Movie News & Reviews

Family reviews: ‘Bolt,' ‘Twilight'

A parents' guide to select new movies:


Rating: PG for some mild action and peril.

What it's about: The canine star of a TV show doesn't realize he's not really a super dog when he gets lost and has to find his way home to his little girl.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Disney and “cartoon” and “3-D glasses.” Miley Cyrus voices the dog's owner.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Friends always help you out, even when you don't ask for it.

Violence: A pretty intense kid-in-a-burning-building scene.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: None.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: A hipper Disney gets back to basics in this showbiz-savvy romp that's really just a story of a girl and her dog.


Rating: PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality.

What it's about: The new girl in a rural high school is every boy's object of desire, but she only has eyes for the pale boy with the white, white teeth.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Vampires, dreamboats and young love.

Good lessons/bad lessons: That first great love will make you ignore a lot of flaws in Mr. Right — that's he's of the undead, for instance.

Violence: Mostly off camera, until the finale.

Language: Surprisingly clean.

Sex: Quite chaste, save for one seriously hot and heavy moment.

Drugs: Not in this high school.

Parents' advisory: Pretty tame and teen-friendly, for a vampire thriller based on a romance novel.

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