On the seventh day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, we’re not resting.
We’re all about the kids.
April 7: Think of the children — Pick a movie that was controversial for how potentially damaging that it would be to the children who are our future.
All April long, we’ll have thirty themes as writing prompts. If you’d like to be part of it, you can just send us an article for that day to email@example.com or post it on your site and share it out with the hashtag #BSAprilMovieThon.
Here are some past films that we can recommend to watch today:
Mac and Me (1988): A movie sponsored by Coke and McDonalds that shamlessly rips off E.T.? This movie was made to punish children.
Santa Visits the Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967): Yes, it’s a simple stage show for the kids made by magician Roy Huston. But take a look at who directed it: Herschell Gordon Lewis. Yes, the man who made Blood Feast.
Rad (1986): This is how I test people of a certain age. If I say Helltrack and they don’t freak out, they’re not worth talking to. Sure, Hal Needham made Smokey and the Bandit and raced the real Cannonball Run before making Cannonball Run, but this movie was probably seen by more teens in the 80s than any other movie. At least on VHS. At least in my hometown.
What are you watching?