|Links to Useful Movie Resources|
IMDb.com: The Internet Movie Database has information on movies, actors, and directors for almost any movie you can think of. This is a great database for cross-referencing.
RottenTomatoes.com: This site provides a ranked summary of what critics thought about a movie, as well as audience ratings and reviews. There are clips from the different reviews, as well as some photos, trailers and basic information about the cast.
The American Film Institute (www.afi.com): Dedicated to advancing and preserving film in all its diversity, the AFI is known for its lists such as "AFI's 100 YEARS...100 LAUGHS" and corresponding TV specials.
AllMovie.com: has a huge amount of movie information, with listings on over 210,000 movies. It also allows members to get personalized recommendations based on tastes and preferences, and rate the movies they have watched.
For Parents Renting for Children
KidsInMind.com:Provides adults information to determine if the movie is appropriate according to their own criteria. Gives ratings 1 to 10 on SEX/NUDITY; VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY, including listing specific descriptions of scenes in the movie that caused the rating. Also describes instances of SUBSTANCE USE; provides lists of DISCUSSION TOPICS generated by the movie; and describes the overall MESSAGE the film conveys.
CommonSenseMedia.org: - ratings 1-5 on Educational value, Positive messages, Positive role models, Violence & scariness, Sexy stuff, Language, Consumerism, Drinking, drugs & smoking.
Recommended Theaters and Venues
Neighborhood Theatre (www.neighborhoodtheatre.com) 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205
The Manor Theatre (Regal Cinemas Manor Twin Movie Theatre) 609 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Back Alley Film Series at CINEMARK MOVIES 10 in Matthews.
Other Places We Like
Fuel Pizza (www.fuelpizza.com)
Heroes Aren't Hard To Find (www.heroesonline.com)
Common Market (www.commonmarketisgood.com)
Local Film Organizations
Charlotte Film Community (www.charlottefilmcommunity.com)
Charlotte Film Socieity (www.charlottefilmsociety.com)