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by John Thielking
2-14-12

To see a brand new page, detailing how you can legally watch and hear streaming content over the web (for free) that is often of much better quality and originality than the typical Hollywood production, and is most often completely nonviolent, click here to see the Off-Hollywood Page.

To see the original intro, click here.

To see some of my political concerns about PROTECT IP and SOPA (Internet censorship) click here.  Note that the homepage for Peacemovies.com was taken down for five days, from Monday 1-16-12 to Friday 1-20-12 at 5PM to protest the current form of SOPA (in solidarity with other web sites that planned to shut down on Wed, Jan 18, 2012) and to stand in solidarity with Occupy Nigeria who settled their General Strike on Monday Jan 16, 2012.  To see the archive of the SOPA/PIPA Strike page, click here.

Update 2-14-12: Although we appear to have gotten the SOPA and PIPA supporters in Congress to back off for now, there is an even more draconian bill in the form of an Executive Agreement international treaty that the US is already a signatory for.  This new treaty is called ACTA.  You can read more about it here.  To see my article on indymedia.uk about this and to sign Access' petition to the EU, go here: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/491533.html .
There was a protest at San Jose City Hall Plaza at 4th st and E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA USA on Feb 11, 2012 from 12PM-2PM dubbed "Protest Against ACTA and Decolonize The Internet".  For a complete description, go to Indybay.org.  The Peacemovies.com homepage was replaced with a Strike page on Feb 11, 2012.  These actions were in solidarity with protests taking place all across Europe on Feb 11, 2012 to protest against ACTA.  To see the ACTA strike page, go here.

To see some of my political concerns about Indefinite Detention of US Citizens under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which Obama signed on December 31, 2011, click here.

To see my concerns about why corporate personhood is important to have, and why we should not blindly follow along with Move To Amend's move to scrap the rights of 98% of the artificial entities who are good stewards of the Earth and the people in order to go after the top 2% who are the bad apples, go to my Facebook page titled "Small Businesses Are People Too".

Peacemovies.com seeks to be one piece of the puzzle for how to solve the problem of violence in the world. There are many root causes of violence, as can be seen by reading Christian Parenti's “Tropic Of Chaos”, including global warming that is making ordinary resource shortages much worse.

Peacemovies.com attempts to use the free market to attack the problem of promotion of violence by US culture and the military-industrial-complex controlled mass media by supplying people with accurate information about how much violence is in each movie. Each movie reviewed on Peacemovies.com is put into one of four categories: little or no violence, non-violent, iffy and too violent. [Note that movies that are rated Too Violent are listed but not reviewed.] A mini survey done a couple of years ago reveals that about ˝ of the people want to watch non-violent movies. The other ˝ don't care one way or the other. Only about 10% of the people seek out violent movies as their favorite. 40%-50% of the movies on the market are already non-violent. Since non-violent movies may appeal to 90% of the population, this means that in the ideal free market the market share of non-violent movies could be as high as 90% of ticket sales. If we can get to a place where the only movies that make it to blockbuster status are movies like Eat Pray Love, Tin Cup, Mrs. Doubtfire and ET, we may start turning out generations of leaders who think of non-violent solutions to international conflicts and make those solutions stick.

My goal at Peacemovies.com is to have the site be viewable from whatever type of device it is that you are using to browse the web. Anything from a MetroWeb dumb phone to the latest desktop or tablet should load the pages on Peacemovies.com and render them legibly.  If for some reason this is not the case for you and your device, drop me an e-mail and I will see if I can fix that.  Note that if you are attempting to access Rotten Tomatoes Reviews or Fandango from Peacemovies.com using a mobile device, you may need to download the free apps that are available from those sites before you can browse to your final destination. On the other hand, commonsensemedia.org is viewable and searchable from a dumb phone with no appp required. Also, the google search boxes on Peacemovies.com may not work if you have a dumb phone, like my MetroWeb phone.  Google wouldn't let me make a search results page narrower than 800 pixels. Sorry.  I may be able to pay a third party company to make a search feature for the site that works with dumb phones in the near future.  Stay tuned.  Thank you.

Peacemovies.com also offers reviews of nonviolent movies on DVD.  To see reviews of the top 50 older movies on DVD, click here, or visit the page below to check out the latest non-violent movies and family movies on DVD and in theaters. The complete reviews of everything on newly released DVDs and in theaters from Little Or No Violence up to Iffy are available by clicking the links in the tables below.  Concerned about your privacy while surfing Peacemovies.com?  Not to worry, your information is safe with Peacemovies.com.  Check out the privacy policy here.

