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Take a minute to hear a family-friendly review of the hottest movie, YouTube video, streaming series, video game, or new technology to help you decide if it’s a good choice for your kids and family. Hosted by Focus on the Family’s media and culture analysts, these reviews for parents offer a fresh Christian perspective on entertainment from a Biblical worldview.

Plugged In Entertainment Reviews Focus on the Family

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 118 Ratings

Take a minute to hear a family-friendly review of the hottest movie, YouTube video, streaming series, video game, or new technology to help you decide if it’s a good choice for your kids and family. Hosted by Focus on the Family’s media and culture analysts, these reviews for parents offer a fresh Christian perspective on entertainment from a Biblical worldview.

    The Screen in Your Pocket: Talking About Phone Location Sharing

    The Screen in Your Pocket: Talking About Phone Location Sharing

    Have you talked to your kids about location sharing on their phone?

    Read the Plugged In blog: https://www.pluggedin.com/tech-guide/

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    • 1 min
    YouTube Review: How it Should Have Ended

    YouTube Review: How it Should Have Ended

    When the movie ending doesn’t make sense, "How It Should Have Ended" fixes it for you.

    Read the Plugged In review: https://www.pluggedin.com/youtube-reviews/how-it-should-have-ended/

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    • 1 min
    Movie Review: Belle

    Movie Review: Belle

    It’s not a kids’ movie. But for teens and up this is an easily recommended visual treat.

    Read the Plugged In review: https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/belle-2022/

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    • 1 min
    Movie Review: Family Camp

    Movie Review: Family Camp

    In this new Christian comedy, two very different families of faith end up sharing accommodations with each other at Family Camp. And it turns out that they’ve got a lot to learn about their families, each other and the ways they relate to God.

    Read the Plugged In review: https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/family-camp-2022/

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    • 2 min
    TV Review: Pacific Rim: The Black

    TV Review: Pacific Rim: The Black

    In this "Pacific Rim" sequel, two siblings fight to get back to their parents in Kaiju-infested Australia.

    Read the Plugged In review: https://www.pluggedin.com/tv-reviews/pacific-rim-the-black/

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    • 1 min
    The Screen in Your Pocket: Cut Your Kid’s Smartphone Time

    The Screen in Your Pocket: Cut Your Kid’s Smartphone Time

    Have you wondered if you should cut back on your kid’s smartphone time? That might say something right there.

    Read the Plugged In guide: https://www.pluggedin.com/tech-guide/

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

TennisLover24 ,

Plugged In is Trying to Protect You!!!!

I know that many viewers out there don’t care about Plugged In and think they are trying to boss you around. NEWSFLASH: They are not!! They are only trying to protect you and your family. If you see a movie that is 0 stars, I think you know that that is a movie you do NOT want to take your kids to. If you have seen one, (which I HIGHLY recommend you don’t) you probably know that is not a great movie. Plugged In has reasons to rate these badly rated movies (violence, language, nudity etc.). Yes, people curse in real life, but I believe they don’t mention it because they want you to read the review. Another possible reason is that they want to protect kids who may not know what a bad word is. But the point is, this podcast wants your family to get the best out of a film in a cinema, and generally protect your early teens, younger kids, maybe even yourself. Some movies(I will chose not to mention them) are so bad that Plugged In doesn’t even rate them!!!
So I encourage you to listen to these podcasts and look at the website and PLEASE take the time to see how they rate a movie before you go see it at the cinema.

iChistian ,

Great podcast!!!

You got to check plugged in before you watch a movie. I mean, really, who wants to watch a bad movie? You can check any new movie through a Christian lens. Plugged in will let you know if there’s any cussing or murrdering, and will give you a 1-5 star rating
Example: "spider-man into the spiderverse” has 4 out of 5 stars for family friendliness. So I’ll give plugged in 5 out of 5 stars.

Svhmom ,

Great but bad

When the podcast will actually load I enjoy hearing about the movies. 9 times out of 10 this podcast won’t load and play.

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