Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, gets a SPLATTAR for trying to be good and bad at the same time. According to Pluggedin, It has a much needed message about the importance of fathers in a family, but teaches it’s message within a twisted story of an escaped convict who kidnaps his way into a family. The story involves sensuality, sex outside of marriage (off camera) and some violence. Read the full review here, at Pluggedin.com.
That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, gets a strong SPLAT from me.
It’s about three young guys and a girl who have made a solemn pact with each other to not get involved in a committed relationship, but instead to continue having casual sex as often and with as many people as possible. I have not watched this movie, but even in reading the synopsis at Pluggedin, I could see where it was going. Life gets complicated for these twenty-somethings when love rears it’s ugly head. I’m sure there are lots of laughs in store and many of the characters learn some valuable lessons along the way, but the real story here is a steady flow of on-screen sex from start to finish. Hollywood is pumping out way too many of these kinds of movies that ten years ago would have been rated “X”, but for some reason the standards are lowering and we’re all going along with it as if nothing has changed. I hope my readers will take this splat seriously and avoid this one. Read the full review here at Pluggedin.com