Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

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  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:43 a.m.

    Who cares about the Oscars? Year after year, with very RARE exceptions, the Academy fails to recognize good films and honors degrading themes, profanity laced screenplays and debasing cinematography during an awards show that is often crude. One of this year's darlings, which by its trailer and description depicts debauchery on Wall Street, uses that most despised profane word 506 times in a 3 hour running time -- 2.8 times a minute! Even if the word doesn't offend, and it certainly does, the repeated, redundant, numbing use of any word 506 times equals a script devoid of originality, literary merit and praise.

    What I know from decades of experience is that the praises of Oscar regularly points out the films to avoid. Also that time needs to pass; often the best films to see have been in the can for a decade or more standing the test of time.

  • infoman Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 9:13 a.m.

    What exactly is "family friendly" supposed to mean? I would't allow my preteen kids to see any of the movies listed as such in the 3rd paragraph.

  • rightascension Provo, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 11:58 p.m.

    I'd most of the Oscar nominees are family films -- though it depends on the definition of "family" and what those families are up to.

  • truth in all its forms henderson, NV
    Jan. 16, 2014 8:26 p.m.

    I don't know what kind of family you live in. But as for me and my house we serve the lord. Several of the "family friendly" movies are actually extremely inappropriate for anyone with children. Iron man 3 is full of violence, and saving Mr banks the dad is an alcoholic and the mom is suicidal. I don't feel that violent movies and alcoholic parents are appropriate themes for young children. Frozen is the only G rated movie that you mentioned in the article, call me old fashioned but violent PG-13 movies are not appropriate for families!