Collective Shout Win

Collective Shout says that it had a win with the Classification Review Board deciding to ban a film depicting violence which it had earlier granted an R18+ rating to. Collective Shout had made a submission to the Board calling for the ban. For more: http://melindatankardreist.com/2011/09/collective-shout-win-against-a-serbian-film-review-board-reverses-decision/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MelindaTankardReist+%28Melinda+Tankard+Reist%29

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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R18+ Games

At the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General meeting in Adelaide recently all states and territories, except NSW, gave in-principle support for the classification change which will now allow R18+ games to be sold in Australia.

To read more and to answer a poll: are you for or against R18+ video games: http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/games/wa-politicians-rail-against-r18-video-games-20110722-1hsmh.html#ixzz1TZQSuZ2u

WA Politicians rail against R18+ games. For story: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=32212254712&libID=32212254712

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POSTED 15 Aug 2011
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Outdoor Advertising Inquiry

Melinda Tankard Reist reports that a parliamentary report into outdoor advertising recommends a more rigorous system of self-regulation. However, the Communications Council welcomed the report saying that it vindicated the current system of self-regulation. The 19 recommendations include a recommendation to amend its Advertising Code of Ethics. The new report came a fortnight after a report into the National Classification Scheme which recommended that outdoor advertising should be placed within the national classification scheme.

The Outdoor Media Association has announced that it was reviewing its current self regulation system.

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011

Movieguide iPhone App

Christian movie reviewer www.Movieguide.org has produced an iPhone application that lets people get Christian review of a movie no matter where they are. For app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/movieguide-family-guide-to/id376467905?mt=8

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POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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R18+ Rating

WA MLC Nick Goiran writes in the Weekend Courier (Sept 10, 2010, p13) against a push to introduce R18+ rating for video games. He says the rating will introduce more violent games into Australia. He says such games do not provide a positive contribution to society. For letter: http://epaper.communitynews.com.au/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=V0MvMjAxMC8wOS8xMCNBcjAxMzAw&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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Media Watch

Movieguide.org provides some statistics of note:

  • www.movieguide.org says in a June 28 report that the number of movies with Christian, redemptive content reflecting a Christian biblical worldview has increased from 10.38% of the major movies released by Hollywood and the entertainment industry in 1991 to 54.51% in 2009, up from 47.8% in 2007.
  • Movies with very strong Christian and redemptive worldviews averaged $65.3 million per movie in North America from 2005 through 2009, but movies with very strong negative or Anti-Christian worldviews only averaged $23 million during that time.
  • R-rated movies among the Top 25 at the Box Office in North America have decreased from 12 in 1996 to only two in 2009.
  • Movies marketed to teens have shown a steady decrease in the amount of foul language, from 35 obscenities per movie in the 1980s to 25 in the 1990s to 16 from 2000 through 2009.
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POSTED 9 Aug 2010
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Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from movieguide.org

www.movieguide.org is asking people to support them in changing the anti-Christian culture. To donate: https://www.movieguide.org/component/user/donations?task=donate

Creation

Despite its title, Creation is the story of evolution’s founding father Charles Darwin and his struggle to write the book that presented his theory of evolution. Very strong humanist, pro-evolution, Anti-Christian worldview about Charles Darwin writing his racist tract THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES.

While the movie is well made, it is merely a one-sided, ultimately emotional propaganda piece that has a lie nicely presented.

For more: http://www.movieguide.org/archive/32/10085-creation

and: http://www.movieguide.org/articles/1/587-new-movie-creation-tells-history-thru-evolutionary-eyes-and-lies

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Strong mixed pagan worldview with strong occult content featuring lots of sorcery with some light Romantic elements of inner strength without God and humanist elements lauding science without God, mitigated by strong moral elements with a slight redemptive hint of sacrifice for others in a plot to stop two evil sorcerers who want to resurrect evil dead sorcerers to control the world; no obscenities but about six or seven light My God, Oh God and God type profanities.

For more: http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/7/10241

Inception

The movie’s moral relativism and ambiguity, and its use of strong profanities at times, also present problems. Finally, the violence is not extremely graphic and there is no crude sexual content, but there is a disturbing subplot involving suicide.

For more: http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/7/10242

Predators

http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10239/predators

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10232/the-twilight-saga-eclipse

The Concert

http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/7/10244/the-concert

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POSTED 26 Jul 2010
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Get Him to the Greek

From www.movieguide.org

The movie is blatantly pagan and hedonistic. It contains excessive nudity, sexuality, aberrant sexual behavior, sexual dialogue, an obscene amount of foul language, violence, vile amounts of drunkenness and drug use. This movie has nothing redeemable in it whatsoever. Any person with any self-respect or any moral decency will avoid this movie at all costs. The filmmakers, Judd Apatow and Jason Segel, need prayer. They need the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. They are willingly leading the youth who flock to sophomoric comedies like this one down the primrose path of destruction. Please pray for the unwitting people who see this vile movie – that they would come to know Jesus Christ and the truth that will set them free from this horrific type of entertainment! Contains 163 obscenities, 8 profanities.

For more: http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10218/get-him-to-the-greek

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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The A-Team

From www.movieguide.org

Light moral worldview with strong patriotic content and implied references to God and Divine Providence, marred by too much foul language and three pagan hedonistic allusions to sexual promiscuity; about 66 obscenities (including one “f” word seems able to be heard over some loud explosions and gunfire, but mostly “s” and “h” words), 11 strong profanities, three light profanities, and a longer “f” word is cut off twice so it’s not really said, only implied, and thus is not counted; strong action violence with some blood includes gunfire, explosions, fighting, falling from great heights, air battles, and one villain’s neck is crushed by a pile driver move; it is implied that one hero beds two women and slept with an old girlfriend who left the romance because it was getting too serious for her at the time; upper male nudity; alcohol use; character smokes cigar at times; and, villains steal, villains frame the heroes, villains commit treason, and the pagan philosopher Gandhi is quoted regarding non-violence.

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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Media Watch Round-Up

The Karate Kid

Strong mixed pagan worldview with strong moral elements and some light redemptive elements in story. For more: http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10223/the-karate-kid

Or: http://www.youngmedia.org.au/mediachildren/07_04/07_04_543_karate-kid-2010.htm

AGORA

Very strong humanist, Anti-Christian worldview full of propaganda and blatant historical falsehoods mixed some historical truth, which depicts some historical Christian figures in the worst possible light. For more: http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10212/agora

Killers

http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10215/killers

Live Large

http://www.movieguide.org/box-office/6/10216/marmaduke

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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