A parents guide to select new movies:
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo
What it's about: Capt. Jack Sparrow joins Blackbeard's crew and Penélope Cruz as they search for the Fountain of Youth.
The Kid Attractor Factor: More Caribbean piracy, fighting and flirting
Good lessons/bad lessons: A good parent sacrifices for his or her child, not the other way around.
Violence: Quite a bit; nothing horribly bloody though
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Flirting, innuendo, near-nude mermaids
Drugs and alcohol: Yo ho ho, there's a lot of rum
Parents' advisory: Less frightening, more action-packed and kid-friendly than most of the Pirates films, OK for 10 and older.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language
What it's about: A warrior priest goes to battle against vampires in this comic-book adaptation.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Fights with vampires that involve Cam Gigandet and Lily Collins
Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes, you have to go against the church to find your religion.
Violence: Lots and lots
Language: Some profanity
Sex: Avoided, carefully
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: One of many recent B-movies about battles with vampires, the violence rules out younger viewers. OK for 12 and older.