BOMBSHELL is a drama about the reasons behind the Fox News Channel’s firing of long-time CEO Roger Ailes due to accusations of sexual harassment. BOMBSHELL has some first-rate performances, especially by Charlize Theron as former Fox superstar Megyn Kelly, but its message condemning sexual harassment in the workplace is marred by excessive, gratuitous foul language, a few silly political jabs at conservatives, a scene mocking a minor character’s Christian faith, a fictional lesbian subplot that undercuts the movie’s premise, and strong lewd references.
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL is a continuation of the JUMANJI reboot series of comedy adventures, with now college-age friends having to return to the mystical video game to rescue their friend and to save Jumanji from a mean and powerful warlord bringing death and desolation throughout the land. JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL is an entertaining, funny, exciting comical adventure with some positive lessons about friendship, but it contains lots of foul language, including some strong offensive profanities, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution. Using obscenities and strong profanities like GD and epithets about Jesus is bad and adds nothing to a movie’s entertainment and artistic value, or even its authenticity.
Clint Eastwood’s new movie RICHARD JEWELL is about the security guard who was falsely accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the lawyer who defended him. One of the best dramas of the year, RICHARD JEWELL is brilliantly acted and directed, with an incredibly timely warning about the dangers of Big Government and Big Media, but there’s way too much foul language, including many annoying, unnecessary strong profanities.
BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)
BLACK CHRISTMAS is the second remake of a 1974 horror thriller about a group of sorority sisters stalked by a hooded serial killer, who tuns out to be part of a secret occult cabal of evil white men who think women are beneath them. BLACK CHRISTMAS follows many conventional horror thriller conventions and contains some moral elements a promoting friendship and rescuing other people from evil, but it has a strong Romantic, politically correct, feminist worldview with excessive foul language, intense horror violence and some underage drinking.
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SEBERG follows the story of Jean Seberg, an American actress who worked from the late 1950s to the late 1970s and focuses on the years when she was a target of the FBI’s intel program against violent leftist radicals because of Seberg’s support for the Black Power movement and the Black Panthers. SEBERG is sometimes confusing and has a Romantic, politically correct worldview plagued by strong foul language, lewd behavior, nudity, miscellaneous immorality, and some apparent revisionist history.