EntertainmentWeekly used to have a “Parental guidance” section that detailed the language, subject matter, and any nudity or violence in current films. It was a good tool for me to decide weather or not a film was appropriate for my kids.
All I’ve been able to find are a couple of “Christian” sites which pretty much condemn everything. I’m not looking to be told how to raise my kids…I just want to make an informed secision.
I second ScreenIt. It is very factual, and divides the objectionable parts into categories (like sex or drugs or disrespectful to women), so you can apply your own personal judgement. They also have a summary judgement for each movie which doesn’t have spoilers.
I’ll second the Conference of Catholic Bishops. They always tell you what potentially problematic stuff a movie has, like violence, nudity, strong language, etc. They don’t like gratuitous violence, so most action movies tend to get panned by them.
I can’t comment on Plugged In’s movies, but let’s take a look at one of their music reviews (for Ani DiFranco’s Revelling/Reckoning album.
Oh no! Ani DiFranco is both liberal and bi! She’s certain to poison yr kids minds.
I’ve read a lot of their reviews, because I find it entertaining watching fundies thrash against the wave of popular culture. Haven’t found them criticising an artist for being too conservative. I notice that they’ve also criticised artists for mentioning evolution, reincarnation and “eastern religions.”