A parents' guide to select new movies:
'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole'
Rating: PG for some sequences of scary action
What it's about: Heroic owls are summoned to save victim owls from the predations of evil, enslaving owls.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It's based on a popular series of novels about cute but fearsome birds that battle for the soul of the owl worlds.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Jealousy and resentment cloud your ability to see right from wrong.
Violence: Owl fights, owl brainwashing
Language: Profanity-free Australian accents
Sex: Not a hint
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: This dense children's fantasy might test the patience of very young moviegoers. Suitable for age 8 and older.'Devil'
Rating: PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references
What it's about: Strangers get stuck on an elevator, and one of them might be Satan.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Satan and other scary things from "the mind of M. Night Shyamalan."
Good lessons/bad lessons: To err is human, to forgive keeps the Devil at bay.
Violence: Gruesome deaths
Language: Some profanity
Sex: None, but sexual references turn up
Drugs and alcohol: Alcoholism is discussed.
Parents' advisory: Preachy, inadvertently sexist, but by far more positive than your typical horror movie. Suitable for age 12 and older.