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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.

Plugged In Entertainment Reviews Focus on the Family

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 110 Ratings

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.

    DVD/Streaming Review: The Mitchells vs. the Machines

    DVD/Streaming Review: The Mitchells vs. the Machines

    This animated comedy action flick from Netflix deals with a tech apocalypse and the unlikely "un-techy" family that now has to save the world. It delivers terrific messages about family and tech addiction. But a same-gender romance revealed in the closing credits is something parents will want to take note of, too.

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    TV Review: Rebel

    TV Review: Rebel

    "Rebel," the show – just like the character – comes with plenty of baggage.

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    The Screen in Your Pocket: "Critical Role" YouTube Channel

    The Screen in Your Pocket: "Critical Role" YouTube Channel

    Ever heard of the "Critical Role" YouTube channel? Your kids probably have. What should you know?

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    Music Review: Tessa Violent, Loveleytheband, "Games"

    Music Review: Tessa Violent, Loveleytheband, "Games"

    Tessa Violent hands out tough lessons for an untrustworthy guy.

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    DVD Review: Stowaway

    DVD Review: Stowaway

    If the screenwriters had throttled back, if they’d kept what you hear as clean as what you see, this Netflix film could’ve been PG.

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    Movie Review: Mortal Kombat

    Movie Review: Mortal Kombat

    This ultraviolent video game and movie franchise has been raising parents’ blood pressure since 1992. Nothing’s changed on that score here, but a new generation of young, would-be fans might well be interested in this one despite its R-rating.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 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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