A parents' guide to select new movies:
‘Confessions of a Shopaholic'
Rating: PG for some mild language and thematic elements.
What it's about: A young journalist begins a column for a financial planning magazine but secretly has a serious lack of planning in her own finances.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Isla Fisher is the young woman who can't say no — to playing dress-up or charging things on her credit card.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Sooner or later, you have to pay for all that stuff you charged on plastic.
Language: A smattering of profanity.
Sex: Who has time?
Drugs and alcohol: Tequila shots to forget all that shopping.
Parents' advisory: A little more cautionary than perhaps was intended, still not suitable for 12-and-unders.
‘Friday the 13th'
Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material.
What it's about: Young people visit Crystal Lake, where Jason slashed people to death 29 years ago, and meet the same fate.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It's this week's horror movie. You know they're going to try and sneak into this.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Premarital sex will get you beheaded.
Violence: “Slasher movie” should be on the poster.
Language: Profanity, and a lot of it.
Sex: Fairly graphic, too.
Drugs and alcohol: Pot, alcohol of various vintages.
Parents' advisory: If it's not the slashing, it's the sex. Keep your kids out of this.