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Media Madness...April, 2010

This post is designed to help educate parents and isn’t meant to endorse any movie, music, or product.  Our prayer is that you’ll make informed decisions about what your children watch, listen to, and play.     What’s Playing at the Movies   Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Genre: Live-action/animated comedy Rating: PG (for some rude humor and language) Cast: Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz, Devon Bostick Synopsis: This film is based on the first book of Jeff Kinney’s popular “novel-in-cartoon” fiction series. It features the adventures of Greg, an awkward kid trying to survive middle school. Greg faces teasing from bullies and embarrassment from his friends and parents. One character calls middle school an “intellectual wasteland.” Discussion Questions: For you, what are the funnest and toughest parts of school, and why? Where do you fit in as part of your school’s social scene? What makes you feel either wimpy or strong? Read aloud Ephesians 6:10. How does God give you strength to face each day?     What Music Is Releasing   Artist: Pocket Full of Rocks Album: More Than Noise Artist Info: This band has been creating praise music together for 16 years. They got their start by leading worship at their Texas church and got their big break when Michael W. Smith used their song “Let It Rain” on his 2001 album. Summary: More Than Noise has a more aggressive sound than the band’s previous two albums. “Alive,” the first single, is already climbing the Christian radio charts. In it, the band sings: “Every day I find your mercy new. And every moment that I spend with you, I am overwhelmed by grace I can’t keep to myself.” Discussion Questions: How does having a relationship with God make you feel? What’s the most amazing part of being a Christian? Read aloud 1 Corinthians 9:16. Why is it hard to keep God’s good news to yourself? How often do you share your faith with others, and why?     What Games Are Out   Title: The Daring Game for Girls Content: To earn gear, players face challenges ranging from freeze tag and jump rope to spy games and cave exploring. Rating: E = Everyone (ages 6+) Platforms: Wii, Nintendo DS   Title: Touchmaster 3 Content: Twenty new games include card games, puzzles, word games, and strategy contests. Involves some poker-related strategy. Rating: E = Everyone (ages 6+) Platform: Nintendo DS   Title: Supreme Commander 2 Content: In this real-time war-strategy game, players customize armies and machines for battle. Contains cartoon violence. Rating: E10 = Ages 10+ Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

This post is designed to help educate parents and isn’t meant to endorse any movie, music, or product.  Our prayer is that you’ll make informed decisions about what your children watch, listen to, and play.
 
 
What’s Playing at the Movies
 
Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Genre: Live-action/animated comedy
Rating: PG (for some rude humor and language)
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz, Devon Bostick
Synopsis: This film is based on the first book of Jeff Kinney’s popular “novel-in-cartoon” fiction series. It features the adventures of Greg, an awkward kid trying to survive middle school. Greg faces teasing from bullies and embarrassment from his friends and parents. One character calls middle school an “intellectual wasteland.”
Discussion Questions: For you, what are the funnest and toughest parts of school, and why? Where do you fit in as part of your school’s social scene? What makes you feel either wimpy or strong? Read aloud Ephesians 6:10. How does God give you strength to face each day?
 
 
What Music Is Releasing
 
Artist: Pocket Full of Rocks
Album: More Than Noise
Artist Info: This band has been creating praise music together for 16 years. They got their start by leading worship at their Texas church and got their big break when Michael W. Smith used their song “Let It Rain” on his 2001 album.
Summary: More Than Noise has a more aggressive sound than the band’s previous two albums. “Alive,” the first single, is already climbing the Christian radio charts. In it, the band sings: “Every day I find your mercy new. And every moment that I spend with you, I am overwhelmed by grace I can’t keep to myself.”
Discussion Questions: How does having a relationship with God make you feel? What’s the most amazing part of being a Christian? Read aloud 1 Corinthians 9:16. Why is it hard to keep God’s good news to yourself? How often do you share your faith with others, and why?
 
 
What Games Are Out
 
Title: The Daring Game for Girls
Content: To earn gear, players face challenges ranging from freeze tag and jump rope to spy games and cave exploring.
Rating: E = Everyone (ages 6+)
Platforms: Wii, Nintendo DS
 
Title: Touchmaster 3
Content: Twenty new games include card games, puzzles, word games, and strategy contests. Involves some poker-related strategy.
Rating: E = Everyone (ages 6+)
Platform: Nintendo DS
 
Title: Supreme Commander 2
Content: In this real-time war-strategy game, players customize armies and machines for battle. Contains cartoon violence.
Rating: E10 = Ages 10+
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC