Movieguide® has sent a letter asking local government officials throughout the U.S. to consider stopping the screening of the controversial movie "Brüno" starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, Movieguide® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr announced today.
In the letter, Movieguide® asks officials to get an injunction against screening the movie on Friday until officials can look at the movie and determine whether it should be banned because it does not fit the "community standards" in their area, as defined by U.S. Supreme Court rulings on obscenity and pornography.
"This movie has been cut to get an R rating," Dr. Baehr said, "but it still contains much pornographic, offensive content."
Among the "pornographic" content in the m...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor, with Tom Snyder, Editor
It's not easy for parents, grandparents, and anyone that wants to protect children and teenagers from problematic elements in many movies these days.
One easy way that parents often erroneously think that a movie is okay for children or teenagers is if the cast has done family friendly material before or if a movie is based on a book or TV show that was initially aimed for children. While this SEEMS like a good idea, it really is not.
For instance, one of the big movies this summer is LAND OF THE LOST starring Will Ferrell, based on the 1970's Saturday morning children's TV show of the same name. It SEEMS like a movie to which you'd take the children. It has adventure, dinosaurs, a...
Here's a good way to instill in your children patriotism and a love of America: Rent a patriotic movie. The only trouble is that these days, those movies are few and far between.
Here are "Ted's Picks" for patriotic, pro-American movies with faith and values, many of which you can watch with your whole family this holiday and some that require extreme caution even for older teenagers and adults because of some rough content.
The list is divided into Classics and Recent Movies.
1. SERGEANT YORK: Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4 - 1941: Based on the diary of Alvin York, the most decorated soldier in World War I, this moving story tells about a willful man, played by Oscar winner Gary Cooper, who comes to Jesus Christ and comes ...
President Obama recently appointed the founder of GLSEN, the pro-homosexual group that has been successfully trying to brainwash grade school, middle school and high school students to become radical, anti-Christian homosexual activists, to a post that will oversee "safety" in the nation's government education system.
The perverted homosexual propagandist, Kevin Jennings, "has given tacit nods of approval to sex between young teens and adults," says Linda Harvey of Mission America.
In case you missed it, that also makes Jennings an advocate of pedophilia, not just of homosexuality, bisexuality, cross-dressing and other wicked, evil sins condemned by the Triune God of the Bible, including the Divine, Only Begotten Son of the Father, Jesus ...
America has the highest marriage rate of any other nation in the West, but it also has a high divorce rate, a high rate of extra-marital promiscuity, and a high rate of men and women living together without the benefit of marriage.
In fact, many people divorce their spouse because the bloom is off the rose of their romantic love.
The result of this problem is that, all too often, the children are a mere afterthought - before, during and after marriage.
What these Americans may be forgetting, however, is that a godless marriage is worse than a loveless marriage. In fact, it seems impossible to have the one without the other.
Hence, not only do we have to stop the re-definition of marriage by homosexual activists and their supporters, we...
The BBC, Great Britain's government run TV network, apparently has an ongoing policy to knock Christians and their faith while treating Islam and its followers with kid gloves.
BBC executives admitted in 2006 they would consider televising a scene where the Bible is thrown away but would never do the same thing with Islam's Koran. They also recently broadcast a show where a Christian fanatic beheaded a "moderate" Muslim, when the exact opposite is what has actually been happening in the real world!
"A Martian watching TV drama of late would probably conclude that the country is crawling with homicidal Islamophobes," a TV reviewer wrote.
Says Dr. John Sentamu, Christian Archbishop of York, "They can do to us what they dare not do to the M...
For months now, the liberal leaders in the press have blamed Wall Street, the housing industry and capitalism for the financial crisis that has thrown the United States into a deepening recession.
The facts show, however, that it is big government socialism that is really to blame.
In 1977 the Jimmy Carter administration passed the Community Redevelopment Act (CRA) that began to push the housing industry to give low-cost home loans to low-income people, especially minorities.
Then, in the early 1990s, the Clinton administration created new rules for the housing industry through the CRA that relaxed the standards even further, not only for low-income people but for other potential homeowners. Also in the 1990s, the Clinton administration ...
The new TRANSFORMERS sequel, REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, which comes out today, is full of sexual references and foul language that are inappropriate for children or young teenagers, Dr. Ted Baehr, the founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®, has announced.
"We are appalled at all the crude humor and sexual innuendoes in this movie, which is supposed to be based on Hasbro's popular toy franchise for children," Dr. Baehr said. "It is shocking that a movie with such lewd adult content is being promoted with large displays in America's toy stores. Young children are being encouraged to buy these toys and to see this movie."
He advised parents and families not to allow their children or teenagers, especially younger teenagers, to see this movie.
By Tom Snyder, Editor
DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS is the third ICE AGE movie made by 20th Century Fox. And, MOVIEGUIDE® got a chance to visit recently with three of the main actors in the new animated adventure comedy, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguizamo.
Each time they do the voices for these characters, it gets easier and easier, all three actors said.
“For me this go around was a lot easier,” Queen Latifah said. “It was hard at first. Sometimes I’m coming in and my voice is kind of hoarse (from signing the night before). Ellie [her character] is sweet. She’s fun, and she’s nurturing. She grows so much between the last film and this one. She’s a little more mature. She’s always trying to push people together.”