Movie Smarts

Three reasons to go to the movies this summer:

(1) It’s hot outside, but the theater is nice and cool.
(2) Two hours of relative silence.
(3) The kid’s movie may be a snoozer, but who wouldn’t like a nice nap?

If you aren’t planning to keep your eyes open, though, it might be a good idea to come prepared. No, I don’t mean bringing a fluffy pillow, although that isn’t an entirely bad idea, I was referring to checking into the movie’s content ahead of time so you can avoid any rude awakenings.

Most movie reviewers look at a movie from a vastly different perspective than you or your kids will. I’ve used Parent Previews for years because I like their objective take. The reviews are incredibly thorough, although before I had kids I didn’t quite understand the necessity of knowing the exact number of swear words in a film. Now as a parent, I appreciate their seemingly nit-picky insights that provide all the information you need to choose which movies to see and which ones to avoid. Now on with the show.

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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

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