What We Do
Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Through our reviews, articles and discussions, we hope to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
Each month, Plugged In is visited more than 1 million times by people looking for detailed information about what's really in popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. We go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it. Our award-winning website also offers news and blogs.
PHONES AND FACEBOOK
Plugged In mobile apps (for iPhones and Androids) offer instant, on-the-go access to our movie reviews, game reviews, music reviews and TV reviews. On those apps, and on our site, you'll find that some of our written reviews are accompanied by audio and/or video reviews. If you're as interested in sharing your own opinion as in hearing ours, check out the PI Blog, our Facebook page or our Twitter feed. By subscribing to our weekly eNewsletter, you'll get quick access to brand-new articles, reviews and Culture Clips.
RADIO AND TV
The Plugged In team creates two weekly radio features called the Plugged In Movie Review (or PIMR for short). Produced in 1-minute and 2-minute versions, one tackles a movie that's new in theaters, the other focuses on a newly released video. Approximately 9 million people weekly hear at least one of these as they tune in to (primarily) Christian radio stations. Not only do more than 700 stations currently carry this feature in the U.S., stations in about a dozen other countries do so as well (from Ireland to Iceland). A television version of the feature is currently viewed by close to 2 million people each week, carried by such outlets as GMC, Sky Angel, GCN, GEB and the Soundtrack Channel Network. While highlighting a film's plot, content and themes, these radio and TV snapshots help get the message across that it really does matter what we watch.
Called Conectados in Spanish, Plugged In (in conjunction with our associates in Focus on the Family's Costa Rica office) provides translated versions of most of our movie reviews. And a Spanish version of the Plugged In Movie Review is available in some Spanish-language radio markets.