When the hubs and I want to find a detailed movie review to see if it's appropriate for any of us, we go to Kids In Motion. My friend, Robin, recommended it to me and I have never seen such detailed reviews in my life! So detailed, they can spoil a movie for you. However, with a sensitive child, we need to know if there is something in there that would not be OK for B. As I stated in my review of Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, the cybugs were scary to B, 10 yrs old, but did not bother the 8 yr old who went with us. I've even used the site for myself. I have not read The Hunger Games books, but when I heard the plot, I had no desire to not see the movie. Since becoming a mother, there are certain things I cannot watch in movies and your children being sent off to kill each other is one of them. But a friend asked if I wanted to see the movie with her so I thought, "Maybe I could handle it; I'll just check Kids In Mind first." Good thing I did! Whoa, way too much for my heart!
We are interested in seeing the new Denzel Washington movie, Flight, and I was curious as to what earned it an "R" rating. I mean, plenty of language, skin, inappropriate humor and violence appear in "PG" and "PG-13" movies nowadays, so what was so "bad" about Flight that I was not getting from the trailer? I looked it up on Kids In Motion and got all the details. OK, I get it now. However, one thing stumped me. Under the profanity category, this was listed: "...15 scatological terms..." Huh?! I asked the hubs, who is much more worldly than me, what it meant and he had no idea. So I went to my 2nd most asked source - Dictionary.com. The definition of scatology is "...the study of, or preoccupation with, excrement..." Sooooo, you mean "shit". The word "shit" is said 15 times in this movie.
The hubs and I have now learned a new word and have made a commitment to use it instead of it's crass synonym. :o)
- I am a very lucky woman with a husband and son who are smart, witty and entertaining. Our son, B, attended public school for two years, and then we embarked on a new adventure in the Fall of 2010 - homeschooling. We don't have all the answers, but we know B and this has been the best thing for him. I blog to preserve our stories and our memories, share recipes, vent and ramble on about our crazy, yet blessed, life. Would you care to follow along?