A parents' guide to select new movies:
'The Last Song'
Rating: PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language.
What it's about: A troubled teen finds romance and renewal when she spends the summer at her dad's beach house.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Miley Cyrus, making goo-goo eyes with her new off-camera flame, Liam Hemsworth.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "People make mistakes. Even the people we love."
Language: The p-word, the b-word. Pretty mild.
Sex: Characters have some sexual history, but nothing on screen.
Parents' advisory: Not as squeaky clean as some Nicholas Sparks adaptations, but still Miley fan-friendly. OK for 10 and older.
'Clash of the Titans'
Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality.
What it's about: Men revolt against their cruel gods, and only Perseus can save them from the gods' wrath.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Sword and sorcery, brawls with supernatural creatures.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "The oldest stories ever told are written in the stars."
Violence: Oh, yes: decapitations, drownings, incinerations, impalings.
Language: Medusa's nickname rhymes with "witch."
Sex: "Sensuality." That Zeus, he got around.
Parents' advisory: More violent and intense (thanks to 3-D) than the Clash of Titans of yore. It's still suitable for 10 and older.