My Movie Collection


In 1996, when parents were upset about children watching R-rated movies at home and the need for legislation to pass laws to censor television programs with a V-chip, I got the idea for the book, My Movie Collection. I realized the educational value of all movies we watch. I also knew that one of the biggest complaints for students is doing book reports. I figured if I designed a book that enabled children to learn from, as well as to collect movies, that it may be an enjoyable educational experience. Then instead of children frowning about book reports, maybe they would learn to enjoy them.

I learned about media literacy and the negative effects the media has on children. Media Literacy is the awareness of how much media affects us, especially children.

MY MOVIE COLLECTION will give you another option. Instead of taking the TV away from children, the television can be used as a learning tool. You can watch a movie with your child and complete a movie log together. This will enable you to both learn from the movie and discuss it. This is fun and it is a great lesson in critical thinking. You become an active viewer rather than passive. The more kids talk and think about the media, the less influence it has on them. No matter what type of movie you watch – you will always learn something from it.

My Movie Collection is a tool to help make media educational and creates a fun way to learn in many different areas. It brings family and friends together at the television and offers entertaining as well as educational discussions.

MY BOOK COLLECTION was designed to make reading books more enjoyable and to display just how much we learn from every book we read. It enhances our, comprehension, critical thinking skills, our ability to communicate with others, helps us learn definitions of new words and other educational benefits we rarely consciously think about. Little activities such as these may encourage young children to appreciate literature to help make learning more enjoyable.

Americans are reading fewer books. The technology of movies and computer advancements are more interactive and continue to make books less attractive. However, books and literature have greatly benefited our society throughout history, especially for their educational and humanitarian value. When readership levels lower, it affects our nation’s overall educational levels.

Both My Movie Collection and My Book Collection are located on this website and are part of the public domain for parents and educators to freely copy and use to help children learn the joy of literature.






Dale B. Adams

Majestic Publishers Inc.

2313 Anvil Drive

Harrison, AR. 72601

P: (870) 204-5317



Written and Designed in the United States of America

ISBN No. 978-0-9677958-0-5

Copyright © 1998 – 2017 by Dale Brent Adams d/b/a Majestic Publishers


INTRODUCTION …………………………………………. 3

HOW TO USE ……………………………………………… 5

MY MOVIE LOG KEY …………………………………… 6

MY MOVIE LOGS ………………………………………… 7

GLOSSARY ………………………………………………… 8

MOVIE RATINGS …………………………………………10

EDUCATIONAL TV TIPS ……………………………….. 11

MY TV GUIDELINES ……………………………………..13





Who Is This Book For?

If you like movies, MY MOVIE COLLECTION is for you! Regardless of your age or the type of movies you prefer. MY MOVIE COLLECTION will help you record and remember what you like, or dislike, about every movie you watch.

Using the Movie Logs that come with MY MOVIE COLLECTION, you will be able to keep a record of each movie you watch — or have ever watched — who played in it, what it was about, and even when you watched it. MY MOVIE COLLECTION will help you evaluate each movie so you will know what kind of movies to look for in the future.

MY MOVIE COLLECTION will make watching movies more fun and interesting and will help you discuss the movies you watch with others.

The Benefits of Using MY MOVIE COLLECTION

There are many ways you will benefit from using MY MOVIE COLLECTION.

  •  You will learn new words.
  • Remember more about the movies you watch.
  • You will better understand the messages in movies and learn from them.
  • You will even be able to impress your friends by knowing the names of actors and actresses and what movies they played in!

Sometimes the last two words in a movie are so disappointing… THE END. With MY MOVIE COLLECTION, you will continue to enjoy the movie with your family and friends long after it’s over.

MY MOVIE COLLECTION will help you better understand who you are and what you like. As you read through the Movie Logs you’ve completed, you may notice a pattern in the type of movies you watch, or in your favorite actors and actresses. This will become more obvious if most of the flicks you watch are similar.

But MY MOVIE COLLECTION can also help you to select different types of movies, or those with different actors and actresses. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a huge variety of Movie Logs to look back on?

Watching different kinds of movies will give you balance in your life and will help you “broaden your horizons” by learning more about different places, people,things and situations.

Who knows… maybe one day MY MOVIE COLLECTION will help you to win a movie trivia contest from your local radio or television station, or even help you choose a career as a movie critic or actor!


How To Use MY Movie Log

It’s simple. Start by selecting a movie to watch. Pick one that sounds interesting, about something you would like to experience, or starring someone you like. Get a pencil and MY MOVIE COLLECTION. Then, simply fill in the blanks or circle your responses in a Movie Log.

You can complete your log right after the show, while it is still fresh in your mind, or maybe even during commercials. If you’re at a theater, and you’re afraid you won’t remember some of the details, just write them down on a piece of paper for when you get home and can fill out a Movie Log.

Be sure to number each of your Movie Logs. This will help you track the total number of movies you’ve seen. You may want to purchase MY BOOK COLLECTION later, so you can compare how many movies you have watched with the number of books you have read, and also remember when you read the book and saw the movie, and which one you liked better.

