Movie News & Reviews

Family reviews: 'Duplicity,' 'Knowing'

A parental guide to select new movies:


Rating: PG-13 for language and some sexual content.

What it's about: Two spies flirt and fight and trick one another as they scheme for their respective corporate bosses.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Spy ware and spy talk.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Nobody trusts anybody. We just cop to it."

Violence: Nothing on screen.

Language: An honest PG-13, some profanity

Sex: Discussed, implied, nothing graphic.

Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol.

Parents' advisory: Too sophisticated for the very young, but clever 13-and-ups will get it.


Rating: PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.

What it's about: A scientist gets wrapped up in a page covered with numbers that comes from a time capsule, numbers that seem to predict future disasters.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Spooky horror meets mysterious sci-fi.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Listen to the crazy people.

Violence: Spectacular plane and train accidents.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: None.

Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol is consumed.

Parents' advisory: It's a bit harrowing for 10-and-unders.

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