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Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live. Through our reviews, we hope to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Each month, Plugged In is visited more than 1 million times by people looking for detailed information about what’s really in popular movies and television episodes. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. We go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it.
Weekly English South Africa Film Reviews · TV Reviews
78 Episodes
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Haunted Mansion

In the latest rendition of Disney’s #HauntedMansion a motley crew of “spiritual experts” try to empty a stately home of supernatural squatters. Will this pic be as fun as a theme park ride or as shady as an old ruin?
28 Jul 1 min


Margot Robbie is perfect in pink in #Barbie. But is her movie just as adorable as she is or way too plastic?
21 Jul 1 min

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part One

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are back in action with #Mission:Impossible-DeadReckoning,PartOne. Does that sound like a movie mission you’ll want to accept? Plugged In [Please tag the PI FB page] has a review with all the pertinent files. (And they won’t self-destruct in five seconds.) – [Insert link to…
14 Jul 1 min

Sound of Freedom

In the new movie #SoundofFreedom a federal agent embarks on a dangerous mission to save someone from ruthless human traffickers. Is this a film you’ll want to see or make you wish you could be rescued from? Turn to the Plugged In [Please tag the PI FB page] movie reviews…
7 Jul 1 min

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

It’s 1936, and a youngish archaeologist named Indiana Jones is about to be buried alive in an ancient Egyptian tomb. His nemesis, Belloq, gloats from above. Recalling an earlier conversation they had over the value of a dime-store pocket watch after a thousand years, Belloq offers a cutting quip.
30 Jun 1 min

The Flash

Pain makes us. Beautiful days come and go, but we remember the storms. Summers on the bike or at the beach blend together, but we remember the broken promises, the fractured friendships. A thousand peaceful nights at home are dwarfed by one night at the hospital.
23 Jun 1 min


Element City: Families come here to build new lives, raise their children, fulfill their wildest dreams. It’s the one place where every element peacefully coexists in harmony. Except fire, that is. And Ember Lumen is sick of it. Ember’s parents were the first Fire people to migrate to Element City…
16 Jun 1 min

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Noah Diaz didn’t want to steal the car. But the guy, circa 1994, is desperate. Kris, his little brother, is dealing with sickle cell anemia—a serious, and expensive, disease. His mom works as hard as she can to pay the bills, but it’s never quite enough. And ever since he…
9 Jun 1 min

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales is Spider-Man. He might not be the best or the only Spider-Man. (I mean, his past experience with other Spider-Men, Spider-Women and even Spider-Machines from the multiverse have taught him that.) But in the couple years since he was first bitten by a radioactive spider, he’s definitely grown…
2 Jun 1 min

The Little Mermaid

Ariel likes the ocean. She really does. And well she should. She’s a princess, after all—not just any ol’ princess, either, but youngest daughter of King Triton, emperor of the Earth’s Seven Seas. Given that 71% of the planet is water, that’s a pretty big empire. Rome? The British Empire?…
26 May 1 min

Fast X

Dominic Toretto is one lucky guy. He’s driven cars out of flying airplanes. He’s driven cars through skyscrapers. (Not through the lobbies of skyscrapers. We’re talking about vaulting through the air 50 stories up.) He’s driven cars that pull 10-ton safes straight out of walls, then has used said safes…
19 May 1 min

Peter Pan & Wendy

You may be familiar with the story of Peter Pan. Wendy Moira Angela Darling certainly is. Peter can fly.He lives in Neverland, where there are no rules, no schools, no bedtimes, no mothers, no fathers, and—best of all—no growing up. Peter spends his days fighting the evil pirate, Captain Hook…
12 May 1 min

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Everyone seems so mystified that Gamora is alive. After all, Thanos did chuck her off that cliff (as chronicled in Avengers: Infinity War). The fact that she showed back up (in Avengers: Endgame) would be enough to confuse even the most seasoned of scenario-hopping time-travelers. But for Gamora, the real…
5 May 1 min

Are You There God

For over 50 years, Judy Blume’s #AreYouThereGod? It’s Me, Margaret has charmed readers with its coming-of-age tale. Is the new movie as delightful as the original book?
28 Apr 1 min


The period piece #Chevalier tells true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner. Will this pic make beautiful music for your moviegoing ears?
21 Apr 1 min

Sweet water

Hall of Famer Nat #Sweetwater Clifton was the first African American to sign an NBA contract. So, is this slice-of-history-in-movie-form a slam-dunk or a pass?
14 Apr 1 min

The Super Mario Bros

When Bowser tries to conquer the world, Mario and Princess Peach must figure out how to save the day in #TheSuperMarioBros.Movie. But will this animated pic leave you wishing for a Game Over?
7 Apr 1 min

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Amoung Theives

In the roleplaying adventure pic #DungeonsandDragons:HonorAmoungTheives a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist and run afoul of the wrong people. So, is this a moviegoing treasure … or something more dark and dungeony?
31 Mar 1 min

John Wick: Chapter 4

#JohnWick:Chapter4 In the world of business, some folks would kill to have a seat at the table. John Wick just wants to kill the Table. Not the table itself, mind you. The High Table—if there is a physical thing—is probably just a very nice piece of nonsentient furniture. Mahogany, I’m…
24 Mar 1 min

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The new movie #Shazam!FuryoftheGods continues the story of a teen who can transform into a superhero by simply saying one magical name. Will this sequel deliver a night at the movies filled with fun and pizzaz?
17 Mar 1 min
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