Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers
“Horrible Bosses 2”
Rating: R for strong crude sexual content and language throughout
What it’s about: The three losers from “Horrible Bosses” seek revenge on the ruthless businessman who stole their company from them.
The kid attractor factor: Inept criminals played by the screeching Charlie Day, the dopey Jason Sudeikis and the slow-burning Jason Bateman
Good lessons/bad lessons: Revenge never goes the way you plan.
Violence: Kidnapping, shooting, a murder
Language: Just filthy
Sex: Discussed, in all its kinky variations, thanks to Jennifer Aniston
Parents’ advisory: Definition of bad parenting? Anybody who brings a child under 13 to this.
“Penguins of Madagascar”
Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor
What it’s about: We see how those over-exposed commando-penguins from “Madagascar” first teamed up, and go with them on their most dangerous mission.
The kid attractor factor: It’s “Madagascar” stripped to its funniest characters.
Good lessons/bad lessons: “Looks don’t matter. It’s what you do that counts.”
Violence: Cartoon slapstick
Language: “Parker Posey!” is as dirty as it gets.
Sex: “ZOOmates! We were never mates. There was no mating!”
Parents’ advisory: Skews younger, with jokes aimed at 8-and-below, with verbal humor intended for parents