Thursday, July 17, 2008

Free Film, a Good one, Too

The web site is offering free documentary viewings, and one of the best available is the wakeup call for fast food addicts, "Super Size Me." You can click here to watch it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I Am Legend, But Am I Kid-Friendly?

Lots of discussions with various parents over holiday vacation about who might want to see "I Am Legend." I enjoyed it thoroughly -- I'm a sucker for dystopian, apocalyptic science fiction, and Will Smith carries the loneliness of the movie with his usual hard work and charm. But I have to admit I was surprised, after leaving the movie, to look up the poster and realize it was rated PG-13 instead of R. To me, the bloodletting, the shock value and the general atmosphere all screamed R, not a lighter PG-13. I had considered taking my 15 year old daughter, who has seen many R movies for a film class in high school, but I was glad she couldn't make it that night -- I think the violence and nightmarish qualities would have disturbed her. Then again, my 15-year-old nephew loved it and has seen it three times. Do boys take all these things less seriously? Have videogames enured them to some of the worst spots?