Also. please note that the Peacemovies.com user interface is not sleek and sexy with all those pictures and buttons that you see on other web sites, and it will remain like that for the foreseeable future.  That is because it is just too much work for one person to construct CSS pages for all of the mobile devices out there and still have time to watch the movies and post the results in a timely manner. Thank you for your understanding.

Unlike competing movie review sites, Peacemovies.com never makes you sign up for a membership and doesn't take forever to load the pages and/or misdirect you to a page that doesn't actually have the movie reviews you were looking for.  No Jedi Mind Tricks here.  These are the movie reviews you were looking for...

To see the Occupy Oakland General Strike solidarity page click here

To see the Occupy Cal General Strike solidarity page click here.

To see the Occupy UC Davis and UC General Strike solidarity page click here.

Note that Peacemovies.com is also on Twitter and Facebook.  To find the Facebook page, search for peacemovies on Facebook.com. To find Peacemovies on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/peacemovies.  The twitter feed is updated every Friday with the preliminary list of new movies in theaters that are too violent and by Saturday or Sunday with the complete list of new movies that include the nonviolent movies currently in theaters.

What you can do to help Peacemovies.com grow: Tell your friends.  Peacemovies.com currently has about 35 viewers per week, many of whom come back every week.  I'd like to have a whole lot more.  If every viewer tells an additional two of their friends every week about Peacemovies.com and each person keeps their part of the campaign going for one month, the number of viewers could end up doubling every month.  Remember that 1/2 of the people out there want to specifically watch a nonviolent movie, but only about 35 people per week are searching for nonviolent movie reviews online because most people just don't think to enter those keywords into a search engine.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get at least 1/2 of the people you talk to to visit Peacemovies.com.  If you talk to just 8 people in one month, and then stop if you want, that would put Peacemovies.com on track to double its number of viewers every month.  Thank you for your support.

New!  The Peacemovies.com homepage has been reorganized to reflect the priorities of the majority of viewers.  Since a survey shows that 80% of you watch DVDs (and 90% of DVD viewers watch new releases), but only 45% of you watch movies in theaters, a brand new list has been created showing new releases to DVD in the past 60-90 days towards the top of the homepage, followed by the regular list of movies currently in theaters. At the very bottom of the homepage are links to archived versions of the homepage, showing past lists of movies in theaters and soon to show past lists of movies on DVD.  The entire site is also searchable using the Google search box in the upper left hand corner of the homepage.  Thank you.

John Thielking is a peace and environmental activist who lived in Santa Cruz, CA from 1984-2005 and who currently lives in San Jose, CA. You can e-mail John at pagesincolor@yahoo.com.

Violence Ratings And Reviews Of New Release DVDs (released from November 22, 2011 to February 28, 2012)
Little or no Violence  (2 or less violent scenes, or just a few off screen violent stories and few deaths if any.)
Revenge Of The Electric Car NR Documentary (Jan 24, 2012)

The Ides Of March R Drama (Jan 17, 2012)

What's Your Number R Romantic Comedy (Jan 10, 2012)

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
R Comedy (Jan 3, 2012)

I Don't Know How She Does It
PG-13 Comedy (Jan 3, 2012)

Dolphin Tale
PG Drama

Glee The Concert Movie
PG Musical (Dec 20, 2011)

Midnight In Paris PG-13 Romantic Comedy (Dec 20, 2011)

The Future R Romantic Comedy (Nov 29, 2011)

Non-Violent (10 or less violent scenes per 90 minutes, with few if any dead bodies.)
The Way PG-13 Comedy/Drama (2-21-12)

Take Shelter R Drama (2-14-12)

Mozart's Sister NR Drama (2-14-12)

The Big Year PG Comedy (Jan 31, 2012)

50-50 R Comedy/Drama (Jan 24, 2012)

Dirty Girl R Comedy (Jan 17, 2012)

Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain
R Comedy (Jan 17, 2012)

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
R Comedy (Jan 17, 2012)

Higher Ground R Drama (Jan 10, 2012)

Moneyball PG-13 Drama (Jan 10, 2012)

Apollo 18
PG-13 Drama/Sci-Fi (Dec 27, 2011)

Friends With Benefits R Romantic Comedy  (Dec 2, 2011)

Seven Days In Utopia
G Drama (Dec 2, 2011)

One Day PG-13 Drama/Romance (Nov 29, 2011)

Our Idiot Brother
R Comedy (Nov 29, 2011)

