Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.
Rating: R for strong, disturbing violence and some language
What it's about: One night a year, murder and mayhem are allowed as America's means of purging itself of its violent urges.
The kid-attractor factor: Horror that has no supernatural element. And kids love satire, right?
Good lessons/bad lessons: It isn't our violence that makes us human. It's our compassion.
Violence: Grim, gory and personal
Language: Some profanity
Parents' advisory: Over-the-top violent, entirely too grisly for younger kids. OK for 16-and-up.
Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language
What it's about: A couple of middle-aged office workers lose their jobs and take on Google company internships as a last resort.
The kid-attractor factor: Seeing high-tech-impaired Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson go through what a lot of kids' parents are going through.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Sometimes the long shots pay off the biggest."
Violence: A strip-club brawl
Language: Profanity here and there
Sex: Lap dancing, played for crude laughs
Drugs: Many tequila shots are consumed, pot is joked about.
Parents' advisory: A lot milder than "Wedding Crashers," with teen-friendly gags – suitable for 13-and-up.