Rating: PG for mild thematic elements
What it’s about: An orphaned girl is oppressed by her stepmother and stepsisters until a fairy godmother and a Prince Charming rescue her from a life of drudgery.
The kid attractor factor: A “Disney Princess” takes a curtain call in this new live-action adaptation.
Good lessons/bad lessons: “Just because it’s what’s done doesn’t mean it’s what should be done.”
Violence: Off-camera deaths
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Disney cleavage
Parents’ advisory: Not the lightest or briefest version of this tale, a bit of a test for tiny tykes. OK for 6-and-up.
Run All Night
Rating: R for strong violence, language including sexual references, and some drug use
What it’s about: An alcoholic retired hit man tries to save his estranged son from murderous mobsters.
The kid attractor factor: It has a first-person shooter video game vibe about it, and the body count to match.
Good lessons/bad lessons: “That’s life. It doesn’t offer any do-overs.”
Violence: Almost constant, bloody, brutal and personal
Language: Pretty profane
Drugs: Cocaine, alcohol and cigarettes. Lots of smokes.
Parents’ advisory: Entirely too adult and too violent for children, OK for 15-and-up.
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