This one isn’t from me, but it’s something I had looked for in the past. I’m happy to see that someone got it.
My tribe and I just got back from a week long vacation to Disney World. We had a great time. Before we left, I knew I would be taking lots of pictures and video. I have an 8Gb memory card in my camera but feared it wouldn’t be enough. I picked up an additional 16Gb card to supplement. I’m glad I did as the 8Gb card was fully by the end of the third day.
Being a parent that grew up in the 80′s, I have a rich cinematic history to impart to the Ace and the Deuce. With DVDs, Blu-Ray, Netflix, iTunes and the like, there’s no shortage of venues by which to get the movies. The real problem is how the movies are rated. Movies that were rated R back then might only get a PG or PG-13 now-a-days. Similarly, if someone uttered a G*dd^mn or @ss, it was a big deal. Today, we hear that kind of language on public television.
How is a parent to know what is actually okay for their kids? The first (and best) option would be to pre-screen the movie so you know what’s in there. Another option though, comes from our friends at IMDB.
When you find the movie you’re interested in, scroll down past the cast list. There, you’ll see a link to a parent’s guide.
Clicking there will take you to a page where a variety of categories are explained. Language, Sex, Violence, all the things parents might be interested in.
I may have created a monster. It started off innocently enough. I wanted to teach my boy (who will be known as “The Ace”) a little about programming. He’s a tremendously creative kid. I thought he might get some enjoyment out of creating something like a website.