Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity What it's about: A technician overseeing the ruins of Earth starts to wonder if this world is as doomed as he's been told it is.
The kid attractor factor: Science fiction, cool spaceships and gadgets, and loud, insistent action.
Good lessons, bad lessons:"If we have souls, they are made of the love we share."
Violence: Quite a bit, some of it bloody.
Language: Some scattered profanity.
Sex: Skinny dipping, and all its temptations.
Drugs: A cigar is smoked.
Parents advisory: Plot twists may elude the very young, but the violence and sensuality are PG-13 mild. Suitable for 12-and-up.
SCARY MOVIE 5
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence and gore
What it's about: Sketch parodies based on the current crop of horror films.
The kid attractor factor: Ashley "Sharpay" Tisdale, fleeing all manner of "Paranormal Activity."
Good lessons, bad lessons: There's no movie so frightening that it cannot be parodied and mocked to death.
Violence: Yes, with a smidgen of gore.
Language: Profanity, though not much of it.
Sex: Simulated for comic effect.
Drugs: Pot is consumed.
Parents advisory: As juvenile as these movies are, they're still a bit rough for 12-and-unders.
Take the PG-13 seriously.