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.
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.
PAIN & GAIN
Rating: R for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use.
What it's about: Dimwitted bodybuilders turn to a life of crime in 1990s Miami.
The kid attractor factor: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie pumped up to the point of idiocy.
Good lessons, bad lessons: "Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it."
Violence: Graphic and gruesome, when it comes.
Language: Profane in the extreme.
Sex: Yes, with nudity, comical innuendo, sex toys and homophobia.
Drugs: Cocaine, among other vices.
Parents advisory: Entirely too violent and drug-spattered for anybody under 15.