A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG for some mild language and brief questionable behavior.
What it's about: Workaholic dad picks up stock tips and how-to-live-life advice by visiting his daughter's imaginary world.
The kid attractor factor: Eddie Murphy, left, a cute kid and wacky singing and dancing.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Listen to your kids. They have the best stock tips.
Language: Quite clean.
Drugs: A child is force-fed Red Bull.
Parents' advisory: A shockingly sweet and surprisingly charming Murphy comedy, but too slow and talky for very young children.
'The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3'
Rating: R for violence and pervasive language.
What it's about: A gang seizes a New York subway car and threatens to kill passengers unless the city and subway dispatcher meet their demands.
The kid attractor factor: Travolta and Denzel, chases, shootouts and thrills.
Good lessons/bad lessons: You can find out anything about anybody on that Internet thingy.
Violence: Shootings, the threat of more shootings and perilous crashes.
Language: Plenty of profanity.
Sex: Teen Internet flirtation.
Parents' advisory: A summer thriller that's heavy on violence and profanity. Take the R seriously. Not for kids.