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Family reviews: 'Earth,' 'Fighting'

Family Reviews

A parents' guide to select new movies:


Rating: G.

What it's about: A documentary trip from pole to pole, showing endangered polar bears, embattled elephants and other creatures in their natural setting, a setting that is challenging because of climate change.

The Kid Attractor Factor: All sorts of funny, cute critters.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Make every day Earth Day.

Violence: Lions attacking an elephant, sharks eating seals, nature being natural.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: None.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: A solid sampler of the best material from BBC nature documentaries.


Rating: PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language.

What it's about: An Alabama boy turned New York hustler makes his mark in unsanctioned, no-holds-barred mixed-martial arts fights.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Channing Tatum of Step Up stars.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Even hustlers gets hustled.

Violence: Vicious brawls, a minor shooting, not a lot of blood.

Language: Rare profanity.

Sex: Suggested.

Drugs: A hint of alcohol.

Parents' advisory: Pretty violent in spite of its sweet streak.

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