Sorry for the late decision, I have been caught up with not-being-able-to-Internet issues. The results of the date polling are as follows:
And so August's Bridge Movie Night will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 PM UTC-0. Now, I realize that this will be our first R-rated movie and as such, it will set a precedent for future R-rated Movie Nights. I want to be absolutely, doubly clear here:
Deadpool is an R-rated movie. It has an R rating from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). This means it has content that almost definitely is not suitable for children. People under 17 years of age, this means you.
I know there was a parental guide linked in the movie suggestion, so I will be concise here: Deadpool has been rated R due to thematic elements such as "sex & nudity", "violence & gore", "profanity", "alcohol/drugs/smoking", "frightening/intense scenes". And having watched this movie before, I can assure that all of these elements are present in substantial quantity, this is not one of those "rated R because they cursed three times" movies.
I know that I have repeated my warnings perhaps a bit incessantly both here and in the Bridge, but I just want to make sure that we do R-rated Movie Nights properly. R-rated movies should be acceptable viewings for Movie Night but there is always the question of suitable content. So I personally feel that the best middle ground is to show them but talk your ear off about the content warnings so you know exactly what you're getting into.
The take home for you Movie Night regulars is this: please don't feel that R-rated movies are unwelcome, just be aware that not everyone views all content equally. I hope that future Movie Nights will continue to have suggestions for R-rated movies and that we may watch some of them.