A parents' guide to select new movies:
'I Am Number 4'
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language
What it's about: Good-looking teens who live among us were the "gifted" on their home planet, and those who destroyed that planet are hunting them here on Earth.
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The Kid Attractor Factor: Aliens and ray guns and beasts and Alex Pettyfer and that cute blonde from Glee
Good lessons/bad lessons: Don't take stupid risks with your life; you're needed "for a higher purpose."
Violence: Plenty of fist fights and dagger duels, but not much blood
Language: Maybe six swear words, but not the big ones
Sex: Hot teens making goo-goo eyes at one another
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: This action-adventure is sort of a teen sci-fi Twilight without the threat of sex; suitable for 11 and older.
'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never'
What it's about: Home movies, concert footage and backstage moments show us what it's like to be Justin Bieber.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Justin Bieber in all his mop-topped glory
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Follow your dreams," and being a teen idol isn't all fun and concerts
Violence: Slap fights, all in good clean fun
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Justin topless, tossing his hair. As close as this movie gets to "sex."
Drugs and alcohol: Not a hint
Parents' advisory: Suitable for all ages; intended for girls 10-16, who are the only ones who can hear those high-pitched screams.