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Plugged In Entertainment Reviews

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Hosted by the media & culture analysts for Focus on the Family, the Plugged In Entertainment Reviews provide a 60-second family-friendly review of today’s hottest music, games, television series, DVDs, and movies.

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Hosted by the media & culture analysts for Focus on the Family, the Plugged In Entertainment Reviews provide a 60-second family-friendly review of today’s hottest music, games, television series, DVDs, and movies.

iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
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3
13

they are great!

By Megakid1999 - Dec 06 2014
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i love this podcast because i can find out if a movie is good or not!

This Rocks!

By Beautiful B75 - Apr 08 2012
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Thanks for the reviews! They are on point and help a lot.

iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
13
4
3
13

they are great!

By Megakid1999 - Dec 06 2014
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i love this podcast because i can find out if a movie is good or not!

This Rocks!

By Beautiful B75 - Apr 08 2012
Read more
Thanks for the reviews! They are on point and help a lot.
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Plugged In Entertainment Reviews

Latest release on Aug 10, 2020

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Hosted by the media & culture analysts for Focus on the Family, the Plugged In Entertainment Reviews provide a 60-second family-friendly review of today’s hottest music, games, television series, DVDs, and movies.

Movie Review: The Legend of 5 Mile Cave

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You might even think of this western tale as a blending of the not-so-Wild West with a Hallmark special.

Aug 10 2020

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Movie Review: Animal Crackers

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In the new movie Animal Crackers, now streaming on Netflix, Owen Huntington inherits a run-down circus from his Uncle Bob. There’s a burned-up tent, discouraged performers and a few animals.

Owen’s on the verge of saying goodbye to the family’s circus when a clown named Chesterfield tells him a secret: His uncle left a box of magical animal crackers, too. Eat one, and you’ll transform into the animal you just gobbled up. This could change everything!

Animal Crackers delivers some nice messages about family. And a lot of toilet humor along with one mild profanity. For those reasons, we’re giving Animal Crackers a 3.5 out of 5.0 for family friendliness.

Aug 07 2020

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TV Review: The Babysitter Club

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The show addresses issues faced by many a middle schooler–but not in ways that their parents might approve of.

Aug 06 2020

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Screen in Your Pocket: School Gave My Kid a Screen

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How do you deal with a screen the school hands out?

Aug 05 2020

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Movie Review: Kane Brown - Be Like That

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Kane Brown is joined by Swae Lee and Khalid on this feel good song with a handful of not-so-feel-good moments.

Aug 04 2020

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Movie Review: The Larva Island Movie

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Think of it as a poor-man’s Minions cartoon with a lot less, well, funny stuff.

Aug 03 2020

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Movie Review: The Kissing Booth 2

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In the new Netflix sequel The Kissing Booth 2, viewers are reunited with teen lovers Elle and Noah, who first connected romantically two years ago. Now, Noah’s off to Harvard, while Elle’s navigating her senior year of high school. She misses her man desperately, and she fears he may be seduced by more experienced women at college.

Soon, though, Elle’s got a new problem—a newcomer named Marco who’s providing Elle with a tempting possibility of her own. But there’s more. Elle wants to join Noah at Harvard. But her only chance is winning a dance competition with Marco as her partner. Talk about teen drama.

The Kissing Booth 2 is rated TV-14. But this Netflix movie’s teen characters act more like they’re 28. Physical intimacy is a given. Consequences of that activity are nowhere in sight. And while we don’t actually see a lot of it, there’s no question what’s happening here between Elle and Noah, as well as other characters (including some same gender pairings). Profanity, underage drinking and completely clueless parents add to this movie’s many concerns, especially since it’s definitely targeting a young teen audience. For those reasons, we’re giving The Kissing Booth 2 a 1 out of 5 for family friendliness.

Jul 31 2020

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TV Review: DC Super Hero Girls

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Sure, these high schoolers sometimes have to take down the bad guys. But they’re more about lifting up each other.

