THE BOURNE LEGACY
Rating: PG-13 for violence and action sequences
What it's about: Jason Bourne has moved on, but the program that created the superspy continues.
The kid-attractor factor: Another round of epic chases, brawls and shoot-outs
Good lessons/bad lessons: No matter who you meet or what the doctors tell you to take, asking questions keeps you alive.
Violence: Neck-snapping, bullet-piercing, gun-eating
Language: Surprisingly tame
Sex: Not a hint
Drugs: Medications that make you stronger, smarter, faster
Parents' advisory: Quite violent, so take the PG-13 seriously OK for 13 and up.
Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality
What it's about: A long-married couple tries to relight the flame through couples counseling.
The kid-attractor factor: Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones comically try to re-learn how to get their freak on.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Even great marriages have terrible years."
Language: Quite clean
Drugs: Wine is consumed, inflaming passions.
Parents' advisory: A movie for grown-ups, but 13-and-up teens will find plenty of laughs in the old dogs learning new tricks.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS
Rating: PG for some rude humor What it's about: Another visit with the Wimpy Kid and his pals as they muddle through the summer before eighth grade.
The kid-attractor factor: The kid-friendliest film franchise of them all, with broad, low comedy and the odd booger joke.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: "Be responsible. Learn from your mistakes."
Sex: Flirtation, locker room gags
Parents' advisory: As kid-friendly and kid-tailored as ever. Suitable for all ages.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language
What it's about: A secret agent cannot trust his memory to know which side he is fighting on in a civil war of the future.
The kid-attractor factor: Sci-fi, guns and hover-cars and storm troopers er, "Synthetic Federal Police."
Good lessons/ bad lessons: "The past tells us who we have become," but "the heart wants to live in the present."
Violence: Lots and lots and lots of shootings, stabbings.
Language: A scattering of mild profanity.
Sex: A woman with three breasts goes topless.
Parents' advisory: Plenty of video game- style action, with a high body count OK for 13-and-up.Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.