Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language
What its about: A seasoned cop takes a wannabe cop who is engaged to his sister on for a rough and tumble day of police work.
The kid attractor factor: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, acting tough, talking tough and mixing it up.
Good lessons / bad lessons: Video games are great training for a gun fight.
Violence: Brawls, shootouts, a little blood here and there.
Language: The occasional f-bomb is dropped.
Sex: Discussed, flirted with, and theres a trip to a strip club.
Parents advisory: A bit rough for a PG-13, but it is a comedy and the violence is often played for laughs, as troubling as that can be. OK for 13-and-up.
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language
What its about: An idealistic, college-educated Marine is recruited to the CIA and investigates a shady Russian plot to send America into a depression.
The kid attractor factor: Chris (Capt. Kirk) Pine as a secret agent, with Keira Knightley as his lady friend and lots of spy games for them to partake in.
Good lessons / bad lessons: There are a lot of ways for those who hate us to bring us low.
Violence: Shootings, combat sequences, a bloody and gruesome brawl.
Language: Momentary blasts of profanity.
Drugs: Alcohol is consumed.
Parents advisory: Pretty tame, for a no-holds-barred spy thriller in the modern mold, OK for 12-and-up.