A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language
What it's about: The son of an Internet pioneer searches for his missing dad and stumbles into an electronic world of Dad's creation.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Science fiction built around a cult-hit film and a series of video games, with Garrett Hedlund in the lead role.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Imperfection is what makes us human."
Violence: Stylized video-game slaughter, with digital blue blood, etc.
Language: A d-word, here and there.
Sex: None, despite the presence of Olivia Wilde.
Drugs: An exotic cocktail or two is offered.
Parents' advisory: A bit dense and slow for the very young, suitable for 10 and older.
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor
What it's about: Hanging out with a smarter-than-the-average bear in Jellystone Park
The Kid Attractor Factor: The character has been around forever, but this time he's in 3-D. And Boo Boo is voiced by Justin Timberlake.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "You can never fail if you never stop trying."
Violence: Mild-mannered slapstick
Language: Disney clean, with the odd butt joke.
Parents' advisory: A harmless very small child-friendly boy-meets-girl and bear-steals-pic-a-nic-basket comedy, suitable for 8 and younger.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel