A parents' guide to select new movies:
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Rating: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language.
What it's about: Germans plot to rid themselves of Adolf Hitler in the last year of World War II.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Tom Cruise in an eye patch, World War II history.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Some sacrifices you make for history's sake.
Language: Some profanity.
Parents' advisory: Suitable for teen agers who are into history, over the heads of kids younger than 13.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity.
What it's about: A dead cop wanders The City, foiling crooks and battling his arch-nemesis. Yes, it's a comic-book movie.
The Kid Attractor Factor: A hot young cast and a lurid, comic-book look.
Good lessons/bad lessons: If your mom named you “Octopus,” chances are you're going to turn out bad.
Violence: Almost constant.
Language: Old fashioned gee-whiz and its ilk.
Sex: Belly dancing, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes, only here for ogling.
Parents' advisory: Entirely too violent for younger children; teenagers into graphic novels are an appropriate audience.