Another Earth
PG-13 Drama/Sci-Fi (Nov 29, 2011)

Iffy (11-20 scenes of mild violence)
The Help PG-13 Comedy (Dec 6, 2011)

Mr Popper's Penguins
PG-13 Comedy (Dec 6, 2011)

Snowmen PG Family (Nov 29, 2011)

Too Violent (way more than 10 violent scenes and/or many dead bodies and/or an orgy of violence at any point)
Johnny English Reborn (2-28-12)

Answers To Nothing R Comedy (2-28-12)

Puss In Boots PG Animated (2-24-12)

Martha Marcy May Marlene R Drama (2-21-12)

J Edgar R Drama (2-21-12)

Tower Heist PG-13 Drama (2-21-12)

The Human Centipede R Horror (2-14-12)

Rum Diary R Drama (2-14-12)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2-7-12)

Anonymous PG-13 Drama (2-7-12)

Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2-7-12)

In Time PG-13 Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Jan 31, 2012)

The Thing R Horror (Jan 31, 2012)

Outrage  (Jan 31, 2012)

Dream House PG-13 Suspense/Thriller (Jan 31, 2012)

The Hammer R Drama (Jan 31, 2012)

Drive R Drama (Jan 31, 2012)

The Double PG-13 Drama (Jan 31, 2012)

The Woman R Horror (Jan 24, 2012)

The Whistleblower R Drama (Jan 24, 2012)

Real Steel R Drama (Jan 24, 2012)

Hell And Back Again (Jan 24, 2012)

Gojira Sci-Fi (Jan 24, 2012)

Abduction (Jan 17, 2012)

Courageous (Jan 17, 2012)

There Be Dragons PG-13 Action/Adventure (Jan 10, 2012)

Killer Elite R Drama (Jan 10, 2012)

Contagion R Drama (Jan 3, 2012)

The Guard R Comedy/Suspense/Thriller (Jan 3, 2012)

The Last Lions PG Documentary (Jan 3, 2012)

Shark Night PG-13 Horror (Jan 3, 2012)

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark R Horror (Jan 3, 2012)

Final Destination 5 R Horror (Dec 27, 2011)

The First Grader PG-13 Drama (Dec 27, 2011)

30 Minutes Or Less R Drama (Dec 27, 2011)

Inside Out PG-13 Drama (Dec 27, 2011)

Straw Dogs R Drama (Dec 27, 2011)

Blackthorn R Adventure (Dec 20, 2011)

Colombiana PG-13 Drama (Dec 20, 2011)

Burke and Hare NR Comedy (Dec 20, 2011)

Mysteries Of Lisbon NR Drama (Dec 20, 2011)

Fright Night R Horror (Dec 13, 2011)

Kung Fu Panda 2 PG Drama (Dec 13, 2011)

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes PG-13 Drama/Sci-Fi (Dec 13, 2011)

The Legend Is Born: IP Man Drama (Dec 13, 2011)

Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame PG-13 Drama (Dec 13, 2011)

Cowboys And Aliens PG-13 Sci-Fi (Dec 6, 2011)

The Hangover Part 2 R Comedy (Dec 6, 2011)

Rapt Drama (Dec 6, 2011)

Point Blank Drama (Dec 6, 2011)

The Smurfs PG Animated Comedy (Dec 2, 2011)

5 Days Of War R Drama (Nov 29, 2011)

Tucker And Dale vs Evil R Horror/Comedy (Nov 29, 2011)

Carjacked R Drama (Nov 22, 2011)

Conan The Barbarian R Drama (Nov 22, 2011)

The Devil's Double R Drama (Nov 22, 2011)

Sarah's Key PG-13 Drama (Nov 22, 2011)

Super 8 PG-13 Sci-Fi (Nov 22, 2011)

Spy Kids: All The Time In The World PG Action/Adventure (Nov 22, 2011)

Not yet reviewed
The Other F Word NR Drama (Jan 31, 2012)

Spork (Jan 31, 2012)

Chalet Girl PG Romantic Comedy (Jan 31, 2012)

Limelight (Jan 24, 2012)

The Lie R (Jan 24, 2012)

Janie Jones (Jan 24, 2012)

Another Happy Day R Comedy/Drama (Jan 24, 2012)

Happy Happy  (Jan 24, 2012)

Belle De Jour (Jan 17, 2012)  (Rent)

Killing Bono (Jan 17, 2012)  (rent)

Romeos (Jan 17, 2012)  (rent)

Toast (Jan 17, 2012)  (rent)

The Man From London (Jan 10, 2012)  (rent)

