Friday, July 8, 2011

Weekend's Movie Reviews

A new feature of the blog that I hope to get up by Friday (probably a little late today, but maybe some are still deciding on a film for the weekend). In the 1950's the Vatican asked the Bishops of the U.S. to screen the films out of Hollywood and to let people know whether or not a Catholic could attend in good conscience or not.

The movies which are viewable are rated on a scale from A-1 - suitable for all, A-2, A-3, and finally L, which is the most intense rating a film can get which is still suitable for adults to watch but nonetheless some may find disturbing.

If a movie is determined to be unwatchable, it gets tagged with the rating "O" - morally offensive.

The bishops have charged the CNS Film department with this task, and I have long found the rankings to certainly be helpful, but I've also found their film reviews to be well-done and informative as well. I hope to put the links up to the reviews of the films coming out each weekend on the blog. Enjoy!

Monte Carlo is rated A-II. To read a review click here.

Horrible Bosses is rated "O". Don't go see it! To read a review click here.

Zookeeper is rated A-3. To read a review, click here.

Larry Crowne is rated A-3. To read a review, click here.


  1. I use that sight, very convenient and helpful! Also, for all the families out there who struggle with family friendly movies, or appropriate cartoons, etc for children, young and old, there is a Catholic type netflix. It is called Pius Media. It works just like netflix, only all the shows, movies, etc have been reviewed and there is also documentaries, bible studies, prayer (all is DVD). There is all the Catholic cartoons as well, and all the saint cartoons also. Its amazing and we love it. Just google "Pius Media" and it will pop up.

  2. I think this is the website for the reviews father mentioned