A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of Western violence including disturbing images.
What it's about: A teenager hires a marshal to hunt down her daddy's killer.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Horses, shoot-outs, a smart-aleck if humorless 14-year-old.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "You must pay for everything in this world, one way or another."
Violence: Shootings, stabbings, a snake attack.
Language: A little Old West profanity, here and there.
Sex: Blessedly chaste in this regard, save for Matt Damon flirting.
Drugs and alcohol: Whiskey is consumed in copious quantities.
Parents' advisory: The tone is different from the John Wayne movie that parents will remember, but it's still kid-friendly, if occasionally violent. OK for 10 and older.
'How Do You Know'
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language.
What it's about: An athlete faces the end of her career and tries to catch up on the romance that she has missed.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Reese Witherspoon, left, the always funny Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Figure out what you want, and learn how to ask for it."
Language: They had to edit down the profanity and barely qualified for PG-13.
Sex: Nothing graphic.
Drugs and alcohol: A drunk scene.
Parents' advisory: Pretty adult in theme and subject matter, but OK for 13 and older.