Movie Ratings are on a scale of 1-5. Anything rated over 3 stars and is in bold, is totally worth seeing! – I rate pretty harshly. Content is listed for those who are careful about what they or their children view.
The Avengers 2012 (w/ Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson) – 5 stars!!!! – This is the 67th Robert Downey Jr. Movie I’ve seen now (I always keep track). Regardless of my RDJ fangirling, I’ve been a Thor fan since I was a child (I read many of the comics), so he’s my favorite. Marvel super heroes are teamed up together to help save the world from destruction by the threat of Loki, Thor’s brother. This movie was hilariously witty, beautifully filmed, had amazing fight scenes, really wonderful graphics (minus one very computer graphicy part I recall), Each character had parts where you felt you could connect to them, and it was just really fun and a couple times sad. I never saw audiences laugh and make cheering noises like they did during this movie. There were many other reactions too. If you go see it, make sure you stay through ALL the credits (there is a scene in between the credits and one afterwards). content: fight scenes (not really showy graphics at all but blood is shown sometimes), some language – mainly lighter profanities, both B words were the worst ones used), immodest outfits (tight fitting, cleavage revealed slightly, short shorts), a man wakes up naked (his front and backsides are both covered)
Adam’s Rib 1949 (w/ Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn) – 3 stars – When a woman catches her husband having an affair, she reacts poorly and gets arrested. A married couple who are both lawyers go up against each other as one defends and one prosecutes. Will this lead to problems in their marriage? It was an interesting story, and sometimes a bit funny. content: a man and woman caught in an affair (both dressed), violence (nothing shown), A woman is given an opportunity to cheat on her husband, kissing, a woman’s back is being massaged and she is not very modest, kissing. (if there is more content I forgot, it is because I forgot to write my review down right after watching the film like I usually do)
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 2011 (w/ Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner) – 2 stars – Yes, of course I read the books. This was the second best book of the series, in my opinion. Therefore I probably had higher hopes for this movie, but thankfully I didn’t waste my money seeing it in theatres. Bella and Edward are going to get married, but this might lead to some difficulties in their lives together since Bella is still a human and Edward is a vampire. Their lives are going to change forever. I was pretty bored watching the film and considering the scene in the book of their consummation of marriage was briefly stated and not described in detail, they went overboard in the sexual department. I do think it is cool that they waited to have sex when they got married (rare in films today. . if it even happens at all). content: graphic kissing and sex scenes, though no nudity that I saw but they were indeed nude and touching one another (and supposedly there was a nipple slip, but I did not see it because I skipped through the scene), immodest clothing (bikini, underwear/lingerie), bruises on a woman’s body (though no violence or intent to hurt), threats to kill an unborn baby, threats to kill a woman, men without shirts on, a woman drinks blood, a man murders murderers, fighting, a malnourished woman’s body shown from the back (no bum shown though), a lot of blood is shown
It Started with Eve 1941 (w/ Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings) – 3.25 stars – A rich old man is dying. He’s famous and the public is waiting to find out what’s going to happen to all his money. His son has a fiancee whom he hasn’t met yet, so the son quickly finds a lower class girl to pose as his fiancee (since his real one was in another country at that time). She agrees to pretend along, but of course this causes for problems when the old man starts to get better. It was a very sweet story and I always love Deanna Durbin’s voice! content: deceit, smoking, drinking, (possibly kissing, but I really don’t recall it at all)screenshot captured by me
Dream High 2011 (TV Series) – 3 stars – This Korean show (you can watch it on http://dramafever.com) was about a group of 6 individuals who want to become stars for one reason or another (and their teachers who try to help out). Some dance, others sing, some can do both. There is a bit of a love triangle in this show, some rivalries, struggles with families, and some other romances in the making. It was pretty interesting but I was a little surprised by the ending, but it was still a pretty cute show but sometimes it moved too slowly. content: underhanded ways to get at people, name calling, a couple swear words, kissing (nothing like our TV kisses. . they hold still on the lips without moving), deceit, punching, talk of sexual abuse, guy topless and his towel falls off (nothing shown other than his chest), girls in semi-short shorts and skirts (otherwise it’s pretty modesty).
Can’t Help Singing 1944 (w/ Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige) – 2.75 stars – A woman runs away from home to meet the man she loves across the country by wagon train, as he went to California during the gold rush. While on her journey she meets a couple of interesting characters and a man who seems to cheat in his gambling. Of course there is singing in this movie. It was lovely and in technicolor. content: deceit, people gambling, people bathing (shoulders up seen), kissing
The Moon That Embraces the Sun 2012 (TV series) – 4.25 stars – This show was addicting. It is a Korean show (only 20 episodes) that you can watch for free on http://dramafever.com set in Historic Korea when they had a king and queen. The show starts off with an important back story episode that brings the rest of the series into play (the second episode was where I got addicted). Ultimately it is about two brothers who both seem smitten with the same girl and the issues with politics surrounding the throne. One of the brothers is the crown prince and the other was born from a concubine. I could explain so much more about the storyline and various characters but it would take too long, but all of them were very interesting. There is a lot of crying in this series but it is done so realistically and splendidly. I was amazed by the costumes and the storyline. The only downside is that each episode is an hour long! It was worth it though! content: people kiss (nothing like our Television kisses. . they hold still on the lips without moving), people drink, there are a couple torture scenes (nothing really shown other than blood), sword fighting (non-graphic other than blood shown), some summoning of spirits (but regarded with it being wrong), talk of suicide, people who are not married of the opposite sex sleeping in the same room (fully clothed), talk about consummating marriages, deceit
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The Other Side of the Mountain 1975 (w/ Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges) – 2 stars – This is a biography movie on a skii champion named Jill Kinmont. She was hoping to become an Olympic star when tragedy struck. . .or maybe a few tragedies even. This whole movie was sad and depressing. content: language, a little boy walks in on his older sister getting dressed and she is in a bra and he says he saw her boobies. Also a woman’s bra is seen through her wet shirt. People mocking handicapped people. I can’t recall anything else off hand.
Flower Boy Ramen Shop 2011 (TV series) – 2.75 stars – Another Korean show, I know, expect more in the future! A young woman is trying hard to land a teaching job in Korea. She was in a relationship for a few years and has missed her boyfriend after he was in the Army for two years. He came back but he doesn’t seem interested in her any longer. Through the heartbreak she seems to always bump into a handsome guy who complimented her mole on her face, but wait, he’s 6 years younger than her?? Also she meets another man 6 years older than her who seems handsome to her as well and he keeps calling her “wife” when he was given her father’s ramen noodle shop. content: 6 year age gap between a woman interested in a teenager (though he played a 19 year old, but it may seem very odd to people), people of the opposite sex sleeping in the same room together (with clothes on), people talking about cheating and making excuses for it, women hitting guys, lots of poop humor, language, actual kissing (not like the other two shows I mentioned), guys topless, girls in bikinis in one scene, a guy sees a woman in a tight volleyball uniform in random places, a guy seems to be a womanizer, a man is in a tub
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story 2009 (w/ Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis) – 3.25 stars – We follow a boy who felt dumb and had horrible grades as a child. He never thought he’d amount for anything but his mother inspired and pushed him (as well as his older brother) to do whatever he wanted to do. As he excelled in life he became a world renown pediatric neurosurgeon, being the first to successfully separate Siamese twins. This is his story and it was very good and interesting! content: racism, name calling, threats to hurt someone with a hammer, someone being “stabbed”, operating room graphics (not nasty looking though), blood shown, kissing
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