Trudi’s Corner: About The Movies

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By Trudi Cunningham

Some time ago, I wrote a column about the kinds of movies that are being shown. I just decided that it was time to take another look. I positively cannot reason why people will pay the kind of money for what’s being shown, according to the reviews I have read.

There were 28 in total, and 10 that were rated with 3 or 3½ stars. I checked all of them, and there was not one that might be recommended for a general audience far as I’m concerned, when you consider the cost of admission and the food and drink most people will indulge in. Following are the phrases used in the description to entice you to see them: nude images, violence, vulgar humor, alcohol abuse, strong language, sexuality, and let’s not forget drug abuse. Is this what people need when you see more than enough in every day news reports?

Whatever happened to movies with a decent moral theme? I’m thinking of one in particular from years ago with James Dunn, “Over The Hill.” It tells the story of a widowed mother raising six children, but the six children could not take care of one mother. I should really say five children, because one son had been away and when he came home, he found his mother in the poor house and rescued her.

I’m sure many can think of similar situations today, but you can help someone in need. As is said, “Let your conscience be your guide.” It doesn’t take a lot to give a helping hand. Take the money intended for a movie and donate it to a food bank or maybe a homeless shelter.


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