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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
88 Episodes
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Kung-Fu Panda4

In #KungFuPanda4, the overeating panda, Po, is called upon to be a spiritual leader. Do you have faith that your kids’ll be fed the right stuff?
8 Mar 1 min

Dune: Part Two

#Dune:PartTwo plays out the second half of Frank Herbert’s classic tale of love, conspiracy, desert war, and revenge. But will this film be a dry three hours at the theater or sweep you up in its sandy embrace?
1 Mar 1 min

Ordinary Angels

Based on a true story, #Ordinary Angels tells an inspiring tale of a rough-edged, small-town hairdresser who decides to fight for a struggling family and their sick little girl. Does that sound like a film with the kind of emotional punch you’re looking for?
23 Feb 1 min

Madame Web

In the new Spider-Man universe pic, #MadameWeb, we hear the story of a paramedic in Manhattan who suddenly thinks she has clairvoyant abilities. Will this superhero tale draw you in or leave you dangling and unhappy.
16 Feb 1 min

Turning Red

The Disney animated pic #TurningRed is hitting theaters. It tells the tale of an awkward teen girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited … which, with her recent growing-up changes, is pretty much all the time. Does that sound like a movie you could,…
9 Feb 1 min


The upcoming spy comedy #Argylle tells the tale of a reclusive author whose bestselling spy novels begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization. And she gets caught in the middle. Will this pic be as fun as it looks, or is it a content-riddled mess?
2 Feb 1 min

Freud’s Last Session

On the eve of the Second World War, two great minds of the twentieth century discuss their thoughts on the existence of God in #Freud’sLastSession. Will this Anthony Hopkins-starring flick stir your thoughts?
26 Jan 1 min


An international crew of thieves is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack in #Lift. But will this Kevin Hart-starring pic lift up your spirits or just lighten your wallet?
19 Jan 1 min

Mean Girls

You heard right, there’s a new #MeanGirls coming, this one is a spinoff of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical! But is there anything off key here that you should know about?
12 Jan 1 min

The Color Purple

A brand-new version of #TheColorPurple is hitting theaters, telling a story of abuse, resilience, and sisterly love. But how does this remake shape that original Pulitzer Prize-winning tale?
5 Jan 1 min

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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 1 min
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