Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.
3D Rating: G
What it's about: A clownfish swims far from the comfort of his coral reef in an effort to rescue his fish-napped only son.
The kid-attractor factor: Funny talking fish, action, frights, glorious animation.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Just keep swimming" and "You can't hold onto them forever" and many others.
Violence: Fish-on-fish violence, scary sharks, menacing fishermen.
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Nary a hint.
Parents' advisory: One of the best 10-and-under movies ever made, and adult fans of Ellen DeGeneres will laugh and laugh and laugh at her antics. Suitable for all ages.
THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content
What it's about: A young man's family is kidnapped on vacation in Spain, and he learns his father never told him he was a spy.
The kid-attractor factor: Lots of action, and it co-stars Bruce Willis and the guy who will be Superman next summer, Henry Cavill.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Your ability to endure torture by terrorists may be genetic, if Dad is a spy.
Violence: Lots of bloodshed, many beatings, a stabbing and some shootings.
Language: Some profanity
Sex: Sexy dancers in a Spanish disco.
Parents' advisory: Entirely too violent for the very young, tame enough for 12 and up.