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Family Watch: Orphan girl rescued in ‘Cinderella’


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

Drugs: None

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

Sex: None

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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