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Apr 27 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Frame by Frame

by Thomas Hynes


Frame by Frame refer to themselves as 'a family-friendly guide to the movies.' The site is run by a married couple. And they quickly point out that they review movies of all genres, from G to R ratings. The thought behind this blog is to give parents a realistic idea of what they can expect from different movies. And I get that. I don't have any children myself, but I did once watch 3 episodes of The Ali G Show with my grandfather. A little heads up would have gone a long way on that awkward night.

For the record, my grandfather found it all very funny. But there have been times where I would have liked a little warning. An episode of The Sopranos involving Tony's sister springs right to mind. Still, that experience was with all adults. I didn't have to give any children an explanation of what just happened on the screen. And it seems to me that's what Frame by Frame is hoping to alleviate. They're not film cops. And they're not prudes. They're parents looking out for other parents.

Now, don't get me wrong. This is still a movie blog. They've even got their own rating system. (The more Lloyd's the better!) They even publish box office returns on Monday mornings. Clearly, this is a site written by movie lovers. And don't worry, they'll tell you what to expect. They won't spoil the ending. 

Oh and for the record, my grandfather found Ali G to be hilarious.

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