Movie Rental Guide

Written by Wes Farrell
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One of the most useful features of online DVD rental services is the movie rental guide. Many services provide links, user comments, and reviews for every selection, allowing you to make a more informed decision than you would be able to renting at a traditional video store. The built-in movie rental guide can provide you with objective views of the film, as opposed to the hype and blurbs found on the back of every DVD case.

In addition to offering evenhanded criticism of the available movies, a movie rental guide can help you get the most out of your online DVD rental experience. Most guides allow you to cross reference the DVD inventory in a number of ways. For example, most sites automatically compile recommendations based on subject matter, genre, and more. For example, if you were to use a rental service's online rental guide to look up your favorite films, you would probably be able to find recommendations for other films you might enjoy, based on your personal tastes. Many sites also include user recommendations, allowing renters to recommend similar movies based on their opinion of the film.

Movie Rental Guide For Parents

Although the film ratings set by the MPAA are now accompanied by specific information about the content of each film, the terminology, such as "thematic elements," can still be too vague for parents trying to determine a movie's suitability for their children.

There are many resources available for parents interested in monitoring their children's entertainment. Online rental guides for parents are increasingly popular, as they offer detailed explanations of why some films may or may not be considered family-friendly.


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