A parents' guide to select new movies:
'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil'
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor, language and action
What it's about: Granny, a secret recipe and Hansel and Gretel are missing. Can Red Riding Hood and her pal, the wolf, save them?
The Kid Attractor Factor: A fairy tale mash-up in animated 3-D
Good lessons/bad lessons: "A person can never really fail unless they give up."
Violence: Cartoon punchings, squishings, etc.
Language: A "dammit Jim" Star Trek joke
Drugs and alcohol: Cocktails in a nightclub
Parents' advisory: OK for all ages, but if the kids were old enough to have seen the original in theaters (2005), they've outgrown this one.
Rating: PG for mild language and a brief fight
What it's about: Assorted kids at a suburban high school obsess about the year-end dance and all it portends.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Attractive teens coping with young love, awkwardness and their first serious thoughts of "the future"
Good lessons/bad lessons: Don't get too caught up in expecting that "one perfect moment," because to most kids, prom isn't all that.
Violence: One fistfight
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Flirting and the occasional smooch
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: Disney's version of high school lacks the "real" problems of "real" high schools, but that makes it suitable for all ages.