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.
True Grit 2010 (w/ Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin) – 4 stars – A young girl is out to bind her father’s killer. She is willing to do whatever she can to see him dealt with for his crime. This is set in the post Civil War period and is a very incredible story. I was thinking I’d be bored by it, but that was certainly not the case. I have never seen the original version of this film, so I am sorry I can’t compare for once to the original storyline. content: there is violence (example: murder, knives cutting body parts briefly), kidnapping, God’s name used in vain, language (profanities: about 3 all together), a teenage girl gets spanked by a grown man she doesn’t really know, a man tells a teenager he was thinking about kissing her, gun fighting, a man seen in his long johns, smoking, drinking
Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (w/ Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush – 1.75 stars – None of the Pirate of the Caribbean movies are worth it after the first one, honestly. This one was the worst of the bunch. There is a search for the fountain of youth. Supposedly Johnny Depp knows where it is. Everyone is out to find him and have him lead them all there. Of course this also means that there will be a need of a mermaid. This was such a terribly boring film! I couldn’t stand how it was not child friendly one bit as well (thankfully I did not see it with my children). content: sexual innuendos throughout the film, mermaids that have shiny plasticy stuff covering their breasts, but you can see the shape and all but nipples (far too much I believe, I don’t care if mermaids are supposed to be that way or not), kissing, sword fighting, language (one word), mockery towards people, immodesty, drunkenness, alcohol seen
A New Kind of Love 1963 (w/ Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward) – 1.75 stars – It is cute to see movies of actors who are married. However, I do recall seeing this film in the past when I was a teenager and finding it awful then. I wish I had recalled it before renting this. An androgynous business woman who works at cheapening high fashion designs meets a man in Paris who works as a journalist. She doesn’t know what it is about him that is making her change a bit. Maybe she is just in shock at all the women he somehow picks up. content: a lot of focus on women’s bums, kissing, innuendos, immodest outfits, a man goes to a burlesque and watches a strip show (no nudity seen), a man seen with two women and it is assumed he had slept with both, smoking, drinking
Courageous 2011 (w/ Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Robert Ayama, Ben Davies) – 4.25 stars – This was an excellent film. I have seen all the films that this company has made, and some have been a bit cheesy, but not this one. This is a Christian film about men who work in the law enforcement and due to a sudden tragic event, one of them decides to change how he runs his family. As a mother and a wife who serves Jesus, this was something really beautiful and Biblical. I did cry. content: teenager gets a gang tattoo, teenager gets beat up, drugs shown, stealing, death, guns and shooting, someone gets tasered
Griff the Invisible 2010 (w/ Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody) – 2.5 stars – This was a pretty unique story! At first I didn’t understand it and was a bit confused and bored. After a little while, the story builds up and becomes highly imaginative. The idea is that there is a man who seems to have some sort of social disorder and wants to save so many people who are bullied. He believes he has super human powers! content: kissing, fighting, bullying, pranks, language
Royal Wedding 1951 (w/ Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford) – 3 stars – A dance duo works hard and very well together. Everyone seems to enjoy them. The two of them go to London and meet people who sweep them each off of their feet. Their act can’t end though! What are they to do? It was cute. The dance numbers were lovely as could be. content: kissing, immodest dance outfits
Spellbound 1945 (w/ Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman) – 3.25 stars – This film is a combination film of Hitchcock with Dali art. It was very interesting and kept me wanting to know more. There is a psychoanalytic in a mental hospital who is very good at what she does, but she shows little interest in anything outside of her work. That is until a new doctor arrives. Perhaps there is a dark secret to his past. She will do whatever she can to help him. content: kissing, unmarried people seemingly being in one room together (probably one bed), drinking, smoking, violence (nothing seen).
The Americanization of Emily 1964 (w/ Julie Andrews, James Garner) – 2 stars – This movie is about a woman chaser who works for the military in England but he is from the US. His chauffeur is a woman who seems to be cold and unkind to him. His ideals of war don’t seem normal for a military man at all, who seems to be against the idea of seeing action himself. Emily of course (the chauffeur) questions his sense of justice and virtue. It was dry and awful, which is a pity, because I have enjoyed other films with both of these actors. content: a man often barges in on a couple having intimate relations and the woman is topless but not much is seen, but you can see her breast bounce in the buff on the side, kissing, talk of making children when unmarried, people in bed together and unmarried, a man slaps a woman’s bum.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 2011 (w/ Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Jaleel White) – 2.75 stars – This was actually a cute kid movie about a young energetic girl who longs to have a wonderful summer vacation, but all her plans go to waste when she learns that her friends are all going away. Her aunt comes to visit which changes the summer completely. content: an immodest woman (cleavage, short shorts), children go to see a zombie movie and the imagery might scare children (an eyeball comes out of a man’s face), God’s name used in vain
October Road 2007 [TV series – seasons 1 & 2] – 2.25 stars – The beginning of this show was kinda interesting but halfway through the first season it went downhill and the second season was terrible. A man returns to his hometown after being gone for ten years. He had written a book about life in his hometown and it didn’t go too well with the people he was once friends with. The biggest shock was that he found out his girlfriend, whom he abandoned, has a child. could it be his? If you do see this show (which is pointless, it was cancelled because of how poorly done it was), there is a final episode on the last disk in the bonus features to explain things. content: there are 3 women shown within probably 4 episodes throughout the seasons in bras. People are unmarried and seen in bed together, there is a woman who had an affair, drinking, a man is nude throughout an episode and his front and backsides are covered while he walks about. language, child born out of wedlock, kissing, sexual scenes (a couple scenes get a little steamy, which is too much considering the show’s rating is PG).
Roman Holiday 1953 (w/ Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert) – 3.25 stars – I can’t believe it took me this long to see this film. You know what I love about it? It seems more realistic than other love stories! I really enjoyed it. Basically, a princess longs to get out and live a little, so she runs away. There is a reporter that she comes across who helps her enjoy that “living”. content: kissing, man and woman sleep in the same room (different beds, both clothed), smoking, drinking, an innuendo