A parents guide to select new movies:
'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island'
Rating: PG for some adventure action, and brief mild language
What it's about: The kid from Journey to the Center of the Earth drags his stepdad and others on a quest in search of the island his grandpa disappeared onto.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Vanessa Hudgens, Kentucky native Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson trying to escape giant lizards, ravenous birds and a volcano, in 3-D.
Good lessons/bad lessons: There's nothing cooler than cracking a code.
Violence: Fantastical, rarely life-threatening.
Language: Disney clean.
Sex: A smooch, and Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens compete to see who can wear the tightest shirts.
Drugs and alcohol: None.
Parents' advisory: As action adventures go, this one skews 12 and younger. Suitable for all ages.
'The Woman in Black'
Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and violence/disturbing images
What it's about: A grieving young lawyer faces the supernatural while settling accounts at an old haunted house in 1920s Britain.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Daniel Radcliffe chasing ghosts.
Good lessons/bad lessons: There's no point in trying to reason with the undead.
Violence: Children die, grownups hang themselves.
Language: A teensy bit of mild profanity.
Drugs and alcohol: A spot of brandy, a nip of whiskey.
Parents' advisory: Small children are likely to have a few nightmares after seeing this. Suitable for 11 and older.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel