The summer blockbusters are over and the box office results are in — family friendly films are killing R-rated movies in the pocketbook. Only one Rated-R film, The Hangover, made the top 10 box office list. The next highest grossing Rated-R film, The Watchmen, came in at a distant #18 on the list. The money gap comes at a time when Hollywood is undergoing historic changes which may alter the movies we see in the future. The top 10 movie profits of 2009 so far;
As we all breathe a collective sigh of relief that we made it through yet another super-hyped year of the Academy Awards in which Hollywood gushes over Hollywood, saturating themselves with honors and praise galore, many parents are still wondering: But what about my kids? Where are the films that encourage them to strive for what is highest and best in life?
Foundation offers more programs for retailers, consumers By Robyn McCloskey — Video Business, 2/16/2009 The Dove Foundation (dove.org), the 19-year-old Grand Rapids, Mich.-based nonprofit that reviews movies and DVDs and awards its seal to those deemed suitable for family viewing, is unveiling several new initiatives that will likely increase recognition of the Dove seal as […]
So, how many f-words does it take to get a PG-13 rating?
Oh, anywhere from one to three, as long as they’re not sexual in context.
This was news to one Press reader, who wrote me an indignant e-mail in which he expressed his desire to clap his hands over his son’s ears after taking him to see “Superhero Movie” in March. A brief summation of his letter: Since when do PG-13 movies featurethat word?
San Francisco Chronicle Industry Buzz Published 12/16/07 by Hugh Hart Family fare: It’s been a boon time for family films this fall, with six of the top 10 movies over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend having kid-friendly themes. “The Game Plan” ($88 million), “Bee Movie” ($118 million) and “Enchanted” ($70 million) have sparkled at the box […]
The Grand Rapids Press To see or not: ‘Golden Compass’ sparks debate Saturday, December 15, 2007 by Matt Vande Bunte On the eve of last weekend’s nationwide opening of “The Golden Compass,” all signs pointed Cheryl Cochran away from the theaters. A Christian who is part of Bella Vista Church near Rockford, she talked about […]
A look at West Michigan’s direct link to Hollywood. by Jennifer Guerra (2006-11-2) When you think of the silver screen, chances are the Great Lakes state doesn’t come to mind immediately. But as Michigan Radio’s Jennifer Guerra reports, Michigan’s ties to Hollywood are closer than you might think: If you’re like Dick Rolfe and […]
Despite all the sex and violence on DVD, you still can find the right flick for your family By Jay Kirschenmann Published: September 15, 2007 ArgusLeader.com Selecting a movie to watch with a mixed group can be a daunting task, especially for family gatherings. With up to three generations watching, each has vastly different embarrassment […]
A blurb in the print ad for the 20th Century Fox movie “Everyone’s Hero,” which opened Friday, gave the animated feature five stars, declaring it “A triumphant home run for families!” It’s from a critic you’ve probably never heard of. In fact it’s a critic who is not, technically speaking, a person: the Dove Foundation.