Top Movies for 2014 – Shows What America Wants

Once again, family movies have proven to be the top draw at the box office. Below is the list of top grossing movies in the U.S., from 2014, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com 1. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) $333.0 million 2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (PG-13) $323.9 million 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) $259.8 million 4. The LEGO Movie (PG) $257.8 million 5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13) $245.4 million 6. Maleficent (PG) $241.4 million 7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13) $233.9 million 8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) $208.6 million 9. … Continue reading Top Movies for 2014 – Shows What America Wants

Veronica, Speed, & Words

VERONICA MARS starring Kristen Bell, rated PG13. commonsensemedia.org says, “… Veronica Mars is the much-hyped … follow-up to the popular TV show that ran from 2004 to 2007. Starring Kristen Bell and the rest of the cast reprising their roles as the former Neptune High characters 10 years out of high school, the movie contains pretty much the same amount of violence, drug references, and passionate kissing as the series, but there’s more strong language, sexual innuendo, and a couple of love scenes. Like the show, the movie is about standing up for the truth and those who’ve been written off as guilty.” Full article here. Veronica Mars … Continue reading Veronica, Speed, & Words

Family Friendly Wins

The 2014 Annual Movieguide Report, published by Dr. Ted Baehr’s movieguide.org, was just released, and it reveals some very interesting statistics about the movies being released by Hollywood. In a nutshell, family friendly, patriotic and even religious films are more successful at the box office than films that feature substantial amounts of sex and violence. Here is part of that report as quoted on http://www.fox17.com. “Movies that had no foul language, like “Frozen,” earned the most (an average of $65.81 million), while films with more than 25 incidences of profanity, like “Wolf of Wall Street,” averaged just $30.43 million and did … Continue reading Family Friendly Wins

New Movie Friday

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 … Continue reading New Movie Friday

Weinstein and Violence

Harvey Weinstein has produced some of the most violent films in Hollywood including many of Quintin Tarantino’s movies; Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Django Unchained. However, he has had a change of heart as a response to the tragic shootings that have been dominating the news headlines in recent years. A deadline.com article reports that on CNN recently he “spoke about his own children and how he no longer wanted to feel like a hypocrite. “The change starts here, … It has already. For me, I can’t do it. I can’t make one movie and say this is what I want for my kids and then just go … Continue reading Weinstein and Violence