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Family reviews: 'Babies,' 'Iron Man 2'


Rating: PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout.

What it's about: We follow babies from four different cultures through their first year of life.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Seeing how babies entertain themselves in places without Little Einsteins DVDs.

Good lessons/bad lessons: It really does "take a village" to raise a child. Gadgets help, too.

Violence: None.

Language: Almost dialogue-free.

Sex: Infant and mother nudity.

Drugs and alcohol: None.

Parents' advisory: A little childhood development and a lesson in the diversity of cultures, all in one kid-friendly documentary.'Iron Man 2'

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language.

What it's about: Iron Man has new foes to fight, new friends to help him fight them.

The Kid Attractor Factor: A comic book adaptation with action and a little edge.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes, it isn't obvious just what parents pass down to their kids.

Violence: Lots and lots of it, with blood.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: Scarlett Johansson joins the cast and is leered at.

Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol is consumed.

Parents' advisory: The fantasy-violence and profanity aren't so extreme as to make this unsuitable for anybody older than 10.

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