Tonight is Roberts Family Movie Night. We pop popcorn and dredge it in seasonings (my favorite is this all-natural Doritos Seasoning!). We cram onto the big U-shaped couch that came with the house, and we stay up entirely too late, laughing and enjoying a movie together.
As our children have gotten older, it’s been harder to find movies that everyone enjoys. Often, we have to watch a “little kid” movie earlier in the evening and switch to a “big kid” movie later on.
I still remember the night my husband rented Goonies. He remembered it from his childhood and wanted to share the film with the kids. A few minutes into the movie it became obvious we would NOT be sharing Goonies with the kids. EEK!
But, then we found VidAngel. I don’t even remember how we found out about the site. We joined while it was still in beta and helped make some of the selections that built their first library of films available for filtering. One of those movies was Goonies!
Since that day, we’ve been loyal fans of VidAngel. We have watched many, many movies that we never would have been able to watch otherwise. Movies that have merit and are worth the watching, but needed some cleaning up so the entire family could enjoy them.
The way that VidAngel works is simple. You “buy” your first movie for $20. You choose the filters you want on – everything from language to violence to immodesty – and then watch the movie with those things taken out. There is very little disruption to the film, so you aren’t getting huge blips and bleeps, just smooth transitions and muted language. (We have our filters preset now, so it doesn’t take me very long to go in and check over the filters each time we watch a movie.)
After you watch the movie, you sell the movie back for $19. That money goes into a credit account on VidAngel. The next time you “buy”/rent a movie, your cost is only $1 because you have that $19 credit. And right now, if you sign up and watch a movie, you can then turn around and invite other friends and family to join, and once they rent their very first movie, you receive a $5 credit to your account, giving you 5 FREE MOVIES!
We have tried several different filtering programs, and VidAngel is by far the best! Plus, you can request movies for their team to filter! Your teens can watch Schindler’s List for school without needing to see the nudity. You and your spouse can settle in for a movie night with an action/adventure film that doesn’t include any language. Your little ones can be in the same room when a movie is playing because you’ve already taken out everything that you don’t want your family to see!
We haven’t decided yet what we’ll be watching tonight for Roberts Family Movie Night, but you can be certain it will include a VidAngel movie! Why not join us?!
And yes, those are links that will give our family a $5 credit – thank you!