You can also complete a log for each of the movies you saw before you bought MY MOVIE COLLECTION. Or, better yet, watch the movies again and complete a Movie Log! You’ll enjoy them even more.

The section called the Movie Log Key explains exactly how to complete each section of your Movie Logs.

So, grab some popcorn, MY MOVIE COLLECTION, a soft drink and a pencil, and let’s go watch a movie!



Movie Log #: Number your movie. Begin with one and keep your Movie Logs in order.

Title:The complete title of the movie.

Producer:List the Producer’s full name here. You can find this by watching the credits at the beginning of the movie.

Favorite Character:List the character you liked the best; this doesn’t have to be the hero.

Circle the way you viewed the movie. TV,   VCR,   Theatre   DVD

Movie Type: What kind of movie did you watch? (See Glossary for a definition of each type of movie.)

  • Action/Adventure
  • Horror/Thriller
  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Drama
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery /Suspense
  • Cartoon
  • Other (list the type)

Rating:Rate the movie based on how you liked it!

  1. I didn’t like it at all.
  2. It was boring.
  3. It was okay.
  4. Great, movie but didn’t like the ending.
  5. I’ll tell everyone to watch it!

Date: Date you watched the movie.

Protagonist(s): (see Glossary)List the leading character (the good guy) here.

Antagonist(s): (see Glossary)List the villain (the bad guy) here.

Movie Theme: Describe what the movie was trying to teach you.

TV Rating System: Circle the Parental Guidelines rating symbol here.

Movie Rating: Circle what the movie rating was.

I didn’t know that! List something new or interesting you learned.

Cool word I found: List a new word or phrase you learned from the movie.

Definition: Describe what the Cool Word or phrase means.

Favorite Line: List a sentence you liked from the movie, one that you’ll probably use in “real” life!

Funniest/Saddest Part: Tell about something that made you laugh or want to cry (if anything did).

List a Credit: (see Glossary)List the name of an “unsung hero” from the credits at the end of the movie.




Movie Log # _______


Producer: _____________________________________________________________

Favorite Character: _______________________________ TV VCR Theatre DVD

Movie Type: ___________________ Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 Date : ________________

Hero: _________________________________________________________________

(Protagonist) Character Actor/Actress

Villain: _______________________________________________________________

(Antagonist) Character Actor/ Actress

Movie Theme: _________________________________________________________



Movie Rating: G PG PG-14 R NC-17

I didn’t know that! : _____________________________________________________


Cool word I learned: ____________________________________________________

Definition: _____________________________________________________________


Favorite Line: __________________________________________________________


Funniest/Saddest part: ___________________________________________________



List a Credit: ___________________________________________________________



Antagonist: The enemy or adversary of the hero or the protagonist. A person who is opposed to another; someone who is hostile or unfriendly.
Action/Adventure: A movie with bold or daring action, or danger, often with violent content.

Credits:The list of the names of people who play any kind of role in the making of a movie. This list is shown at the end of each movie.

Drama:A story involving conflicts or contrasts of character. Some movies can be dramas as well as comedies, or mysteries.

Fantasy:A movie that contains imaginative stories that do not limit themselves to the real world or its laws.

Horror/Thriller: A movie that contains a frightening, shocking or terrifying experiences.

Mystery/Suspense: An exciting and suspenseful story, that keeps you guessing or makes you want to find out “who-dun-it,” (who committed the crime).

Producer:The person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a movie, the one who pays to have the movie made.

Protagonist:Usually the “positive” person in a movie, the hero or lead character.

Romance:A love story sometimes containing heroic deeds, often in an imaginary setting.

Science Fiction:A fictional story that creates an imaginary world sometimes based in part on scientific knowledge, and speculation.

Title:The name of a movie or book.



G General Audiences. All ages admitted.

PG Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material

may not be suitable for children.

PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material

may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying

Parent or guardian.

NC-17 No One 17 and Under Admitted.




Shows you can watch Shows you don’t watch

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TV Limits

You can watch _______ minutes of TV on weekdays.

You can watch _______ hours of TV during the weekends.

Chores and homework to be finished before the TV goes on.



You can’t watch shows that contain, (fighting…)







To be successful in life we need to learn how to set goals. This section will assist you in learning how to set goals and accomplish them. It will also allow you to

negotiate a financial incentive with your parent to reward you for your efforts.

  • My goal is to complete _____ movie log(s) per week and I receive $_________ for each one I complete.
  • My goal is to complete _____ movie log(s) per week and I receive $_________ for each one I complete.
  • My goal is to complete _____ movie log(s) per week and I receive $_________ for each one I complete.



  • My goal is to save $_____ to buy me a _____________________,

By the date of _____________________.

  • My goal is to save $_____ to buy me a ______________________,

By the date of ____________________.

  • My goal is to save $_____ to buy me a ______________________,

By the date of ____________________.


Copyright © 1998 – 2017 by Dale Brent Adams d/b/a Majestic Publishers