A parents' guide to select new movies:
What it's about: A documentary trip from pole to pole, showing endangered polar bears, embattled elephants and other creatures in their natural setting, a setting that is challenging because of climate change.
The Kid Attractor Factor: All sorts of funny, cute critters.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Make every day Earth Day.
Violence: Lions attacking an elephant, sharks eating seals, nature being natural.
Language: Disney clean.
Parents' advisory: A solid sampler of the best material from BBC nature documentaries.
Rating: PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language.
What it's about: An Alabama boy turned New York hustler makes his mark in unsanctioned, no-holds-barred mixed-martial arts fights.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Channing Tatum of Step Up stars.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Even hustlers gets hustled.
Violence: Vicious brawls, a minor shooting, not a lot of blood.
Language: Rare profanity.
Drugs: A hint of alcohol.
Parents' advisory: Pretty violent in spite of its sweet streak.