A parents guide to select new movies:
'Shrek Forever After'
Rating: PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.
What it's about: Shrek sees what his world would be like if he'd never lived and must win Fiona all over again to set things right.
The Kid Attractor Factor: The friendly green ogre does battle with witches and Rumpelstiltskin, and deals with diapers and Donkey.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Never sign a contract without reading the fine print.
Violence: Cartoon clashes.
Language: Mild-mannered profanity.
Drugs and alcohol: None.
Parents' advisory: More kid-friendly (fewer adult jokes) than previous Shrek sequels, suitable for ages 5 and older.
Rating: PG for some suggestive material and brief language.
What it's about: Plain Jane physical therapist falls for the NBA star she is trying to rehab.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Queen Latifah, Common, the NBA.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Men of substance will choose character over arm candy.
Language: A teensy bit of profanity.
Drugs and alcohol: Party situations.
Parents' advisory: The basketball background will be more interesting to kids than the romance at the center of this. Best for ages 13 and older.