Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2006


Before you let your child watch X-Men: The Last Stand, The Shaggy Dog or any other movie — not just those openly marketed to youngsters — read about it here first. Scorecards for each flick indicate levels of sex and nudity, violence and gore, and profanity. The detailed write-ups are not reviews, but rather in-depth accounts of a film's content — non-judgmental, they simply tell it like it is. To wit: an excerpt from "Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties," reads, "A bird is sucked up into an exhaust flue, a cat hits a dog with a turkey leg, a cat kicks a dog off a sofa, and a parrot is hit with a pillow and falls off a sofa." (The movie got a 2 out of 10 for violence and gore.) There are also handy links to the "critical consensus" provided by other sites such as Rotten Tomatoes (see 25 Sites We Can't Live Without).