Saving Private Perez (Jan 10, 2012)  (rent)

A Mile In His Shoes (Jan 10, 2012)  (rent)

Dark Horse (Jan 10, 2012)  (rent)

Backdoor Channels: The Price Of Peace (Jan 3, 2012)  (rent)

Puncture (Jan 3, 2012) (rent)

The Pool Boys (Dec 27, 2011) (rent)

Pete Small Is Dead (Dec 27, 2011)  (rent)

Stay Cool PG-13 Comedy (Dec 20, 2011) (rent)

The Tempest PG-13 Drama (Dec 20, 2011) (rent)

Daddy Longlegs NR Comedy/Drama (Dec 13, 2011) (rent)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Dec 13, 2011)  (rent)

Circumstance NR Drama (Dec 13, 2011) (rent)

Tanner Hall D Drama (Dec 13, 2011)  (rent)

Life, Above All PG-13 Drama (Dec 6, 2011)  (rent)

Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (Dec 6, 2011) (rent)

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (Nov 29, 2011)  (rent)

The Art Of Getting By PG-13 Romantic Comedy (Nov 29, 2011) (rent)

The Family Tree G Drama (Nov 22, 2011)  (rent)




Violence Ratings And Reviews of Movies Currently In Theaters from 2/5/12 to 3/4/12: (Click on links to see reviews.)
Little or no Violence  (2 or less violent scenes, or just a few off screen violent stories and few deaths if any.)
Pina 3D PG Musical/Documentary

The Vow PG-13 Drama/Romance

Non-Violent (10 or less violent scenes per 90 minutes, with few if any dead bodies.)
Love NR Drama/Romance

London, Paris, New York PG-13 Romantic Comedy

W.E. R Drama (Although this movie has few violent scenes, some of them are disturbing.)

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds PG-13 Drama/Romance

Thin Ice R Dark Comedy/Drama

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu  NR Romantic Comedy

The Secret World Of Arrietty G Animation/Fantasy

Big Miracle PG Adventure/Drama

Albert Nobbs R Drama

A Separation PG-13 Drama

The Descendants R Drama

My Week With Marilyn  R Drama

Iffy (11-20 scenes of mild violence)
Jodi Breakers NR Romantic Comedy

A Dangerous Method R Drama/Suspense/Thriller

We Bought A Zoo PG Comedy/Drama/Family

Hugo PG Family/Suspense/Thriller

Comedy Sportz  NR  Live Improv Comedy

Too Violent (way more than 10 violent scenes and/or many dead bodies and/or an orgy of violence at any point)
Project X R Comedy

Dr Sues: The Lorax PG Animated (traditional chase scene climax, plus 26 other violent scenes, though it has an excellent message for budding environmentalists.)

Bullhead R Crime Drama

The Oscar Nominated Shorts Live Action NR Drama (The last short, Tuba Atlantic, is too violent.)

The Oscar Nominated Short Films Animated NR Animation (The 2 shorts at the end have orgies of violence.)

Chico and Rita NR Animated (violent car chase and 3 murders/beatings)

Wanderlust R Comedy (violent climax)

Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya NR Romance  (car chase with gun play in first 10 min)

Rampart R Thriller

Gone PG-13 Thriller

Act Of Valor R Action

This Means War PG-13 Comedy/Action

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance  PG-13 Horror

Don 2 NR Drama

Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace 3D PG Sci-Fi

Safe House R Thriller

Journey 2 Mysterious Island PG Adventure

Chronicle PG-13  Adventure/Fantasy

The Woman In Black PG-13 Horror/Thriller

Agneepath NR Drama

One For The Money PG-13 Comedy/Suspense/Thriller

Man on A Ledge PG-13 Thriller/Drama

The Grey R Action/Adventure

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close PG-13 Drama

Red Tails PG-13 Action/Adventure

Underworld: Awakening 3D R Action/Adventure/Horror

Haywire R Action/Adventure

The Iron Lady PG-13 Drama

Beauty And The Beast 3D G Animation/Family

Contraband R Action/Adventure/Suspense/Thriller

The Artist PG-13 Romance

The Adventures Of TinTin 3D PG Animation/Action/Adventure

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo R Drama (A re-release of a movie from 2 years ago anyway...The sequel already came out last year...)

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked w/Scrat's Continental Crackup G Family  (The Island blows up at the end, looking like Vietnam.)

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol PG-13 Drama

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows PG-13 Thriller

The Muppets PG Comedy

Puss In Boots  PG  Animated

Not yet reviewed





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