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Family reviews: 'The Last Song,' 'Clash of the Titans'

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."

Violence: Fisticuffs.

Language: The p-word, the b-word. Pretty mild.

Sex: Characters have some sexual history, but nothing on screen.

Drugs: Alcohol.

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.

Drugs: None.

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.

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