Jul 30 2020

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Screen in Your Pocket: Young Kids and Screens

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What guidelines work best for young kids and screens?

Jul 29 2020

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Track Review: Lamb of God - Lamb of God

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The group detests injustice. But it doesn’t deliver a redemptive alternative in this pulverizing collection of metal tracks.

Jul 28 2020

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Movie Review: Ip Man 4: The Finale

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Comes with a few controversies, but it’s also a heartwarming tale.

Jul 27 2020

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Movie Review: Radioactive

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The new movie Radioactive, now streaming online, paints a portrait of Marie Curie. As the 19th century rolled into the 20th, this Polish-born French researcher met and married fellow scientist Pierre Curie. Together, they discovered the elements radium and polonium. Their work, of course, formed the foundation for advances such as the X-ray machine and cancer treatment, as well as paving the way for the atomic bomb.

That’s the stuff of textbooks. But Radioactive also takes us behind the scenes of that story. What we see is a woman whose passionate stubbornness is almost her undoing. Marie cares little for what others think of her. But Pierre quietly helps Marie channel her passion in positive ways. Together, they make a dynamic radioactive duo that will lead to not just one, but two Nobel Prizes for Marie.

Speaking of passion, we see a surprising amount of the physical kind on display here for a PG-13 film, both in Marie’s relationship with Pierre and in an affair she has after Pierre is tragically killed in an accident. Some violent images of World War I get screen time, too, as do the Curies’ deteriorating health due to radiation sickness. For those reasons, we’re giving Radiation a 2.0 out of five for family friendliness.

Jul 24 2020

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TV Review: PJ Masks

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PJ Masks may not inspire kiddos to go to bed on time, but at least it teaches them about being kind and helping others.

Jul 23 2020

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Screen in Your Pocket: Top Video Apps

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What do you need to know about the top social media video apps?

Jul 22 2020

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Album Review: Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die

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This album isn’t what you’d expect, especially when you see it labeled as explicit.

Jul 21 2020

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Movie Review: Archive

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The biggest issue with this robo-drama is the completely unnecessary foul language in its memory bank.

Jul 20 2020

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Movie Review: First Cow

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In new movie First Cow, now streaming online, we meet two guys who don’t fit the profile of adventurous pioneers. Otis Figowitz is a cook for a group of rough and tumble trappers in Oregon in the early 1800s. He’s a quiet, reflective type—in contrast to the boisterous hunters he serves. Otis soon meets an Chinese entrepreneur named King Lu who’s seeking his fortune on the West Coast. Together they form an unlikely friendship and business relationship baking for the group they serve.

Now, about that cow in the movie’s title. There’s exactly one milk cow in the region. And Otis and King Lu must steal its milk to cook for the men who love the food they’re making.

Now, that may not sound like the plot for an edge-of-your-seat action movie. And … it isn’t. There are no explosions or firefights or battling robots here—though we do see a couple of fist fights along the way. Instead, what First Cow offers viewers is a quiet reflection on the virtues of friendship. Some profanities get lobbed about in this PG-13 indie film, but that’s as bad as things ever get here. For those reasons, we’re giving First Cow a three out of five for family friendliness.

Jul 17 2020

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TV Review: Central Park

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Central Park probably isn’t the show you want to be central to your family.

Jul 16 2020

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Screen in Your Pocket: Teens and Too Much Social Media

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Are your teens too focused on social media?

Jul 15 2020

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Music Review: Kanye West - Wash Us in The Blood

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Kanye West calls out to God to change us and guide us with His spirit.

Jul 14 2020

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iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
13
4
3
13

they are great!

By Megakid1999 - Dec 06 2014
Read more
i love this podcast because i can find out if a movie is good or not!

This Rocks!

By Beautiful B75 - Apr 08 2012
Read more
Thanks for the reviews! They are on point and help a lot.