s not age-appropriate for your kids, you can veto the movie beforehand.
On the main page in the center, you will see the newest reviews added to the site. On the right hand menu, you’ll find links under the categories of This Week, Last Week and In Theaters for movie reviews.
You can also use the alphabet under the main menu near the top of the page to search by first letter or you can use their handy search engine to type in what movie you are looking for.
On the main menu, you will also find a New on Video, which gives you the same style of reviews for movies that have been recently released on video or DVD. You will also find a Help/FAQ link on the main menu, should you have any problems with the site or if a question arises.
This is an excellent tool for monitoring what your children watch. I can’t wait to send it to my cousin, so she can use it with her kids. Check it out today!