A parents' guide to select new movies:
What it's about: Two competing prides of lions and a lone cheetah mom are followed in this nature documentary.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Cute animals struggling with nature in all its harsh, rough-edged glory
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Never get fresh with an ostrich" and the like
Violence: Lion attacks, a crocodile attack, hyenas, nothing terribly gruesome
Language: Disney clean
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: Gentler, more entertaining and far prettier than the similar The Last Lions, this is suitable for the whole family.
'Atlas Shrugged, Part 1'
Rating: PG-13 "for some sexuality"
What it's about: Visionary titans of industry fight to assert their individuality in the face of competitors who don't want to compete and their government lackeys.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Some teens will have encountered the Ayn Rand novel and be curious.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Greed is good; unions, government safety regulations are bad.
Language: Pretty clean
Sex: A couple of scenes involving intercourse, handled with discretion.
Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol
Parents' advisory: Entirely too talky for younger kids, suitable for 15 and older, teens looking for one-third of a book report.