'The Butler,' Good Film, But Not For Youngsters

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Hollywood's latest attempt to delve into the supernatural, "The Mortal Instruments," offers up everything from the drinking of demon blood to the drawing of a pentagram.

A vocally gay warlock makes his presence known and several scenes feature scantily-clad young people.

If violence, dark magic, and sexual content sells then this movie is poised to be a hit. But it's not the type of film that a Christian family will find appealing.

"It's the glorification of all things spiritually dark and occult, with creepy demon nastiness and drink-this-cup-of-blood contagion," Plugged In reviewer Bob Hoose said.

Meanwhile, "The Butler" is no less dramatic.

It depicts "a certain dignity and honor in doing an often unnoticed job and doing it well," Plugged In Reviewer Paul Asay said.

It stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil, a White House butler, who enjoys serving and takes pride in doing so with a spirit of excellence.

In this regard, "Cecil is a man after Christ's own heart," Asay said.

Unfortunately, his wife, played by Oprah Winfrey, is not as noble and has an affair. Other characters also tell suggestive jokes, carry on illicit relationships, and crudely discuss sexual parts.

Nevertheless, "the resulting on screen story is one that carries with it an undercurrent of spirituality," Asay said.

Bob Waliszewski, with Plugged In Online, discussed both movies with CBN News. Click play to watch.

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