The Choice

The ACL reports that Australian filmmaker Don Parham has released a short documentary on abortion entitled  The ChoiceThe Choice interviews six individuals – five women and one man – about their own experiences of abortion. It delves into the complex issues surrounding abortion and gives an honest and non-judgemental perspective of the associated difficulties. For more and for info on how to purchase the DVD click here. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Trade of Innocents

Australian cinemas will soon be releasing a new film, Trade of Innocents starring Dermot Mulroney and Mira Sorvino, which focuses on the worldwide problem of human trafficking, reports the ACL in its weekly enews. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Movie-This is 40

From movieguide.org: “Very strong mixed pagan worldview with some light moral elements to give the movie some kind of real meaning, some humanist tones of running your life and your family’s life on your own without God.  at least 145 mostly strong obscenities (mostly “f” words, including several by a teenage girl), 12 strong profanities, 17 light profanities, and an obscene gesture during the story with at least 20 obscenities and three light profanities in an outtake scene during the credits.” “THIS IS 40 lacks a strong moral and religious center. MOVIEGUIDE® recalls only one possible positive mention of God, but there are at least 32 examples of profanities using God or Jesus.”

For full review click here.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Movie- Les Miserables

From movieguide.org: Is a brilliant adaptation of this inspiring, spiritually uplifting Christian story that beautifully depicts God’s transformational powers though the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it contains some harsh scenes showing the brokenness of humanity without God. For full review click here.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Movie- Parental Guidance

From www.movieguide.org: Very strong moral, pro-parent, pro-family worldview with some strong but brief content supporting traditional American values of tough love and competition satirizing today’s feely touchy liberal parenting and liberal antagonism against teaching children how to compete in sports; no foul language but some scatological content that younger children may emulate. For full review click here.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Advert Complaints

The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau reports that there were 141 complaints brought to them in Dec 2012.

The ASB reports that “Medical terminology, innuendo, bad spelling and blasphemy feature alongside the issues of discrimination and vilification of religion, lifestyle choices and age, in the 10 most complained about ads of 2012.”

The highest number of complaints received for a single ad was 150. Of the top 10 ads most complained about, the ABS cleared 7 of them of anything wrong. For the top 10 list click here.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013

MTV Exit Foundation Child Exploitation Film

Mumbrella reports that MTV Exit Foundation has launched a global film to raise awareness of child exploitation. The film was backed by USAID, AUSAID and Walk Free. To view trailer click here

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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To Rome with Love-Movie Review

21 obscenities and profanities, including one “f” word; light comic violence such as man has to run from paparrazi chasing him; strong sexual immorality (but implied) includes implied adulterous sex, crude sexual discussion in one scene mentions lesbian behavior and other sexual experiences, married man lies in bed with two women, young man lives with his girlfriend and is successfully seduced by her best friend, actor tries to seduce married woman but a robber interrupts them and successfully seduces her instead, and prostitute is sent to wrong room and eventually has a rendezvous with the married man there; upper male nudity; alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, manipulative woman but she’s implicitly rebuked, lying, cheating, robbery in one scene.” For full review click here.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Tassie launch of Bella Magazine

On Aug 5, Bella Magazine will be launched in Launceston, Tasmania. Bella, meaning Beautiful Girl, is aimed at teenage girls as an alternative to the sexed-up magazines. The launch is an initiative of Michael Ferguson MP. For more info on the magazine and to subscribe click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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