Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Make The Connection... Making good choices at the movies!

With all this rainy weather in the northeast, a trip to the movie theatre seems in order!

When you are unsure whether or not a movie upholds your values, it can be tricky to find a review that will give you a clear idea of how a movie will rate on your moral barometer. There are several great web sites to help you in your quest! All of them review current movies in theatres as well as those on DVD.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has a page devoted to movie reviews. The reviews are short, containing a summary and comments on possibly offensive themes.

Focus On the Family, a Christian but not Catholic organization, hosts a website geared toward deciphering movies and other media provides longer reviews with comments on positive elements and spiritual content as well as violence, sexual content, drug references and crudeness,

My favorite source is "Decent Films is the online home of the film writing of Steven D. Greydanus, who is film critic for the National Catholic Register. A member of Online Film Critics Society and the Faith & Film Critics Circle, he also writes for Christianity Today Movies and Catholic Exchange". Steven gives in depth reviews and an at a glance rating chart.

If you have suggestions for upcoming installments of Make the Connection, please contact me!Peace of Christ to you!
Kerry Madden, Parish Media Liaison

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